Kelleys Island students don't let anything get in their way as they navigate through the obstacle course in gym class set up by teacher Beth Lesch.
Parent and Teacher Resources
OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON COVID-19 FROM THE KELLEYS ISLAND SCHOOL
The Kelleys Island School is closed per the direction of our governor. Our teachers are communicating through skype, assigned packets, and assignments on the internet. The students were each given a laptop to use at home. Our Tech Specialist, Janice Kraus, has sent numerous contacts on the internet for further education.We have also closed the gym as all fitness certers are required to close. We are sorry to inconvenience those of you who are working on certain machines to rehab and to maintain your figures. The key cards work for now but will only get you into the hallway. Thank you for your understanding and desire to help our country move forward. Breathe deeply and wash your hands. Best regards to all.
Cindy Herndon President
Parent and Teacher Resources
With the close of schools and children working from home, teaching has definitely changed for awhile. Teachers are doing their teaching remotely and parents have become the teacher at home. I wanted to share resources that might be helpful to all in meeting this challenge . These resources are lesson plans, activities, discussions, virtual field trips and videos. There is something for all grade levels and curriculum areas. I will add to this page often. I hope that these resources will be helpful.
Educator Tools includes more than 70,000 teacher-approved lesson plans, best practices, articles, websites, and other instructional materials to support personalized learning, project-based learning, and the inquiry process. Many learning activities can be completed remotely and online.
Digital Video Collection (DVC). DVC videos support all curriculum areas and Ohio's Learning Standards. Segmented and downloadable, most include teacher guides. Use the DVC videos in the classroom or at home.
Activities & Lesson Plans through INFOhio Instructional Bags and the IWonder Genius Hour lesson plan
Worksheets, printables and lessons This website provides worksheets and printable activities for practice in math, reading,and writing for every grade level Preschool - High School and includes a section on Best Teaching Ideas.
This website, by using Yoga provides tools to help children learn to:
build their concentration
increase their confidence
and even work on gross motor skills.
Here's what happening...
Kelleys Island KID'S CLUB
The KI After School Kid's Club meets once a week for an hour of active play, which include STEAM project challenges, crafts, and a healthy snack. This is a time for studets to have fun while learning new games and skills.
January Student Presentations
Mark your calendar for the next student presentations - Feb 27, 2:30-3:00
The students at Kelleys Island School take pride in their classroom work and work on their presentation skills as they present their work to the community of teachers, family and island residents. These presentations were from their classroom projects which covered the curriculum areas of Social Studies, Language Arts and History. They schedule their presentations throughout the school year and welcome anyone to the presentations. Check the calendar on the school webpage for the dates of future presentations.
Getting Ready for the Snow??
The students use these cardboard boxes as “forts” to play a “snowball fight “ game...any time of year!
They change the game a little each time they play. They use the cardboard for "forts' and then try to get each other with snowballs and take snowballs from someone else. The snowballs are made of a soft "pom pom" materialThe snowballs On this day they had the forts all lined up side by side and tried to get Mrs. Green with snowballs.
The Kelleys Island School Running Club has been busy keeping up with their work, doing inside running at the school gymnasium. They work on improving all of their running skills...starting, running techniques, pacing and teamwork.
On the last day of Winter Running Club, the runners asked to run a mile...that is 22 laps in the gymnasium. Coach Smith kept track of each persons laps and used encouraging word games to keep everyone motivated and entertained during their efforts. The picures below show the "team members" working together with Glade to help her finishher last laps. Glade shows her happiness by spreading open her arms in jubilation. Nice teamwork!!!
Kelleys Island School Board and Teacher Attend OSBA Capital Conference
Superintendent Phil Thiede, Board Members, Tom Beck, Cindy Herndon, Jodie Smith, Technology Director/Teacher, Janice Kraus, Board Member, Deb Haig and Natasha Skeans
The Members of the Kelleys Island Board of Education, along with Technology Director, Janice Kraus, attended the Ohio School Board Associatiom (OSBA) Capital Conference and Trade Show at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. More than 9,000 people attended his years conference, which included more than 170 sessions of panel discussions, workshops, one-on-one assistance and nationally renowned speakers addressing a variety of educational issues.
Each attendee participated in sessions to help them understand the needs of our students as they enteran ever changing world environment. Some highlights included: (Below are just a few of the many topics that were offered)
1. Having a better understanding of technology available for use in blended programming. 2. Models of schools serving as "community centers", that serve the communities educational needs beyond Public Pre-.K-12. 3. Forming partnerships within the community and with other institutes of learning is a highly sought after models for schools. 4. "Best Practices" is a term that is now being used for schools using STEM and STEAM learning models. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Schools who incorporate STEM or STEAM are promoting "literacy" for all students in these fields. 5. Culture of schools and communities was a topic covered in many sessions. Ranging from how do we promote healthy social environments in our schools to how do we engage our communities to be a contributing factor in our childrens education.
For more informaion about the OSBA Capital Confernece and the sessions, visit: www.conference.ohioschoolboards.org/2019/