Please read the following information regarding our schedule next week.
Next Friday, September 21 is the International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”). 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.
- Teachers will be delivering lessons and activities to promote kindness and acceptance.
- Students and staff are encouraged to wear “Peace” themed clothes to school. Break out your tie-dyes, headbands, bellbottoms etc. to celebrate peace at Kincaid and in our larger world.
- Mrs. 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 and your student are welcome to view the display on the evening of September 20th or on September 21st.
On Thursday, September 20th the students will have a vision screening provided by the Lion’s Club of Marietta. If your student wears eyeglasses, we ask that they remember to wear them to school on Thursday. Hearing screenings will take place in October.
Fall Break Sept. 24-28 No School.
Our curriculum focus this week
Math My Math students will work on finding the perimeter of a rectangle and finding the unknown length of a side. The students will also complete a review of quarter one by completing mini assessments from Cobb County Schools. If time permits, we will play some multiplication games online.
Language Arts We will examine elements in poetry. We will look at figurative language and discuss terms such as hyperbole, alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme scheme, repetition, simile, metaphor, personification and imagery. Examples will be given and students should glue this information in their IAN. Our class has been enjoying the book Love That Dog , which contains a variety of poems.
Social Studies Committees of Correspondence, the Boston Tea Party, is the focus this week. Students will write a letter of a colonist writing to a friend or family member in England this week. Students should relate these events in their letter.
I hope you all have a good week and an enjoyable Fall break!