First, in small groups we made lists of what helps and hinders our learning. Mrs Compton-Moen told us she got this idea from a favourite blog of her’s called What Ed Said. We got together to talk about these lists and from that we identified the areas we felt strongly would help us make 8C a good environment for learning.
Giving stuff a go
Working in groups
In small groups, we took one of these areas and wrote a statement about something we were all prepared to do. As a class, we talked about these statements. Mrs Compton-Moen and Miss Fairhall keep telling us how important it was that our Essential Agreement came from us and not our teachers.
At the very end, when we were all happy, we discussed how we wanted to present it. We decided on a flower because 8C is like a learning garden. Here’s a photo of our Essential Agreement.