Happy Holiday Break everyone! I am prepared for 2 weeks of sleeping in, catching up on books, working on some TPT products, and family time. But I also want to spend time planning for my students using data I have collected on them for Reading and Math. The way I communicate the kids' data to them in a way they can get motivated about is my class data bulletin board. We have a jungle theme, so I titled the board "Swinging to Success!" Each student has their name written on a little monkey, and I pin their monkey on their reading level and on their Mad Minute level for Math. After my mid-year reading benchmarks, every child got to see their monkey swing up the chart. It is very rewarding for them to see their growth, and they are very supportive of helping their friends who are struggling during Read to Someone time. Here is what my board looks like:
As you can see, we have a lot of work to do on our Mad Minute levels, and according to DRA, more than half my class is still behind on their reading level. I teach at a charter school that accepts only low-income families, and most are Hispanic, so Reading is a major area of concern. But I have already had some students make 2 years of growth, and I can't wait to see how high my little monkeys swing next time I DRA them! What about you? How do you share your data with your students?