Friday, September 2, 2016

We had a lot of fun this week starting some new units in math and social studies. The class is now experts at making 10, and are excited to learn about this new strategy next week. We made some cool compass roses out of different designs from magazines and ads for a fun introduction into maps. We even got to learn about the region we live in, Piedmont.

For writing, we started to learn about proper nouns and how they need to be capitalized. We started working on including actions, thoughts, and feelings into our narrative writing, as well as incorporated our 5 senses for more descriptive writing. Next week we will finish up our main idea unit in reading.

 Students celebrated  the end of the matter unit with some cool experiments in the science lab Monday morning, and then made root beer floats in the afternoon to see how a solid, liquid, and gas could all be in one cup! They loved this yummy experiment!

                            We met Addison's school mascot when we visited the media center this week!

Hope everyone enjoys their Labor Day weekend! Please read the following note below from the Foundation:

The Foundation Funding Drive has been extended through September 16.  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.  

There will be a classroom competition! The class with the highest % of participation by 9/9 will win an ice cream party! (right now, Mrs. Gillenwater is in 1st place)

The top two classes participating in the Drive in each grade level will receive an iPad, too!!  A percentage of the funds raised also comes directly into our classroom.

Don't forget...

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 for details.  

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