Thursday, January 25, 2018

Week of January 29 - February 2, 2018

Here’s a peek at next week!

Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Review classroom guidelines; How do I show teamwork?
Phonics Family Words: smart, star, hard, park, sharp, more, report, order, store, sport, calendar, harmonica, inventor
Phonics: AR, OR
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - cause and effect; asking questions about texts
Mentor Sentence: “Armadillo climbed down into Groundhog’s hole.” -Substitute Groundhog
L.Arts: Sentence correction within mentor texts; adjectives, prefixes
Writing Workshop: How do I convince others of my opinion?
Science: Lights and Shadows
Math: Addition - Which strategies work best for me? (commutative property, zero property, doubles, counting on)


  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Finding the Evidence: Hibernation
  3. Practice doubles facts to 20
READ! - Headsprouts practice/”Book in a Bag”
*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. Send tabs in at any time in a plastic bag, and we will do the rest!

Daddy/Daughter Dance
Who: Dads and their RBES daughters
When: February 2nd from 6-8 PM
Where: RBES gym
Cost: $35 per couple - More than one daughter? Cost does not increase.
*Cost includes: DJ, dancing, light refreshments, photo of the couple
Registration and payment are due by January 30th.

Valentine’s Day Party
Our class will distribute valentines during our party on February 14th. Each child is invited to create their own “Valentine Mailbox” at home and bring it in between 2/12 and 2/14 for their classmates to deliver valentines. If your child would like to participate in the valentine exchange, please be sure they have a valentine for every child in the class. We have 20 students. I will send out a class list if your child would like to address valentines personally. If not, “To Friend” works well too! Be on the lookout for a “Sign Up” link if you would like to donate items to our party.

Upcoming Events

Daddy/Daughter Dance - February 2nd from 6-8PM
F"INAL Parent Volunteer Training - February 6th at 5:30PM
Winter Break (NO SCHOOL) - February 12th
Quarterly Coffee with Administration - February 13th at 8:00AM
Valentine’s Party - February 14th at 1:30
First Grade Play - March 1st at 9:00AM, 10:15AM, & 7:00PM
Mother-Son Event - March 2nd

Kindergarten Registration - March 7th and 8th at 2:45PM

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