Friday, April 13, 2018

Week of April 16 - 20, 2018


Here’s a peek for next week!

Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: How can I find a solution to my problem? What is the difference between tattling and telling?
Phonics Family Words: helpless, useless, careless, playful, restful, hopeful, fastest, newest, smartest, sillier
Phonics: review
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - story elements, problem/solution, compare/contrast
Mentor Sentence: “”The garden was especially curious about old, forgotten things.” -The Curious Garden
L.Arts: grammar and parts of sentences within mentor texts
Writing Workshop: Review small moments
STEM: Growing plants and constructing watering systems to water plants
Math: Geometry and fraction review


Homework

  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Finding the Evidence: Earth Day
  3. READ! - Headsprouts practice/”Book in a Bag”
*Students should read their “Book in a Bag” the night it gets sent home, and then bring it back to school the next day for reading groups.

Relay for Life Ribbon Decoration
In order to communicate the significance of Relay for Life and the effects cancer has on everyone, we would like to offer students the opportunity to decorate a ribbon in memory/honor of a loved one who battled/is battling cancer. If your child would like to continue to support cancer research, they may decorate the paper ribbon sent home in daily folders and return it to school along with a $1.00 donation to support our school-wide efforts to help find a cure. The deadline for this is Friday, April 20th.

Relay for Life
Oconee County Relay for Life will be held from 6:00PM-12:00AM on Friday, April 20th at Oconee County High School. Please consider coming out to support this worthy cause! There will be booths with games, food, and more. First Grade teachers will walk the track from 7:00-7:45. If your children are there, they may join us. Thank you for helping support finding a cure for cancer!

Summer Reading
Reading over the summer helps prepare your child for next school year and helps prevent the dreaded “summer slide”! Scholastic has some really great deals on books to help you stock up for your kiddos’ summer reading.
Two ways to order:
1. Go online to: scholastic.com/newparent
Look up my name: Claire Ashley
Or enter our Class Code: LV22J
Follow the instructions to place your order online by: April 30th.
2. Check off the books you want to order for your child via the flyer in your child’s daily folder and return it to me with a check payable to Scholastic Book Clubs by April 30th.

This is a great link for book title ideas - https://imaginationsoup.net/2nd-grade-summer-reading-list/

Field Day T-Shirt
We are excited to be selling t-shirts for our 2018 Field Day! All proceeds will go towards funding field day and new P.E. equipment.
Please fill out the form (via the link below) completely and return it along with payment to the school. If you have more than one child please fill out separate forms. Please make checks payable to RBES!
DEADLINE TO RETURN is April 27, 2018.

Shoe Tying
If your child hasn’t mastered this skill yet, please practice at home.

Snack Reminders
We have a ten minute snack break every morning after our Daily 5 reading block. Please send in a small, healthy (low in sugar) snack with your child every day.

Upcoming Events
Zaxby’s Night - April 16th
MAP Reading - April 19 at 8:00
Oconee County Relay for Life at OCHS - April 20th from 6:00PM - 12:00AM
Willy Wonka Field Trip - April 30th
Quarterly Coffee with Administration - May 1st at 8:00AM
Bear Hollow Field Trip - May 3rd
MAP Math - May 7th at 8:00
K-2 Field Day - May 10th

Last Day of School - May 18th

Monday, April 9, 2018

Week of April 9 - 13, 2018



Here’s a peek for the week of April 9 - 13, 2018!


I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable week!


Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: How can I find a solution to my problem?
What is fairness?
Phonics Family Words: eight, seven, four, nine, one, twenty, forty, thirty, fifty, number
Phonics: number word focus
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - poetry unit - focus on idioms, similes, metaphors
Mentor Sentence: “It is the tallest flower they have ever seen.” -The Tiny Seed
L.Arts: grammar and parts of sentences within mentor texts (commas)
Writing Workshop: Spring Break small moment story
Science: What are the parts of a plant? What do plants need to survive?
Math: Review and MAP Skills focus


Homework


  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Finding the Evidence: The Little Seed
  3. READ! - Headsprouts practice/”Book in a Bag”
*Students should read their “Book in a Bag” the night it gets sent home, and then bring
it back to school the next day for reading groups.


Shoe Tying
If your child hasn’t mastered this skill yet, please practice at home.


Snack Reminders
We have a ten minute snack break every morning after our Daily 5 reading block. Please send in
a small, healthy (low in sugar) snack with your child every day.


Upcoming Events
Zaxby’s Night - April 16th
Oconee County Relay for Life - April 20th from 6:00PM - 12:00AM
Quarterly Coffee with Administration - May 1st at 8:00AM
MAP Reading - April 19th at 8:00
Bear Hollow Field Trip - May 3rd
MAP Math - May 7th at 8:00
K-2 Field Day - May 10th

Last Day of School - May 18th

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Week of March 26 - 30, 2018

Here’s a peek at next week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: How can I find a solution to my problem? What are expected behaviors in the classroom?
Phonics Family Words: review
Phonics: review
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - poetry unit
Mentor Sentence: “Hoppi spotted Flora Bunny planting spring wildflowers in her eggs.” -The Easter Egg
L.Arts: grammar and parts of sentences within mentor texts
Writing Workshop: Animal Research Teaching Book
Science: What are the parts of a plant? What do plants need to survive?
Math: What is perimeter? What is area?


Homework

  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Finding the Evidence: A New Easter Bunny
  3. Practice addition and subtraction fact fluency
READ! - Headsprouts practice


Shoe Tying
If your child hasn’t mastered this skill yet, please practice at home.

Snack Reminders
We have a ten minute snack break every morning after our Daily 5 reading block. Please send in a small, healthy (low in sugar) snack with your child every day.

Upcoming Events
Spring Break - April 2nd-6th
Zaxby’s Night - April 16th
Oconee County Relay for Life - April 20th from 6:00PM - 12:00AM
Quarterly Coffee with Administration - May 1st at 8:00AM
MAP Reading - April 19
Bear Hollow Field Trip - May 3rd
MAP Math - May 7th at 8:00
K-2 Field Day - May 10th

Last Day of School - May 18th

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Week of March 19 - 23, 2018

Here’s a peek at this week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: How can I find a solution to my problem?
What are expected behaviors in the classroom?
Phonics Family Words: fable, cuddle, little, puzzle, able, title., cradle, middle, shuttle, battle
Phonics: “le” patterns
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - compare and contrast stories; comprehension strategies;
point of view practice
Mentor Sentence: “The judges picked Babushka’s eggs as the most beautiful.”
-Rechenka’s Eggs
L.Arts: MAP skills practice; parts of a sentence
Writing Workshop: Informational writing with research; Spring creative writing
Social Studies: What is a producer/consumer? How do I know the difference between what I
need and what I want?
Math: What is money? Identifying money names and value


Homework

Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
Finding the Evidence: The Lost Chick
Place Value - Value of Digits
READ! - Headsprouts practice/”Book in a Bag”



Shoe Tying
If your child hasn’t mastered this skill yet, please practice at home.


Snack Reminders
We have a ten minute snack break every morning after our Daily 5 reading block. Please send
in a small, healthy (low in sugar) snack with your child every day.


Spring Pictures
First grade will take spring pictures on the morning of Monday, March 19th.
Upcoming Events
Spring Pictures - March 19th
Spring Break - April 2nd-6th
Zaxby’s Night - April 16th
Oconee County Relay for Life - April 20th from 6:00PM - 12:00AM
Quarterly Coffee with Administration - May 1st at 8:00AM
MAP Reading - April 19th at 8:00 AM
Bear Hollow Field Trip - May 3rd
MAP Math - May 7th at 8:00 AM
K-2 Field Day - May 10th

Last Day of School - May 18th

Friday, March 9, 2018

Week of March 12 - 16, 2018

Here’s a peek at this week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Community building; How can I find a solution to my problem?
Phonics Family Words: rainbow, cupcake, butterfly, ladybug, friendship, sailboat, starfish, cowboy, sunflower, goldfish
Phonics: compound words
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - compare and contrast stories; comprehension strategies
Mentor Sentence: NO MENTOR SENTENCE THIS WEEK
L.Arts: synonyms/antonyms, MAP skills practice
Writing Workshop: Informational writing with research
Social Studies: What are goods and services? What is scarcity?
Math: Two digit addition and subtraction with regrouping


Homework

  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Animal Research
  3. Practice addition and subtraction facts
READ! - Headsprouts practice/”Book in a Bag”
*Students should read their “Book in a Bag” the night it gets sent home, and then bring it back to school the next day for reading groups.

Book Fair/Grandparent Lunches
Our spring Scholastic Book Fair and grandparent lunches will take place March 8th, 9th, and 13th-16th between the hours of 8:00 AM and 2:30 PM. Grandparents, parents, or special friends may come eat lunch with their student and visit the book fair as soon. Our class’s lunch time is 11:05-11:35. Please have your child back to their activity class by 11:45. If an adult is unable to attend lunch, you may send money in with your child (cash or check payable to RBES PTO - 7% sales tax included) for your child to shop on their own (with volunteer help). Additionally, our class will have a special “shopping time” on Wednesday, March 14th from 9:00 AM until 9:30 AM. You may meet us in the library during that time to shop with your child or send in cash/check for your child to shop with a volunteer. The book fair will also be open on Tuesday, March 13th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM for the Ice Cream Social and STEAM Night.
**Please remember that first grade will be at a field trip all day on March 15th, so we will not be able to go to the book fair or have grandparents for lunch that day.
Field Trip
First Grade will attend the Seussical performance in Athens on Thursday, March 15th. Please have your child to school on time if they are attending. If you noted that your child will  bring a lunch from home, please send that in with them as well.

STEAM Night
Calling All STEAMists! Tuesday, March 13 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, Rocky Branch will be hosting  our STEAM Night, Book Fair, and Ice Cream Social. For this event, we would like to get members of our community and/or our parents to share his/her Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematical expertise with our students. It is our goal to have you set up a station with a short activity that students and parents can rotate to throughout the night. This may be an activity from your profession or a STEAM activity that interests you. You may bring in STEAM materials from your profession to have students use, plan a short STEAM activity for students to complete, or show a short 5 minute STEAM demonstration for students.
If you are willing to participate in our STEAM night, please complete the form below. Feel free to email Angela Harris, aharris@oconeeschools.org, with any questions.
We look forward to having you volunteer and support STEAM education!
Form:

Mrs. Hancock's 4th grade homeroom will be selling
Relay for Life "Banding Together for a Cure" bracelets beginning March 13th.  Students will be selling bracelets next to the school store each morning from 7:15-7:30.  
Bracelets will sell for $1 each.  There will be yellow, pink, blue, purple, red, and aqua bracelets as supplies last.  We have a limited number of 200 bracelets, so plan to get yours soon!
Shoe Tying
If your child hasn’t mastered this skill yet, please practice at home.

Snack Reminders
We have a ten minute snack break every morning after our Daily 5 reading block. Please send in a small, healthy (low in sugar) snack with your child every day.
Upcoming Events
Teacher Workday - March 12th
STEM Night and Ice Cream Social - March 13th at 6:00PM
Spring Book Fair and Grandparent Lunches - March 8th-16th
Field Trip (Seussical) - March 15th
Report Cards Go Home - March 16th
Spring Pictures - March 19th

Spring Break - April 2nd-6th