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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Week of December 5-9

Week of December 5-9

Here’s a peek at next week!

Phonics- review from past weeks
Reading: Daily 5 implementation with emphasis on asking and answering questions about details in texts (compare/contrast)We will be reading Moostletoe and Grinch stories and applying reading comprehension strategies (looking at non fiction texts and identifying text features). We will also discuss and identify story elements. I will be working to assess kids one-on-one in reading during the 3 weeks before the holiday break. More leveled readers will be sent home after the break.  Please keep reading  Raz Kids, Headsprouts, and other books at home!

L.Arts: Fix it up: Sentence correction (capitalization, punctuation, does my sentence make sense, plural/possessive noun, personal pronouns) How can I use conjunctions (FANBOY) and recognize nouns vs. verbs?

Writing Workshop: Reviewing “small moment stories” from quarter one. How do I write about “one time” and “one place”? Can I improve upon my first quarter narrative writing?


Math: Implementation of addition and subtraction strategies through Christmas word problems, number talks, and equation “scoots”. We will also be continuing our practice with our number fact families.

PBL: Collecting, counting, and graphing items for our Chemo Care Packages. We will also be making posters to advertise our cause and creating announcements to share on the school announcement broadcast. Once we receive items, we will assemble our Chemo Care Packages and write notes of encouragement to cancer patients

.Positive Discipline: Emphasis on “kindness” – How can we show kindness daily? Learning how to solve our problems respectfully. Zones of Regulation – What are the differences between small, medium, and large problems? How should I react to each?
 Homework 
1. Practice your sight word list
2. Reading Passage – Winter  themed
3. Do a random act of kindness for someone!
4. READ!

We will be taking the math MAP test on Tuesday, December 6th at 9:30AM.  We hope to see the students' scores improve from when we took the MAP in August.
***Please make sure your child comes to school well-rested. A healthy breakfast also helps!



We Need Your Help!
In keeping with our service learning project of healthcare, first grade is putting contribution in action and collecting items to put chemo care packages together starting the week after Thanksgiving and ending December 16th. We are in need of the following items: Chap Stick, hand sanitizer, unscented lotion, alcohol free mouthwash, games (Sudoku, adult coloring books, crossword puzzles, adult word searches), hard candy. Thank you for your support!


It's Secret Santa Time!

If you would like to help with this year's Secret Santa, please contact Mrs. Porter at 706-769-3232 ext. 1307 orbporter@oconeeschools.org.

You can help by:
·         Purchasing a specific gift or gifts from a child's wish list (anywhere from $10 - $200).
·         Making a financial contribution to Secret Santa.
·         Volunteering your time to organize the Secret Santa boxes and items.
·         Volunteering your time to shop with donated money.
·         Volunteering your time to write follow-up thank you notes.




Six Flags Read to Succeed

Your child was sent home with a Six Flags Read to Succeed Student Reading Log. Keep track of your child’s reading with this log to qualify for a free ticket to Six Flags Over Georgia. Students must read and log 6 hours. Reading logs are due to Mrs. Skinner by February 10th, but may be turned in sooner if at least 6 hours are completed. I will distribute tickets in the spring when they arrive at school. Happy Reading!


Upcoming Events
Watkinsville Christmas Parade – December 3rd
MAP Math (Winter) – December 7th
Fifth Grade Performance – December 8th
Grinch Day – Have you child dress in their “Grinchiest” clothing today! – December 9th
Polar Express Day – Your child may bring their favorite stuffed animal and blanket or towel to lay with while we watch the Polar Express. Everything must fit in your child’s book bag. – December 15th
End of 2nd Nine Weeks – December 16th
Class Parties (if you are volunteer trained, we would love to have you!) – December 16th at 1:30pm
Christmas Break – December 19th-January 3rd
Students Back to School – January 4th
Report Cards go Home – January 6th


Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Week of November 28 - December 2, 2016

Week of November 28th – December 2nd


Here’s a peek at next week!


Phonics Family Words: snack, street, throat, shin, strong, poles, sprain, north, bright, shine

Phonics: Review long and short vowels from past weeks

Reading: Daily 5 implementation with emphasis on asking and answering questions
 

about details in texts (compare/contrast)We will be 

reading gingerbread stories and 

applying reading comprehension strategies (looking at

non-fiction texts and identifying

text features). We will also discuss and identify story elements.

L.Arts: Fix it up: Sentence correction (capitalization, punctuation, does my sentence 

make sense, plural/possessive noun, personal 

pronouns) How can I use a dictionary

and/or thesaurus?

Writing Workshop: Finishing up teaching booklets about things we are 'experts' at. We

teach with our pictures by adding details, labels, and words. 

Math: Constructing graphs and analyzing their data based upon artificial data. 

Asking and answering questions about what data the graph represents. Review adding 

and subtracting strategies. 

Social Studies: Who was Harriet Tubman? What did she have to do with the 

Underground Railroad? Who was George Washington 

Carver? Why do we study him? 

What did Theodore Roosevelt do for the United States?

Positive Discipline: How can I show kindness? How can I stay in the Green Zone? (6 

Sides of Breathing, Lazy 8 Breathing, Calming Sequence)



 Homework 
1. Study Phonics Family Words! 
2. Reading Passage: Gingerbread Recipe
3. Math Sheet: Graphing Cookies
4. Do a random act of kindness for someone!
5. READ!

MAP TESTS
We will be taking the Reading MAP test on Tuesday, November 29th at 9:30AM.  We hope to see the students' scores improve from when we took the MAP in August.
***Please make sure your child comes to school well-rested. A healthy breakfast also helps!
We will take the Math MAP test on Tuesday December 6that 9:30AM.

Volunteer Training
Mrs. Wages is facilitating a volunteer training on Friday, December 2nd at 9AM. This is the last chance to get your training in to be able to attend/volunteer at your child’s Christmas party.


We Need Your Help!
In keeping with our service learning project of healthcare, first grade is putting contribution in action and collecting items to put chemo care packages together starting the week after Thanksgiving and ending December 16th. We are in need of the following items: Chap Stick, hand sanitizer, unscented lotion, alcohol free mouthwash, games (Sudoku, adult coloring books, crossword puzzles, adult word searches), hard candy. Thank you for your support!




We are going on a Field Trip!

When: December 2nd 

Where: The Oconee County Civic Center

Who: All of first grade

What: To see the "Nutcracker" performance


It's Secret Santa Time!

If you would like to help with this year's Secret Santa,

 please contact Mrs. Porter at 706-

769-3232 ext. 1307 or bporter@oconeeschools.org.

You can help by:
·       Purchasing a specific gift or gifts from a child's wish list (anywhere from $10 - $200).
·       Making a financial contribution to Secret Santa.
·       Volunteering your time to organize the Secret Santa boxes and items.
·       Volunteering your time to shop with donated money.
·       Volunteering your time to write follow-up thank you notes.


          



At Rocky Branch, our focus is on finding solutions to our problems. We have been learning 

some techniquesignore it, talk it over respectfully with the person, try to agree on a win-win 

solution, or get help from the teacher. We are working to be problem solvers by using a wheel of

 choice that we are creating as a class and to share our thoughts with each other during class 

meetings. We have created bonds by sharing strategies that have worked in the past.



Six Flags Read to Succeed

Your child was sent home with a Six Flags Read to Succeed

 Student Reading Log. Keep track of your child’s reading with 

this log to qualify for a free ticket to Six Flags Over Georgia.

 Students must read and log 6 hours. Reading logs are due to 

Mrs. Ashley by February 10th, but may be turned in sooner if at 

least 6 hours are completed. I will distribute tickets in the spring 

when they arrive at school. Happy Reading!


Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar} to school with your child every day (no nuts, please).
-Due to having 5 minutes for snack time, please send in only one snack.
-Please only send a small water bottle for your child to have with his/her snack (no juice, soft drinks, or sports drinks).


Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving Break – November 21st-25th
MAP Reading (Winter) – November 29th
Volunteer Training – December 2nd
1st Grade Field Trip – December 2nd
Watkinsville Christmas Parade – December 3rd
MAP Math (Winter) – December 6th
Fifth Grade Performance – December 8th
End of 2nd Nine Weeks – December 16th
Class Parties – December 16th at 1:30pm
Christmas Break – December 19th-January 3rd
Students Back to School – January 4th

Have a great Thanksgiving holiday!