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Monday, May 16, 2016

End of the YEAR is HERE!

Monday, May 16th  
READ IN/ OUTSIDE FUN DAY
Students may bring a pillow or blanket to read with...We will also be spending some time outdoors. Students may bring bubbles, chalk, hula hoops, and jump ropes.

Monday is also STEP-UP DAY. Students will visit a second grade classroom and learn about what to expect in second grade!

Tuesday, May 17th
ART DAY/ AUTOGRAPH DAY
Students may bring in coloring books and art materials. Please also make sure to bring yearbooks to school for students to sign. Don't worry if your child doesn't have a yearbook because we will also be signing memory books!

MOVIE MORNING and END OF THE YEAR PARTY
Wednesday, May 18th

End of the Year Party 12:15-2:15
The students will be served pizza for lunch from 12:15-12:45 followed by station rotations after lunch. 

Parents are invited to come to the End of the Year Party starting at 12:15.

***Report Cards will go home on Wednesday as long as student lunch accounts are paid.

Thanks for such a special year! The End is always bitter-sweet. I have enjoyed getting to know you all this year and I love your little ones! They will always have a special place in my heart <3.

-Mrs. B.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

End of Year Festivities

GAME DAY
Friday, May 13th
Students may bring in board games and puzzles from home to play with their classmates. Electronics are fine as long as your child is responsible with and it's labeled with his or her name.
Monday, May 16th  
READ IN/ OUTSIDE FUN DAY
Students may bring a pillow or blanket to read with...We will also be spending some time outdoors. Students may bring bubbles, chalk, hula hoops, and jump ropes.
Tuesday, May 17th
ART DAY/ AUTOGRAPH DAY
Students may bring in coloring books and art materials. Please also make sure to bring yearbooks to school for students to sign. Don't worry if your child doesn't have a yearbook because we will also be signing memory books!
MOVIE MORNING and END OF THE YEAR PARTY
Wednesday, May 18th
End of the Year Party 12:15-2:15
The students will be served pizza for lunch from 12:15-12:45 followed by station rotations after lunch. We are asking each child to send in $5-$7 by Friday May 13th.  Cash only please! (This will cover the cost of pizza, drinks, plates and napkins for lunch and ice cream, bowls, spoons, ice cream toppings, as well as all the other supplies we need for each station.)
Thanks for such a special year! The End is always bitter-sweet. I have enjoyed getting to know you all this year and I love your little ones! They will always have a special place in my heart <3.

Peek at the Week: May 9- May 13th


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Phonics- review

Reading: We will be reviewing skills already covered this year through Daily 5 groups and other activities. 

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

Writing Workshop: Review

Math: Math Skills Review


1.Jump into a good book


Students will engage in Project-Based Learning starting on May 2nd and going through May 11th. The students will go to their chosen PBL class from 12:30-2:30. Ask your child about the unique learning experiences they engage in!

Calling All Field Day Volunteers!

We will have the opportunity to participate in field day on May 8th. Please make sure your student has comfortable, cool clothes, tennis shoes and sunscreen that day. We are looking forward to a morning filled with fun! :) 


End of The Year Celebration

 We will serve lunch to the kids (pizza party) and then we will have stations set up outdoors or in each classroom for the classes to rotate around with fun activities planned at each station- one being an ice cream sundae station…what kid won't love that?!  So what we are hoping for and asking for is a donation from each family to help us to pay for the food and supplies needed to make this party successful.  If each family is willing to contribute $5-$7 towards the party, we should be able to cover the cost of every child.  Please send in your donation (we can only accept cash) in an envelope to your child's teacher labeled "End of Year Party." Thank you so much for your help and making this party great for our children!

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. :) 


Upcoming Events

~5/2-5/11  Project Based Learning

~5/12 Field Day

~5/16 Step Up Day (Students visit a 2nd grade classroom)

~5/18 Last Day of School

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Monarch Butterfly Project Work Day



If you're interested in attending a special work day for a project to help save Monarch Butterflies on Sunday, May 15th from 2:00-5:00 at RBES, please send me an email and I will send you more information.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Peek at the Week 5/2-5/6

May 2nd- May 6th

Here’s a peek at next week:

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Phonics- review

Reading: We will be reviewing skills already covered this year through Daily 5 groups and other activities. 

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

Writing Workshop: Students will review  and continue to write about realistic fiction. What does it mean to be realistic fiction? Does it have to be something that could happen to someone? Who can the characters be? What should I include in my writing?

Math: Math Skills Review



Scholastic News: Koalas


Students will engage in Project-Based Learning starting on May 2nd and going through May 11th. The students will go to their chosen PBL class from 12:30-2:30. Ask your child about the unique learning experiences they engage in!

Calling All Field Day Volunteers!

We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming Sign-ups. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-ups on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/X9N3Q5
2) Review the Sign-ups listed and choose the one(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone.


End of The Year Celebration

 We will serve lunch to the kids (pizza party) and then we will have stations set up outdoors or in each classroom for the classes to rotate around with fun activities planned at each station- one being an ice cream sundae station…what kid won't love that?!  So what we are hoping for and asking for is a donation from each family to help us to pay for the food and supplies needed to make this party successful.  If each family is willing to contribute $5-$7 towards the party, we should be able to cover the cost of every child.  Please send in your donation (we can only accept cash) in an envelope to your child's teacher labeled "End of Year Party." Thank you so much for your help and making this party great for our children!

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. :) 


Upcoming Events

~5/2-5/11  Project Based Learning

~ 5/6  ALL Library books are due

~5/12 Field Day

~5/16 Step Up Day (Students visit a 2nd grade classroom)

~5/18 Last Day of School

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Here’s a peek at next week: April 25th- April 29th


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Phonics- review

Reading: We will be reviewing skills already covered this year through Daily 5 groups and other activities. 

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

Writing Workshop: Students will review  and continue to write about realistic fiction. What does it mean to be realistic fiction? Does it have to be something that could happen to someone? Who can the characters be? What should I include in my writing?

Math: Summative Assessments

Social Studies: Students will begin to learn about who are consumers and what does it mean to have scarcity. Review producers and consumers and how both sets of people are important to each other. How do consumers choices effect producers? 



                                    
         Homework 
1. Scholastic News- Rain
2. Reading Passage (Adapting to Survive!)
3. Math- Counting Coins Practice

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 and first grade students
When:             Monday, April 25th, 7:20 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Where:            Rocky Branch Elementary School cafeteria
Topic:              Things to do this summer

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



We are gearing up for our final Reading MAP  assessment. Our class will take the assessment on April 29th at 9:30. It is important that ALL students attend this day. We suggest getting a good nights sleep and hearty breakfast so that all students can be focused and ready to do their best. 

Parent Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Oconee County Schools is conducting a parent survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. The web survey will be available until April 25, 2016.

In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/9422178

*****Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.*********

We will have the opportunity to go on another field trip to Bear Hollow on Wednesday, April 27th. Please fill out and sign the permission to return as soon as possible. This trip will cost $2 per student. :)  We are asking that lunches be sent in a disposable bag with items that can be tossed or recycled after lunch. Thank you for your help! :) 


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. :) 


Upcoming Events


~4/22 Relay for Life at OCHS (6pm-12am)

~4/25 iMom breakfast 

~4/27  Field Trip -- Bear Hollow

~4/29  Reading MAP at 9:30

~5/2-5/11  Project Based Learning

~ 5/6  ALL Library books are due

~5/12 Field Day

~5/18 Last Day of School

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Summer Reading Opportunity!

Exciting news, everyone! 
Get Georgia Reading partner myON is delivering more than 10,400 free books to computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day—every day—through Aug. 31. Last year, kids read over 100,000 books. This year, as you’ll see in the story under “Ready, Set, Read” — the Get Georgia Reading Campaign is challenging Georgia to double that number. 
Please help spread the word — including simple instructions for logging on — by sharing: http://www.getgeorgiareading.org/myon2016