Data Binder

Saturday, November 24, 2012 No comments

I have been asked recently about my data binder! Well...by the end of the year- it is FULL!! This is only the beginning therefore, it is kind of empty. I am very proud of my data binder because it is perfect.
This is the cover of my binder. If you know me, you will know that I LOVE polka dots, bling, and glitter! This is a great way to just store their information and then lock it away for 3 years.

This is one of the first things inside of the binder. Previously, I wrote about my IEP's and keeping track. If you missed it, it is located HERE. I then include the goals for each student so it is all at my fingertips.

In our district, we give Fall and Winter diagnostics. This is a reflection of Spring FCAT and FALL Diagnostics,

After every math test, my students will go onto ThinkCentral to enter their math test. If you use the GOMath! Series, then you most likely have access to ThinkCentral.com. I LOVE this website. After I review the tests, I can see where my students were weak or where they were strong. I then have ThinkCentral re-teach the material to them. Re-Teach Tracker is a great way for me to track if they have learned the material or not.

This is the Progress Monitoring that i use to track their grades. These is another way to see if I have re-taught or need to re-teach.

The picture above is the way that we track the students writing. We do Palm Beach Writes and the students write and we grade it based on the holistic scoring by the state of Florida.

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Holiday Season is upon us.

Sunday, November 18, 2012 No comments
Can you believe next Thursday is Thanksgiving?

In our county, we are only open on Monday and Tuesday. Woohoo!!! However, that means it will be two days of craziness! On that note...let's move forward! Our students have just learned how to multiply 2 digit by 2 digits. This week we will be doing a lot of 2 digit by 2 digit and then 3 digit by 2 digit the following week. I decided that we are going to play lots of educational games this week. For math, I am going to write two digits on each plate. The kids will have the plate hung from their neck on a string. They will then have to find a partner to make a multiplication problem. Once they found a partner, they will multiply! It's called a multiply party! I hope to get pictures to show you!

Let's get started on a great week! I will be back on Wednesday!

Goal!!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012 No comments


I know in Palm Beach County, the teachers are evaluated on a system called Marzano's iObservation. Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don't. One really AWESOME thing that I appreciate about this program is that it asks for teachers to create I Can statements for students EVERYDAY.At first, I found this very very very very time consuming. Then...I learned to adapt. I found out that I should keep the I can statements up on the board...but I should have something that will hold them accountable. I keep up the words "By the end of this lesson, i will be able to..." and then I put the goal for the day up in a different color. The students come in the morning, every morning, and fill in the goals. At the end of every block, they enter what they think they are. They also tell me how much they really paid attention. This goal chart has been fantastic in my classroom. I give it to the students on Monday, they file it on Friday. I am in a win-win situation. I use it during parent conferences- instructional reviews- and during Marzano observations. This is a PDF file and it has many questions and they work for many ages. I took some questions from someone else- and I cannot remember who so.... THANK YOU!! I hope that this document can help your students succeed. Here is the Link for it- and it's FREE!!!