Target Homework

 

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Students receive homework assignments in Target weekly.  Beginning the week of October 1, students will be able to access their homework via SeeSaw.  Look for more information about SeeSaw to come home that week, too.

Your child’s general education teacher will not assign homework on Target days unless there is no Target.  It is the responsibility of the student to complete his/her homework before the next Target class; this gives students a week to complete the work but allows a designated day to do the homework.  Homework completion is paramount in order for the gifted student to participate in class activities.

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding homework.

There will be NO HOMEWORK assigned to students this week due to Fall Break next week.

Conferences Are Coming

Conferences will be held during the week of October 15-19; students will be dismissed at 12:15 each day.  If you would like for me to attend your child’s conference, please let your child’s homeroom teacher know this, and he/she will alert me to the date and time, and I will do my best to be there.

I look forward to seeing you!

International Day of Peace

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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.

*     Ms. 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.

Have You Heard About Museum Day?

Museum Day

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Click Get a Ticket to search participating museums and download your ticket.

Welcome to Target

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It’s going to be a great year!  I have met my students and am anxiously waiting to start classes the week of August 13.  Here’s a brief overview of our grade level fall units:

  • 1st Grade – Amelia Earhart
  • 2nd Grade – Cubism (This include Rubik’s Cube and Pablo Picasso.)
  • 3rd Grade – Novel Study Hold Fast by Blue Balliett
  • 4th Grade – Novel Study Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
  • 5th Grade – Novel Study Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois

In addition, 4th and 5th Grades will be doing a new unit called Perspective which examines the role of perspective in our lives.  The focus will be on three major strands:  art, statistics, and history.

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Supplies needed for class are a one or one and a half inch binder/notebook, notebook paper, five tab dividers, and a pencil. Additionally, your child should bring a hearty, healthy snack each Target day; our lunch time is 10:35-11:05.

3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders may choose to have their own copy of the selected books either hard copy or electronically.  All three books are available online, too.  I am providing links below as needed.

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Please mark your calendar for Thursday, August 23 at 8:30 a.m. for the Target Open House.  We will provide information to parents whose kiddos are new and old to Target.

There are only six weeks until school begins!!!

Does this make you happy or anxious?  I’m a little of both…

Take time to rejuvenate in the next few weeks.  Read a book or ten!  Take a walk and enjoy the outdoors.  Spend time with family.  Be present in all you do!  Put down the electronics and appreciate the ones around you.

I look forward to seeing you soon!