Wednesday, November 19, 2014

we're baaaaack!!!

Hello friends!!
Can you say, "It's been a while"?!!!! I just realized that our last blog post was back in FEBRUARY!!! Well, needless to say the school year was super hectic for all of us.  Changes in evaluations and teaching standards had us revamping so many of our lessons and kept us super busy.  Things are still crazy and expectations are HIGH! for both teachers AND students!   Here in NJ, teachers are trying to prep for the PARCC exam and meet all the common core standards in classrooms to really prepare the kiddos.  Sometimes we've found that our math textbooks don't quite reach the goals of the standard.  So while we are continuing to give the "chapter tests", we are also trying assessments directed at the standard.  This way, we can see if the students really do understand the standard and if THEY know what they are expected to know.  It's a quick, to the point assessment with a writing to explain, too!! Here is an assessment for 5th grade OA.A.1.

Check it out, let us know what you think. (it's FREE!!!!) and please give us some feedback?  Would you use something like this for each standard in your classroom?  Would you like to see this for other grades?

In the meantime, its back to lesson planning for K & N…for J - I'm back to working on assessments and working on being a new mommy!! Just look at this peanut!