Monday, August 1, 2022

Assessment Products for the Start of School!

August is Here! Are you thinking about what activities to use when your students are back in the classroom? It can be daunting to prepare for back to school but also tremendously fun and stimulating to plan the start of a new year. Students need time to adjust to the learning environment and the first weeks can be tough. You may feel overwhelmed by the desire to show students that learning in your classroom is exciting while you also want to ensure that you can support the learning needs of all your students.

You need to know if your students are learning so assessment is a vital aspect of teaching. A quick assessment of sight words at the beginning of the year is important to see where the children are starting out. Sight words, high-frequency words, core words or popcorn words are important to master. These words represent a high proportion of English text and a child will gain confidence, in the beginning, to read a text if they already recognize a high proportion of the words. Look for resources that you can use to make assessments at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year. An editable resource gives you the freedom to include special words that you have talked about in your lessons. 
Assessments do not have to be time-consuming and boring. They can be engaging and fun. Using Boom™ cards is a great way to make sure that students have a wide selection of activities during the first weeks and is also a great way to include some critical thinking and challenges during the stage when you are trying to get to know your students. What is their favorite breakfast food or color? Boom digital task cards can also be used to assess students’ readiness skills such as identifying shapes, colors, upper and lower case letters and number recognition 1-10. 

Boom™ cards are like task cards. The self-grading activities have been designed to be interactive  The cards are loved by students. Creative ways to get acquainted with your learners will help your students to explore different aspects of themselves as their differences and similarities. You’ll be amazed by the amount of information you learn from All About Me activities by using colorful digital task cards. 

A data binder and boards are a great way for the students to see their own growth throughout the year. A data binder is a smart way to help the students take responsibility for their learning. It can also be used for parent conferences and having well-documented information about students' needs and abilities allow schools to provide students with a detailed plan that sets out targets and strategies to help the child learn. 

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A Warm Welcome to a New Exciting School Year!

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