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Friday, October 23, 2015


Wow! What a busy week! The conferences were great, and I enjoyed getting to talk with all of you this week!

Just some reminders:

-Please return the field trip permission form.
-Please remember to have the students complete the spelling grid activities along with the homework assignments.
-I will be changing up homework a little offering an extension with each assignment. Your child may choose the regular assignment or the extension assignment. They may also complete all of the assignments if they wish!

Thanks so much.
Have a great weekend!

Joy Shore 

Thursday, October 15, 2015


Science Lab STEM Project Pictures

Week of October 12

Hello Parents!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend this past weekend. Again, just a reminder that I did not send home behavior charts as I was out on Friday and half of Monday. I will begin the behavior charts again after conferences.

I just had to share what I did this past weekend. As you all know, my son went away to college this year, and he is attending The Citadel Military College of South Carolina. This weekend was Parents' Weekend, and I would not have missed it for the world since I have not seen him since July! That might not sound like much, but it was extremely difficult for this Mama! :) It was so wonderful so see him, and we are so proud of him.

Anyway!  I just have to say that the Ben Franklin projects were amazing! Thank you to the parents and students who worked so hard.  Mrs. Hallmark and Mr. Cohen came to our museum and thought they were amazing. I'm so sorry that I didn't get to take pictures. It was a crazy day since I was only here half the day on Monday.

What is Your Child Learning this Week?
In Math, we have begun our unit on Time. First graders learn to tell time to the hour and to the half hour.  The students will also continue to practice place value by rotating through Place Value Centers and practice addition games. During Writing, we will be finishing up our personal narratives focusing on including a hook, beginning, middle, end, transition words, adjectives and a closing. In Reading, we have been learning about common/proper nouns, singular/plural nouns, writing about what we can learn from illustrations, categorizing and sorting words and asking and answering questions before, during, and after reading. I will begin assessing sight words for students again. The students will need to be able to read at least 150 sight words by the end of the 2nd quarter. In Social Studies, we will begin "Me On The Map". Please begin practicing address, city, county, state, country, and continent. The students will need to be able to state all of these.

Just a reminder, I will begin sending behavior charts home again after conferences.

Important Dates:
Thursday, October 15th: Papa Johns Night
Friday, October 16th: FBI breakfast---Dad's come in and have breakfast at 7:15 with your child and then stay for the meeting.
Friday, October 16th: Fall Festival 5-8pm--More information to come from the PTA Hope to see you there!
October 19-23: Conference Week  (We do student led conferences so please plan on bringing your child so they can talk about their progress)
October 19-23: Early Release students will be released at 12:15
October 19-23: Book Fair
Wednesday, October 21st: Walk to School Wednesday
Tuesday, October 20th: Sprayberry Deli Night
Wednesday, October 28th: Scholastic Book orders are due from the October flyer.
Friday, October 30th: FBI-- Dad's come in and have breakfast at 7:15 with your child and then stay for the meeting.

Friday Spirit Wear for the Month of October
October 16th: Team Sports
October 23rd: Addison Spirit
October 30th: Super Hero

Joy Shore

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Dear Parents:

In Social Studies, we are learning about Benjamin Franklin and his inventions.
Please help your child make a representation of one of Ben’s inventions.  Students may also choose to create an invention of their own. However, they must design their invention around a problem or obstacle to make life easier-just like Ben did!  You may use recycled materials or things found around the home such as paper, foil, plastic wrap, cups, empty cereal or shoe boxes, newspaper, etc.   

These projects should be sent to school by Monday, October 12th, and students will have the opportunity to share later that day.

A few ideas are listed below:
Lightening rod
Swim fins
Declaration of Independence
The Grabber
Chair with desk attached
Fire Department
Public Library
Postal Service
Glass Armonica
Franklin Stove

Please write about your invention and attach the writing to the invention.  Thank you for your support with this special assignment.

All our best,
First Grade Teachers

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