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When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, 'tis like the morn in Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.

We as educator’s not only need to deliver the instruction, but we do have the need to ensure our student’s master and apply the knowledge we are delivering.

For me, it was a

CHANGE of MINDSET.

When I change my lifestyle, I need a WHY?

Why am I doing this? Why is it needed?

WHY? WHY? WHY?

BECAUSE.

Collecting data is NOT about the numbers.

It’s NOT about “judging” my teaching. It’s NOT about seeing

HOW many of my students DID or DID NOT master a concept.

It’s about looking for those SMALL skills, those giant holes, those little tweeks that are missing FOR THE CHILD!

What areas are missing…so I can fill them!

IT’S NOT ABOUT ME???

NOPE!

It’s about the KIDS!

Data is to help our kids.

OK. So HOW?

There are a MULTITUDE of assessments that you can use.

In this day and age, I bet your district has a LONG list of assessments they want you to use.

USE them!

Don’t just give the test & move to the next lesson.

LOOK AT THE DATA!

You might be surprised at what you see!

I recently gave a math assessment to my firsties.

We had spent 4-5 weeks (YES WEEKS) on place value!

Tens and ones. Tens and ones.

OVER AND OVER!

After my “district” math assessment,

I noticed a trend…

On 5-6 of the tests ( 25% of my class..)

they missed 3-4 questions about

adding ten to a number.

WHAT? ADDING TEN IS EASY!

We had gone over tens & ones, tens & ones…

BUT…

I “assumed”

…remember what they say about

ASSUME…

that it would be easy for them

because they understood place value!

So…a week later of

SMALL GROUP

math ..adding tens to numbers

SHAZAM!

100% on the place value review test!

So what if I gave the review test again.

They didn’t get it the first time!

It is NOT important that

OUR numbers

look good to others!

What is important is

DO THE KIDS KNOW IT?

Knowledge vs. numbers.

WOW!

A New MINDSET!

If you are looking for some reading/writing assessments

Place Value Activity for whole group / small group / independent practice.

Snowman “pieces” to create a snowman based on a given value.

Snowman HATS have a number. The students “build” the snowman using corresponding units. Uses base-ten blocks, expanded notation, math mountains, & ten-sticks to make numbers. Differentiate based on student needs. CCSS CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.B.2

Power Pronouns

25 Pocket Chart Word Cards and

Printables to help students practice using pronouns