Spelling Words

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Week of April 10th-14th, A peek at (next-next) week!



Phonics Family Words: eight, seven, four, nine, one, twenty, forty, thirty, fifty, number

Phonics: review



Reading: Daily 5 with emphasis on beginning, middle, and ending, finding evidence in text to support answer and retelling the story. What was the author's purpose? This week we will be reviewing skills we have already learned (comprehension strategies, parts of information text, things to learn from pictures, questioning strategies).We will talk about figurative language (idioms, similes, metaphors, and personification), as well as poetry.

L.Arts:  We will review skills already covered this year. 

Writing Workshop: Students will review and continue writing narratives, opinion pieces, and informational pieces.

Math: Students will continue going over MAP review skills. We will review addition, subtraction, even, odd, polygons, number lines, story problems, time, graphing, base ten, etc. 

Science: Students will continue to learn about seeds and flowers. They will have the opportunity to observe what happens when plants are not given light, soil or water vs. others that are cared for. Students will be able to label the parts of the plant and observe the inside of a seed. We will think about what plants need to grow and live.


Positive Discipline: How can we find solutions to problems with our friends independently? How should I respond when I feel that something isn’t fair?

            Homework 

1. Practice Sight Words 

2. Reading Passage – Easter Bunny

3. Math – Review

4. Read 






Rocky Branch Elementary School will be out of school from April 3rd-April 7th. Have a safe and enjoyable week!




Our field trip to Bear Hollow Zoo is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd from 9:15-1:00. The cost of this field trip is $8.00. All permission forms and money (cash or check) are due by Friday, March 31st. The kids will love seeing all of the different habitats they have been learning about!


We have snack every day. Please encourage your student to pack a snack each day. Lunch time can be a long time to wait to eat.




MAP Reading

Our class will be taking the last MAP Reading test for this school year on Wednesday, April 12th from 8:00-10:00. To help your child prepare for this test, please be sure your child gets a good night’s rest and has a good breakfast the morning of the test. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00, so be sure to have your child here on time. I can’t wait to see all of the progress made!




Upcoming Events

Spring Break – April 3rd-7th

MAP Reading – April 12th (8:00-10:00am)

MAP Math – April 18th (8:00-10:00am)

iMom – April 24th

Sonic Night – April 27th

Relay for Life at OCHS – April 28th (6:00pm-12:00am)

Bear Hollow Field Trip – May 3rd

K-2 Field Day – May 11th

Last Day of School (parties start at 1:30) – May 19th



Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Peek at the Week



Here’s a peek at next week!

Phonics Family Words: None
Phonics: None

Reading: Daily 5 with emphasis on beginning, middle, and ending; finding evidence in text to support answer and retelling the story. What was the author's purpose? This week we will be reviewing skills we have already learned. (Text features and comprehension strategies) We will also learn about poetry (Haiku, senses and emotions poems, cinquain, autobiographical poems)
L.Arts: We will review writing sentences. What do they need? What is a subject? What is a predicate? How can I signal my reader that I am starting my thought? How can I am show them that I have finished my thought?

Writing Workshop: Students will review and begin a new informational writing piece. How do I plan and write a teaching book to inform others on a topic? 

Math: Students will continue going over MAP review skills. We will review addition, subtraction, even and odd quantities, polygons, number lines, story problems, time, graphing, base ten, etc.

Science: Students will begin to learn about seeds and flowers. They will have the opportunity to observe what happens when plants are not given light, soil or water vs. others that are cared for. Students will be able to label the parts of the plant and observe the inside of a seed. We will think about what plants need to grow and live. 
Positive Discipline: Continuing to focus on finding solutions to our problems. We will also talk about using polite words when talking to others.
                Homework 
No homework this week! Enjoy your time reading a good book! 


Mrs. Wages will offer one last volunteer training for this school year on March 28th at 9:00am in the RBES cafeteria. If you have not attended a volunteer training this school year and would like to attend Field Day or parties on the last day of school, you will need to attend this training.

Rocky Branch Elementary School will be out of school from April 3rd-April 7th. Have a safe and enjoyable week!


Our field trip to Bear Hollow Zoo is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd from 9:15-1:00. The cost of this field trip is $8.00. Please send in all permission forms and money (cash or check) by Friday, March 31st. The kids will love seeing all of the different habitats they have been learning about!


Upcoming Events
 Volunteer Training – March 28th (9:00am)
Spring Break – April 3rd-7th
MAP Reading – April 12th (8:00-10:00am)
MAP Math – April 18th (8:00-10:00am)
Bear Hollow Field Trip – May 3rd
K-2 Field Day – May 11th
Last Day of School (parties start at 1:30) – May 19th


Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 17, 2017

March 20-24

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We are so excited about performing in our play "Lemonade" this Thursday, March 23rd! It's going to be a great show!  
Play times for March 23rd - 9:00am10:15am, and 7:00pm. 
All students will need to meet in our classroom at 6:15 for the 7:00 performance. This allows just enough time to get them ready for the evening show.
Thank you so much for your support!  

Costume Information
 If your child does not have an assigned costume, please send a white t-shirt to school with your child by Monday, March 20th. If you can, please go ahead and put it in a gallon sized Ziploc bag labeled with your child's name on the outside. I will keep these in my room for students to change into on our dress rehearsal day (March 21st) and playday/night (March 23rd) so that students don't have to worry about bringing them each day. They will wear them home the night of the playPlease send your child to school in jeans on March 21st and March 23rd. All additional costume pieces will be here at the school. 

Here's a peek at our week:

Spelling Words: fable, cuddle, little, puzzle, able, title, cradle, middle, shuttle, battle
Phonics: -le words

Reading: Review 

L.Arts:  Review

Writing Workshop: Opinion Writing Review

Math: Review Measurement, Introduce Perimeter & Area


Science: Animals and Plants
Positive Discipline: We are continuing to focus on finding solutions to our problems so we can take ownership of our behavior.
Homework
1. READ! 
2. Finding the Evidence Passage- Frogs
Please sign and return report card envelopes back to school as soon as possible! 


Information went home today about our next field trip. We will be going to Bear Hollow Zoo on May 3rd! This field trip will allow us to look at different animal habitats and provide us with some problem based learning on how we can help animals maintain their habitats. Please complete the permission form and send in $8.00 (cash or check only- checks made out to RBES) for the cost by March 31st. Thanks so much!

Upcoming Events
Report Cards Go Home – March 17th
“Lemonade” Musical – March 23rd (9:00am, 10:15am, 7:00pm)
Volunteer Training – March 28th (9:00am)
Spring Break – April 3rd-7th
MAP Reading – April 12th (8:00-10:00am)
MAP Math – April 18th (8:00-10:00am)
K-2 Field Day – May 11th
Last Day of School – May 19th
Have a great weekend!

Parent Reminders for the First Grade Play “Lemonade”

Parent Reminders for the First Grade Play
“Lemonade”


1.      The first grade students will present three performances of the musical, “ Lemonade” on Thursday, March 23. The morning performances will be at 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. The evening performance will be at 7:00 p.m.
2.       For the play, the first grade students are to wear a solid white short sleeve t-shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes. 
3.      The only exception is for the students who are the speaking characters in the show. Their costumes are at school.
·         The speaking character pigs, goats, Jack in the Beanstalk and the Cat in the Fiddle will  need to have a pair of jeans for the show. Everything else is at school.
4.      Please have your child bring in his/ her white  t- shirt to their teacher labeled and in a Ziplock bag by Monday, March 20.  For the program we will add other costume items to this basic costume. These items will be at school. We will keep your child’s shirt at school until after the performances.
5.      On Tuesday, March 21 we will have the Dress Rehearsal at 10:00. Please make sure your child wears jeans to school on that day. The PTO will make photos for the photo DVD and yearbook that day.
6.      Also, make sure your child wears jeans to school on Thursday, March 23 which is our performance day.
Thanks so much for your support of the music program at RBES. The children are doing a great job preparing a wonderful program for their parents.

Teresa Granger, RBES Music Teacher                                                                          


Thursday, March 16, 2017

IMPORTANT :: First Grade Musical Information!

First Grade Parents,

The First Grade Musical is right around the corner.  Thank you to everyone who has been able to help out so far.  We still need help with a few things in order to make this a success.  Please read below and consider volunteering to help out if you can!

  • You should have received an email or letter explaining what your child will wear for his or her costume.  Please send in the t-shirt or other designated clothing items for your child’s costume by Monday, March 20th.  Please have the t-shirt in a gallon sized Ziplock bag labeled with your child’s name on the outside.  These will be kept in the classrooms for students to change into on rehearsal day (Tuesday, March 21st).  You do not need to send in the jeans, just the white t-shirt.  Please send your child to school in jeans on Tuesday, March 21st & Thursday, March 23rd to complete their costumes both days!
  • We have 3 volunteers that will take pictures of the actual musical dress rehearsal, but we need 1 mom (parent) per class to take candid photos of the kids after they get dressed in their classrooms on March 21st.  You need a good quality camera- DSLR.  If you are willing and interested, you can contact Lindsey Pollack for more details. 
  • Mrs. Granger came up with the idea to help raise some more money to benefit Relay for Life during our play's evening performance. Since the play is called, "Lemonade," we will be selling cups of lemonade to guests following the 7:00 performance. Chick-Fil-A is donating lemonade to this cause, so all the money raised will go straight to Relay for Life!  We need two or three volunteers to help us sell the lemonade following the performance.  If you are willing to do this, please contact Lindsey.

Thank you SO much for all of your help to make this a success.  Our first graders and Ms. Granger, Ms. Pinneau and their interns are working SO hard to make this a great show!

Please contact me if you are able to help with any of our needs or have any questions at all!

Lindsey Pollack

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ident-a-Kid

Ident-a-Kid (the service we use at the computer in the front lobby for checking in/checking out students, visitors, etc.) will be at Rocky Branch next Wednesday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. to photograph students who choose to participate in their "Identification Program" which includes a photo ID card for the student/parents. This card could be used by law enforcement as a means of quick identification if a child were to become missing. If interested, please send back the application as soon as possible.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

North Oconee High's Spring Musical : You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown-Character Night

North Oconee High's Spring Musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is around the corner! This show is family friendly and GREAT for all ages! Come see your favorite Peanuts stories come to life!

March 24 & 25 at 7:00 P.M.  / March 26 at 3:00 P.M. / North Oconee Fine Arts

Our Saturday, March 25th show at 7:00 P.M is our character night for kids. All characters will come out after the show to greet friends and pose for pictures!

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults each performance. Tickets are sold at the door only. Doors open 40 minutes before show time.

Thank you for your kind support of the local arts!
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