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Sadie Crout

Unit/Period: Spring 2019

Date of Birth: 6/26/2005

Current Grade: 8th

Passions & Interests: dancing, writing, social activism

Transcript and Documents

‘Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.’

 


Highlight: going to peru for our 8th level trip and finding true happiness & joy in my experiences there

accomplishment: getting more sleep & feeling more rested

Challenge: making a decision about high school & managing insecurity

Hope: finish unfinished PBL Projects


Narratives

Student

At the end of this unit, in June 2019, just a month away - I hope to be grateful for many things. I hope to be, even though I know I will be, incredibly grateful for the Balloon Launch trip and this unit. I really hope that we see some sort of success at the end of this unit, which I would be very grateful for. I hope to be grateful for my time at HPMS, and by then - I'm sure I will have made a decision about next year, so, most of all I hope to be grateful for whatever decision I have made by then. I hope that I am grateful for whatever I am doing at the time, and wherever I know that I will go next. I also hope that I will have learned to be grateful for the things that I have. I am constantly wishing that I had what other people have, because of the situation I am in. I think that I should stop doing this, and appreciate what I do have. The only thing is, that is a bit hard for me to do right now.


School

Sadie, this unit brought you another opportunity to explore and discover more about the human condition. Your focus on the sociological and psychological elements of being human has continued to be a theme in your work throughout the year, and this unit was no exception. You are always able to refine and reframe your thinking, thoughtfully developing a question and then exploring it in depth, typically through a stream of consciousness style in your field notebook. It is a joy to see your thinking unfold in this medium. While your group struggled to identify a deliverable for this unit, and ultimately did not present elements of that deliverable during your presentation, the concept and idea of creating intertwined stories through diary entries was unique and creative. While unfinished, it would have been very powerful for you to present small excerpts of your story during your presentation. Your group, however, was open and honest about your experience, your shortcomings and challenges.

Family

Sadie, you have been working so hard to become more and more responsible over the past few months. We have seen your schoolwork find a maturity and a passion that has grown immeasurably since you started middle school. At home you are accountable and responsible, using time management well. You have incredible empathy which is evident in many ways. Your passion for dance and movement continues to be a central part of your life and we hope you continue to challenge yourself in this area. It has been amazing to see your leadership develop in school.


emergent themes and concepts //

creativity honesty thoughtfulness empathy change/adaptability


Core Competency Heatmap:

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Core Competency Narrative:

Sadie, you have worked consciously and steadily to hone your leadership skills, tempering your approach with empathy and a listening ear. Over your entire middle school years, you have exhibited a natural talent for bringing groups together, being sure all voices and perspectives are heard. You are easily able to consider multiple perspectives, and have improved in taking the initiative to lead your groups. Your project management skills are evident in all of your projects, and you are accountable for your work. Over the past three years you have shown increased flexibility and adaptability and you should continue to focus on this area.

Focus for next quarter:

Student

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What: Presentation

How:

school

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What: Adaptability

How:

family

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What: Critical Thinking

How:


Literacies & Skills

Areas of strength & proficiency

 

Goals and Focus for next unit:

Areas for growth & improvement:

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Individual Coursework:

ELA/Humanities

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Project I’m most proud of: spring and its Beauty (Prose)

Favorite memory from this unit: working on our ‘I Am’ poems

Most challenging work: Being a stakeholder in the constitution debates

What I’m hoping to learn next: continuing to improve my presentation skills

Spring 2019

school

Sadie is a gifted reader and writer. She was busy with school admissions and anxious about entrance essays, so she was not able to complete all the written work. I hope that she will be able to focus for the rest of the year, so she can be better prepared for the rigors of high school English.


Student

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Winter 2019

School

Sadie is doing very well in Humanities. She is an excellent reader and writer. Lately she has become much more serious about her projects and her work in general.


Student

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Fall 2018

School

Sadie is an excellent ELA student and her work is improving all the time.  She is an avid reader and writer and has wonderful ideas about literature. She pushes herself to work hard at deeper thinking and writing. She is developing a strong sense of herself as a reader and writer.  I wish she would speak out in class a little more often, but when she does say something, it is always worthwhile.



Student

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Math (Pre-Algebra)

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Project I’m most proud of: spring and its Beauty (Prose)

Favorite memory from this unit: working on our ‘I Am’ poems

Most challenging work: Being a stakeholder in the constitution debates

What I’m hoping to learn next: continuing to improve my presentation skills

Spring 2019

school

Sadie is doing great in Math! I've been impressed with her perseverance and her progress. She takes her time and really thinks about what she is doing for each problem. I am particularly impressed with her note taking...she writes great, short notes for the little things she doesn't want to forget. This is a great skill to have. In Science, she is quiet, but working hard. She occasionally falls behind in her long-term Adopt-a-City work and she had some trouble getting her group project finished for the Climate Zone project. She just doesn't always seem engaged with the class.


Student

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Winter 2019

School

Sadie is continuing to grow as a math student. She is methodical and diligent in her work both during class and for homework. Her processes work well for her and she asks for help whenever she has a question. Sadie understands her process and how her mind works in terms of math and I encourage her to stick with what works for her and not to worry about anyone else. Sadie is really doing well and I am so proud of her continued progress this year.


Student

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Fall 2018

School

Sadie is continuing to grow as a math student.  She is methodical and diligent in her work both during class and for homework.   Her processes work well for her and she asks for help whenever she has a question.   Throughout the fall, Sadie has consistently demonstrated a solid understanding for the concepts covered. She was able to successfully solve multi-step equations and inequalities and her ability to graph lines and analyze the graphs has improved tremendously over the last year.   I wish Sadie could see how strong she is as a math student and had the same confidence in her math abilities that I have.


Student

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Project Based Learning

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Project I’m most proud of: can we cross all bridges?

Favorite memory from this unit: being brave enough to change our deliverable

Most challenging work: self powered car tinker activity

What I’m hoping to learn next: better time management to complete projects

Spring 2019

school

Sadie, this unit brought you another opportunity to explore and discover more about the human condition. Your focus on the sociological and psychological elements of being human has continued to be a theme in your work throughout the year, and this unit was no exception. You are always able to refine and reframe your thinking, thoughfully developing a question and then exploring it in depth, typically through a stream of consciousness style in your field notebook. It is a joy to see your thinking unfold in this medium. While your group struggled to identify a deliverable for this unit, and ultimately did not present elements of that deliverable during your presentation, the concept and idea of creating intertwined stories through diary entries was unique and creative. While unfinished, it would have been very powerful for you to present small excerpts of your story during your presentation. Your group, however, was open and honest about your experience, your shortcomings and challenges.


Student

My key takeaways this unit are that everyone will have something to contribute to the project, you will never get anywhere if you do not listen to all of your teammates. Being able to use my leadership skills to help newer or shyer teammates recognize their strengths as a team member to me, is one of my most important jobs. 2. Each team will be different, because it will be built of different people. As a leader and team member in general, it is incredibly important to recognize this. You should not expect your new team to be anything alike to your last, and you should be fully prepared to embrace new challenges, mindsets, opinions, skill sets and working methods.

Winter 2019

School

It was clear after last unit's success that Sadie was going to put pressure on herself to meet or exceed those successes. During the tinker activity which was outside of Sadie's comfort zone, she quietly observed her teammates, watching and learning. Despite feeling unknowledgeable about the subject, it would have been great to see Sadie step up with her ideas. For her project, Sadie took the time to question, reflect and research, ultimately choosing a largely personal perspective on the theme of power in 'What makes a house a home.' As she showed last year, Sadie is not hesitant to discover new tools that can help articulate her work. She worked in photographing and organizing her images, creating a story through iBooks. Sadie showed leadership and project management once again in assisting members of her group, working to support all members. We will work with Sadie and her group members on refining their BGRP, discerning between supporting research and meaningful content, but overall her group's paper (and her individual contribution) were exceedingly thoughtful, insightful and showed a maturity of understanding well beyond grade level.


Student

I think that sometimes when working in teams, I overreact a bit, and get a bit too stressed out. This is because I often put the weight of my other teammates responsibilities on my shoulders, whilst carrying the weight of my own. This makes me really stressed out, which can affect my team in some ways, because I might not be as focused or I might overreact at times. I want to do my best to support my team as a whole, but sometimes I can get a bit carried away. I think that is something I can, and should work to improve on, so I can be a stronger teammate.

Fall 2018

School

Just a few short months into the year, Sadie has proven to be a mature, thoughtful leader in our community. Her organization, ability to think with depth and insight and willingness to help others resulted in overwhelming success during her first Interdisciplinary Studies project on Bridges. Sadie is able to synthesize thoughts and ideas across disciplines, evident in her writings, reflections and project planning in her field notebook. She has embraced learning new skills (including iMovie!) in order to express her ideas and learnings, and her confidence in herself has grown exponentially since last year.  Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Sadie’s growth as a student this year has been embracing her leadership role. Previously, Sadie had been reluctant to engage as a leader in both small and whole group activities, though at the end of last year she was much more comfortable sharing her thoughts, ideas and questions. During this unit, deep empathy and active reflection allowed Sadie to keep a thoughtful pulse on her team, supporting them where needed and offering help and guidance and even creating templates to assist their process. Sadie’s project management, creativity and critical thinking will ensure her success this year and well into high school.


Student

At the end of the next unit, in February 2019, I will have wanted to focus a lot more on teamwork. I have been working in an exceptional team for the past eight weeks, and I have learned so much. But of course, there is always room for improvement, especially in an area I have been focusing so hard on. I would like to continue my work in thoughtful teams, and by being in a new team, realize exactly what it is that I need to improve on regarding teamwork, and then act on improving it. At the end of our next unit I hope to understand the concept of teamwork even further than I do now.



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Skills Matrix