I am sending out a monthly newsletter to share any new information, updates and/or resources. Since we will not get together face to face like last year, this will be one way to stay in touch. As always, you can reach me by email or through your campus Liaison. You can also follow me on twitter @gcisdMelanie or look for the hashtag #gcisdMath!
In Kindergarten, you will keep the same unit assessments and still report students' progress in Eduphoria and on the SBG report card and checklist that has been updated for 2015-2016.
In First grade, you will move from 9 week assessments to Unit Assessments. You should have received an email from Jennifer Hylemon, with access to the assessments and instructions for use. You will still record the data in DMAC like last year by using the test key provided. You will also report student progress on the SBG report card that has been updated for this year.
For 2nd-5th, you will be moving to Unit Assessments. A team of teachers and instructional coaches has been working hard this summer and will be throughout the school year to write TEKS based unit assessments. You should have received an email with directions for accessing these and information on recording the data in DMAC from Jennifer Hylemon.
If you click on the title "What about RtI?" it should link you to the personalized learning page with more info.
Will we still use Istation?
I can count to 100!
Some great ideas shared by your colleagues for using these charts:
1. Glue inside your interactive notebooks for reference
2. Make into a Workstation by cutting apart (by rows of 10, by 2s, by 1s, and in random chunks), laminate, and have students build it back.
3. Cover up numbers and have students fill in the missing number or work with a partner and give clues.
4. Use number cards and build a "wacky" 100s chart on the floor with a small group or partners.