Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Kids are Kids

One of the best opportunities I have had is teaching in both a Title I school in an urban environment, along with an affluent school in a suburban environment. One of the common things is kids are kids. All kids wanted to be treated fairly, have high expectations for them and wanted to feel loved. All kids want someone to truly care they are present at school and care about their well-being. Here is a post I wrote about it:
Kids are Kids

Friday, January 1, 2016

Holiday Collaboration with Andriotti School in Greece

Miss Murray, one of the second grade teachers at Rosehill partnered with Andriotti School in Greece. The students created Christmas cards and wrote letters. Then, the two schools exchanged them. It was culminated with a Skype where students got to meet who they received their Christmas card from. They also compared and contrasted how they celebrated Christmas and the New Year.

6th Grade Genius Hour Night

We had our 6th grade genius hour night on December 3. We invited parents, school board members, district administrators and members of the community. This was a great time for the students to showcase their talents for an authentic audience. We had a great turnout. One of the best things was seeing some once reluctant students become very confident public speakers. This is an image of all the students' passions, along with quotes, feedback of what they learned and what their next steps would be with their project.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

6 Ways to Quote the Text

With Common Core, students continuously need to cite evidence from the text to support their thinking. This is a sheet that really helps students respond to passages where they can best quote the text.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mystery Skype with Class in Michigan

Mrs. Sherman's Class competed in a Mystery Skype with a class in Michigan. They learned a lot about Michigan, while also improving their geography skills.

Mystery Skype with class in Oklahoma

Mrs. Murray's 2nd grade class competed in a Mystery Skype with a 4th grade class in Oklahoma. Students had a blast and even won the Skype. We loved learning more about geography.

Look out your Window Community Skype with Cheery Centre in Nairobi, Kenya

Our 2nd grade is working on a project called, "Look out your Window". Students looked out their window and drew what they saw. From there, teachers talked to them about a suburban community. Students learned what it was like and how it compares and differs from an urban and rural community. Now, students are speaking with classrooms around the world to see what their community is like. The first group of students they talked with was a 2nd grade class in Nairobi, Kenya at the Cheery Centre. The students learned so much from the experience.