Ms. Reid's Class

5th Grade

Middle School Dates: Revised

*Please note that the Daniell parent night date has changed.

Tues, March 5th:  5th grade visit to Simpson Middle School AND rising 6th grade parent night at Simpson (6pm)-permission letters have already gone home so please return asap. 

Tues, March 19th:  J.J. Daniell rising 6th grade parent night at (6pm)  

Fri, March 22nd:  5th grade visit to J.J. Daniel Middle School-permission letters went home this week so please return asap. 

Tues, April 9th:  Dodgen rising 6th grade parent night 

Thurs, April 25th:  rising 6th grade parent night at J.J. Daniell (6pm)  

May (date TBD):  Simpson Middle School Counselors visit Kincaid

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Correction: Send valentines on THURSDAY.

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Week of February 11th

Sorry to be so late! I flew down to Brunswick to visit my Mom on St. Simons to visit her after hip replacement surgery. She is doing well!

Just a reminder that winter break is next week, 2/18 – 2/22. Enjoy!

Students can bring valentines for the class on Friday. They will also have some time to exchange with other classes.

We have PE on Monday this week.

Parents are invited on Friday for the STEM Expo. The fifth graders will present their projects in the media center from 10:30-11:15.

Math: My math class will begin our geometry unit on classifying 2-dimensional shapes.

Science: The cells and microorganisms test is Tuesday. Then we will begin our unit on matter.

Social Studies: We will continue learning about the events leading up to World War II. The secret word is airplane.

Language Arts: The Wordly Wise 8 spelling test is Wednesday and vocabulary test is Thursday.

Reading lessons will continue to focus on prefixes, suffixes, and root words.

In writing, students will work on writing a compare and contrast essay.

Have a wonderful week and enjoy the winter break! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Reminder: Photos for Slideshow

Dear 5th Grade Parents,

Before we know it, our 5th graders will be passing through the halls of Kincaid for the last time. Every year, a compilation DVD is created for the senior class.  This DVD (slide show) spotlights each and every 5th grade student. Each child will be given a copy of the completed DVD as a keepsake. In order to complete this DVD, it is imperative we start early and receive plenty of pictures! This year, I will be putting together the 5th Grade “Slide Show” DVD for the class of 2019.

I am requesting that you send at least 2 pictures of your child. One young (Kindergarten or younger) and the other a current picture. Pictures can include kids in their sporting or extra curricular activity (gymnastics, ballet, swimming, drama etc), family vacations, bus stop pictures, first/last day of school, school functions/activities. Basically, I want to have plenty of great pictures to choose from to add to their slide show. You can start sending pictures to me immediately. Please ensure all pictures are sent digitally, as I cannot accept physical pictures. The deadline for receiving pictures is Sunday, March 31.

PLEASE DO NOT WAIT TO SEND IN PICTURES! Editing and arrangement is very time consuming and having pictures in as early as possible is requested.

Please send pictures to:

Subject line: Kincaid 5th Grade Pictures (CHILD NAME/TEACHER)

Thank you for your help with this very special project for our children. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions.

Kind Regards,

Stephany Castillo

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End of Grade Testing Dates

Please mark your calendar as you are making appointments/plans –

This year the EOG Milestone Test given to grades 3-5 will be taken entirely on laptops over a period of weeks.

5th grade will take the EOG Milestone Test on the following days:

Reading/Language Arts: Wednesday, April 10th 

Reading/Language Arts: Thursday, April 11th

Reading/Language Arts: Friday, April 12th

Math: Monday, April 22nd

Math: Tuesday, April 23rd

Science: Thursday, May 2nd

Social Studies: Friday, May 3rd

Testing will begin promptly at 8:00am each day.

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STEM Day Friday, 2/15

The students have been working hard on their projects in STEM lab! Parents are invited on Friday, 2/15 from 10:30-11:15 in the media center to see the groups present their projects.

Let’s hope those little eggs survive the big Egg Drop!

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Math test back to Friday

Change of plan again for my math class! We need 1 more day of review before the test.

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Math Test changed to Thursday

The students are doing great in class, so I have decided to move the math test up to Thursday.

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Week of February 4th

We have another busy week coming up! PE is on Friday. Also, Dodgen students take their middle school field trip Tuesday.

Math: My math class will continue learning how to divide fractions and whole numbers. We will also review and work on word problems involving multiplication and division of fractions and mixed numbers. There is a test Friday on multiplying and dividing fractions.

Science: We will finish our unit on cells and microorganisms. The students will complete a study guide in class. The test is scheduled for Tuesday, 12/12.

Social Studies: The Great Depression and New Deal test is Tuesday. Later this week we will begin studying World War II. The secret word is ghost.

Language Arts: We will begin Wordly Wise unit 8.

In reading we will finish our unit on figurative language by making a poster in class. Then we will begin studying root words, prefixes, and suffixes.

Students will be writing a compare and contrast essay in class. They will also review prepositions.

Have a wonderful week!

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Science Lab Today

We did a fun experiment in lab today, and many of the students wanted to try it at home. If you are interested, here is what you need:

empty water bottle and a funnel

1/4 warm water

3 teaspoons yeast

1 teaspoon sugar

1 balloon

Mix the yeast and sugar with the warm water. Use the funnel to pour it into the empty water bottle. Put the balloon over the water bottle’s opening. Watch and wait for the balloon to fill up with air as the chemical change happens!


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