Election Results BREAKING NEWS!

After a terrific debate among our ten candidates for student council class rep yesterday, and carefully prepared and delivered speeches today, each class member cast three votes. Votes were tabulated and 3 students were clearly in the lead…Jesse, Duke and Miyu. After a short pep talk to our disappointed runner ups (never give up, there’s a next time, a nomination is an honor, etc.), we voted again and the results showed Miyu chosen as our class representative. There was a tie between Duke and Jesse for alternate, so we voted again…and Jesse won the alternate class rep position by a close margin.

I am so proud of all the nominees’ hard work and courage! Miyu and Jesse are gracious winners who will represent their classmates well!

Weekly Newsletter ~ October 26

Dear Families,

It was great to meet with you all this last week! The children and I are looking forward to getting back to a normal schedule, and not having to cut anything short. We’ll have a nice, normal week and then top it off with the Folktale Festival Friday morning!

As we look forward to our festival, here are a few reminders: Your child is to dress up as a character from a folktale, fairy tale, tall tale, myth, legend, or fable. These are traditional tales from cultures around the world and from the past. Remember to send in a small pumpkin to decorate.

Here’s what we’re learning this week:

  • Math ~ Area (using multiplication)
  • Reading ~ Figurative language (similes, metaphors & personification)
  • Writing ~ Imaginary writing, revision and editing
  • Language Arts ~ Verbs: tenses, regular and irregular
  • Science ~ Weathering & Erosion
  • Social Studies ~ Famous American rivers and mountain ranges

Click here > area tutorial

Thank you so much for donations of BOOKS for our classroom library!

Have a fabulous fall week!

Mrs. Pennington

 

News for October 19

 

Dear Families,

I’m looking forward to meeting with you this conference week! Remember we are on an early release schedule and the children will be dismissed at 12:15 each day.

Here’s what we’re learning this week:

  • Math ~ Properties of multiplication
  • Reading ~ Nonfiction
  • Writing ~ Imaginary narrative writing
  • Language Arts ~ Verb tenses (past, present, future)
  • Social Studies ~ Paul Revere

Here are links to the homework this week!

Sort 19 Unusual Past Tense Words     HRJ Oct 19th

Happy Birthday, Noah!!

Have a good week!

Mrs. Pennington

Weekly Newsletter ~ October 12

 

Dear Families,

We are so relieved to have testing over. Thank you for all your help last week with snacks, early bedtimes, hearty breakfasts, and words of encouragement!

Conferences begin the week of October 19th, and we will be on an early release schedule.  Students will be dismissed early at 12:15. Thank you if you have already returned your conference form, and if not, please send that back ASAP.

Here’s what we’re learning this week:

  • Math ~ Division concepts, problem solving
  • Reading ~ Traditional literature, Fairy Tales
  • Writing ~ Imaginary narrative writing
  • Language Arts ~ Writing dialogue with quotation marks and commas
  • Social Studies ~ Paul Revere

Here are links to the homework this week!

 Spelling Sort 15    HRJ Oct. 12, 2015

Important Dates…

Tuesday – Kincaid Night at Chick-fil-A

Thursday – School Store

Friday – Donuts with Dad at 7:15 a.m. / Cougar Pride

Thank you again for all you do. I’m looking forward to meeting with you next week!

Fondly,

Mrs. Pennington

P.S.

Please complete the Georgia parent survey when you can. Thanks.

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school.  All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

 Georgia Parent Survey:

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

 

Folktale Festival!

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Dear Families,

The third grade will have a Folktale Festival on Friday, October 30th. This is an exciting event to wrap up the folktale unit we have been studying in class. During this event, students will participate in several activities that will relate to the stories we have read about. Due to space and time constraints, this will be a student only event. Thank you for your cooperation.

Students are being asked to dress up as a character from one of their favorite folktales or traditional tale. Please understand that we are not asking anyone to go out and purchase a costume. Be creative and look for items at home that could be used to create the costume. Also, students may wear their costume to school that day (they may not wear accessories such as hats, wigs, or tiaras until they are ready to go to the festival).  Students can bring a change of clothes if they don’t want to stay in costume all day.

Each class is donating a different snack item for the festival.  Our classroom is in charge of sending in grapes for the whole third grade. They should be washed and placed in a small sealed baggie. About 10 grapes per child is a good amount. We also need 48 juice drinks for the class.  Our wonderful room mom, Julia Wallace, will coordinate this.

In addition, students will need to miniature pumpkin to be used at one of the activity stations. This may be sent in prior to the day of the festival. We also need donations of beads for a very popular station!

We are very excited about the Festival. Thank you for doing your part to make it a success!

Fondly,

Mrs. Pennington

Weekly Newsletter ~ October 5

Dear Families,

Because we have the IOWA tests Monday through Thursday, and they take up a large portion of the morning, I will not be assigning any homework this week…other than math and maybe some relaxing handwriting. 🙂

Third grade teachers will also be sending home information about our upcoming Folktale Festival which will be held October 30th. Look for information on the blog Tuesday.

“Let Your Imagination Fly!” is this year’s PTSA Reflections contest theme. Students can enter in one or more of the following six categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Music Composition, Literature, Visual Arts and Photography. Deadline for entries is October 8. Printed forms are placed outside the media center. For additional information, including category rules and online entry forms, please check the Kincaid PTA website under ‘Forms’.  Questions? Email: [email protected]. If your entry is ready, please place it in the Reflections box outside the media center.

Conference letters will go home on Wednesday. Let me know if there is a particular date or time that will or will not work for you. I am always available before the school day starts as early as 6:30. Kincaid teachers have already coordinated conferences for families with siblings, and in need of interpreters.

A few parents are having trouble with the home AR link. Until I get a solution to the problem, know that your child can take AR tests as soon as he or she arrives each morning and during our independent reading time.

Here’s what we’re going to squeeze in this week:

  • Math ~ Division concepts, problem solving
  • Reading ~ Traditional literature, Time for Kids
  • Writing ~ Imaginary narrative writing
  • Language Arts ~ Writing dialogue with quotation marks and commas
  • Science ~ Fossils

We have a yearly subscription to Time for Kids. It is a terrific learning tool. The children are able to stay informed, and practice critical reading skills in a meaningful context. I hope you find time to sit together and discuss the articles and features. Third graders find the world very fascinating!

Emily brought in a poster this last week highlighting Colombia, South America. The children enjoyed learning about the country, and decided they’d like to take a field trip there!

Have a great week!

Fondly,

Mrs. Pennington

P.S. We’re becoming eagle watchers!