Archive for April, 2014

Beyond Picture Books

After 27 ¾ years in the classroom, I have begun a new journey as the newest member of the Literacy Team at Region 10.  As honored as I am to be here, I feel a kindred spirit with Scaredy Squirrel!  I have ventured into the Unknown!  As with any new adventure, I’ve taken some wrong […]

Sample Questions from the new SAT

Last March, the College Board announced that the SAT would be receiving a face-lift so that it could better assess students. Students will begin taking the new assessment in 2016. The biggest overall change to the test is its requirement for students to “demonstrate sound thinking, rather than test-taking skills” (Jaschik, 2014). Click on the […]

A Pep Talk in the Season of STAAR

With the first rounds of STAAR testing over, we want to extend a virtual high-five to all of the teachers, principals, and students out there.  We know that your hard work is going to show.  In this season of STAAR, we want to remind you that YOU are AWESOME with this pep talk from Kid […]