Stories from the Field

 We’ve had amazing feedback the past few months about our Core Competencies Student Reflection and Self-Assessment document. It’s been exciting to hear the various ways teachers are using this document, and making it come alive for themselves and their students.

Sharon Langlois from Salmon Arm West Elementary was sharing with her colleagues about how she uses the doc in a workshop this fall, and was kind enough to share with us all!

“I have a master copy of each and a few ready copies so that I can grab one when the opportunity presents.  I usually get the (grade 2/3) class to decide which category the event might fall under and they help choose the best descriptor.
So far, I have done the writing, consulting with the class or individuals and try to have some kind of "evidence" to put on the sheet.
This process has proven especially effective in:
1.helping myself and students get to know the core competencies
2.reinforcing positive choices, which so often follows up with wonderful "copycat" behaviour
3.students taking pride in their learning in a concrete way
There is an entry point for everyone.”

Sharon displays the student self-assessment and class self-assessment sheets on a bulletin board outside her class, and sheets get added as the students and class progress to working on new competencies or facets. See their amazing work below!

Bulletin Board with various reflection and self-assessment docs

Class reflection and class assessment

Do you have a story about meaningful K-3 Literacy that you’d like to share? Email us to let us know - we love to feature stories from our educators!