Weekly News ~ February 25

Dear Families,

We hope the children a fabulous February break getting to rest, play, make things, use imaginations, read and have adventures! Take picture of your child reading in an unusual setting over the break and post it on SeeSaw. We have 10 tickets for each poster!

Donations needed: We are completely out of tissues and sanitizing table wipes (Lysol or Clorox preferred) and class snack (animal crackers or Goldfish preferred).

Here’s the learning plan:

  • Math ~ Fractions, measurement
  • Reading ~ Nonfiction reading responses
  • Writing ~ Peter Pan writing responses
  • Language Arts ~ Complex sentences, parts of speech review
  • Social Studies ~ Explorer Unit

Homework:

  • Reading – 20 minutes
  • Education Galaxy – 10 minutes
  • Typing. com

Happy Birthday, Ava and Mrs. Mann!

Thank you for all your kindnesses, and devotion to the education of your children!

Warm regards, Mrs. Pennington

Milestones Preparation

In preparation for computer-based Milestones testing in April, third and fifth grade students are receiving extra instruction in typing. Each student has been given an account and assigned lessons at Typing.com. During their first lessons, all students received logins and passwords. Students will practice during weekly typing instruction but are also highly encouraged to practice in the classroom, computer lab, ASP and at home throughout February, March and Spring Break. Practice can only be completed on a laptop or desktop computer. Tablets and smart devices will not work. We want our third and fifth graders to feel successful and self-assured before the test begins. Please allow them to practice as part of their weekly homework.

We don’t want typing to get in the way of a good test score. Thank you!

Mrs. P and Mrs. M

Weekly News ~ Feb. 11

Dear families,

We have some exciting events this week before our February holiday!

*Thursday is Valentine’s Day. Please have your child bring in their Valentines to share and a decorated bag or box on Wednesday or Thursday. A class list went home last week.
*STEM DAY is Friday! The students have worked very hard to complete their Minecraft project. The projects will be shown from 9:30 to 10:15. We hope to see you!

Our learning plan:

  • Math- Comparing fractions
  • Fact Fluency- work on multiplication facts 6-10.
  • Reading– Determining the theme in Peter Pan
  • Social Studies- John Cabot and Vasco Nunez de Balboa
  • ELA- Compound sentences
  • Writing – Opinion writing publishing

Thank you for your patience and understanding during my recent absence due to my father’s hospitalization and passing. The children were in Mrs. Mann’s very capable hands. We’re a strong team.

warm regards,

Kim Pennington

 

Weekly News ~ Jan. 27

 

Dear Families,

The Kindness Challenge begins this week!

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.

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)

Here’s what we’re learning this week:

  • Reading– Peter Pan, characters and theme
  • Writing– Opinion, adding research
  • Math– Fractions on a number line
  • Science/Social Studies– Georgia regions, plant/animals adaptations
  • Read Aloud– Harry Potter #2

Homework: 20 minutes of reading and 10 minutes of Education Galaxy 🙂 Be looking for conversation starters sent home on SeeSaw!

Fondly,

Mrs. Pennington

 

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. 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

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