Do you know how much you're appreciated? Well, you are! I appreciate all the things you do to encourage our students to be their personal best! Thank you!Don't forget we have visitors coming on Thursday & Friday so check your area (bulletin boards, classroom, hall, etc.) to make sure it is looking sharp!
What are your students learning on TAG day? Are they still receiving rigorous learning activities or is it just busy work? Do you differentiate or do all students have the same assignments?Some 3rd grade teachers have started GAT day (TAG backwards) for students not attending TAG. They are planning to implement project based type learning projects to increase rigor and differentiate. What things are you doing?
More about PBL.
2 out of the 10 TKES standards are all about assessment (strategies and uses). Are you documenting assessment in your plans? Not just STAR, BAS or unit tests but daily assessment? How do you know if your students "get it"? Need some easy ways to assess? Check out these links:
5 Fast Formative Assessment Tools
53 Ways to Check for Understanding
I observed in Kristina Getzfred's room this week and noticed some fabulous instructional strategies for Reading and guided reading groups. She has given me permission to share these things with you. Take a look!
Evidence Sentence StarterSay Something card (easy printable version)
Close Reading Activboard activity sheet (used with a reading passage projected on the interactive whiteboard)
Mastery Connect Provides a network for teachers to share & discover Common Core assessments.
http://goanimate.com Go Animate is a website where you can create an animation/cartoon. You can use the website in two ways. Use predestined scenes and characters by just typing in the text you want your character to say. You can also design your characters movement and voice. The basic version is free but has limits on characters, scenes and text your character can say.
Paper slides- http://paperslide.blogspot.com Super easy way for students to show what they know at a higher level of thinking!View my paper slide here: http://youtu.be/YWmYCaV7ldU View lots of others here: https://m.youtube.com/user/mpetag/videos Ppt presentation about paper slides: http://bit.ly/summersummit14