Saturday, December 21, 2013

Holiday Party

We had a fantastic holiday party! Than you so much for all of your donations and help. The students had so much fun decorating their cookies, making ornaments, and playing games. A big Thank you to our room mom Mrs. Patterson. we couldn't have done it without her and her delicious gingerbread men.  Have a safe and happy holiday break.

Thursday, December 12, 2013


These past 2 weeks have been full of exciting activities and visitors. Last week we has a special treat in the media center. Mary Musgrove came to speak to us about her importance in establishing Savannah as Georgias first colony. Did you know she help James Oglethorpe and Tomochichi communicate with each other?We also had Mrs. Byrd and Mrs. Caudle come read their story Santa's 911 Meeting to us. What a treat.

This week we have been foscused on gingerbread. We are reading a variety of gingerbread stories and keeping tract of the story elements. We have read about gingerbread babies, pirates, boys, and cowboys so far. We will continue to read more stories nexrt week. We will be ready to enjoy our own gingerbread for our holiday party. Please make sure you send in the party items by Tuesday!

We had some super science experiments too! In the lab we made elephant toothpaste. One elephant's molar weighs 11 pounds! We also predicted and tested what would happen if the gingerbread man got wet! We discovered he would be in a lot of trouble.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

First In Math

This week we recieved our codes for a new computer program-First In Math. This site can be accessed at school and at home. Your child's login and password can be found inside the cover of your child's agenda. Please have your child use this site for math fact practice. It is tons of fun and the students can earn points for themselves, our class, and our school.

We are reviewing place value this week. The students had fun playing games.

In science we conducted an experiment using Hershey kisses. It was fun and delicious!

Our measusrement projects were great! The students did a fantastic job presenting them and sharing their findings. The projects are being displayed in the media center for all to enjoy.

Hope to see you this Thursday the 21st for our Thanksgiving lunch. Our lunch is at 11:00.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Using a hundreds Chart and Measurement

This week we practiced using a hundreds chart to both add and subtract. This is another new strategy for the students to use for addition, subtraction, and word problems. We will continue to use this strategy as well as the others we have learned to solve word problem.We also wrapped up our measurement unit with a performance task. The task asked students to create a castle for the king of measurement using his guidelines. You decide who "The Ruler of the Ruler" should be.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Halloween!

This week we had a great time reading fun Halloween themed books. We created monsters and used adjectives to describe them. We also practiced measuring pumpkins in inches and used our strategy adding up in chunks to compare measurements. best of all we got to make popcorn hands with our fifth grade buddies!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Conference Week

Thank you so much for attending your child's conference. The student lead conferences were a great way to allow the students to be in control of their learning and made them feel so important. I appreciate all of your support in your child's education. It was so great to meet with you  and celebrate your child's success.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Field Trip

We had a wonderful time on our field trip to see the Atlanta Ballet. Our students were so well behaved! Our very own Isabella got to go on stage!

On Friday we had 100% participation in spirit wear. The kids looked great in their blue leader in me shirts.

As you know, next week is conference week. It is early dismissal all wee.Please be sure to note any transportation changes. It is very important that you  child attends their conference with you. They will lead the first half of the conference. You will have time at the end for any questions you may have for me about your child's progress.

It isRed Ribbon Week as well next week. Here is a schedule to help you plan for the week:

Monday –  1. Students will receive a red ribbon.
2. Announcement of Red Ribbon Week on Gator News
3. Banners @ Front of Building, 400 Hall entrance, 
& Cafeteria

Tuesday – I’m a JEAN-ius! I’m drug free! Students will wear blue 
jeans. Stickers will be given to those who participate.

Wednesday – Sock-it to drugs! Students will wear mismatched or 
    crazy socks. Stickers will be given to those who 
Thursday – Wear red day.

Friday –    Show your school spirit. Addison is drug free! Students
will wear spirit wear. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pumpkin Measurement

This week we started a measurement unit in math. We are estimating and measuring using centimeters and meters. The students practiced measuring and estimating using pumpkins. They  had a great time!

We are also learning a new stratgey. It is called Adding Up In Chunks. Next week we will work more with this strategy using it to solve subtraction word problems.

Habit 7 is Sharpen the Saw. This habit emphasize the importance of taking time to have fun with family and friends. What  better way to do this than at our fall festival? hope to see you there!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Synergy and Expanded Form

We finally got to meet our 5th grade buddies today! The students were so excited. Before they came we wrote down 3 questions we had for them (this helps us with our asking and answering questions standard). after gettig to know them, we headed outside for a pasta relay race. This activity reinforces the importance of synergy.

In math we are working on a new strategy for addition. it involves using expanded form. Since the students have previously learned expanded for, they are picking up on this strategy quickly.

Crash, Bang, Boom!What's that sound? Onometopeia!We are working on hooking our readers when we write stories. Also expanding our sentences to make them more detailed. We are well on our way of meeting our goal to become better writers.