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Sunday, May 18, 2014

The end of the year is here!

It's hard to believe that we only have 3 more days in first grade! Thank you for sharing your precious children with me this year. I couldn't be more proud of them! 

Below are end of the year reminders. Please also make sure to read the information from Mrs. Wages and our first grade team regarding parent volunteers at the End of the Year party.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

End of the year reminders

Please make sure all outstanding lunch balances are paid as soon as possible as well as any missing library books. Thank you!!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

End of the Year Info from the Library!

Some end-of-year information:
1-  The last day for student checkout will be Tuesday, May 6th. All student books are due on Wednesday, May 7th. If they need books for class projects they may keep those. Finalizing the inventory begins on Monday, the 12th so anything that can be back will be wonderful!

PBL Book Share Fair - we need books!  Any books you have that we can use for Book Share Fair, please send to the library!  Thanks!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Peek at the Week 5/5-5/9


The kids have all completed the MAP Reading and Math assessments.  I am so proud of the progress that they have made this year!  You will get results in their report card.

Math- Review:  Math Journals
Writing- Memory Book 
Social Studies- landforms: mountain, valley, desert, ocean, river, canyon, lake
Science- Stem activity with plant packages *If you still have cardboard juice cartons, milk cartons, egg cartons, or plastic fruit containers, please send them in.  Thanks for all of the contributions.

Project Based Learning begins Monday.  Your children will be attending their PBL class from 12:30 - 2:30; therefore, our class schedule will be different.
8:00 - 8:40 Social Studies
8:40 - 9:10 - Extension
9:10 - 9:30 Math
9:30 - 10:00 STEM
10:00 - 10:20 Writing
10:20 - 10:50 Activity
10:50 - 11:20 Recess
11:30-12:00 Mrs. Brandenburg’s Lunch
11:55 - 12:30 Pack up/Read aloud
12:30-2:20 PBL Class

Upcoming Dates:
Relay for Life: May 2-3
Belk Charity Sale day- May 3
Project Based Learning: May 5-9
Sonic Night- May 8
Mother's Day - May 11
Step Up Day- May 12
STEM Week/Plant Project- May 12-16
Field Day- May 15
Last Day of School- May 21
Report Cards home- May 21

End of the year party:  We are asking that everyone send in $2 to purchase pizza for the end of the school year.  We are going to celebrate the year as a whole grade level.  The grade level will have pizza from 11:15 -11:45.  We will begin center rotations at 11:45.  We will be asking for donations of Little Debbie cakes, ice cream, toppings, bowls, and plasticware.  Thank you!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Peek at the week 4/28-5/2

We have completed our last Spelling Test for the year! Thanks for all of the hard work and nightly practice!
Word Work- review words commonly misspelled
Reading- Finish DRA assessments Review for MAP: main idea, compare/contrast
Language Arts- Review for MAP: homophones, multi-syllable words, writing a letter
Math- Review for MAP: Rounding numbers, 10 more/10 less
Writing- Review Opinion Writing
Social Studies- map skills: county, city, state, nation, and continent

*MAP TESTING is here!*
Please make sure that your child gets a good night sleep and has a good breakfast the morning of testing. If you know your child will be absent on the day of testing please let us know. We will not have much time for make-up testing because the MAP window closes next Friday!
STEM WEEK- We need your help!
We need a few items from home for our stem week. We will be doing a designing different ways to package plants at school. Please send in your recycled: plastic milk jugs, cardboard juice containers, and 2 liter soda bottles and shoeboxes. Please send them in as you finish using them next week. Thanks so much for your help!!

Upcoming dates
CRCT- April 28- May 2 (no parent volunteers this week)
MAP Reading Test- Tuesday, April 29
MAP Math test- Thursday, May 1
Relay for Life: May 2-3
Belk Charity Sale day- May 3
Project Based Learning: May 5-9
Sonic Night- May 8
Family Picnic- May 9
Step Up Day- May 12
STEM Week/Plant Project- May 12-16
Field Day- May 15
Last Day of School- May 21
Report Cards home- May 21

Friday, April 18, 2014

Peek at the Week April 21- April 25

Spelling Words: helpless, useless, careless, playful, restful, hopeful, fastest, newest, smartest, Earth
Bonus- recycle, reduce, reuse
***This will be our last week of spelling words***
Reading- Finish DRA assessments
Phonics- suffixes
Language Arts- Review for MAP
Math- Review for MAP
Writing- Earth-Why should we take care of our Earth?
Science- Plants/Endangered Animals

We go Tuesday, April 29th and Thursday, May 1

The egg hunt was a huge success!!  Thank you to all who donated time, snacks, and eggs.

Upcoming Dates
CRCT-April 28-May 2 (no volunteers in building)
MAP Testing Tuesday, April 29th and Thursday, May 1!
Relay for Life- May 2-3
Belk Charity Day Sale-May 3
Project Based Learning- May 5-9
Sonic Night- May 8
Family Picnic- May 9
Step Up Day- May 12
Field Day- May 15
Last Day of School- May 21
Report Cards- May 21

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This week: Reminders!

*Please send in eggs by this Thursday(4/17), numbered 1-24 for our hunt on Friday morning.

*Friday afternoon we will have a special Rocket Relay here at school to honor and celebrate our cancers suvivors at RBES. We have 2 students in our first grade place! Evie Heyen and Kasyn Olivadotti will both walk a survivor lap. The relay will take place at 1:30 in front of the school. Please have your child where a Relay for Life T-shirt on Friday if you have one!

*Class picture order forms are due this Friday, April 18! This date cannot be extended. An 8X10 class pictures cost $12. :)