Compass Points is one of our Visible Thinking routines, and the purpose of using it is to exchange ideas and concerns before embarking on a new project or study. How appropriate, then, to use this routine as we embark on a whole new year of learning! The process is simple: we use the points of the compass N (north), S (south), E (east), and W (west) to stand for Needs, Expectations, Suggestions, and Worries. Please take a moment to leave a comment below. Because the main idea behind Visible Thinking is to share and value the thinking of all participants, these comments will be seen by others. This way, we can build on one another's ideas - something your child will hear from me a lot this year! Thank you so much for participating and helping me make sure Curriculum Night is a success!
Here is the format you should follow:
N - What do you NEED to know?
E - What do you EXPECT for your child (or what are you EXCITED about)?
S - What SUGGESTIONS do you have?
W - Do you have any WORRIES about this year?