Instructional Coach Weekly Update

Week of November 28 - December 2

Strategy Spotlight

Below you'll see a poster called - "Your try/My Try." It is a spelling chart that I saw on a bog last week. The teacher explained it as, "When my students have a question about how to spell a word in their writing, they simply write it on the chart and I write the correct spelling when I get a chance. Eliminates the hands-up and wait time, and keeps students writing. Love it!"


I think this would also give you some insight into words/syllable types/spelling patterns your students are struggling with. It probably would only work in a classroom where students feel safe and supported to put their errors out there in front of the whole class, but from her blog post she has found it to be very beneficial.

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This Week

Monday:
  • Intervention check ins for groups that are close to finishing up
  • Assisting with giving several students the Phonemic Awareness screener
  • 10:15 - 5th grade ELA team planning
  • 1:00 - Preschool
  • 2:00 - Meeting w/ Jon and Heather
  • Work with staff

Tuesday:

  • 7:00-8:00 Weekly meeting with Jon
  • 8:30-11:30 - Meeting with principals, ICs, Kelly and Erikka
  • Assisting with giving several students the Phonemic Awareness screener
  • 3:15 3rd grade team planning
  • Work with staff

Wednesday:

  • All day PD at GWAEA - Jim Knight (IC training)

Thursday:

  • All day PD at GWAEA - Jim Knight (IC training)

Friday:

  • 7:30 - Special Ed meeting
  • 12-4 - IC Meeting

Monday pick me up

I saw this image below over Thanksgiving break and it made me smile. I think our building could even add two weeks of Iowa Assessments to that list. It's been a long couple of weeks, but hopefully we can make the next 3.5 weeks great!

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