Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

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.

Friday, May 8, 2015

STEM - Straw Towers

We incorporated STEM into our classroom by seeing what group could use 50 straws to construct the largest tower, using only masking tape. The tower had to be able to hold a tennis ball. It was really interesting seeing the kid's strategies, problem-solving methods and how they collaborated.

Shared Inquiry Discussion

We had a shared inquiry discussion. The students really enjoyed leading the discussion, while the outside circle watched their partner. They focused on whether their partner was speaking in the discussion, if they referred to the text, asked a question, responded to speakers, interrupted speakers or engaged in side conversation. This was a great way for the students to hold each other accountable. They really did a wonderful job.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

DuPont Challenge 3rd Grade Grand Prize Winners

The class received a surprise phone call they are the grand prize winners of the national DuPont Challenge Science Competition. They were shocked to say the least. It was quite a honor for them. I am very proud of their efforts and hard work. They can't wait for everyone to fly to Kansas for their science day.
DuPont Challenge 3rd Grade Grand Prize Winners