Early Childhood Newsletter
Pre-K - 1st
Pre-K Progress Monitoring and Kindergarten Assessment
TEA is notifying publishers, school districts, and charter schools to submit for review English and Spanish prekindergarten progress monitoring and kindergarten assessment instruments to be included on the 2017-2021 Commissioner's List of Approved Prekindergarten Progress Monitoring and Kindergarten Assessment Instruments.
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Upcoming Pre-K - 1st Sessions
March 27: Come explore active math lessons and centers in Big Math for Little Hands To register: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and #063217
March 31: We'll explore strategies for assessing our young students, look at progress monitoring tools in Pre-K and look at the Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment options.
April 7 Bring your curricular materials as we explore our SS standards and create, plan, and share integrated units.
Join us April 11 as we explore instructional strategies to build vocab, phonemic awareness, and reading skills for our PK - 1 learners.
Join us April 13th as we explore and discuss strategies to scaffold our content while developing our ELLs conversational and cognitive vocabulary.
Join us 4/17 as we explore Shadows and Light and then spend the afternoon creating, planning, and sharing other science based integrated units.
On April 19th, we will focus on instruction in Phonological Awareness using the continuum to develop grade level appropriate instruction and activities.
April 21st: Did you know that the U.S. is the only developed nation where creativity scores have declined over the last 30 years? How do we reverse the trend?
April 25th: We will explore the research on family engagement, cultural differences that could hinder our efforts, and successful strategies to reach out and partner with our parents. Listen as other participants share success stories.
April 27th: Come and design engaging, standard based centers! I'll share the many center ideas I've collected. Please bring and share the ones that work in your classroom!
May 5th: We will explore teaching with content rich thematic units that incorporate multiple subject learning expectations. Bring your standards and curricular materials to collaboratively plan Science based thematic units.