Student-led conferences show progress at Peeples

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The Rockets can’t wait to show off their progress with their leadership notebooks. Through student-led conferences, Peeples Elementary is getting the whole family involved in sparking academic success.

With their leadership notebooks, students can easily show off their victories and goals. A leadership notebook is a binder that all students keep to show their overall progress during the school year. It consists of give sections: Myself, my learning, my WIGS, my roles, and my victories. Myself is “all about me,” and my learning holds benchmark assessment scores. My WIGS stands for “Wildly Important Goals” where they list individual reading, writing, and math goals. My roles lets them reflect on school-wide and classroom leadership roles they have held during the year. My victories highlights anything they are proud of, like high test scores, certificates, and writing samples.

“Students learn all about how to set SMART Goals and track their progress toward those goals,” said teacher Amanda Fields. “Leadership notebooks really empower and engage students in their learning and successes.”

Every student built a leadership notebook, and kindergarten-3rd grade parents were invited to attend their conferences in person.

“We were so excited to invite our parents back into the building for our student-led conferences,” said Fields. “Student-led conferences are almost a mini-celebration where students are able to showcase their successes throughout the year. We get great feedback from year-to-year from the parents. They really enjoy seeing their student take charge and explain all of the components of the notebook.”

— Provided by the Fayette County School System.

With student-led conferences, Peeples Elementary is getting the whole family involved in sparking academic success.