Three years ago, I began a journey with a staff of teachers in a K-2 building. We traveled the road of developing an understanding and implementation of balanced literacy.
Three years ago, they looked to a basal reading series to teach reading. Now they look for what their children need to learn next.
Two years ago they prompted their students for writing. Everyone wrote to the prompt. Now the students are creating books and telling the story that only they know.
This year was a year of fine tuning and developing deeper understandings.
It was sad to walk out of the building for a final time, but I know that the literacy coaches will support the teachers and continue to guide them. I celebrate the growth of the staff during our three years together.
The day was capped off by the mini rainbow high in the sky. A pleasant way to end the day. A sight to celebrate!