News ~ January 25, 2016

Dear Families,

I hope you enjoyed out little snow this weekend. We had a nice week. We enjoyed our animal presentations last week, and look forward to hearing from all the students by Wednesday. They’ve loved learning and sharing their knowledge of animals in Georgia. Mrs. Wallace, our Well Star presenter…and room mother, talked with the children about the health benefits of exercise and got us moving in fun ways!

This is what what learning this week:

  • Writing – Compare and contrast writing with our own researched topic
  • Reading – Patricia Polacco author’s study, Read aloud: The Tale of Despereaux
  • Language Arts – Spelling, speaking & presentation skills with poster projects
  • Math – Fractions on the number line
  • Social Studies – Coastal Plains and Swamp/Marsh habitats (the geography, the plants and animals)

Please see that your child is working on Moby Max regularly. It’s great test practice. Let me know if you need the password again.

Please join us for Kincaid’s STEM Expo on February 25th from 8:00-9:30 a.m.

The third grade students will be showing their informational group videos about their project followed by a demonstration of an invasive species trap that they designed and built.

The morning will be split into 2 sessions: 8:00-8:45 and 8:45-9:30. Our class will be presenting in our room during the (PICK ONE OF THE SESSIONS THAT BEST WORKS FOR YOU). We hope to see you there!

We are still in need of extra snacks. Any little bit helps.

Thanks for all you do!

Mrs. Pennington

 

Weekly News ~ January 19

Dear Families,

I hope you had a nice three day weekend! Here’s our learning plan for the week:

  • Writing – Strong conclusions in compare and contrast writing
  • Reading – Patricia Polacco author’s study, Read aloud: The Tale of Despereaux
  • Language Arts – No spelling, speaking & presentation skills with poster projects
  • Math – Fractions, problem solving
  • Social Studies – Piedmont and Coastal Plains habitats (the geography, the plants and animals)

We have run out of snacks, so any donations will be greatly appreciated.

Happy birthday, Duke!

Have a good week!

Fondly, Mrs. Pennington

 

 

 

News for January 11th

Hello families,

Winter finally feels like winter. Please make sure your child is bundled up each day with a warm coat. We still go outside.

Here’s our learning plan for the week:

  • Writing – Strong topic sentences
  • Reading – Patricia Polacco author’s study, Read aloud: The Tale of Despereaux
  • Language Arts – Compound sentences
  • Math – Partitioning shapes to represent unit fractions
  • Social Studies – Georgia mountain and Piedmont habitats (the geography, the plants and animals)

We’re continuing with our animal poster homework project through this week and the 3 day weekend. HRJ January 5, 2016

It’s Hat/Crazy Hair Day this Friday!!! Have your fashion savvy student wear his/her favorite hat, or get out the gel to create a trendy Mohawk! How about pink hair or blond tips for the day?! 
Have fun with your “look” and support your school at the same time! Just bring in your $2 donation on January 15th and volunteers will be waiting to give out those coveted cougar hand stamps to all participants. Get ready to get crazy!
Have a great week, and enjoy your 3 day weekend!
Fondly, Mrs. Pennington

 

Newsletter ~ January 4, 2016

 

Dear Families,

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had rest, adventure, family time and joy! I have been overwhelmed with gratitude for the special people in my life, both my family, friends, and all of you!

Thank you so much for you class gift of yummy treats, and the Amazon gift card which I have happily spent on some great books to read (mostly nonfiction and historical fiction).  I was showered with treats, pretty things, gift cards, coffee, cards and pictures for my birthday, and I appreciate your thoughtfulness so much.

A very special thank you goes to our room mother, Mrs. Wallace, for pulling together the resources and parent volunteers to make a terrific holiday party for the children! They had a blast.

Here’s our learning plan for the week:

  • Writing – Short responses to reading
  • Reading – Patricia Polacco author’s study, Read aloud: The Tale of Despereaux
  • Language Arts – Spelling, compound words
  • Math – Polygons
  • Social Studies – Mountain Habitat of Georgia

Here’s our special homework for the next 2 weeks. Children are still responsible for spelling words and any math homework.  HRJ January 5, 2016

 

The eagles we’ve been observing have laid 2 eggs! If you’d like to track their progress, click on this link:  SouthwestFloridaEagleCam                                                                Later on, towards Spring, we’ll observe our eagles here in Georgia, too, at the Berry College Eagle Cam.

 

A special shout goes to our December and

January birthday kids!

Zaid      Aaron      Angela      Duke

 

Fondly,  Mrs. Pennington