Math opportunity

Dear Parents,

I have been trying out an online educational resource with some of the students.  The students are loving it and are benefitting from the math practice. Education Galaxy’s Georgia milestone test preparation program provides online practice for students to help build mastery towards the Georgia Standards.  The unique online program is easy to use and enjoyable for the students.  Students work on their Study Plans practicing important concepts.  The only needed components are a computer and time.  We have 5 weeks before the Georgia Milestone test.  This includes the week of Spring Break. Using this site will be a great review for the test.  Students won’t have enough time to get through all the concepts, but they will benefit from the ones they practice.

I am giving all the students a login for the site. There will be some class time for it, but mainly it will be an activity done at home.  There is a video for each lesson that will explain the concept.  Please have your child watch it before they attempt to do the problems.

As an incentive, I have said everyone who gets 3 stars on all the concepts will meet me in May for an afternoon bowling party. This will be a fun time of celebrating together.    Students will have until May 16th to reach this goal.  Working on this site after the Georgia Milestone testing will make sure the foundation for fourth grade is firm.  This is a choice, not a have to.  If you don’t want your child to participate it is fine.  Any amount they practice using this site will be a benefit, no matter how little or how much.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Hitt

Week of March 5th

Parents,

We had a great week celebrating Read Across America.  Kennesaw State University football players read to some classrooms on Wednesday.  Ours was one and the kids asked a lot of good questions and enjoyed the story he read. 

On Friday we skyped with Griffin Middle School and had a book read to us by one of their students.  During the day on Friday we read Dr. Seuss books, and listened to them being read online.  Thanks to our fabulous moms we had Dr. Seuss inspired snacks to eat every time we finished with a book.  We had colored fish crackers for our One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, and Cat in the Hat kabobs.  We ate the Lorax when we finished that book! Finally, we had green eggs and ham along with juice boxes. Thank you to all of you who contributed items.

                                            

I enjoyed getting to see some of you at the Kincaid Foundation Dinner on Friday night.  Thank you for coming out to support this great cause.  The third grade basket was incredible.  Thanks for all of your donations towards it.   We have great parents in our class and I appreciate the way all of you  step up whenever you are needed.

Academics:

Spelling adverbs

Change y to i add ly Add ly
unhappy unhappily suddenly perfectly
steady steadily constantly loudly
rapid rapidly fortunately sadly
lucky luckily

Challenge words: their, they’re, there

 Math– problem solving

Reading– Storyworks –asking and answering questions and comparing/contrasting paired text

Social Studies– finishing Southern Colonies

Writing – cursive and comparing/contrasting

Grammar– coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math:   https://www.mathplayground.com/mathhoops_Z1.html

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/2008-09/maths/puppies/FullRelease-v104/evenPuppies-en.html

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/2008-09/maths/puppies/FullRelease-v104/puppyClothes-en.html

Grammar    https://www.quia.com/rr/60219.html

Social Studies: http://13colonies.mrdonn.org/southerncolonies.html

Dates to remember:

March 6          7:15 – 7:45  Student Banking
slfkjsdclkfjsdlChick-fil-A Night
March 7         Georgia Walk to School Day
March 8        7:15 – 7:45 School Store
skldfjslfjslfjl 6:30  PTA Meeting/2nd Grade Performance **bring old Apple products***
March 9        7:15  Morning with Mom…a great opportunity to check out the book fair!
March 9 – 16   Book Fair
March 14     Early Release Day
March 15      Sack Lunch Day – Come Eat with your Child & Visit the Book Fair
slfjdslfjlfjslkPapa John’s Night
March 16     COUGAR PRIDE DAY
lskfjdsl;fjdlj6:00 – 9:30  Marietta Martial Arts Night
March 17      Elementary MathFest @ Walton
March 19     7:00pm The Lion King
March 21      Report Cards Go Home
March 21      8:30 – 11:00 Kindergarten Registration
March 21      7:00pm The Lion King
March 23     8:00pm The Lion King
March 24     8:00pm The Lion King
March 30     Celebration of the Arts

Week of February 26th

Parents,

What a wonderful winter break.  Here was my view.

I’m so grateful for these breaks.  I’m afraid getting up early and back to the routine will have us all tired by the end of the week, but boy it was worth it. Please make sure your child has library books to return, a snack, green agenda and spelling journal in his/her backpack to start the week.

The last week we were in school had the kids doing lots of engaging activities.  We celebrated Valentine’s Day, which was lots of fun.  Students are working on crafts from colonial times. They aren’t finished yet, so we will continue working on them next week. Also we celebrated STEM day and it was awesome.  The school had the biggest turn out ever.  Thank you so much for coming and letting the students share the types of things they get to do in STEM every week.  I must say we have some competitive parents when it comes to building!

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Valentine Exchange
Sewing like colonists.
Decorating a “wooden” box for our treasures like a colonist.

Please mark on your calendar February 26 – March 2 for the Foundation Silent Auction and March 2nd for the Foundation Dinner. Foundation supports Kincaid in so many ways.  We are privileged to have such an active Foundation and appreciate their support. Did you know our ability to have a Science Lab and STEM lab are because of Foundation?  Please support them in their endeavors to raise money that directly impacts your child.

Our counselors wanted teachers to add this to our blogs.  Please let them know if you can help them out.

We are very excited about hosting our annual Career Fair here at Kincaid Elementary on Friday, April 27th.  In order to make our Career Day a successful event, we need volunteers who would like to present their careers to students.  Volunteers will have a table set up at the fair and discuss things such as the educational requirements/training and character traits that are required in their field along with what a typical day in their career is like.  Volunteers will arrive by about 7:30am, and presentations will last from 8:00am-11:30am. 

If you are interested in teaching students about your career, please contact Lori Kotarba or Meredith Weitnauer (School Counselors) via phone at 770-578-7238 or via email at [email protected].    

We look forward to having a wonderful and educational Career Day!

I am excited to see your child on Monday and hear all about their adventures this past week.

 Academics:

Spelling

Adverbs that tell where and when

WHERE WHEN
here yesterday
there tomorrow
everywhere today
somewhere often
inside never
outside always
upstairs usually
downstairs early

 Math– creating line plots and telling time to the nearest 5 minutes

Reading– finish novel studies, Storyworks articles and answering questions using the RAP strategy.

Social Studies– Middle Colonies and Southern Colonies

Writing – cursive and comparing/contrasting

Grammar– editing

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math:   http://www.softschools.com/measurement/games/ruler/measuring_length_in_inches/

Grammar    http://www.missmaggie.org/scholastic/editdan_eng_launcher.html

Social Studies: http://13colonies.mrdonn.org/southerncolonies.html

 

Week of February 12th

Parents,

It was so nice last week to be able to go outside most days and enjoy the sunshine.  The field was muddy in certain spots so I am sorry for dirty pants! The forecast for this week has lots of clouds and some rain, but the temperatures are good.  Maybe we will get to go out a couple of days.

Fort day was a hit!  They loved doing work in their forts.  Here are a few pictures.

                          

Wednesday is Valentine’s Day.  Please have your child bring in a valentine for each of his/her classmates and a decorated box or bag to put his/her received valentines in.

Please join us on Friday for STEM DAY.  The time set for you to come to our classroom is 9:00 to 9:30.  The students are excited to be the teacher and lead you in a couple of STEM activities.  I look forward to seeing you.

Remember no school 2-17 through 2-25.  Enjoy the time off with your family and friends.  I’ve heard about a lot of trips.  Some of them include snow skiing, the beach, Disney World and visiting relatives in other states.  Whatever you do refresh, enjoy and stay safe.

Please mark on your calendar February 26 – March 2 for the Foundation Silent Auction and March 2nd for the Foundation Dinner. Foundation supports Kincaid in so many ways.  We are privileged to have such an active Foundation and appreciate their support. Did you know our ability to have a Science Lab and STEM lab are because of Foundation?  Please support them in their endeavors to raise money that directly impacts your child.

Academics:

Spelling:    Adverbs

Base word Irregular spelling

Drop y and change to i,

 then add ly

Base word Add ly
weary wearily friend friendly
merry merrily wise wisely
happy happily total totally
speedy speedily sudden suddenly

Bonus words: immediately, constantly, unfortunately

 Math– measuring to the nearest ¼ inch and creating line plots

Reading– Novel Studies

Social Studies– Middle Colonies

Writing – cursive and opinion writing

Grammar– adverbs

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math:

https://www.education.com/games/measurement/

Grammar      https://www.quia.com/cb/45835.html

Social Studies: http://13colonies.mrdonn.org/middlecolonies.html

 

Fort Day!

Dear Parents,

The students have earned a class reward for getting so many class compliments from staff at Kincaid.  My class is awesome!  They decided they wanted the reward to be a “fort day”.  Tomorrow will be our Fort Day.  They may bring a sheet/small blanket to put over their desk to turn it into a fort. Some of the day they will  work on clipboards and read under their desk. They may bring a small stuffed animal to put in their fort if they want.  I am very proud of the way the class follows school rules.  It is so nice to have other staff recognize them for their behavior.

Week of February 5th

FYI:

  • Several grades have different times for their lunches this week, but 3rd grade will have their regularly scheduled lunches. Ours is 12:21-12:51.
  • Progress reports will be emailed on Friday. You will get an email from me if your child’s grade in any subject is a 1.
  • I will send home A/R reports on Wednesday. Please take a look and see if your child is on course to meet their goal this term.  They should be half way to their goal at this point.
  • We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Wednesday the 14th. If your child would like to participate please have him/her bring in a valentine for everyone in the class.  I will send home a class list on Monday.  Your child will need to bring in a decorated box or bag to put their valentines in.  Please sent the bag or box in the week of the 12th.
  • Mark February 16th on your calendar for STEM day. This is a fun day that the students love getting to share with you what they do in STEM class.

 

Academics:

Spelling:

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives pt. 2

Base word-

adjective

Comparative-

Change y to i and add er

Superlative-Change y to i and add est
early earlier earliest
hungry hungrier hungriest
funny funnier funniest
heavy heavier heaviest
ugly uglier ugliest

      Challenge words: curliest, angriest, prettiest

 Math– comparing fractions

Reading– comparing/contrasting books by the same author

Social Studies– New England Colonies and Middle Colonies

Writing – finishing “If I Could Have Animal Teeth, I Would Have …”

Grammar– adverbs

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math:

http://www.free-training-tutorial.com/comparing-fractions-games.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=maths/fractions

Grammar https://www.turtlediary.com/game/precision-adverb.html

Social Studies: http://www.eduplace.com/ss/socsci/books/content/ilessons/51/ils_gr5b_u3_c06_l2.pdf

 

Week of January 29th

Parents,

Wow, a whole week of school!  The students did a great job learning this week.  They seem to be enjoying our unit on fractions and they are loving the Patricia Polacco books.  They especially love to see me tear up when I am reading to them. Some of those books really pull at my heart strings.

If you are going to order Scholastic books, please do so by Tuesday.  I will finalize the order then, and we should receive the books about a week later.  If you have save boxtops, please send them school next week.   The grade with the highest count will win new playground equipment.

Academics:

Spelling: Change y to I and add er and est

Base word- adjective Comparative-Change y to i and add er Superlative-Change y to i and add est
happy happier happiest
sloppy sloppier sloppiest
scary scarier scariest
windy windier windiest
noisy noisier nosiest

Challenge words-disappear, disagree, disorder, dishonest, disgrace

Math– equivalent fractions

Reading– Author study Patricia Polacco- theme, setting, plot, and characters

Social Studies– 13 original colonies – New England Colony

Writing –cursive practice- opinion writing-“If I could have animal teeth I would choose …..”

Grammar– comparative and superlative adjectives

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math:

https://www.mathplayground.com/Triplets/index.html

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/memory_equivalent1.htm

Grammar   https://www.eslgamesplus.com/comparatives-superlatives-wild-zoo-animals-vocabulary-grammar-interactive-monkey-fun-activity/

Social Studies: http://13colonies.mrdonn.org/newenglandcolonies.html

 

Week of January 22nd

Parents,

Oh my goodness!  Who would have thought on Tuesday that we would be out of school all week?  I hope you and your family enjoyed the days off. If you were one of the families who were sick, I hope you had time to recover.  Several students were sent home on Tuesday with high fevers.  Hopefully the germs are all gone!

Remember Clubs start this week.  If your child has a change of transprtation please send me a note.  Thanks.

Academics:

Spelling:

double+ ing e- drop + ing +ing +ing
cutting moving adding talking
stopping living spelling snowing
humming coming floating working
begging taking chewing pushing

Challenge words:  fraction, numerator, denominator, plateau, mountain

 Math– unit fractions from a whole and a set

Reading– Author study Patricia Polacco- theme, setting, plot, and characters

Science– Regions in Georgia – Piedmont, and Coastal Plain

Writing – opinion writing and cursive

Grammar– adjectives

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math:

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/fractions_shoot.htm

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/fractionSet.htm

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/memory_equivalent1.htm

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/fraction-matcher/latest/fraction-matcher_en.html

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3us/flash/lessonLauncher.html?lesson=lessons/10/m3_10_00_x.swf

Grammar   http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/adjectives.htm

Science: http://gardenclub.uga.edu/m2s/index.html  http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/geography-environment/natural-history-okefenokee-swamp

 

Week of January 15th

Parents,

I’m loving these 4 day work weeks!  Let’s just hope that the snow holds out and we actually get a 4 day week this week!  Please remind your child to wash their hands often at school and wash out their water bottle daily.  Our class has been very healthy this winter and I want us to keep it that way.

I sent home flyers for ordering books through Scholastic Book Club.  If you are interested just go online and order in the next couple of weeks.  I also sent home information about 6-Flags reading to get a free ticket into the park.

Academics:

Spelling:

double+ ing e- drop + ing +ing +ing
cutting moving adding talking
stopping living spelling snowing
humming coming floating working
begging taking chewing pushing

Challenge words:  fraction, numerator, denominator, plateau, mountain

 Math– fraction partitioning and unit fractions

Reading– Author study Patricia Polacco- theme, setting, plot, and characters

Science– Regions in Georgia – Piedmont, and Coastal Plain

Writing – opinion writing and cursive

Grammar– adjectives

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math:

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/fraction-matcher/latest/fraction-matcher_en.html

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3us/flash/lessonLauncher.html?lesson=lessons/10/m3_10_00_x.swf

Grammar   https://www.turtlediary.com/games/adjectives.html

Science: http://www.gpb.org/blogs/education-matters/2016/12/29/the-regions-of-georgia-virtual-field-trip-here

 

 

Week of January 8th

Happy 2018, I hope this year will be terrific year for you and your family!

FYI:

*Report Cards, RI and A/R reports were sent home Friday in your child’s folder.

* Science Lab this week

*Counseling Lesson this week

*School is closed on Monday the 15th for MLK Day.

My son came to visit during recess. The students were exited to ask him questions about his home country of Haiti.
Having fun even though they had to play inside.

Academics:

Sort 15 Adding -ing

Base word Double + ing Base word + ing
tug tugging kick kicking
stir stirring wink winking
mop mopping wish wishing
drip dripping hunt hunting

Challenge: dependable, agreeable, readable, laughable, remarkable

Math– 2 step word problems using +,-,x and division

Reading– theme in a story

Science– geographic regions of Georgia

Writing – Opinion writing – cursive

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math: https://www.education.com/game/seven-times-tables-practice/

Science: http://www.gpb.org/blogs/education-matters/2016/12/29/the-regions-of-georgia-virtual-field-trip-here