Teacher Audrey Samuelson's kindergarten class at York Elementary School in York is structured around a "planning board," a chart that lists nine work areas in her classroom. Her students use this board to assign themselves to a work area, and are then responsible for planning, carrying out and evaluating their learning. Mrs. Samuelson created a home reading incentive program called "Reading for Pennies," in which students add a penny (supplied by their teacher) to a jar for each book they read at home; after six to eight weeks, the class spends the pennies on a reading celebration. Mrs. Samuelson is currently elementary chairperson of York Elementary's School Improvement Process.
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