The Bilingual Coach's Corner
Happy New Year!
What is your New Year's resolution for your classroom?
Your coaches can help! Be sure to reach out and set up a time to engage in a coaching cycle around an area that you would like to grow your practice.
¡Felicitaciones to the Premios Bilingüe winners!
Ilia, el Cachorrito - nueva a FPG, aprende 'trucos nuevos' fácilmente, incorpora ideas y estrategias diferentes para ayudar a sus estudiantes. Es dulce y siempre positiva.
Olivia, the Beaver - always looking at her 'dam data' to identify the specific needs of students in order to target instruction and make lessons meaningful for students.
Karen, el Búho - Al igual que éste animal, es muy flexible ante los cambios y también tiene el cuello flexible y lo mueve para todos los lados para poder ver lo que esta pasando a su alrededor.(tomando selfies de toda ocasión :) Siempre tranquila en su árbol, nada la alborota y se mantiene positiva.
Larisa, el Loro - implementa actividades para hacer que los niños conversen en clase y tengan comprensión de textos mediante conversaciones profundas.
Margarita, la Gata - curiosa frente la tecnología, se anima a implementar programas tecnológicos en sus clases.
Gaby, Jaimee & Mary, the Ox Peckers - these teachers have a true mutually beneficial relationship with their teachers. They work together and look out for each other in order to ensure the best instruction possible for the students they serve.
Louise, the Book Work - supports teachers and coaches with literacy materials any day, and time and with a smile.
2nd grade - Copa Bilingüe - the Sail Fish - This team works together to problem solve, find materials, and support each other in implementing units of study.
Middle of Year Benchmarks
Grades K-3 - January 7-16 (Please be sure to start with TRC first, and then move to your other assessments)
Grades 4/5 - January 5-16
If you need any help or have concerns, please be sure to reach out to Melody!
Thanks in advance to all the specialists that will be providing support to teachers to ensure all students are tested within the window.
Literacy focus for this term
We will begin with writing about reading and then move to instructional strategies to support students in a variety of writing scenarios. Please mark your calendars for the following dates!
January 20 and February 16 - Professional Development 8-12
January 27 and February 24 - Self-selected during-school professional development (more details to come soon!)
The importance of TA's to support literacy instruction!!!
Nairobi is playing a memory game with key vocabulary words during the reading block.
David is playing a game to practice high frequency words during the reading block.
Gaby is working 1-1 to check the student's ability with sound recognition.
Using comprehensibility inputs in our lessons
The use of realia, TPR, visuals, charts, graphic organizers, and other effective resources are being used on a daily basis at our school!
Visuals + Gestures
Zuleika is modeling turn and talk steps for effective student interactions. She has a visual to guide the students and uses gestures and a song to remind the steps to follow.
Lisa has a corner in her room where she has realia related to every unit she works on. Students are exposed to the vocabulary with concrete examples.
Denise teaching key vocabulary of a text using TPR. Students were engaged and motivated to learn.
Visuals + Gestures
A fantastic way to celebrate learning!