Thursday, November 16th

The Luncheon is from 11:25-11:55 tomorrow!!!!


The kids who went today did an AMAZING JOB with their Expert Projects.  We had all A’s and B’s for the kids that went today… with some extremely good and well planned projects!!!   Very impressed !!!  I will post some pictures today in Class Dojo.

No assigned homework tonight.  Progress Updates went home today.

Wednesday, November 15th

Friday’s luncheon is from 11:25-11:55 if you would like to come and eat.  

Expert Projects are tomorrow and Friday!!!   Each student knows which day they will be presenting.  All books are due tomorrow !!!

Most of the kids did a good job on their state and bodies of water final.

Have a great night.

Tuesday, November 14th

5th Grade T-shirts went home today!!!   Don’t forget that the 5th grade Luncheon is this Friday !!

Today we discussed the struggles of the pioneers as they headed to the west.  Ask your child what were some of the hardships they faced. We continued with adding and subtracting with unlike denominators in math.  The basic algorithm is getting easier for many of them, but the modeling has been a slower process.

Have a great night!!

Monday, November 13th


Hello Kincaid Nation!

As we enter this season of thankfulness, I reflect on all that we are thankful for at Kincaid.  As the school leader, I am personally thankful to work among the most devoted, committed staff.  The staff at Kincaid has huge hearts for kids and truly give their all each and every day.  We are all thankful for you entrusting us each day with your child.  We know that you are sending us your most precious! possession and we are honored to have the privilege to guide, lead, love and instruct your child each day.  We are also thankful for the support of our PTA, Partners, volunteers and the Kincaid Foundation.  The time and resources donated to our school are greatly appreciated and support Kincaid in being the very best place to work and learn!

Kinder and 5th Grade Parents…we are excited for you to join your child this Friday for a special Thanksgiving Luncheon with turkey and all the fixins!  You will receive the special lunchtime from your child’s teacher.  All other homerooms will be eating in their classrooms on this day.

The Giving Tree will begin on Monday, November 13th. If you would like to participate, you or your child may take a paper ornament off of the Giving Tree. On each ornament is a label with a gift for a child in our community. Please purchase the item and turn the NEW and UNWRAPPED item under the tree. We will collect gifts between November 13th and December 15th. If you have questions about the Giving Tree, please call the counselors office. Thank you for your generosity

The Georgia Parent Survey window is still open!  If you have not taken this survey yet, we would love your feedback!  Survey data from students, staff and parents will be used to calculate our 2018 School Climate Rating. Link:

November Day Camps
While the kids are out of school our Partner in Education, Marietta Martial Arts, is offering Day Camps.  Let the kids come hang with MMA while school is out.  The days will be planned with fun karate games – like ninja dodge ball and kung fu tumbling.

Camp is available the first three days of Thanksgiving Break. Join us for all the days or pick just one day! Go to and click on the “Camps” at the top of the page.

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving and, in the busyness of life, I wish you time to be reflective, present and “in the moment” with your loved ones!
Ms. Blake



November 13 Giving Tree Kickoff
November 14  Discover Daniell!  Rising 6th Grade Parent Night
November 15  Walk on Wednesday  (last one until spring…)
November 16 6:30p Foundation Board Meeting
November 17 COUGAR PRIDE – wear spirit-wear!
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November 20 – 24  Thanksgiving Break
November 28  Zaxby Night
December 7 6:30  PTA General Meeting
sfljsdlfkjsdklfjssjfs3rd Grade Performance “The Grinch”
December 9  Christmas at Piedmont; Kincaid Chorus at 4pm
December 12  7:15 – 7:45  Student Banking
December 13   7:00 Chorus Concert
December 14  7:15 – 7:45  Attendance Breakfast
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December 15  Spelling Bee
December 18  Holiday Parties
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December 19  Early Release Day – Students Dismissed at 12:30
December 20  Early Release Day – Students Dismissed at 12:30
December 21 – January 1  Winter Holidays


Friday, November 10th

Many assessments went home today in their folders.  Esperanza Rising Final Assessment, 2 Geography quizzes, vocabulary quiz, Science booklet, and a couple of math quizzes.  

Next week their Expert Project Non Fiction Book is due on Thursday.  Presentations will be on Thursday and Friday of next week.  Your child knows what day they will be presenting.

The students are doing a really good job of discussion within their On Level Reading Groups.  They have come a LONG way already this year, and I am looking forward to pushing them more and more this year.

Have a fun and safe weekend!!!

Thursday, November 9th

In math today we discussed common denominators and how to solve equations without like denominators.  The students did two group constructed responses today and did very well on both.  I will try to post a few of them on Class Dojo tonight.  In SS we started discussing Westward Expansion in the United States, the transcontinental railroad, and the impact of business to the United States economy.  The papers we did yesterday in class were not well done.  They are going to make changes to the papers tonight.  With Ms. Baker we worked on using questions, surveys, and graphs for data.  I hoping we can incorporate some of these features in future projects… or even the Expert Project next week.

Have a great evening

Wednesday, November 8th

We were fortunate to have a new student to the classroom.  His name is Julian Smith, and he moved from Northern California to Locust Grove in August and then to us today.  The class did a nice job of welcoming him to Kincaid.

We spent most of the morning on adding fractions with unlike denominators and modeling the process.  Kids did a good job on their initial day.   In SS, they discussed some of the problems in the South during Reconstruction.  They are writing a response paper for homework tonight.  We continued with matter in Science.

Have a wonderful night!!

Monday, November 6th


 We discussed GCF and LCM today in class.  Wednesday we will talk about the importance of both and how they relate to fractions.  Reconstruction was the topic of discussion in Social Studies.  The students had a lot of good questions and insights in their guided reading groups.  They are starting to connect ideas and situations from other texts and material to the content they are currently reading.  VERY HAPPY!!!!   They also continued to read about Chemical and Physical Properties in Science.  In English, we went over editing skills and rules of English.  I am looking forward to seeing the growth this class has in this area of study!!

Friday, November 3r

The Esperanza Rising Final Assessments went pretty well.  Some students and groups did a good job making their setting slides and their writing correlate together.  It was a good experience for each of them to get in front of the class and perform their character.  Proofreading and editing work is still a “work in progress”, but we WILL continue to work hard and get better at this important skill.   I have been real proud of the kids’ effort in the last few weeks, and I look forward to watching their Expert Projects ( Nov 16th and 17th).

Have a safe and wonderful weekend !!!

Wednesday, November 1st

The Fifth Grade Team has made the decision to cancel the Heritage Unit Project which includes the family tree, heritage board, and heritage celebration on Thursday, November 16.  The goal of this project is to celebrate diversity and learn about one’s own family ethnicity.  This unit correlates with the Fifth Grade immigration standards.

Students that have completed any parts of this project may present it to their teacher for extra credit.