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Data Collecting 101

Data Collecting!

The words that send

SHIVERS

down 

EVERY TEACHER’S

BACK!

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?

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 

to HELP your kiddos…

THIS WILL HELP!

See how I use it 

 HERE

Kinder Friends GIVEAWAY!

Kinder Friends GIVEAWAY

Merry CHRISTMAS!
Feliz  Navidad!
Joyeux Noël
Frohe Weihnachten
There are sooo  many ways to say
“Happy  HOLIDAYS!”
My friends and I at
Kinder Friends
are having a
DECEMBER  GIVEAWAY
We are celebrating
Holidays  Around  the  World!
We are giving away a $25 TPT card!
Raise your hand if you want one!
ME!   ME!   ME!
Here are a few of my
December    products
to help YOU
survive the month!
THAT,
my friends,
is a  UNIVERSAL  theme!
5 Packet BUNDLE!
Includes:
BABY It’s Cold Outside:
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FROZEN!…HFW Game
SLIP SLIDIN’ AWAY…Long vowel Silent “e” Word Work
SILLY SNOWBALLS…Beginning blends word work
Color & B/W printables
Grades 1-2
Do You Want to Build A Snowman?
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
in complete sentences.
Snow Fun
4 ELA Centers for Winter
Included:
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Partner Reading Stick Puppets ( Reading Comprehension)
How to Make a Snowman: writing
Christmas Tree “Rhyming” Chains
Available in color & B/W
Grades 1-2
This Elf is NOT on the Shelf!
32 Math Task Cards …
1 more / 1 less
10 more / 10 less
Holiday Themed
And…..
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Nouns…Common, Proper, plural
Digraphs
Inflectional Endings
Punctuation
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Adios!
Happy Holidays to one and ALL!

Fall FEAST? It’s 97 degrees!

FALL FEAST? It’s 97 degrees!

Fall has arrived at
1stgradefireworks
OK..It hasn’t.
It’s 97 degrees here in NORCAL.
It’s just REALLY hard to want a
when sweat is running down your back!
And so.. we  FAKE IT!
While the A/C is running…I am printing & laminating!
GO LAMINTORS…GO!
Here is a
 NEW  FALL  Product
 to
MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER!
MATH TASK CARDS
for
Addition  &  Subtraction
DIFFERENTIATED
FALL  Addition and Subtraction Task Cards.
40 CARDS
 Differentiated by +/- to 10   AND  +/- to 20
40  cards  TOTAL.
Great for independent work, SCOOT GAMES, Guided MATH, etc.
Color…
AND   B/W.
Student accountability page
AND
Teacher ANSWER KEY
 ( who wants to figure these out at the end of the day?)
INCLUDED!
Click HERE to check it out!

How to Survive SPRING FEVER.. & a FREEBIE!

SPRING has SPRUNG?

No!

Not THAT SPRING!

This SPRING-

I LOVE SPRING!

Flowers, baby animals, warmer weather!

Ahhhhh…

 MY HAPPY PLACE!

As we enter the “ending” phase of our school year,

I just wanted to share some

SPRING THINGS

from my store that might help your students

survive

SPRING FEVER! 🙂

Now, as my kiddos start daydreaming about

skateboards, baseball, and swimming pools….

I need a”little something” to bring them

BACK to ME!

These help me a lot!

I hope they help YOU too!

All are available in my TPT store:

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and

My EDUCENTS store:

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Here’s a little FREEBIE to help get you started:

So..

WHAT KINDS OF THINGS 

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TO  HELP WITH 

“SPRING FEVER?”

Leave me a comment & let  me know! 🙂

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I am CHEAP  FRUGAL.

NO.

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Who doesn’t?

SO…to help out my VERY TIRED, & VERY BROKE

teacher & homeschool friends…

 I have

BUNDLED   IT!

I took my favorite BUNNY packets

and BUNDLED them

FOR YOU!

It’s a

BIG

Bunny

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So WHAT’S INCLUDED????

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If sold seperately…

almost $20!

BUT BUNDLED…

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 The BUNDLE is  available in both my TPT and Educents stores!

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Monkey Math (update)

Monkey Math Update!

I thought I knew what I wanted to do with it.
My students needed more
MATH  PRACTICE!
The worksheets were NOT enough!
So…what to do? What to do?
I created…MONKEY  MATH!
20  Common Core Standards
Practiced DAILY!
No Paper, no ink, no printing needed!
(After you make the MONKEY MATH task cards)
But….
What I initially thought ..
CHANGED!
I moved the wall, and made a game!
My kiddos LOVE a game!

The kiddos LOVE  using their whiteboards!        Moved MONKEY MATH to the wall!

           Made MUST DO’s & MAY Do’s  for the week.
              Monkey Math is now a MUST DO!
The game:
Roll the dice. Write the number at the top of the page. Roll 2 dice. Write the number at the top of the page.  After they have 4 numbers, they use their white boards to write the answers to the corresponding MONKEY MATH cards.
The dice only give them a number to choose from. When they get four choices, they answer them!
Monkey Math has 20 task cards.
So on Friday they can choose to do numbers higher than 12 ( two dice)…
Clear as mud? Sorry…new game we are inventing it as we go! 🙂
Working with partners!
THEY LOVE IT!
Dice, partners, white boards… MONKEY MATH!
WIN! WIN!
Here is my MATH board.
(Don’t look at the messy headphones..haven’t found a good home for them..YET!)
Just bought the magnetic place value pieces..AMAZON.. ( LOVE THEM )!
And so….we continue.
Monkey Math.
Math practice without the worksheets!
Enjoy!

The “WEE” Little Ones are a’WATCHIN

The “WEE” Little Ones are a’WATCHIN

‘Tis the month of MARCH!
The “WEE LITTLE ONES”..
are a’watchin..
(Like my Gealic?) HAHA
MARCH?
ALREADY?
BTW…
There are 294 days …until CHRISTMAS! 🙂
Just wanted to  FREAK YOU OUT!!!!!
OK….It’s ONLY  MARCH!
Whew!
As an “official” IRISHLASS.
( Well…kinda…married a McCarty…IRISH TO THE MAX!)
And ..I carry Scottish/Irish genes.
So I am an “IRISH  LASS”.
One of my fav. poems..I know it’s a song!
I love the lyrics!
“When Irish Eyes are Smiling”
The chorus…
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.
Awwww….
Makes me heart HAPPY!
I have been to the “EMERALD ISLE”.
I have “KISSED THE BLARNEY STONE”…kinda gross.
( Story another time )
So I want  to share some “Blarney” with YOU!
And
Celebrate the WEARIN OF THE GREEN
on St.Paddy’s DAY!
Go n-éirí an bothar leat
(May your journey be successful)
* Don’t forget to wear YOUR GREEN on St. Patrick’s Day
…don’t want to get
PINCHED! 🙂