Sunday, April 19, 2015

1, 2, 3.....EOG!

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Today I must take a moment to celebrate the fact that it is my 100th blog post for Life on the Fly! It has been so rewarding to share my journey as a school counselor with others around the world, and I appreciate those that have taken a moment to read a post, make a comment, or contact me behind the scenes. There is no doubt in my mind that this blog has made me a better counselor, especially as it has given me the platform to connect and collaborate with so many other school counselors!

With that being said, I am excited to kick off my Test Success small groups this week. I have been facilitating general homework clubs for the past four to six weeks, depending on the grade level, and am now moving into my structured five-session EOG small groups.  I wrote about my homework clubs in my last post  and was especially excited to try out the app Educreations recently with one of my homework club part, it's free!!! We know when students create something with knowledge they have learned, it gets them into the upper levels of higher order thinking (check out this awesome infographic for Bloom's Revised Taxonomy) and challenges them! One of my fourth graders did a great job of explaining how to convert an improper fraction to a mixed number in the video below,  an often difficult skill for this age group!

I'm sure many of you are also doing Test Success small groups with your "bubble" students or those who need a little extra help with confidence and/or test anxiety.  I have written about my EOG small groups in the past here and have FINALLY put together my Test Success Activity Pack to help you make end of grade test prep as easy as 1, 2, 3....for YOU!  Check out the 15 page PDF at my Life on the Fly TPT store.  Enjoy and Happy Counseling!  ~  Angela
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