Friday, August 14, 2015

Week of August 17-21, 2015

What a great first FULL week! 

We are working hard and learning so much in first grade! 

Here’s a peek at next week:

Spelling words: let, get, pet, met, ten, then, went, bed, red, yes
Challenge words:  These words are not presented to the kids to be memorized; they follow the same spelling pattern using more advanced phonetic skills like blends and digraphs
Phonics- short e 
Reading: Establishing Daily 5 Routines- Read to Someone
L.Arts: Common Nouns
Writing Workshop: Personal Narratives-"Small Moments"
Math: Numeration- Counting and Comparing Numbers 
**Please practice counting and writing numbers to 120 at home.**
Science: Weather

1.Study spelling words! 
2. Complete Math About Me activity sheet.
3. Practice this week's Lightning Words.

Reading: Monday, August 17th 

Spelling Test
The children did a wonderful job working on their spelling words this week! All graded tests came home in your child's Friday folder.  They will have ten spelling words that they receive each week.  In addition, they will have 2 "mystery words" that they apply the same spelling pattern to words, 2 "challenge words" where they will try to use advanced phonics skills to continue practicing listening for ALL sounds in words, and a sentence dictation.  I give them one sentence to write.  They get credit ONLY if they use correct capitalization, punctuation, spacing, and spelling of spelling words.

Scholastic News Donation
If you are able, please send in a $7 donation for your child's Scholastic News subscription.Thank you! 

Volunteer Training
Georgia law regarding volunteers in non-profit organizations establishes that all volunteers are now mandated reporters.  In order for all volunteers to understand the law and know the reporting protocols,  volunteer training regarding the new mandated reporter law will be provided. Below are the dates for the RBES volunteer training. If you plan to volunteer or visit in a classroom  (this includes attending class parties, field day, working with students, etc.) you should attend one of the dates below.
Thursday, August 27th - 6:00 pm
Thursday, September 3rd - 9:00 am
Wednesday, November 4th at 9:00 am 

We will need ALL volunteers to attend one of the training options in order for everyone to be able to continue to serve as a volunteer. Please know we appreciate you, your time, and commitment to RBES.

Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar} to school with your child every day.
-Due to having 5 minutes for snack time, please send in only one snack.
-Please only send a small water bottle for your child to have with his/her snack.

Shoe Tying Practice
If your child hasn't learned how to tie their shoes yet, 
please practice this skill with him/her at home. 

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Training Options {choose 1}: 
Thursday, August 27th - 6:00 pm
Thursday, September 3rd - 9:00 am
Wednesday, November 4th at 9:00 am 

4th/5th Curriculum Night- Aug. 18

2nd/3rd Curriculum Night- Aug. 20

***K/1st Curriculum Night- Aug. 25 @ 6:00 pm** 

K/1st Picture Day- Aug.26

PTO- Sept. 8- 6:30 pm

Book Fair- Sept. 14-18

STEAM Family Night- Sept. 15

Have a great weekend!!

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