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Friday, December 8, 2017

12/11-12/15

Here’s a peek at next week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Community building; problem solving
Phonics Family Words: review
Phonics: review
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - Comparing/contrasting texts on the same and different topic
Mentor Sentence: “The Polar Express let out a loud blast from its whistle and sped away.” -Polar Express
L.Arts: Sentence correction within mentor texts; adjectives, verbs, conjunctions, synonyms
Writing Workshop: Holiday themed writing; Small moment stories
PBL: Chemo Care Packages
Math: Review; addition/subtraction preview


Homework
  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
READ! - Headsprouts practice

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 starting in October. Send tabs in at any time in a plastic bag, and we will do the rest!
Chemo Care Packages - Service Learning
Thank you for helping fill Chemo Care Packages this holiday season! The patients at University Cancer & Blood Center will surely appreciate your generosity.


Polar Express Day
Thursday, December 14th


Class Party
Our class party will be on Friday, December 15th from 1:30-2:15. I have contacted parents who have been volunteer trained to help with the party and will be setting them up at stations to help at the party. If you volunteered to donate anything, please send in items by the 14th (unless they are hot/cold items) so I can get an inventory and pick up any additional items needed that evening. Hot/cold items may be dropped off by 1:00 in the office on December 15th.
Thank you for all you do!
Upcoming Events
Class Parties (students and volunteer trained parents) - December 15th at 1:30
Holiday Break - December 18-January 2nd
Students Return to School - January 3rd

Report Cards Go Home - January 5th

Friday, December 1, 2017

Peek at the Week 12.4-12.8

Here’s a peek at next week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Community building; problem solving; What is the difference between a small problem and a big problem? How should I respond to each type? How can I fill someone’s bucket?
Phonics Family Words: snack, street, throat, shin, shine, strong, poles, sprain, north, bright
Phonics: review
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - Comparing/contrasting texts on the same and different topic - moose theme
Mentor Sentence: “Moose had gifts for everyone stacked from ceiling to floor.” -Mooseltoe
L.Arts: Sentence correction within mentor texts; adjectives, verbs, conjunctions, synonyms
Writing Workshop: Informational - What am I an expert at? How can I teach through my pictures and words? How do I use the whole page to teach? (Show what you know!); Narrative writing review
PBL: Chemo Care Packages
Math: Review place value, greater than/less than, data


Homework
  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Finding Text Evidence - Rudy the Reindeer
READ! - Headsprouts practice/”Book in a Bag”

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 starting in October. Send tabs in at any time in a plastic bag, and we will do the rest!
Chemo Care Packages - Service Learning
Every year around the holidays, first grade asks our RBES family to donate items for us create care packages for adult patients receiving chemotherapy treatments. If you are able, please send in any of the following items between November 27th and December 8th.
Chapstick
Unscented lotion
Hand sanitizer
Alcohol free mouthwash
Games (Sudoku, word searches, crossword puzzles, adult coloring books)
Hard candy
Caffeine-free tea bags
Upcoming Events
Quarterly Coffee with Mrs. Mason - December 5th at 8am
Class Parties - December 15th at 1:30
Holiday Break - December 18-January 2nd
Students Return to School - January 3rd
Report Cards Go Home - January 5th

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Peek at the Week 11.27-12.1

Here’s a peek at (next) next week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Community building; Problem solving; What are some ways I can calm myself? How can I show kindness?
Phonics Family Words: use, cube, glue, rule, tune, huge, blue, tube, contribution, beautiful
Phonics: long u (ule, ume, ud, ude, uke, ube)
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - Comparing/contrasting texts on the same and different topic - gingerbread; reindeer (Venn diagram); Nonfiction text features
Mentor Sentence: “The Gingerbread Baby clapped his hands with glee and ran inside.” -Gingerbread Baby
L.Arts: Sentence correction within mentor texts; adjectives
Writing Workshop: Informational - What am I an expert at? How can I teach through my pictures and words? How do I use the whole page to teach? (Show what you know!); Narrative writing review
PBL: Chemo Care Packages
Math: Fractions - non-standard measurement; estimation


Homework
  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Finding Text Evidence - Gingerbread
  3. Math - place value practice & ten more ten less
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 starting in October. Send tabs in at any time in a plastic bag, and we will do the rest!
Chemo Care Packages - Service Learning
Every year around the holidays, first grade asks our RBES family to donate items for us create care packages for adult patients receiving chemotherapy treatments. If you are able, please send in any of the following items between November 27th and December 8th.
Chapstick
Unscented lotion
Hand sanitizer
Alcohol free mouthwash
Games (Sudoku, word searches, crossword puzzles, adult coloring books)
Hard candy
Caffeine-free tea bags
Upcoming Events
Quarterly Coffee with Mrs. Mason - December 5th at 8am
Class Parties - December 15th at 1:30
Holiday Break - December 18-January 2nd
Students Return to School - January 3rd

Report Cards Go Home - January 5th

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Head Lice

A note from the nurse regarding lice:

Encourage everyone that can to please wear their hair up and sprayed.  Removing the nits is a daily thing.  Also, please check your child periodically for lice and keep us informed so that we can support all the work that goes into getting rid of it!

This is the lice link that I have found easy and resourceful!  Attached is directions for the Cetaphil treatment.  Please let me know if I can help in anyone. 

Thanks- Nurse Ashley







Thursday, November 9, 2017

Peek at the Week 11.13-11.16

Here’s a peek at next week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Community building; Problem solving; How can I show kindness?
Phonics Family Words: globe, home, those, road, coast, toe, look, tomorrow, ownership, load
Phonics: long o (o, o_e, ow, oa)
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - How can I retell the story? (5 Finger Retell, Fist to Five, story maps); applying reading comprehension strategies (text to text connections); Comparing/contrasting texts on the same topic - turkeys
Mentor Sentence: “What if he didn’t look like a turkey?” -Turkey Trouble
L.Arts: Sentence correction - capitalization, punctuation
Writing Workshop: Informational - What am I an expert at? How can I teach through my pictures and words? How do I use the whole page to teach?
Social Studies: Thanksgiving
Math: Fractions - non-standard measurement; estimation


Homework
  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Finding Text Evidence  
  3. Turkey Disguise Project
  4. Math - Measurement
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 starting in October. Send tabs in at any time in a plastic bag, and we will do the rest!
MAP
Our class will take the winter MAP Reading test on November 14th at 10am and the winter MAP Math test on November 16th at 10am.

It's Secret Santa Time!  
If you would like to help with this year's Secret Santa, please use this Secret Santa Survey Link to complete a short survey.  Mrs. Porter will contact you about how you would like to help.
You can help by:
  • Purchasing a specific gift or gifts from a child's wish list
  • Making a financial contribution to Secret Santa.
  • Volunteering your time to organize the Secret Santa boxes and items.
  • Volunteering your time to shop with donated money.
The Growing Mound of Lost and Found
As we've had cooler and wetter weather, we've started seeing the Lost and Found Mound growing again.  Please ask your child to look through Lost and Found for any lost items.  If you are planning to join us for Thanksgiving Lunch, please take the time to look through Lost and Found while you are here. It will be organized to help you look so you don't have to search The Mound!
Also, please help by putting your child's name in all jackets, sweatshirts, or sweaters that he/she wears to school. (lunchboxes and water bottles, too)  We really do look for names and will return them to your child IF the item has a name in it.  Any items still in Lost and Found on Thursday, November 26 will be washed and donated.  Items in good condition are sold at a consignment store and the proceeds go to RBES Secret Santa or counseling needs that arise throughout the school year.
Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving Break - November 20th-24th
Quarterly Coffee with Mrs. Mason - December 5th at 8am
Class Parties - December 15th at 1:30
Holiday Break - December 18-January 2nd
Students Return to School - January 3rd
Report Cards Go Home - January 5th

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Peek at the Week 11.6-11.10

  
Here’s a peek at next week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Community building; Problem solving; How can I show kindness?
Phonics Family Words: side, white, time, fine, tie, night, sight, right, fly, why
Phonics: long i (i, igh, y)
Reading: Daily 5 implementation - How can I retell the story? (5 Finger Retell, Fist to Five, story maps); What do the illustrations in a story tell me about the text? Comparing texts on the same topic - owl theme
Mentor Sentence: “The moon was high above us.” -Owl Babies
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L.Arts: Possessive nouns; personal pronouns; apostrophe; proper nouns
Writing Workshop: Informational - What am I an expert at? How can I teach through my pictures and words? How do I add a Table of Contents?
Social Studies: Landforms
Math: Fractions - equal shares; half of, quarter of/fourth of


Homework
  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Desert Passage
  3. Math - Fraction Practice
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 starting in October. Send tabs in at any time in a plastic bag, and we will do the rest!

CAN-A-THON at RBES

We are gearing up for our annual Can-A-Thon at RBES. Bring in canned goods October 30th-November 10th to help feed Oconee families in need. Thank you for helping out as you can.
It's Secret Santa Time!  
If you would like to help with this year's Secret Santa, please use this Secret Santa Survey Link to complete a short survey.  Mrs. Porter will contact you about how you would like to help.
You can help by:
  • Purchasing a specific gift or gifts from a child's wish list
  • Making a financial contribution to Secret Santa.
  • Volunteering your time to organize the Secret Santa boxes and items.
  • Volunteering your time to shop with donated money.
The Growing Mound of Lost and Found
As we've had cooler and wetter weather, we've started seeing the Lost and Found Mound growing again.  Please ask your child to look through Lost and Found for any lost items.  If you are planning to join us for Thanksgiving Lunch, please take the time to look through Lost and Found while you are here. It will be organized to help you look so you don't have to search The Mound!
Also, please help by putting your child's name in all jackets, sweatshirts, or sweaters that he/she wears to school. (lunchboxes and water bottles, too)  We really do look for names and will return them to your child IF the item has a name in it.  Any items still in Lost and Found on Thursday, November 26 will be washed and donated.  Items in good condition are sold at a consignment store and the proceeds go to RBES Secret Santa or counseling needs that arise throughout the school year.
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Monday is the last day for sending in your Square ONE art order.  You can order via the Square ONE website, phone, or by sending in your paper order to school.  Thanks for supporting our art program!  Contact Ms. Stephanie at sjenkins@oconeeschools.org with any questions.  Orders will be shipped to the school the last week in November
Upcoming Events
Square ONE Orders Due - November 6th
iMom - November 6th
Sonic Night - November 9th
Can-a-Thon - October 30th-November 10th
Thanksgiving Feast - November 10th
Thanksgiving Break - November 20th-24th