April 21

April 23-27

April 23-27

I would just like to say a HUGE THANK YOU for everyone’s support during the Milestones. Thank you for the snacks, the kids coming to school on time, and keeping students home when they are sick! Y’all are amazing and thank you for all the support!

The 5th Grade Graduation Party is coming very very soon!!! We want all of our student to be on the slide show so make sure you have submitted a FEW photos from your child’s Kincaid years (preferably with other 5th grade friends) to the link below for consideration. It is requested that you submit a side by side collage of a toddler photo and a current photo. Do NOT submit solo baby/toddler pics, as no one will know who they are except the parents of that child.

**Absolute latest deadline is Tuesday, April 24th!**

We have a lot of things happening this week! Put these things in your calendar:

• Tuesday- Future JJ DANIEL Students will be going on their Middle School Field Trip.
• Wednesday- Computation Quiz & Midwest State and Capital Quiz
• Thursday- FIELD TRIP! Wear 5th grade t-shirt or red.
• Friday – Career Day and Progress Reports

The rest of the year we are focusing on computation math skills. Students have created a math goal for themselves on what they would like to improve on before they go to Middle School. Wednesday we will have a Computation Quiz.

Decades Day:
We are working on our projects for Decades Day. Our class is studying the 1950s and each student has a category they are studying. This week we are working on creating a timeline for each of our categories.

States Projects:
We are working on identifying the 50 states and their capitals. I am splitting the states into sections to make it easier to study. The quiz for Midwest States will be on Wednesday. There is a Quizlet made for students to use to study.

Students have 2 projects that involve states. One is their individual State Project. Directions can be found here: State Project-2ljfm8b. They are due May 18th.

The second project is their States Parade Float. The kids are in groups of 2-3 students create a float in class that they will present in a parade with the rest of 5th grade on May 14th. We will begin building our floats NEXT week. This week we are researching our state and determining what items we need to bring to class. I would suggest to start saving boxes for the base. Here is a photo that is an example of what students would be making.

The kids are reading The Watson’s Go to Birmingham. This is a fantastic book and I know the students are really enjoying it. Students will be assigned reading to do at home as homework. We are also studying World Wise 12 words. The test for that list will be next week. There is a Quizlet already made and ready for students to use to study.

April 21

5th Grade Slideshow

There will be a photo slide show played at the 5th grade end-of-the-year party. Please submit a FEW photos from your child’s Kincaid years (preferably with other 5th grade friends) to the link below for consideration. It is requested that you submit a side by side collage of a toddler photo and a current photo. Do NOT submit solo baby/toddler pics, as no one will know who they are except the parents of that child.

**Absolute latest deadline is Tuesday, April 24th!**


April 17

Mark Your Calendar

Mark your calendars for the following events:

April 19 – 5th Grade Panoramic Picture – Students should wear red 5th grade shirt – Order forms due that day.
April 24 – JJ Daniell Field Trip / JJ Daniell Parent Night April 26 – Little White House Field Trip – Students should arrive at 6:30 a.m. Buses will depart at 6:45. Return to Kincaid at 6:45 p.m.
April 27 – Career Day / Progress Reports go home.
May 14 – State Parade – Look for more information soon.
May 16 – Field Day
May 17 – Decades Day – Our class has the 1950s – Look for more information soon May 17&18 – School Talent Show during Enrichment 8:10-8:55 May 21 – 5th Grade vs. Teachers Kickball Game 12:00-1:30 May 22&23 – Early Release Days May 23 – Last Day – Awards Ceremony in Gym 8:30-10:00, Party in Gym 10:30-11:30, 5th Grade Walk 12:10

I did not include tests, due dates, etc. These will be added to your child’s agenda, and I will email to you as they become closer in time.

April 16

April 16-20th

Tomorrow is the last day of testing!!! YAY!!!

Social Studies is being tested tomorrow. I have made a wonderful Quizlet for the kids to review. Please have them look over it tonight.

I believe that after all of this testing our students deserve a well-deserved chill day! After the test tomorrow the kids will be either watching a movie or playing outside. Wednesday we will have a regular day of school!

This week we will be assigning states for our States Parade Project. The kids will be getting directions about that Wednesday. The kids will also receive information about our Decades Day Project.

I was going to assign an at home Reading Project for Quarter 4, but I decided against it. We have so many projects coming up and very little time. I am going to have the kids create a Sway in class on their 5th book for the Quarter, in class. Sway is a lot like PowerPoint. The kids will need to make sure they have read a 5th book that is on their reading level (it can be fictional or non-fiction) and then in class they will make a presentation on it and present it to the class. There may be some homework they have to do on it, but most of it will be done in the classroom.

More directions will be coming soon, I just wanted to give y’all a heads up!

April 8

Testing Week!

I’m sure everyone enjoyed their week off! It was a wonderful week here in Georgia! The weather was amazing until this weekend. I went to Birmingham for a Spring Festival and couldn’t stay very long because it felt as though Winter had returned. I can’t wait to hear about student’s vacations or stay-cations.

Here is what’s going on this week!

There will be NO HOMEWORK!!!! I want everyone to relax, read, and sleep. Have your student review information on Quizlets but there will be no Reading Journals and no homework all week.

I do ask that students make sure they eat breakfast every morning and go to bed at a good time. Sleep and food are important when it comes to testing.

While there are no Reading Journals students should still read their books and keep up with their AR test which is due Thursday.

During Testing our lunch schedule and enrichment schedule will be different. We will not have enrichment everyday this week.

Lunch will be at 11:50-12:20.
Wednesday STEM. Friday Music.

Put in Calendar:

Tuesday: Milestones ELA Section 1

Wednesday: Milestone ELA Section 2/3 (This is a long day for your student)

Thursday: Milestones Math Section 1

Friday: Milestones Math Section 2

Here is a Milestones Calendar created by the county https://cpb-us-east-1-juc1ugur1qwqqqo4.stackpathdns.com/cobblearning.net/dist/4/3896/files/2018/03/ES-2017-2018-EOG-Testing-Schedule-1xewk5v.pdf

Class Schedule:

We still have material that needs to be learned this week. However, I do plan on completing a lot of review games throughout the week.

Math: We will be talking about coordinate planes and then reviewing for the milestones. Tomorrow we will play a fractions jeopardy game to review adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying fractions.

Social Studies: We have until next week to complete Social Studies standards and so this week we will be discussing the Nixon and Reagan Years. We are also going to be talking about the 1980s and 1990s. I am looking forward to showing the students the first cellphones.

Reading/Writing: Monday we are going to spend our reading time reading independently and reflecting. The kids have learned all the standards and I would like them to read for pleasure and then we will have some time reflecting on what they read. The rest of the week we will be reviewing language arts standards. I am also going to be reading some Historical Fiction picture books that relate to our Social Studies Standards.

Science: Students will be reviewing our science standards in class with games. I would also suggest students to go on Quizlet and play our review games.

March 28

End of Grade Assessment Schedule

Here is a schedule of what will be tested when for the Georgia Milestones Test. I also have attached a review sheet of what math concepts will be tested on the Milestones. Please look that over with your student.


Tuesday, April 10th
ELA Section 1

Wednesday, April 11th
ELA Section 2 & 3 (This will be a LONG day for your student)

Thursday, April 12th
Math section 1

Friday, April 13th
Math Section 2

Monday, April 16th
Science Sections 1 & 2

Tuesday, April 17
Social Studies Sections 1 & 2

Wednesday, April 18th

March 25

March 26-March 30

One more week till Spring Break!
Georgia Milestones are coming up on the Tuesday we get back from Spring Break. We need help on volunteers to bring snacks for the test that week. If you would like to help please contact Luke Carney on signing up a day to bring in snacks. We truly appreciate the help!

Put in your calendar:
• Picture Day
• Volume Test
• Science Test
• Vocab Test
• Celebration of the Arts

Math this week we will be finishing studying volume and composite figures. We will test on Tuesday. The rest of the week we will be reviewing Quarter 3 math standards and then taking the quarter 3 post-test on Thursday.

Social Studies:
I have really enjoyed going through the Cold War unit with our students. This week we will be studying the presidency of John F. Kennedy and Civil Rights. The end of the week we will be talking about the Vietnam War.

This week we will be reviewing our reading comprehension skills to prepare for the Georgia Milestones test that begins the Tuesday we get back from Spring Break. Students will be reading passages on Civil Rights and then responding to them using the RACE strategy. We will also be reviewing our vocabulary skills. We will be testing on Worldy Wise 11 words on Thursday. There is a Quizlet made for students to use to study.

Students will be reviewing our language skills we have learned this year. We will be completing centers activities on conjunctions, interjections, prepositions. We will also be reviewing our writing fluency skills to prepare for the writing constructed response on the Milestones.

We are done with this year’s science standards!!! Monday students will be working on their study guide for genetics and heredity. We will play Kahoot on Tuesday and then Wednesday we will test.

March 18

March 19-23rd

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. We were definitely lucky when it came to the weather this weekend. I hope everyone go to enjoy it!

April 10th (the Tuesday we get back from Spring Break) will begin the Georgia Milestones. I am going to be sending home a sheet of paper with your student on what you can be doing at home to get them ready for the test. I would highly recommend looking at it especially over Spring Break since the test is right when we get back (whoever planned that I would like to have a conversation with).

Parents don’t forget that money for 5th Grade Field Trip is due March, 30th!!!

Here’s what you should put in your calendar:

Tuesday: Openbook Test on Cold War
Wednesday: Volume Quiz & Report Cards Go Home!
Thursday: Reading Journal Due!

Math: We are learning about Volume. Students will be learning about the Base-Area formula of volume. They will also be studying how to find the volume of composite rectangular prisms. There will be a Volume Quiz on Wednesday.

Social Studies:: This week we will be finishing talking about the Cold War. There will be an open book test on the Cold War on Tuesday. Then we will be studying the Boom Years, the 1950s. Please ask your student about social studies and what they’re learning. This is a great way for their to review and apply their knowledge. They can also talk to you about their comments. The kids always have interesting perspectives on what happened in the world. I can’t always hear it all because of time but I know they would be happy to share it with y’all.

We are studying figurative language and determining it’s meaning in our reading. Last week we talked about metaphors and similes. Keep reminding them that a metaphor compares one this with another using key word is! Similes compares two things using like or as. Sometimes the kids get those mixed up. This week we will be discussing hyperbole and personification.

Writing: This week we are using our writing time to practice writing extended responses and constructed responses that will be on the Milestones. Students need to remember the RACE strategy. Restate the question – use the question stem to write your topic sentence. Answer the question – make sure to
answer all parts of the question. Cite evidence from the text. – They MUST quote the text. Explain and extend – Explain how this evidence supports their answer.