Monday, June 10, 2013

One of the greatest things about SOLE, in my humble opinion, is the way the students have pulled together as a team. Before we started SOLE they were two separate Grades, Grade 4 and Grade 5. They rarely if ever worked together on their work. Since we started SOLE they keep commenting on how they have learned so much from each other by working together. They compliment each other and work very hard. The Grade 4's want to prove they can work with the Grade 5's and the 5' s want to stay ahead on the scale. It has become more of a natural fit. Now if we could only mix up the groups with an equal amount of boys and girls.

One of the largest things is the fact that the behaviour issues have dropped dramatically. It doesn't mean they are not still there. They are but because the students are addressing the group issues in a positive way the behaviour problems have become very manageable. I keep hearing people say, "We need to get this done. You need to do your part to help. Do you think Mr. Ferguson doesn't notice you aren't working? It will show up clearly when we present and answer questions."  Some are becoming very adept at keeping their group members focused.

We are working to put Videos together of groups working on SOLE, both in the class and at home using Hangouts. We will post them here when they are done.

Our website, www.kidsgotsole.com, had over 500 hits yesterday. Those hits came from over 50 countries from around the world. Some countries , like India, had a huge amount of hits on the site yesterday. We are all amazed and pleased that so many people are looking at what we are doing!