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Kipling Elementary School

Feb 22 2016 - Feb 26 2016


Hello Krew! Welcome to the new format. This weekly communication will replace the daily emails. You should still expect a few updates now and then on pertinent matters but for the most part this will give us all a good look at the week ahead for happenings in our school and celebrations. Feel free to send me news or other information that you would like included in future newsletters or give me feedback on the new format.
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Leader in Me - Great Video About the 7 Habits


In The News

Highlights from Ed Camp Memphis

We had an amazing time connecting with teachers in Memphis and expanding our professional learning networks. We have so much to share with the Krew about what we learned. Here are a couple highlights.

New apps we are excited to explore for the classroom:

Quizziz, Plickers, Chatter Pix, Flowvella, Showme, and Shadow Puppet

Must have teacher app:

Slydial- allows you to make phone calls to parents on your personal phone without your information being shared.

Incredible collaborative learning experience with the Breakout Edu Box:

"Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve."

New features and more ways to use Seesaw will allow us to consolidate some of the other apps we are using.

More opportunities for collaboration between grade levels with Skype, Breakout Edu, etc.

The ladder of feedback: Providing more structure for students to give meaningful feedback throughout projects to each other.

Please feel free to connect with any of us to learn more about these topics.

Kellie, Michelle, Lauren, Christi, & Larissa

RED WEEK is Next Week 2/29 - 3/4

RED Week is only a week away. All grade levels continue to work on your abilities fair presentations for Friday 3/4. Contact Svetlana with any questions.
Study Island Weekly Report 2/15- 2/21

Click here to see our progress on study island this week.

Khan Academy Mastery Form

For grade 3,4, and 5 teachers - enter your students here as they complete a grade level mission.

Kipling Gear Flash Store

Order your Kipling Gear - only open till 2/29

Student Growth Folder

This is our shared student growth folder. Most recently updated with Q2 DCA results.

Important Dates

2/22 - BOE Meeting

2/24 - BAC Meeting

2/29 - ELA Task Force

3/1 - BTM Meeting

3/1 - Evening PTO Meeting

3/4 - RED Week Assembly/Activities

3/4 - 2nd Trimester Ends

3/7 - No School

3/8 - 2nd Grade Art and Music Show

3/9 - Erin's Law Assembly

3/15 - Grade Level Meetings

3/18 - Report Cards Posted

3/18 - Kipling Theater Performance