Friday, May 25, 2018

Tuesday May 29 - June 1

I hope you all enjoy your LONG Memorial Day Weekend!! We had a fabulous week in first grade. Thank you to the families who supported our Killian BOGO Book Fair Sale! Keep reading every day! All textbooks and library books are due. If you can't find them, a bill will be issued to you. I am going to send home a lot of district assessment data and feedback for both reading and math. Please be on the look out for that information. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me through email, phone, or note in your child's blue communication folder. 

Important Dates:

May 28 - Happy Memorial Day! No School

June 5 - End of the Year Celebration *a sign up sheet will be sent out on Tuesday, May 29th

June 6 - Early Dismissal Day

June 7 - Early Dismissal Day, Last day of school, and Report Cards are Issued

Related Arts Schedule:

Tuesday May 29 - Art
Wednesday May 30 - Music
Thursday May 31 - Computer Lab
Friday June 1 - PE with Coach Byrd
Monday June 4 - PE with Coach Rad

Friday, May 18, 2018

May 21-25

Thank you to the ones who made my birthday EXTRA special!!! I have the BEST parents and students at Killian Elementary School!!! 

I cannot believe there are only about 12 more days in first grade! Where did the time go????  Thank you for continuing to make each day of learning count! I see so much growth and progress DAILY with my amazing students. Thanks so much for all you do at home!

I am going to send home a lot of district assessment data and feedback for both reading and math. Please be on the look out for that information. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me through email, phone, or note in your child's blue communication folder. 

Important Dates:

May 21 - All textbooks and library books are due back to school

May 23-25 - Book Fair

May 28 - Happy Memorial Day! No School

June 6 - Early Dismissal Day

June 7 - Early Dismissal Day, Last day of school, and Report Cards are Issued

Related Arts Schedule:

Monday May 21 - Music
Tuesday May 22 - Computer Lab
Wednesday May 23- PE
Thursday May 24 -PE
Friday May 25 - Steam Lab
Monday May 28 - No School Happy Memorial Day!
Tuesday May 29 - Art

Friday, May 11, 2018

May 14 - 18

I cannot believe there are only about 18 more days in first grade! It is CRUNCH time!!! Let's make each day of learning count! I see so much growth and progress DAILY with my amazing students. Thanks so much for all you do at home!

I am going to send home a lot of district assessment data and feedback for both reading and math. Please be on the look out for that information. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me through email, phone, or note in your child's blue communication folder. 

I hope you all have a very HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!! 

Thank you to the ones who made teacher appreciation week extra special!! I LOVE MY JOB! 

Important Dates:

May 21 - All textbooks and library books are due back to school

May 23-25 - Book Fair

May 28 - Happy Memorial Day! No School

June 6 - Early Dismissal Day

June 7 - Early Dismissal Day, Last day of school, and Report Cards are Issued

Related Arts Schedule:

Monday May 14 - Computer Lab
Tuesday May 15 - PE
Wednesday May 16 -  Library
Thursday May 17 - Steam Lab
Friday May 18 - Art
Monday May 21 - Music

Saturday, April 28, 2018

April 30 - May 4

I really missed my kiddos last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The NCTM conference in D.C. was very insightful and inspiring! I can´t wait to bring my new learning back to the classroom. I know the children were leaders for our substitute!

I cannot believe there are only about 30 more days in first grade! Let's make each day of learning count! I see so much growth and progress DAILY with my amazing students. Thanks so much for all you do at home!

Don't forget to purchase a Killian yearbook. Only about 20 books remain! They are $25! Please send your money to Mrs. Coward! 

Important Dates:

May 4 - First Friday Breakfast

May 23-25 - Book Fair

May 28 - Happy Memorial Day! No School

June 6 - Early Dismissal Day

June 7 - Early Dismissal Day, Last day of school, and Report Cards are Issued

Related Arts Schedule:

Monday April 30th - Library
Tuesday May 1st - Steam Lab
Wednesday May 2nd - Art
Thursday May 3rd - Music
Friday May 4th - Computer Lab
Monday May 7th - PE

Thursday, April 19, 2018

April 23 - 27

Only 32 more days in first grade!?! Let's make each day of learning count! I see so much growth and progress DAILY with my amazing students. Thanks so much for all you do at home!

Don't forget to purchase a Killian yearbook. Only 44 books remain! They are $25! Please send your money to Mrs. Coward! 

Important Dates:

Wednesday April 25- Ms. Rector will be in D.C. for the National Math Conference. Please call the school for any needs.

Thursday April 26 - Ms. Rector will be in D.C. for the National Math Conference. Please call the school for any needs.

Thursday April 26 - Early Dismissal

Friday April 27 - Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day


Related Arts Schedule:

Monday April 23 - Art
Tuesday April 24th - Music
Wednesday April 25th - Computer Lab
Thursday April 26th - HALF DAY - no related arts
Friday April 27th - Teacher Work Day
Monday April 30th - PE

Friday, April 13, 2018

April 16-20

Can you believe we will be out for summer break soon!? Your kiddo is almost a second grader, WOW! I am so proud of their hard work and perseverance! This time of the year is always bittersweet for me as their teacher. It is truly amazing to see some of their work from September and compare it to now. They all have learned so much!  Thank you for all you do at home to help ensure learning never stops! You all are the BEST! 

Don't forget to purchase a Killian yearbook. They are $25! Please send your money to Mrs. Coward! 

Important Dates:

Thursday April 19 - Family Health Night *a flyer was sent home last week about this event

Sunday April 22 - Earth Day

Thursday April 26 - Early Dismissal

Friday April 27 - Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day


Related Arts Schedule:

Monday April 16th - Computer Lab
Tuesday April 17th - PE
Wednesday April 18 - Library
Thursday April 19 - Steam Lab
Friday April 20- Art
Monday April 23 - Music

Sunday, April 8, 2018

April 9-13, 2018

I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Spring Break! Can you believe we will be out for summer break soon!? Your kiddo is almost a second grader, WOW! I am so proud of their hard work and perseverance! This time of the year is always bittersweet for me as their teacher. It is truly amazing to see some of their work from September and compare it to now. They all have learned so much!  Thank you for all you do at home to help ensure learning never stops! You all are the BEST! 

Don't forget to purchase a Killian yearbook. They are $25! Please send your money to Mrs. Coward! 

Important Dates:

April 9th - Students Report Back to School *I will send home your child's Spring Map score for both reading and math. I will also send home the district common assessments that we used for our report card rubrics.

April 9th - Please bring back the signed report card jacket. If you have any questions or concerns, please send me an email, leave me a voicemail, or write me a note. I would be more than happy to set up a conference with you to go over student data. Thank you!

April 10th - Dr. Doug will come to Killian to conduct science experiments in the science lab with all of first grade! We are going to learn about rocks and minerals.

April 12th - Field Day *Please have students wear appropriate clothes and shoes, apply sunscreen, and bring a water bottle for this day. Most of this day is spent outside running, playing games, and dancing! We will have a bag lunch inside of our classroom. Families are more than welcome to come join in on the fun! Field Day usually begins around 9:30 and ends around 2:00. 

April 13th - Father Daughter Mother Son Dance *Dr. Gilbert sent home a pink flyer last week with information for this event

Related Arts Schedule:

Monday April 9th - Steam Lab
Tuesday April 10th - Art
Wednesday April 11th - Music
Thursday April 12th - Field Day K-2
Friday April 13th - Field Day 3-5
Monday April 16th - Computer Lab