Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Parent Survey Link

From King Springs Administration

Annually, the Georgia Department of Education requests parent input regarding the climate at each Georgia School.  They collect this input through Parent Surveys.  You may complete this 24-item survey on a computer, smart phone, or tablet. Your participation in this survey helps King Springs.  Thank you for taking time to answer the questions.

Georgia Parent Survey:

mother/son event details

Barnes and Noble Book Fair

Oct. 31-Nov. 4, Week at a glance

Reading- We’re continuing to determine the theme in pieces of literature.  This week, we’re reading poems. When we write about the theme, we are using text evidence.

Math- We’re still multiplying decimals.  This week we are using standard algorithms…..5.6 X1.54.  The most difficult challenge is making sure to place the decimal in the correct place. 

Social Studies- We are learning about life in the Great Plains… and why is wasn’t so great.  We’ve read about the transcontinental railroad and the telegraph too!

Writing- We are continuing our research on chocolate milk and whether it is healthy to drink and should it be served in the cafeteria.  By Friday, students should have all research complete.

Friday is our Field Trip to hear the Atlanta Symphony.  We are leaving the school at 9:15 and will return by 12:15.  Students are asked to dress nicely for the event. 

There is no school on Tuesday, November 8th

Next Friday, November 11th, is Veteran’s Day.  We would love to see pictures of veteran’s in your families!  You can email them to me or send them in.  Please be sure to include their name, branch of military and rank.  Please send them by Monday so we can display them!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Week of Oct. 17-21

Here’s our week at a glance:

Due to early release, we have limited time in the classroom this week.
Reading:  We are continuing our extended text of Wonder.  The kids love it and most of them are also reading it on the side.  When we read it as a class, we discuss different elements of the story- character analysis, main ideas, cause/effect.  
Math: This week we are adding and subtracting decimals.  Students will have a graded assignment on these skills on Friday. 
Socials Studies: We are finishing the Civil War.  The students have trading card due tomorrow.  We’ve been working on them in class for about 1 ½ weeks.  Our Civil War quiz will be on Monday.
Science: We switched Monday with Mrs. CT and they’ll see her again on Friday.  I believe they have a quiz on Friday…..ask them about it!  Extra credit is also due on Friday at 8:55- everyone should do this!
Spelling:  Our spelling focuses on the “I” before “e” except after “C” rule.  (List and Vocab are attached)

Be sure to read about the Field Trip- blue letter that came home last Friday!  It’s going to be tons of fun! 

Red Ribbon Week- Oct. 24-28

Week 11 Spelling

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sparkle night- thanks for coming!

It was great seeing several of you at Sparkle Spirit night last week!  We had never been to Sparkle before and my own kids had a great time!  Thanks for supporting King Springs!

Spelling and Vocabulary- Aug. 15-19

Friday, August 5, 2016

Spelling and Vocab Words, Aug. 8-12

Words with the prefix -UN and -DIS

-un: not; opposite
-dis: do the opposite of; not

1.unfriendly 9. disagree
2.unfair 10. disable
3.unabridged 11. disappear
4.uncertain 12. disclose
5.unhappy 13. disconnect
6.unlike 14. dislike
7.unequal 15. dishonest
8.unusual 16. disobey

Hint: Prefixes: First, find the prefix and the base word. Then spell the words by part to help with your spelling!

1.convince- v. Cause someone to believe firmly in something
2.gust- v. A brief, strong burst of wind
3.pace- v. Walk at a steady or consistent speed
4.sneer n. A mocking smile, remark, or tone
5.absorb v. Take in or soak up

Thursday, August 4, 2016

House System

Show Your P.R.I.D.E – House System
This year King Springs will be implementing a positive behavior plan using the “House System”. Students will be in one of the five houses: Yangxing (positivity), Integridad (integrity), Mahalo (respect), Studium (enthusiasm), or Fidelis (dependable). The House System is vertical meaning that a fifth grader and a first grader can be in the same house. Students can earn points for their house for academics, behavior, athletics, attendance, manners, etc. The points will be tallied and the winning house will be rewarded monthly and quarterly. For more information about the House System, please refer to the KSE website.
               In addition to the House System, there will also be a school-wide disciplinary system that will document inappropriate behaviors. The inappropriate behavior will be documented on a behavior slip that is aligned directly to the standards-based report card. The behavior slips will be used not only in the classroom, but also in specials, the cafeteria, and other places throughout the building. The amount of behavior slips will determine your child’s conduct grades on the quarterly report card.
The guidelines are as follows:
5 or less behavior slips= S
6-9 behavior slips and/or 1 office referral =P (K-3)/ NI (4-5),
10 or more and/or 2 or more office referrals= N (K-3)/ U (4-5).
Specialists guidelines are as follows:
0-3 behavior slips = S
4-6 slips and/or 1 office referral = P/NI
7+ slips and/or 2 or more office referrals = N/U.

This system will replace classroom clip systems. Remember, “No news is good news.” More information will be provided during Open House. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Tomorrow is the big day!  Students will find out which house they belong to!

Spelling words for the week- Aug. 1-5

1.pleasant      9. excitable
2.servant       10. portable
3.assistant     11. preventable
4.important   12. lovable
5.resistant     13. honorable
6.distant        14. adaptable
7.participant  15. agreeable
8.habitant      16. approachable

Our words this week have suffixes: -ant and –able

-able: Is or can be/ able to be
-ant: A person who/ inclined to/ tending to

Suffix: The part added to the end of the base word. It can change the meaning or part of speech of the word

Vocabulary words for the week- Aug. 1-5

 1.abandon- v. To give up completely.
2.conversation- v. The exchange of ideas by spoken words
3.sly- adj. Having or showing a deceitful or cunning nature
4.cooperate- v. To act jointly; work together
5.gulp- v. To swallow

Students are using the words in class this week during several activities.  There will be a quiz on Friday.
Students used the 1st letter of their 1st name to create personalized art.  Each section represents something about them...favorite color, family, birthday, favorite hobby, sport.....

Each day on our calendar represents a holiday or something important in history.  

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Daily Schedule (Tentative)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

7:10-7:50- Morning Activities

7:50-8:00- Announcements

8:00-9:30- Language Arts

9:30-9:40- Break/Snack

9:40-10:40- Math

10:40-11:25- Specials

11:25-12:15- Social Studies

12:15-12:30- Recess

12:30-1:00- Lunch

1:00-1:20- End of day procedures

1:20-2:20- Switch for Science and dismiss from Mrs. C.T.
(1st week we’re not switching)

Thursday is block schedule day.  Our specials will be extended and the schedule will vary slightly.

Our classroom

Additional supplies needed for class

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