How do we use MATH data for Guided Math Groups?
How do I use Guided Math data to help students?
Keep ME on track.
Math games need dice!
Bring it ON!
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for making their “dreams come true!”
We PLAY LOTS of GAMES!
I once had a parent ask me if ALL we did was play games….
each day her daughter would go home & MOM would ask..
” What did you do at school today?”
Daughter….”Oh, we just played games...”
GOOD GAMES! 🙂
Their world has changed FOREVER!
I have small dice, large dice, EXTRA LARGE FOAM DICE! LOTS!
We are working on beginning addition…
( YOU know where I am going with this!)
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I teach MATH.
I teach math well.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THEY “GET IT”???
How do I know if they have mastered ( or internalized )
BEFORE THE TESTING BEGINS???
I mean…it’s NOT…
But.. my kiddos WANT to do well!
Even in First Grade, they KNOW!
They KNOW TESTS COUNT!
Whether or not we like tests or don’t,
I have a district purchased math curriculum
I am required to teach.
We use Expressions.
I have a pacing guide from my district to use as a “tool”
Keep ME on track.
Mostly to ensure I have taught the required concepts for
I am NOT a fan of WASTED WORKSHEETS!
So …now what?
I NEED DATA!
SHOW ME WHAT YOU KNOW!
Here is my Lesson on
ADDITION using 3 digits:
So.. NOW WHAT?
Now I have LOTS of DATA
to put students into
I have noted students who need scaffolding in:
numbers beyond 10
AND ALL OF THIS…
with 2 pieces of white paper & some crayons!
in the next few weeks
My kiddos will “GET IT”!
I know they will!
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ks and Stones
more FROZEN! And Frozen 2
Sorry if the song will NOW be in your head…
So…let’s add some FUN!
DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN???
I DO! I DO!
My firsties are working on place value.
Struggling a little with the different variations on representing numbers.
So, what is a teacher to do?
BUILD A SNOWMAN!
My newest packet allows kids to build a snowman
AT THEIR LEVEL!
Snowballs available in
base-ten, expanded notation, math mountains, & ten sticks.
If they are working on building a number in base-ten blocks
then only use the base-ten blocks snowball.
Want to extend?
Add a “expanded notation” snowball.
Add a few more….mix them up & have them sort…use as an assessment!
WOW! All in one!
Here it is!
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Yes! It is OCTOBER!
AND then… THE WORLD SERIES!
I have 4 kids.
My 3 boys ALL played baseball ( for MANY YEARS).
And my daughter played SOFTBALL for 16 years! She even played in the Softball World Series! WAHOO!
Even though MY team, SF Giants are NOT in the playoffs, we still LOVE the game!
But, I am teaching first-graders in OCTOBER!
I need academic “FUN”!
WOW! It sounds like my classroom MOTTO!
Work Hard, Play hard,
WHAT? A MATH GAME? YES!
A fast-paced math game for K-3 students!
Directions for MATH GAME are included!
Easy Prep… lots of giggles!
Place the “MITT(s)” in a big circle.
Students take a “baseball” card and QUICKLY, place it in the correct MITT!
HURRY! Then “RUN” to the end of the line. The next “batter” is UP!
They choose the next baseball card & place it in the CORRECT MITT!
Some baseballs have numbers, some have math facts,
some have MANIPULATIVES ( ten frames, dice, dominoes, etc )
to represent the NUMBERS!
The winners are the “players” who get ALL of the baseball cards into the MItts!
Teamwork is REQUIRED!
Can you HEAR the CHEERS??? 🙂
We love to have fun, play games, and practice TEAMWORK!
What more can you ask of First Graders?
Maybe…learn to tie your shoes? HAHA HAve fun with this!
5 games in a BUNDLE! WOW!
Check it out!
AKA… What to use to keep some working, while reteaching to others! 🙂
SPRING BREAK is Finally HERE!
Assessments, report cards, cleaning, paperwork,etc…
Third quarter done! YIPPEE!!
Though I really DO love this time of the year.
When we go back we have the
4th Quarter DASH!
Catch everyone up to grade level standards
before they go to second grade!
And to HELP…I need it!
Some of my kiddos will work on YOU QUACK ME UP!
While I am WORKING with small groups, reteaching concepts they DIDN’T quite get.
Say this with a SMILE..
“YOU QUACK ME UP!”
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ELA: rhymes, Read the Room, Sight Word Games,Grammar
MATH: 3 digit addition, Place Value, Guess My Number
My kiddos LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
So much fun going on in Room 3!
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WHY? HOW? WHEN?
Relax…take a breath…
go to your “HAPPY PLACE!”
Data is very important in education.
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?
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???
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.
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…
…remember what they say about
that it would be easy for them
because they understood place value!
So…a week later of
math ..adding tens to numbers
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
look good to others!
What is important is
DO THE KIDS KNOW IT?
Knowledge vs. numbers.
A New MINDSET!
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