Here are Evan and Taylor writing schedule plans for our Portfolio work. This collection of student work is being assembled by the kids at digication.com, and will play a role in Exhibitions, scheduled for May 14-16. We took forty minutes last week to engage in long-term plans for those two activities, plus the Maker Faire and the Enlightenment Games.
In addition to these, the children are reading independently, their books from 2012-2013 listed as a Personal Library. The PL will soon gain one or two writing assignments from me, unique to each student, which the kids will undertake, revise, and load into their portfolios over the next four weeks.
In other words, there is plenty of work to be done. I don't assign problem sets for homework, but I do expect the kids to build their skills at recognizing what needs to be done, estimating what will need to be done at home versus what can be completed in work time at school, and planning accordingly.
If you'd like a closer look at what we're up to, stop in the room anytime. All our notes are posted there.