Sunday, August 6, 2017

Week of Aug. 7-11

We had a great first week!  Our days were packed with activities that allowed everyone to get to know each other.  We also learned about procedures in the classroom and in common areas of the school.  We talked a lot about staying on task and making good choices. 
Grades are new this year.  We will begin taking grades this week.  Below is our week at a glance along with some assignments students will receive a grade on. 
Homework will also be assigned this week.  Students will write down assignments in agendas.

Here’s our week at a glance:
Reading: Reading workshop- How to make good book selections, finding a good spot to read and focusing on the book

Writing: Writing workshop- We’ll organize our journal and do some writing with prompts, students will also work on a piece of writing related to a book we’re reading in class (for a grade)

Grammar: 4 types of sentences, subjects and predicates (grade on Friday)

Spelling and Vocab: Words with prefixes- un, non, dis (grade on Friday…multiple choice and fill in the blank)- words will be in agendas and red folders on Monday night

Math: Number sense and place value…writing numbers in standard, word and expanded form, comparing numbers, writing numbers in order from greatest to least and least to greatest (grade on 

Science: Water Cycle (grade on Monday, Aug. 14)

Upcoming Dates:
Aug. 21- Extended School Day (Eclipse) and Open House- 6-8 pm
Aug. 30- Early Release

Sept. 4- Labor Day- no school

Monday, February 6, 2017

Retirement Letter From Ms. Keeney

Dear King Springs Families,
Ten years ago you welcomed me to King Springs Elementary as your new principal. For me, it was a dream come true. I was able to work in my home community while being a part of the rich traditions of such a special elementary school. I have been blessed beyond measure to work with the best teachers Cobb has to offer, and the most committed group of parents around.

We have grown from 625 students, to a whopping 948 beautiful children who are split between two campuses. Parents and teachers have helped to make King Springs a much sought after school and one to be proud of. We have one of the strongest PTAs in the district, a Foundation that is growing and making a tremendous difference for our school and a School Council that is committed to making sure King Springs becomes all that it can be. Together we have laid a foundation that is strong and King Springs will continue to be the BEST school in Smyrna. With SPLOST 5 coming up for a vote in March, we have a strong chance of having a new building our children and community deserve.

I reached my 30 years in education a while back and kept saying I would not retire until those precious Kindergarteners stopped hugging me and saying, “I love you Mrs. Keeney.” Every day my heart is full of children that are precious, loving and caring. They are our hope for the future. It is bittersweet that I announce that I will retire at the end of this school year. This has not been an easy decision for me, because I love so much what I have had: The privilege of loving your children every day. But my own children have moved out of state, and my sixth grandbaby is due on the first day of the 2017-2018 school year. What a conflict!! I want to visit my children and grandchildren more often, watch them play sports, and participate in their school activities.

I do not know how to begin to thank you for allowing me into your lives. For letting me love, hug, sometimes cry and laugh with you and your children. You are truly wonderful. I have been blessed beyond measure. Not everyone is as lucky as I am. I have experienced such joy every day, and hopefully in some small way, have made a difference in the lives of children.

Humbly, and with Love,
Linda February 6, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Emoji Sales

January PTA Calendar

Jan. 16-20

Good afternoon parents! I hope everyone is enjoying this spring weather!

Curriculum at a glance:

Reading- inferencing using text information and background knowledge….we’ve read several King Arthur/knight stories and used inferencing

Grammar- Prepositions review

Writing- Animal projects-  all work done in class, these are due on Friday and some students may bring them home if they’re behind in class

Math- FRACTIONS! Finding equivalent fractions, reducing fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, Greatest Common Factors, Least Common Multiples

Social Studies- WWI- we’ll hopefully be done by the end of the week

Emoji Fundraiser- Jan. 18-20- $5 each benefitting Relay for Life
Science fair projects due- Jan. 23 (Monday)
Donuts with dad: Jan. 26- last name A-L, Jan. 27- last name M-Z
STEAM Night with Science Projects- Jan. 26 from 6-8 pm

Field Trip: Please let me know if your child is attending the field trip (March 16-17)  and remember the money  ($117) is due on Feb. 13.  Thanks to those who have sent back the permission slip and money.

Scissor Shortage- Some students don’t have scissors and we use them on a daily basis…..check with your child to see if they need a new pair!

We’ve also pulled out our last binder and started using it….if your child didn’t bring all of them to school at the beginning of the year, make sure they bring in a 1 inch binder- it’s for writing.

Please let me know if you have any questions and have a great week!