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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Moving on...and a freebie too!

We are moving on! Now it is the fifth week of first grade. A lot is happening in the next couple of weeks. One that makes me cringe is: giving the SAT10 Kindergarten test as a pre-test. So that....we can give the SAT10 First Grade test next April to show how valuable or invaluable my teaching is! Yes. Tennessee is making teacher's evaluations be 35% test scores. Since 1-2 grades didn't give the TCAP test, I didn't "own" my scores. My 35% was stolen from the 4th grade scores. Legal--yes I guess. Maybe. But now I guess it is really a non-issue. I will be held accountable.

Don't get me wrong. I don't mind this--except we are in the fifth week of school. We have settled into a routine (of sorts). But the room will have to be stripped of every number, letter, and word for this test. That makes me sad. It infuriates me. But. oh. well.

This week we will be working on questions and statements. I've made a little freebie for you (and me of course!) that can be used in small groups or partners or individuals in a work station. Each set of cards has a question and answer using the same words. The pictures are for sorting them. The last slide has the recording sheet. My kiddos are having a difficult horrible time putting words in an order to make a good sentence.


Scrambled Questions


  1. Hello fellow TN teacher! We got our 35% from our 4th grade as well last year. We have an evaluation meeting on Tuesday so there's NO telling what we will have to do now. **sigh**

    Blessing to you!

    Strive to Sparkle

  2. I am in Knoxville and we're giving our SAT this week too. I'm depressed about testing these little guys and know that we'll have melt-downs, lol. Of course, covering everything doesn't make me happy either..GRRRRR...I wish you well hon and ty for the freebie!

  3. Hi Jeanne,
    Thank you for popping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment :)
    I didn't know about your very cute blog ... I'm about to become your newest follower.
    Take care!

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