The Gold Standard in Education; The Foundation of Our Community.

McKell Elementary Bulldogs
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M. Aaron Collier, Principal
28978 US 23 HWY
South Shore, KY


First Grade News

Mrs. Bowen's First Grade Class
I will be scheduling parent conferences for the week of January 29th-February 8th.
Please return progress reports as soon as possible.

Reading Goals: Students are responsible for earning 5 AR points each 9 weeks. I have an AR reading block each morning from 7:30-8:10 and again from 10:40-10:55. Students can exchange their library books each morning. 
Math Goals: Students are completing timed math facts assessments each week. Each child has a goal to pass all addition and subtraction facts within 20 by the end of the school year. Each child is required to pass one set before they go to the next set. For example, they have to pass the +2's before moving on to the +3's. They are given 2 minutes for 25 math problems (many of the problems are repeating problems). 
You can help your child at home to meet their goal by practicing addition and subtraction facts. Flash cards are an easy way to learn the facts mentally.

Please attend school everyday! Attendance is very important.

Language Arts: Where Does Food Come FRom? Jack and the Beanstalk
Spelling list: play, may, stay, way, day, rain, pain, right, under, first, food, Bonus-equal

Spelling homework:5 spelling sentences due on Thursday
Spelling pretest-Wednesday
Final test-Friday 

Phonics: long a (ai, ay)
Writing: Personal narratives
Math-Number sense to 20. Adding and subtracting using related facts (Chapter 5)
Theme-Light and Sound

Please return the Fry books daily.
 I am currently checking fry books as often as I can. Please be patient with me and keep practicing. Students have to be able to read 200 words by the end of 1st grade.

Our special classes: Monday-music, Tuesday-computers, Wednesday-Art, Thursday-library, Friday-PE.

Lunch is at 10:55-11:20 daily. Please feel free to join your child for lunch. 

Please call, send a note, or email me if you have any questions or concerns. 
932-3383      email: You can also use Remind.


Board Meeting

Mon Mar 26 2018

Kindergarten Registration - GES

Mon Mar 26 2018
to Fri Mar 30 2018

Kindergarten Registration - MES

Tue Mar 27 2018
to Wed Mar 28 2018

Spring Break

Mon Apr 2 2018
to Fri Apr 6 2018
Daily Schedule
7:30-8:15-AR/Tests/Morning Work
8:15-8:30-Calendar math

8:30-10:00. Language Arts Block

10:55-11:20 Lunch


12:00-2:00-Math Block

2:00-2:30-Theme-Science/Social Studies

2:30-3:15-Self-Selected Reading/teacher read aloud/
snack/journals, AR Testing.

2:55-3:15-Daily Dismissal

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