Thanks for all that you do each day to support your child in our zoom classes and beyond!
I have started my one-on-one virtual reading assessments, DIBELS. This first round, I will meet with each student individually for about 15 minutes. I do not know if we will need more time, since this is the first time I have done reading assessments virtually. I anticipate needing some more time to finish the running records (TRC), which I will use to place your child in a guided reading level.
You can learn more about the assessments by clicking here. I will send home a report after I have finished. These are low-stakes assessments to see what each student has learned so far and what I still need to teach. Earbuds or headphones are helpful, but not required. It is extremely important for students to complete the assessment without help from caregivers, so while it may be tempting, please don't help. Thank you for your support!
These assessments will take place after lunch, so I will not be meeting with groups in the afternoon. Instead, I will meet with four or five children individually. It is important that your child be available and ready when it is his/her turn, so students with times scheduled after lunch will be placed in the waiting room until it is their turn. I will post a tentative schedule in Schoology, but please understand that it may change if needed to adjust the length of the testing session.
I will provide asynchronous (independent) work for the rest of the class.
Remember that I am available to help and meet with students and parents during my office hours (Tuesday - Friday between 1:40 - 2:15).
Thank you so much,