Students Decorating Cakes for Mother's Day
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KSE Students enjoyed creating a one-of-a-kind art in the style of the Artist of the Month of May, Jackson Pollock!

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 Dr. Seuss Character Day! Some teachers dressed as crayons from the book The Day the Crayons Quit. (pictured below)
The students enjoyed parading around the lunchroom in their character attire! (pictured in the slideshow above)
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Thank you to Sarrell Dental for coming to KSE for February Dental Month! You were so much FUN!
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AHA! Art History Alive at KSE is Cubism for the Month of January with the Artist of the Month Pablo Picasso. The following are Picasso/Cubism art from Mrs. Aman's 4th grade class!

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Congratulations to all participants in the KSE Science Fair, the following are the winners: 1st place - Pierre Ingram, 2nd place - Marielle Burque, 3rd place place - Kamyliah Thomas. 
Pictured below from left to right: Marielle, Kamyliah, and Pierre.
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It's a Winter Wonderland at Kelly Springs!

After the recent blast of wintery weather in our area, the teachers set up an icy show for our students. Pictured below is Mrs. Forehand's Kindergarten class using their creative thinking to write stories about this wintery vision. 
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Mrs. Lee's 2nd Grade Class Zoo Enclosure Project

The students worked in groups to create an enclosure for the zoo animals that they selected.  They had to research the animal and then design and build the enclosure from a limited amount of recycled products.  The groups chose to learn about cheetahs, cougars, black bears, and zebras.  After researching, designing, and building their enclosures, the groups presented their projects to the class and discussed their animals' needs and how they met those needs with their designs.  Students then had to evaluate another group's enclosure and provide positive and constructive feedback. In addition, they had to complete an evaluation on their own group and discuss how well they worked together as a team. 
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Win a Playground For Kelly Springs

Will Kelly Springs be the next winner of the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes? Enter today and Kelly Springs Elementary could win $30,000 and a new playground!!!!!

Together Counts Tip:Did you know you can enter the sweepstakes once a day, every day? The more you enter, the higher your chances of winning!

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The Steel Drum Band Ensemble entertained Kelly Springs with a variety of music ranging for a festive afternoon before dismissing to a week long Thanksgiving Break. 
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KSE's 5th grade students had an insightful and enjoyable learning experience, recently, at the Michelin plant. Michelin, one of our adopt-a-school participants, provides many resources for our school. Thank you, Michelin, for all you do for us!
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Kelly Springs 2nd graders learned about stalagmites and stalactites after visiting the Florida Caverns in Marianna on Thursday, November 10, 2016. 
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KSE'S 2016-2017
Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Holly Rollins

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SUPER CITIZENS AND LIBERTY'S LEGACY

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click here for link to liberty learning second graders news

click here for link to liberty learning fifth graders news



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The students of KSE in grades 2 and 5 attended a program to honor several people that each classroom in grades 2 and 5 nominated. This is part of the “Helping Hands” project which the students nominated and honored a person in our school our community who is doing the work of a Super Citizen. The following honorees were invited and honored at the Super Citizen ceremony. The second grade classes nominated Mr. Luke Pannell. He was announced during the ceremony by his son, Tucker Pannell and Christoper Luna. Also, in second grade Mr. Henry Hardy was nominated and he was announced by his granddaughter, Abbie Grace Renshaw. The fifth grade classes nominated Ms. Ada and Ms. Denise, custodians at our school. They were announced by Sophia Motzenbecker and Kamyliah Thomas. We are proud of these honorees and the work of Liberty's Legacy.

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Kelly Springs students STEAMED full forced on Halloween with a day filled with STEAM activities! Students learned about art from Munch with the "Scream" to Seurat with pointillism as well as pumpkin designing. Also, there were abundant activities galore relating to science and math: engineering by tower building, graphing of all kinds with numerous objects, sink n' float experimentation using pumpkins, building and using catapults...the list goes on! Every class was involved! What a learning filled day!
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Donations to the Autism unit at Kelly Springs were made in celebration of Kenzie's life and in memory of her on her birthday. Pictured are members of the Children's Advocacy Group at First Baptist Church, Kenzie's grandmother Faye Best, her teachers Mr. Devon and Ms. Andrea, and KSE's principal Ms Dismukes. 
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Fifth Grade Students at KSE are Changing their MINDS!!!! to a HEALTHIER GROWTH Mindset!
After studying the research of Carol Dweck, a Stanford University professor, Lisa Burnham decided to help the fifth graders at KSE develop a healthier growth mindset. Carol Dweck's research found that a person's growth mindset determines whether a person has success in life. 
Fifth graders are learning that a growth mindset is having the belief that you can change if you apply yourself to a task. Growth mindset is the belief that people are not set in concrete and that they can change. Growth mindsets foster effort, hard work, and seeing difficult tasks as a challenge. It is Ms. Burnham's hope and mission to spread this growth mindset to all grades at KSE.
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Kelly Springs AHA, Art History Alive, featured on WTVY news

Article by Allison Lorraine WTVY.
Students at Kelly Springs Elementary School are taking art class to the next level. It’s called ‘Aha,’ which stands for 'art history alive.' 

Students are immersed in the history of art this school year. Each month the kids will learn about a different art era. In September, they learned about the Renaissance art period and practiced painting like Michelangelo did when he created his famous work on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

The children stuck their artwork to the roof of their desks and painted upside down just like he did. 

“It was so hard because some of the paint fell on our faces, but it was really fun." said Ella Brooke Bragwell, first grader at Kelly Springs Elementary School. 

This month, students are learning about early impressionism and how to paint like Claude Monet. Next month, students will learn about late neo-impressionism and famous French artist George Seurat. 

'Aha' started from the school's resource specialist Lisa Burnham, who felt it was important to teach students about the history of art in its different forms. 

"In a program where I'm able to give my passions and share them with my students… this is a way that I am able to share something I enjoy with the whole school," said Burnham. 

Each morning, the school starts the day off with a fun fact or a quote from a specific art form or artist. One was a quote by Michelangelo who said, "A man paints with his brain and not with his hands."
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See the Link as underlined to The Dothan Eagle's Article of 
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KSE's LinC students enjoyed an insightful experience at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival while experiencing an interactive play of "The Gravedigger's Tale", a scene from Shakespeare's Hamlet. The students were thoroughly entertained and actively interacted with the actor during at outdoor 
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KSE's PTO sponsored its 2nd Annual Color Run in support of Kelly Springs on Saturday, October 8, 2016. An enormous thanks to our PTO and all who came to support and help in this enjoyable event!
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click on the link below to see the article from The Dothan Eagle


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