Mrs. Smith's Scoop

September 2nd -5th

Kimberly Smith

Lower School Teacher
Skype: icademyksmith

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome Term 3 students! Our Term 1 and Term 2 students are moving along and our 13-14 School year students are continuing to work hard!

Back to School Time

For some of our students they are finishing up their school year, and for many it is time to start again. I am so excited about the start of the new 14-15 School Year. I hope that you all have enjoyed the summer and you are feeling energized to start this yea r on the right foot. Here are some helpful hints:

1. Take some time to get your school area organized.

2. Open up your materials and start to look through them

3. Make sure you set up a schedule to make yourself successful. What time to plan to start and finish your day?

Important Dates

9/1/14 Labor Day – No School

9/9/14 Policy and Procedure Meetings- Must attend 1 a year

9/10/14 Lower School Information Session at 11am and 8pm EST

9/11/14 iKid Social at 12:00pm EST

Progress Goals 2014-2015 School Year

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Progress Goals 2013-2014 School Year

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Mid Term Dates

Term 6lsb, 6lsc, & 6lsd End of Year Progress Reports are approaching!

Make sure your progress and attendance are up to date by:

Term 6lsb: September 3rd

Term 6lsc: September 12th

Term 6lsd: September 22nd

*Full-time students should reach the following attendance goals at End of Year:

K-2 ~ 720 hours

3-5 ~ 900 hours

End of Year To Do:

*2-5 Full Time Students ~ End of Year Scantron (Login Info will be sent to your kmail.)

Terms 6lsa – 6lsd: Please ensure you take your end of year scantron before our next conference. Send me a kmail when you have finished your Reading and Math Tests and we will discuss your yearly growth in our conference.

*K-1 End of Year Fluency Assessment

*Inform admissions of plans for 14-15 school year (respond to 'Intentions' kmail once received)

*Discuss courses for 14-15 school year with homeroom teacher

Kids Corner

September Fun Facts

Below are some fun facts about September:

1. The birthstone for September is the sapphire.

2. The zodiac signs for September are Virgo (August 23 - September 22) and Libra (September 23 - October 22)

3. The birth flower for September is the morning glory.

4. On September 1, 1905, Alberta and Saskatchewan were established.

5. On September 1, 1939, World War II began in Europe because the German troops invaded Poland.

6. On September 2, 1789, the United States Department of Treasury was established.

7. On September 3, 1783, the Revolutionary War in America ended after Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris.

8. On September 6, 1901, William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, was assassinated.

9. On September 8, 1565, the first permanent white settlement was founded in St.Augustine, Florida.

10. On September 10, 1846, Elias Howe patented his sewing machine.

11. On September 14, 1847, United States forces took control of Mexico City.

12. On September 14, 1940, the Selective Service Act was passed by Congress which provided the first peacetime draft in the United States history.

13. National Chicken Month

14. National Rice Month

15. National Potato Month

16. National All-American Breakfast Month

17. Labor Day - first Monday of September

18. September 8 - Pardon Day

19. September 13 - Uncle Sam Day (his image was first used in 1813)

20. September 16 - Mexican Independence Day

K12 International Academy News and Events

Weekly Riddle

Riddle of the week

Why was the broom late?

Last week:

What is common to a cake and a baseball game?

ANSWER: They both need a good batter.

Journal Topic:

September 5th is National Cheese Pizza Day. What is your favorite kind of pizza? If you could create your own pizza what you put on it?

Work Samples to Be Turned In

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