Killian STEAM Leader's Magnet- Friday, February 17, 2017
Our Mission and Vision
To prepare our students to become responsible 21st Century leaders and citizens in a global society.
Killian Elementary School, with the support of its parents and community, dedicates itself to providing an innovative curriculum, in a safe, nurturing environment that will prepare students to be productive citizens in a global society.
A Word from the Principal
Professional Development Video
Please view this professional development video shared with us from the Teaching and Learning Department. This video gives an in-depth explanation of how to unpack the standards. For further help in this area, please see our fabulous Reading Coach, Rita Raley. Click here to view the video.
Grades 3-5 ELA Planning with Becca Doswell
Student Restroom Use- Important
If a student asked to go to the restroom, please allow them to go. We understand that some students may be trying to avoid work or escape the classroom environment, but that is difficult to prove. Unfortunately, we have had instances where a child has asked to go to the restroom and they were not allowed, and the student wet themselves. As you can imagine, this causes some alarm for parents who will report the incident to administration. In order to protect everyone, and ensure our students' needs are met, please send them to the restroom. Of course, if it is excessive, you will want to follow up with the parents to make them aware of the excessive use of the restroom in case there are some medical concerns that need to be addressed. Thank you for understanding and helping us with this concern.
Techie of the Week
Ms. Watson's class did a great job typing sentences that described the seasons. The students first wrote sentences as a draft along with a picture and later, created a google slide or shared their work using a google doc. This was ELA and Science as students payed close attention to sentence structure and punctuation while describing what they see, feel, or experience during the 4 seasons.
Her science standards state:
Each season has different weather patterns, and there are four basic seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall/autumn. Descriptions of the seasons are as follows:
Winter The weather may be cold or freezing; there may be rain, snow, or sleet
Spring The weather starts to get warmer; there may be a lot of rain;
Summer The weather is often hot and dry; there may be little or no rain;
Fall/Autumn The weather starts to get cooler; there may be little or no rainfall;
This activity could have been used as a pre or post assessment.
We have "Leveled Up"
Taylor Thigpen - Online Presence
Courtney Rector - Online Presence and Classroom Management
Courtney Nelson - Online Presence
Amber McQueen - Online Presence and Classroom Management
Loretta Dailey - Online Presence
Shalonya Knotts-Holiday - Online Presence
Delmarshi Nelums - Online Presence
Wanda Washington - Online Presence
Please be sure all blogs/newsletters are updated weekly. One key to student success is effective home-school communication. Please be sure to do your part by communicating with families consistently.
A Closer Look
Week of Feb. 13-17
PE Rotation Week
Monday, Feb. 13
Full Faculty Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 14
3-5 Grades- Planning Plus with Becca Doswell
Wednesday, Feb. 15
Dr. Doug- 3rd Grade- Matter
Thursday, Feb. 16
Parent Academy- 7:15-8:00 AM
3rd Nine Weeks Interims Available
Cici's Pizza Night 5:00-7:00 pm
Friday, Feb. 17
Half- Day- Heart Health Day
Writing Assessment Grading Session- 2nd Half of day
Week of Feb. 20- 24
Guidance Rotation Week
Monday, Feb. 20
Faculty Movie Outing- "Hidden Figures"- 3:30 PM
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Carol Sample Meeting with Grade Levels
Family Math Night- 5:00- 7:30 PM
Wednesday, Feb. 22
Dr. Doug- 2nd Grade- Weather
3rd & 4th Grade Science Fair Projects Due
Thursday, Feb. 23
Black History Month Program- Schoolwide performance
Friday, Feb. 24