This fall, students across grade levels were asked to use Harding's Community Code to compose their own class “constitutions.” This simple but powerful exercise empowered students to create the type of classroom where everyone can learn and thrive. In fifth grade, students used Design Thinking to collaborate via Google Docs and dry erase table tops. After that exercise, one student took this project to the next level by designing a quilt to highlight her homeroom's rules and then presented it to her class.
Across the campus in PreK, students and teachers created classroom rules together by brainstorming responses to the question: how do we keep each other safe and happy while we learn? Once the collaboration was complete everyone signed the document during their special Classroom Rules Thumbprint Ceremony.