Students sit around the room, some at tables, many on the floor with rugs spread out in front of them.
All have removed the contents of their 3-ring binders. They sort through completed assignments and separate them into 3 piles with labels that read:
• Still Working On
• Take Home
Papers in the still-working-on pile get returned to their binders for future use. They take home a packet, wrapped with yarn, of completed assignments to share with their parents. And for each project a student considers his/her best, they write a cover page to reflect on and record why they chose the work and what they learned from it. When students complete the 3-year cycle in LE2, they leave with a portfolio of prideful work.