Each year my students' create Hopes & Dreams for their year in 2nd grade. Throughout the year we reflect on our goals and our progress towards meeting them. I am looking forward to sharing my students' Hopes & Dreams during our upcoming goal setting conferences as it sets a positive focus for our meeting. From the start of the year I work hard to create an environment that reflects each learner, making them feel safe to take risks, try something new and grow in their learning. Children have an active roll in helping to create a productive, encouraging environment for each other and understand we have values & expectations to help meet our Hopes & Dreams. (See post below) The Responsive Classroom approach nicely encompasses my belief in the importance of social learning and environment created in the first few weeks of the new school year. You can learn more about RC here.