Saturday, September 8, 2018

Focus in First: September 10-21, 2018

Important Dates:
Cookie Dough Orders Due- Sept. 10th
Mandatory Closing due to Inclement Weather - Sept. 11th
Return to School Monday, Sept. 17th
United Way Spirit Week 
Tuesday, Sept 18th- Friday Sept. 21st
Early Dismissal-Sept.28th
Parent/Teacher Conference Day-Sept. 28
Killian Kickoff- Saturday, Sept.29th

October
Fall Picture Day- Oct. 5th
Book Fair Starts- Oct 8th
Library Field Trip- Oct. 9th
Literacy Night-Oct. 11th
Early Dismissal  and
End of First Quarter-Oct. 26th
Red Ribbon Week- Oct. 29th-Nov. 2nd

November
Report Cards Issued- Nov. 1st
Veteran's Day First Friday Breakfast- Nov.2nd
Election Day- Nov. 6th
Thanksgiving Break- Nov. 21st-23rd


Reading: 
In reading, we are learning routines! We practice singing the A,B,C's with clapping.  Be sure to ask your Little One to teach you.  We have been reading stories that rhyme, counting syllables in words, and associating sounds with letters (phonics).  We are learning to identify the characteristics of the genre, Realistic Fiction. We continue to gather 
and analyze data that guides our instruction. 

Math
In math, we are learning how to efficiently Sprint in math.  Sprinting improves our math fluency.  We are collaborating to solve application problems and breaking numbers apart using Number Bonds.  
We work in teams to update our calendar! 
Our daily Calendar Math, supports our 
understanding of base ten. 

IMPORTANT: Click HERE  to view the different types 
of Word, Story, or Application Problems. 


Writing
Daily handwriting practice encourages us
to start high at the starting point and
write down instead of up.

Does my sentence have S.W.A.G.?
Start with a capital letter
Written neatly
A finger space between words
Given punctuation at the end


The Related Arts Schedule Rotates
This Week
Monday B Day = Computer
Tuesday- C Day = P.E./Coach Byrd*
Wednesday D  Day= Media 
Thursday E Day = STEAM Lab
Friday F Day- Art

Next Week 
Monday A Day = Music
Tuesday B Day= Computer
Wednesday C Day = P.E.
Thursday D Day = P.E.
Friday E Day = STEAM Lab 

Friday, August 31, 2018

Focus in First: Sept. 4- Sept.7, 2018

Important Dates:
Labor Day-Sept. 3rd  
Open House- Sept. 6th (6:00-7:30 pm)
First Friday Breakfast (Grandparents)- Sept.7th
Parent University-Sept.7th
Cookie Dough Orders Due- Sept. 10th
Early Dismissal and Parent/Teacher Conference Day-Sept.28th
Killian Kickoff- Saturday, Sept.29th
Fall Picture Day- Oct. 5th
Library Field Trip- Oct. 9th
Literacy Night-Oct. 11th
Early Dismissal -Oct. 26th
End of First Quarter-Oct. 26th

Only one more week for our Cookie Dough Fundraiser!  


The Related Arts Schedule Rotates
This Week 
Monday- No School/Labor Day
Tuesday C Day = P.E./Coach Byrd*
Wednesday D  Day= Media
Thursday E Day = STEAM Lab
Friday F Day =Art 

Next Week
Monday A Day = Music
Tuesday B Day = Computer
Wednesday- C Day = P.E./Coach Byrd*
Thursday D  Day= P.E. 
Friday E Day = STEAM Lab





Sunday, August 26, 2018

Focus in First: August 27-31, 2018

The Cookie Dough Fundraiser has started!  
On Friday, we had a thrilling time kicking off our Cookie Dough Fundraiser.  Be sure to check backpacks for a Cookie Dough Fundraiser packet. 

We remain focused on getting to know one another and developing routines, and learning procedures.  In this Post, I've included Our Daily Schedulethe Related Arts Schedule, and some Important Dates.  

At Killian Elementary, we use I can... statements promoting a growth mindset. We will focus on sharing and implementing ways we can be successful not only academically but, behaviorally. Our classroom behavior system will revolve around these four statements.  


As a reminder, be sure to check your child's Blue Communication Folder daily. Thank you for completing and returning all paperwork as soon as possible. When sending money, please seal any money (cash or check) in a labeled envelope or plastic baggie with a detailed note. Include your child's name and the reason you're sending the money.  Again, be sure to communicate any transportation changes in writing and see our school nurse about student allergies and medications (even cough drops).    

Click HERE for more Back to School Information


Our Daily Schedule

Arrival 7:30-8:09
Breakfast 7:45-7:55
Killian School News 7:55-8:05
Tardy Bell 8:10
Morning Meeting 8:10-8:25
English Language Arts 
with Social Studies and Science Integration
 8:25-10:55
Related Arts 10:55-11:40
Lunch 12:02-12:27
E.L.A.-12:27-12:40
Recess 12:40-12:55
Math 12:55-2:40
Dismissal 2:50


The Related Arts Schedule Rotates
This Week 
Monday D  Day= P.E. 
Tuesday E Day = STEAM Lab
Wednesday F Day =Art 
Thursday A Day = Music
Friday B Day = Computer

Next Week
Monday- No School/Labor Day
Tuesday C Day = P.E./Coach Byrd*
Wednesday D  Day= Media
Thursday E Day = STEAM Lab
Friday F Day =Art 

Monday A Day = Music
Tuesday B Day = Computer
Wednesday- C Day = P.E./Coach Byrd*
Thursday D  Day= P.E. 
Friday E Day = STEAM Lab


Important Dates:
Labor Day-Sept. 3rd  
Open House- Sept. 6th (6:00-7:30 pm)
First Friday Breakfast (Grandparents)- Sept.7th
Parent University-Sept.7th
Early Dismissal and 
Parent/Teacher Conference Day-Sept.28th
Killian Kickoff- Saturday, Sept.29th
Fall Picture Day- Oct. 5th
Library Field Trip- Oct. 9th
Literacy Night-Oct. 11th
Early Dismissal -Oct. 26th
End of First Quarter-Oct. 26th

Water Bottles in the Classroom


I encourage students to keep a water bottle on their desk throughout the day.
Research shows that hydration improves brain function.
If possible, a refillable water bottle works best to reduce waste.
Please make sure that any water bottle sent to school has your child’s
name clearly written on it.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Focus in First: August 22-24, 2018

Welcome Back!
The First Day of School is Wednesday, August 22, 2018!  During these first few days and weeks, we will focus on getting to know one another and learning procedures. In this Post, I've included Our Daily Schedule, the Related Arts Schedule, and some Important Dates.  For more dates, please click the Killian Website link provided below. 

At Killian Elementary, we use I can... statements promoting a growth mindset. We will focus on sharing and implementing ways we can be successful not only academically but, behaviorally. Our classroom behavior system will revolve around these four statements.  


This week, important paperwork will come home in your child's Blue Communication Folder. Thank you for completing and returning all paperwork as soon as possible. When sending money, please seal any money (cash or check) in a labeled envelope or plastic baggie with a detailed note. Include your child's name and the reason you're sending the money.  Again, be sure to communicate any transportation changes in writing and see our school nurse about student allergies and medications (even cough drops).  I am so excited about our new adventure and partnership!  

Click HERE for more Back to School Information


Our Daily Schedule

Arrival 7:30-8:09
Breakfast 7:45-7:55
Killian School News 7:55-8:05
Tardy Bell 8:10
Morning Meeting 8:10-8:25
English Language Arts 
with Social Studies and Science Integration
 8:25-10:55
Related Arts 10:55-11:40
Lunch 12:02-12: 27
E.L.A.-12:27-12:40
Recess 12:40-12:55
Math 12:55-2:40
Dismissal 2:50


The Related Arts Schedule Rotates
A Day = Music
B Day = Computer
C Day = P.E./Coach Byrd*
D  Day= P.E. or Media
E Day = STEAM Lab
F Day =Art


Important Dates:
First Day of School-August 22nd
Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kickoff-August 24th
Labor Day-Sept. 3rd
Open House- Sept. 6th
First Friday Breakfast- Sept.7th
Parent University-Sept.7th
Early Dismissal-Sept.28th
Killian Kickoff- Saturday, Sept.29th
Fall Picture Day- Oct. 5th
Literacy Night-Oct. 11th
Early Dismissal and
Parent/Teacher Conference Day-Oct. 26th
End of First Quarter-Oct. 26th


Water Bottles in the Classroom


I encourage students to keep a water bottle on their desk throughout the day.
Research shows that hydration improves brain function.
If possible, a refillable water bottle works best to reduce waste.
Please make sure that any water bottle sent to school has your child’s
name clearly written on it.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Focus in First: Welcome To 1st Grade!

Welcome to a New School Year! 
Please join us on Thursday, August 16, 2018 for our Back to School Night! Our Back to School Night starts at 5:00 pm and ends at 7:00 pm

The First Day of School is Wednesday, August 22, 2018! Teachers will be ready to receive students no earlier than 7:30 a.m. and the tardy bell rings at 8:10 a.m. daily.  Be sure to communicate any transportation changes in writing. Please see our school nurse about any allergies and medications.  Click HERE for more Back to School Information

Important Dates:
Back to School Night- August 16th
First Day of School-August 22nd
Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kickoff-August 24th
Labor Day-Sept. 3rd
First Friday Breakfast- Sept.7th
Parent University-Sept.7th
Early Dismissal-Sept.28th
Killian Kickoff- Saturday, Sept.29th
Fall Picture Day- Oct. 5th
Literacy Night-Oct. 11th
Early Dismissal and
Parent/Teacher Conference Day-Oct. 26th
End of First Quarter-Oct. 26th