Thursday, January 12, 2017

January 16 - 20, 2017

Week of January 16th-20th

Here’s a peek at next week!
Spelling words: girl, first, nurse, turn, Thursday, her, ever, number, verb, stir

Phonics- er, ir, ur

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. 

L.Arts: How to can I fix the sentence? (capital letters, punctuation and spelling) Focus on adjectives this week. What are adjectives? How can I use them in my own writing?

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?

Math: Continuing to practice strategies to help enhance knowledge of solving two-digit subtraction and addition problems. We will participate in 100 Day math activities.

STEM: You’ve just been hired to create a musical instrument for a company who is interested in using recycled materials to create instruments.

Positive Discipline: How can I show effort at home and school? Inner Coach vs. Inner Critic – thinking positive about one’s self

1. Practice your sight word list
2. Reading Passage – The Snowman
3.Math – Two Digit Subtraction
4. Review your phonics family words nightly
5. READ!
Students and teachers will have no school this Monday, January 16th in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

As a first grade, we would like to thank you for ALL of the donations for our instrument STEM project. Students really enjoy any opportunity to create and build. Without each of you these projects wouldn't be possible!

Rocky Branch Elementary School holds a Father/Daughter Dance each year for girls and their fathers or a special friend. 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 3rd at 6:00 pm. Please email me if you have any questions about reservations. Take advantage of ticket pre-orders by turning in the pink slip sent home with your daughter by January 31st.

 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.

iMom Breakfast

What:              iMom Breakfast
Who:               Moms and their kindergarten and first grade students
When:             Monday, January 23, 2017 from 7:20 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Where:            Rocky Branch Elementary School cafeteria
Topic:              Persistence

You may order breakfast from Chick-fil-A for you and/or your child. It will be ready and waiting when you arrive the morning of the event. Each Chick-fil-A breakfast will include your choice of a chicken biscuit or chicken minis, orange juice, and coffee for adults for $3.50. Children may also purchase breakfast from the Rocky Branch cafeteria. School breakfasts will be charged to the student’s school meal account.

On Wednesday, January 18th, 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.

Dear RBES Parents,
We value parent input and encourage you to participate in the Georgia Department of Education annual parent school climate survey. The results will go into our school’s School Climate Star Rating, which is part of our annual College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). The College and Career Ready Performance Index is Georgia’s tool for annually measuring how well its schools, districts, and the state itself are helping students achieve their goals. Every year, each school in Georgia receives a CCRPI score from 0 to 100. The School Climate Star Rating shows how well a school is fostering an atmosphere where students feel welcomed, safe, and respected.
The GaDOE will not make the survey’s raw data results public, but a school’s CCRPI scores, including its School Climate Star Rating are made public annually. The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. Parents may use their personal computers, smartphones or iPads to complete the survey. Parents that do not have access to the Internet, may contact the school to schedule a time to complete the survey at the school. The 2016-2017 survey window is open October 3, 2016- March 3, 2017. Please visit the following link to participate in the survey
Thank you for your time and input into this important survey!
The RBES Faculty and Staff

Snack Reminders
Please be sure to send your child to school every day with a snack. Snacks should be quick and easy to eat, as we have five minutes for snack. Please be mindful of the sugar content in snacks and of our friends who have nut allergies. Thank you!

Yearbook Orders
If you would like to take advantage of our special yearbook pricing, please send in your order and $24 by January 15th. In the spring, prices go up to $27.

Six Flags Read to Succeed

Your child was sent home with a Six Flags Read to Succeed Student Reading Log. Keep track of your child’s reading with this log to qualify for a free ticket to Six Flags Over Georgia. Students must read and log 6 hours. Reading logs are due to Mrs. Ashley by February 10th, but may be turned in sooner if at least 6 hours are completed. I will distribute tickets in the spring when they arrive at school. If you need a new sheet, please let me know. Happy Reading!

Upcoming Events
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School) – January 16th
100th Day of School – January 18th
iMom Breakfast – January 23rd
Daddy/Daughter Dance – February 3rd at 6:00 pm
Six Flags Reading Logs Due – February 10th

Have a great weekend!


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