Weekly News ~ September 17

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Dear Families,

Only two days left of testing. Then we’ll all be rewarded at the end of the week with the September break!

This next week we’ll observe Constitution Day on Monday and the International Day of Peace on Friday. We’ll continue our study of soil, multiplication and division concepts, narrative writing and character study in reading.

For homework, look for a math packet on Monday (due on Friday). Please help your child keep up with the reading log and work on Education Galaxy. Also, please send in a small sample (small baggie) of soil by next Wednesday. 🙂

Most of the inclement weather forms have been returned. If you haven’t sent your in yet, please return it Monday morning. We hope to not need them for Hurricane Florence!

Next Friday, September 21 is the International Day of Peace. 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. 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’re invited to view the display on the evening of September 20th or on September 21st.

Thank you again for sharing your children with Mrs. Mann and I. They’re truly a joy to teach!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Pennington




Weekly News ~ September 10th

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Dear Families,

We were happy to complete the CogAt testing today, and will have 3 normal days next week before we begin ITBS testing on Thursday. The Iowa Test of Basic Skills will continue through the following Tuesday before our September break. The children were focused and hardworking! Mrs. Mann and I can’t say enough good things about this class!

The students enjoyed building rock collections! They’ll be sent home early in the week. If your child would like to complete an extra credit rocks and minerals project, it will be due the following Friday.

We are going to begin a new project, The Symbolic Monarch Migration, where we will send and receive paper butterflies to/from children all over North America! The children are always excited to learn about the fascinating adaptations of the Monarch, their incredible journey they make every year, and LOVE having pen pals from across America, Mexico, and Canada.

We’re happy to have Cristy Moreira as our new room mother! She’ll be contacting you soon about what is being planned for the children in the days ahead.

Here’s our learning plan for the week:

  • Math~ Multiplication/division, equal groups & skipcounting
  • Reading~ Characters
  • Writing~ Narrative, paragraphing and elaboration
  • Science~ Rocks and Minerals, Soil
  • Language Arts~ Singular and plural nouns

Remember to help your child keep up with the reading log and Education Galaxy skills practice. We appreciate everything you do!

Hope to see you at the Fall Festival on Friday!

Mrs. Pennington

Weekly News ~ September 4th

Dear Families,

We hope you all had a great 3-day weekend!

Happy birthday, Riley!

Cogat testing takes place Wednesday through Friday mornings. Have your child to school on time with a full tummy and a night’s worth of good sleep for the best performance. Thanks so much!

Look for math homework and the home reading log for the week. 🙂

Here’s our learning plan:

  • Math~ Introduction to multiplication and division
  • Reading~ Characters
  • Writing~ Narrative writing (going to the next level)
  • Science~ Rocks and minerals
  • Language Arts~ Types of nouns

Please have your child bring in an egg carton and any rocks and minerals they might like to make a rock collection case by Friday. We’ll have extra rocks to choose from in the class. Thank you for helping your child become a “rock hound”. Here’s a link to a website for your budding geologist: http://www.rockhoundkids.com/

Congratulations go to Carter and Chloe for being our Cougars for responsibility and respect!

Have a good week.

Mrs. Pennington & Mrs. Mann