Susan Hallmark, Principal
In case you didn’t hear the news, the Georgia Milestone data is in and our CCRPI score has been tabulated and….. Addison’s CCRPI score has gone from 88 to 93.3! We are so excited and proud of our staff and our students for a job well done. This means that we grew in the areas of achievement, progress and that we have narrowed the achievement gap at Addison, among many other things. A huge thank you to all of our parents as well, because we know that your support both here at school and at home is of the utmost importance and allows our students to be successful. We continue to strive for excellence and we look forward to sharing more information about the CCRPI score in the near future. In the meantime, a celebration is in order!
Susan Hallmark, Principal
Nov. 13th - Parent Information MEETING- Dr. Patti Agatston will be here at 8:30 in the morning and 5:30 in the afternoon to discuss Parenting in the digital age. She visited Addison last year and her session was extremely informative for any parent who has a school age child. I am hoping to get many of our parents (and teachers) who fit this description. I can tell you that I wish I had known more when my children got their cell phones. There is so much out there that our kids are exposed to.
Congratulations to Clara Louise for being voted as our class repreaentative for Leader of the Month.
As a mom of 2 (and a teacher to 45 kids!) I LOVE this video that I saw over the weekend. I just had to share.
I will apologize in advance for waiting so long to get all of the pictures uploaded. My phone has decided that it loves to take the pictures, but getting them downloaded has been more of a challenge. After many failed attempts, Mr. Tansill figured out another way to backup my pictures and I could finally get the blog updated. I hope that you enjoy the pictures from the past month and hopefully I will be better about getting future ones up!
I hope that everyone had an amazing Fall Break! No kid is ready to return back to school after a week off, so for the Monday following the break the fourth graders completed a STEM challenge. Students had to use materials given and create a catapult that would launch a small pom-pom at least 2 feet forward. Together they worked through the engineering process to create something amazing. I was surprised at just how different all of the catapults turned out. Some were successful and some were not, but everyone had a blast and can't wait for the next STEM challenge! (I only wish that I had gotten a picture of each team with their catapult. Next time I'll be sure to!)
At the beginning of September (after we finished learning about the Water Cycle) we headed to the Learning Commons to learn how to create a Powtoon with Mrs. Nelson. (Ask your kid what it is or just Google it, like I had to.) We worked with a partner and created a presentation to share with our classmates. We only have begun to learn the functions of Powtoons, but it seems really cool!