Kindergarten Reporting

In Lorna’s class, the reporting system that will be used is Teaching Strategies GOLD. The primary purposes of this system are to help teachers observe and document children’s developmental learning over time. Teaching Strategies GOLD is not designed as a screening or diagnostic tool. The information obtained is just to be used as one part of a larger system of data collection for decision making.

In Justin, Liz and Diane’s classes, a Skills Checklist will be used. During conferences, teachers will also share a rubric of the Habits of Mind and where your child falls in each rubric.

Skills Checklists will be used to report to families about their children’s progress on specific standards-based skills related to Massachusetts State Frameworks in Math, Literacy and Science.

Habits of Mind is a rubric that is used to help students see where they are as learners and community members as well as showing them a clear path to what they can do to grow. The 5 Habits of Mind are Persevere to Understanding, Think Flexibly, Construct Logical Arguments, Analyze and Interpret and Seek out Challenge.

Nightly Reading. We expect families to enjoy and talk about books together. We expect that families will make every effort to read at least 10-20 minutes nightly with kindergartners. You are also welcome to sign out books from the Cambridgeport School Library or the Cambridge Public Library for your nightly reading.