Saturday, April 22, 2017

Week of April 24 - 28, 2017

April 24th-28th
Here’s a peek at next week!

Phonics Family Words: None
Phonics: review


Reading: We will be reviewing skills already covered this year through Daily 5 groups and other activities. 

L.Arts:  We will review skills already covered this year. 

Writing Workshop: Students will review and write about their opinion of the best field trip. What are my reasons to support my opinion? What should I include in my writing?

Math: Math Review Games and Projects

Social Studies: Students will begin to learn about who are consumers and what it means to have scarcity. Review producers and consumers and how both sets of people are important to each other. How do consumers choices effect producers? 
Positive Discipline: How do I solve problems with my friend? What do I like about myself?



          Reading Passage and Read Nightly



Parent  Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Oconee County Schools is conducting a parent survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. The web survey will be available until May 12, 2017.

In order to complete the survey, please go to:  http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/19726/2963/1

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.


“Wheel Rise Above Cancer, Working Together”
Relay for Life
Please join us on Friday, April 28th from 6:00pm-12:00am at Oconee County High School as we work together to help end cancer. There will be booths and live music for all ages!

Our field trip to Bear Hollow Zoo is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd from 9:15-1:00. If your child does not have a permission form turned in, they will be unable to attend. We are asking that lunches be sent in a disposable bag with items that can be tossed or recycled after lunch. If you would like to purchase a sack lunch from school, please email me by 4/19. Thank you for your help!


We have snack every day. Please encourage your student to pack a snack each day. Lunch time can be a long time to wait to eat.



Upcoming Events
iMom – April 24th
Sonic Night – April 27th
Relay for Life at OCHS – April 28th (6:00pm-12:00am)
Bear Hollow Field Trip – May 3rd
Step-Up Day – May 10th
K-2 Field Day – May 11th
Last Day of School – May 19th

Have a great weekend!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Week of April 17 - 21, 2017

April 17th - 21st



Here’s a peek at next week!

Phonics Family Words: helpless, useless, careless, playful, restful, hopeful, fastest, newest, smartest, sillier
Phonics: review

Reading: Daily 5 with emphasis on beginning, middle, and ending, finding evidence in text to support answer and retelling the story. What was the author's purpose? This week we will be reviewing skills we have already learned (comprehension strategies, parts of information text, things to learn from pictures, questioning strategies).We will also review suffixes, story elements, cause and effect, problem and solution. 

L.Arts:  We will review skills already covered this year. 

Writing Workshop: Students will review and begin a new small moment piece of writing. What do I feel comfortable sharing with others? What is the difference between a watermelon and seed story? Why do I want to tell seed stories? How can I hook my reader?

Math: Students will begin a week long project related to goods and services. They will have the opportunity to create a project to sell, name their business, create ads, and even a business card. On the final day we will try to convince our audience to "buy" our product.


Social Studies: Students will begin to learn about goods and services that people provide for each other as well as what producers and consumers do. Who are producers and consumers? How does each person play a role in the lives of the other? What goods do we buy? What are some services we use? 
Positive Discipline: We will continue to model ways to solve our problems independently and review the difference between tattling and telling.



1. Practice Sight Words 
2. Reading Passage – Earth Day
3. Read 


“Wheel Rise Above Cancer, Working Together”
Rocket Relay
Our school will have our very own Relay event much like Relay for Life. On Friday, April 21st, all first graders are asked to wear PINK. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing everyone in PINK on Friday! 



Our field trip to Bear Hollow Zoo is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd from 9:15-1:00. If your child does not have a permission form turned in, they will be unable to attend. We are asking that lunches be sent in a disposable bag with items that can be tossed or recycled after lunch. If you would like to purchase a sack lunch from school, please email me by 4/14. Thank you for your help!


We have snack every day. Please encourage your student to pack a snack each day. Lunch time can be a long time to wait to eat.




Upcoming Events
Rocket Relay (students and faculty) – 1:00-2:15pm
iMom – April 24th
Sonic Night – April 27th
Relay for Life at OCHS – April 28th (6:00pm-12:00am)
Bear Hollow Field Trip – May 3rd
K-2 Field Day – May 11th
Last Day of School (parties start at 1:30) – May 19th


Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

April 10 - 14, 2017

Week of April 10th-14th
Here’s a peek at next week!

Phonics Family Words: eight, seven, four, nine, one, twenty, forty, thirty, fifty, number
Phonics: review

Reading: Daily 5 with emphasis on beginning, middle, and ending, finding evidence in text to 
support answer and retelling the story. What was the author's purpose? This week we will be 
reviewing skills we have already learned (comprehension strategies, parts of information text,
 things to learn from pictures, questioning strategies).We will talk about figurative language 
(idioms, similes, metaphors, and personification), as well as poetry.

L.Arts:  We will review skills already covered this year. 

Writing Workshop: Students will review and continue writing narratives, opinion pieces, and 
informational pieces.

Math: Students will continue going over MAP review skills. We will review addition, subtraction,
 even, odd, polygons, number lines, story problems, time, graphing, base ten, etc. 

Science: Students will continue to learn about seeds and flowers. They will have the 
opportunity to observe what happens when plants are not given light, soil or water vs. others 
that are cared for. Students will be able to label the parts of the plant and observe the inside of 
seed. We will think about what plants need to grow and live.

Positive Discipline: How can we find solutions to problems with our friends independently? 
How should I respond when I feel that something isn’t fair?
            Homework 
1. Practice Sight Words 
2. Reading Passage – Easter Bunny
3. Math – Review
4. Read 


Rocky Branch Elementary School will be out of school from April 3rd-April 7th. Have a safe and enjoyable week!



Our field trip to Bear Hollow Zoo is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd from 9:15-1:00. The cost 

of this field trip is $8.00. All permission forms and money (cash or check) are due by Friday, 

March 31st. The kids will love seeing all of the different habitats they have been learning about!


We have snack every day. Please encourage your student to pack a snack each day. Lunch time can be a long time to wait to eat.


MAP Reading
Our class will be taking the last MAP Reading test for this school year on Tuesday, April 11th from 8:00-10:00. To help your child prepare for this test, please be sure your child gets a good night’s rest and has a good breakfast the morning of the test. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00, so be sure to have your child here on time. I can’t wait to see all of the progress made!


Upcoming Events
Spring Break – April 3rd-7th
MAP Reading – April 11th (8:00-10:00am)
MAP Math – April 14th (8:00-10:00am)
iMom – April 24th
Sonic Night – April 27th
Relay for Life at OCHS – April 28th (6:00pm-12:00am)
Bear Hollow Field Trip – May 3rd
K-2 Field Day – May 11th
Last Day of School (parties start at 1:30) – May 19th


Have a great weekend!