PLC Newsletter

Kilgore Intermediate School November 11, 2015

KIS PLC Agenda for Next Week...

Due to benchmark testing on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, training at Region 7 on Thursday, and an Early Release day on Friday next week, I am not sure when the best time would be for each PLC to plan for the week we return from Thanksgiving break. ***Please talk with your team and let me know what day and time will work best for you by this Friday, November 13th.***


Agenda according to scope and sequences:

5th Grade ELAR

  • Reading: Walk Two Moons (Fig 19 A-F 5.6C)
  • Writing: not listed on scope and sequence
  • SS: not listed on scope and sequence


4th Grade ELAR

  • Reading: Poetry (4.4A, 4.8A)
  • Writing: Expository; Similes, Idioms, Commas (4.21Cii)
  • SS: Missions Ch. 4 Lesson 2 (2D, 2E, 12A, 12G, 14B, 17D)


5th Grade Math:

  • Measurement & Conversions (5.7A, 5.1A-G)


5th Grade Science:

  • Review and Catch Up
  • Earth and Space; The Water Cycle (5.8B*, 3.8B, 4.8B)


4th Grade Math/Science:

  • Math: Data Analysis (4.9A, 1A-G)
  • Discuss introducing Division (arrays & area) 4.4E and (partial quotients and standard algorithm) 4.4F, 4.4H***
  • Science: How do people change Earth's surface? Unit C Ch. 5 Lesson 4 (4.7C***)

Dibels Oral Reading Fluency

Reading teachers will administer DORF screener to all students next week.


Teachers - Please fill in the updated information on the spreadsheets I shared with you in Google Drive by the end of the day on Friday, November 20th so we may track progress.


If you have any questions or need assistance, please let me know.

Benchmark Results

We will review our benchmark data during PLC time after we return from the holidays. Please wait to add updated information to the spreadsheet I shared with you in Google Drive until AFTER we meet as a PLC. DO NOT SHARE the results of this assessment with students/parents until AFTER we have met as a PLC and discussed the results. We will make decisions collectively on how to proceed with the data.

November Dates to Know

Monday, November 16th
  • 4th Grade Writing Fall Benchmark
  • Begin 3rd Six Weeks


Tuesday, November 17th

  • 5th Grade Science Fall Benchmark


Wednesday, November 18th

  • 5th Grade Math Fall Benchmark


Thursday, November 19th

  • Math Manipulatives Training at Region 7 (Timmons, Sanchez, Williams, Black, Wynn, and McElyea)
  • Friendsgiving Luncheon


Friday, November 20th

  • Early Release


November 23-27

  • Thanksgiving Holiday

What can I do for you?

Please let me know if I can help you in any way. I am here to support you and will do whatever I can to assist you in achieving success for all students.

Christy McElyea, KIS Instructional Specialist

I believe in you.

I believe in our students.

I believe in KIS.


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