Thursday, October 4, 2012

What We’ve Been Up To


We’ve been up to our necks in knowledge in 2nd grade!  On top of our regular instruction, our little kiddos have been taking MAPS.  This is our first year with the MAPS assessment, and the kids loooooove it.  I’ve never seen them so excited about a test!  I know myself, Jenna, and our grade partner Erica are anxious to get the reports back and really dissect the data, and come up with a plan of attack. 

Do you MAPS? What do you think of it?

We’re also doing a major overhaul of our report card.  We used to give letter grades, but we’re moving to Progressing {P}, Developing {D}, and Needs Improvement {NI}. 

 I’m curious…what do you do for report cards where you teach?

Here’s a peek into our week in pictures.  We’re really getting into a routine with math games and Read to Self.  I am loving seeing my kiddos so engaged in everything!

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Our book boxes on display.  They <3 their book boxes.

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Read to Self on the carpet. I am loving this picture...everyone is reading, really reading!!!!

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Our adorable I-Pick Chart from The Teacher Wife

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Our EnVisions math games can be pretty fun too!  I always laminate the Topic Openers from EnVisons because of the games on the back, and let them play them for the rest of the unit.

I also wanted to show our torn paper collages we made, and hung up for Back to School Night.  They’re too cute!

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Adorable, right?

I’ll be back sometime soon with a post on how Halloween has thrown up in decorated our room.

Here’s a little sneak peek ;)

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Happy {Almost} Friday!!

-Halle

1 comment:

  1. Our school starts MAPS in 3rd Grade. Last year we discussed going down to 2nd Grade.
    I'd love to see a copy of your report card! We need to revamp ours too! SMILES and stop by anytime!

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