Thursday, January 21, 2016

Week of January 25 - 29, 2016

For the Week of January 25th - 29th

Here’s a peek at next week:

Spelling words: smart, star, hard, park, sharp, reread, undo, pretest, misplace, dislike

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Reading: Daily 5 will be a review of the expectations for groups and how to rotate to groups. Students will continue to identify the main topic and supporting details as well as ask and answer questions. Students will also identify the meaning of words from phrases. Students will read like texts and compare them. ( alike/different) We will also review cause and effect this week.  There will be a penguin theme in reading texts. 

L.Arts: Fix it up : capital letters, punctuation, and spelling. Students will continue to learn about adjectives. What are shades or meaning? 

Writing Workshop: We will continue 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?How do I provide reasoning for my opinion? Students will revisit editing this week. 

Math:Students will revisit addition this week and move to two digit addition. We will review base 10 strategies, as well as, adding on a hundreds chart and using an open number line to solve each equation. Students will review how to analyze data.

Science: This week our focus will be on light and shadows. How does light work to form shadows? Can there be a shadow without light?

1. Practice your Sight Word List
2.Reading Passage (Emperor Penguin)
3.Math (2 digit addition)
4. Review your spelling words nightly
5.READ! :)

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

Fantastic Savings Books are HERE!  
We are getting ready to kick off our school fundraiser for STEM. This Friday students will get pumped up about selling coupon books. This event will go from January 22nd to February 12th. We need everyone to help us sell as many coupon books as possible. The proceeds will be used to purchase more STEM materials for student use. Please see your student's Friday folder for more details! :) 

Rocky Branch Elementary School holds a Father/Daughter Dance each year. The money from the entry fee for each couple is sent to Relay for Life. The cost is $35 per couple and the event will be held on Friday, February 5th from 7 pm to 9 pm. Please email me if you have any questions about reservations. Tickets can be purchased the night of at the door. 

The Relay for Life t-shirt order forms will be on light purple paper. There is a short turn around for the deadline.  The order forms will come home soon and are due back by Friday, 2/12.  We will not order extra shirts, so make sure you order a shirt by the deadline if you are interested! 

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We are seeking parent feedback on this state
The results from the survey will be used by the Georgia Department of Education to calculate a statewide accountability rating called the School Climate Star Rating within the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). Please visit the following link to participate in this important survey that will be published statewide as a component of the accountability system.

The Georgia Parent Survey will remain open through Friday, February 26, 2016. We appreciate your participation.

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

1/29 iMom Breakfast

1/22-2/12-- Coupon Book Sales :) 

2/5 Father/Daughter Dance-- 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

2/9 PTO Meeting-- 6:30 pm  to 7:30 pm

2/12 Valentine's day Party-- 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

2/12 Relay for Life T-shirt order deadline

2/15 Winter Break/Makeup day if necessary

3/2-3/3-- Kindergarten Registration at RBES

3/4-- Mother/ Son Event

Have a great weekend!!

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