Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Week of January 16th - 19th

What is your child learning this week?
In math we will continue to work on comparing both one and two digit numbers using the correct signs and explanation of place value. Towards the end of the week we will begin working on mentally adding and subtracting 10 to any given number between 10 and 100. Our phonics words this week focus on the long e sound (ee,ea). There is a repeated sight word in the phonics (three) so really there are only 9 new spelling words this week :) We will continue learning about Lewis and Clark during our Social Studies time and begin learning about opinion writing with some fun popcorn activities.

**As this flu season appears to be getting worse please make sure you keep an extra eye out for any signs. We want to keep as many germs as we can out of our classroom to avoid any extra sicknesses. Also, if anyone would like to donate some Lysol or Clorox disinfectant wipes it would be greatly appreciated! We have plenty of baby wipes but unfortunately they don't get rid of the germs.**

Science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Math. 

When:  Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time:  From 6:00-7:30

Where:  Addison Elementary School

We are excited to be holding our 1st Annual STEAM Night and Science Fair!  Please join us for exciting activities, STEM stations, math games sponsored by Mathnasium, coding games, and a showcase of our Science Fair Winners!

All students must be accompanied by an adult as you rotate to each of the stations and activities.
Thank you to for being a sponsor for this event.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Week of January 4th-5th

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a nice and restful break. As students return tomorrow, please remind them that they are officially half way done with first grade and behavior expectations are higher than ever. This week students will be eased back into our normal schedule and reminded of both classroom and school rules. Students will participate in fun New Year's activities as well as complete a writing to share about what they did over the Winter Break. Homework will begin on Monday, January 8th. Report cards will be send home this Friday, January 5th. Please review and sign your child's report card envelope and keep the card inside for your records. The envelopes can be sent back the following Monday. If you have any questions regarding grades or comments please feel free to send me and email.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Week of December 18th-20th

Just a few reminders for this week! Monday is Polar Express Day. Students will participate in themed activities and watch the movie at the end of the day! Tuesday is early release. Please remember to send in a book for the Book Exchange. Wednesday is also early release. The school is having another PJ day; I told the kids if they want to wear them again they may or just wear normal clothes. Our Holiday Party will be from 10:00-11:00!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 16-20

Conference week is here! Please please please arrive on time for your conference. I have conference scheduled every 30min so it is important that we start on time in order for myself and your child to share everything. Also, remember that here at Addison we hold student led conferences which means your child will be sharing their data and work samples so please remember to bring them along! :)

What is your child learning this week?
This week we will begin our unit on Time. Students in first grade are expected to tell time to the hour and half hour. In Language Arts we will be learning about verbs, nouns, and adjectives. We will visit the Science Lab this week to begin our unit on Magnets. With report cards finally finished we should be getting back to our normal reading groups, finally! :) There will also still be a spelling test on Friday and homework packet sent home Monday.

**Please remember to send in a healthy snack each day! Our emergency snack stash is starting to run low. Thank you!**

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 spirit wear.  

Monday, October 2, 2017

Successful STEM Day! The class loved working together to create something to help Harry see better around our classroom! 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September 13 - 15

What is your child learning this week?
In Math we will continue to work on being able to verbally count and write to 120 as well as review place value. In Social Studies we will continue to learn about where we live and now focus on specific continents and oceans. During Reading students will rotate through the different Daily 5 centers independently. I am hoping to start full time reading groups the Monday we return from Fall Break. In Writing students will continue to work on basic sentence formation with capitalization, punctuation, and phonemic spelling.

*There will be NO homework or spelling this week! We will start back with this next Monday.*

Monday, September 4, 2017

August 4-8
*CoGat testing - please make sure your child gets a good nights rest and a filling breakfast each morning**

What is your child learning this week?
In Math we will continue to work on our understanding of place value. During Language Arts we will begin our phonics unit on the final S family blend. Please remember that students will still have homework this week as well as a spelling test on Friday. During our Reading time we will continue practicing our Daily 5 rotations. Students have now begun to participate in two different rounds of Daily 5. In writing, we will begin discussing Narratives and expectations for overall writing in 1st grade. In Social Studies we will move into learning about Continents and Oceans. On Friday, I will have a special treat for the kids to celebrate our completion of the CoGat :)

Important Dates:
Wednesday, September 6th: Bruster's Night
Thursday, September 7th: Quarter 1 Progress Reports go home
Tuesday, September 12th: Firehouse Subs Night
Friday, September 15th: FBI Breakfast , Addison Carnival!!! 
Friday, September 22nd: Leader of the Month Breakfast
September 25-29: Fall Break