Welcome to the Kerr Elementary UIL Homepage!UIL stands for University Interscholastic League, an organization that governs all athletic and academic contests in the state of Texas. UIL academic programs are designed to support basic curriculum and allow the students to apply what they learn in the classroom. Students do this by selecting a contest to enter, spend a couple of months practicing the concepts before or after school under supervision of a coach, and then compete at the district-wide contest. Students are allowed to participate in only one event in the January 7th competition. They may participate in Ready Writing or Creative Writing and one event on January 7th. The Ready Writing and Creative Writing contests will take place during school on December 1, 2016.
(more information on each contest here- not all contests are offered in Allen ISD)We can't wait to showcase all the amazing Kerr comets onJanuary 7, 2017 at Allen High School!*All students with the exception of Ready Writing and Creative Writing contestants will be required to attend this competition!*Contest practice days & timesMusic Memory - Monday 3:00-3:45Storytelling - Monday 3:00-3:453rd & 4th Grade Spelling - Monday 3:00-3:455th & 6th Grade Spelling - Thursday 3:00-3:45Number Sense - Tuesday 3:00-3:35Creative Writing - Thursday 7:25-7:45Art - Monday 3:00-3:45Oral Reading - Thursday 3:00-3:45Ready Writing - Thursday 7:20-7:45 AM*These times are for students who have already received and returned permission slips. Please sign up for teams in the classroom and get approval before coming to a practice*
4th- 6th graders
Individuals are called upon every day to use their ability to make quick mental calculations to make decisions. The development of such abilities should be an integral part of the math curriculum. Concepts covered include, but are not limited to: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, proportions, and use of mathematic notation.
Students will be given a 10-minute, fill-in-the-blank test which they must complete without doing calculations on paper or on a calculator. Erasures and mark-outs are not permitted.
3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th graders
Texas has put a great emphasis on writing skills at all levels of school and all levels of state-wide testing. Ready Writing, a contest for students in grades 3,4,5,6,7 and 8, builds upon those skills and helps students refine their writing abilities. In particular, this contest helps them to learn to write clearly and correctly a paper that is interesting and original.
3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th graders
The spelling contest is designed to give students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 exposure to a wide variety of vocabulary words. It is not a contest of memorization. For the most educational value, preparation for this contest should include instruction in the rules of the English language, meanings and definitions, and root words. In addition to learning to spell proficiently, contestants will learn to write clearly and to capitalize words properly.
2nd & 3rd graders
To tell a story, the participant must develop skills in listening, thinking and speaking. This contest also allows for the development of creative expression, something being given more attention in the professional world. For practice, teachers can use stories from any good children's books or magazines.
3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th graders This is an in-depth study of fine pieces of music literature taken from a wide spectrum of music genres to expose students to great composers, their lives and their music. They must listen to a piece of music and write down information that they know about it. In preparation for the contest students should be given the opportunity to describe and analyze the music, relate the music to history, to society, to culture, and to evaluate musical performance
4th, 5th & 6th graders Students must be able to identify the names of 15 artists and titles of their pictures selected randomly and answer 30 questions about art history and art elements characteristic of the 40 art selections Oral Reading 4th, 5th & 6th graders Students shall have a maximum of six minutes to read a selection of poetry aloud and are judged on presentation