Thursday, March 3, 2016

March 7 - 10, 2016

March 7th-March 10th

Here’s a peek at next week:

Spelling words: we'll, I'll, you'll, they're, we're, you're, I've, you've, could've, we've


Reading: Daily 5 with emphasis on beginning. middle and ending, finding evidence in text to support answer and retelling the story. What was the author's purpose? We will compare stories using a Venn diagram. Students will identify specific details in informational/fictional narrative texts that describe characters, setting and events. 

L.Arts:  We will focus on commas in a series as well as dates. Students will also learn about homonyms.

Writing Workshop: Continue Working on fictional narrative writing. What is it? What characters can I think of? What kind of problems can they have? Should I include the setting?How can I get my character out of trouble? How can I describe the problem? Students will practice  using a checklist to make or writing better.

Math: Students will review standard, expanded and word form of numbers. Students will practice using number lines to add and subtract. A number line will be used to teach students to first round to the nearest 10 and then to the nearest 100. We will be reviewing MAP skills. We will continue to review word problems ( equation, picture and labeled answer)

Science: Students will begin to investigate the difference between living and nonliving things. What do living things need to survive? How can we classify animals? What are some differences among amphibians, birds, fish, and mammals?

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

*** NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 11th!! :) 

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

Thank You

We really appreciate everyone sending in items for our STEM Challenge! Your students really enjoyed building a model of a building for New York city to consider. Phillipe Petit would be proud of each group, I am sure! :)

It is time for the RBES Spring Book Fair!  The dates for this exciting event are March 10, and 14-18 (No school/Make up day on March 11). The Book Fair will be open March 10, 14, 15, 16 and 17 from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM, Tuesday night from 6-8 during the STEAM Night/Ice Cream Social, and on Friday, March 18 from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM.   Grandparents and special friends are invited to lunch and the Book Fair any day, March 10 and Monday-Thursday, March 14th-17th. The Book Fair provides students, parents, grandparents, and special friends an excellent opportunity to purchase great books that your children will love to read.  This is also a wonderful way to help support the RBES Media Center.  All proceeds go directly to the RBES Media Center.

We need volunteers!  Please go to Volunteer Spot to sign up!

I Scream, You Scream,
We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Please send in ice cream toppings to your child’s homeroom teacher before March 13th.  Sour gummi worms, caramel, sprinkles, strawberries, bananas and cherries are among the favorites!  All proceeds from the Ice Cream Social will benefit the Media Center. Thank you so much!

                                 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. 

Calling All 1st Grade Parents!

Ms. Granger needs volunteers to help with the 1st Grade Musical, "E-I-E-I-Oops!"  Help is needed with the scenery and costumes for this performance.  Workdays to help with both will take place on the following days:
MondayMarch 7
ThursdayMarch 10
ThursdayMarch 17
MondayMarch 21

If you are able to help, please come to the Art & Music rooms from 2:45-4:00 pm.  Children are welcome, and they can even help, so you can write a note for any school-aged children to stay after school on any day you are able to work.  You may want to bring your child a snack for after school.

We are also asking for donations of gallon Ziploc bags.  We will need one for every 1st grade student to keep each child's costume in one safe place.  If you are able to send in any with your child, it would be greatly appreciated!

If you are interested in helping or have any questions, you can contact Lindsey Pollack at

Upcoming Events
3/13-- Daylight Savings Time

3/10, 3/14-3/17-- Book Fair at RBES

3/11--* NO School*Teacher Work Day

3/23--Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 8am to 9am

3/31-- E-I-E-I- Oops Play at 9:00, 10:15 and 7:00 pm

4/4-4/8-- Spring Break

Have a great weekend!!

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