Coaching Connection

April 16-20

Thank you for all you do!

I know how crazy these last couple of weeks before testing and then the end of the year can be. Your time and effort are greatly appreciated!! It doesn't go unnoticed. I know how much time all of the differentiated lesson planning and skills groups along with Data Dives takes as well as everything else going on. It doesn't just happen. It takes a lot of time and effort. Your students are truly lucky.


Accreditation is upon us! Please be sure to leave your feedback on this Padlet before April 18th.

Schedule Change!!

Mrs. Stubley has given you a free week on March 28th, so now we are going rearrange April just a bit to make sure you have 2 Wednesdays to meet with your grade levels. We know how important that is to you!

April 11th- Grade Level Meetings

April 18th- Full Faculty instead of Committees

April 25th- Grade Level Meetings

April 18 Full Faculty Agenda

Grades K-2- Please bring a Math or Science lesson plan that you would like to revise for increasing rigor.

School Visit Feedback Survey

PLEASE make sure to complete this by April 19th if you haven't done so yet.

SC Ready and SC PASS Testing

May 1st- 3rd Grade ELA Day 1

May 2nd- 3rd Grade ELA Day 2

Math 3rd- 3rd Grade ELA Makeup Testing

May 8th- 3rd Grade Math, 4th and 5th Grade ELA Day 1

May 9th- 4th and 5th Grade ELA Day 2

May 10th- Makeup Testing

May 14th- 5th Grade Math

May 15th- 4th Grade Math

May 16th- Makeup Testing

May 17th- 4th Grade Science, 5th Grade Social Studies

Tentative Small Group Schedule

Subject to change based on new IEPs, 504s, and ESOL

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PD in your PJs

Optional- Due before 4/27

IC Calendar

4/12- Plain School Tour

4/13- Data Dives

4/17- A-Team and IEPs

4/18- Half Day Webinar

4/19- Off Campus- PowerSchool and PowerTeacher

Technology Tidbits

Padlet still has a free “Basic” plan offering new users 3 free Padlet walls. Existing users are allowed to use any pre-existing Padlet walls plus 3 additional free Padlet walls. Padlet gives the option for an upgrade to a paid plan, starting at $8.25 per teacher per month.

3 Alternatives to Padlet

1. Dotstorming is a real-time group brainstorming and decision making App that allows
groups of people to collaborate on a topic.

2. Linoit is an online tool which can serve as a virtual bulletin board for both students and

3. Wakelet is a creative space that will allow for collaboration.