Well I spent the day with a room filled with educators who are all learning more about teaching math to students. We were all together learning more about the research based math program First Steps. It is fascinating to see all the pieces come together in this program. It aligns fairly well with the standardized tests that are given to students in our state, with the exception of how kids learn and understand decimals and fractions. I love having the tools necessary to assess students and determine what key understandings might be missing or misunderstood. All this being said... all that math in my brain has given me a sizable headache!
Tomorrow I'll be meeting with all the title one teachers in my building as well as the principal and reading specialist to review our student caseloads. It should be interesting. I will certainly report back.