Monday, January 11, 2016

Week of January 11-15, 2016

Week of January 11th-15th

Here’s a peek at next week:

Spelling words: new, few, knew, suit, fruit, due, true, now, saw, read

Phonics- ew, ue, ui

Reading: Daily 5 will be a review of the expectations for groups and how to rotate to groups. Students will identify the main topic and supporting details.

L.Arts: How to can I fix the sentence? (capital letters, punctuation and spelling) Focus on verbs this week. What are some different verb tenses?

Writing Workshop: We will begin our focus on Opinion writing. What ideas are important to include when writing your opinion?  How can I organize my thoughts to share my opinion?

Math:Students will review fractions. What are fractions? Why are they important? How can I show a fraction of a whole? How do you compare fractions?

Science: What is sound? How are vibration, volume and pitch related to one another? We are going to make noise makers as part of STEM this week! We will need small recyclables for this project.

1. Practice your Sight Word List
2.Reading Passage
3.Math (Telling time)
4. Review your spelling words nightly
5.READ! :)
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Students will be given the task this week of creating a noise maker using recyclable materials from around the house. We need EMPTY( cans, paper towel and bath tissue rolls, cereal boxes, small foil pie pans, plastic tubs, plastic water bottles, paper bags, paper cups, paper plates, balloons, plastic spoons, news paper, cellophane, waxed paper, rice and beans) Students will have the opportunity to select from these items to create and design their own noisemaker in partners. We would love to have items by Tuesday, January 12th. Thank you in advance for your support! :)

On Friday, January 15th we will celebrate the 100th day of school. Students will have the opportunity to dress like they are 100 years old. We will enjoy a day of fun with 100 day activities as well as a special snack to help us celebrate.

Oconee Food for Kids
Oconee Food for Kids was created to help bridge the food gap for some of Oconee’s kids. Sacks of kid-friendly food are given each week to children in need.  January 11 - January 29, Rocky Branch will be collecting individual containers of fruit with pull tops (peaches, apple sauce, fruit cocktail, pears, etc.).  This is a great way to include your child in putting the Rockets’ Way into action.  Include them when you purchase the items.  Or maybe, let them earn some money toward purchasing some of the items. Discuss how this helps other students in Oconee County Schools.  This is Contribution, Effort and Teamwork all tied together!

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. :)



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. 

Upcoming Events

1/15- 100th Day of School

1/18- Student Holiday (MLK Holiday)

1/29 iMom Breakfast

2/15 Winter Break/Makeup day if necessary

Have a great weekend!!

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