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Friday, September 23, 2016

Peek at the Week:September 26-30

Week of September 26-30

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Here’s a peek at next week!

“Phonics Family” words: black, blue, class, glad, play, clock, glass, please, flower, glitter
Phonics- L blend

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Reading: Daily 5 implementation with emphasis on asking and answering questions about details in texts. What was the main idea? How can I retell the story? (5 finger retell); Fluency building through Reader's Theater about our Folk Heroes that we are learning about in Social Studies
L.Arts: Sentence level context clues for meanings of words and phrases
Writing Workshop: Personal Narratives - How can I revise my work? How do I get my work ready to be published? How is a published piece different than what is in my writing folder?
Math: Numeration: Place Value (patterns within 100); Making ten bundles, +10 and -10, what comes before and after a certain number? We will continue to show to make a number with base ten blocks. We will also explore the importance of organizing our data in a chart/graph that can be easily read by others. 
Social Studies: What is a tall tale? Who is Paul Bunyan and John Henry?


 Homework 
1. Study “Phonics Family” words! 
2. Practice your "Lightning Words"
3. Math sheet 
4. Work in RAZ Kids/Headsprouts
5. READ!

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iMom Breakfast
Please join us for this school year’s first iMom breakfast, a special time for moms to connect with their children and spend one-on-one time discussing issues around character development and growth. iMom breakfasts are also a great way to get connected with the Rocky Branch community.
What:              iMom Breakfast
Who:               Moms and their kindergarten, first, and second grade students
When:             Monday, October 3rd from 7:20am to 8:00am
Where:            Rocky Branch Elementary School cafeteria
Topic:             I Can Attitude

You may order breakfast from Chick-fil-A for you and/or your child. It will be ready and waiting when you arrive the morning of the event. Each Chick-fil-A breakfast will include your choice of a chicken biscuit or chicken minis, orange juice, and coffee for adults for $3.50. Children may also purchase breakfast from the Rocky Branch cafeteria. School breakfasts will be charged to the student’s school meal account.

7:15-7:20 a.m.      Parents check in at the front office
7:20-7:25 a.m.      Parents and children pick up their breakfast orders in the cafeteria
7:25-7:50 a.m.      iMom program and discussion
7:50-7:55 a.m.      Students dismissed to classes
7:50-8:00 a.m.      Summary with parents and door prizes; parents sign out at the front office




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Upcoming Events
Picture Make-Up Day – Sept. 27th
RBES Night at Zaxby’s – October 3rd
End of 1st 9 weeks - October 7th
Fall Break (NO SCHOOL) – October 10th
DA$H – October 21st
Book Character Fair (Students and Staff) – October 28th

Have a great weekend! Happy Fall!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Peek at the Week 9-19-9-23

Week of September 19-23


Here’s a peek at next week!

Phonics Family Words: green, brown, trip, from, cry, drone, treat, bread, crate, price, grape, drink
Phonics- r blend
Reading: Daily 5 implementation with emphasis on asking and answering questions about details in texts. What is the difference between thin and thick questions? Reading strategy – “Chunky Monkey”
Guided Reading books will be coming home this week! Please be sure your child reads his/her book the night it comes home and returns it the next morning in their bag. Thank you! 
L.Arts: Sentence level context clues for meanings of words and phrases.
Writing Workshop: Personal Narratives - How can I revise my work? How do I get my work ready to be published?
Math: Numeration: Place Value (Patterns within 100) Making ten bundles, +1 and -1, what comes before and after a certain number?
Social Studies: What is a tall tale? Johnny Appleseed and Davy Crocket

 Homework 
1. Study Phonics Family words! 
2. Read your “Book in a Bag” – Return the day after you take it home
3. Practice your "Lightning Words"
4.  Math Value of Digit
5. READ!
STEM
Thank you for supporting our very first stem project! The kids loved planning and building their structures. We have quite a few future architects!

Book Fair
         Thank you for supporting our school and especially our classroom library!  I appreciate the very GENEROUS donations of books that were donated for us to read in our classroom. Thank you!!

iMom Breakfast
Please join us for this school year’s first iMom breakfast, a special time for moms to connect with their children and spend one-on-one time discussing issues around character development and growth. iMom breakfasts are also a great way to get connected with the Rocky Branch community.
What:              iMom Breakfast
Who:               Moms and their kindergarten, first, and second grade students
When:             Monday, October 3rd from 7:20am to 8:00am
Where:            Rocky Branch Elementary School cafeteria
Topic:             I Can Attitude

You may order breakfast from Chick-fil-A for you and/or your child. It will be ready and waiting when you arrive the morning of the event. Each Chick-fil-A breakfast will include your choice of a chicken biscuit or chicken minis, orange juice, and coffee for adults for $3.50. Children may also purchase breakfast from the Rocky Branch cafeteria. School breakfasts will be charged to the student’s school meal account.

7:15-7:20 a.m.      Parents check in at the front office
7:20-7:25 a.m.      Parents and children pick up their breakfast orders in the cafeteria
7:25-7:50 a.m.      iMom program and discussion
7:50-7:55 a.m.      Students dismissed to classes
7:50-8:00 a.m.      Summary with parents and door prizes; parents sign out at the front office

 Upcoming Events
First Grade Parent Breakfast - Sept. 22nd
Hearing and Vision Screening - Sept. 22nd
Picture Orders Due – Sept. 22nd
Picture Make-Up Day – Sept. 27th
RBES Night at Zaxby’s – October 3rd
End of 1st 9 weeks - October 7th
Fall Break – October 10th
DA$H – October 21st
Book Character Fair (Students and Staff) – October 28th

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Peek at the Week- September 12-16

Week of September 12-16, 2016

Here’s a peek at next week!

Phonics Family Words: still, spill, slip, skip, swim, slim, step, fast, rest, best


Phonics: S blend
Reading: Putting all 5 pieces of Daily 5 together (3 rotations daily); review reading strategies (Eagle Eye and Lips the Fish); introduce reading strategies (Stretchy Snake and Turtle Talk)
Be on the lookout for your child’s weekly reader! We will begin guided reading groups. We ask that your child read his/her weekly reader at home to you the night they bring it home and return it to school the following morning.
L.Arts: 
Review singular and plural nouns; introduce possessive nouns
Writing Workshop: Personal Narratives
Math: Numeration - Place Value (patterns in 100 chart); writing numbers to 120 and learning number words from 1 to 19; learn to use base ten blocks to represent a number
Science: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs STEM challenge with weather integration – plan, build, test, improve

Homework 
1. Study phonics family words AND sight words
2. Practice your "Lightning Words"
3. Math sheet
4. READ!
 
It is time for the RBES Fall Book Fair! 
       The dates for this exciting event are September 9-15. Our class will go to the book fair Monday morning at 9:00.  If you are interested in meeting our class there, we would love for you to come.  If you can't make it your child can bring money or they can make a wish list of books that they would like to purchase.  The Book Fair will be open Fri.-Thurs. from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM and Tuesday night for Chick-Fil-A/STEAM Night from 6:00-8:00 PM.
Grandparents and special friends are invited to lunch and the Book Fair any day Friday-Thursday, September 9-15. The Book Fair provides students, parents, grandparents, and special friends an excellent opportunity to purchase great books that your children will love to read.
This is also a wonderful way to help support the RBES Media Center.  All proceeds go to the RBES Media Center.



RBES STEAM/Chick Fil A Family Night will be held on September 13th 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This is an opportunity for students and parents to come to school and participate in different science, technology, engineering and math challenges. Look forward to seeing you there!

Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar} to school with your child every day.
-Due to having 5 minutes for snack time, please send in only one snack. No peanut products, please.
-Please only send a small water bottle for your child to have with his/her snack.

Upcoming Events
MAP Reports Come Home- Sept. 9th
Book Fair- Sept. 9-15th
STEAM Family Night- Sept. 13th
First Grade Parent Breakfast- September 22nd
Hearing and Vision Screening- September 22nd
Picture Retakes- September 27th

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Peek at the Week 9.5-9.9

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Here’s a peek at next week:
Phonics Family Words: but, up, fun, such, bus, cut, run, must, jump, much

Phonics- short u
Reading: Adding Listen to Reading and learning to put all 5 pieces of Daily 5 together (3 rotations daily)
L.Arts: More practice with singular and plural nouns
Writing Workshop: Personal Narratives
Math: Numeration: Place Value (Patterns in 100 chart) Writing numbers to 120 and learning number words from 1 to 19
Science: Learning how weather relates to the seasons 

Homework 
1. Study phonics family words and sight word list!
2. Practice your "Lightning Words"
3. Scholastic Magazine – School Feelings
4. READ! 

It is time for the RBES Fall Book Fair!

       The dates for this exciting event are September 9-15. The Book Fair will be open Fri.-Thurs. from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM, Tuesday night for Chick-Fil-A /STEAM Night from 6:00-8:00PM.
Grandparents and special friends are invited to lunch and the Book Fair any day Friday-Thursday, September 9-15. The Book Fair provides students, parents, grandparents, and special friends an excellent opportunity to purchase great books that your children will love to read.
This is also a wonderful way to help support the RBES Media Center.  All proceeds go directly to the RBES Media Center.
Our class will visit the book fair September 14th 9:00-9:30.
 
ALL Chick Fil A orders are due September 7th for those participating.

Scholastic News Donation
If you are able, please send in a $12.50 donation for your child's Scholastic News subscription. Thank you! 
 
Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar} to school with your child every day.
-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.

Upcoming Events
Labor Day- Sept. 5th SCHOOL CLOSED
Chick Fil A Orders Due- Sept. 7
STEM Project Donations Due- Sept. 9
MAP Reports Come Home- Sept. 9
Book Fair- Sept. 9-15
STEAM/Chick Fil A Family Night- Sept. 13
First Grade Parent Breakfast- Sept. 22
Character Day (Students and Staff)- Sept. 22
Hearing and Vision Screening- Sept. 22
Picture Make-Up- Sept. 27

Have a great (long) weekend!