One Sunflower

sweet spot

on November 15, 2011

We’re in a sweet spot in my classroom right now.  The children know the routines, they are getting to know their peers enough to know which ones they enjoy being with and they are even beginning to know what quality work looks like.

Now it’s time to push them into the risky zone – a place of learning something new: connecting  with new peers, interacting in new ways with materials,  bringing new learning to print materials and picture writing.  Of course risky behaviors will come along side as well but that’s how we’ll  move to another sweet spot.

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4 responses to “sweet spot

  1. Ruth says:

    Love this. It captures our classrooms — the balance between comfort and risk; savoring and nudging. I’m glad to see some of you students in action. Thanks for sharing today, Ruth

  2. Amanda says:

    So true!! I love the pictures and can see how comfortable they feel. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Linda Baie says:

    Love to see the photos of your students being so focused and busy. And, I agree, when they are comfortable, it’s time to take another learning risk. Great to see that you notice and plan and act.

  4. elsie says:

    The students are so engaged in their work, “they are even beginning to know what quality work looks like” is soooo key. Wonderful peek into your class!

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