Friday, October 20, 2017

Week of October 23 - 27, 2017

Here’s a peek at next week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Community building; Self Awareness; How can I show contribution?
Phonics Family Words: make, day, rain, name, made, many, came, cake, mail, say
Phonics: long a (a-e, ai, ay)
Reading: Reading Non-fiction books about a student selected bat species to gather data; begin writing a research report about bats; Computer Lab to make a Google Slide version of a book; 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, story maps); Compare/contrast fiction and nonfiction texts,
Mentor Sentence: “The pumpkin plant’s leaves were as limp as wet paper.” -Pumpkin Jack
L.Arts: Possessive nouns; personal pronouns (review)
Writing Workshop: Informational - What am I an expert at? How can I teach through my pictures and words?
Science: Magnet STEM Challenge
Math: 3D shapes; defining and nondefining attributes

  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Math - Geometry Practice
  3. READ! - Headsprouts practice/”Book in a Bag”
  4. Read the passage about spiders and answer the ?s (Begin underlining evidence in the passage)
*Students should read their “Book in a Bag” the night it gets sent home, and then bring it back to school the next day for reading groups.
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!

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:
Attention Parents, Square ONE art is back!  
Your students worked very hard on their first art project this year and now you can purchase their work on a variety of products offered by Square ONE art.  These personalized items make fantastic keepsakes and gifts for loved ones.  Rocky Branch students have received their original artwork back along with a page of stickers of their artwork and an order catalog.  You may place orders online with the code on the catalog, send in the catalog order form to the school with a check made out to Square ONE art, or call the number on the catalog.  This program raises funds for our art classroom at Rocky Branch and allows Ms. Stephanie to replenish our art materials when we run out or purchase something new to try with the students.  Please consider supporting your child and our art program with a purchase by November 6th, 2017.  All orders will be delivered to the school on November 28th, 2017, in time for holiday gift giving.  
Please contact Stephanie Jenkins (RBES art teacher) at with any questions or concerns. Thank you!
Shoe Tying Practice
If your child hasn’t learned this skill, please practice at home.
Upcoming Events
Book Character Parade (students and staff) - October 27th at 8:00AM
Electronic's Day (for meeting our DASH goal)- October 27th
Secret Santa Applications Due - October 27th
Square ONE Orders Due - November 6th
Can-a-Thon - October 30th-November 10th
Thanksgiving Feast - November 10th

Thanksgiving Break - November 20th-24th

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