We have "Learning Targets" or short -term goals. We talk about them and they are posted in the back of our room. These are Texas Standards that are written in kid-friendly language. Following are some learning targets that we have been working on:
First Quarter Learning Targets:
Math Learning Targets:
I can count hundreds, tens and ones.
I can read and write numbers to 999.
I can count thousands, hundreds, tens and ones.
I can read and write numbers to 1,200.
I can make numbers in different ways.
I can problem solve using reasoning.
I can name a whole number on a number line.
I can show the position of a whole number on an open number line.
I can put whole numbers up to 1,200 in order.
I can tell and compare whole numbers up to 1,200 using symbols (<, >, =)
I can use place value to put numbers to 1,200 in order .
I can use place value to tell and compare numbers to 1,200 using symbols (<,>,=)
I can make a number that is greater than or less than another whole number to 1,200.
I can sort numbers and find patterns to solve problems.
I can add facts to 20 using doubles and near doubles.
I can add facts to twenty by adding in any order.
I can add facts to. 20 adding three numbers.
I can add facts to twenty by making ten.
I can problem solve and explain my solution using words pictures numbers or symbols.
I can name even and odd numbers.
I can make numbers that are 10 more 10 less, 100 more and 100 less.
I can find patterns in a set of numbers.
I can find the missing number in 2 and 3 digit addition/subtraction problems.
I can make a table and look for a pattern.
Language Arts Learning Targets:
I can describe main characters in works of fiction including their traits.
I can identify the setting of a text.
I can identify main idea and supporting details of text.
I can identify and understand cause and effect.
I can decode multi-syllabic words.
I can use complete sentences with subjects and predicates.
I can use identify and create interrogative, declarative, and exclamatory sentences.
I know and can identify nouns.
Science Learning Targets:
I can explain and use the scientific process.
I can identify the 3 states of matter and give examples of each.
I can demonstrate how to change an objects physical properties (i.e cutting or melting)
I can explore the changes in materials caused by increasing or decreasing light, heat and sound energy
I can explore numerous ways to balance two and three-dimensional objects by using counterweights
I can locate the the stable position of an object when balanced.
I can compare patterns of different movement
Social Studies Learning Targets:
I can recite the pledge and understand its meaning.
I can identify the USA on a map or globe.
I understand the importance of classroom and school rules and the role I play.
I can explain the significance of various community, state, and national celebrations such as Columbus Day.
I can describe the order of events by using designations of time periods such as historical and present times.
I can explain how people and events have influenced my local community history (ex. Christopher Columbus).