It was a great day to do the end of the unit math assessment since they weren't tired from other things going on. They did really well.
Which leads me to something great that happened today. My principal does this sight word test with each child every September/January/June. Then she gives us a score that tells us how they did. I have been thinking my kids were doing amazing, but wanted her to see that too. Since she is
Anyway, she did the test early on my room for some reason and her results came back today. Not one of my kids was below average anymore. Instead my lowest was more in the high-average range. I could tell she was impressed. I mean she just said, "I was surprised by how M did." But, I heard, "WOW! You are doing such a great job!" I have to listen this way to avoid low self-esteem.
Finally, she did add that the most important thing she learned from my kids was that they were able to really talk about how they learn and plan to grow in their reading. They used terminology like sight words and word wall and reading levels! I couldn't have coached them better. I LOVE them.