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Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Dear Parents,

AESF’s famous Penny Wars begin today. Please look under your couch cushions and clean out your coin jars and send the coins in with your child from January 16th through the 26th.  Penny Wars will conclude at the end of the Father Daughter Dance on January 26th. Which grade will be the 2018 champions? Pennies are gold and dollars and other coins are used to sabotage other grades!

May the best grade win….

Monday, January 15, 2018

Week of January 15

Hello Parents! I hope you are keeping warm! I am over this cold! :)

What is your child learning this week?
In Math, we will be continuing to work on 1 more/1 less, 10 more/10 less than any number and comparing numbers using greater than, less than and equal to. 
In Science, we will be going to the Science lab and beginning to learn about Light and Shadows. 
In Social Studies, we will continue Lewis and Clark/Sacagawea. The students need to be able to describe who they are, their contributions, compare and contrast their lives to the present, how were they influenced by their time and place and state positive character traits each possesses and why .
In Reading/Language Arts/Writing, we will be discussing fact and opinion, and the students will begin writing various opinion pieces. 

Date for your Calendars
Jan 16th, Penny Wars Begin
Jan 18th, 6:00-8:00 pm STEM/STEAM Night at Addison
Jan 22nd, 6:30-8:30 pm, Community Resource Fair at Daniell Middle
Jan 25th, Chick-Fil-A Night
Jan 26th, Penny Wars End
Jan 26th, Father/Daughter Dance

Congratulations to Beckett Rewkowski for being nominated as our Leader of the Month for January!

Have a great week!

Joy Shore

Thursday, January 11, 2018


Science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Math.

When:  Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time:  From 6:00-7:30

Where:  Addison Elementary School

We are excited to be holding our 1st Annual STEAM Night and Science Fair!  Please join us for exciting activities, STEM stations, math games sponsored by Mathnasium, coding games, and a showcase of our Science Fair Winners!

All students must be accompanied by an adult as you rotate to each of the stations and activities.
Thank you to for being a sponsor for this event.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Reminders - Information regarding next week

Hello Parents!

It is hard to believe it is 2018, and we are practically half way through the year. 

What is your child learning this week
In Social Studies, we will begin our unit on Lewis and Clark/Sacajawea. The students must describe the life of these historical figures as well as identify contributions made and how each figure was influenced by his or her time and place. In Science, the students will begin learning about sources of light and how shadows are made. In Language Arts, we will begin comparing and contrasting the experiences and adventures of characters in stories. We will also soon begin discussing opinion writing. In Math, we will begin comparing two digit numbers using different strategies.

-Report cards are coming home today. Please sign the envelope and return. Keep everything inside the envelope.
-Please let me know about ASP activities your child will be attending and when. Please write these activities in your child’s agenda each week.
-Monday, January 8, there will be a meeting for parents of children who will be attending Daniell Middle School. Information is coming home today.
-Please put your child’s name in his/her coat.
-Science fair projects are due January 12.
-School is closed January 15 for Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
-Penny Wars begin January 16.
-January 18th is STEAM/STEM night at Addison from 6 – 8.

Other Dates to remember
Jan 9th, Papa John's Pizza Night
Jan 12th at 8:30 am, Spelling Bee in Cafeteria (4th and 5th)
Jan 13th, Reading Bowl Competition
Jan 23rd, 7:30 am, School Council Mtg
Jan 25th, Chick-Fil-A Night
Jan 26th, Penny Wars End
Jan 26th, Father/Daughter Dance
Feb 27th, Spirit Night at Firehouse Subs

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Joy Shore

Monday, January 1, 2018


All Science Fair projects are due on Friday, January 12th.

Monday January 15th is MLK Holiday, and there is no school for students or staff.

Thursday, December 14, 2017


Dear Parents,
ALL ABOARD THE POLAR EXPRESS as we begin our Winter Literacy Adventure! 
We are so excited for our special day we have planned for Monday, December 18th. Your child’s day will be filled with an abundance of hands-on learning that will provide a rich, meaningful connection to our literacy selection, The Polar Express. Thank you so much for all of your support. The first grade team is really excited for our learning filled day.
P.S. Great News! Your child may wear his/her pajamas on this magical day!  (Pants and tops only for the pajamas, please.  No night gowns and no slippers for safety reasons.)
                                                 Thank you!

                                                     Joy Shore

Let's Dive Into Learning!!

Let's Dive Into Learning!!
Welcome to First Grade!