Ferndale Elementary School

Self Directed Learning Guidelines, K-5

 

 

Choice

Data

Reflection

Support

Kinder-garten

Making guided choices at center time, moving towards task completion, and establishing school routines with teacher support, Service Learning

Thinking of goals with teacher support, using a progress profile to track progress

Reflecting on class work and behavior through songs, poems, stories, rich dialogue and teacher acknowledgement

Teacher support includes visual schedules, modeling step  by step approaches, practicing tasks and behaviors

First
Grade

Guided choices of where to work during Readers Workshop, deciding what to work on during independent time, Service Learning

Using a progress profile to track progress with teacher support.

Reflecting on class work and behavior through songs, poems, stories,rich dialogue and teacher support

Teacher support includes visual schedules, modeling step  by step approaches, practicing tasks and behaviors

Second
Grade

Guided choice for Independent Work Choices within the framework of the class, Peer Support, Service Learning

Using a progress profile to track progress, setting academic goals with teacher support based on individual ability

Reflecting on class work and behavior with workshop conference framework and rich dialogue.

Teacher support includes visual schedules, modeling step  by step approaches, practicing tasks and behaviors

Third
Grade

Independent Work Choices within the framework of the class, Peer Support, Teachers model processes needed to complete projects, Service Learning

Using a progress profile to track progress, setting academic goals with teacher support based on individual ability

Reflecting on class work and behavior with workshop conference framework and rich dialogue.

Celebrations of completed projects through workshop and presentation formats with student choice on presentation formats I.E. - posters, songs, video, etc.

Fourth
Grade

Independent Projects, Peer Support, Service Learning

Using a progress profile to track progress, setting academic goals with teacher support based on individual ability

Rich dialogue and Focus Study Groups

Celebrations of completed projects through workshop and presentation formats with student choice on presentation formats I.E. - posters, songs, video, etc.

Fifth
Grade

Independent Projects, Service Learning, Student Council Leadership to help with school wide decision making, Independent Capstone Portfolios*

Using a progress profile to track progress, setting academic goals

Rich dialogue and Focus Study Groups

Celebrations of completed projects through workshop and presentation formats with student choice on presentation formats I.E. - posters, songs, video, etc.

 
*Student Led Conferences, K-5,
*Technology available to enhance independent learning, K-5
*Capstone Portfolio is a combination of all data folders and projects from K-5