Spelling Words

Friday, February 16, 2018

Peek at the week: 2/19-2/22

Here’s a peek at this week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Community building; How do I show teamwork?
Phonics Family Words: germ, giant, gentle, gem, change, garden, gums, game, goal, glad, gold, page
Phonics: hard and soft g
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - author’s purpose; point of view, making inferences
Mentor Sentence: “”They skate on a pond as shiny as a silver coin.” -Snow Globe Family
L.Arts: Sentence correction within mentor texts; prepositions, prefixes, suffixes, root words, syllables
Writing Workshop: What is realistic fiction?
Social Studies: Who are Lewis and Clarke and Sacagawea?
Math: Subtraction Strategies - (count up, think addition, count back, number line, minus zero, number minus itself, minus 10)


Homework

  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Finding the Evidence: Dental Hygiene
  3. Scholastic News - Abe Lincoln
  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.


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.

STEAM Night
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, aharris@oconeeschools.org, with any questions.
We look forward to having you volunteer and support STEAM education!
Form:

Shoe Tying
If your child hasn’t mastered this skill yet, please practice at home.

Are you or a loved one a cancer survivor?
Oconee County Relay for Life is hosting a Survivor Valentine's Dinner on Thurs., 2/22 at Rays United Methodist Church. They would like for as many survivors as possible to come so that they can be honored. Registration is at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00.

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

Thursday, February 8, 2018

2.13-2.16 Peek at the Week

Here’s a peek at this week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Community building; How do I show teamwork?
Phonics Family Words: germ, giant, gentle, gem, change, garden, gums, game, goal, glad, gold, page
Phonics: hard and soft g
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - author’s purpose; point of view, making inferences
Mentor Sentence: “”They skate on a pond as shiny as a silver coin.” -Snow Globe Family
L.Arts: Sentence correction within mentor texts; prepositions, prefixes, suffixes, root words, syllables
Writing Workshop: What is realistic fiction?
Social Studies: Who are Lewis and Clarke and Sacagawea?
Math: Subtraction Strategies - (count up, think addition, count back, number line, minus zero, number minus itself, minus 10)


Homework

  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Finding the Evidence: Dental Hygiene
  3. Scholastic News - Abe Lincoln
  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.


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.

STEAM Night
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, aharris@oconeeschools.org, with any questions.
We look forward to having you volunteer and support STEAM education!
Form:

Shoe Tying
If your child hasn’t mastered this skill yet, please practice at home.

Are you or a loved one a cancer survivor?
Oconee County Relay for Life is hosting a Survivor Valentine's Dinner on Thurs., 2/22 at Rays United Methodist Church. They would like for as many survivors as possible to come so that they can be honored. Registration is at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00.

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

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Peek at the Week 2.5-2.9

Here’s a peek at next week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Review classroom guidelines; How do I show teamwork?
Phonics Family Words: high, sigh, delight, mighty, sight, bright, might, night, right, light
Phonics: igh
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - author’s purpose; point of view
Mentor Sentence: “As he baked, the warm chocolate smell of brownies floated through the neighborhood.” -Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
L.Arts: Sentence correction within mentor texts; prepositions
Writing Workshop: How do I convince others of my opinion?
Science: Lights and Shadows
Math: Addition - Which strategies work best for me? (commutative property, zero property, doubles, counting on)


Homework


  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Finding the Evidence: A Secret Valentine
  3. Practice doubles facts to 20
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 PBL
As a part of our grade level service learning project, we are collecting soda tabs for the Ronald McDonald House all year. Send tabs in at any time in a plastic bag, and we will do the rest!
Valentine’s Day Party
Our class will distribute valentines during our party on January 14th. Each child is invited to create their own “Valentine Mailbox” at home and bring it in between 2/12 and 2/14 for their classmates to deliver valentines. If your child would like to participate in the valentine exchange, please be sure they have a valentine for every child in the class. We have 20 students. I sent out a class list if your child would like to address valentines personally. If not, “To Friend” works well too!


If you would like to donate items to our party, please do so using this SignUp link: http://signup.com/go/UgFmEcx
Shoe Tying
If your child hasn’t mastered this skill yet, please practice at home.
Upcoming Events
Parent Volunteer Training - February 6th at 5:30PM
Winter Break (NO SCHOOL) - February 12th
Quarterly Coffee with Administration - February 13th at 8:00AM
Valentine’s Party - February 14th at 1:30
First Grade Play - March 1st at 9:00AM, 10:15AM, & 7:00PM
Mother-Son Event - March 2nd

Kindergarten Registration - March 7th and 8th at 2:45PM

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Peek at the Week 1.29-2.2


Here’s a peek at next week!

Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Review classroom guidelines; How do I show teamwork?
Phonics Family Words: smart, star, hard, park, sharp, more, report, order, store, sport, calendar, harmonica, inventor
Phonics: AR, OR
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - cause and effect; asking questions about texts
Mentor Sentence: “Armadillo climbed down into Groundhog’s hole.” -Substitute Groundhog
L.Arts: Sentence correction within mentor texts; adjectives, prefixes
Writing Workshop: How do I convince others of my opinion?
Science: Lights and Shadows
Math: Addition - Which strategies work best for me? (commutative property, zero property, doubles, counting on)


Homework

  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Finding the Evidence: Penguins
  3. SS Weekly-Penguins
  4. Practice doubles facts to 20
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 PBL
As a part of our grade level service learning project, we are collecting soda tabs for the Ronald McDonald House all year. Send tabs in at any time in a plastic bag, and we will do the rest!


Daddy/Daughter Dance
Who: Dads and their RBES daughters
When: February 2nd from 6-8 PM
Where: RBES gym
Cost: $35 per couple - More than one daughter? Cost does not increase.
*Cost includes: DJ, dancing, light refreshments, photo of the couple
Registration and payment are due by January 30th.

Valentine’s Day Party
Our class will distribute valentines during our party on January 14th. Each child is invited to create their own “Valentine Mailbox” at home and bring it in between 2/12 and 2/14 for their classmates to deliver valentines. If your child would like to participate in the valentine exchange, please be sure they have a valentine for every child in the class. We have 20 students. I will send out a class list if your child would like to address valentines personally. If not, “To Friend” works well too!

Upcoming Events

Daddy/Daughter Dance - February 2nd from 6-8PM
Parent Volunteer Training - February 6th at 5:30PM
Winter Break (NO SCHOOL) - February 12th
Quarterly Coffee with Administration - February 13th at 8:00AM
Valentine’s Party - February 14th at 1:30
First Grade Play - March 1st at 9:00AM, 10:15AM, & 7:00PM
Mother-Son Event - March 2nd
Kindergarten Registration - March 7th and 8th at 2:45PM