Haley's Coaching Corner

Keeping Elliott teachers in the KNOW!

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Please check out the latest information I have to share with you. Many of you asked me some great questions that I hope I have answered here for you. As always, please let me know if you have any questions or would like to meet. I'm here to support you!



The purpose of Exemplars is to explicitly teach students how to use the process standards in math. The problem solving plan was created to guide the gradual release of responsibility to students. After you have finished the 5 week plan (12 weeks for Kinder) you have the flexibility to choose the problems and decide which focus each problem lends itself to best. At that point, you can choose problems from Exemplars, Lone STAAR, and/or the district provided problem solving. You can also choose how many processes to look at in each problem now that they have a solid foundation.

Nitty Gritty:

  • This counts as your daily problem solving
  • Sept. 8 - Grades K-5 start implementing Exemplars with a focus on the process of Problem Solving
  • The most current Exemplar information can be found on Forethought under Math: Cluster 1: Developing Mathematical Processes
  • You can choose Exemplars from the instructional task/formative assessment or summative assessment task
  • After the 5 week implementation plan, rubrics can be used informally or formally as a grade
  • On Day 5, you can choose a problem from Exemplars, Lone STAAR, or the district provided problem solving (provided for K-2) to be your formative assessment, if you don't want to create your own


ESTAR is the new screener for 2nd-4th that will be administered in the winter (no fall administration).

TEMI, math screener, administered only to kinder this fall (if needed, administer to specific 1st graders for SST purposes).

Engaging Mathematics for 5th grade is here! I received one copy from the district (other grade levels are still in production).

Word Wall Update

In the past we have placed math word wall words under the horizontal word wall. We are now going to group them by concept instead of the linear format. You could use concept webs or anchor charts to do this. Within each math cluster on Eduphoria, click on "Content Vocabulary" for more information.

Departmentalized Grade Levels:

ELAR words will continue to be added to the word wall in the Math/Science teacher's room.


Grammar Talks: Love seeing these in action! Please let me know if you would like for me to model one for you, or if you want to talk through it some more.

Grade Level Professional Development

Check out the grade level specific PD calendar (blue polka dot) I put in your box for the dates.

Please remember each grade level should send one representative to each PD.

The C&I Department at admin will be paying for the subs. Login to AESOP and choose the ‘C&I Department” on the dropdown under absence reason. This will let payroll know to use their budget code.


Need more information about dyslexia? Check out the video below.
What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley