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What’s Happening the Week of September 17th-21st

This is the last week before Fall Break!

What we are learning this week:

Math:  Addition and Subtraction Strategies

This week we will continue learning addition and subtraction strategies.  We will review fact families, work with number lines, and making a 10.

 

Reader’s Workshop:  

This week we will focus on the book Wemberly Worried.  We will talk about parts of a sentence, events in a story, and review setting and characters.  During Guided Reading this week we will continue to focus on sight words and reading with fluency.

 

Writer’s Workshop:  Personal Narrative

We will continue writing our personal narratives this week.  We will focus on writing with temporal words (first, next, last).

 

Social Studies:  Me on the Map/Continents and Oceans

We will continue with our unit on where we live in the world.  We will begin our focus on the continents and oceans and where they are on Earth.

 

Reminders:

Tuesday: Student Banking 7:15am

Media Center (remember to return your books!)

Thursday: 7:15-7:45 School Store

1st Grade Vision Screening

On Thursday, September 20th the students will have a vision screening provided by the Lion’s                   Club of Marietta. If your student wears eyeglasses, we ask that they remember to wear them to                   school on Thursday.

Hearing screenings will take place in October.

Friday:  International Peace Day- Wear 60’s attire!

 

NO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK!  Have a happy and safe Fall Break!!

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Friday, September 21st

International Day of Peace

Friday, September 21st

 

Next Friday, September 21 is the International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”).  Peace Day is observed around the world each year on September 21. Established in 1981 by a unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.  To celebrate this wonderful day, Kincaid staff and students are participating in several activities.

 

  • Teachers will be delivering lessons and 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.
  • Rausch will create “Pinwheels for Peace” with all students to display outside on the front lawn.  These pinwheels will be put out on the afternoon of September 20th. You and your student are welcome to view the display on the evening of September 20th or on September 21st.

 

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What’s Happening the Week of September 10th-14th

We survived CogAT testing!!  Everyone worked hard, tried their best, and did a great job!  We are back on a regular schedule this week, so we are very excited about that!

What we are learning this week:

Math:  Number Bonds/Fact Families

This week we will work on number bonds/fact families, and flip flop addition facts.

Reader’s Workshop:  

We will focus on the book The Kissing Hand this week.  We will identify parts of speech in our sentence this week.  During guided reading we will focus on sight words, fluency and identifying main characters.

 

Writer’s Workshop:  Personal Narrative

Due to the change in schedule to take the CogAT last week, we did not get as far in our writing as I hoped.  This week we will really focus on finishing our final drafts and share our stories with the class!

 

Reminders:

Tuesday:  Zaxby’s night

Friday:  Fall Festival 6:00-8:00

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What’s Happening the Week of September 4-7

I hope everyone had a nice, relaxing long weekend!  On Wednesday we will begin CogAT testing.  It will run from Wednesday to Friday, so please be sure your child is here on time on those days.  Testing lasts for about an hour each morning.  There is nothing to study to prepare your child for the test, but you can help your child by making sure they get a good night sleep and have a healthy breakfast each morning.

What we are learning this week:

Math:  In math this week we will review place value and play lots of fun math review games.

Reader’s Workshop:  Our mentor sentence this week comes from the book A Bad Case of Stripes.  We will identify parts of a sentence, nouns, verbs and adjectives.  During guided reading groups we will continue to focus on characters, setting and major events in a story.

Writer’s Workshop:  We will continue with our personal narrative writing.  We will conference with each student and focus on making corrections to our writing.

Science: weather

We will finish up our unit on Weather this week.  We have had lots of fun learning about and recording the weather.

 

Reminders:

Testing Wednesday, Thursday and Friday!!

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What’s Happening the Week of August 27th-31st

As most of you know, Mrs. Tenisci had surgery last Thursday and will be out until we return from Fall Break.  All is well and she is doing fantastic!  We will miss her greatly!!  Please welcome Harli Gottesman into our classroom, as she will be taking Mrs. T’s place for the next 4 weeks.

What we are learning this week:

Math:  In math this week we will focus on teen numbers and place value.

Reader’s Workshop:  Our mentor sentence this week will come from the book The Season’s of Arnold’s Apple Tree.  We will continue to focus on Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives in sentences.  Our focus in Guided reading this week will be characters, setting and main events.

Writer’s Workshop:  We will continue to work on our personal narratives this week.  We are focusing on writing events in a story in order using temporal words (first, next, last).

Science:  Weather

We will finish up with our Weather unit this week.  We will revisit weather as the seasons change throughout the school  year to compare and graph changes in weather.

 

Reminders:

Tuesday:  Return Library Books

Wednesday:  Early Release Day-Students are dismissed at 12:30

Picture Day

Friday:  Foundation Friday-Pay $2 to wear your favorite college shirt

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What’s Happening the Week of August 20th-24th

Thank you for working with your child on the homework this week!  Please look for this to come home in the red folder every Monday (unless I forget :)!  We sent home the math books on Friday.  Please use these as additional practice at home as you see fit.  They are a great resource, we just prefer to do hands-on teaching and math activities at school.

What we are learning this week:

Math:  This week in math we will continue with number sense and working on tens and ones.

Reader’s Workshop:  We will begin Guided Reading Groups this week, focusing on characters and setting in a story.  We will also do some practice with sight words.  We are hoping to get everyone on Education Galaxy this week and send home the login information towards the end of the week.

Writer’s Workshop:  We have been working on writing good sentences.  This week we will put those good sentences together to write our first personal narrative.  This process will take a week (or more)!

Science:  We will begin our Weather unit this week.

 

Reminders:

Tuesday:  Library day (please remember to return your library books)

 

I am still missing a few clinic cards. They came home in the Cobb County folder the first day of school.  If you have not returned this card, please do so ASAP so I can get it to the school nurse.  If you need a new one, let me know and I am more than happy to send one home.  Thanks!

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What’s Happening the Week of August 13th-17th

It was great to see most of you at Open House!  I hope you found the information helpful.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We will begin homework this week, so look for it in your child’s red folder on Monday.  Remember, there may be questions on the homework that we have not covered yet.  Please help your child with the skills and know that we will cover them as the year progresses!

What we are learning this week:

Math:  In math this week we focus on number sense and understanding how to compose numbers.

Reader’s Workshop:  We are continuing to assess students on sight words and reading levels this week.  We will focus on sight word recognition during independent groups.

Writer’s Workshop:  We will continue to work on parts of a sentence and adding detail to our sentences.  We will focus on guided writing this week working as a class to write stories.  I will introduce mentor sentences this week with our focus being on the book Recess Queen.  We will identify nouns in a sentence.

Social Studies:  This week we will continue with our discussion of the different “hats” we wear in social studies.  We will create the “STORY” of us as a class and our unique adventures.

 

Reminders:

Please remember to send in a healthy snack daily with your child.

Tuesday is our library check out day.  Please help your child to remember to bring back their library books every Tuesday.

Tuesday night is Chick-Fil-A night.

Friday is Cougar Pride!

 

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What’s Happening the Week of August 6th-10th

We had a fantastic first week of school!  We look forward to a fun and exciting year!  Please return any forms that were in your child’s red folder, as well as in the Cobb County Folder, that came home the first week of school.

We will spend the next week doing beginning of the year assessments so that we can individualize our instruction.

Reminders:

  • Please send in a note any time your child’s afternoon transportation changes.
  • When sending in money, please put it in an envelope with your child’s name, teacher’s name, amount of money and what the money is for on the outside of the envelope.
  • We look forward to seeing everyone at Open House, Thursday, August 9th at 6:30.
  • Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

 

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The Last Week of School!!

I can’t believe we are already in the last week of school.  This has been a fantastic year!  It has been so much fun watching each of our students learn and grow.  I think they are ready for second grade!!

Last Days of First Grade!

Monday , May 23:  Game Day!   

Your child may bring in their favorite game to play from home.  Please make sure your last name is labeled on the game. Your child may bring a board game or an electronic.  Please make sure all games are school appropriate.  We will also have yearbook signing so bring your yearbook back to school with you!

Tuesday, May 24:  Craft Day!

We will do lots of fun crafts today.  We will provide all the materials needed, just send your child to school ready to be creative! We are on an Early Release Schedule, dismissal at 12:20.  We will have sack lunches in the classroom.

Wednesday, May 25:  Movie! 

We are watching a movie and having popcorn! We are on an Early Release Schedule, dismissing at 12:20.  We will have sack lunches.  No book bags can be brought to school this day.  If your child brings lunch from home, please make sure it is in a brown paper bag with their name on it.

 

 

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What’s Happening the week of May 16th-20th

Wow, I can’t believe we are already in the last full week of school!!

Please remember to wear tennis shoes on Monday, May 16th for the Tug-O-War!!

Tuesday is field day, we will be on a different schedule.  Please dress in cool clothes, put on sunscreen before coming to school, and bring a water bottle.

 

This week we will be finishing up loose ends in all academic areas.  We are almost finished with individual assessments for the year, and WOW have these kids made some HUGE growth!!

 

 

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