The Coach's Corner

Keeping Taylor Teachers in the Know, October 12

PLC

Tuesday: 5th Grade

Wednesday: 3rd Grade

Thursday: 2nd Grade

Friday- GMT


Wednesday Staff Meeting: see the flier attached to this email for what to bring for your grade level. Also, please bring your Exemplar rubric and a sample of student problem solving using the rubric. We will be looking at Exemplars from a vertical lens.


Thank you for replying to the Mindset book study reflection questions! We will re-visit these questions when Ramy is here on October 21st!


Here is a great picture book and lesson that incorporates the growth-mindset from a student perspective:

https://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/spires/

Famous Failures

Sign-Up Genius

I have loved being in your classrooms! Please sign up below for a time for me to model lessons, co-teach, or teach your class while you visit another classroom for a learning walk. :)


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090445afad22aa8-classroom
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Social Studies

  • Click here to access a power point that goes over the materials in the new adoption.
  • The curriculum writers are embedding many of the leveled readers in the lesson plans so you don't have to go far to find ideas for implementation.

ELAR

Writing

The second nine week of writing is now available in Eduphoria Forethought. Please note the following:

· There is a grammar talks focus.

· There are suggested assessments linked within the document.

· Other graphics are now also linked with the document.


Reading

Cluster 3 for grades K-2 is now loaded. Please take time to watch the videos of Cluster 3 for grades K-2. Many new insights and learning has transpired during this time. You will notice that many of the resources needed for the cluster are attached to the cluster planner. The documents are now linked within Eduphoria through Google Docs.


Kinder

Cluster 3 starts November 9th.

· This is a three week cluster.

· Please view: Video: Cluster 3: Visualize to Experience

· Please pay close attention to the process clarity, suggested student assessments, and suggested response.

· Please notice the process coding strategies trickled throughout the cluster planner and mentor lessons. Explicit examples have been demonstrated throughout.

· There are 8 new mentor lessons.


1st Grade

Cluster 3 starts October 26th.

· This is a three week cluster.

· Please view: Video: First Grade Cluster 3: Visualize to Experience

· Please pay close attention to the process clarity, suggested student assessments, and suggested response.

· Please notice the process coding strategies trickled throughout the cluster planner and mentor lessons

· There are 4 new mentor lessons.


2nd Grade

Cluster 3 starts October 26th.

· This is a three week cluster.

· Please view: Video: Second Grade Cluster 3: Visualize to Experience

· Please pay close attention to the process clarity, suggested student assessments, and suggested response.

· Please notice the process coding strategies trickled throughout the cluster planner and mentor lessons. Explicit examples have been demonstrated throughout.

· There are 5 new mentor lessons.

MATH

I have attached (in the email) some Exemplars "conversation cards" that can easily be added to problem solving stations. These cards are a great way to help students embed the process standards into their daily problem solving.


PreK and Kinder Job Embedded PD-date change to Nov. 10 due to schedule conflicts.


Modified Math CBAs are located under Special Education folder on Forethought. Modified scantrons are separate from regular CBAs.


Kinder and 1st grade Academic Report Cards have been revised under a new format that does not allow to shade out nine weeks columns for specific standards; therefore, if the student has not learned the concept yet then mark "Developing".


Job Embedded PD: Please register on Eduphoria- 1 teacher per team.

5th Grade: October 15 at CTE

2nd Grade: October 22 at CTE

1st Grade: November 3 at CTE

SCIENCE

ALL 5th and 4th grade science teachers are highly encouraged to attend your monthly district grade level science collaboratives from 3:30-5:30:


  • Oct. 20-5th grade
  • Oct. 27-4th grade


Participants will receive 2 hours PD credit. Sign up through eduphoria workshop. Teachers across the district get to collaborate about upcoming lessons, CBAs, data, and teaching strategies that are working in their classrooms