Spelling Words

Friday, August 26, 2016

Peek at the Week- Week of August 29 - September 2, 2016


Sneak Peek for Next Week!

Phonics Family Words: on, mom, not, spot, hop, top, stop, sob, job, from
Phonics- short o
Reading: Establishing Daily 5 Routines-Work on Writing/Word Work
L.Arts: Singular and Plural Nouns
Writing Workshop: Personal Narratives
Math: Exploring the 99s and 100s Chart; Comparing number charts to the Number Line; Practice Using Different Strategies to Solve Word Problems
Science: Weather Tools and States of Matter
 Homework 
1. Study phonics family words.
2. Practice your "Lightning Words".
3. Practice your sight word list.
4. Fill in the missing numbers on your 120 chart.
5. 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 Friday -Thursday from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM and 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 on
 Wednesday, September 14th 9:00-9:30.


1st Grade Curriculum Night was on August 23rd
Thank you to all that were able to attend. We hope that you found this evening to be informative about your child's year in first grade. 
If you were unable to attend you can see our presentation below at:

Scholastic News Donation
If you are able and have not already done so, please send in a $12.50 donation for your child's Scholastic News subscription. Thank you! 

Volunteer Training
The last volunteer training date is September 1st at 9:00am!
We will need ALL volunteers to attend one of the training options in order for everyone to be able to continue to serve as a volunteer. Please know we appreciate you, your time, and commitment to RBES.

Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar} to school with your child every day. No peanut products, 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. (Preferably with a lid that does not have to screw on and off)


Upcoming Events
K/1 Picture Day- August 30th
PTO- August 30th at 6:30pm
Volunteer Training- September 1st at 9:00am
Labor Day- September 5th SCHOOL CLOSED
Book Fair- September 9-15
STEAM Family Night – September 13th at 6pm
First Grade Parent Breakfast- September 22nd
Character Day- September 22nd (Students and Faculty)

Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Peek at the Week 8/22-8/26

We had a fantastic week in first grade! Don't forget that our Curriculum Night is on Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center. 
We look forward to seeing you there! 
 
Here’s a peek at next week:

Phonics Based Words: it, sit, hit, six, his, this, kid, is, did, in

Phonics- short i
Reading: Establishing Daily 5 Routines – Read to Someone
L.Arts: Common and Proper Nouns
Writing Workshop: Personal Narratives
Math: Numeration: Exploring the 99's Chart and Number Line  
Science: Weather Instruments



 Homework 
1. Study phonics family words (short a, e, i)! 
2. Practice your "Lightning Words".
3. Practice counting and writing numbers 0-120.
4. READ! Scholastic News – Kevin Henkes




Don't forget that Picture Day is on Wednesday, August 26th! 



STEAM Family Night and Book Fair
at

Rocky Branch Elementary!

Tuesday, September 13th

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Take the night off from cooking and enjoy dinner from Chick-fil- A!
Come spend time with your Rocky Branch family for STEAM Family Night and shop for fabulous books at the Book Fair!

Prepaid Meals ONLY! Your choice of dinner for $6.00 per meal



1. Chick-fil- A sandwich, chips, drink, and dessert

2. Chick-fil- A nuggets (8 count), chips, drink, and dessert

Send the order form and money in an envelope labeled STEAM Chick-fil-A order by Wednesday, September 7th.

Make checks payable to RBES PTO.


It is time for the RBES Fall Book Fair!  The dates for this exciting event are September 9, and 12-16. The Book Fair will be open September 9 and 12-15 from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM, Tuesday night from 6-8 during the STEAM Night/Ice Cream Social, and on Friday, September 16 from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM.   Grandparents and special friends are invited to lunch and the Book Fair any day, September 9 and Monday-Thursday, September 12-15. 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.

We need volunteers!  Please go to SignUp.com to sign up!
 http://signup.com/go/6h69t1
 


Scholastic News Donation

If you are able, please send in a $12.50 donation for your child's Scholastic News subscription. Thank you! 



Upcoming Events

***K/1st Curriculum Night- Aug. 23 - 6:30 pm** 

Boy Scout Meeting - Aug. 25 - 6:30 pm

K/1st Picture Day- Aug. 30

PTO - Aug. 30 - 6:30 pm

Last Volunteer Training - Sept. 1 - 9:00 am

Book Fair- Sept. 12-16

STEAM Family Night - Sept. 13 from 6:00-8:00

Book Character Fair – October 28th (no volunteers needed)


Have a great weekend!!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Here’s a peek at next week: 8/15-8/19

What a great first FULL week! 
We are working hard and learning so much in first grade! 

Phonics- short e
Phonics Based Spelling Pattern:
 let, get, pet, met, ten, then, went, bed, red, yes
Challenge: sentence, extra, measure, ready, never, guess, weather, heavy, second, excellent
We will not be taking spelling tests this year. Research has found that weekly spelling tests have not proven to help students be better spellers.  We will focus on phonetic patterns in words and individual student's misspelled sight word vocabulary.  The expectation is for students to be able to spell AND apply the spelling/phonics pattern for the week in their own writing. 
Need ideas for practicing spelling words at home? 
Check out Spelling City!

Reading: Establishing Daily 5 Routines- Work on Writing
L.Arts: Common Nouns
Writing Workshop: Personal Narratives - "Small Moments"
Math: Numeration- Counting and Comparing Numbers, Data, unitizing tens 
**Please practice counting and writing numbers to 120 at home.**
Science: Weather

Homework 
1. Study focus family words! (Short a from last week and short e for next week)
2. Complete Math About Me activity sheet (Due Thursday)
3. Practice this week's Lightning Words (Due Thursday)
4. Scholastic News- School

*MAP TESTING * 
Math: Monday, August 15th 
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.

Shoe Tying Practice

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If your child hasn't learned how to tie their shoes yet, 
please practice this skill with him/her at home. 
Upcoming Events

Volunteer Training – Aug. 15 & 16 @ 9 a.m.
***K/1st Curriculum Night- Aug. 23 @ 6:30 pm**
K/1st Picture Day- Aug. 30
Boy Scouts Info Meeting- Aug. 25 @ 6:30 pm
PTO- Aug. 30 @ 6:30 pm
Book Fair- Sept. 9-16
STEAM Family Night- Sept. 13

Have a great weekend!!