I hope everyone is enjoying this weekend! I enjoyed seeing many of you at the fall festival on Friday! Thank you so much to our Kincaid PTA and Foundation for putting on such a fun event!
We had a great week last week and it is hard to believe that we are beginning to reach the end of quarter 1. Thank you to Mrs. Monish, Aaryan’s mom, for being our mystery reader on Friday! The students loved the stories!
I am beginning to look ahead to conference week and starting to put together my schedule. Please let me know ASAP if there is a day or time during the week of October 15-19 that does not work for you. As always, we will do our absolute best to schedule sibling conferences back to back.
This week in school:
Reading: Our reading focus this week is on identifying the structure of a story and we are focusing specifically on how characters in a story change from the beginning to the end. We will discuss how characters respond to events and challenges in a story.
Writing: Students are writing a personal narrative about a favorite memory with a pet or animal.
Grammar: We are learning about plural nouns and various spelling rules for making nouns plural. We will also be discussing irregular plural nouns such as mice and geese.
Phonics: We are continuing our work with short and long vowel sounds. We are focusing specifically on long vowel teams.
Math: In math we are working on applying our strategies for addition and subtraction to solving word problems. We will also continue place value concepts by discussing how to skip-count by ones, tens, and hundreds, as well as comparing numbers.
Science: Our science unit this quarter is on the three states of matter – solids, liquids, and gases. We will be describing the properties of each as well as learning about how matter can change. The students will be completing a project on the three states of matter that will be due on Friday, October 5. I will send home the project description on Monday if students want to get a head start on it this week.
**Happy Birthday to our star student this week – Alice!!!
**Congratulations to the following AR stars: 5 points – Sawyer, Ah’myiah, Ashton, Raphael, Ellie, Eben, Larry, Ansley, Kennedy, Saad; 10 points – Janani, Maxene, Guillermo, Aaryan, Eric; 20 points – Alice
**International Day of Peace: Friday, September 21st
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.
Ms. 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.
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
September 18 7:15 – 7:45 Student Banking
September 20 7:15 – 7:45 School Store
1st & 4th Vision Screening
Papa John’s Night
September 21 International Peace Day
5th Grade Heritage Day
September 24 – 28 Fall Break
October 1 Parent Conference Scheduling Letters go home
October 3 Walk on Wednesday
October 3 – 5 1st & 4th Grade Hearing Screening
October 5 Parent Conference Scheduling Letters due back
October 6 Hands On Atlanta
October 9 7:15 – 7:45 Student Banking
October 10 Walk on Wednesday – National Walk to School Day
October 11 Early Release Day 12:30 Dismissal – No Clubs
October 12 Donuts with Dads
October 15-19 Conference Week – Early Dismissal Week
October 22–26 Red Ribbon Week
October 26 Foundation Friday Costume Day
November 6 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS