September 17 – September 21

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Posted by vlscheffel | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 16, 2018

Hello Parents and Students!

This week during our math block, we will practice the strategy of drawing pictures and using a ten frame to add and subtract.

During reader’s workshop, we will practice visualizing while reading.

We’ll continue our geography social studies unit.

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.

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 tye-dyes, headbands, bellbottoms etc. to celebrate peace at Kincaid and in our larger world.
  • 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.

PARENTS: If your child is tardy, please walk your child into the building and sign in at the office.  If a child is not signed in by a parent, the child may be marked absent for the day.  Also, ALL VISITORS MUST sign in at the office to get a visitor’s pass anytime of the day, even if you walk your child to class.  These procedures are put in place for the safety of your child.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Please remember to send a snack with your child every day.

This week’s enrichment schedule is as follows:

MONDAY– Day 3 – PE

TUESDAY– Day 4 – PE

WEDNESDAY – Day 5 – Art

THURSDAY– Day 6 – Music

FRIDAY – Day 1 – STEM

MONDAY –Day 2 – Math Lab

 

September 10 – September 14

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Posted by vlscheffel | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 9, 2018

Hello Parents and Students!

I am so proud of all of my students!  They stayed focused and on task during a very long three days of testing!  Testing will continue this week and next for 3rd and 5th grade but we will be back to our regular schedule.

In our math groups this week, we will continue working on place value and also begin learning how to use strategies to solve addition and subtraction sentences.  We will begin with the counting on strategy.

During reader’s workshop, we will learn some new ways of keeping focused and learn how to be a coach to another student when partner reading.

We will begin a new social studies unit on maps and globes and learn how to identify our continent, country, state, city and county on a simple map.

Don’t forget that this Friday is the Kincaid Fall Festival from 6:00 – 8:00.

Please remember to send a snack with your child every day.

This week’s enrichment schedule is as follows:

MONDAY– Day 4 – PE

TUESDAY – Day 5 – Art

WEDNESDAY – Day 6 – Music

THURSDAY – Day 1 – STEM

FRIDAY –Day 2 – Math Lab

MONDAY– Day 3 – PE

September 4 – September 7

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Posted by vlscheffel | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on September 3, 2018

Hello Parents and Students!

We are going to continue working on place value this week in guided math.

During reader’s workshop, we will continue with learning about the differences between fiction and nonfiction books.

We will continue our narrative writing.

In science, we will finish our unit on weather.

The COGAT test will be given on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week.  The test will begin immediately after morning announcements.  Please make sure that your child is at school by 7:50.  If a student comes in after the test has started, he/she will be held in the media center until the test is complete.  That student will then be given the test by another teacher at a later date.

Our lunch time will remain the same.

Please remember to send a snack with your child every day.

This week’s enrichment schedule is as follows:

TUESDAY – Day 6 – Music

WEDNESDAY – Day 1 – STEM

THURSDAY –Day 2 – Math Lab

FRIDAY – Day 3 – PE

MONDAY– Day 4 – PE

 

August 27 – August 31

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Posted by vlscheffel | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 26, 2018

Hello Parents and Students!

In math this week, we will be focusing on place value and teen numbers.  We will be practicing using ten frames and base ten blocks to build numbers so that students will understand that ten ones is the same as one ten.  This can be a difficult concept for some students so we will be practicing place value each quarter.

During reader’s workshop, we will be discussing the differences between books that tell stories and books that give us information.  We’ve been reading some nonfiction books on weather in our reading groups to go along with our science unit on weather.

Our language arts block will be devoted to reviewing short vowels, learning about syllables, and learning about nouns.

We will continue our narrative writing.

Wednesday is EARLY RELEASE!  Students will be dismissed two hours early.  Our lunch will be from 11:07 – 11:37.

Wednesday is also PICTURE DAY!  Every student will have his/her picture taken for the yearbook.  If you’d like to purchase pictures, please return the envelope that was sent home last week.

This week’s enrichment schedule is as follows:

MONDAY – Day 1 – STEM

TUESDAY –Day 2 – Math Lab

WEDNESDAY – Day 3 – PE

THURSDAY – Day 4 – PE

FRIDAY – Day 5 – Art

August 20 – August 27

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Posted by vlscheffel | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 18, 2018

Hello Parents and Students!

This week in our reader’s workshop, we will be learning some reading strategies.  These include looking at the pictures, sounding out words, chunking words and blending words.

I will begin guided reading groups this week based on reading levels.

We will continue our narrative writing.

In science, we will be starting our unit on weather. We’ll be learning about different types of weather this week.

We are still focusing on the 120 chart in math.  The students will play a fun race to 120 game, put together number chart puzzles, and work on counting on from any number in small groups.

Our lunch period is from 10:44 – 11:14.

Enrichment is from 9:05 – 9:50.  This week’s enrichment schedule is as follows:

MONDAY –Day 2 – Math Lab

TUESDAY – Day 3 – PE

WEDNESDAY – Day 4 – PE

THURSDAY – Day 5 – Art

FRIDAY – Day 6 – Music

MONDAY (8/27) – Day 1 – STEM

August 13 – August 17

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Posted by vlscheffel | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 12, 2018

Hello Parents and Students!

Thank you to all the parents that were able to attend the Parent Night!

This week during our reading workshop we will be focusing on story elements.  We’ll learn about setting and characters in stories.

We will continue our bold beginning of our narrative writing.

In social studies, we will be learning about respect.

Guided math starts this week.  We will be doing independent work, partner games and small group sessions. Our focus will be on numbers to 120.

Our lunch period is from 10:44 – 11:14.

Enrichment is from 9:05 – 9:50.  This week’s enrichment schedule is as follows:

MONDAY (8-13) – Day 3 – PE

TUESDAY – Day 4 – PE

WEDNESDAY – Day 5 – Art

THURSDAY– Day 6 – Music

FRIDAY – Day 1 – STEM

MONDAY – (8/20)  Day 2 – Math Lab

August 6 – August 10

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Posted by vlscheffel | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 5, 2018

Hello Parents and Students!

We had a great first week of school!

We are still learning our routines and rules this week.  We will begin reader’s workshop and play some partner games in math.

We wrote a narrative about how we spent our summer vacation last week.  This was an independent piece of writing for a pre-assessment.  This week, we will take that writing and learn how to revise it to include all elements of a narrative writing.  We will start with the bold beginning.

In social studies, we will be learning about how we all have a story and how each of our stories are related.  We will learn about four areas of social studies.  The four areas are history, geography, economics and patriotism.

Open House is on Thursday, August 9th.  There will be two sessions.  The first begins at 6:30 and the second begins at 7:10.  I hope to see you there!

Please remember to send a snack each day.  All money should be placed in an envelope labeled with the student’s name and teacher’s name.

Our lunch period is from 10:44 – 11:14.

Enrichment is from 9:05 – 9:50.  This week’s enrichment schedule is as follows:

MONDAY – Day 4 – PE

TUESDAY – Day 5 – Art

WEDNESDAY – Day 6 – Music

THURSDAY – Day 1 – STEM

FRIDAY – Day 2 – Math Lab

MONDAY (8-13) – Day 3 – PE

 

August 1 – August 3

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Posted by vlscheffel | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on August 1, 2018

Hello Parents and Students!

We had a fabulous first day of school!

We went on a hunt for the gingerbread man only to find him back in our classroom!  We drank some “Jitter Juice” to help with first day jitters.  We learned why rules are important and practiced writing our numbers to 120!

Parents:  Please return the forms from Meet and Greet and the forms in the Cobb County folder by Monday.

Please remember to send a snack each day.  All money should be placed in an envelope labeled with the student’s name and teacher’s name.

Our lunch period is from 10:44 – 11:14.

Enrichment is from 9:05 – 9:50.  This week’s enrichment schedule is as follows:

WEDNESDAY – Day 1 – STEM

THURSDAY – Day 2 – PE

FRIDAY – Day 3 – PE

 

May 14 – May 23

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Posted by vlscheffel | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 14, 2018

Hello Parents and Students!

This is our final full week of school.  It’s going to be a busy and fun week!

I will be reviewing and assessing this week in preparation for report cards.

There will be no homework this week.

Tuesday is field day!  Please remember that students must wear appropriate shoes in order to participate in the games.  Students can bring a water bottle labeled with their name.  Please apply sunscreen at home.  We will have sack lunches in the classroom.

Market day is Friday!  Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to help.  Please send in the market day form if you have not already done so.

Remember that students are not allowed to bring book bags the last day of school.  All lunches brought from home need to be in a paper sack or disposable container.

All library books are due.  Please return them ASAP.  Thanks!

The enrichment schedule is as follows:

MONDAY– Day 5 – Art

TUESDAY – Field Day

WEDNESDAY – Movie in media center (3-5 Field day)

THURSDAY – Talent Show

FRIDAY – Talent Show

MONDAY (5/21) – Day 6 – PE

TUESDAY (5/22) – No enrichment – Early Release

WEDNESDAY (5/23) – No enrichment – Early Release

Have a great summer!

May 7 – May 11

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Posted by vlscheffel | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 6, 2018

Hello Parents and Students!

Math this week will be a review of concepts learned throughout the year.

We will continue our economics unit this week by focusing on goods and services.

In phonics, we’ll continue with the R-controlled vowels.  Our focus this week is on words that contain /or/.

We are continuing our informational writing.

Our enrichment schedule this week is as follows:

MONDAY– Day 1 – STEM

TUESDAY – Day 2 – PE

WEDNESDAY – Day 3 – Music

THURSDAY – Day 4 – PE

FRIDAY – TUG OF WAR

MONDAY (5/14) – Day 5 – Art

 

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