Inside a kindergarten classroom with Augustana students

Assessing the Assessments

We are finally back into the swing of things after what felts like months without working with the kindergarten students. This week was my first chance to start focusing on my research topic and see what i can find out. My topic is focused on examining multiple forms of assessments and trying to conclude a [...]

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Our work with the kindergarteners has resumed and I’m extremely excited to start diving into our research topics! Jess and I have chosen to focus on counting-on, and more specifically we would like to identify what subskills are needed in order to count-on and what strategies teachers can utilize to reinforce the addition strategy. The [...]

Let’s Talk About Counting-On…

After what felt like forever, we finally got back in the kindergarten classroom! Over the students’ Spring Break we have been working on writing literature reviews over the research we’ve done to try to answer the questions we are investigating while working with the kids. Jackie and I have chosen to research the same topic, [...]

Spring is Upon Us

This week was our first week back from our own Spring break, and also the last week the students would be in school before their Spring break began. Coming off end of the quarter testing and having gone weeks without seeing us, the students were all excited to be taken out of the classroom and [...]

Its starting to click!

This week was the first time we had a chance to work with both classrooms in what has seemed like a long time due to snow days and being on spring break. On top of that the students at Longfellow were getting excited for their spring break starting at the end of the week. Knowing [...]

Spring Break Fever

This past week I worked with both classes on addition concepts using the add sub application on my iPad. When working with the students, it is clear that some of them are beginning to grasp the concept of addition. For example, after a couple addition problems I asked a group of students if any of [...]

Assessments, Assessments, Assessments.

This week we continued the practice assessments with Mrs. Peterson’s class that we conducted last week in the other room. This time I pulled students out one by one to give them the practice acuity assessments that they will soon be completing on the iPads. Though watching these students complete this standard assessment, I could [...]

Acuity Test Prep

This week was a little crazy and as a result we only got to work with Mrs. Peterson’s class. In preparation for their upcoming acuity tests, we decided to work with her students on a practice acuity test. The test has fifteen questions and covered topics such as comparing numbers, the number sequence, shape identification, [...]

Assessing Assessments

This week proved to be an unexpected one which came equipped with picture day and substitutes, so we only had the chance to work on math with Mrs. Peterson’s class on Tuesday. During the previous Thursday with Mrs. Carmack’s students, however, we had worked with the students to practice their math assessments they would be [...]

100′s Day Joy and Assessment Frustration

This week in Mrs. Peterson’s class we celebrated 100′s day with the students. For the number sense time we worked with the students on making their 100′s day fruit loop necklaces. Each student was asked to put on ten sets of ten fruit loops of alternating colors. It was interesting to see how different students [...]