The Week Ahead: August 13-17, 2018

Last week, Mrs. Weitnauer came to visit our class. The children learned about her job as our school counselor. Mrs. Weitnauer was excited to meet our new students, and to remind our returning students about school counseling at Kincaid. Mrs. Weitnauer will be visiting our class every three weeks. Lesson topics will include kinfriendship, conflict resolution, study skills, responsibility, career awareness and safety skills. Please contact [email protected] or by phone (770) 578-7238 if you ever need to discuss your student with her.

Parent Night is Thursday, August 16th at 6:30.  A few parents have said they can’t attend.  No worries!  I will post the PowerPoint to my blog on Friday!  🙂

Math:  We are moving forward with place value.  The students will be reviewing standard, word and expanded form of multi-digit numbers.  We will also work on comparing numbers and review rounding!

Reading:  We are getting more and more comfortable with Reader’s Workshop.  The students are working on building their reading stamina and reading books that are “just right” for them.  We encourage the kids to choose books that they like and are interested in.  This helps develop a love of reading that will last and last!  The kids are loving our read aloud novel, Wonder!

Writing/ELA:  In Writer’s Workshop the kids will start focusing on their first piece of narrative writing.  We will talk about expectations of writing, good behavior during writing time, and the many reasons writers write.  We will begin our 2nd Mentor Sentence this week.  We will take a sentence from Wonder and analyze it, look at parts of speech, and then expand it!  This is a wonderful way to teach and learn grammar skills.

Science:  We will wrap up our science unit by talking about the moon and reviewing moon phases.  The students will have a quiz on Friday to show what they know!

Social Studies:  No social studies this week.  We will begin the Revolutionary War next week!

Thank you for another amazing week!  I love all of my students so much!

Mrs. Gibson

The Week Ahead: August 6-10, 2018

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Be aware:  We have a peanut and tree nut allergy in our classroom.  If you would like to bring in snacks or treats for the class please keep this in mind.  Thank you!  

Here is what we can look forward to in the week ahead:

Math:  Monday begins our math compacting and math classes.  In your student’s VIP folder you should have received a paper that tells you what math teacher your student will have.  This is the teacher you will contact in the future if you have any math related questions.  All classes will begin talking about place value this week!

Reading:  We are getting started on forming our Reader’s Workshop.  We will be reading lots of books, and we will also be enjoying the novel Wonder together as a class.  Students should be reading 20 minutes every weeknight and logging their minutes read in their agenda books every night.  Please initial their agenda nightly.  The Reading Requirement letter in your student’s VIP folder should be signed and brought back on Monday.  If a student passes at least 5 AR tests this 9 weeks or does at least 5 book reports they will be able to participate in a special activity!  We will take the first RI (Reading Inventory assessment) of the year on Friday, August 10th at 10am. It would be really helpful if there are no absences that day so we can all take it together.

Writing/ELA:  Writer’s Workshop is just getting started this week, and I am really excited to read and listen to some amazing writing from the kiddos!

Science:  The first three days of school we talked about the Scientific Method.  This week we will get to talk about the moon and stars!

Social Studies:  No social studies this week!  We will switch to social studies when our first science unit is finished.

HUGE thank you to Brandon L.’s mom for volunteering to be our Room Parent!  Also, thank you to all the parents who signed up to volunteer.  We love all the help and we appreciate you!!  You will all be contacted in the coming weeks with more information.  Image result for thank you

Thank you for an AMAZING first week!  Ms. Ford and I look forward to a great year ahead!

-Mrs. Gibson

 

 

Thursday Folder

Good evening families! Today your student’s Thursday Folder will be coming home! This folder will come home every Thursday. Inside you will find a behavior sheet and any graded papers. Please sign the behavior sheet and return the Thursday Folder every Friday. Let me know of you have any questions! Thank you!

Here are some pictures from today for you to enjoy. The kids got to share their About Me bags today!

We had a GREAT first day!!

Wow!  I can honestly say I have the BEST kids in my class this year.  Our first day of school was amazing, and I am so very proud to be their teacher!

Tonight you will see a blue VIP folder in your student’s book bag.  This is their VIP (Very Important Papers) folder and will be something they bring home daily.  Inside you will see a side that says “Bring Back to School” and another side that says “Leave at Home”.  Please look over the papers and sign what needs to be returned.  Students will get Dojo points for returning signed papers! 🙂  Also, their agenda will be in this folder.  Please sign this daily.  The agenda will also act as our class reading log.  At the bottom of everyday you will see a spot to put a book title, minutes read, and your initials.  All students need to read at least 20 mins every weeknight.

Our daily schedule is posted on the added page above.  Our snack time is 10:00-10:10 and our lunch time is 11:49-12:19.

Thank you for helping make today so awesome!  It takes great parents to make such a great group of kids.  Thank you!

-Mrs. Gibson

 

Upcoming Dates to Remember

July 30 Meet & Greet
9:00 – 9:45 A – L
10:00 – 10:45 M – Z
10:45 PTA Budget Approval Meeting
July 31 1:00 – 8:00 Sparkles Back to School Spirit Night
August 1 First Day of School!
August 9 6:30 K – 2 Parent Night
August 14 Chickfila Night
August 15 6:00 Scout Night in cafe
August 16 7:30 am Foundation Meeting 6:30 3rd – 5th Parent Night
August 17 COUGAR PRIDE DAY
August 20 Clubs Start this week
August 29 Early Release Day and Picture Day
August 31 Foundation Friday – Wear college shirts! $2

Meet and Greet

The beginning of the 2018-2019 school year is fast approaching!

Meet and Greet is July 30th.  Ms. Ford and I hope to see you there!  All class lists will be posted at the school  by 4:00 PM on Friday, July 27th.

I have been busy printing, laminating, gathering ideas, and planning for all of you!  Ms. Ford and I are so excited to meet you!

I hope you enjoy your last few days of summer and see you soon.  It is going to be an amazing year!

Mrs. Gibson

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