Tuesday, October 25, 2016

October 24-28

What is Your Child Learning this Week?
This week in math we will begin to work with addition and subtraction strategies to 20. We will also work on understanding and solving problems with unknown addends. In Social Studies we will begin our unit on the 7 Continents and 5 Oceans. During science lab on Tuesday students get to experiment with magnets! The spelling words and phonics unit this week will focus on the Long I vowel sound. During writing, students will participate in some fun seasonal activities. We will be writing an opinion piece on if a spider would make a good pet or not and create a glitter spider web. Each day I will continue to pull reading groups to focus on fluency and reading comprehension.

Important Dates:
October 24th: Author Visit
October 24th: Wellstar visits our classroom to talk about Tantrums
October 28th: FBI Breakfast Dads come have breakfast with your child and stay for the meeting.
October 28th: Addison's first BooMovie night presented by the Foundation!!!

*Thank you so much to Lily and her family who are going to represent the 1st grade at Trunk-or-Treat! Candy donations are greatly appreciated! Please come out to support our school in  costume for a fun Trunk-or-Treat and a movie this Friday! *

               We love the Science Lab! Thank you for teaching us about magnets Mrs. Knobbe!












Sunday, October 16, 2016

October 17-21 
Red Ribbon Week, Book Fair, Conference week!  
Conference week - Dismissal at 12:15! I am so excited to see everyone this week during your conference! Don't forget that here at Addison we hold student led conferences so please bring your child with you!  

What we will be learning this week!   
Even though we have short days we will still be learning a lot! This week we will continue to work with subtraction strategies and add in some full fall activities. Our phonics and spelling words for this week focus on the long O sound. In reading I will continue to pull small group to focus on reading strategies as well as how to sequence events from a story. In social studies students will be introduced to the seven different continents and five oceans we have here on our fantastic planet. 

** If you haven't returned your child's field trip form please do so as soon as possible!**

October 17-21 - 12:15 Early Dismissal
October 21- Mrs. Hallmark and Mr. Cohen go on the roof!!!

Monday, October 10, 2016

October 10-15
 Please return conference forms and field trip forms as soon as possible! Thank you to those who have already completed both! :) I look forward to meeting with parents and students next week to discuss all the amazing things your child has done this year. Remember, here at Addison we hold student let conferences, so don't forget to bring them with you!

What is Your Child Learning This Week?
In Math, the students will begin learning about subtraction strategies.  We have also begun our Gumball Math times tests. Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday students will be tested on addition to 10. Once students pass a test I will send it home and place the next level up in their folders so please look to see what they have done so far! For this test, students have to answer every problem correctly in the two minutes to move on to the next test. Students would greatly benefit to practice math facts to 10 at home in addition to homework. During Language Arts we will be focusing on Long Vowel A and Bossy E.  We will also be writing our final personal narrative which students' will share with you all at their conference.

October 13th: Papa Johns Night
October 17-21: Conference Week 
October 20th: Square Art orders are DUE
October 24th: Author Visit
October 24th: Wellstar visits our classroom to talk about Tantrums
October 28th: FBI Breakfast Dads come have breakfast with your child and stay for the meeting.

Monday, October 3, 2016

October 3-9

What is Your Child Learning this Week?
In Math, we are still learning Addition strategies to help us solve our math problems.  The strategies that we are learning this week are doubles, doubles +1, number line, and part part whole. In Reading, we will be learning about reading strategies as well as verbs and sequencing of events.  Our Phonics focus this week is working with words with 3 letter blends. During Writing, we will continue learning about how to write a good narrative as well as the use of appropriate transitions. We will also be doing a review of punctuation. We are finishing up Landforms this week and have a special activity planned on Friday.  If you have not brought in your food item please try to do so before Thursday. Thank you!

Conference forms are coming home on Thursday.  Please look at the day and time I have assigned to your conference and return the bottom half of the sheet as soon as possible.  If there is a conflict please let me know so we can make a different arrangement.
  Important Dates:
Tuesday, October 4th: Zaxby's Night come out and support our school
Wednesday, October 5th: Walk to School Day
Wednesday, October 5th: Reading Challenge is due
Thursday, October 6th: Picture Day!!! :)
Friday, October 7th: Spirit Day, Xdrenaline
October 13th: Papa Johns Night
October 17-21: Conference Week 
October 24th: Wellstar visits our classroom to talk about Tantrums
October 28th: FBI Breakfast Dads come have breakfast with your child and stay for the meeting.
We have Media Center on Wednesday so please make sure have your child return their books by then.