Friday, January 27, 2017

Lots of learning has been happening the past few weeks! Here is an overview of what we have been working on, and what we are going to be starting soon:

Reading- We finished up our unit on summarizing, and now we are moving onto making predictions and inferencing when reading.

Writing- We took a quick break with opinion writing to write about an Everyday Hero who has impacted our life. Next week, students will work on a narrative writing piece for our school's writing fair. There will be one overall grade level winner for this competition. We will also learn how we can use adjectives and adverbs to make our writing more interesting.

Math-Students have been doing really well with adding 3 and 4 numbers together with the partial sums strategy-see pic below:

Now we are moving onto using this strategy with adding 3 digit numbers,  which looks like this:

Science/Social Studies- We finished up Martin Luther King Jr. this week. I have been really impressed with the students knowledge about him. Their projects and presentations were awesome and I can tell they learned a lot from it.

In science lab, we went on another seasonal walk, this time looking for signs of winter.

Next week, we will begin our space unit. We are starting with how the sun's position changes during the day, how it creates shadows, and how it relates to the change of day and night in seasons (ex- Days are longer than the night in the summer). Students will be taking home a moon calendar on Monday. Starting February 1st, they will start recording the phase of the moon that they see outside for that day. They will do this for the entire month of February. Additional information will be on the calendar to help with this assignment, but feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions about it.

Here are some other important details about events going on:

**Tuesday, February 7th, class and spring pictures

**Wednesday, February 8th, field trip to the Cobb Energy Centre for a ballet performance of the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty

**Six Flags reading logs are due February 15th

**Please join us for an Addison experience of math in the real world! Students who participate get a special prize at the end for turning in their scavenger hunt!

Publix Math Night
Thursday, February 16th
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
3605 Sandy Plains Rd.
Marietta, GA  30066

**Here is a note from the Foundation about some events happening this Spring:

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!

The next teacher auction items are coming!  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!

**Here is another reminder about the Parent Climate Survey:
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.

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