October 17, 2017

What is “The Trillium Room?”

The Trillium Room is a very large, very well-equipped learning space that three classes share. The Trillium Room has three group meeting areas; two areas of floor space devoted to play or large projects; one completely enclosed office for quiet small-group work; and many tables configured for collaborative work.

The Trillium Room has three full-time certified teachers. At every moment during the day, all three teachers are working with groups of children. Because the teachers “share” students, we are able to make groupings based on precisely what each child needs, regardless of their age or grade level. For example, during our literacy block each morning, one teacher will be working with children who are learning letters and their sounds; another teacher will be working with children who are just beginning to read independently and the third teacher will be working with children who read more lengthy books.

Although 68 children will enter the Trillium Room doors each morning, this does not mean a child will spend their day in a group of 68 children. Most of the day will be spent in a group of about 23. The beauty of the Trillium Room is that we have the flexibility to group and re-group children throughout the day to give them the most appropriate instruction for their distinct level of achievement.

If you have questions about the Trillium Room, the absolute best way to get accurate information is to come directly to the teachers. We are excited about how this room works and are eager to share it with you.

Ms. Belesiotis
Mrs. Shaw
Mrs. Wold

Kristin Wold About Kristin Wold

This is my 28th year teaching in Corbett. I am incredibly fortunate to have brilliant, energetic colleagues; creative, supportive administrators; and parents who over-whelmingly love partnering with the school to make the best possible opportunities for their kids. I have a great job.
Professionally, my passion is working with emergent readers. I strongly believe that our first priority in teaching reading is to get kids to love books. We need to introduce them to authors and topics they’ll love so they’ll seek out reading for pleasure.
Personally, I have been married for 30 years and have a 16-year-old daughter who attends Corbett. I enjoy traveling, hiking in the gorge, and studying Japanese.