Hey hey hey! Greetings! Salutations! Welcome Back!
We’re back from our week-long spring break and have officially entered into “test prep” mode! Whooo! If today’s classes are any indication of how the next two weeks of in-class review will be I am super positive and excited for the great work my students will be mastering. Let’s jump right in!
Today I gave my students a binder/folder that will house all of our in class work. Every student received the same folder, and documents. We set them up and jumped right into our EOG review. Each binder begins with a page that has EOG test taking tips on the front, and a reference page of charts and organizers for completing independent tasks on the back. We are following a very streamlined, uniform reviewing format so students will know what is expected in each section. Each page covers ONE standard/objective of the NC Essential Standards for Science. You can see a sample below:
Class begins by allowing students 5 minutes to complete the warm up. Then we take 5 minutes to review the answers while simultaneously utilizing/practicing test-taking strategies. Next we transition into our direct instruction. Here, I have the guided notes posted on the PowerPoint presentation and use SmartInk to fill in the blanks with the students. After notes are completed, students have approximately 25 minutes to complete their “Apply It” section on a sheet of loose leaf paper. In the bottom right corner of their sheet of loose leaf, students draw a small box and record their answers to the exit ticket questions. This paper is handed in, along with their folders, at the end of class.
Shout out to my wonderful students in class today! Coming back from spring break they did such an awesome job and I’m really proud of them! Look at all these cheerful EOG prep folders ready to help my kiddos!
Tomorrow we will be reviewing the periodic table…8.P.1.2. We’ll see you then!:)