Grade Level Meeting: Recap 3/19/15


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:

K.2I (Readiness): Compose and decompose numbers up to 10 with objects and pictures

Continue using pictures for composing through Problem of the Day and centers. Mrs. Monrreal will show us on Thursday during planning period in her classroom, how she uses All in Learning for students to answer and immediate data/feedback.

K.8C (Readiness, aligned with STAAR Assessed Curriculum): Draw conclusions from real-object and picture graphs

We discussed the use of one type of bar graph per week (Week 1: vertical, Week 2: horizontal, Week 3: pictograph) with the use of questions like "what's the most/least favorite?", "how many more/less than?"

Look at the activity below OStationGRAPH from Math Bytes (LiveBinder)

K.2C: Count a set of objects up to at least 20 and demonstrate that the last number said tells the number of objects in the set regardless of their arrangement or order.

Continue using counting through center activities.

K.2G: Compare sets of objects up to at least 20 in each set using comparative language.

Use the "Mystery Number" activity with comparative language. Mrs. Chaparro shared how to implement this activity, if you need further assistance please see her or Ms. Weisman.

K.6A: identify two-dimensional shapes, including circles, triangles, rectangles, and squares as special rectangles.

Continue using objects in the classroom to identify shapes, for example in the activity House of Shapes. Also, push for students to articulate that squares are special rectangles.

In the link below called New Mathematics TEKS for Texas - Live Binder, you will find resources to target these different TEKS. If time allows on Thrusday, we can look over some of the activities on the website.