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Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Congratulations to Johnathan Thomas! He is our newly elected Super Starfish of the week!



Good evening Parents!
Just a few reminders:

Tomorrow is Media Center, so please have your children return books if they have not already.
Thursday, January 26th: Chick-fil-A Night Come out and support Addison
Friday, January 27th: FBI Breakfast
January 27th: Father Daughter Dance sponsored by Foundation
Friday, February 3rd: Last day for Addition Gumball Test
Friday, February 3rd: Sparkles Night Come out and support Addison
Monday, February 6th: Gumball Subtraction begins
Tuesday, February 7th: Zaxby's Night
Thursday, February 16th: Publix Math Night 5-7 at the Publix on Sandy Plains and Shallowford road.
February 20 - 24th: Winter Break NO SCHOOL!

Georgia Parent Survey
Please note that the school climate surveys for the 2016-2017 school year are officially open, and will remain open through Friday, March 3, 2017. It is critical for all schools to get parents to participate in the surveys.
The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school.  All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

Friday, January 20, 2017


Hello Parents!

I neglected to post our Super Starfish for this week. Congratulations to Sophia Hartney!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017




The Spring semester is here and that means lots of fun events from Addison Foundation to keep your kids happy and the Science Lab going!


Penny Wars runs January 17 - 27th with the final chance to take place at the Winter Wonderland Ball the evening of the 27th. Send your children in with pennies for their grade and silver and dollars to sabotage the other grades.  Pennies are GOOD, the rest is BAD because they're what subtracts from that grade's pennies!  The kids can drop them in the buckets each morning before school!  They LOVE Penny Wars!!


The first ever Winter Wonderland Ball for girls in grades K - 5 to dance the night away with their dad, grandpa, uncle, or favorite father figure is taking place January 27th from 6-9pm.  


The next teacher auction items are coming too!  Bidding is now open -  Monday, February 6th from 2:30 - 4 is the After School Art Class with Miss Stoddard!  And taking place on Friday, February 10th from 6-8pm, a Girls' Night Out Shenanigans After School with Mrs. Hallmark!!  Check out the experiences and get more information at  If any questions, reach out to Laura Glancy, President at


As always, details can be found on the Foundation website at  Thank you for supporting our Foundation's work to give us the Science Lab and other wonderful things!

Week of January 17

I hope everyone had a wonderful 3-day weekend. It has been a crazy few weeks, and now we are ready to jump back in!

Just a couple of reminders
*Penny Wars started this week.
*Gumball Addition will be over February 3.
*Please remember resources like Reading A-Z, Read Theory and Front Row Math/ELA to use at home. I also have an array of practice websites on my blog.

What is your child learning this week?
In Math, we are going to jump into problem solving, and the students will complete many different types of word problems in their math journals using a grid that includes a picture, equation, strategies for solving and an explanation of how they solved the problem. Students often struggle with explaining, so we should be spending a lot of time on that. We are also going to be talking about different strategies for comparing numbers.

In Reading/Language Arts, we are going to focus more on inferencing and using context clues. I will also introduce the Nifty Thrifty Fifty, and you should be seeing something about this coming home to explain more.

In Social Studies, we are finishing up address, city, county, state, country, continent. Please practice identifying these on a map and having your child state them (out of order). **We will have a summative assessment at the end of this week.

In Writing, we are beginning our unit on Opinion Writing.

100th Day
Please see your child's backpack for a letter regarding the 100th day on Friday. I am requesting some snack items so we can make a 100th day snack.

Have a great week!

Joy Shore

Thursday, January 5, 2017



Please check your child's SHARK binder today for the report card and inclement weather form. Please sign the report card envelope and return. Also, please complete the inclement weather form and return 1/6/17. Last, if your child completed the reading challenge, please send it in.

Thanks so much.

Joy Shore

Let's Dive Into Learning!!

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