Oh man, all of you enVision people – I wish I had some magic words! I’m going to have to think long and hard about this one and get back to you. I honestly have to say that we just keep on keeping on. I don’t know. We don’t have a lot of time to slow down and smell the math equations because our District Assessment is coming up soon and it covers Topics 1 through 6. It’s a NIGHTMARE – I wish I could show it to all of you. I don’t think you would believe me if I told you the District Assessment tends to be about 10 pages long and about 45 questions! I know! It sounds make believe to me, too!
RIGHT NOW, I am stressing about writing. ~~~~~ Our Progress Reports are due this Friday (didn’t school JUST start???) and I can honestly say that I have no idea where my kids are (academically) in writing. Beats me. Insert blank face and empty hands here. HUH. I guess my two and a half hour language arts block is more about . . . tends to focus on . . . um . . . anyways! I have been incorporating our Step Up to Writing program with the Houghton Mifflin curriculum and I’m wondering what all of these writing samples are actually showing me. So much of it right now is guided and shared pen and all of that stuff. All good stuff but still . . . I repeat, I have no idea where my kids are in writing. Are they on grade level, below grade level, above grade level . . .
I came up with this to help me: