Friday, September 18, 2015

Week of September 21 - 25, 2015

Here’s a peek at next week:
Spelling words: with, like, they, was, here, green, brown, trip, from, cry.

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Reading: Daily 5 implementation with emphasis on asking and answering questions about details in texts. What is the difference between thin and thick questions? Reading strategy (Chunky Monkey)

L.Arts: Sentence level context clues for meanings of words and phrases.

Writing Workshop: Personal Narratives. How can I revise my work? How do I get my work ready to be published?

Math: Numeration:Place Value(Patterns within 100) Making ten bundles, +1 and -1, what comes before and after a certain number?

Social Studies: What is a tall tale? Johnny Appleseed and Davy Crocket

1.Study spelling words! 
2.Language (-s endings)
3.Practice your "Lightning Words"
4. READ! :)

Thank  you for supporting our very first stem project! We are pleased to announce that the apple harvest in North Georgia should be a snap for Farmer Brown thanks to our engineers at RBES! :) 

It is time for the RBES Fall Book Fair!  

         Thank you for supporting our school and especially our classroom library! :)  I appreciate the very GENEROUS donations of books that were donated for us to read in our classroom.  Thank you!!

iMom Breakfast
Please join us for this school year’s first iMom breakfast, a special time for moms to connect with their children and spend one-on-one time discussing issues around character development and growth. iMom breakfasts are also a great way to get connected with the Rocky Branch community.
What:              iMom Breakfast
Who:               Moms and their kindergarten and first grade students
When:             Monday, September 28 from 7:20 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Where:            Rocky Branch Elementary School cafeteria
Topic:              Family Team

You may order breakfast from Chick-fil-A for you and/or your child. It will be ready and waiting when you arrive the morning of the event. Each Chick-fil-A breakfast will include your choice of a chicken biscuit or chicken minis, orange juice, and coffee for adults for $3.50. Children may also purchase breakfast from the Rocky Branch cafeteria. School breakfasts will be charged to the student’s school meal account.

7:15-7:20 a.m.      Parents check in at the front office
7:20-7:25 a.m.      Parents and children pick up their breakfast orders in the cafeteria
7:25-7:50 a.m.      iMom program and discussion
7:50-7:55 a.m.      Students dismissed to classes
7:50-8:00 a.m.      Summary with parents and door prizes; parents sign out at the front office

Changes in Transportation
Please use attached forms for changes in transportation. 

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 is the last date 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.
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.

Upcoming Events


iMom Breakfast- Sept.28th at 7:20

DA$H T-Shirt Contest Drawings Due-- September 25th

Hearing, Vision, and Dental Screening-- October 1st

DA$H Kickoff-- October 9th

End of 1st 9 weeks-- October 9th
Teacher Workday/Conferences-- October 12th **No School for Kids

Picture Makeup Day-- October 14th

Report Cards Go Home-- October 16th
Volunteer Training
Wednesday, November 4th at 9:00 am 

Have a great weekend!!

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