Apparently, it’s the first day of fall. You wouldn’t know that if you lived where I live. Mainly because you would have passed out from the heat already. Supposedly, it’s going to be in the 80s next week. Fingers crossed.
Anywho, Happy First Day of Fall. I am looking forward to this season. I enjoy it. I can hibernate without feeling ashamed.
A bunch of bloggers (over 50) are having a sale to welcome fall.
I said, why not? Me too. Granted, I still only have a couple of things that you might like for yourself, and I can’t really call it a store yet, but everything’s on sale. Click on any of the pics to go to my kiosk.
If I type fast I may be your very first poster!!!
I don't get it. Social studies tests in first grade????? Is that a district mandate? I really don't get it! Up here is the northern half of the state, we are not required to give social studies tests. That either means we are ahead of you (I HOPE!!!) or behind you (…and will have to start giving those tests).
Hope your tooth is behaving and all your tooth worries get resolved.
An Open Door
When I taught Core Knowledge at a charter school we had to give S.S. and Science tests and they were HARD! But once I realized I was able to make up my own that helped out the situation a little. Now that I'm in a public school, nobody has really brought it up either way. So I'm thinking I won't until someone tells me I should be and then I can pull the *Sorry I'm new and I didn't know better* card. But in the past we'd play games, like tables vs. tables to come up with the correct answer to any and all test problems so they had at least heard all the right answers one time!
Falling Into First
We don't have to give tests in s.s or science, but I still think I will steal that hot potato game to review information anyway. Super cute idea.
Adventures in Room 5
D. Frideley says
We do common assessments in every grade K-12 for each 6 weeks. We are "Data-Driven" or I prefer to call it, "Test-Driven" (last year we did them every 3 weeks and we barely had time to teach). This year, I'm looking for new ways to review. I usually do a jeopardy style game on my projector. I've done a price is right show called, "answer is right". I set up 4 stations and each teacher ran a game. 2-3 students came up and competed, whoever won got to answer the question. The kids loved it. One was a big spinner (with $$ on it), one was a scooter dash, one was a bowling station (using water bottles, sand and a basketball) and finally one was a bean bag toss onto a target. It worked well, but was a lot of work. Each teacher had their own subject (math, science, ss and reading). It was fun, but a lot of work.
Miss Kindergarten says
bhahahah! what did you learn!? always explain the bathroom situation! 😉
Jennifer K. says
wow – I can't believe you have a S.S. test! We don't have any curriculum materials for it, (although we do have a pacing calendar)so it's entirely up to us how we teach and assess it. Basically if you participate and pay attention to you get a "3" lol.
Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten
Casey Turner says
Thanks so much for joining up for my sale Kristin! 🙂
Second Grade Math Maniac: Fall Sale!
Amy J says
We have to give grades/tests in science and social studies too…but I usually make them pretty darn easy because it seems like a LOT for first graders. I love your hot potato idea. Thanks!
PS – I might pee my pants if I was in your class too, because I wouldn't have wanted to miss a second of that fun game.
PS #2 – I had major issues while trying to post my comment. I apologize…I'm on cold medicine. I don't konw what else to say for myself.
What Happens in First Grade
Heather's Heart says
OMGoodness! I will ALWAYS explain the potty rules now. I am glad you and the bear stayed dry!
We have Science and SS standards but no test as of right now. I do think that is coming though…BOO!
Come check out my give away when you get the chance. You can win a prize package that includes a $50 Target gift card, a $25 TpT gift card AND a $25 Lakeshore gift card. Since you have been such a HUGE blessing to me, I would love for you to be part of it. =)
I love the hot potato idea for reviewing for tests!
LOVE the bear idea….seriously, how many tricks do you have up your sleeve ????
Cindy Calenti says
I love your bear review idea.
I teach early childhood education at the college level- but I still love review games. (I count them as great modeling activities for future teachers).
My favorite review game is using a "Bop It" stick. We pass the Bop It – everyone does what it asked (hopefully fast enough) until it "squawks" at someone for not responding correctly. That person answers the question and we start the Bop It going around again. You need to put it on "pass mode".
It's SOOO much fun! They are really cheap (at Target). I often see them at yard sales- even cheaper!
Granny Goes to School
Katie Knight says
You are amazing. I just review for a rest. You are one fun teacher girl!
Oh good Lord above if they make me give another test/learning GOAL/learning TARGET/smart goal/"spotlight kid"/intervention plan/trimester assessment/apple peaches pumpkin pie…
Thank you for inspiring me! 🙂
Kindergarten Squared says
Thank you for cracking me up at 1:40 in the morning! Woke up from a crazy dream, thought "why not visit some blogs like a nut job who doesn't have to teach 22 cuties in 5 hours, started at Shuna p's Pocketful kinders, met her Sunday new person", and voila…ended up right here! You are just too too funny! Glad I found you!
the teacher diva says
Great packet! Love it!
wendy mccarty says
Love,Love, Love your stuff! I vote..VELMA! 🙂
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