This conference day I am trying something different. The 5th graders successfully completed Student Led Conferences earlier in the year with their Mrs.Zavon, and they found it was beneficial to the parents, the students, and the teachers. Once I heard about their experience, I was ready to try it out with the 4th graders. I loved the idea of the students taking ownership of their own learning. Not only can they share their achievements, but they can also reflect on the areas they need to work on in order to improve. It is a time for my students to reflect honestly and make goals. We have been diligently writing reflections this week to share with the parents. My plan was for each child to reflect on a quality piece of writing, share areas of growth in math and/or Social Studies, share achievements in Jewish Studies, and strengths and weaknesses in their work habits. The students also wrote new goals for the last nine weeks. They also had to show their technology skills by hyperlinking, adding images, properly citing their images, and provide evidence for their parents. They will reflect on the experience on their blogs after conference day. Stay tuned our first SLC‘s in 4th grade.
Check out some of their reflections: