Grade Level Meeting: Recap 3/19/15

1st Grade

Spring Semester Heat Maps

On Thursday you received the Spring Semester Heat Map that we will be using to analyze to notice trends, strengths, and areas of growth. This will lead to continue planning aligned units and lessons that include thoughtful and differentiated strategies, to ensure that all students reach their academic goals. Your participation to share/discuss instructional practices is the key to guarantee that we are working as a team.

As you get the data from the 5th 6 weeks, please make sure to input your data under your tab. I will input the one for ALL, but it will be tremendous help that you fill in the info once you get the results from All in Learning. This will ensure that I dedicate more time for planning with you face-to-face. I also shared the Spring Heat Map through Google Docs with you, here is the link:

We analyzed the Fall Semester Heat Map, identifying the following TEKS as the ones being re-tested in the Spring ACP:

High concern:

1.2C (Readiness, aligned with STAAR Assessed Curriculum): Use objects, pictures, and expanded and standards forms to represent numbers up to 120.

Continue using place value, and pictographs to support this TEKS. Increase rigor through Process Standards to match the ACP level of high order thinking (Fall ACP: 65% overall).

1.2E: Use place value to compare whole numbers up to 120 using comparative language.

Continue using comparative language, and pictographs to support this TEKS as well. Increase rigor through Process Standards to match the ACP level of high order thinking (Fall ACP: 59.7% overall).

1.3B: Use objects and pictorial models to solve word problems involving joining, separating, and comparing sets within 20 and unknowns as any one of the terms in the problem such as 2+4=___; 3+__=7; and 5=___-3

Continue to use fact families through centers, and relate to word problems. By Wednesday 3/25 you will receive the Problem-Solving Story Mat activities that Ms. Dominick and 2nd grade are using to support solving word problems.

On the link below named New Mathematics TEKS for Texas - Live Binder, you will find more resources with clarification activities that will help the development of the TEKS above. Especially review the resource of word problems. You will also find on the menu the tab 1ST CLARIFY TEKS, please take a look at the resource. The Austin Area Math Supervisors created this resource to clarify the TEKS through activities, so it is similar to the Click on TEKS.

Low concern

1.6B: Distinguish between attributes that define a two-dimensional or three-dimensional figure and attributes that do not definite the shape.

Thank you, Ms. Dominick for sharing the video link about Faces, Edges and Vertices. I have included the link below, too.

I talked to Mr. Padilla about distributing the sets of transparent three-dimensional shapes. He will get them to you as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Learning about Faces, Edges, and Vertices - Three Dimensional Figures