In the meantime, Monday is here, and it's time to get busy. We'll follow the agenda planned as I make sure I have all the data for upcoming standards-based report cards. In the past term, students were responsible for the following math standards:
The first area is social development. In general we have few issues in this area as students are mostly respectful and caring to themselves and others.
There are several CCSS-related topic areas for the first report. The first is Numbers and Operations in Base Ten. We spent a lot of time working with students to master place value concepts, computation with whole numbers and decimals, and facts.
Students have studies graphing with coordinate grids, and everyone did well with that. We'll continue that study into the second term as well.
There's been lots of opportunity to speak and write with regard to mathematical thinking. In a large part, this work is tied closely with our problem solving work, so while many do a very good job with this, we'll continue to develop these skills in general in the semester ahead.
Learning is not an exact science, however, the standards-based report cards give us a chance to review the whole class and individuals with regard to their achievement and needs, and relay that snapshot to family members a couple times a year.
A little writing like this helps me to prepare for the day and week ahead, a week we're we'll continue the learning journey with an eye on report cards and multiple other goals too. Happy Monday!