Thursday, April 17, 2008
Another Standard Snapshot #3
Standard Snapshots are those "snapshots" of our work that we send home to parents to help them benchmark their own child's work. Each parent receives the standard snapshot which is a piece of student work that meets the standard. The two-sided colored paper (a different color paper for each grade level) includes a child's standard work on one side and commentary on the other side to explain how the work meets the standard. In this case, the standard piece in kindergarten is a response to literature - the writing unit just completed. Attached to the snapshot will be a piece of each child's work so the parent gets a standards piece, why it meets the standard and their own child's work of the same task. The idea is that parents can look at the standard piece of student work and compare how their own child is doing. Most student work is kept in the child's portfolio and doesn't go home so this is a quick look for families at how their child is doing in writing. It is important to us that we pick an "at standard" piece for the snapshot so that parents can see if their child's work exceeds the standard or maybe does not meet the standard. It's a way to train parents on what standard work looks like and what their own grade level expectation should be. Below is this week's Kindergarten Standard Snapshot on Response to Literature.