Thursday, May 10, 2018

Schedule Change

Musical Performance time changes!! Dr.Champion wants our classes at the gazebo by 6:30. The transitions will be prompt. She will stay after Mrs. Tansill's class if you wish to try out the instruments.


Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Gator Gala

It's here- the Gator Gala!!
Thursday, May 10th from 5pm-8pm

If you pre-ordered Chick-fil-a, pick up begins at 5pm in the teacher's lounge.

Our school program begins at 6pm in the gym. All students are to wear their Leadership t-shirt!! Please arrive 10 minutes prior so your child can get prepared.

Gerber's class will perform at the gazebo at 6:40
Tansill's class will perform at the gazebo at 7:00

Students participating in the wax museum are to bring their attire with them. There will be time to change.
Presenters: Sebastian, Kophil, Matthew
                   Alyssa, Simone, Audrey

There will be many fun activities around the school grounds!!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Animal Essay

   The students have been very engaged with their animal research project. They are excited to share the information they have discovered.
   This week they will develop their essay using a rubric as a guide. The standards cover science and writing. They will also include an illustration of either a food web, the habitat, or animal's physical character traits. These projects will be on display at the Gator Gala.
   Plans are to have a test on Friday over ecosystems. The following Wednesday, May 9th, will be a test on animal adaptations. This will wrap up our unit. There will be reading tests as we read passages related to these topics. Please check your child's agenda.

Dates to remember:

  • Gator Gala- Thursday, May 10        Fourth grade will preform
  • Field Day- Monday, May 14th        Rain make up May 17th
  • Awards Day- Wednesday, May 23rd

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Ecosystem Energy

We are almost done with the Milestone testing. Monday and Tuesday are math sections.

There is still more learning to be done. I will be teaching science standards within our reading block. Students have begun leveled books on ecosystem energy. This includes vocabulary such as : producers, consumers, decomposers, scavengers,herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, food chain, and food web.
Students will be writing to explains the flow of energy and how plants and animals interact. Because students are reading different leveled books, their assessments at times will be different.

On Friday, we will discuss expectations for the next informational essay. Students will have an allotted amount of time to research before developing their essay.

Sunday, April 8, 2018


Hopefully everyone has had a wonderful break!
Milestones are scheduled on Tuesday,Wednesday, and Thursday for ELA. The following Monday and Tuesday for math.

Our tentative schedule is to practice a constructed response on Monday for text evidence to support the character's feeling. We will revisit dictionary skills and vocabulary.
We will not have ELA morning work, only math. We will not have specials on Weds. or Friday. 
Friday, we will read and discuss a health passage. Students will have a follow up comprehension assessment.

For math, we will be learning about rays, segments, and line segments. Students will have anchor charts as resources. I will be assisting Mrs. Tansill in covering these standards before the math Milestones.

The following week, students will be reading leveled science books about animal adaptations and environments. Students will be moving at different paces depending on their groups and text levels.
This background will assist in students' upcoming animal research project. From start to finish, this will last a good 3 weeks!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Preparing for the Milestone

We have been practicing written responses. Students are rewriting either the introduction or conclusion to a passage by changing the point of view.

Students should always be applying close reading strategies using think marks to identify supporting evidence. This is a strategy for ALL subject areas.

Our filed trip to the Youth Museum is this Thursday, March 30th. Please have your child wear their Addison shirt.

If you have questions or concerns, please email rather than notes or phone calls. Thank you!

Testing Days for the Milestone:
3rd Grade- April 10, 11, 12, 16, 17
4th Grade-  ELA :April 10, 11, 12,     and Math: 16, 17
5th Grade- April 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17

Make-ups will take place on April 13, 18, 19 and in the afternoon of regular testing days.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Gator Gallop

From Addison's Foundation-

AESF Gator Gallop:
Join us for the 4th Annual Gator Gallop 5K & Fun Runs on Saturday March 24, 2018. Race Schedule: 8am - 5K, 9am -Bubble Tot Trot, 9:15 – K-2nd Bubble Fun Run, 9:30 - 3-5th Bubble Fun Run *Awards to follow. Races are open to all students, friends, family and community members. Visit for more information and registration.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please consider signing up to help us make this event a success!