This week we started to wrap up a few of our units we have been studying this year. We will take our place value post assessment on Tuesday and then start a new math strategy for addition: making tens. In order for this strategy to be successful, students must know all the ways to make 10 by memory. We will practice this next week before learning about the strategy. Students enjoyed spending their last week with place value completing different centers and review activities.
Our matter unit is also complete, but we do still get to have a fun science experiment about matter on Monday in the science lab AND in the classroom! For our first social studies unit we will be learning about the compass rose and the cardinal directions, then move into the Georgia regions and rivers. Next week will focus on the compass rose and learning about the region we live in, Piedmont.
Students had their first week of reading groups and I enjoyed getting to read with students in a small group setting. We are continuing to focus on main idea and details in reading. We will continue improving our narrative writing by adding interesting words and details, and start some proper noun activities next week.
September 5- Labor Day/ No School
September 9- Grandparent breakfast at school 7:15-7:45
Please read the following note from Foundation:
The Foundation Funding Drive is running through September 9. This is the Foundation's largest fundraiser for the year to help continue to keep our Science Lab going as well as provide other enrichment for the students and resources for Addison. The new digital marquee out front is a gift from Foundation, as well as $15,000 worth of new iPads this year for the classrooms! The top two classes participating in the Drive in each grade level will receive an additional iPad, too!! A percentage of the funds raised also comes directly into our classroom.
When we hit $20,000, Mrs. Hallmark and Mr. Cohen will spend some time up on the roof for all to see!!!
When we hit $25,000, they will KISS A PIG!!
When we hit $30,000, the kids will get to tape Mrs. Hallmark and Mr. Cohen to the WALL.
Please support us in this effort! Visit www.foundation4addison.org for details on Foundation and the Funding Drive.