Kriss Owings

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Kriss Owings
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Bachelor’s Degree from OSU
Master’s Degree from OSU
22 years teaching experience
◦ 7 years middle and high school
◦ 15 years here at Truman
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Married for 35 years
4 children
◦ 3 college graduates (hallelujah!)
◦ 1 in college
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To provide differentiated instruction
appropriate to the needs of highly capable
students.
To provide an intellectual peer group for
participating students.
To promote lifelong learning, quality
production, and civic responsibility.
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Literacy:
◦ Common Core Standards
◦ WONDERS Reading - Level 5
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 Access from home
Wordly Wise
Junior Great Books
Literature Circles
Book Mountain
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Mathematics:
• EnVisions
• Access from home
• Math Quest
Instructional Concepts:
• Geometry
• Multi-digit Multiplication
• Long Division
• Fractions and Decimals
• Additional Key Content
Expressions, Probability, Graphs, Measurement
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Social Studies:
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Map Skills
Washington State history
Lewis and Clark
Geography
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Science:
Scientific Method
◦ Food Chemistry
◦ Electricity
◦ Land and Water
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Science Fair - June
Math is Cool - April
Field Trips
◦ Fort Vancouver
◦ Olympia
◦ Clark PUD
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Computer Lab: Keyboarding, Powerpoint,
Research, Presentations
Starboard
Renaissance Responders
iPods
Student Email and password for special
accounts
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Food and Nutrition
Body Systems
Human Growth and Development
Drugs and Alcohol
Visual Art
 Music
 Creative Movement
 PE
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Monday and Wednesday are the days we need
good tennis shoes!
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Wordly Wise
◦ Due every Friday
◦ Sections A – E (all 15 sentences)
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Daily math and literacy
◦ A continuation of the day’s lesson
◦ Usually Monday – Wednesday
◦ 30 minutes effort required
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Projects – TBA
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Science project
Washington State presentation
Invention Convention
State Report
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Positives:
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Paloozas
Truman Bucks
Marble Jars
Group Points
Corrections:
◦ Stop and Think
◦ Recovery Room
◦ Accountability Folders
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Daily Assignments
◦ 10 points (+)
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Projects
◦ A,B,C,D
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Interactive Notebooks
◦ Student assess every week
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Direct observations
Written work and assignments
Formal assessments
◦ District mandated
◦ State mandated
All results of student learning are shared with
parents through conferences, report cards and
special reports.
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From you to me:
◦ [email protected]
◦ 313-2900
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From me to you:
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E-mail
Group E-mails
Remind.com
Phone calls
Attendance line:
313-1438
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