Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday

This morning, after the announcements, in place of our regular literacy block, the students took the MAP-R.  This is the computerized reading assessments that self adjusts according to how the students answer each question.  Like the MAP-M they took last week, this will not be a grade on the report card and it has no impact on their placement for next year.  Instead it provides data, for each student, which I use in my planning and instruction.

Overall, most students showed a lot of growth.  I will carefully review the data over the weekend and make necessary changes in reading groups that best fit each individual student's strengths and needs.

The children put a lot of effort into this test and the use of strategies taught in class was evident!!

After the MAP-R we discussed how their efforts had paid off and how proud I was of each student.  Then they enjoyed indoor recess and lunch.

When they returned to class we played Kahoot, to practice naming and identifying fractions, instead of our regular math rotations.  We also did a lesson on equivalent fractions and adding fractions...and of course they were paying attention because they wanted to win the game.  :-)

After math we had a class meeting with Ms. Snyder, Mrs. Sheehan, and Mrs. Staub.  This was a follow up to the meeting we had right before Winter Break.  The students reviewed the difference between teasing (everybody is having fun), being mean (one time event, usually impulsive, and the mean person typically apologizes afterwards), and bullying (power is  one-sided, repeated).

As a reward for their effort during MAP testing today, there is NO HOMEWORK.  I will post it on Google Classroom with options for those who wish to do something.

The children ended their day in music with Mrs. Graf.

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