Last Blog Post

In our new 2020 virtual classroom environment, our blog is being “retired”.  Classroom communications will go through CTLS Parent and apps like Seesaw. I’ll miss our blog😢… it is like a chronological scrapbook available to family members and students near and far,but we do want communications simplified for you, and going through CTLS will do that!👍😊

Warm regards,

Kim Pennington



We Seesaw printable poster – Seesaw Help Center

Hi Students,

This year we’re going to use Seesaw to share our learning. Please join our class Pennington/Mann 2020-21 today!

If you’re using Seesaw for the first time:

Go to
Choose “I’m a Student”
Type in the code: LZDC WQBA. This code expires on August 22, 2020
Finish creating your account using your school Google account or email address
If you’ve used Seesaw before and have an account:

Go to
Choose “I’m a Student”
Sign in using your school Google account or email address
Click on your profile icon on the top left
Click on the +Join Class button
Type in the code: LZDC WQBA. This code expires on August 22, 2020
I’m excited to share our learning in Seesaw this year!

Mrs. Pennington & Mrs. Mann

Welcome New 3rd Grade Cougar Cubs!


Dear Kiddos,

We can’t wait to get to know you—know all about you! We can’t wait for you to get to know your classmates! You’re going to make lots of new friends! Last but not least, we can’t wait for you to start your 3rd grade learning journey! We have an exciting year ahead of us. It’s one for the history books!

Mrs. Mann and I are busy building our “classroom of the future” and are working hard to make you as excited to come to your digital online classroom as the actual classroom on E Pod. We’ll have your Kincaid classroom all ready and waiting for you whenever school reopens and will send you pictures as soon as the boxes are unpacked and our class fish, “Blue” is back. 🐟

Have your parents subscribe to this blog, so they’ll get an alert whenever we post. 

Your teachers,

Mrs. Pennington & Mrs. Mann

P.S. Who are those kids in the heading? They were our kids last year. They are awesome, incredible and 😍loved, but they are now 4th graders, so we’ve had to let them go! Your pictures will be up there soon.❤

Meet Mrs. Pennington!

This is my eighth year at Kincaid, and am so proud to be a part of this terrific school community!

I married my Jayhawk college sweetheart, Doug, 41 years ago, and we have been blessed with a daughter and 2 grandchildren, whom we adore beyond measure! I was an Army Brat whose home state is Colorado. I’ve lived in 11 states, Germany, Japan and Okinawa—before moving here 34 years ago.

In the last 25 years, I have taught kindergarten, first, second and third grades. I have a master’s in early childhood education from KSU, a bachelor’s in journalism from Kansas University, and a gifted endorsement. I love teaching all subjects, but am especially passionate about writing, reading, and life science. I am honored to have been 2005 Walmart Teacher of the Year, and a presenter at two national reading and writing conferences. What I love most of all about teaching is children! I’m happy to get up each morning for school and have a learning adventure with the little ones. 

In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family, read, work on creative projects of different types, listen to music, workout (biking and yoga), enjoy the great outdoors and travel!


Meet Mrs. Mann!

Mrs. Mann:
• Grew up in a big family on a farm in Ohio
• Went to Miami University (Ohio) and Johns Hopkins University
• Missionary in Egypt for several years–2 of my kids were born in Cairo
• Have worked as Speech Therapist and Teacher in 5 states
• Left teaching for a bit to help develop computer programs for an      educational software company
• CCSD K-12 Assistive Technology Specialist (AT) for many years
• Missed teaching and returned to the classroom as a Co-Teacher at Kincaid
• 3rd year co-teaching with the fabulous Mrs. Pennington

My Family:
• Married to my favorite person, Mr. Mann
• Have 3 grown, married children & 3 grandchildren
• Huge Clemson Tiger fan! My 3 kids went to Clemson…Go Tigers!

Stuff I like to do:
• Being with my family…playing, fishing, cooking, talking
• Reading–I love, love, love to read!
• Vegetable gardening–heirloom tomatoes are my fave
• Family Tradition–Going to the beach for a week with my extended family (about 25 peeps) & doing our Iron Chef cooking competition

Farewell 3rd – Hello Summer!

Dear Families,

It’s with sad hearts that we end this year, in this way, without our bittersweet end of year festivities altogether! We’ll always remember our students who worked hard and with great enthusiasm! They were terrifically caring and supportive of one another! We wish all a safe and rewarding summer!

We have summer birthdays to celebrate! Happy birthday to …

  • Hunter May 25 😸
  • Aidan May 29 🐊
  • Olivier June 12 🦖
  • Kaylee June 28🦄
  • Hollins July 18 🐴
  • Eben July 19 🐅


Seesaw – I will be archiving our class this week. You will be sent a link so that you may print off your child’s journal. You can choose to print it in full color or black and white, and add it to your child’s box/file of 3rd grade artifacts.

Office 365 – You may also choose to print out your child’s work. However, your child will have the same account throughout their Cobb schooling, so there is no hurry (unless you change school systems).


Occasionally, we will have surprise Zoom meetings this summer. They will be held on random Wednesdays at 10 a.m., so check your emails to see if one is scheduled. These are purely optional and just for fun!

Summer Learning Opportunities

Brain Pop and Brain Pop Jr.

Watch learning videos and take quizzes in all subject areas through Clever login.


  • First in Math access through Clever


  • Newsela – reading comprehension through Clever
  • MyON – reading comprehension through Clever
  • Tumblebooks, PebbleGo, and True Flix – stories online through MackinVia
  • Audible 

Science / Social Studies


Login for both: studentID#studentfirstname – Password for both: 1234 

Cursive Writing

The HEV Project – YouTube cursive lessons.


Mr. Bush’s Interactive Music Classroom

Just for Fun

Much love!

Mrs. Pennington & Mrs. Mann

Celebrations of 3rd Grade!

Here is our schedule for the final three days of 3rd grade.


ZOOM 10 a.m. Get-Togethers!

  • Monday – Memories: Slideshow and Sharing
  • Tuesday – Costume Party: Come dressed up with a snack and a joke!
  • Wednesday – Awards and 3rd Grade “Graduation”

FlipGrid Video Sharing!

3rd Grade Talent Show

We can’t wait to see you displaying your skills and talents! Post your video on the following link:

Multiplication Challenge

Click this link to join our 3rd Grade Challenge! Only one try please. Due by 8pm Tuesday. Multiplication Challenge

3rd Grade Multiplication Challenge!

Our 3rd Grade Multiplication Challenge is now taking place! You will face off against the other 3rd graders to see how fluent you are in your multiplication facts. If you find that you don’t know your facts as well as you thought, you should practice your facts over the summer to prepare you for 4th grade.

Challenge Rules:

  1. You may only join ONE TIME because there are limited spots. If you join more than once, you are disqualified
  2. You must join the challenge with your first and last name, so we know who you are (no nicknames)
  3. Have fun! We can’t wait to see the results!

Click the link below to join our 3rd Grade Challenge!

(The link should take you straight to the Multiplication Challenge and you should not need a pin, but in case you need it: Game PIN: 09152759)

Try to have it finished by the end of the day Monday! Do your best! 🙂