Rectory students in grades 2-5 joined 4 million students from around the world in the Global Read Aloud program. The project was created by Pernille Ripp in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. Since then millions of connections have been made in more than 86 different countries. Share their experience by reading the full article.
Ready to be Empowered
Working in collaboration, elementary students, parents, and classroom teachers determine three individual goals for each child to achieve during the school year. Goals are designed to be developmentally appropriate for each child and may encompass the following categories: Social, Academic, and Organizational. We believe that the need to reflect on our experiences, as individuals, and as a community, is essential to our continued growth.
Documentation of children’s learning is gathered in portfolios that include goals, rubrics, anecdotal records, samples of children’s work, and assessment–formative and summative. Both teacher and child share in the process of selecting material for portfolios, which provides abundant opportunities for self-assessment and conversations. This reflection leads to realistic and meaningful feedback about the achievement for both current and future learning expectations. Building the portfolio is an ongoing process throughout the school year, and the student and classroom teacher may submit entries. It enables children to construct for themselves an authentic and lasting sense of personal value and competence.
Spring Shared Conferences
Unlike typical Parent-Teacher Conferences, Rectory's Spring Shared Conferences include and are led by the children. Looking through the portfolio with their parents and teacher during Spring Shared Conferences allows our students to reflect on their work, notice what has changed, and look ahead and plan for what still needs to be done.
Mrs. Finnegan's K-1 class had a great field trip to Sunset Orchards the first week of October. Students were able to pick apples, read stories, and taste apple cider at the orchard. The class also stopped for lunch at Mrs. Carpenter's house where they met mini-mancha dairy goats. Read more about this exciting day by clicking through.
For the second year in a row, our Grades 2, 3, and 4 children will participate in the 2019 Global Read Aloud.