Is this your last day before winter break? We have a full day of school next Monday and a half day on Tuesday. I'll have my bags packed in the car and I will be the silver blur leaving the parking lot at 1:00 pm...headed towards this:
Do you see that ONE person chillin' on the far right?
That's exactly how this beach looks...we have the whole place to ourselves! The very few people we will see are as friendly as you'll ever meet, but it's mostly just the seagulls, dolphins, and myself :)
BUT, before we get there...
Yesterday, you may have heard loud cheering around 3:00 pm as we completed our last NWEA test! As a special educator, I have a two-week window to administer each test individually. My students have the test broken up into multiple sessions (based solely on their needs). This year, they averaged answering 10-15 questions per session...slow and steady wins the race!
We want our first graders to grow approximately 10 points (RIT band range) from Fall to Winter. Of course, I
want need my students to grow more. They averaged 11 for math and 16 for reading! Woohoo!
I believe the math scores are lower because of our math scope and sequence. We don't start our measurement and geometry units until after the testing window, so we expect a huge increase in scores next spring after our students have had time with the skills.
Here's some pictures of what we fit in between all the testing:
Writing: my rockstar student wrote a chapter on Mario (& Luigi), Ms. Stroh (his general education teacher ♥), Myself, Mommy, and My Granpa. Love it!
My Power Hour earned enough gems to have their Playdough Party! We enjoyed snacks, a little Kids Bop on Pandora, and used
my Sculpt It! Literacy Center unit with playdough:
If you follow the link, you'll also see more pictures of my annual Playdough Party...I did a much better job of snapping photos last year!
The Sculpting Practice Page Freebie is linked up with:
This also happened yesterday:
We sent the children home pretty sugared up (sorry!).
They were SO excited about the houses!
Thank you for reading!
Have a fabulous Friday!