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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

RED RIBBON WEEK

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.

Thanks.
Joy Shore

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

OUR FIRST STEM ACTIVITY

First, I want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who donated items for our First Grade STEM activities. We completed our first activity this week, and I am so proud of all of the students! They did such a great job! The activity was to engineer something to help "Harry" see around the classroom. We watched a video and talked about the Engineering Process. I have posted the video on my blog. Here are a few pictures from the lesson.






























Monday, September 18, 2017

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 18

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Mine was filled with lots of lacrosse!

What is your child learning this week?
In Math, we are continuing to discuss counting to 120, forward, backward, with missing numbers, counting groups of ten, etc. Also, we are reviewing some place value. We will soon begin addition and subtraction strategies and problem solving. 
In Language Arts, we are continuing our narratives about our "small moments", and will start conferencing to make our writing better (first draft, editing, revising, final draft). We are also learning about capitalization and punctuation. 
In Science, we will be completing our first STEM activity. THANK YOU to all of the parents for sending in STEM supplies! We are so appreciative!
In Social Studies, we are taking the summative assessment for continents and oceans, and we are beginning Landforms. 

Important Dates
Sept 18th IOWA Testing
Sept 19th IOWA Testing
Sept 21st X-Drenaline Night
Sept 25th-29th No School- Fall Break
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

Just let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks.
Joy Shore

Thursday, September 7, 2017

PROGRESS REPORTS

Parents,

Please check your child’s binder/book bag for the progress reports sent home today.

Please sign, detach the bottom and return to me. You may keep the actual report.

Just let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks so much.


Joy Shore

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

STEAM/STEM LESSONS

Parents,

Please keep an eye out for a bright orange piece of paper regarding our first STEAM lesson coming up soon (Science, Technology, Art, Math)! We are in need of help. These lessons are fun and engaging and require a lot of higher order thinking and creativity. However, they also require LOTS of materials. If you can donate any of the items to First Grade, it would be greatly appreciated. Please send in the items by September 18th. Thank you so much.

Paper plates
Pipe cleaners
Craft glue
Playdough
Modeling clay
Rubber bands
Cupcake liners
Brown paper bags
Buttons
Aluminum foil
Toothpicks
Yarn
Scotch tape
Clothespins
Wax paper
Tissue paper
Paper towel rolls
Cotton balls
Straws
Popsicle sticks
Coffee filters
Q-tips
Felt
Twist ties


 Thanks!

Joy Shore

Week of September 4

What Is Your Child Learning This Week?

In Math, we will continue learning about Place Value and making groups of tens. Also, please continue to practice counting to 120 by 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's. give your children a number and have them count forward/backward from that number. In Social Studies, we are continuing to talk about continent, country, state, nation, county, city and address. Please practice these with your children. We are beginning to learn the seven continents and major oceans. The students will be required to identify these as well. In Language Arts, we are working on retelling with characters, setting, problem, solution, beginning, middle and end. We are beginning to talk about the essential elements of narratives and writing our own narratives. 

RAZ Kids (Kids A-Z)
Please remember RAZ kids as an option for reading. The link is on the blog. The teacher password is jshoree. The student passwords should be in the front of your child's agenda. Just let me know if the level seems to easy or difficult, and I will change the level. 

FRONT ROW MATH/ELA
Also, FRONT ROW is a great option for Math and Language Arts practice. The link is on my blog as well. 

LEARNING COMMONS
We will be visiting the Learning Commons on Friday, so please return your books.

IMPORTANT DATES

Wednesday. Sept. 6: Brewster's Spirit Night -   4-7pm
September 6, 7, 8:  CogAT testing
Thursday, September 7: Progress Reports
Tuesday, September 12: Firehouse Subs
Friday, September 15: FBI Breakfast
Friday, September 22: Leader of the Month breakfast
September 25 - 29: Fall Break 

WISHLIST

If you have any toys or things you would like to get rid of that would be great for our treasure box, please send our way!

Please just let me know if you ever have any questions.

Joy Shore


Let's Dive Into Learning!!

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