|We built four picnic tables for our school|
I love this quote from Shira Loewenstein's blog post entitled Does Spelling Count? Mrs. Germann, one of our assistant principal's, shared this article with the faculty and staff recently.
|Dr. H and fourth grade students|
Loewenstein goes on to say, "What if we were to eliminate subjects? What if we said there was no more 'spelling" or "writing" or "math," and we just had "school'?"
I have wondered this myself. How much more fun would school be if students came to school to write, calculate, investigate, research, read, discuss, present, and debate concepts and ideas that were beneficial to them and their community. We have plenty of problems that need to be solved, jobs that need to be done, projects that need to be completed at our school that our boys and girls should stay busy with these days. The role of the teacher is to facilitate these activities so that the boys and girls are exposed to and learn concepts and skills that will help them meet the standards set for them at each grade level.