Monday, August 29, 2011


One of the first things we do together at the beginning of the new school year is work on building a learning community in which the learners (students and teachers) in our classroom can enjoy everyday.  During the first week of school, we will devote some time each day to discuss the FOUR TRIBE AGREEMENTS.

The Tribes Agreements are:
  • Mutual Respect - We treat others as we would like to be treated
  • Attentive Listening - We listen with our eyes, ears, and heart
  • Appreciations - We use kind words when we speak to others; no put downs
  • Participation - We have a responsibility to do our best work
It is my hope that our agreements will extend beyond our classroom.