Coaches’ Corner

Hello from Literacy Coach, Delicia McEvilly

As the 2006-2007 school year commences it’s such a pleasure to begin my second year at P.S.373R

as the Literacy Coach. I work at the school three days a week, Tuesdays , Wednesdays and Thursdays.  The coach position is designed to support the teachers so they can provide the best literacy experiences possible for our students.

This year we have scheduled small group meeting with our teachers during their common preps.  I work in the classrooms as well. I am always delighted to act as a resource for  parents also. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance.


2 thoughts on “Coaches’ Corner

  1. Dear Ms Jennifer Jones, My son Antonio Martinez has a problem with counting. When he is counting, he counts so fast he passes the amount of items on hand. I am wounding if you have any suggestions, besides telling him to slow done. Are you also a math coach at Petrides site? Thanks mom.

  2. Dear Mom,
    There is a great deal of research to suggest that children have lots and lots of opportunities to count: to count anything and everything. These everyday experiences help kids to build a strong understanding of number as concept, number as quantity, number relationships and sequences – such as, which comes next or before – keeping track of numbers when counting, and the many different representations for number and quantity. So supporting your son’s learning is as easy as the nearest set of objects! Antonio needs help making one-to-one correspondence between the objects he touches and the counting words he says. First, ask him to think of how he could keep track. For example, he might think to move the item across the table as he says the number. Suggest additional strategies of placing each item in a cup or other container as he counts and says each number. Another way might be to say the next number only when he places each item on a nearby surface; taking a few steps should slow down his counting! Don’t forget to have Antonio also practice written representations: drawing and labeling a picture with the number of items.
    Finally, see Kirsten if you want to borrow any of the counting books below from the main building Resource Library for more practice with Antonio. (*Math Coach Favorite)
    Can You Count Ten Toes?; More Than One; *Anno’s Counting Book; Ten Black Dots; Ten, Nine, Eight
    PS. Look for me at PS373R Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Petrides on Thursdays.

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