Spelling Words

Thursday, September 11, 2014

First Grade Learning Websites

Symbaloo is a website that includes links to several other sites. These links include games and other great resources to help review many of the skills we are learning in first grade. We will update this site throughout the year. I have linked Symbaloo to the left side our Blog. We believe the students will enjoy using these interactive and engaging resources and they will also help your child grow as a learner! Please work with  your child become familiar with these websites at home!

Peek at the Week 9/15-9/19

Here’s a peek at next week:
Spelling words: still, spill, slip, skip, swim, slim, step, fast, rest, best
Phonics- s blends
Reading: Ask & Answer?s about key details, Stretchy Snake
L.Arts: Possessive Nouns
Vocabulary:  explore, Past 2 weeks: predict, always
Writing: Fictional Narrative 
Math: Numeration: Counting and Writing Numbers to 120; Base Ten Number System
Science: Seasons
Our library day is on Friday! Make sure your child brings his/her library book back to school.
Our class will be attending the Book Fair Tuesday, 9/15 at 9:00 for anyone who wants to attend with your child.  The children will be making a wish list that day of the books that they would like to purchase for anyone who can't attend.

Homework 
1.Study spelling words!
2. Practice "Lightning Words" {see sheet in Daily Folder}
3. READ!

Oconee Food for Kids
To help bridge the food gap for some children during the weekend, sacks of kid-friendly food are distributed every week to children in Oconee County.
The month of September Rocky Branch will be collecting:
Boxes of snack-sized microwave
popcorn (10 per box)


There is absolutely no cost to you!
Register online at www.wee-read.org
If you or someone you know has a child birth to age 5, please look in to signing them up for Wee Read.  Our goal is to have 2000 children in Oconee County signed up.  This program is not income-based - it is for EVERY young child. We would like for ALL children in the RBES zone receive these nice, FREE hardback books in the mail.   Our future Rockets deserve the chance to read these books and to have the thrill of getting their own mail to support the love of readings!
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH 2014
Drop off: 5:00pm
Pick up: 9:30pm
$10/per child


Enjoy a night out while your children enjoy some Marital Arts fun and games, pizza, and then a movie on mat: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! A great time to allow your children to have fun with their friends while parents get some much needed alone time! Drop off is at 5pm and pick up is at 9:30pm. The cost is $10 per child. This fee will include pizza, grapes, carrots and drinks. All American Black Belt students are encouraged to come and bring their friends! It will be a great night and a lot of fun!
PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN AT THE FRONT DESK, OR CALL 
706-549-1671!

Parents Night Out !!!
Parents....need a date night?  This Saturday night,September 13,  at Georgia Elite Gymnastics, we will have open gym from 6:30 until 9:00 p.m. Also, your child does not have to be a member of our gym to attend. We will have coaches to supervise your children while you go out on a date!

 Ages : 4 - 16
$20 (first child) $15 (per additional sibling)
Adult / Coach Supervision


Georgia Elite Gymnastics
1010 Lampkin Branch Dr.
Watkinsville Ga. 30677
We will be having our annual Youth Night at the NOHS softball game on Tuesday Sept 23rd against Oglethorpe County.  Game time is 5:55

Any youth softball player (girls only) wearing their softball jersey will be allowed into the game at no charge.  All players must have an adult accompany them.

Jewelry
Please help us by making sure your child leaves all jewelry {bracelets, necklaces, etc.} at home. They often become a huge distraction during instructional time.

Upcoming Events
Book Fair/Grandparent's Lunch- Sept. 15-19
STEAM Family Night- Sept. 16
Fire Prevention Week - Sept. 22 - 26
Make-up Picture Day - Sept. 30
Cub Scout Kick-off - Sept. 30 6:30 - 7:30

When:   Saturday, September 13, 2014
                10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where:  Sandy Creek Park
400 Bob Holman Road


Cost:      FREE festival activities
                 Park admission $2 per person (ages 4-64)

Insectival! Family Day
SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
VISITOR CENTER & CONSERVATORY
2450 S. MILLEDGE AVE. ATHENS, GA 30605
COST: $5 PER PERSON OR $20 PER FAMILY

Join Garden staff and volunteers for this creepy, crawly, and definitely fun Family Festival. Discovery stations, roach and beetle races, an insect cafe, puppet shows and, of course, lots of live insects will also highlight this year's event!
At 11am we will host our annual butterfly release on the lawn of the International Garden. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to view dozens of native butterflies flap their wings above your head!
Insect-ival is sponsored by Earthshare of Georgia, The State Botanical Garden, the UGA Lund Club, the UGA Department of Entomology, and the Georgia Museum of Natural History. 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Peek at the Week 9/8-9/12

Here’s a peek at next week:
Spelling words: up, bus, but, cut, must, jump, fun, run, much, such
Phonics- short u
Reading: Reading Accuracy/Story Elements *Eagle Eye, Elephant Ears, Lips the Fish 

Language Arts: Singular & Plural Nouns
Writing: Narrative 
Math: Numeration: Counting and Writing Numbers to 120; Base Ten Number System
Science: Forms of Water
Our library day is on Friday! Make sure your child brings his/her library book back to school.
Our class will be attending the Book Fair Tuesday, 9/16 at 9:00 for anyone who wants to attend with your child.  The children will be making a wish list that day of the books that they would like to purchase for anyone who can't attend.
 Homework 
1.Study spelling words!
2. Practice "Lightning Words" {Theme 2-2}
3. READ! 

MAP Reports are coming home Friday in the Daily folder.  One side of the report has an explanation of how to understand the data.  Your child's information is on the other side.

Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar- no cookies, candy, etc.} to school with your child every day.
-Due to having 5 minutes for snack time, please send in only one snack.
-Please do not send snack in your child's lunchbox or in a large container/bag. He/she puts their snack inside their desk to save space and time during transitions. 

 Jewelry
Please help us by making sure your child leaves all jewelry {bracelets, necklaces, etc.} at home. They often become a huge distraction during instructional time. 

Tomorrow is the Last Volunteer Training Date for the Year!!!!
Georgia law regarding volunteers in non-profit organizations establishes that all volunteers are now mandated reporters.  In order for all volunteers to understand the law and know the reporting protocols, volunteer training regarding the new mandated reporter law will be provided. If you plan to volunteer or visit in a classroom (this includes attending class parties, field day, working with students, etc.) you should attend the last training.  The date and time is listed below:

Sat Sep 6, 2014
9:00am – 10:00am
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.

Upcoming Events
Volunteer Training -Sept. 6- 9:00 am
PTO- Sept. 9- 6:30 pm
K Parent Breakfast- Sept. 11-7:45 am
Book Fair/Grandparent's Lunch- Sept. 15-19
STEAM Family Night- Sept. 16
Fire Prevention Week - Sept. 22 - 26
Make-up Picture Day - Sept. 30

Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Peek at the Week 9/2-9/5


Thank you parents who were able to attend 1st Grade's Curriculum Night yesterday! For those of you who were unable to attend, please see the linked PowerPoint. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Here’s a peek at next week:
Spelling words: on, mom, not, spot, hop, top, stop, sob, job, from
Phonics- short o
Reading: Establishing Daily 5 Routines-Work on Writing; Story Elements
L. Arts: Singular Nouns
Writing: Narrative 
Math: Numeration: Counting and Writing Numbers to 120
Science: The Water Cycle

Our library day is on Friday! Make sure your child brings his/her library book back to school.

 Homework 
1.Study spelling words! 

2. Practice "Lightning Words" {Theme 2-1}
3. Practice counting and writing numbers 0-120
4. READ! 

Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar- no cookies, candy, etc.} to school with your child every day.
-Due to having 5 minutes for snack time, please send in only one snack.
-Please do not send snack in your child's lunchbox or in a large container/bag. He/she puts their snack inside their desk to save space and time during transitions. 
-Please only send a small water bottle for your child to have with his/her snack.

 Jewelry
Please help us by making sure your child leaves all jewelry {bracelets, necklaces, etc.} at home. They often become a huge distraction during instructional time. 

Volunteer Training
Georgia law regarding volunteers in non-profit organizations establishes that all volunteers are now mandated reporters.  In order for all volunteers to understand the law and know the reporting protocols, volunteer training regarding the new mandated reporter law will be provided. Below are the dates for the RBES volunteer training. If you plan to volunteer or visit in a classroom (this includes attending class parties, field day, working with students, etc.) you should attend one of the dates below.
Sat Sep 6, 2014
9:00am – 10:00am

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.

Upcoming Events
K/1st Picture Day- Sept. 3
Volunteer Training -Sept. 6- 9:00 am
PTO- Sept. 9- 6:30 pm
K Parent Breakfast- Sept. 11-7:45 am
Book Fair- Sept. 15-19
STEAM Family Night- Sept. 16

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Curriculum Night Information

Click the following to view the information covered during curriculum night. Thanks to everyone who made an effort to be there and also for taking the time to view this if you missed it!



Friday, August 22, 2014

Peek at the Week 8/25-8/29


We had a fantastic week in first grade! Don't forget that our Curriculum Night is on Tuesday, August 26th at 6:30 in the Media Center. We look forward to seeing you there!

Here’s a peek at next week:
Spelling words: it, sit, hit, six, his, this, kid, is, did, in
Phonics- short i 
Reading: Establishing Daily 5 Routines-Listening to Reading/Word Work
Language Arts: Common and Proper Nouns
Writing: Narrative 
Math: Numeration: Exploring the 99's Chart and Number Line  
Science: Weather Instruments/ STEM activity

Our library day is on Friday! Make sure your child brings his/her library book back to school.

Homework 
1.Study spelling words! 

2. Practice "Lightning Words" {see sheet in Daily Folder}
3. READ!
4. Tens Frame Practice: Making numbers 11 to 19

1st Grade Curriculum Night- August 26th @ 6:30 pm
Please join us in the Media Center on August 26th at 6:30 pm to learn all about first grade! It will be very helpful for all of you who attend. There will be a lot of information discussed. We look forward to seeing you there!

Spelling Test
The children did a wonderful job working on their spelling words this week! All graded tests will be sent home on Monday.

*MAP TESTING *
Math: Tuesday, August 26th from 9:30-11:00
Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar- no cookies, candy, etc.} to school with your child every day.
-Due to having 5 minutes for snack time, please send in only one snack.
-Please do not send snack in your child's lunchbox or in a large container/bag. He/she puts their snack inside their desk to save space and time during transitions.

Jewelry
Please help us by making sure your child leaves all jewelry {bracelets, necklaces, etc.} at home. They often become a huge distraction during instructional time.

Volunteer Training
Georgia law regarding volunteers in non-profit organizations establishes that all volunteers are now mandated reporters.  In order for all volunteers to understand the law and know the reporting protocols, volunteer training regarding the new mandated reporter law will be provided. Below are the dates for the RBES volunteer training. If you plan to volunteer or visit in a classroom (this includes attending class parties, field day, working with students, etc.) you should attend one of the dates below.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Sat Sep 6, 2014
9:00am – 10:00am

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.
Weekly Studies Donation
If you are able, please send in a $5 donation for your child's Weekly Studies newspapers. Thank you!

Upcoming Events
***K/1st Curriculum Night- Aug. 26- 6:30 pm**
Volunteer Training Options {choose 1}:
Aug. 28th- 7:00 pm
Sept. 6- 9:00 am
K/1st Picture Day- Sept. 3
PTO- Sept. 9- 6:30 pm
K Parent Breakfast- Sept. 11-7:45 am
Book Fair- Sept. 15-19

STEAM Family Night- Sept. 16

Friday, August 15, 2014

Peek at the Week 8/18-8/22

Here’s a peek at next week:

Spelling words: let, get, pet, met, ten, then, went, bed, red, yes
Phonics- short e 
Reading: Establishing Daily 5 Routines- Read to Someone
Writing: Narrative/Handwriting/All About Me/ Small Moments
Math: numeration- counting and comparing numbers  
Science: Weather
Our library day is on Friday! Make sure your child brings his/her library book back to school!

Homework 
1.Study spelling words!
2. Lightening Words

3. SS Weekly- Welcome to First Grade/ Read & Answer Questions- Keep at home!

*MAP TESTING *
Math: Wednesday, August 26th from 9:30-11:00
1st Grade Curriculum Night- August 26th @ 6:30 pm
Please join us in the Media Center on August 26th at 6:30 pm to learn all about first grade! We look forward to seeing you there!

Volunteer Training
Georgia law regarding volunteers in non-profit organizations establishes that all volunteers are now mandated reporters.  In order for all volunteers to understand the law and know the reporting protocols,  volunteer training regarding the new mandated reporter law will be provided. Below are the dates for the RBES volunteer training. If you plan to volunteer or visit in a classroom  (this includes attending class parties, field day, working with students, etc.) you should attend one of the dates below.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Sat Sep 6, 2014
9:00am – 10:00am

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.
Weekly Studies Donation
If you are able, please send in a $5 donation for your child's Weekly Studies newspapers.Thank you!
Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar} to school with your child every day. Examples: fruit, granola bar, crackers,etc. Please do not send cookies, candy, etc. for snack.
-Due to only having 5 minutes for snack time, please send in only one snack.
-Please do not send snack in your child's lunchbox. Your child puts his/her snack in their desk to save time during transitions.

-Please only send water in a small water bottle for your child to have with his/her snack.