RE 5040 Fall 2011
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sarah patten
response to Marlee on Standards
Tue Dec 6, 2011 20:58
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I agree! We do not celebrate the growth of each child! Some children show growth but not at the level required at that grade level. We need to rejoice with each child reaching a milestone even if it is at a slower pace than the average child!

  • Standards - Marlee Wright, Mon Dec 5 11:33
    It can be pretty difficult some days, but that makes those rewarding days even sweeter! I love kindergarten - the children grow so much that year. It does trouble me that we have to move at such a... more
    • response to Marlee on Standards - sarah patten, Tue Dec 6 20:58
      • Re: response to Marlee on Standards - MaryBeth, Mon Dec 12 09:25
        Sarah- This is so true! I just wish everyone understood this!
      • Re: response to Marlee on Standards - Ruth Ann Timmons, Sun Dec 11 21:24
        You are right Sarah. It is important to help each child see their progress/success and celebrate their individual growth instead of always focusing only on the expectation levels set by the state.
      • growth - Amanda Solesbee, Wed Dec 7 23:03
        I also agree! I am a huge advocate for celebrating growth at whatever amount it might be at their instructional level. It is hard to get others to follow that celebration as for me in a testing... more
    • Re: Standards - Nakita Carson, Tue Dec 6 19:06
      I completely agree Marlee! I am so glad that student's promotion to 4th grade does not depend strictly on passing the EOG's anymore! I have felt for a very long time that we need to judge student... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011