I am linking up again for Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching if I can get this post off before midnight I will be in good shape!5. Lastly I got quite a surprise on Thursday when my boyfriend had beautiful flowers and cup cakes delivered to my classroom.
1. First things first, hello four/five day weekend! We have Monday off for Presidents Day and on Tuesday we have a teacher work day! Can I just say that I love those! Not because I don't love my K babies but I really love to dust, clean, organize, prepare, and maybe chat a bit with my girls. Its really just to bad I don't love to clean, dust and organize my own house, hmmm....
2. Our teacher work day is really a report card day. I will make sure to get mine done over the weekend so I can do all sorts of other fun things (see above.) This week has been a fun week of assessing. We use data binders to hold all of the assessments for the year so I like to have lots of bodies of evidence for the parents. To do this I made a math assessment and a reading assessment pack. This pack allows me to assess the student and know exactly what standard I have assessed (because I added the standard in the corner.) Not all the reading standards lend well to paper pencil assessments but I gave most of them a try!
3. We have also been focusing a lot on progress monitoring and informal assessments. I have been using Deanna Jump's kindergarten common core posters for learning goals. I make sure the kids know the goal and throughout the lesson I ask them to evaluate their progress on the goal by using their thumbs. Here is a picture of the rubric.
4. We had an awesome Valentine's Day party on Thursday! The kids graphed candy hearts, made cards, exchanged valentines, eat a ton of snacks and really had a blast!
I hope you enjoy your weekend!