During Problem-Solving Block this week, we did some quick brainstorming activities to introduce (or re-introduce) the Cross-Curricular Proficiencies that we will be using for goal setting this year. The 6th-8th graders were already familiar with these skills, previously known as the "transferable skills," because of our work during Advisory last year. However, they are new to the 5th graders, and the language has changed slightly for everyone, so it was a great time for a review! The CCPs are skills that can be used in any course at school, but also outside the school building in other facets of life. The categories of the CCPs are: Communication, Problem-Solving, Perseverance, and Citizenship. To see a breakdown of the specific skills that are included in each of those categories and the activities we did together this week, take a look at the slideshow below.
During Integrated Inquiry, students wrapped up doing research on their personal interest inquiry questions and organized their findings. They will be sharing out with others next week and talking about whether they plan to continue focusing on their current topics as we transition to this year's GHOSt Projects, or whether they plan to revise their inquiries.
During PLP time, students wrapped up their Core Values SketchNotes and uploaded them to their PLP websites. They also included a brief description of why each value is especially important to them. Next stop: setting personal and academic goals for the remainder of the year using the CCPs!
What is Flex Time?
OES Friday Flex Time are weekly afternoon blocks designed to offer students opportunities to practice important skills like problem-solving and inquiry through engaging, fun, and often personalized activities. We also use this time to work on our personal learning plans (PLPs).