Friday, February 16, 2018

Week of February 19 - 23, 2018

Here’s a peek at this week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Community building; How do I show teamwork?
Phonics Family Words: germ, giant, gentle, gem, change, garden, gums, game, goal, glad, gold, page
Phonics: hard and soft g
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - author’s purpose; point of view, making inferences
Mentor Sentence: “”They skate on a pond as shiny as a silver coin.” -Snow Globe Family
L.Arts: Sentence correction within mentor texts; prepositions, prefixes, suffixes, root words, syllables
Writing Workshop: What is realistic fiction?
Social Studies: Who are Lewis and Clarke and Sacagawea?
Math: Subtraction Strategies - (count up, think addition, count back, number line, minus zero, number minus itself, minus 10)


  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Scholastic News - Rosa Parks
  3. Practice addition and subtraction facts!!
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.

Character Education Survey
Each year, committees of teachers work to analyze our programs and how we can continuously improve to provide the very best for students. This year, several teachers are looking at the recommendations from our last National Character Visit and developing a plan for the future. As part of that work, they want your input regarding our character initiative: specifically the implementation of the ROCKETS' Way. We would GREATLY appreciate you taking a few moments to complete the survey below. Your input is important and appreciated!! Click Here to Complete Survey.

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!

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

Are you or a loved one a cancer survivor?
Oconee County Relay for Life is hosting a Survivor Valentine's Dinner on Thurs., 2/22 at Rays United Methodist Church. They would like for as many survivors as possible to come so that they can be honored. Registration is at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00.

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
First Grade Play - March 1st at 9:00AM, 10:15AM, & 7:00PM
Mother-Son Hoe Down - March 2nd
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

Spring Break - April 2nd-6th

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