Heather Janes

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Recent Posts by Heather

Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:21 PM in Standardized Testing
And so...I will begin this post with a pitty party for me. My kids have a 70% passing rate on our Ohio Achievement Assessment. I work my butt off, what else can I do?? How can I teach without worrying for this stupid test???????! Okay, so seriously, how do I successfully (keyword) teach so my kids can do this work? Thank you for any help! I trust all NSTA advice! :) Heather

Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:31 PM in A classroom terrarium?
I had a plan to do terrariums this year, but they were just too overwhelming. The 'recipe' I had called for algae, which I could not locate locally and didn't want to spend my whole budget on to ship it/purchase it. So...the bottles were recycled at the end of the year. I guess after reading the above posts, it is okay to start small!! :)

Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:08 PM in Formative Assessment
Hi Kathy, I am in Ohio, we are in the process of instating our own standards in the upcoming school year. I have topics of: light and sound, ecosystems and interactions in ecosystems, inquiry (which is hard for me to assess because it IS part of everything, does that make sense??), and pretty much the whole darn solar system. I use some of the formative assessments found in the NSTA books by K...





Recent Public Collections by Heather


Assessment

2 Resources

I am collecting resources to help me assess my 5th graders' growth.



Assessment for Learning
Type: Journal Article
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Improving Learning in Science With Formative Assessment
Type: Book Chapter
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Light and Sound

Light and sound items



Force and Motion!

F and M items ;)