Today's teachable moment occurred during our data chat with our principal. It is truly a great moment when colleagues come together and share ideas. Our science series comes with an FCAT test prep book, which is written for students who are clearly not in first grade. I struggle with this book because I know I should be preparing my students for that illusive FCAT, but they never do well on these assessments. So today I brought it up and learned that other teachers on my team are using it as a teaching tool, without using it as assessment, who knew??? Thank you fellow first grade teachers for leading me in the right direction.