One of the most wonderful things about first grade is the tremendous amount of growth we get to witness in our students. We have the equally difficult and rewarding job of helping develop and provoke mastery of the most important literacy and mathematical skills. I don’t think any other grade level has an end result of student success as vast as that of first grade.
Have your students complete the items in this pack within the first weeks of school and then again near the end of school to provide a very visual demonstration of their growth throughout their first grade year.
I give it to my students on the first day and then again near the end of the year, then place both sets of assessments in a folder that is provided to their parents at our Open House at the end of the school year. It is ALWAYS a parent favorite and the most fabulous keepsake of their child's first grade year.