Posts made in November, 2014

Making It Tangible: Moving from Concrete to Abstract

Making It Tangible: Moving from Concrete to Abstract

      True understanding takes place when a child grasps not only how but also why a process works. Research by Jerome Bruner (Bruner, 2000) states that instructional strategies build understanding for students when they move from the concrete (manipulatives or math tools) to the pictorial (visual models or drawings) to the abstract (symbols). CPA is an instructional technique used across the district in our mathematics...

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Grammar: Cornerstone of Communication

Grammar: Cornerstone of Communication

Grammar: Cornerstone of Communication   As the foundation of communication, the presence of grammar in the classroom is fundamental. Author and educator, Kelly Gallagher, states, “Let’s not forget that writing has become much more than a school activity; it has become a cornerstone for living a literate life.” In regards to grammar and conventions, what is our goal in Desoto County Schools? We aim for students to embrace the concepts of grammar...

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DCS K-2 Standards Based Report Card

DCS  K-2 Standards Based Report Card

    This school year, DeSoto County Schools opted to use a standards-based report card in Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade. There are two main reasons for this change: to help prepare our students for the requirements set forth by the Literacy-Based Promotion Act (Senate Bill No. 2347/ MS Code 37-177-1) and to give them the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of their grade-level standards by the end of the school year. With...

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