Bowling Green Students Participate in Responsive Classroom Activity

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Students in Meagan Keller’s third-grade class at Bowling Green Elementary School demonstrated their take on a pilot program called “responsive classroom.” During a morning meeting on October 29, the students gathered as a community while merging social, emotional and intellectual learning and creating a climate of trust and respectful interactions.

As the morning began, students came together on the carpet and Ms. Keller introduced the meeting’s theme. The class then split into two circles – one within the other – and students rotated to shake hands with their peers and say good morning.  Ms Keller then led a roll call featuring a special song that engaged students, as each said their name followed by nicknames and words they can be described as. 

Next, Ms. Keller read out numbers for each student and a group task asked them to find peers that had the same digit in the tens place value. The students identified which numbers formed the groups. 

As the discussion concluded, Ms. Keller reviewed the day’s lessons while students answered questions about the different text features included in the morning message.