Thursday, November 12, 2015

Week of November 16 - 20, 2015

Week of November 16th-20th

Here’s a peek at next week:
Spelling words: cube, glue, rule, tune, huge, also, small, because, ask, little.

Phonics- long u (ule, ume, ue, ude, uke, ube)

Reading: Daily 5 implementation with emphasis on asking and answering questions about details in texts.(Compare/Contrast)We will be reading about The First Thanksgiving and applying reading comprehension strategies.(Looking at non fiction texts and identifying text features)

L.Arts: Fix it upSentence correction (capitalization, punctuation, does my sentence make sense, plural/possessive noun, personal pronouns) What are pronouns and how can I use them? What do I need to create a complete sentence? How do I identify an incomplete sentence?

Writing Workshop: Working on teaching booklets about things we are 'experts' at. We teach with our pictures by adding details, labels and words.

Math:What is time? How do we use it? Telling time to the nearest hour and half hour. 

Social Studies: What is Thanksgiving? Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?

1.Study spelling words! (Try out Spelling City) 
2.Practice your Sight Word List
3. Reading Passage 
4.  Math Fact Families
5.READ! :)

Check Spelling City out to practice your spelling words for the week. :)

We are going on a Field Trip!!!

When: December 4th from 8 to 11
Where: The Oconee County Civic Center
Who: All of first grade
What: To see the "Nutcracker" performance. 
Money: $ 7 per student
Please send the signed permission form and $7 by Wednesday, November 18th.

              It's Secret Santa Time!  
If you would like to help with this year's Secret Santa, please use this Secret Santa Survey Link to complete a short survey.  Mrs. Porter will contact you about how you would like to help.
You can help by:
  • Purchasing a specific gift or gifts from a child's wish list (anywhere from $10 - $200).
  • Making a financial contribution to Secret Santa.
  • Volunteering your time to organize the Secret Santa boxes and items.
  • Volunteering your time to shop with donated money.
  • Volunteering your time to write follow-up thank you notes.

                                  The Growing Mound of Lost and Found
As we've had cooler and wetter weather, we've started seeing the Lost and Found Mound growing again.  Please ask your child to look through Lost and Found for any lost items.  If you are planning to join us for Thanksgiving Lunch, please take the time to look through Lost and Found while you are here. It will be organized to help you look so you don't have to search The Mound!

Also, please help by putting your child's name in all jackets, sweatshirts, or sweaters that he/she wears to school. (lunchboxes and water bottles, too)  We really do look for names and will return them to your child IF the item has a name in it.  Any items still in Lost and Found on Thursday, November 26 will be washed and donated.  Items in good condition are sold at a consignment store and the proceeds go to RBES Secret Santa or counseling needs that arise throughout the school year.

Speak Up Survey

Rocky Branch Elementary School would love to have ALL parents and students complete this survey about our school. 

Thank you for taking the time to participate! :) 

At Rocky Branch our focus is on finding solutions to our problems. We have been learning some techniques ( Ignore it, talk it over respectfully with the person, try to agree on a win-win solution or get help from the teacher) We are working to be problem solvers by using the wheel of choice that we created as a class and to share our thoughts with each other during class meetings. We have created bonds by sharing strategies that have worked in the past. :)


                     CAN-A-THON at RBES 

Thank  you for contributing to our can-a-thon. Every can makes a difference for a family in need!! :) I will update once we get a final count of how many cans we collected as a school! 

Please have your child participate in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program by reading and recording 6 hours of reading.  Once they have completed and documented their reading, please have them return the completed form to me.  The deadline to submit your reading log is Friday, February 19.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  You can print out the forms below by clicking on the link.

Parent Letter (Print Out)

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

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
11/23 - 11/27 Thanksgiving Break-- No School!! :)

12/4 - Field Trip 8:00-11:00

12/18 - End of 2nd 9 Weeks
Have a great weekend!!

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