Mrs. Heysler's 4th and 5th Grade 2018-19


Monday September 17

  • 5:30PM-School Board
Thursday September 20
  • 8AM Coffee with Mrs. D

Classroom News:

 Welcome to a new school year! This will be an exciting year with some fantastic changes to what we are doing in the 4/5.  

Our school wide theme is Agents of Learning.  Throughout the year we will be working on the work study practices of self-direction, collaboration, creativity and communication. These all add to student agency which can be seen as the opposite of helplessness. This is the concept that students can be empowered when they have independence and control in their environment.  Students  who feel as though they have some control and influence in how or what they learn have a sense of agency.

Throughout the year, your students will be coming home to share rubrics that reflect these kinds of skills. 

Once a week students will be participating in a Genius Hour project.  Students will choose a topic to research that they are passionate about and spend several weeks learning about it. Watch for more information about this here. 

If you ever have any questions, drop me a line at:


Students should be practicing math facts and reading nightly

As students begin to work on Passion Projects,  they will  be self assigning homework.  We will all work together to figure out just how much each individual needs to do to accomplish their goals 
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Joan Heysler,
Jan 4, 2018, 5:51 AM
Joan Heysler,
Jan 4, 2018, 5:51 AM