Thursday, February 22, 2018

Week of February 26 - March 2, 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: didn’t, wasn’t, doesn’t, couldn’t, won’t, it’s, that’s, where’s, what’s, here’s
Phonics: contractions
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - compare and contrast stories; comprehension strategies - focus on Dr. Seuss for Read Across America week
Mentor Sentence: “”When I grow up, I want to be a Secret Service agent.” -Diary of a Worm
L.Arts: Sentence correction within mentor texts; suffixes, contractions
Writing Workshop: What is realistic fiction? Review genres
Social Studies: Who was Theodore Roosevelt? Who was George Washington Carver?
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. Finding the Evidence: Black History Month
  3. Scholastic News - Only in America
  4. 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.
First Grade Play
Please see Mr. Luke’s message regarding “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”:
All students can wear costumes for the play.  Speaking roles have a specific animal, or something close to it, that they will need to be, but everyone else can choose a forest animal/bird to be if they would like.  I have several animal masks and hats, but if you would like to make your own, please feel free!  

And a quick recap of times:

Next Thursday: Shows at 9:00 AM and 10:15 AM (for students and grandparents if they would like), evening show at 7 PM (for all)

Please keep working on lines for speaking roles -  --- click on BWOTM Script

All the kids are doing a GREAT job!  I can't wait for you to see the show!

Thank you!
Josh Luke
First Grade will be taking two field trips this semester. On March 15th, we will attend the Seussical performance in Athens to support our ELA standards; and on May 3rd we will go to Bear Hollow Zoo in Athens to support our science standards. The combined cost for BOTH field trips is $15.00. Please send money in (labeled cash or check) by February 26th.

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.

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 Hoedown - 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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