Thursday, October 5, 2017

Week of October 10 - 13, 2017

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Here’s a peek at next week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Community building; Zones of Regulation - What might it look like if someone was in the blue, yellow, green, or red zones? How can I show contribution?
Phonics Family Words: much, child, each, there, them, when, where, bath, wish, she, share, why, should, teacher
Phonics: Consonant Digraphs - ch, th, sh, wh, ph
Reading: Daily 5 implementation with emphasis on asking and answering questions (thick and thin) about details in texts - What is the main idea? How can I retell the story? (5 Finger Retell, Fist to Five) What is the author’s purpose? (PIE - Persuade, Inform, Entertain)
Mentor Sentence: “Mama Bird told them it was time to learn to fly.” -Stellaluna
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L.Arts: Noun Review - common/proper/singular/plural
Writing Workshop: Informational - looking at mentor nonfiction texts
Science: Exploring magnets
Math: Geometry - 2D shapes; defining and nondefining attributes; ten more/less

  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Math - 2D Shapes
  3. READ! - Headsprouts practice/”Book in a Bag”
*Students will bring their “Book in a Bag” home several nights each week. Please read the book each night it comes home, and then bring it back to school the next day for reading groups. Repeated reading helps build reading fluency and expression. Thank you!
First Grade PBL
As a part of our grade level service learning project, we are collecting soda tabs for the Ronald McDonald House all year starting in October. Send tabs in at any time in a plastic bag, and we will do the rest!

Field Trip Dates
Ashley, Brantley, Brandenburg, Jones - October 10th
Skinner, Stanchek, Pierce - October 11th
United Way Fundraiser
Interested in donating to United Way? Here are some opportunities to do so at RBES!
Students and Teachers
Buy a Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuit.  Orders will be taken October 10th – 12th.  Chicken biscuits will be delivered to your child’s room on Friday, the 13th at 8:15. Cost of biscuits - $4.00. Proceeds less the cost of biscuits will be given to United Way. Order forms will be sent home in Daily Folders.
Pay $1.00 to wear a hat to school.  Date – Friday, October 13th
Buy a special RBES item from the School Store to support United Way the week of October 16th.
Water for sale the day of the DA$H - $1.00

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NOHS Homecoming Parade
NOHS will have a Homecoming parade, bonfire, and food trucks on 10/19 from 6-8pm in the NOHS gravel lot. The parade will be held at 6:30pm along Titan Way, and the bonfire/community pep rally will begin at 7:15pm. The following food trucks will be there: The Varsity, Mac the Cheese, and Kona Ice.  Follow the link below to pre-order food:
You won't want to miss this fun community event!

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Secret Santa Information for Families
If your family is in need of assistance during the holiday time, please contact Mrs. Porter, our school counselor for information regarding the Secret Santa program.  All Secret Santa applications will be due on Friday, October 27, 2017.
Mrs. Porter's Phone:  706-769-3235 Ext 1307 or Email:

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Shoe Tying Practice
If your child hasn’t learned this skill, please practice at home.

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Snack Reminders
  • Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar} every day with your child.
  • Due to limited time, please only send one, easy-to-eat snack
  • Please also send in a small water bottle only to drink - no juice/soda/sugary beverages
  • Please send only CLEAR liquids for your kids to drink!


Upcoming Events
Teacher Workday/End of 1st 9 Weeks (No School for Students) - October 6th
Fall Break - October 9th
TRR Cobb Field Trip - October 10th
3rd Grade Play - October 12th
CFA Biscuit and Hat Day - October 13th
Report Cards go Home - October 13th
iMom Breakfast - October 16th
NOHS Homecoming Parade - October 19th from 6-8PM
DA$H - October 20th
Book Character Parade (students and staff) - October 27th at 8:00AM
Secret Santa Applications Due - October 27th
Can-a-Thon - October 30th-November 10th
Thanksgiving Feast - November 10th
Thanksgiving Break - November 20th-24th

Have a wonderful weekend!

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