Saturday, October 25, 2008

M.A.P. by Grade Level

Are you prepared? You don't want to be caught without your feathers. :) April will be here before you know it.

November M.A.P. Checklist

___ I work hard to build positive relationships with my students.

___ I create a positive and caring classroom environment.

___ I have high, yet appropriate, expectations.

___ I teach with brain-friendly strategies and assess the written curriculum.

___ I teach all GLEs and remember to pay close attention to R2C, R3C and R1H in Comm. Arts.

___ I teach all Goal Process Standards and remember to pay close attention to 1.6, 2.2, 3.5 in Comm. Arts.

___ I use the Communication Arts Interpretations Standards for Secret Recipe Questions in Reading. “I know this because the text says _____________________ and ____________.”

___I give COLD assessments with descriptive feedback to students over GLEs taught in the classroom.

___I use the Depth of Knowledge Wheel and spend a lot of time in the skills/concepts level (level II) and strategic thinking level (level III).

___I use the D.E.S.E. Math GLE examples for morning work in my classroom.

___I teach the vocabulary from D.E.S.E. in Communication Arts, Math and Science with connections, movement and visuals.

___I have my students write friendly letters AND respond to prompts. Their writing has a beginning, middle and end AND lots of details, details, details!

___I eat well, get plenty of rest and exercise.

This is meant to be a stress-reduction checklist. If you’re doing the items on this list, you’re on the right track. Hang in there!

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