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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Peek at The Week 10.23-10.27

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Here’s a peek at next week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Community building; Self Awareness; How can I show contribution?
Phonics Family Words: make, day, rain, name, made, many, came, cake, mail, say
Phonics: long a (a-e, ai, ay)
Reading: Daily 5 implementation with emphasis on asking and answering questions (thick and thin) about details in texts - What is the main idea? How can I retell the story? (5 Finger Retell, Fist to Five, story maps); Compare/contrast fiction and nonfiction texts
Mentor Sentence: “The pumpkin plant’s leaves were as limp as wet paper.” -Pumpkin Jack
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L.Arts: Possessive nouns; personal pronouns (review)
Writing Workshop: Informational - What am I an expert at? How can I teach through my pictures and words?
Science: Magnet STEM Challenge
Math: 3D shapes; defining and nondefining attributes


Homework
  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Practice your “Lightning Words”
  3. Scholastic News- I am a Leaf Peeper
  4. 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!
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Pumpkin Book Reports
Information regarding our pumpkin book report/project was sent home this week. All pumpkins and book reports are due Monday, October 30th, but you may send them in as you finish. We will work on our speaking and listening standards as we present reports and pumpkins to our class the week of October 30th. Enjoy reading and being creative with your child!
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Secret Santa Information for Families
If your family is in need of assistance during the holiday time, please contact Mrs. Porter, our school counselor for information regarding the Secret Santa program.  All Secret Santa applications will be due on Friday, October 27, 2017.
Mrs. Porter's Phone:  706-769-3235 Ext 1307 or Email: bporter@oconeeschools.org

Attention Parents, Square ONE art is back!  
Your students worked very hard on their first art project this year and now you can purchase their work on a variety of products offered by Square ONE art.  These personalized items make fantastic keepsakes and gifts for loved ones.  Rocky Branch students have received their original artwork back along with a page of stickers of their artwork and an order catalog.  You may place orders online with the code on the catalog, send in the catalog order form to the school with a check made out to Square ONE art, or call the number on the catalog.  This program raises funds for our art classroom at Rocky Branch and allows Ms. Stephanie to replenish our art materials when we run out or purchase something new to try with the students.  Please consider supporting your child and our art program with a purchase by November 6th, 2017.  All orders will be delivered to the school on November 28th, 2017, in time for holiday gift giving.  
Please contact Stephanie Jenkins (RBES art teacher) at sjenkins@oconeeschools.org with any questions or concerns. Thank you!
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Shoe Tying Practice
If your child hasn’t learned this skill, please practice at home.
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Upcoming Events
Book Character Parade (students and staff only) - October 27th at 8:00AM
Secret Santa Applications Due - October 27th
Square ONE Orders Due - November 6th
Can-a-Thon - October 30th-November 10th
Thanksgiving Feast - November 10th
Thanksgiving Break - November 20th-24th

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Square One Art Information

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Attention Parents, Square ONE art is back!  

Your students worked very hard on their first art project this year and now you can purchase their work on a variety of products offered by Square ONE art.  These personalized items make fantastic keepsakes and gifts for loved ones.  Rocky Branch students have received their original artwork back along with a page of stickers of their artwork and an order catalog.  You may place orders online with the code on the catalog, send in the catalog order form to the school with a check made out to Square ONE art, or call the number on the catalog.  This program raises funds for our art classroom at Rocky Branch and allows me to replenish our art materials when we run out or purchase something new to try with the students.  Please consider supporting your child and our art program with a purchase by November 6th, 2017.  All orders will be delivered to the school on November 28th, 2017, in time for holiday gift giving.  

Please contact me, Stephanie Jenkins, at sjenkins@oconeeschools.org with any questions or concerns.  Thank you!


Thank you so much, RBES teachers!

Happy Hump Day!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Peek at the Week 10.16-10.20

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Here’s a peek at next week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Community building; “Step Into My Shoes” Activity; Solutions vs. Logical Consequences; Zones - What can we expect to see from others in different zones? How can I show contribution?
Phonics Family Words: much, child, each, there, them, when, where, bath, wish, she, share, why, should, teacher
Phonics: Consonant Digraphs (continued) - ch, th, sh, wh, ph
Reading: Daily 5 implementation with emphasis on asking and answering questions (thick and thin) about details in texts - What is the main idea? How can I retell the story? (5 Finger Retell, Fist to Five, story maps); Compare/contrast fiction and nonfiction texts
Mentor Sentence: “I’m sleeping over at Worm’s house tonight.” -Diary of a Spider
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L.Arts: Possessive nouns; personal pronouns
Writing Workshop: Informational - What am I an expert at? How can I add labels to my teaching book?
Science: Exploring magnets
Math: Geometry - 2D/3D shapes; defining and nondefining attributes; ten more/less


Homework
  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Practice your “Lightning Words”
  3. Math - Geometry Practice
  4. READ! - Headsprouts practice
*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. Books will come home again next week!
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!
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iMom Breakfast
We will have our first iMom breakfast on Monday, October 16th. If you registered for the iMom breakfast in September, then you are registered for the upcoming breakfast. The September breakfast was cancelled due to the inclement weather day. We look forward to seeing you on Monday morning at 7:20 for the iMom breakfast!
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NOHS Homecoming Parade
NOHS will have a Homecoming parade, bonfire, and food trucks on 10/19 from 6-8pm in the NOHS gravel lot. The parade will be held at 6:30pm along Titan Way, and the bonfire/community pep rally will begin at 7:15pm. The following food trucks will be there: The Varsity, Mac the Cheese, and Kona Ice.  Follow the link below to pre-order food:
You won't want to miss this fun community event!
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DA$H For Excellence
Our school’s only fundraiser, DA$H, will be held on October 20th, 2017. Our class will participate at 11:45-12:00. Everyone is welcome to come to the DA$H! If you are not volunteer trained, there will be a designated spectator area. In an effort to keep all of the kids safe, please be sure that if you take pictures, you only take them of your child. Thank you!


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Secret Santa Information for Families
If your family is in need of assistance during the holiday time, please contact Mrs. Porter, our school counselor for information regarding the Secret Santa program.  All Secret Santa applications will be due on Friday, October 27, 2017.
Mrs. Porter's Phone:  706-769-3235 Ext 1307 or Email: bporter@oconeeschools.org
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Shoe Tying Practice
If your child hasn’t learned this skill, please practice at home.
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Snack Reminders
  • Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar} every day with your child.
  • Due to limited time, please only send one, easy-to-eat snack
  • Please also send in a small water bottle only to drink - no juice/soda/sugary beverages
  • Please send only CLEAR liquids for your kids to drink!
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Upcoming Events
iMom Breakfast - October 16th
NOHS Homecoming Parade - October 19th from 6-8PM
DA$H - October 20th
Book Character Parade (students and staff) - October 27th at 8:00AM
Secret Santa Applications Due - October 27th
Can-a-Thon - October 30th-November 10th
Thanksgiving Feast - November 10th
Thanksgiving Break - November 20th-24th

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Peek at the Week 10.10-10.13

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Here’s a peek at next week!
Responsive Classroom/Positive Discipline: Community building; Zones of Regulation - What might it look like if someone was in the blue, yellow, green, or red zones? How can I show contribution?
Phonics Family Words: much, child, each, there, them, when, where, bath, wish, she, share, why, should, teacher
Phonics: Consonant Digraphs - ch, th, sh, wh, ph
Reading: Daily 5 implementation with emphasis on asking and answering questions (thick and thin) about details in texts - What is the main idea? How can I retell the story? (5 Finger Retell, Fist to Five) What is the author’s purpose? (PIE - Persuade, Inform, Entertain)
Mentor Sentence: “Mama Bird told them it was time to learn to fly.” -Stellaluna
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L.Arts: Noun Review - common/proper/singular/plural
Writing Workshop: Informational - looking at mentor nonfiction texts
Science: Exploring magnets
Math: Geometry - 2D shapes; defining and nondefining attributes; ten more/less


Homework
  1. Study Phonics Family Words/Sight Words
  2. Practice your “Lightning Words”
  3. Math - 2D Shapes
  4. 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. We need a few shoe boxes to house the tabs. Send tabs in at any time in a plastic bag, and we will do the rest!

Field Trip Dates
Ashley, Brantley, Brandenburg, Jones - October 10th
Skinner, Stanchek, Pierce - October 11th
United Way Fundraiser
Interested in donating to United Way? Here are some opportunities to do so at RBES!
Students and Teachers
Buy a Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuit.  Orders will be taken October 10th – 12th.  Chicken biscuits will be delivered to your child’s room on Friday, the 13th at 8:15. Cost of biscuits - $4.00. Proceeds less the cost of biscuits will be given to United Way. Order forms will be sent home in Daily Folders.
Students
Pay $1.00 to wear a hat to school.  Date – Friday, October 13th
Buy a special RBES item from the School Store to support United Way the week of October 16th.
Parents
Water for sale the day of the DA$H - $1.00


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NOHS Homecoming Parade
NOHS will have a Homecoming parade, bonfire, and food trucks on 10/19 from 6-8pm in the NOHS gravel lot. The parade will be held at 6:30pm along Titan Way, and the bonfire/community pep rally will begin at 7:15pm. The following food trucks will be there: The Varsity, Mac the Cheese, and Kona Ice.  Follow the link below to pre-order food:
You won't want to miss this fun community event!


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Secret Santa Information for Families
If your family is in need of assistance during the holiday time, please contact Mrs. Porter, our school counselor for information regarding the Secret Santa program.  All Secret Santa applications will be due on Friday, October 27, 2017.
Mrs. Porter's Phone:  706-769-3235 Ext 1307 or Email: bporter@oconeeschools.org


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


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Snack Reminders
  • Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar} every day with your child.
  • Due to limited time, please only send one, easy-to-eat snack
  • Please also send in a small water bottle only to drink - no juice/soda/sugary beverages
  • Please send only CLEAR liquids for your kids to drink!
  • We are a PEANUT free classroom!

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Upcoming Events
Teacher Workday/End of 1st 9 Weeks (No School for Students) - October 6th
Fall Break - October 9th
TRR Cobb Field Trip - October 10th
3rd Grade Play - October 12th
CFA Biscuit and Hat Day - October 13th
Report Cards go Home - October 13th
iMom Breakfast - October 16th
NOHS Homecoming Parade - October 19th from 6-8PM
DA$H - October 20th
Book Character Parade (students and staff) - October 27th at 8:00AM
Secret Santa Applications Due - October 27th
Can-a-Thon - October 30th-November 10th
Thanksgiving Feast - November 10th
Thanksgiving Break - November 20th-24th

Have a wonderful weekend!