Weekly News ~ January 22

Dear Families,

We have a Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Sunday night beginning at about 9:30 p.m. I hope we have a cloud-free night for spectacular viewing. Here’s a link with more information: https://www.space.com/42830-supermoon-blood-moon-total-lunar-eclipse-2019.html

Our learning plan:

  • Math ~ Writing fractions
  • Reading ~ Peter Pan, character traits and vocabulary, text evidence
  • Writing ~ Opinion/argument writing
  • Language Arts ~ Adverbs
  • Social Studies ~ Georgia regions, features, plants, and animals
  • Read Aloud ~ Harry Potter

We will be participating in the Kindness Challenge from January 28th-February 1st.

The students will work together as a class to complete activities to show kindness such as, asking a new friend to play, helping someone, writing a thank you note, or performing a kind act of their own design. Teachers will have daily discussions, read stories, and watch short video clips about showing kindness, inclusion, and respect. Additionally, we will show kindness in our community by hosting a toiletries drive to benefit The Center for Children and Young Adults and SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center. With the help of our Student Council, we will be collecting items such as shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, etc. These items will go to children in our community. A flyer with more information will come home about this.

We will also have some fun by dressing up to the following themes each day.

  • Monday (1/28)-Hats off to kindness (wear hats)
  • Tuesday (1/29)-Being kind is groovy (wear 70s clothes)
  • Wednesday (1/30)-Kindness Rocks (wear rock star clothes)
  • Thursday (1/31)-Cougars are Kind (wear Cougar Pride or school colors)
  • Friday (2/1)-Cheer for Kindness (wear sports clothes)

Have a great 3 day weekend in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King!

Fondly, Mrs. P. and Mrs. M.

Weekly News ~ Jan. 14

Dear Families,

Ask your child about mothers who tidy up their children’s minds at night. They’ll tell you all about it. Also ask your child about what nightlights and stars do at night. We are loving Peter Pan!

Happy birthday, Live!

Happy belated birthday to our winter vacation kids!!!

                     Bria     Roman     Prisha     Caden 

Our learning plan:

  • Math ~ Fractions of 2D geometric shapes
  • Reading ~ Peter Pan, character traits and vocabulary, text evidence
  • Writing ~ Opinion/argument writing
  • Language Arts ~ Adjectives, comparative & superlative
  • Social Studies ~ Georgia regions, features, plants, and animals
  • Read Aloud ~ Harry Potter

Report cards went home today. Please return the signed report card envelope next week.

The children have been bundled up nicely for recess. It can be very cold at 10 a.m.

Library checkout is 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Please remind your child to keep the library books stored in a bookbag ~ on Tuesday nights especially.

Have a great week!

Mrs. P and Mrs. M.

 

Happy New Year!

Dear Families,

Are you ready for school to begin?! Is anyone in your household getting antsy, missing friends and school in general? We are ready for you! There’s even a forecast of sunshine and fair weather for our Monday recess.

Thank you to our volunteers for throwing a fabulous holiday for the children. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  Mrs. Mann and I would like to thank you for making our holiday so special. We were showered with treats, flowers, cards, and such thoughtful gifts, and then you spoiled us with such a generous monetary gift. And thank you for my special birthday lunch and gift!

In the upcoming week the children will enjoy a visit by the Harlem Globe Trotters! That’s exciting way to start 2019!

Here’s our learning plan:

  • Math ~ Introduction to fractions – partitioning
  • Reading ~ Mystery novel reveal – answering text-dependent questions
  • Writing ~ Opinion/argument writing
  • Language Arts ~ Adjectives, superlative and comparitive
  • Content ~ Georgia regions – geographical understandings, plants and animals
  • Read Aloud ~ Harry Potter and mystery novel

Homework is 20 minutes of nightly reading, 10 minutes of Educational Galaxy and multiplication fact drills. 🙂

Our classmate, Riley, has moved over the holiday. We will miss her terribly! We wish her all the best at her new home and school in Florida.

Help wanted: We are in need of hand sanitizer and sanitizing table wipes (Clorox or Lysol). We’re also enduring a paper shortage so please consider donating a ream of copy paper.

Fondly, Mrs. Pennington

 

Weekly News ~ December 17

Dear Families,

The holiday whirlwind of activities is well underway, and Mrs. Mann and I have an exciting week before our winter holiday! We’re still learning, though!

  • Writing – Purposeful writing (messages, cards, etc.)
  • Reading –  Holiday stories
  • Language Arts – Review
  • Math – Multiplication math facts, 2- step problem solving

Our Holiday Party will be from 12:30 – 1:30 on Wednesday! Our room mother and volunteers have planned a festive time!

Holidays are always special times for both relaxation and enrichment. Here are some websites for creative fun:

http://www.thetoymaker.com/

https://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/zone.htm

https://scratch.mit.edu/

https://www.roalddahl.com/home/kids

Have a great week!

Fondly,

Mrs. Pennington

Weekly News ~ Dec. 10

Dear Families,

Congratulations to our 2nd quarter Kincaid Cougars ~ Roman, Gabriel, Ariana and Molly!

The children will take the mid-year reading inventory this week, and you’ll receive a copy of the growth report. We’re doing lots of assessments because report cards will go out the week we get back from the winter break.

This is what we’re learning this week:

  • Writing-  Imaginative narratives
  • Language Arts: Cursive, prefixes and suffixes
  • Reading– Text structures: poems, plays and verses
  • Math– Multiplication problem solving, graphing
  • Social Studies– Southwest American Indians
  • Read Aloud– Harry Potter #2, holiday favorites

Homework: 20 minutes of reading and 10 minutes of Education Galaxy 🙂

Reminder: Please make sure your child is well bundled for cold days. A heavy coat and hat are normally the only thing needed on colder days, but the weather is unpredictable. We’ll try to get outside everyday it’s not raining.

Fondly,

Mrs. Pennington

 

Weekly News ~ Dec. 3

Dear Families,

The busy season has begun! We’ll keep you updated through this blog and SeeSaw alerts!

Happy birthday, Michael and Carter!

Here’s what we’re learning this week:

Math ~ Problem solving, area
Reading ~ Ask & answer questions, Paul Goble Plains Indian books
Writing ~ Editing & revision, text features
Science ~ Fossils
Social Studies ~ American Indians of the Great Plains & Southwest

Only three more weeks to master the multiplication facts 0-5! Keep up practice every day to meet the goal of knowing the facts by heart. Once they’re known, go for speed.

Please help your child remember to dress well for the weather. We had a few days with a windchill below freezing, and a few children without coats had to stay in for indoor recess. Mrs. Mann and I would rather they have time outside to run and scream and play!

Kincaid Elementary has put the annual “Giving Tree” in the front lobby of our school. If you or your child would like to donate a toy or clothing item for a child in need, please select a paper ornament from the Giving Tree. Please purchase the item listed on the ornament and place the unwrapped item under the tree by December 14th. All items will be delivered to MUST Ministries for their Toy Shop benefiting needy families in our community. Please contact our school counselors if you have any questions about the Giving Tree. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Fondly,

Mrs. Pennington

Weekly News ~ Nov. 26

Dear Families,

We hope you had a terrific holiday, and are ready for the next four weeks before the winter holiday. Fasten your seatbelts!

Here’s what we’re learning this week:

  • Math ~ Problem solving, area
  • Reading ~ Ask & answer questions, Paul Goble books
  • Writing ~ Revision, introductions & conclusions
  • Science ~ Fossils
  • Social Studies ~ American Indians of the Great Plains

Kincaid Elementary has put the annual “Giving Tree” in the front lobby of our school. If you or your child would like to donate a toy or clothing item for a child in need, please select a paper ornament from the Giving Tree. Please purchase the item listed on the ornament and place the unwrapped item under the tree by December 14th. All items will be delivered to MUST Ministries for their Toy Shop benefiting needy families in our community. Please contact our school counselors if you have any questions about the Giving Tree. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Thank you to Live’s family for providing our Thanksgiving treat! We enjoyed it tremendously.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Pennington

Weekly News ~ November 12

 

Dear Families,

This last week before our Thanksgiving break will be busy with learning, and then we’ll have a nice space to rejuvenate.

Our Learning Plan:

  • Math ~ Area of 2D Figures
  • Writing ~ Nonfiction, text features
  • Reading ~ Main idea and details
  • Social Studies ~ The Northeastern and Southeastern American Indians
  • Language Arts ~ Parts of speech, prefixes/suffixes

Take note…

Congratulations to Gurubaaz and his family on the birth of his little sister!

Mrs. Mann and I are so thankful to have your children in our class. They are a joy to get up to every day! Thank you for everything you do!

Fondly, Mrs. Pennington

Weekly News ~ November 5

Dear Families,

Reminders: Tuesday is a student holiday/teacher workday. Math Night will be held on Thursday, November 8 from 6:00 – 7:30. It is sponsored by Mathnasium. On Friday, wear red, white, and blue for Patriotic Day!

Thank you to our families of Bria, Michael, Jacob, Ari and Troy who contributed to such a lovely Halloween treat! And thank you our mystery reader, Gabriel’s mom! Thanks also goes to Ari’s mom for copying, Chloe’s mom for leveling books and Bria’s mom for cutting out vocabulary words. Mrs. Mann and I appreciate you SO much!

Our learning plan:

  • Math ~ Area
  • Reading ~ Nonfiction, main idea and details
  • Writing ~ Informational, chapter plans & text features
  • Social Studies ~ American Indians Unit: The Cherokee of the Southeastern Woodlands
  • Language Arts ~ Cursive 🙂
  • Technology ~ Keyboarding skills
  • Homework ~ 20 minutes of reading, 10 minutes of Education Galaxy

Enjoy that extra hour of sleep!

Fondly, Mrs. Pennington