Keowee's Flash Forward

News from Your Assistant Principal, Rhonda Grant


This mornings faculty breakfast was a fun way to begin our workday. I mean who doesn't enjoy a Chick-fil-A biscuit to kick-off their Friday? Thanks to Mr. Holliday for the treat! It was just one way to say thanks for all you do everyday, and to congratulate everyone on achieving Palmetto Gold! Way to go, KES!

With early release, we were able to spend some quality time evaluating our options of new instructional materials in science and social studies. Thanks for investing your time to make informed decisions on these newest adoptions. I look forward to reading all of your comments and feedback.

We've gone from freezing rain to spring-like temperatures in the span of just a few days! Nothing like living in the south. Enjoy your weekend--the weather is supposed to be divine. I'm looking forward to breaking out my flip-flops! LOL

I hope you will take time to check out the link below to differentiating with reading stations for ALL grade levels. There is a short video in addition to a brief article. You'll also find additional links to related information.

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Core Essentials Trait for February is...

COOPERATION--working together to do more than you can do alone

Consider creating a T-chart (like the sample one below) with your students. Use it to springboard a discussion about cooperation!

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Word of the Week...

The WOW for February 22-26 is seldom. On Friday, we will have two students from Ms. Golson's kindergarten class on the news to share their original sentences using the WOW.

John Collins FCAs for February

K Capitalization: beginning of sentence, proper noun, and "I" (mechanics)

1 Colorful adjectives (Style)

2 Use apostrophes in contractions (mechanics)

3 Use apostrophes with possessives (mechanics)

4 Use commas before coordinating conjunctions (mechanics)

5 Use commas with appositives, in direct address, and with "yes" and "no" (mechanics)


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This week's "movie" is embedded in the differentiation link near the beginning of the newsletter! Be sure to check it out!

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Wednesday, February 24 3rd & 4th Grade Field Trip: Charlotte's Web @ WCA

Thursday, February 25 Pre-K Superhero Day

Thursday, February 25 SST @ 12:00

Friday, February 26 5th Grade Visits WMS

Friday, February 26 Spring Picture Day

Friday, February 26 PBIS Celebration "Movie & Popcorn" (details TBA)

February 29-March 4 Read Across America Week

Monday, February 29 DEAR (Drop Everything And Read)

Tuesday, March 1 Many Colored Days

Wednesday, March 2 Crazy Socks Day

Thursday, March 3 Dr. Seuss Door Decorating Contest

Thursday, March 3 BLUE OUT for colon cancer awareness (see Relay 4 Life team member to purchase your jean day coupon)

Friday, March 4 Book Character Parade @ 1:30