Friday, April 15, 2016

Week of April 18 - 22, 2016

April 18th- 22nd

Here’s a peek at next week:

Spelling words: helpless, useless, careless, playful, restful, hopeful, fastest, newest, smartest, sillier.

Phonics- review

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? This week we will be reviewing skills we have already learned ( comprehension strategies, parts of information text, things to learn from pictures, questioning strategies).We will also review suffixes, story elements, cause and effect, problem and solution. 

L.Arts:  We will review skills already covered this year. 

Writing Workshop: Students will review and begin a new small moment piece of writing. What do I feel comfortable sharing with others? What is the difference between a watermelon and seed story? Why do I want to tell seed stories? How can I hook my reader?

Math: Students will begin a week long project related to goods and services. They will have the opportunity to create a project to sell, name their business, create ads, and even a business card. On the final day we will try to convince our audience to "buy" our product.

Social Studies: Students will begin to learn about goods and services that people provide for each other as well as what producers and consumers do. Who are producers and consumers? How does each person play a role in the lives of the other? What goods do we buy? What are some services we use? 


1. Practice Sight Words 
2. Reading Passage (Thank you, trees!)
3. Read 
Check Spelling City out to practice your spelling words for the week. :)

Relay for Life Memory/Honor of Ribbon
Each student has the opportunity to decorate a purple ribbon to honor or recognize someone affected by cancer. It will be hung in the main hallway outside of the gym. We are asking for a $1 donation in addition to the decorated ribbon. The money will be given to Relay for Life to help KISS Cancer Goodbye! 

Rocket Relay
Our school will have our very own Relay event much like Relay for Life. On Tuesday, April 19th all first graders are asked to wear orange in recognition of a first grade family affected by Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  Thank  you for your support and we look forward to seeing everyone in orange on Tuesday! 

Parent Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Oconee County Schools is conducting a parent survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. The web survey will be available until April 25, 2016.

In order to complete the survey, please go to:

*****Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.*********

We will have the opportunity to go on another field trip to Bear Hollow on Wednesday, April 27th. Please fill out and sign the permission slip that went home last week and return as soon as possible. This trip will cost $2 per student. :)  We are asking that lunches be sent in a disposable bag with items that can be tossed or recycled after lunch. Thank you for your help! :) 

We have snack every day. Please encourage your student to pack a snack each day. Lunch time can be a long time to wait to eat. :) 

Upcoming Events

~4/19  Rocket Relay (1st grade will wear orange)

~4/22 Relay for Life at NOHS (6pm-12am)

~4/27  Field Trip -- Bear Hollow

~4/29  Reading MAP at 9:30

~5/2-5/11  Project Based Learning

Have a great weekend!!

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