Classroom Partnerships (January 2017)
December has been a busy month for our Classroom Partnership exchanges and teacher training.
Teachers, students and families in grade 4 from Forest Lake and Spring Lake Park met for their second exchange at Wellstone Community Center where they continued to work on team building activities as well as engineering. They look forward to their last exchange in February!
Grade 5 teachers, students and families from Forest Lake and Spring Lake Park met for their second exchange at Minnesota Center for Book Arts in December where they were able to create various types of books from paper and learn about the history of paper and communication. Their last exchange will be in February at Wellstone Community Center.
Grade 2 teachers from Forest Lake, Spring Lake Park, Columbia Heights and St. Anthony kicked off their partnership experience with a full day of teacher training at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts where they were immersed in cooperative learning and culturally relevant teaching strategies to implement in their classroom. They are looking forward to their first exchange in January at Wellstone Community Center.