Class Meetings…Decisions, Decisions!

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Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in Classroom | Posted on July 24, 2014

Each week, normally on a Thursday, we have a class meeting. It gives everyone a chance to have their say, listen to other opinions and make decisions about the things that happen in our classroom.

At the start of the year we set our class meeting expectations. You can see what they are if you watch the video below. We have an agenda with some items that Mrs Placek and Miss Crowther put on before the meeting and we have a ‘Car Park’ for other items that we want to discuss. The car park has four sections and you write your idea or question on a sticky note and put it in the appropriate space. It can be anonymous.

car park

There are two chair people and a minutes secretary. These are three of our classroom monitor jobs and they are very popular! We swap monitor jobs throughout the year so different people can have an opportunity to lead our class meetings. Click on the link below to read the minutes of today’s meeting.

Class Minutes 2014 24 07 2014

Our class meetings run for about half an hour. You can watch an edited version below.

 

Do you like participating in meetings? Why/Why not?

 

What would you add to our class meeting car park?

 

 

We’re Back!

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Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in Classroom | Posted on January 30, 2014

Today was the first day of Term 1, 2014. We were really excited to be back at school to see our friends again and check out our new room. It was a busy day which went really fast.

For the first seven days we are participating in the T.E.A.M Program. It stands for Together Everyone Achieves More. Together we will be making decisions about how our classroom will run and how we will learn. We will also be learning new things about each other.

One of the things we worked on today was our Class Constitution, or Class Code.  A constitution is basically a set of rules.  Australia has one and we watched a short video clip to learn a bit more about it.  Click HERE to watch it.  There are eight chapters in Australia’s Constitution and five parts in the 5/6 Constitution.  We worked in small teams to create:

Learning Expectations

Behavioural Expectations

Organisational Expectations

Rewards and Consequences Processes

Administration Procedures

 

The Organisational Chapter Draft

The Organisational Chapter Draft

 

Rewards and Consequences Draft

Rewards and Consequences Draft

 

You can read our draft Class Constitution below.  We will be voting tomorrow on whether or not to use it.

 

What do you like about our Class Constitution?

What should we change?

 

Do you have a Class Constitution? What are some of your rules?

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