TLC uses a Reader’s Workshop and Writer’s Workshop format for instruction in reading and writing. Students develop as writers as they participate in mini lessons, literature studies, peer conferences, and one-on-one conferences with their teacher. This child-centered format encourages a lifelong enjoyment of reading and writing, as well as gives students daily opportunities to share their original written work.
Reading and writing workshops are instructional strategies as well as organizational frameworks for language arts instruction. In the workshop, students participate in three broad areas: a mini-lesson conducted by the teacher, writing time, and sharing time. In the workshop strategy, students hold most of the decision-making power regarding material to be read or written, and responses to that reading or writing. The teacher participates as more of a coach or facilitator.
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TLC is even more of a home this year than it used to be!
We appreciate Kiersten for helping settle the K/1 classroom into their new handwashing routine each morning; John, Dan, and Meggan for helping in the morning carline; and Daisy for her office/recycling/trash support!
-H and K
I would like to appreciate Mitzi for her calm, sweet, peaceful, and patient way in the K/1 classroom. She is the best!
I feel so grateful for this school. My kids come home happy each day!