We have added a new feature in our classroom. When children read just right books, they should know almost all of the words in their book choices. However, if they come across a word they don’t know, they may add it to our “Wonder Words”. We define the words together. They are very enthusiastic about this activity and their vocabulary is growing! I have a hunch that I’ll start to see these words in their written assignments.
During reading today, we defined gawked, cinch, instantaneous, unravel, and feeble.
What is a 21st Century teacher? This topic is being debated in the world of education today. At KRCS, we believe that within the context of mastering core subjects, 21st century learning includes:
1. Global awareness
2. Creativity and innovation
3. Critical thinking and problem solving
4. Collaboration and communication
5. Information media and technology skills
6. Life and career skills