Archives for February 2014

CREW update

Have you been wondering what your students are learning and talking about during Crew on Monday, Wednesday and Friday? February brings a new structure and focus to weekly Crew time. Each of our three Crew days will have a unique focus and will support students in developing our WoRLD habits of Wonder, Respect, Responsibility, Leadership and Determination.

Each Monday classrooms across the school will partner-up and form Crew Buddies. Crew Buddies will work together on literacy activities such as partner reading. Crew Buddies will give our older students an opportunity to demonstrate leadership as they work with their younger peers.

Wednesdays are ‘grade level choice’ and each team will chose between Goal Setting, Adventure/Fitness or Service Learning. Ask your student what their Wednesday Crew time is focusing on to learn more.

Friday Crew meetings will focus on affirmations and Community Crew Circles. Fridays will be a time for grade level teams and/or individual classrooms to celebrate students’ accomplishments and to publicly recognize students for students of the WoRLD. We highly encourage you to stop by Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 10:45-11:15 to participate in Crew with your child.

TIME Collaborative

Centennial is participating in the TIME Collaborative program, initiated by The National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL), which is dedicated to expanding learning time to improve student achievement and enable a well-rounded education.

Starting in 2013 and throughout 2014, a team from Centennial will be working to develop extended learning opportunities in our school. This could include a longer school day with more enrichment time, or perhaps a longer school year. Expanded learning time can transform the educational experience for students as well as the professional experience for teachers. Time creates more opportunities for high quality instruction, targeted intervention and acceleration, engaging enrichments, and teacher collaboration.

The TIME Collaborative program works hand in hand with Expeditionary Learning to develop best learning practices for our CREW.

The timeline for this process goes throughout April 2014 and parent input is encourage. Please consider attending the Time Collaborative meeting Tuesday, February 4th at 5pm in the Centennial Library.

 

For more information:

http://www.timeandlearning.org/time-collaborative?q=colorado