July 27

Welcome Back!

Welcome to 5th Grade! I am thrilled to be your child’s teacher this year and I look forward to building a wonderful relationship with you and your child. I know this will be his/her best school year ever!

My name is Hannah Floyd. I went to Kennesaw State University and earned my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. GO OWLS! I earned my Gifted Endorsement and Microsoft Innovator Certificate last year. This is my third year teaching 5th grade. I enjoy fostering student’s creativity by challenging them to think outside the box. I also set high expectations for all my students and work with each child to achieve these goals.

I would love to communicate with you! I prefer email. You may reach me at [email protected] I will respond to you within 24 hours. Please share your email address with me so you are up-to-date on what is happening in the classroom! I also use Remind101 to text reminders to you. I update my blog weekly and post what we are doing in the classroom there. I also ask that you sign your child’s agenda daily. Daily class work and homework will be recorded by your child in the agenda.

Your child will be most successful if we work together. Please feel free to contact me with your questions and concerns. Let me know what works best for your child and what doesn’t. My goal is for your child to have a positive, productive and successful 5th grade year.

I strongly encourage you to join Kincaid’s PTA and support Kincaid Foundation. Both of these organizations work diligently to support the learning of all students at Kincaid.

I look forward to an amazing year!

Ms. Floyd

May 20

Last Update

LAST Update!
This is the last time I will be updating y’all on what’s going on in class. It’s very bittersweet. I am so proud of our students and how much they have grown this year. I will miss every single one so much, but I am excited for their new journey into middle school.

Monday:
• States Test!
• Teacher vs. Student Kickball Game
• Yearbook Signing

Tuesday: Early Release Day!
• NO Back Packs Needed!

Wednesday: Early Release Day & Last Day of School!

5th Grade End-of-Year Celebration Schedule
8:30-10:00 am – Awards Ceremony in Gymnasium

10:00-10:30 am – 5th Graders move to back playground with teachers while
parents set up the gym for the party

10:30-11:30 am – Party in Gym

11:30-12:00 – 5th Graders and Teachers return to classrooms to have
final goodbyes.

12:10 – 5th Grade Walk to board buses

May 18

Reminders for Parents of Rising 6th Grade Dodgen Students

Don’t miss out on important information from Dodgen Middle School. Sign up for Dodgen Toolkit as the parents of a “Rising 6th grader.”
• Go to the Dodgen PTSA website (www.dodgenptsa.org)
• Log in if you already have a Toolkit Account at your elementary school. Otherwise, create your Toolkit Account. Click on Contact Information and add your child as a Rising 6th Grade student.
What should you know now?
• Summer math and reading assignments and grade-level supply lists will be available on the Dodgen website soon; they will be shared via eblast to those who register for Toolkit.
• Payment of 2018-19 student fees and signup for PTA will be available on Toolkit July 1st.
• You may pre-order Spirit Wear on Toolkit now.
• Panther Day is July 30; the 6th grade session is 1:30-3:00 p.m. Students will have yearbook photos taken, meet their homeroom teachers, and sign up for clubs.
• Dodgen 101 for 6th graders and other new students will be held Saturday, August 11. Parents may tour the school with their students; locker help will be available; volunteers will be available to assist parents and students with questions.
• Watch our “Dodgen 101” video series, which is available at Dodgen PTSA’s website at the “New to Dodgen” drop down menu.
• Questions? Ask us at [email protected]

May 6

May 7-11th

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. The weather this weekend has been incredible. We have 13 more days of school! I can’t believe it! It feels like yesterday they walked into the 5th grade halls for the first time.

We are going to be working on the State Floats! Don’t feel like you need to spend money for this! Students need to bring their own materials but have them look around the house to see what could work. I will say that they are already looking amazing. I’m very impressed by the kids collaboration and creativity on their state floats.

Put in Calendar:

Monday- The Opera is coming to Kincaid to perform for the 3-5th graders.

Tuesday- Students will take the RI (Reading Inventory Test), please talk to your students about taking this test seriously. Middle Schools look at these scores to help determine placement.

Wednesday- Students will take the MI (Math Inventory Test), please talk to your students about taking this test seriously. Middle Schools look at these scores to help determine placement.

Students will have a Watson’s Go to Birmingham reading quiz on chapters 6-10.

Thursday: Math Computation Quiz

Friday: Tug of War at Enrichment

Coming soon:
*States Parade, May 14th
*Field Day, May 15th
*Decades Day, May 17th
*State Project Due, May 18th
*Teacher vs. 5th Grade Student Kickball Game (go teachers), May 21st

April 30

May 1-4th

May 1-4th

Things to put in your calendar:
• Tuesday: Zaxby’s Night
• Thursday: Computation Quiz, Wordly Wise Spelling & Vocab Test, and AR Test 3

Math:
We are focusing on improving our computation skills. This week we are focusing on improving computation with fractions. There will be a computation fractions quiz on Thursday.

States:
Students will be studying the Northeast states this week. They will be learning where the state is located and what the capital is. The Quiz on Northeast states will be on Monday. Students should be working on their individual state project at home.
Today students created a plan on what they need to bring for their state float for the States Parade. We will begin building our floats on Wednesday. They can bring in whatever they need to make them on Wednesday.

Decades Day:
Today we completed our categories timeline for the 1950s. Students are working on their research report this week. They may have some homework completing this report. Next week we will begin working on our presentation for Decades Day.

Reading:
We are still reading The Watson’s Go to Birmingham. Student’s chapter review questions will be due on Friday. The kids are also studying their Wordly Wise 12 Vocab words. The test for that will be on Thursday.

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!**
https://goo.gl/photos/MCv4iZHMaeNmFb8EA


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

Math:
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.

Reading:
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!**

https://goo.gl/photos/MCv4iZHMaeNmFb8EA

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.