Today we bagan a diagnostic assessment in math. It is like a test but the purpose is for me to determine strengths and areas for improvement. We will finish this up tomorrow and begin to work on numeration skills on Monday to address any areas that need it.
In English we continued to work on independent reading. The grade 5s wrote me two paragraphs about themselves so that I can learn about them and assess their writing, again looking for strengths and areas for improvement.
All these dianostic assessments help me to plan a programme that specifically meets the needs of each and every student in my class. I will begin reading assessments next week.
The most exciting news of the day is that we got a comment on our blog! A grade 5 class in Austaralia commented and asked us some questions. We commented on their blog today and we are hoping to set up regular communication to learn about one another and our respective countries. Please check out their comment on yesterday’s blog post.