Winter Break And Books

Students may keep their library books over the winter break, but all books will be overdue the minute we return to school.  Students will have to return books before they can check out more.  We hope everyone has a warm and safe winter break!  See you back in January!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Kincaid Elementary Lindsey Commons is closed the week of November 20-24.  We hope you have a fun and cozy vacation break with your family!  All books are due Monday, November 27!

LESSONS IN THE COMMONS: NOVEMBER

We are doing some great things with classes in the Commons this month.  Here they are:

  • Kindergarten: “Digging Stories Part 1”- Story Elements (Characters and Settings)
  • First Grade: Non-fiction Text Features Unit- Focus on Index (How do I use them to find the information I need?)
  • Second Grade: Learn the Commons Unit- What IS in Mackinvia? (A Fun Trip with Friends)
  • Third Grade: PowerPoint and Research Collaborative Unit- Each class is at a different place in using PowerPoint for sharing non-fiction research.  We will work to increase their skill set in the software.
  • Fourth Grade: “I Have PPD”- Compare and Contrast Poetry, Prose and Drama
  • Fourth Grade: Small Group Talented Mini-Unit- “Creating Infographics”
  • Fifth Grade: Collaborative Mini-Unit- “How to Type Really Super Duper Fast” (How to type, how to increase speed, and creating a goal to improve.  Will lead up to lab lessons with Mrs. Snyder)
  • K-2 MID/SID: Thanksgiving Painting Project
  • 3-5 MID: “Monsters!- That’s Not My Monster (Developing a monster character as story prep)

Veteran’s Day is November 11

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Veterans Day is an official U.S. holiday observed annually on November 11 to honor veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.   It also marks the anniversary of the end of World War I.  Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who gave their lives and those who perished while in service.  Our own Mr. David Long in fourth grade is a veteran of the United States Navy!

From “Veteran’s Day.” Wikipedia. N.p., 28 July 2015. Web. 22 Oct. 2015. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Day>.

In the Lindsey Commons, we have put out books on all of the branches of the service and Veteran’s Day so you can learn more!

Online Resources

 

Are You Using GALILEO?

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If you aren’t using GALILEO or GALILEO Kids for your one-stop research and homework helper, then you should be! If you access the sites from home, grab the Cobb password from Mrs. Perisino or Miss Leslie in the Kincaid Library.  Or even better, log into the Cobb Digital Library with your student computer login (School: Kincaid Elementary, L: student ID #, P: student ID #).  If you do not know your child’s student ID #, they will know it if they are in grades 2-5 because it is the same as their library #!  You can always log into ParentVue (grades 4-5) or email your child’s teacher.  We will be sharing more in the future about the great resources you can locate there!

November is Native American Heritage Month

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Celebrate with us the heritage of the indigenous peoples of America, the Native Americans, during the month of November.

We pay tribute to the rich history and traditions to the tribes of the Native Americans. You can read fiction and non-fiction books about Native Americans in our special collection between the windows, and you can also watch a video about the month long celebration here:

 

And learn about NASA workers that are Native Americans here:

Visit Native American Heritage Month sponsored by the Library of Congress and the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian online to learn more.

The Snake Eggs Winner!

Gabriel C. In Mr. Long’s fifth grade won the free poster guessed 2122 snake eggs in the jar. There were actually 2121! What an amazing guess! We know that poster will look great on your bedroom wall!

Stay tuned for photos of Saad Syed, the winner of Principal Sheriff for the day! His name was drawn from the students who were Caught Reading by Ms. Blake.