Killian STEAM Leader's Academy- Friday, February 5, 2016
We believe all students are capable of learning, especially when provided authentic and engaging opportunities.
We believe teachers facilitate student learning by creating positive and effective classroom communities and by collaborating with colleagues and parents.
We believe parental involvement is a significant component to students’ academic performance and success.
We believe developing partnerships with local businesses, organizations, and the community is important to our school’s success.
We believe 21st Century learning is best achieved in a nurturing, authentic, and collaborative environment.
Administration:We believe administrators’ support is necessary to empower faculty, staff, parents, and the community to prepare 21st Century learners.
"It always seems impossible until it is done."- Nelson Mandela
Happy Belated Birthday!
Patience Davis was very proud of his academic attire he wore on Friday! Self-pride at it's best!
Check out our new sign!
Check out Mrs. Coleman's class who were caught being leaders in the hallway!
Breakfast for Tardy Students
Students who report to school tardy, will get breakfast from the nurse’s office and head to class. They need to eat in the classrooms so they won’t miss out from your classroom activities. Unfortunately, our students don't drive themselves to school so it is not their fault that they are late. Thank you for understanding.
Do you have students who frequently don’t have their homework? In the morning, when students arrive before your day officially starts, ask those students to get their homework out and finish anything that has not been completed the night before. It can be a morning study hall. This will help everyone be “on the same page” when your day starts. If you would like to have an instructional assistant help a particular student or group of students at this time, please let Mrs. Murray know
Please email Mrs. Murray about how this is going in your room. If you have students to add or delete from the list, please open up the google doc and add your information. http://tinyurl.com/zf2j76z Send Mrs. Murray and email to let her know you have made a change to the document. Thank you!!
Roaring in the Robotics Lab!
Building Positive Relationships with Students
Here are some reminders that might help:
They are children.
The ones that are the hardest to love need it the MOST!
They will tend to act like children.
Much childish behavior is unpleasant.
If we do our part as teachers and plan for them and show them respect, despite their childish behavior, they will mature.
If we respect and show concern for them only when they please us (conditional love), and only at those times, they will not feel genuinely respected. This will damage their self-image, make them feel insecure, and actually prevent them from moving into better self-control and more mature behavior.
From: The Five Love Languages of Children
by Gary Chapman
Reflecting on Planning and Teaching
Plan EVERYTHING with Intentionality- “Creating better learning opportunities for your students is a reflective practitioner’s continuous goal. As you seek to find the best path for learning for your students, you need to develop a habit of thinking through the nuances of each daily lesson. Ask yourself, ‘How will I engage Samuel? Julissa will finish early, so what open-ended activity can I challenge her with?”
From: Teach Reflect Learn
by Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral
McKinney Vento Reminder
A Special Thanks!
Upcoming Half Day Information
A Closer Look
Monday, Feb. 8
PTO Board Meeting 5:00- 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb. 9
New to Killian Meeting 3:30-4:30 PM
Wednesday, Feb. 10
Lighthouse Team Meeting 3:30-4:30 PM
Thursday, Feb. 11
KIT Team Meeting 12:30- 2:00 PM
Half Day- Early Dismissal 11:30 AM
PE Rotation Week
Monday, Feb. 15
Interim Reports go home
Student Showcase Update Due
SIC Meeting 5:00- 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb. 16
2nd Grade Field Study
4th Grade Field Study
PTO General Meeting- STEAM Night
Wednesday, Feb. 17
STEAM Advisory Team Meeting 3:30- 4:30 PM
Thursday, Feb. 18
Beta Club Meeting 7:45- 8:10 AM
Ms. Carwise' Baby Shower 3:30- 4:30 PM