K-4 August

This page contains the resources from the August session.

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Hi everyone
Thanks for a wonderful start! Here's our first powerpoint ... see you in the morning!
Cathy and Sandy
Breakout 1 for August participants.pptx
Breakout 1 for August participants.pptx

Breakout 1 for August participants.pptx
The LNS parent guide: Numeracy

The LNS parent guide: Reading

Day Two:
Hi everyone:
Hope you enjoyed you day and that the math trail was a good way to work up an appetite for dinner! We will look forward to seeing you at the bonfire!
Cathy and Sandy

Here are some links to what we discussed today -
book, "If You Hopped Like A Frog" by David M. Schwartz (good for proportional reasoning)

Sandy mentioned these EQAO resources for understanding achievement:

Here are our two breakout session powerpoints:

Day Three:
Some stuff we talked about...
1. Effective Questioning Monograph at the following url:

2. Question cards with questions from the monograph

3. Some good books:
Group Solutions: Cooperative Activities for K-4 by Jan Goodman
Group Solutions Too!: More Cooperative Logic Activities for K-4 by Jan Goodman and Jaine Kopp

Get It Together: Math Problems for Groups: Grade 4-12 by Tim Erikson, Rose Craig

4. Here are today's powerpoints ... thanks for hanging in so enthusiastically for all three!!

Thanks for an awesome day of learning together!!
Cathy and Sandy

Day Four
Hi everyone
Hope you enjoyed visiting all of the breakout sessions! We are looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow for some great resource sharing!
Cathy and Sandy

Books we discussed:
Suzanne Chapin: Classroom Discussions: Seeing Math Discourse in Action K-6

Susan B. Empson and Linda Levi: Extending Children's Mathematics: Fractions and Decimals

Susan J. Lamon: Teaching Fractions and Ratios for Understanding

Marjorie Petit, Robert Laird, Edwin Marsden: A Focus on Fractions (Routledge)

Epractice Site:

Gap Closing Materials:



Greg's Ideas for Formative Assessment
"Notability" app for iPad - take pictures of math lessons as students are in action - then you can show it on the screen. Also you can give descriptive feedback by giving the student a picture of their student work and then record an audio message for each kid about their work. It integrates with "Dropbox" (an app but also a website). This can then be accessed from a folder created for the students, which they can then listen to. Every child received approximately 3-5 minutes of verbal descriptive feedback prior to producing their final draft.
"Edmoto" is another good website to leave students a little note or assignment, and it integrates with Google Apps.

Another great idea - have students each purchase a usb key and then you can use them in a similar way to what Greg described above to provide feedback and comments to students - and because of the usb, it can be taken home and shared with parents as well.

Here is today's Powerpoint - thanks again for a wonderful week!
Cathy and Sandy