After the test, I had an opportunity to pull a few students out into the hallway to review the assessment they took on Friday. The students were actually very open with me and told me what they found difficult. Many of them felt rushed and did feel that a small break would help. One student told me that he tries so hard but starts worrying about failing. (Can anyone say another test anxiety prospect??) Another told me that he feels in a hurry. He also told me that he LIKES doing the strategies..."They help me a lot." Yay!! I noticed that having a conversation with my students instead of
So I decided to make a recording page to keep notes on my students. I wish I would have done this from the beginning. After each failed reading or writing assessment, I will conference with individual students. I will ask them what they found difficult and what they think would help. I will give my suggestions. I will then record whether or not there was improvement on the next assessment. Not only can I use this to jog my memory, it would also help with intervention and RTI documentation.
|Here is my recording document.|
On a separate note, I was
|First grade foldable for shapes|
Well, I'm off to get things together for my writing lesson tomorrow! I'm so excited to try something new. I will try to take pictures of Hip-Hop Harriet, Gabby Grandma, and Perfect Patsy! I will share what I did, my dialogue, and how my students embraced my "act" to improve their writing tomorrow. But here's a preview of Hip-Hop Harriet's "bling"!
Today I had to make a choice between two things. All I could think of is a quote from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. (Oh yes, I went there!!!!! Hahaha!!)
"Some day, we all have to make the choice between what is right and what is easy."--Albus Dumbledore
I think that I chose the right road, instead of the easy one. And, of that, I am the most proud!