International Peace Day!

International Day of Peace

Friday, September 21st 

 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.


Vision Screening Thursday!

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

Hearing screenings will take place in October.



Week of September 17th!

Here is what we are learning this week!

Math: We have wrapped up Addition & Subtraction of Multi-digit Numbers and Word Problems today by having our summative math test! We will be reviewing what we have learned thus far in the nine weeks. We will also be taking math touchstones and inputting our answers using IRespond!! 

Reading: We will continue diving deeper into reading by learning different reading strategies and practicing them with our independent reading books. Please remember that Fourth Grade has a reading incentive this nine weeks! Students are asked to complete at least 5 AR Test or Book Reports before the end of the nine weeks. We will be celebrating those who completed their reading with a party!! 

Writing: The kiddos are working hard on their personal narratives! We will continue to write, write, write about our small moments!!

ELA: We are well into our first lesson in Wordly Wise! Students should be studying the Lesson 1 vocabulary words every night in order to prepare for our first vocabulary test on Friday. 

Social Studies: The British are coming! The British are coming! We are having a great time learning about the American Revolutionary War! Last week we wrapped up with the causes of the war, and this week we are diving right into the war itself. The American Revolution has a lot of important information and facts. Please help your child look over their Social Study notebooks each night to review what we have learned so far. 


Important Dates to Remember:


20th – School Store & VISION TESTING!

21st – Cougar Pride Day & International Peace Day! 

24th – 28th – Fall Break


9th – Chick-fil-a Night!

11th – School Store

12th – Doughnuts with Dad!

15th – 19th – Conference Week: EARLY RELEASE all week! 

15th – 19th – Scholastic Book Fair 

19th – Cougar Pride Day!

20th – Fun Run @ 7:15!! I hope to see you all there 🙂



Wordly Wise Quizlet!

Happy Thursday!!

The 4th grade is doing Wordly Wise to boost our kiddos’ vocabularies! We will be having a vocabulary test every 2 weeks. Quizlet is a great way for your child to study for the tests. Please see the link below for a quizlet to each lesson. We will have our first test next Friday, September 21st! Please have your child study these words and definitions each night in order for them to be successful on the test.

Wordly Wise Quizlet Link

Scholastic Book Orders!

It’s that time again 🙂 

Last week, the kids got to look at October’s Scholastic Book Flyer to create a wish list on books they would like to read! Buying books for you child based on their interests, helps boosts a child’s love for reading. Books also make great gifts for the upcoming holidays.

I have a few orders already, but I will wait until Friday to place the orders! Make sure you order soon before time is up!!

Please use the link below to place an order. Our classroom code is TJ8C8


If you have not already, please send back the following items in your child’s green folder:

  • Class Volunteer Form
  • School Wide Volunteer Form
  • Class Monetary Contributions
  • Signed Progress Report
  • Inclement Weather Form
  • Performing Arts

Thank you!! 🙂

Week of September 10


Here’s what we are learning this week in 4th Grade…

Math:  We will finish up our adding and subtracting unit and move on to problem solving.  We will have a math test on Friday to show what we have learned so far!

Reading:  We are continuing our study of Poetry! We have been reading different pieces of poetry and analyzing the elements each poem contains.  We will continue analyzing poems throughout the week. In addition, we will have a test on Friday to show what we know about the elements of poetry!!

Writing:  We will continue to work hard on our personal narratives this week.

ELA:  We are about halfway through Wonder, and the kids are doing a lot of work with sentence structure and parts of speech.

Social Studies:  The Revolutionary War is getting intense!  Students will learn more about taxation without representation, the Boston Tea Party, and other memorable events.



Upcoming Dates

September 11     Zaxby’s Night
September 14     6:00 – 8:00  Fall Festival
September 18      7:15 – 7:45  Student Banking
September 20     7:15 – 7:45  School Store
                           Papa John’s Night
September 21      International Peace Day
September 24–28  Fall Break

Week of August 27

Here’s what we are learning!

Math: In class we will continue to work on adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers.  For extra practice, I have assigned tasks on Education Galaxy and Conceptua for the kids to complete. This is not homework, but I would love to see all my kiddos practicing at home! 🙂

Reading: This week we will begin our journey into Reading Strategies! Students will be learning a different strategy each day. They will practice using the strategy during their individual reading time.

Writing: We will continue to work on narrative writing this week. This week will be all about getting our ideas on paper and using graphic organizers!

ELA: We are still reading our novel Wonder and analyzing great sentences from the text. We will practice subjects and predicates this week and review the parts of speech.

Social Studies: We are in our Social Studies unit now, and this week we will dive into the Revolutionary War.


Monday – STEM Lab

Tuesday – Math Lab

Wednesday – P.E.

Thursday – P.E.

Friday – Art



*Wednesday, August 29, is out first Early Release day AND it is also Picture Day.  Our picture time is early in the morning at around 8:35am.  Everyone will take a picture regardless if they are buying pictures or not.  These pictures will be used for the yearbook.  Picture package info was sent home in the Thursday folders.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

*We will have our first guidance lesson on Thursday at 1:30 by our wonderful counselor, Mrs. Weitnauer.

*Our library checkout time each week is Thursday at 10:00.  Please have all books that need to be returned back by Thursday each week.  Thank you!  

*Friday is Foundation Friday JERSEY DAY! Students may wear college shirts/colors and make a $2 donation in the café.

Week of August 20

Here is what we will be learning this week!

Math: We will be starting to add and subtract multi-digit numbers. In addition, we will be starting math centers in class!  If you would like extra skill practice for home, I have added a few assignments to Education Galaxy for the kids to work on this week. There are also some great lessons on Conceptua Math. Login information for both of these sites are on my math page at the top of the blog!

Reader’s Workshop: We are going to continue introducing skills in reader’s workshop and working with just right books. I will be doing a retell check with most of the kids this week in reading conferences. The kids will also have an opportunity to do a self check on Friday.

Writer’s Workshop: We will be working on the steps of the writing process and how writer’s get help this week.

Language Arts/Grammar: We are still reading Wonder together and using mentor sentences to learn about parts of speech and sentence structure. We will also focus on types of sentences this week.

Science:  Since we will be going to the Science Lab tomorrow afternoon, I decided to push our Earth and Moon Phases Test to Thursday. Please be sure to study science notebooks!