Monday, October 28, 2013

Wow- I finally finished my November Math Stations!

At my school our Kindergarten team decided to do a book study on Debbie Diller's Math Stations book.  As a result of our early conversations, and because I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for on TpT I decided to venture into the world of creating math work stations- and, several weeks later I can say that I am finished with it.  Our idea was to create activities that can be used over and over again with different twists of skills and different themes.  The November math stations has LOTS of counting and number activities because that's what we're working on right now.  We will see how we like it, but here are some samples of what's included.  Check out the finished product here. Oh, did I mention that it's discounted in price (by $1) through the end of the week!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

DIBELS First Sound Fluency

Oh the DIBELS test!  So much to say about it... We finally got our results from the beginning of the year assessment just a couple of weeks ago.  Since they changed the benchmark scores my teammates and I have, on average 12 intensive kiddos, the rest strategic and just a handful of core students.  This means that we are supposed to progress monitor the intensive every week and the strategic every other week.  And the score they have to get to twice before they test out is 52!  This seems so high- especially since most of their scores on the first test were in the teens.  I have 17 out of 23 students that I need to test either weekly or every other week...  Seems a bit daunting, doesn't it?  And, on top of that, the test means nothing to anyone. Last year we used it as part of our SLO (Student learning objective) for our evaluation, but this year it has no significance to anyone.  Yet we are required to do it.  Anyway, off my DIBELS rant, and on to a freebie I made.  I made this First Sound Fluency game to help students practice beginning sounds.  It's quick and easy. 

Get it at my TpT store.  Here's the link: First Sound Fluency {FREEBIE}