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Sunday, November 5, 2017


Nov. 13th- Parent Information MEETING

Dr. Patti Agatston will be here at 8:30 in the morning and 5:30 in the afternoon to discuss Parenting in the digital age. She visited Addison last year and her session was extremely informative for any parent who has a school age child. There is so much out there that our kids are exposed to.

Thursday, November 2, 2017


     Tomorrow is Spirit Day! Wear green, Addison wear, or Leader in Me t-shirt.
    Thanksgiving Day lunches will be Thursday, November 16 (for us). Our time will be 12:10. A sheet will be coming home tomorrow.

We are beginning a “Thanks for Giving” food drive.
Our classroom donation goal is 100. The students may bring in non-perishable items. They can bring in their items to class so that we can tally them for our goal sheet outside our classroom. Then, I will send them to the cafeteria to drop off the donation in the designated donation areas. We need to tally the items first because the SLT reps will be coming by to see who is leading in the donations. The class with the most donations will win a treat.
The food drive ends 11/14/17.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Week of October 30

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It is hard to believe October is coming to an end! This year is flying!

We have a new Leader of the Month! Gabriela Perez
Zoe Redd was our previous Leader of the Month.
Gabriel Bernardino was our 1st Leader of the Month!

What is your child learning this week?
In Math, we are working on missing addends/subtrahends and continuing fact families. We will be doing an activity using candy corn this week! In Language Arts, we are continuing to learn about close reading and how to find evidence in text. We will also be talking about main idea/details. We will be learning about informational writing including explanatory, or "How To" writing. We will be writing a "How To" piece about "How to Carve a Pumpkin". We will also integrate Social Studies and write an informational piece about Ben Franklin. In Science, we will be learning more about magnets in the Science Lab.

Gumball Math
We have begun Gumball Addition! Please have your children practice addition math facts!

Important Dates
Thursday, 11/2: Wellstar visit
Sunday, 11/5: Daylight Saving Time ends
Tuesday, 11/7:  No school for students
Thursday, 11/9: Author visit
Thursday, 11/9: Field Trip
Monday, 11/13: Parenting in the Digital Age, 8:30 AM and 5-30 PM Addison Learning Commons

Students are not allowed to wear costumes to school on Halloween.

I hope everyone has a great week!

Joy Shore

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Red Ribbon Week Theme: Leaders are Drug Free!
October 16-20, 2017

Red Ribbon Week is a national event that promotes drug awareness and prevention each year. At Addison, we use this week to encourage our students to make good choices. We hope you will support us in celebrating happy, healthy choices at home! J

Monday – “Make a pledge Monday!” to live a healthy life:At the start of this nationally recognized Red Ribbon Week – Students will receive Red Ribbon Week ribbons and sign class pledge to show that they pledge to live a healthy life!
Tuesday – “Hats off to being drug free!”:Students will wear their favorite hat.
Wednesday – “Wear Red Wednesday!”:
Wear red to support a healthy life!
Thursday – “Shade out drugs!”:
Wear your favorite sunglasses.

Friday – “Team up against drugs!”:
Wear your favorite team gear or Addison spiritwear.  

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Week of October 2

I hope everyone had a wonderful break! 

What is your child learning this week?
In Math, we are beginning our unit on addition and subtraction strategies. We are beginning with addition strategies like drawing a picture, counting on, using a number line, part-part-whole, using ten frames, doubles, doubles + 1, etc. We have also begun to dive into problem solving and using some of those same strategies.  
In Language Arts, we are continuing capitalization and punctuation, and we are learning how we can use illustrations to get information about stories. We will continue our narratives as well. 
In Social Studies, we are beginning to learn about needs and wants, goods and services, saving and spending and scarcity.  
We will also begin talking about Ben Franklin in some new Learning Commons lessons!
On Wednesday, we will have Science Lab and begin learning about Magnets. We will have Lightbulb Lab on Friday. 

Important Dates
Oct 3rd Zaxby’s Night
Oct 5th Picture Day
Oct 5th PTA/Foundation Meeting 5thgrade play
Oct 6th SLT Inauguration
Oct 10th Papa John’s Night
Oct 10th 7:30am School Council
Oct 12th Early Release Day- 12:30pm
Oct 15th-20th Conference Week, Book Fair, Red Ribbon Week
Oct 27th FBI 7:15am, Boo-vie Night

Please remember OCTOBER 5 IS PICTURE DAY!

Also, please return the field trip permission forms and conference forms if you have not already. 

Just let me know if you have any questions.

Joy Shore

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Let's Dive Into Learning!!
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