We've been talking a lot about belonging as we create our fourth grade classroom community. We have the unique privilege of spending the year together and we want to make it THE BEST for each and every individual in the classroom. Check out this awesome, award winning video based on the book The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan.
Belonging doesn't necessarily mean actively including or excluding someone. Creating a sense of belonging means noticing everything. We're noticing when someone looks a little lost, we're making connections, talking with our peers, and going out of the way to make everyone belong.