We look forward to seeing Addison students, parents and friends join us at our 2013 Gator Gala and Butterfly Walk. Come see the amazing things out students are doing. IT IS FREE! Bring a picnic dinner for the family and learn more about The Leader In Me and The 7 Habits we have been working with.
5:15-6:00 Bring a picnic dinner
6:00-6:30 In the Gym: The Leader In Me, Student Leadership Team shares The 7 Habits, Kindergarten Performs
6:30-8:00 4th Graders Playing Recorders (6:45 Leith and Stewart, 7:10 Simonson and Williams, 7:35 Robertson)
Scavenger Hunt throughout the school!
Vote for your favorite hallway names
View student artwork
Visit the Science Lab
View class data notebooks and mission statements
Tour the Addison Gardens
Visit After School Enrichment Activities
We look forward to enjoying this evening with everyone from the Addison community.
Congratulations to Pam and her husband. It is an honor to announce Pam was selected as Addison Elementary Schools Classified Employee of the Year. She does a tremendous job and truly makes a difference in the lives of our students. Cheers to you Pam!!!!
It was a great day at Addison on Friday, March 1st as Dr. Creighton set up some amazing activities for the students to participate in for Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration. Our FBI volunteered for much of the day to help the students with the stations in the media center. Sprayberry High School students visited and read in the classrooms.
Check out some of the photos from this fun filled day. Thanks to all who helped make it a success!
What is SPLOST? SPLOST stands for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is a one-cent tax on all consumer goods that must be approved by voters in a referendum. Ed-SPLOST receipts can be used only for school-related capital improvements. The current Ed-SPLOST III in Cobb County expires Dec. 31, 2013.
When is the Ed-SPLOST 4 referendum? A referendum will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2013 to extend the tax another five years.
Mrs. Crowder has officially retired. We thank her for the time and expertise she has given Addison Elementary for the past 3 1/2 years.
We welcome Mrs. Hallmark to Addison. We look forward to a smooth transition and a lot of opportunities for the parents and students to get to know her. Please take advantage of our meet and greet nights. Mrs. Hallmark will be a great addition to Addison! Come say hello.
Tired of the nightly homework horror? Have you reached the point where you would rather walk under a ladder carrying a black cat instead of dealing with your child's homework?
Learn how to turn this nightly battle into something much more manageable. We can help you with the following:
Dealing with Getting Started on Homework
Have a routine in place. Start homework at the same time each night and have your child sit in the same location.
Help get your child started. Read the directions to them or help model the first few problems to make sure they are off to a nice start.
Set an end time. No matter what, when that time arrives, they are either finished or they get a break and then refocus.
The Effective Use of Breaks
Before you begin your homework, decide on a specific break time. For example, work hard for 15 minutes, then take a 5 minute break to grab a snack or run around outside.
Be sure to have a clock or a timer nearby.
Research shows that breaking up longer assignments allows for students to stay motivated and fresh to apply the knowledge they have learned.
If you have ever heard that organization is the key to success, you are on the right track. If a student is unorganized and doesn’t have a plan in place, then how can we expect them to focus on the content of academics?
Make sure students come home prepared with the correct materials and homework. You might use an agenda book or a take home folder where the student writes down their assignments before they leave school.
Once the homework is done, make sure they get it back into their backpack so they are ready for school in the morning. There is nothing worse than completing your homework but having nothing to show for it because it is at home.
Deciding How Much Homework is Appropriate
On average, they say to have 10 minutes of homework is equivalent to the grade they are in. Example, 1st grade: 10 minutes, 2nd grade: 20 minutes, 3rd grade: 30 minutes, etc. this should include some reading time too.
For students with special needs that have Individual Education Plans, you may choose to add modification of homework to the plan to make homework time easier for the student at home. If you are spending hours and hours of homework time and not getting far, be sure to contact the teacher to come up with an appropriate plan for homework.
For students with special needs, it is important to figure out what works best for your child. That is the key. Not the class, but the individual child. It is ok for their homework to look a little different.
Again, if you are spending hours on homework, it might be time to revisit the IEP and create some new strategies.