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



Weekly News ~ October 29

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Due to overwhelming feedback during conferences, homework is nightly 20 minute reading and Education Galaxy. Occasionally we will send home project assignments. Continue to check the green folder as it will contain important information and the reading log.

Please encourage your child to keep up with the reading log as it encourages accountability, and it results in rewards! Remember that at home reading also includes online reading. The Cobb Digital Library has excellent reading selections in Tumblebooks.

Our learning plan:

  • Math ~ Distributive property, division
  • Reading ~ Nonfiction main idea and details
  • Writing ~ Informational structures (cause & effect, boxes & bullets, compare/contrast)
  • Language Arts ~ Parts of speech, adjectives
  • Social Studies ~ U.S. mountains/rivers (Rocky & Appalachian mountains; Rio Grande, Colorado, Ohio, Hudson & Mississippi rivers)

Mrs. Mann and I are looking forward to a special Halloween treat on Wednesday! Please remind your children to stay away from candy before the start of the school day. It gets kinda scary in the classroom when kids are wired up on sugar. LOL

We’re getting ready to take SeeSaw to the next step and have the children start posting videos and photos of their work for you.

Have a great Halloween week!

Mrs. Pennington

Weekly News ~ October 22

Dear Families,

Mrs. Mann and I enjoyed meeting with you this last week! It means so much to us to have such supportive families!

What we’re learning this week:

Math ~ Multiplication, Distributive property
Reading ~ Nonfiction main idea and key details
Writing ~ Informational writing, organizing with subtopics by making a table of contents

Science ~ Weathering and erosion
Social Studies ~ Rivers and mountains in the U.S.
Read Alouds ~ Because of Winn Dixie & Harry Potter

Needs: When you get a chance, please send in earbuds for your child to use with i Pads. Your child will store them in his or her cubbie.

Although we’re back to a normal schedule, it will be a special week with the following Red Ribbon Week events:

Monday – Wild About Water (wear animal prints)
Tuesday- Follow Your Dreams (wear pajamas)
Wednesday- Walk on Wednesday (wear sports attire)
Thursday – Junk Food Gives us the Blues (wear blue)
Friday – Foundation Halloween Dance (wear costume)

We welcomed a new student, Cohen! We are now 22!

Remember those jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts!

:-)Mrs. Pennington


Weekly News ~ October 15

Dear Families,

We’re looking forward to meeting with you this week!

Here’s what we’re learning this shortened week:

  • Math ~ Properties of multiplication
  • Reading ~ Character traits, nonfiction text features
  • Writing ~ Brainstorming topics for informational writing, organizing with subtopics
  • Social Studies ~ Weathering and erosion, rivers and mountains in the U.S.
  • Read Alouds ~ Because of Winn Dixie & Harry Potter

Please have your child remember his or her jacket. Our recess is at 10:00, and it can be chilly.

Happy Birthday, Bria!

Mrs. Pennington & Mrs. Mann



Weekly News ~ October 8

Dear Families,

We have a busy week ahead as we end the first 9 weeks of 3rd grade! Remember the early release day on Thursday.

Here’s what we’re working on this week:

  • Math ~ Multiplication problem solving
  • Reading ~ Because of Winn Dixie characters
  • Writing ~ Ending narrative, beginning informational
  • Social Studies ~ Branches of Government

Homework reminder: The homework packet is intended to be completed over the course of the week. 🙂 Remind your child to be working on Education Galaxy. We have great rewards for the work they do!

Mrs. Mann and I are working with the children on Microsoft Word skills. Any extra practice at home is greatly appreciated.

We have our student council election on Monday, so our nominees will be giving their speeches and hoping they’ll be elected. The winner will be announced on SeeSaw.

Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Pennington






Weekly News ~ October 1

Dear Families,

Happy October! It’s so nice to have the children back and ready to learn!

We’ll be involved in end-of-quarter assessments in preparation for report cards. We’re looking forward to meeting all of you conference week. If you cannot come your scheduled time, we’ll work with you to find a better time slot.

Here’s our learning plan for the week:

  • Math ~ Multiplication/division, problem solving
  • Writing ~ Narratives, adding details, powerful endings
  • Reading ~ Because of Winn Dixie character study
  • Language Arts ~ Possessive nouns
  • Science ~ Soil
  • Social Studies ~ The three branches of government
  • Read Aloud ~ Harry Potter

Thank you to Wyatt and his family for sending in FOUR balls for us to play with at recess! They’ll get good use!

Look for the book fair flyers! Remember homework packets are due on Friday morning. Keep up the Education Galaxy practice at home. Children are starting to move up levels. 🙂

Have a great week!

Mrs. Pennington

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