PLC Newsletter

Kilgore Intermediate School 2016-2017

Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax. --Abraham Lincoln
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Preparation is vital to success in most things in life. How's your prep coming along for the students and lessons you teach? The more prepared you are through planning ahead, the more organized and less chaotic your classroom will be therefore enhancing the overall learning environment. Lesson plan examples were placed in your box this week for you to refer to as samples of what Mrs. Slayter would like to see.

Week 5: September 21st Agenda

Mrs. Slayter will be meeting with us to help us set goals for this year.

KIS Math Fluency Challenge: 1st Six Weeks

Facts tests will be given to students on the following dates:

Friday, September 9th

Friday, September 16th

Friday, September 23rd

Friday, September 30th

(Master copies of each test/key were placed in math teachers' boxes.)


Students will track their progress using a LINE graph. (A master copy was placed in each math teacher's box.)


Teachers may reward growth in your classroom each week as you choose.


Students must complete the test in under 5 minutes.

85% accuracy = 30 minute recess

90% accuracy = 30 minute recess AND a drink

95% accuracy = 30 minute recess AND a drink AND a snack


Teachers will have students complete a grid in addition to the facts test but we will use the facts tests results for the campus challenge.

Facts Friday Practice Video

This video was created for students to review their multiplication facts (2-12) to improve fact fluency. You are welcome to use it however you need to with your students.

Beginning of Year Running Records

4th and 5th grade reading teachers...we have TWO more weeks to complete the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment for each of our students. EVERY student MUST be tested BY THE END OF THE 1ST SIX WEEKS. If you run into any issues or have any questions, please let us know so that we can help you.
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Great Reads for Great Teachers on Differentiation

Check out this resource in our PLC library on differentiation.
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Christy McElyea, Instructional Specialist

I believe in you.

I believe in our students.

I believe in our school.


KISD...where every student counts!