Week of April 22nd

April18

Time is flying since Spring Break! Remember, we will take the Math Milestone next Monday and Tuesday! Enjoy some sweet pictures from our classroom!

Geography Review! Students took turns leading the class in the review!

Math Writing Review! 

PJ day/Drop Everything and Read day! (DEAR)

Stinky Feet Fraction Review!

Trashketball Decimal Multiplication and Division Review!

Shaving Cream after testing to de-stress!

Reminders for the week…

  • Sign behavior sheets in agenda
  • Milestones Monday and Tuesday! Eat a big breakfast, study math facts, and come to school on time!

Our learning objectives this week…

In math, we testing on Monday and Tuesday! Show what you know! Wed-Fri we will work on a fun math project in class! No homework this week!

In reading, we are beginning our last book club this year! Reading Logs Monday-Thursday for 30 minutes. 

In writing, we are working on researching skills for our states project and decades projects in May.

In science, we are reviewing for the Science Milestone next week! Students should review their flash cards and notebooks to prepare for the test!

In social studies, we are studying the Civil Rights movement and 9/11.

Have a great week!

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Week of April 15th

April12

The first 3 days of Milestone testing are behind us and I am so incredibly impressed with my students’ stamina and hard work! We had lots of extended recess time to give our brains a rest!  Thank you Mrs. Gamez for sending in snacks during testing! The kids loved it! There is no Milestone testing this week, we will take the Math Milestone next Monday and Tuesday. (4/22 & 4/23)

Reminders for the week…

  • Sign behavior sheets in agenda

Our learning objectives this week…

In math, we are reviewing order of operations, decimals, fractions, and conversions to prepare for the Math Milestone next week! We spend the first 30 minutes on the carpet reviewing as a whole group, then we play a fun game to help us practice our skills!  Students will have homework Monday-Thursday 1/2 sheet of paper.

In reading, we are wrapping up our Book Club Books!  We will celebrate finishing our books with a fun week ahead!

  • Wednesday 4/17 is D.E.A.R. (Drop everything and read) Day in our Classroom! Wear Pajamas and bring a pillow/blanket or stuffed animal!
  • Thursday 4/18 is Book Club Celebration Day, bring a snack and drink (Capri sun, sprite, juice, etc.)!
  • Friday 4/19 is Flashlight Reading Friday! Bring a flashlight!

 Reading Logs Monday-Thursday for 30 minutes.  

 

In writing, we are working on Math Constructed Responses.  Students solve a problem and then explain verbally and in writing their steps to solve the problem.  This will help with Math Milestones next week!

In science, we are continuing magnetism unit! Students will take a magnet scavenger hunt around Kincaid! Students will have an open note quiz on Wednesday!

In social studies, we are continuing Economics and touching on Geography at the end of the week!

Have a wonderful week! I am so proud of my students!

 

 

 

 

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Week of April 8th

March29

I hope everyone enjoys his or her Spring Break! When we come back, it is MILESTONE TIME!

Reminders for the week we come back…

  • Sign behavior sheets in agenda
  • Field trip money $65 is due by this Wednesday, 4/10!
  • ELA Milestone is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday! Please come to school on time after eating a good breakfast each morning!

Our learning objectives this week…

In math, we are reviewing word problems and problem solving.  Students will only have homework on Monday!

In reading, we are reviewing nonfiction and fiction standards! We will practice with paired passages Monday and Tuesday! No reading responses this week, reading log Monday to Thursday for 30 minutes!

In writing, we are reviewing narratives, opinion, and informational writing.   We are typing all week to prepare for the Milestones!

In science, we are continuing magnetism unit! Students will experiment and learn more about magnets this week.

In social studies, we are beginning our Economy unit.  Students will have new vocabulary words and TIC TAC TOE will be done in class this week!

Have a wonderful week! I can’t wait for my students to show what they know on the Milestone!

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Week of March 25th

March22

 

Can you believe Spring Break is next week? Which means….Milestone testing is around the corner!

Reminders for next week…

  • Report cards went home Friday! Sign and return envelopes only!
  • Registration forms came home Friday, Please fill out and return with 3 stamps on the envelope! (Class that returns them the fastest gets an ICE CREAM PARTY!!)
  • Field trip money $65 is due by 4/10!
  • Picture day is Wednesday!

Our learning objectives this week…

In math, we are finishing our Volume unit! It was a quick one! Students will have a test on Wednesday and then we will start Coordinate Planes! Students will only have homework on Monday and Tuesday

In reading, we are reviewing figurative language, poetry, and the RACE method. Reading Responses are due this week! Please check reading response section of notebooks for weekly grades.  Reading log Monday-Thursday 30 minutes.

In writing, we are reviewing narratives, opinion, and informational writing.   We are typing Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week. Practice typing frequently using typing.com to prepare for the Milestones!

In science, we are continuing electricity and magnetism unit! Students will experiment and learn more about magnets this week.  We have a quiz on Wednesday on what we have learned so far!

In social studies, we are testing on the Cold War on Wednesday!

Have a wonderful week!

 

 

 

 

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Week of March 18th

March15

Welcome to the FOURTH Quarter! Can you believe it?

Reminders for next week…

  • Report cards come home this Friday! Sign and return envelopes only!
  • Field trip money $65 is due by 4/10.
  • Begin reviewing for the Milestone!

Our learning objectives this week…

In math, we are finishing our Measurement Unit and beginning Volume.   Students will have a test on Tuesday and homework Monday –wkst/study Tuesday-None, Wednesday p.959-960, Thursday p. 965-966

In reading, we are reviewing fiction terms and the RACE method.  We are taking a touchstone Tuesday, which is a test grade.   Reading Responses are due this week! Please check reading response section of notebooks for weekly grades.  Reading log Monday-Thursday 30 minutes. 

In writing, we are reviewing narrative writing.  We are typing Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week. Practice typing frequently using typing.com to prepare for the Milestones!

In science, we are continuing electricity and magnetism unit! Students will experiment and learn more about circuits this week.

In social studies, we are learning about the Cold War! We will do Close Readings, Stations, and watch Videos.

Have a wonderful week!

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March8

This week is our last week of Quarter 3! Milestone Prep is in full gear and we are working hard everyday!

Reminders for next week…

  • Field trip permission forms/money ($65) are due 4/10. Only about half the class has returned their forms/money.  I will be sending home a 2nd permission form on Wednesday.
  • Wednesday is an Early Release day! Students will be dismissed 2 hours early.

 

Our learning objectives this week…

In math, we are continuing our Measurement Unit, we have learned about customary and metric length, weight, and capacity. Students will have homework Monday p. 837/838 , Tuesday p. 843/844, Wednesday p. 875/876 , Thursday p. 881-882    

In reading, we are continuing to work on constructed responses and comparing and contrasting books in the same genres.    Reading Responses will be due this week! Please check reading response section of notebooks for weekly grades.  Reading log Monday-Thursday 30 minutes. 

In writing, we are reviewing informational writing.  We are typing Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Practice typing frequently using typing.com to prepare for the Milestones!

In science, we are continuing electricity and magnetism unit! Students will experiment and learn more about static electricity this week.

In social studies, we are testing on WW2 on Tuesday and beginning Cold War on Wednesday!

Have a wonderful week!

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Week of March 4th

March3

Can you believe Spring Break is only 4 weeks away and the Milestones begin in 5 weeks?  Yes, time is flying! We are learning every day and working hard to meet our 3rd Quarter goals! Studying every night, reviewing notes, and getting a good night sleep will help prepare our young leaders to show what they know!

Reminders for next week…

  • Students need to bring a jacket or warm hoodie every day. We will try to go outside as often as we can and it is very cold! (Please label garments from home with your students’ name so it can easily be returned if lost).
  • Simpson Field Trip is on Tuesday, from 9:30-11am!
  • Raffle Tickets are on sale this week!
  • Book Fair is this week!

Our learning objectives this week…

In math, we are continuing our Measurement Unit. Students will have homework Monday p. 861/862 , Tuesday p. 823/824, Wednesday p. 829/830, Thursday p. 869/870  

In reading, we are working on constructed responses and comparing and contrasting books in the same genres.    Reading Responses will be due this week! Please check reading response section of notebooks for weekly grades.  Reading log Monday-Thursday 30 minutes. 

In writing, we are wrapping up our opinion units.  We are working on supporting our reasons with evidence and research.   We are typing our Opinion piece on Atomic Bombs on Wednesday and typing our compare and contrast essays on Thursday! Practice typing frequently using typing.com to prepare for the Milestones!

In science, we are beginning our electricity and magnetism unit! Students will begin taking notes and doing close readings as we introduce this unit.

In social studies, we are finishing World War 2 unit! We will be studying the Tuskegee Airmen and reviewing for our test next week.

Have a wonderful week!

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Week of February 25th

February24

Welcome back from February Break!

Reminders for next week…

  • Students need to bring a jacket or warm hoodie every day.  We will try to go outside as often as we can and it is very cold! (Please label garments from home with your students’ name so it can easily be returned if lost).
  • Return field trip permission forms and payment ($65) by April 10th!

**Classroom donations needed: Tissues, post its, treasure box treats and Clorox Wipes **

Our learning objectives this week…

In math, we are beginning our Measurement Unit. Students will have homework Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.    

In reading, we are reviewing genres and beginning new book clubs.    Reading Responses will be due next week! Please check reading response section of notebooks for weekly grades.  Reading log Monday-Thursday 30 minutes. 

In writing, we are wrapping up our opinion units.  We are working on supporting our reasons with evidence and research.

In science, we are wrapping up our physical and chemical changes unit.  Students will have test on Thursday!

In social studies, we are finishing World War 2 notes in our interactive notebooks.

Have a wonderful week!

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Week of February 11

February8

Happy week before February Break! I hope you are as excited about the week off as I am! Though we are off next week, we have a lot to do this week!  Thank you to everyone for making my birthday so sweet! Kincaid is truly the best place to teach!

Reminders…

  • Sign behavior sheets weekly!
  • Check Agenda for nightly homework, please initial!
  • Sign Reading logs Thursday night, new requirement is 30 minutes Monday-Thursday
  • Stem Expo day is Friday, 2/15 10:15-11:15 in the Media Center! Please Join us!!
  • Valentines day card exchange will be Thursday! We have 24 students in our classroom! Please bring a bag to store your goodies in! 🙂

Middle school is around the corner!

Transition activities Calendar

2018-2019

 JJ Daniell Middle School

March 14th (Thursday) JJ Daniell School Counselor to visit 5th graders at Kincaid 9:15am

March 22nd (Friday) 5th grade visit to JJ Daniell 9:30-11:15am

April 25th (Thursday) 6th grade parent night (Welcome to JJ Daniell) 6-8pm

Simpson Middle School

March 5th (Tuesday) 6th grade parent night at Simpson 6pm

March 5th (Tuesday) 5th grade visit to Simpson 9:30-11:15am

Date/time TBD-Simpson School Counselor to visit 5th graders at Kincaid

Dodgen Middle School

February 5th (Tuesday) 5th grade visit to Dodgen

April 9th (Tuesday) 6th grade parent night

BOOK FAIR COMING UP!!!

Online Fair                                                      February 22 – March 12  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/kincaidelementaryschool

Student Shopping                                          Monday, March 4- Thursday, March 7             from 7:15-7:45 AM

Friday, March 8                                         from  7:15-11:00 AM

Extended Evening Hours for All Families:     Thursday, March 7, 2:30-6:00 PM before the PTA Meeting

Book Fair Closes:                                           Friday, March 8 at 11:00 AM

 PLEASE NOTE:  All checks should be made payable to Kincaid Elementary, and please include tax in every purchase!

 VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!  We have opportunities before, during and after school for parents to help. Volunteers receive a 10% discount on in-school Book Fair purchases. Parents can view shifts and sign up online at   https://tinyurl.com/kcd2019volunteer

Milestone is coming, too!

Please mark your calendar as you are making appointments/plans – This year the EOG Milestone Test given to grades 3-5 will be taken entirely on laptops over a period of weeks.

5th grade will take the EOG Milestone Test on the following days: Wednesday, April 10th, Thursday, April 11th, Friday, April 12th , Monday, April 22nd, Tuesday, April 23rd, Thursday, May 2nd, Friday, May 3rd

Testing will begin promptly at 8:00am each day! Please be on time and eat a filling, healthy breakfast!

 

Our Learning Objectives this week…

In math, we are finishing up our 2d shape unit.  This week we will complete an exemplar, have a quiz, and a touchstone.   Study your notes in your math notebook and review previous work and homework! Homework -Monday-Wednesday 1/2 sheet! Study flashcards!

In reading, we are working on a Quotation Project with The Giver.  We will be practicing quoting accurately and using text evidence to support our answers.  Reading Responses are due this week! Check reader’s notebooks for this weekly grade and feedback! Sign Reading logs Thursday night, new requirement is 30 minutes Monday-Thursday! Movie Permission forms are due 2/13!

In writing, we are working on Book Reviews! We will practice typing Tuesday and Wednesday!

In science, we are continuing physical and chemical changes.  We will review and have a quiz on Tuesday! Tic Tac Toe is due 2/11! (Was assigned 2/4)

In social studieswe are studying Pearl Harbor and the Battles of World War 2.

Have a great week!

-Mrs. Standing

 

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Week of February 4th

February1

I hope everyone enjoyed his or her “snow” day!  February Break is right around the corner!

Reminders…

Sign behavior sheets weekly!

Check Agenda for nightly homework and please initial!

We will do a valentine exchange on Thursday 2/14.  Please bring a bag or container for valentines (it does not need to be decorated) and please remember that we have a Tree Nut allergy in our classroom!

Our Learning Objectives this week…

In math, we are continuing our 2D Figures unit, moving from Quadrilaterals to Triangles this week.  Students will have a ½ sheet of homework Monday-Thursday!

In reading, we finishing our Read Aloud The Giver.  Reading Responses are due this week! Check reader’s notebooks for this weekly grade and feedback! Sign Reading logs Thursday night, new requirement is 30 minutes Monday-Thursday!

In writing, we are finishing our first opinion essay on Monday and then working on typing later in the week.  We will have a museum walk of our writing on Thursday!

In science, we are continuing physical and chemical changes.  We will do a Close Reading on the States of Matter and practice writing to explain scientific thinking and processes. Students will have science vocab tic tac toe due next Monday! 

In social studies, we are continuing our World War 2 Unit.  Last week we focused on the Leaders of World War 2 and this week students will work in groups to make a poster on a World War 2 Leader.  Later this week we will learn about the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Have a great week!

-Mrs. Standing

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