Good Morning, Teachers,
I hope you are having a great week.
I would like to start off by thanking all of you for the hard work you are doing in your classrooms. Although it is early in the year, you have begun instruction and I observed student behavior demonstrating more time on task and independence. Bravo!
Our meeting for scoring student papers was very productive. The feedback many teachers gave regarding the impact of their teaching using the Calkins' framework was impressive. I would like to add that without good teachers, the framework is not successful. Thank you for doing such a good job. Your students are lucky to have you as teachers.
During my visit, Cherie, Megan, and I are planning on making one coaching visit to each of you to observe your guided reading. We will be doing this Monday-Wednesday. I am assuming, most of the observations will be in the morning time slot, so we are requesting you contact Cherie this week with a day and a specific time so she can create a schedule. Also, please have copies of your guided reading lesson plan available for us prior to our visit.
See you soon,