Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Teaching Tips for the New School Year Article

Prior to the school year, I wrote an article of teacher tips for the new school year. As the new school year approaches, we are often eager and excited for the new groups of kids. As weeks go by, some of this excitement begins to fade. As we near 1st quarter ending, I would like to challenge you to revisit the list to see how many of these things still apply to you. In order to continue to grow, it's always important to continuously reflect.
Edutopia New School Year Article

Honored by DuPont - Third Grade Science Competition Winners

I have to give a shoutout to my third grade class from last school year. They won the third grade division of the Dupont Science Competition. Today, members o DuPont and a scientist flew to Kansas to recognize them and host a science day. Although I was unable to attend, I heard the day was a blast. The students received every bit of recognition for all of their efforts and hard work. What teacher and their students can I help guide to try to win the competition this year? Anyone up for the challenge?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Pen Pals with Mr. McDonnell's Class at Mudgee Public School in Australia

One of my goals has been to help teachers take learning beyond their classroom walls. Today, Mrs. Sherman's class was excited to receive letters from their pen pals in Australia. One of the cool things was using Google Earth to take a tour of their community. Students compared and contrasted their communities. We learned we are over 8,000 miles apart. It was a lot of fun making learning so relevant for the children, while also learning about cultures. It was a great morning of celebrating diversity.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Learning Grammar with Meaning

I am a strong advocate for writing. Writing is something that kids should love, not despise doing. When it came to grammar, I looked for other ways for them to learn these important concepts. Here is my latest article on bringing relevance to grammar.
Learning Grammar with Meaning

From Third Grade to Instructional Coach

I have changed my position to Instructional Coach this school year. I am really excited to support teachers and help bring innovative teaching to the kids. I believe learning should be relevant. Through this relevance, students should be engaged and have ownership of their learning. I look forward to this new adventure, while still finding time to co-teach or model lessons so I can remain connected to the students. I will also continue writing teaching tip posts or highlight the amazing things I see teachers doing in their classrooms.

Monday, June 15, 2015

How much we Grew!

We really had a wonderful school year with a lot of exciting things happening. Since I post videos all school year, this one was just a recap showing how much they accomplished and how much they grew throughout the year.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Third Grade Science Fair

The students completed their science fair experiments for this third grade science fair. They did a wonderful job and had some very interesting things they tested.