What's Happening at School?

Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Schools Oct.2019

Assessing Student Learning

Effective assessment is a fundamental part of instruction and learning. For the teacher, the assessment should answer these questions: "What do I want my students to be able to do as a result of my teaching?" and " How do I know the students learned what I taught?" (IIF-NIET)

The students knowledge and understanding of the core standards are shown through assessment. Assessment can come in many forms: projects, experiments, written, and speaking. Below Miss Graettinger's juniors take their end of the quarter test. This edition of "What's Happening at School?" share some of the assessments used at GT/RA.

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Anatomy Student Assessment

The GT/RA Anatomy students created models of skin from a tissue box. The students then shared their model in an interview with someone on the school staff.

RA 3rd Grade Signs of Fall Writing

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Biology Murder Mystery

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GT 8th Grade Presentations on their learning of the ocean.

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CoTeaching with Mrs. Mielke and Mrs. Wilson

Mrs. Mielke and Mrs. Wilson have been working together on literacy lessons with their fourth and fifth grade students. A large group lesson is presented to students, then students work in small groups or practice skills individually.
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RA Seniors review for test on Quizletlive!

RA 3rd Grade Literature Circles and Fluency Practice

Strategies for Understanding

The same types of strategies to encourage student understanding are similar at every level. Students must understand what they are learning by sharing the standards and objectives. An agenda of what is happening

GT 4th Grade Social Studies Vocabulary Lesson

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RA First Grade Pumpkin Writing

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Be Where Your Feet Are

Mrs. Price read the book, "Be Where Your Feet Are" by Julia Cook to the GT 4th Grade students. Be Where Your Feet Are! reinforces the concepts of mindfulness and being present in a fun way children will remember, and shows what can happen when we learn to appreciate the world – and people – around us. (juliacookeonline.com)
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