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April 17, 2014

I gave a formative, now what?

Argh Matey! NP3 is rocking and rolling with formative assessments. There has been amazing dedication and commitment to the changes necessary for improving both the quantity and quality of formative assessments. Formatives not only keep us informed of the learning that is happening, it also guides the direction of our instruction and the way we address student needs. Check out some of the examples of how your colleagues address student needs after a formative. Nice job NP3!

Coach-Player Reteach

Mrs. Foster used a coach-player activity as a follow up to her formative assessment. She first paired students according to their learning scores, then had students participate in identifying characteristics of a coach and player. Students who acted as the coach were proficient on the expected math skill and used coach-like traits to coach their peer through the steps of a problem. Students who acted as the player were less than proficient on the expected math skill and were responsible for the writing, thinking, and learning of the math skill.
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Reflection

Students in Ms. Sakanari's class participated in a peer edit. Students reviewed their peers' writing, with a specific focus on the introductory paragraph. Students made notes on overall strengths and weaknesses, which was followed up with a whole-class reflection. This reflection allowed for deeper learning opportunities and for students to make connections between the take-aways from the activity and revising their introduction.
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Defend Your Side

Students in Mrs. Silas' class participated in a reteach activity. Students chose to move on one side of the room or the other, which represented the geographical choice supporting the north or the south. Once they chose their side, they formed small groups to determine reasons why they wanted to live there and how those reasons impacted their decision of where they wanted to live. This activity was a result of a formative, which showed students needed support in making the connection between the choice of where they wanted to live and the reasons they stated.
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NP3 Announcements Mateys!

For Teachers Only:

  • NP3 Website! Don't forget to keep your website up to date with class and advisory information, announcements. A suggestion: when sending out emails to parents, also include a link directly to your site for parent ease!
  • May 2! Is a minimum day due to HS end of quarter.
  • Grading Dates! 8th grade report cards are due Thur May 22 and 6th/7th report cards are due Thur May 29!
  • Bike Month! May is Bike Month! More info to come from PE!
  • Science Camp! Tues April 29 - Friday May 2!
  • DRA! Is going to be done during advisory May 12-14. Grading will be during PD on the 15th.
  • Math Placement Test-Incoming 6th! May 13 and 20 after school. Math help or 6th grade help would be appreciated!
  • Darrel Steinburg! Awards for 8th-Scheduled for Thur May 22!
  • Elections! May 23rd-all advisory, see Outlook for info-speeches in the gym .
  • Tutoring! Last week will be May 7th in the library.
  • HWC! Last day is May 14th!
  • Library Books! Last day to turn in Library books May 16.
  • End of the year Dance! May 23rd- after school! Last one of the year!
  • Open House! Scheduled for Thur May 29!
  • College Fair! Friday May 30th-all afternoon advisory, info to come in May.
  • Intervention for the rest of the year! -See below....
  • Week of 4/28 – 7th and 8th start a 2 week intervention cycle
  • Week of 5/5 – 7th and 8th continue, 6th start a 1 week intervention cycle

  • Week of 5/19 – All start one week intervention

  • Week of 5/12 – No intervention: DRA

Share with Advisees:

  • Cancellation of minimum days! Week of April 21st was scheduled to be minimum days - they have been changed to regular school days from 8am-3pm.
  • May 2! Is a minimum day due to HS end of quarter.
  • Bike Month! May is Bike Month! More info to come from PE!
  • Open House! Scheduled for Thur May 29!
  • Science Camp! Tues April 29 - Friday May 2!
  • College Fair! Friday May 30th-all afternoon advisory, info to come in May.
  • Spirit Week! May 12-May 16. See Outlook for details.
  • Library Books! Last day to turn in Library books May 16.
  • Tutoring! Last week will be May 7th in the library.
  • HWC! Last day is May 14th!