Molly is a first grade student at Passaic Arts & Science Charter Elementary School
Molly logs into her Class DoJo account and views the morning announcements from her school administration and teacher welcoming her to the new school day. The Passaic Panther Pledge song plays, and Molly sings along to it joyfully. The morning announcements and Panther Pledge help Molly settle in for the day. Molly sees her schedule and assignments in English (Word Study today), Math, and Art. For Word Study, Molly’s reading A-Z comprehension level has risen from an already impressive level “R” to a level “Z” over the past 6 months.
Molly’s teacher praises her for her love of reading, and is proud of Molly for her continued genuine curiosity and desire to learn and grow. Molly must submit her assignments to her Class Dojo portfolio, and her teacher is always guiding Molly toward specific and targeted skills-based improvement. In fact, Molly’s teacher checks her work daily, and Molly is able to check the database to see her most up-to-date grades.
After completing her Word Study assignment, Molly enjoys a free breakfast that her parents brought home for her from the school.
Molly is solving addition and subtraction word problems with her Math teacher. Molly’s teacher allows her to figure out each problem first in the way that she feels comfortable, and then models other approaches to solving the same problem. Molly’s teacher comments on how she thinks creatively and outside-the-box in the ways that she solves problems.
Molly starts on her artwork for Art class. Along with Music, this is Molly’s favorite class. As the class transitions into Spring, Molly draws a flower with a heart inside it to share with her parents. Molly’s flower symbolizes the seeds of love she wishes to plant inside others to spread love and kindness throughout the world.
Molly enjoys her lunch that was also provided free of charge by her school.
Molly is able to meet with her teacher one-on-one through video chat to discuss how what she learned today will help her as she gets older.