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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

Thursday, December 7, 2017


     I am excited to announce that our classroom will be holding a holiday book exchange on Wednesday, December 19, 2017!
     As you know, reading is so important and what better way to ring in the holiday season than celebrating with a new book?
     Your child should bring a book that could be for a boy or a girl (gender neutral). Please wrap the book in some fun wrapping paper with a tag telling who the book is FROM. We will be playing a game that will have us passing the books around and around, so we do not know where they will “land” – maybe with a boy, maybe with a girl. That is why the books need to be gender neutral. Also, we have lots of super readers, so PLEASE do not get SUPER, SUPER simple books.
     Books can be new books bought at the store or gently used books from home or the thrift store. If you are exchanging a new book, please try to keep the book under $7. If you are exchanging a used book, please make sure it is gently used. Remember, this will be a brand new book to another child! 
     Please let me know if you have any questions or if you need help bringing in a book for the exchange. I am so excited because the children always have a wonderful time!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Week of December 4

I hope everyone is having a good week! It is been super busy, and I was out yesterday at a terrific Leader in Me training!

What is Your Child Learning This Week?
We have been finishing up lots of assessments for report cards! We also began an informational writing piece on reindeer, we will be creating word problems with an Elf on the Shelf and lots of other activities!

Important Dates:
Saturday, December 9th: Holiday Shoppe
Tuesday, December 12th: Papa Johns Night
Monday, December 18th: Polar Express Day (more information to come)
Tuesday, December 19th: Early Release and Book Exchange Day ( more information to come)
Wednesday, December 20th: Early Release and Holiday Party.  Party will be from 10-11am.
Thursday, December 21st - January 3rd: Holiday Break.
Thursday, January 4th: Children return to school.

Please talk to your children and remind them of the importance of behavior and following rules. I know they get excited at this time of year, and they are anticipating the break, but we still must maintain the same behavioral standards.

Thanks so much.

Joy Shore

Tuesday, December 5, 2017



Remember the Science Fair intent forms are due this Friday, December 8. Let me know if your child would like to participate.

Thank you.

Joy Shore

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.

Let's Dive Into Learning!!

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