- Share planning
- Problem solve
- Reflect on our teaching
- Discuss and plan ways to get our students kindergarten ready in developmentally appropriate ways
We also talked about the more challenging parts of the first few days of school. We realized that we have A LOT of young three year olds and A LOT of students entering their first year of school. This makes for quite a few challenges. We had numerous children that had a hard time saying goodbye to their parents. We were happy with our decision to hold an orientation on the first day of school. Our students and their family members stayed together for the first day. This was a great way to ease our students into the classroom setting. The next day our parents and family members said goodbye to their children at the doors to make for a clean break. This made the transition into our school day easier - less chaos. Each day this transition has improved!
Looking Ahead: Screenings and Performance Tasks
- Pre-IPT testing begins. We are eager to possibly gain a better understanding of where our students are in terms of English language fluency. We completed the ACCESS certification from WIDA to prepare for the test. We discussed some potential challenges that may arise during testing. One of those is that some students may not speak during the Pre-IPT. We will want to to get to know these children more and test them again in a few weeks.
- ESI-R / ESI-K screening needs to be started soon. We will create a schedule for ourselves to ensure timely screenings.
- REACH Performance Tasks also need to be completed. We will also create a schedule for REACH tasks so that we can complete