Thursday, November 9, 2017

The weather is finally getting cooler! Along with the colorful leaves, and the time change, comes a collection of jackets left behind in the classroom. Please talk with your student about being responsible for their belongings, we don't want anyone to be caught without their coat on a cold morning!

Our Thanksgiving lunch will be on Wednesday, 11/15, at 11:10 in the cafeteria. Students will be eating in the classroom at the usual time on Tuesday and Thursday.

We have finished explorers in social studies. We have begun working on force and motion in science, and will be learning about simple machines, as well. We had wonderful experiences with simple machines in our last science lab. In math we finished multiplicative comparison, and began learning divisibility rules. Ask your child about the factor posters they are creating with partners. We will be learning more about prime and composite numbers, followed by multi-digit multiplication. In reading, we will be learning about text structure. In writing we have begun research on weather events for informational writing. We didn't have spelling this week, but we will next week.

Student leadership has organized a canned food collection drive called Thanks For Giving. Students are encouraged to bring in cans that will placed in a box next to each classroom. There is a competition to see which class can collect the most.

Our room moms would like to share the following information:
Hello Mrs. Stewart's and Mrs. Sattelmeier’s Class!
The Holiday Shoppe Committee is busy putting together a wonderful event for our children on December 9th.  In addition to the Holiday Shoppe, this year they are having a raffle for parents with some wonderful gift baskets and other goodies, a craft/vendor fair, entertainment, breakfast and some fun activities for the kids.
The Committee is asking for each grade level to put together two themed baskets for the raffle.  All the money made from this event will go towards doing many wonderful things for our children and our school.  This year our class theme is Movie Night!!  We are asking for donations of family friendly DVDs, candy, microwave popcorn, or cash donations towards movie theatre gift cards.  Please send all these items in by December 1st so that the other room moms and I can get the baskets completed by December 5th.  Please remember the baskets must not contain any perishables or alcohol of any kind.  I really appreciate your support and look forward to seeing all of you at this year's Addison Holiday Shoppe.   Please contact Jennifer (jenncowan@yahoo.com, 404-668-7875) or Nancy (house.hart@gmail.com, 770-712-0537) with any questions.
Thank you!

Jennifer Cowan and Nancy Hart

Friday, October 20, 2017

Whew! Although the days were short for students this week, we tried to get as much accomplished as we could. We are finished with the Native Americans unit, and just began learning about European Explorers. A new Quizlet link has been added to Love That Link, as well as exploration maps links. We have finished perimeter, and will begin 2 digit multiplication next week.

We enjoyed meeting with our families during conference week and bragging on our students. We are so grateful for the support you provide to make sure our students are as successful as possible. It really does take a village!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Amazingly, we have finished the first nine week grading period of this school year! This week we meet for conferences. Students will be released early each day this week. We have already made a good start to the second quarter. We are finishing up perimeter in math, and will test this week on Thursday. Next, we will be moving on to two digit multiplication. We finished taking notes and learning about Native Americans. We had a quiz last Friday on the first three tribes covered. On Wednesday, we will test on all of the tribes. Remember: Where they lived determined how they lived. Students can study their social studies journal, view the Native American power point on Love That Link, and look at the Kwakiutl, Hopi, and Inuit Thinglink on Mrs. Sattelmeier's blog. There will be no spelling words or test this week.
This will be Red Ribbon Week.
If you haven't signed up for parentvue yet, you will be able to when you come for conferences. There will be a table set up in the hall near the entrance.
Be sure to order items with your child's artwork from Square 1, if you haven't already. Ms. Stoddard will be sending a flyer home this week with information.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Three of our adorable
students modeling poetry reading. This was part of a lesson on identifying theme.
One of our students participated in the hair painting tent at the Addison Fall Carnival. Can you guess who it is?

Mrs. Sattelmeier had a wonderful time spraying hair color, painting nails, and assisting with tattoos at the carnival last Friday! It was great fun to see some of our students and their families enjoying the activities.

We have been working on subtracting with regrouping in math. We have also been working on rounding and estimating. A link for a Khan Academy video has been added to Love That Link for subtraction with regrouping, across zero.

We will have a test Friday, 9/22, on weather in science. Students will need to know weather instruments, weather fronts, how to read a weather map, freezing and boiling points (temperature) in Celsius and Fahrenheit, and how the water cycle works. To prepare, students can use their science textbook, science journals, the study guide we completed in class on 9/20, as well as the weather quizlet, water cycle quizlet, and weather fronts model links on Love That Link.

There will be a test on Theme in reading on Friday. Students can use classwork examples, sing the song, and use the study guide/practice pages we did in class today (9/20)to study.

If you have not signed up for Remind, but would like to, let Mrs. Sattelmeier know, and she will send an instruction page home with your child.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

We survived Irma!

Some of us were a little confused about what day it was today, it seemed like a Monday rather than a Wednesday! Thankfully, everyone was safe and mostly unaffected by the storm.
We have been working on multi-digit subtraction across zeros in math. In reading, we've been learning about theme. Ask your child to sing the song for you. There will be another reading test on Friday. It will be a grade level passage with vocabulary questions, sequencing, and comprehension questions.
Since we have such a short week, we decided to postpone the spelling test until the following Friday, 9/22. There is a link for Spelling City on Mrs. Sattelmeier's blog. Students can use the activities for additional practice.
Our water cycle test will be this Friday. Check out the water cycle Quizlet link for vocabulary practice in Love That Link. The test will include the steps in the process of the water cycle, vocabulary, types of precipitation, and at what temperature water boils/freezes.