Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Week of 3/5 - 3/9, 2018

Here’s a peek at this week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Community building; How can I find a solution to my problem?
Phonics Family Words: we’ll, I”ll, you’ll, they’re, we’re, you’re, I’ve, you’ve, could’ve, we’ve
Phonics: contractions
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - compare and contrast stories; comprehension strategies
Mentor Sentence: “They took a few minutes to somersault across Liam McGabe’s garden.” -That’s What Leprechauns Do
L.Arts: Sentence correction within mentor texts; commas, homophones
Writing Workshop: What is realistic fiction? Review genres
Social Studies: Who was Ruby Bridges?
Math: Two digit addition and subtraction


  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Finding the Evidence: St. Patrick’s Day
  3. Let’s Add - Double Digit Addition
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.

Book Fair/Grandparent Lunches
Our spring Scholastic Book Fair and grandparent lunches will take place March 8th, 9th, and 13th-16th between the hours of 8:00 AM and 2:30 PM. Grandparents, parents, or special friends may come eat lunch with their student and visit the book fair as soon. Our class’s lunch time is 11:14-11:45. Please have your child back to their activity class by 11:45. If an adult is unable to attend lunch, you may send money in with your child (cash or check payable to RBES PTO - 7% sales tax included) for your child to shop on their own (with volunteer help). Additionally, our class will have a special “shopping time” on Tuesday, March 13th from 9:00 AM until 9:30 AM. You may meet us in the library during that time to shop with your child or send in cash/check for your child to shop with a volunteer. The book fair will also be open on Tuesday, March 13th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM for the Ice Cream Social and STEAM Night.
**Please remember that first grade will be at a field trip all day on March 15th, so we will not be able to go to the book fair or have grandparents for lunch that day.

Calling All STEAMists! Tuesday, March 13 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, Rocky Branch will be hosting  our STEAM Night, Book Fair, and Ice Cream Social. For this event, we would like to get members of our community and/or our parents to share his/her Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematical expertise with our students. It is our goal to have you set up a station with a short activity that students and parents can rotate to throughout the night. This may be an activity from your profession or a STEAM activity that interests you. You may bring in STEAM materials from your profession to have students use, plan a short STEAM activity for students to complete, or show a short 5 minute STEAM demonstration for students.
If you are willing to participate in our STEAM night, please complete the form below. Feel free to email Angela Harris,, with any questions.
We look forward to having you volunteer and support STEAM education!

Mrs. Hancock's 4th grade homeroom will be selling
Relay for Life "Banding Together for a Cure" bracelets beginning March 13th.  Students will be selling bracelets next to the school store each morning from 7:15-7:30.  
Bracelets will sell for $1 each.  There will be yellow, pink, blue, purple, red, and aqua bracelets as supplies last.  We have a limited number of 200 bracelets, so plan to get yours soon!
Shoe Tying
If your child hasn’t mastered this skill yet, please practice at home.

Snack Reminders
We have a ten minute snack break every morning after our Daily 5 reading block. Please send in a small, healthy (low in sugar) snack with your child every day.
Upcoming Events
Kindergarten Registration - March 7th and 8th at 2:45PM
Teacher Workday - March 12th
STEM Night and Ice Cream Social - March 13th at 6:00PM
Spring Book Fair and Grandparent Lunches - March 8th-16th
Field Trip (Seussical) - March 15th
Report Cards Go Home - March 16th
Spring Pictures - March 20th

Spring Break - April 2nd-6th

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