Archive | August, 2010

Goal one update: 31st August

30 Aug

Goal One:

Updated on the 31st August

This data has been collected from the most recent IKAN test that all of my children attended. It focuses on four areas in mathematics FNWS, BNWS, fractions, place value and basic facts. It shows where children understand and where they need to work, which is great for my focus group.

As some of my children have moved up, they are working in different groups than where they started at the begining of the year.

Entry Data of Target group:( including attitudinal survey) Year Level: Level:   Background Knowledge:
Jade
Trey
3
3
3
3
   
Liam H 3 3    
Kaleb 4 3    
Jessica 4 3 Indian  
John 4 3    

The entry data showed this:

Over the year this data has changed.

This is th second IKAN test data:

New Data:14-06-10 Students: Year Level: Level: Background Knowledge:
Jade
Trey
43 (moving to 4) 3
3
   
Liam H 4 3    
Kaleb 3 (moving to 4) 3    
Jessica 4 (moving to 5) 3 Indian  
John 3 (moving to 4) 3    

The lastest data shows:

New Data:31-08-10 Students: Year Level: Level: Background Knowledge:
Jade
Trey
4 (moving to 5)4 3
3
   
Liam H 4 (moving to 5) 3    
Kaleb 4 3    
Jessica 4 (moving to 5) 3 Indian  
John 4 3    

It is great to see the change in all of the children. It is obvious that they all have made improvements.

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4 Aug

4th August

Debbie Trail

Motivation and engagement

This afternoon I attended an EPF professional development course at Awapuni primary school. Debbie, our literacy teacher, at Central Normal School, was running the workshop. It was great to see some examples of different activities and ideas that we should explore within our classes. I liked how it focused solely on our literacy goal and had ways of helping our target children. Though there was so much to take in here are the main points I got from the workshop:

–          Boys are more motivated to read texts that give information e.g. newspapers, magazines, Non-fiction texts etc.

–          That boys need to have a change in activities to keep them busy and always doing new things.

–          That reaching a target set is important, putting those high standards in place, that can be achieved, and scaffolding those boys to reaching the target. Show them, model to them, that it is possible to reach that standard.

–          Pasifika children do not like to read aloud, or be singled out. They also are not risk takers e.g. if you ask them to predict, they will not attempt as they do not believe they have the ability to do so.

–          Quick share, where the children (all) decide on one word to sum up an idea or what you are talking about and then quickly the teacher goes around every child and hears their word. Not singling anyone out, but making expectations clear to children that all need to participate.

–          Think, pair, share- brought up, I do this often but allowed me to see that it is cultural sensitive.

–          Learnt some websites I can use to extend my top readers- elearningbop.wikispaces.com/literacy+progressions or even TKI site as a resource for myself, literacy progressions.

–          How we can use the literacy progressions as teaching points.

–          Reader’s theatre- effective way to teach reading- look into.

–          Had some good readings for different approaches to different cultures.

What I now will use to enhance D.J, my target Childs, learning:

–          Give him a range of texts to read that show information- magazines, Non-Fiction texts.

–          Put a target in place for him, have high expectations, but show that these expectations can be achieved, by modelling.

–          Quick share- will apply to whole class- great idea!

These are only some ideas that I would like to apply to my teaching, overtime I may add other ideas in, but for now three is enough to focus on.