Monday, May 13, 2013


The title sums it proud of my kiddos!  Our building is working on end of the year testing as I am sure many of you are.  We give an assessment at the end of the year that is provided with our curriculum and is used to help place students in their reading classes for first grade (our program uses an ability based grouping system in grades 1-5).  Our goal is a level 3 at the end of kindergarten.  Kudos to my kiddos...95% scored a level 3 or above!   Even more exciting to me (and my little group of readers) is that 52% scored a level 6 (out of 9 levels) or higher.

They have worked really hard at reading this year, and their hard work shows!  The best part of their doing well, for me, was that they were excited to read!  They could not wait to take their turn to go read for one of our testers (we do not test our own students for this test).  One asked to go read during recess!  They truly looked forward to their turn to "show what they know" and were all confident in their abilities as readers.

Over the next week or so, we are embarking on a little project-based learning journey.  Check back soon to hear about our adventure.  We are exploring animals and their habitats.  What experiences have you had with project-based learning?

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