I am the K-2 MTSS Coordinator for the elementary. I have the following responsibilities:
I hope that I can provide teachers and parents with any needed support.
I am excited about the opportunity to help our students achieve their goals.
Our K-2 classrooms use Wonders for Reading and Bridges for Math as our core curriculum. Each teacher spends at least 90 minutes each day on reading and 60 minutes each day on math. This time is very important to the teachers and students so we try to not let anything interrupt this teaching time. We call this our core teaching time. It is also called Tier I. Every student receives Tier I time.
We benchmark our K-2 students using Aimsweb Plus. This is done three times a year, fall winter, and spring. After the benchmark is complete classroom teachers, special education teachers, and I sit down together and look at the data. We determine if the students are on grade level or below and we group them according to what each student needs to work on to make them a better reader or mathematician. Everyone gets Tier II or Purple Power TIme for reading. The students who are on grade level are in bigger groups and working on standards from the grade level or just above. The students who are below grade level work with teachers in small groups on the areas that could help them become better readers. Every student is in Purple Power Time, Tier II, working on an area that will help them grow in their skills.
If a student is well below grade level they will receive an extra 20-30 minutes a day of reading. This is done in a very small group usually 3 or 4. This is called Dog Pack or Tier III.
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