About williamsk

Hi! My name is Keila Williams! This is my first year of teaching 3rd grade and I am so excited! I have taught 1st grade for 11 years at Pine Tree. Our son is starting 4th grade in White Oak this year. I can't wait to meet all my Lil' Necks!

Learning Goals for week of Nov. 5-9

I have attached our lesson plans for this week! I am so excited to get to teach about Milton Hershey, as well as the Candy Bomber from WWII. As always, please let me know if you have any questions! 

Be watching for Parent Conference notes to be coming home. Mrs. Tatum and I are very excited to try a new way to conference with all of our amazing parents! 


Learning Goals for Oct. 28-Nov. 2

Happy last week of October! How is it close to November already? Here are the goals and information for this week. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions!

Reading: We will be comparing fiction and nonfiction, as well as the elements of these types of fiction. We will be reading, analyzing and comparing texts as a class and independently. 

Reading Homework: Read 20 minutes each night. Please write it in the planner.

Writing: Students will turn singular nouns into plural nouns. We will continue writing our Halloween or Fall Stories.

NEW SPELLING WORDS come home Monday. These words are plural nouns. The test will be on Friday.

Social Studies: We will learn about healthy communities. 

IMPORTANT Information:

EARLY RELEASE for students on Wednesday, October 31. Release time is 12:00. Lunch is at 10:50.

STORYBOOK CHARACTER PARADE: Wednesday, Oct. 31. Students will parade for other grade levels upstairs and discuss their character. Students in costume MUST HAVE THE BOOK about their character.

Learning Goals for 10-15 to 10-18

This week, we will be reviewing the skills we have learned this first nine weeks. Your children have been working so hard and have already learned a lot! We will not have a spelling or vocabulary test, due to NO SCHOOL FRIDAY for students!

READING: We will review the following skills: Sequence, Summarize (BME strategy), Plot elements (most important event), Main Idea (with supporting details) and Author’s Purpose (PIEe). Please email me if you have any questions about any of these standards!

READING Homework: Please continue to fill out the DALLAS STARS reading log! I can’t wait to see how many minutes we all read!

Writing: Using the writing process (3.17ABCDE), students will write either a Fall or Halloween themed story. 

Social Studies: Students will learn about a Famous Explorer and make a GOOGLE SLIDE about this explorer. 


FRIDAY: Student Holiday; End of First Nine Weeks Grading Period

RED RIBBON WEEK: Oct. 22-26. Information on theme days coming home Monday (10-15)

Learning Goals for week of Sept. 24-28

Hello all and happy “Fall” ya’ll! I know I am thankful for the rain this weekend! We have so much great learning going on this week! We will also be reviewing our Reading Common Assessment, which will be coming home soon! 

Reading: This week, students will learn about Main Idea (3.13A) and Point of View (3.8C). We will continue to review the following skills: summary, sequence, prefix, suffix, root (base) words and dictionary skills.

Reading homework: read 20 minutes each day. Remember, restaurant menus, cereal boxes, street signs, closed captioning on the TV, flash cards, a book of your child’s choosing, etc. Anything of those will count for reading minutes! I want our kiddos to know that reading is EVERYWHERE!

Writing/Language Arts: We will begin adding to and expanding to sentences. We will continue to review nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, interjections and conjunctions. WE START SPELLING THIS WEEK!

Spelling words: COMPOUND WORDS- Words come home Monday, test Friday. 

Social Studies: Famous Americans/Explorers/Inventors: Students will continue making a Google Slideshow about their Famous American. Students will present their learning to the class.

IMPORTANT DATES COMING: Please watch for information for events during the week of October 1-5! GO NECKS!

3rd grade is starting a fluency army! Please watch for a note about joining our army!!!

EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAY AT 12:00 for Intermediate! 

Learning Goals for week of Sept. 17-21

Hello all and happy Monday! Can you believe it’s the middle of September? Holy moly, it’s going fast already! This is what your kiddos will be learning in Reading this week:

Reading: 3.4 A, B, E-Students will find meanings of unknown words, using prefixes, suffixes and root words. Test on Friday. Students will also begin using a dictionary to alphabetize words to the third letter. 3.11-Students will read for a sustained amount of time (building stamina). Students will take their first reading common assessment also.

Writing: 3.22 B, C- Students will create and edit sentences, focusing on subject/verb agreement. 

Social Studies: Project-Based Learning about EXCELLENCE IN WHITE OAK SCHOOLS!


PICTURES ARE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20! Notes went home last week!

MATH LOG is due Friday. Please make sure AN ADULT SIGNS IT!


Landforms projects!

I couldn’t wait to share these AMAZING projects that our classes did! Mrs. Tatum and I are VERY impressed with the work the students did and responsibility that they showed! THANK YOU SO MUCH because teaching those two skills starts at home!

Students used and found information on www.facts4me.com.