Spelling Words

Monday, March 2, 2015

Icecream social!!

ICE CREAM SOCIAL ITEMS NEEDED!

I Scream, You Scream, We ALL Scream for Ice Cream!

Please send in toppings for the Ice Cream Social by Friday, March 13th to the front office.

Tuesday, March 17th will be Family Fun Night / STEAM Night at RBES and

 the Book Fair will be open.

Proceeds will benefit the Media Center. 

Suggested toppings include gummy bears, sour patch kids, sour worms, crushed cookies,

variety of syrups, nuts, nerds…really any type of candy would be perfect.  Please also send in 2-Liter

If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Cannon at jcannon@oconeeschools.org.

bottles of COKE for Coke floats, brownies for sundaes.

Friday, February 27, 2015

RBES- State School of Character


RBES has been named a Georgia School of Character!  We are the only Georgia school to be designated a State School of Character this year.  For information about what that means and the principles this designation is based on, go to https://character.org/conference/character2015-forum/  

All schools named State Schools of Character across the country will be visited by a team to determine which schools will be named National Schools of Character.  The national visiting team will come to RBES March 5th.  Schools earning the national distinction will be named May 8th.  

Thank you to all students and parents for supporting the ROCKETS' Way and for helping us with our goal of helping students develop intrinsic motivation!  We want our students to learn to do the right thing because it's the right thing to do whether or not anyone is watching.  We want them to set goals for themselves and to learn persistence to help them meet those goals.  Our teachers have spent the last few years studying character and moral development research, and we believe in the principles exemplified in National Schools of Character.  We are honored to be a 2015 State School of Character, and we appreciate the ongoing community support!

3/2-3/6 Peek at the Week

It was a productive week in first grade despite the early release and delayed start days! Even though we didn't get much snow, I hope you and your family enjoyed the extra time together. On Thursday we will perform our play, "How Does Your Garden Grow?". Please read the following important reminders...

Parent Reminders for the First Grade Play
How Does your Garden Grow?
1.     The first grade students will present two performances of the musical,Thursday, March 5. The morning performance will be at 9:30 a.m. and the evening performance will be at 7:00 p.m. Please make sure your child arrives no later than 6:15 p.m. for the evening show. We will meet in our classroom. They will get dressed at school.
2.      For the play, the first grade students are to wear a solid colored short sleeve t-shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes.  T-shirts can be orange, yellow, pink, blue, purple, red, blue, turquoise, green, etc.
3.     The only exception is the  for the students who are performing the following jobs in the show: ( A note went home about this several weeks ago)
·       Weed Rappers- need a solid green shirt and jeans
·       Flower speakers –need a solid green shirt and  jeans
·       Flower dancers- need a solid green shirt and a pair of solid shorts
·       Crows- need black  t-shirts and black leggings
4.     Please have your child bring in his/ her t- shirt to their teacher labeled and in a Ziplock bag by Friday, February 27.  We will keep your child’s shirt at school until after the performances.
5.     On Tuesday, March 3 we will have the Dress Rehearsal at 9:15. Please make sure your child wears jeans to school on that day. The PTO will make photos for the photo DVD that day.
**You can print photos off of the DVD.**
6.     Also, make sure your child wears jeans to school on Thursday, March 5 which is our performance day.

Thanks so much for your support of the music program at RBES. The children are doing a great job preparing a wonderful program for their parents.
Teresa Granger, RBES Music Teacher



In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, we will have a "Read In" on Monday morning! Please have your child wear red, black, or white {or Dr. Seuss t-shirt if you already have one}. They may bring their favorite small pillow {please make sure it can fit in their book bag} and books for the celebration. In the afternoon, we will enjoy Hop on POPcorn and watch Horton Hears a Who. We can't wait!


Here's a sneak peek at next week:  

Spelling: didn’t, wasn’t doesn’t, couldn’t, won’t, it’s, that’s, what’s, where’s, here’s 
Challenge: contraction, apostrophe, persuade

Reading: DRA Assessments

PhonicsSyllables

Vocabulary: often, usually, introduction

L.Arts: Contractions, Suffixes, Commas in a Series and Dates

Writing: Opinion Writing



Math: Telling Time to the Hour and Half Hour



Social Studies: Producers and Consumers




1. Complete telling time practice sheet and play telling time game HERE
2. Complete comprehension practice sheet
3. Please go to MAP Reading and Math websites to play learning games {website links are to the right}
4. Practice spelling words
 5. Read!

SPRING BOOK FAIR
It is time for the RBES Spring Book Fair!  The dates for this exciting event are March 16-20.     The Book Fair will be open Mon.-Thurs. from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM, Tuesday night from 5:00-7:00PM and on Friday from 8:00 AM until 10 AM.  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.

Here is the link for "Volunteer Spot - Spring Book Fair"  http://vols.pt/xJuE3

 
Do you want to help with our first grade play? 
Can your child tie their shoes? If not, it's important to start/continue practicing this skill until they master it. This will help them gain independence. Check out these websites for shoe tying tips. 





3/4 & 3/5- Kindergarten Registration 2:45-5:00
3/5- 1st Grade Play 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
3/5-5 -  National Schools of Character visit
3/8-8 -  Daylight Savings Time begins
3/9- RBES Night at Zaxby's
3/12- End of the 3rd Nine Weeks
3/13- TEACHER WORK DAY/NO SCHOOL
3/16-3/20- BOOK FAIR
3/17- RBES FAMILY STEAM NIGHT & Ice Cream Social
3/19- K-2 Picture Day
3/20-Report Cards go home
3/23-  BMX Bike Show
3/24- RBES Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 8:00 AM
3/24-RBES Night at Stevi B's
3/27- RBES Mother/Son Event







Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fruits & Veggies for the Play

How Does Your Garden Grow?
First Grade Musical
Thursday, March 5


The first grade play is set in a garden. The students and parents have made flowers and vegetables for this garden. We are in need of some real vegetables and fruits to decorate the stage with as well. If you could donate a bag of  any of the following items ( apples, carrots, onions or potatoes), please send them in with your child on Monday, March 2nd. After the play these items will be given to Mrs. McGrath for her cooking class to use as they prepare food for area homeless families.

Teresa Granger, RBES Music Teacher
First Grade Teaching Team


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Play Reminders for Parents

 
Parent Reminders for the First Grade Play
How Does your Garden Grow?

1.     The first grade students will present two performances of the musical, Thursday, March 5. The morning performance will be at 9:30 a.m. and the evening performance will be at 7:00 p.m.
2.      For the play, the first grade students are to wear a solid colored short sleeve t-shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes.  T-shirts can be orange, yellow, pink, blue, purple, red, blue, turquoise, green, etc.
3.     The only exception is the  for the students who are performing the following jobs in the show: (A note went home about this several weeks ago)
·      Weed Rappers- need a solid green shirt and jeans
·      Flower speakers –need a solid green shirt and  jeans
·      Flower dancers- need a solid green shirt and a pair of solid shorts
·      Crows- need black  t-shirts and black leggings
4.     Please have your child bring in his/ her t- shirt to their teacher labeled and in a Ziplock bag by Friday, February 27.  We will keep your child’s shirt at school until after the performances.
5.     On Tuesday, March 3 we will have the Dress Rehearsal at 9:15. Please make sure your child wears jeans to school on that day. The PTO will make photos for the photo DVD that day.
6.     Also, make sure your child wears jeans to school on Thursday, March 5 which is our performance day.

Thanks so much for your support of the music program at RBES. The children are doing a great job preparing a wonderful program for their parents.
Teresa Granger, RBES Music Teacher

Friday, February 20, 2015

Peek at the Week 2/23-2/27

What a fun and chilly week together in first grade! It's hard not having outdoor recess all week, but the children {and I} survived! We are very thankful to have GoNoodle's indoor recess videos and brain breaks to get us up and moving throughout the day! Stay warm this weekend!! 

Here's a sneak peek at next week:  
Spelling:  germ, giant, gentle, gem, change, garden, gums, game, goal, glad
Challenge: Georgia, greatest, frigid
Reading: DRA Assessments {to find current reading level}, Asking/answering questions, Comparing/contrasting Texts
PhonicsHard and Soft G, Syllables
Vocabulary: main
L.Arts: Prefixes,Suffixes, Root Words
Writing: Opinion Writing
Math: Telling Time to the Hour and Half Hour
Social Studies: Producers and Consumers





1. Complete "Find the Evidence" comprehension practice sheet
2. Please go to MAP Reading and Math websites to play learning games {website links are on the blog}
3. Practice spelling words
4. SS- Spending & Saving
 5. Read!

SPRING BOOK FAIR
It is time for the RBES Spring Book Fair!  The dates for this exciting event are March 16-20.     The Book Fair will be open Mon.-Thurs. from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM, Tuesday night from 5:00-7:00PM and on Friday from 8:00 AM until 10 AM.  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.

Please look for volunteer information coming soon.  

 
Do you want to help with our first grade play
Can your child tie their shoes? If not, it's important to start/continue practicing this skill until they master it. This will help them gain independence. Check out these websites for shoe tying tips. 






2/23- Please turn in your Jump Rope for Heart  permission form and donations!!
3/5- 1st Grade Play