Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Week of February 8 - 12, 2106

February 8th to the 12th

Here’s a peek at next week:

Spelling words: high, sigh, delight, mighty, sight,
 bright, might, night, right, light
Phonics- igh
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.  We will review the author's purpose. There will be a presidential theme in reading texts. 

L.Arts: Fix it up : capital letters, punctuation, and spelling. This week we will introduce prepositions. 

Writing Workshop: We will continue our focus on Opinion writing. We will continue to write reviews. What is important to include? How can I share all that I know about a place and give it a rating? Can I write a review on a video game? What about a book review?

Math: Students will revisit both double digit addition and subtraction. We will review different strategies together. Students will be encouraged to find more than one way to solve a problem. Students will be expected to recognize the difference between the signs to solve the problems. 
(- and +).

Science: We will focus on map skills for this week. Students will go from right where they are city/county, all the way to the country we live in. Students will work on a Me on the MAP book about locations in the world. 

1. Practice your Sight Word List
2. Reading Passage (George Washington)
3. Math (Double Digit Addition/Subtraction)
4. Review your spelling words nightly
5.READ! :)

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

Valentine's day Party
Our class will exchange Valentines during our party on Friday, February 12th from 1:30-2:15. (This celebration is for the students and teachers only. )

 Students may bring in a home-made box to collect their cards in.  Please bring completed boxes  and cards to school on Friday, February 12th. I will also be sending a class roster home with the students so they know how to spell their classmate's names.

                                 First Grade Play E-I-E-I-OOPS!

The first grade students will present three performances of the musical drama "E-I-E-I-Oops" on Thursday, March 31st. Our performances will be at 9:00, 10:15 a.m., and 7:00 p.m. 

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! :) 

Image result for relay for life 2016
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! 

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. 

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.

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

1/22-2/12-- Coupon Book Sales :) 

2/9 PTO Meeting-- 6:30 pm  to 7:30 pm

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

2/15 Winter Break/Makeup day if necessary

2/29 iMom Breakfast

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

3/4-- Mother/ Son Event

Have a great weekend!!

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