Week of Sept. 17-21

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– If you need a break from cooking, Thursday is Kincaid’s Papa John’s Spirit Night.  Just say you are from Kincaid and a portion of your purchase will come back and support our school.

-Friday is our International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”).  To celebrate this day, Kincaid staff and students are participating in several activities to promote kindness and acceptance.

  • Students and staff are encouraged to wear “Peace” themed clothes to school. Break out your tye-dyes, headbands, bellbottoms etc. to celebrate peace at Kincaid and in our larger world.
  • Our talented Ms. Rausch will create “Pinwheels for Peach” with all with all students to display outside on the front lawn.  You and your child are welcome to view the display on Thursday evening or Friday.

-Please send in your child’s assigned seasonal items on Friday for our Season activity, if you can! We are going to be sorting those items.

-Our first Mystery Reader is coming this Friday!  The kids will be so surprised! 🙂

-Our kiddos looked so awesome on Friday for our Community Helpers Day! We got to parade through all of the 1st grade classrooms and the office to show off their stuff!  We had firefighters, police officers, chefs, vets, doctor, nurses,  military service members, a park ranger, and a carpenter! 🙂


-And here are some pics from our last Science Lab, where the children got to explore with different kinds of motion!


-Fun Run forms went home last week! This was a blast last year, I hope everyone can come! It is on October 20th.

-Remember, next week, September 24th -28th is our Fall Break! Yippee!  Enjoy this time with your families, and we will see you back here on Monday, October 1st!


Here’s what we’re learning this week:

4 seasons

Literacy: Seasons, My Favorite Season, all about Fall

Writer’s Workshop: continuing to write and plan narrative stories across pages

Phonics: the letter F

Sight Words: is, it

Math: counting sets of 10/review of numbers 0-10

Week of Sept. 10-14

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*I will not be at school tomorrow, but Mrs. Pakula will be there holding down the fort with our sub!  Email me if you need me!

-On Monday, we are participating in the SOAR Bus Safety Program!

-Tuesday we will be going to the Science Lab.

-Tuesday is also Zaxby’s Night!

-Thursday is our guidance lesson with Mrs. Kotarba.

-Friday is our regular book check out day!

-Don’t forget! This Friday is also our Community Helper Day. Information was sent home last week to explain our parade and also had a sheet for you to complete with your child for our class book!  We have been talking all about community helpers last week, so your child should have a great idea of someone they could dress up as. 🙂  I can’t wait to see everyone’s outfits!

-Friday is our Fall Festival from 6:00-8:00! It will be a ton of fun!  I plan on bringing Kaylee!


Here’s what we’re learning this week:


Literacy: Goods/Services of Community Helpers

Writer’s Workshop: what we can write about, how to tell more across pages

Phonics: the letter I (short i)

Sight words: me, and (review ‘my’)

Guided Math: numbers 6-10

Week of Sept. 3-7

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-I hope everyone is having a GREAT Labor Day weekend!

September birthdays:

  • Harrison- 15th
  • Zoe- 22nd

-We will have no Celebrity of the Week this week, since it is a short one. We will start back next week!

-I sent home a note last week about our Community Helpers activity. We are having a dress up day on Friday, Sept. 14th where our kiddos can come to school dressed as a Community Helper. There is an attached sheet for you to help your child complete and attach a photo of them dressed as their favorite community helper.  Send this in when you can so we can turn into another class book.  🙂  Also, that Friday morning we are going to have a Community Helpers parade through all of the 1st grade classrooms.  So much fun!  I can’t wait to see what everyone dresses up as!

-Please let me know if you would like me to monitor your child’s purchases of extra snacks and ice cream. I am trying to make Fridays as our “treat” day so we limit how much they are spending on sweets. Also, most of the kids want to eat their desserts/ice cream as soon as they sit down, and sometimes don’t have time to even eat their actual lunch! 🙂


Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, Sept. 14th- Fall Festival

**On your mark…Get set…GO!  That’s the sound of annual Kincaid  Fun Run!  It’s Saturday, October 20, 2018, and is the most anticipated event for our students. 

Registration forms for the Fun run will go home soon but you can get yours tuned in early by printing the form below and turning it in.  All forms are due back no later than October 12th.



Here’s what we are learning this week: 

Literacy/Social Studies: Community Helpers, Labor Day

Writing: using writing folders, what to do when you’re done, what we can write about

Phonics: the letter N

Sight Words: he, she

Math: the numbers 3-5, September calendar

Week of Aug. 27-31

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-Thank you so much to any parents who sent in some supplies that were needed!! You guys are AWESOME!!

-I will be meeting with our Room Moms this week, Mrs. Cargill and Mrs. Johnson.  Information will be sent home soon for you to review, fill out, and return with your optional donation towards various classroom activities this year. We have some fun things coming up this year that you can volunteer to help with, from Mystery Reader to Pumpkin Carving to Gingerbread Houses to Easter Egg Hunts! 🙂

-Tuesday we will go to the Science Lab to do activities about our 5 senses!

-Wednesday is Picture Day! Information came home last week for purchasing a picture package. Every child will have their picture taken regardless of a purchase being made. These pictures will be in our Yearbook! Come dressed to impress with a big smile!

-Wednesday is also our first Early Release Day. The children will be dismissed at 12:20. ASP is still available until 6PM.

-On Thursday, we will be taking a short assessment in the computer lab, called the RI (reading). We will track progress by taking this assessment again mid-year and at the end of the year.

-Friday is our first Foundation Friday. Wear your favorite college shirt for $2!

-Remember there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day! Enjoy your 3-day weekend!!

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-Mark your calendars for our Fall Festival coming up on Friday, Sept. 14th!


Here’s what we are learning this week: 


Literacy/Social Studies: American Flag and Georgia Flag, Pledge of Allegiance

Daily 5: building stamina with Read to Self, Read to Someone, and Word Work

Writing: How do we write?, writing folders

Phonics: the letter T

Sight Words: we, will

Math: forming the numbers 0-2

Week of Aug. 20-24

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-We are excited to have Beth Johnson and Emily Cargill as our AWESOME Co-Room Moms this year!  Yay! Information will be coming home soon about all the ways you can help in our classroom! 🙂  Also starting soon will be opportunities to be a Mystery Reader on Friday mornings!

-We will have our first Guidance lesson with Mrs. Kotarba on Thursday.

-Book checkout is every Friday. Please try to return your books before Friday every week! 🙂

-Thank you for donations of band-aids, Clorox wipes, extra snacks, and treasure box items!  You guys rock!

-After School Clubs will start this week! Please let us know if your child will be staying for any of these after school activities and how they are to get home (car or ASP) once they are done for the day.

-Please send in only 1 snack. Also, if you need to send it in a container, try to have it in a small bag that can fit in their cubbies and can be easily thrown away. Thank you!

**Please let me know if you want me to limit the amount of ice cream/treats your child gets at lunch every week. Lately a lot of kiddos are buying extra snacks and it is eating up their lunch money. You can also email Missy Mims in the cafeteria, and a note will come up on their account, saying to limit treats. Her email address is:  [email protected]


Upcoming Events:

  • Picture Day will be next week, on Aug. 29th. Every child will have their picture taken. It will be used in the yearbook. Picture packages are available for your purchase. Info will be coming home soon!
  • August 29th is also our first Early Release Day. Children will dismiss at 12:20. ASP is available until 6pm.


Here’s what we are learning this week:


Literacy: Our 5 Senses, intro to Writer’s Workshop, building stamina in reading

Phonics: the letter S

Sight Words: can, my

Math: analyzing and comparing 2D and 3D shapes

Week of Aug. 13-17

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-We had a great 2nd week of school! 🙂

-Our new Class Pet, Fuzz Button, was introduced last week, and he just went home with his first friend this weekend!   Just a reminder, when Fuzz Button comes to your house, please try to return him in 2 days (I send him home on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays).

-Our first Celebrity of the Week was picked… Atticus! We can’t wait to see his pictures and enjoy a week of being a Celebrity!

-Your child brought home their Poetry Journals this weekend to share with you. Please make sure they return it on Monday for our new poem!

-The kids loved our first Sound Muncher with our letter M objects! They loved giving clues! We will do the same this Friday, with the letter A (short a).

-On Friday, I sent home a letter about bringing in a 3D shape from your house on Friday! We can’t wait to share!

-Also coming home on Monday will be our first Family Project, decorating a little person to look like your child!  Can’t wait to see how these turn out!  You can be as creative as you want to be!

-We have our library orientation on Monday. Our kids will get to check our their first book!

-We will visit the Science Lab on Tuesday.

-Tuesday night is Kincaid Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A! A portion of your purchases come back to Kincaid….Drive-thrus count, too!

Here’s what we’re learning this week:

Literacy: Maps and Globes, compass rose

Writing: introducing Writer’s Workshop

Phonics: the letter A (short a)

Sight Words: go, to

Math: 3D shapes (comparing them with 2D shapes)

Week of Aug. 6-10

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-Wow, thank you to those awesome families who already sent in extra snacks!! 🙂  We appreciate it! Another donation needed: Starbursts and Treasure Box goodies! 🙂


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-Parent Night is this Thursday, Aug. 9th at 6:30 and 7:15. Come learn about our classroom and the 100th Day!


*We had a wonderful first few days of school! Here are some things that we did:

-We read books like “The Kissing Hand”, “No, David!”, “Wemberly Worried”, and  “First Day Jitters”. We talked about our feelings, went over classroom rules, and even tried some Jitter Juice!

We took a tour of the school, looking for Pete the Cat’s lost shoes!

-We also started our daily Morning Meeting, and learned some fun songs and shared our opinions!

-Children started earning gems and some got to visit the Treasure Box on Friday!

-We shared our All About Me bags!



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*Thank you to everyone for sending in your school supplies and rest mats!

*Please send in just ONE snack for your child. Our snack time is not very long, so please make sure it is something quick to eat (granola bar, crackers, fruit, pretzels, etc).  Also, please make sure your child knows what is snack, and what is lunch. We had a lot of confusion with that last week. It would be easy to send your snack in a disposable ziploc or brown bag, and not a lunch box that can confused as their lunch. 

*Our first “Celebrity of the Week” will start NEXT week. Keep your eyes out for the special letter in the take home folder on Friday… I wonder who will be chosen first?! 

Here are some pictures from our Jitter Juice tasting:


Here is what is going on this week: 

Sight word– am

Poem– “I am Me”

  • You will see your child’s Poetry Book come home this Friday to practice reading at home. Please send that back in on Monday!

Literacy– All About Me, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and beginning Daily 5 & Writer’s Workshop

  • I will be sending home a fun activity this week that have to do with “All About Me”… please send those back when you can so we can share!  🙂

Math– 2D shapes

  • I will be sending home a packet that you can work on at your leisure, just to help out with learning our shapes! You don’t have to send this back in.

Phonics– the letter M


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Hi wonderful parents!  We are in need of extra snacks for the days that some kiddos don’t have one! If you can donate some, that would be great!! 🙂  Easy snacks could be pretzels, popcorn, granola bars, fruit snacks, animal crackers, fishy crackers, Cheez-its, etc..


Welcome to Kindergarten 2018-2019!

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Hi Kindergarten families! I hope you have been having a great summer! I am so excited to meet you in a few weeks!

-We will have Open House after school starts, where you can learn all about our classroom!

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August 9       K – 2nd Parent Night
August 16    3rd – 5th Parent Night


Enjoy your last few weeks of summer, and I will see you soon!