Weekly News ~ April 9


Dear Families,

I hope you’re enjoying your spring vacation! I am enjoying my time at home being an “on call” grandmother!

The week before spring break was filled with highlights. First of all, thank you all again for making teacher appreciation week so special for me! Celebration of the Arts on Friday was so much fun. There is nothing like spending a day in school doing and making things, and it results in very content children. Ms. Rausch and her arts crew put together a truly epic day at Kincaid!

Get ready for Milestone testing week. Testing begins on Tuesday. Students will take the English/language arts sections of the test on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (April 10-12). The math sections will be taken on Monday and Tuesday (April 16 and 17). Please help your child by making sure he/she gets plenty of solid sleep and eats a big breakfast. We will begin testing at 8:00 a.m. so it is vital your child to be here on time and ready to begin. It’s important for children avoid testing stress, but at the same time, take the test seriously and give his or her best effort. Thank you for your help!

Our first Pentopia market day will be Friday. The children have been working and earning bucks, and now they’re ready to spend them! The children can sell products and/or services Friday. They will have to tap into their own entrepreneurial skills to figure out what to sell, and at what price. Your child will benefit from a bit of your own expert advise, but remember, the most powerful learning comes from their own discoveries, and trial and error. Examples of popular products/services in the past include toilet paper roll minions, origami ninja stars, cubby/desk cleaning service, guitar performance, artwork and homemade treats.

Friday is Foundation sports day. The children can wear a shirt and/or hat supporting a favorite team!

This is the learning plan:

  • Math~ Volume and capacity
  • Reading~ Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples’ Ears readers theatre
  • Writing~ Fairy Tale adaptations
  • Science~ Heat

We won’t have any spelling homework this week – only math. 🙂


Mrs. Pennington


Newsletter~January 11

Well, we got through our first frigid week of school in 2015 and did pretty well despite the lack of recess! The children were bundled up properly, but the temperature was below 40 degrees so we could not go out. Forecasts look favorable for recess this week!

  • Math –  Multiplication, comparing fractions, equivalency.
  • Reading – Setting AR goals, comprehension strategies.
  • Language Arts – Cursive, individualized spelling lists.
  • Writing – Opinion/argument essay writing.
  • Social Studies/Science – Mountain habitats of Georgia.

Our economic standards are being addressed through our establishment of the fictional land of Pentopia (named by Nate). Ask your student about it!

Have a good week!

Mrs. Pennington