Spelling Words

Friday, April 24, 2015

Peek at the Week 4/27-5/1

We will take our MAP Reading assessment on Friday, May 1st. Please make sure your child is rested and ready to show what they know. A little morning pep talk with your child about taking their time and doing their best is much appreciated!!  

Relay for Life will be on Friday, May 1st.
 Join us at the NOHS stadium at 6:00 p.m. to support such a great cause!
flyer
 If you would like to order a Relay for Life Luminaria in honor or in memory of a loved one, download the order form below!
 
 
Here's a sneak peek at next week: 

Spelling:
summertime, playground, butterfly, firefly, ladybug, sailboat, seashore, sunglasses, watermelon, sightseeing 
Challenge Words:
honeysuckle
thunderstorm
blackberries

Reading:  MAP Skills Review

Phonics: MAP Skills Review

Vocabulary: still, sure

L.Arts: MAP Skills Review

Writing: Creative Writing: Create a Plant

Math: Graphing/ Review Skills

Social Studies: Maps



FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIPS AND MONEY DUE ASAP!
The first graders will be taking a field trip to Memorial Park on Tuesday, 5/12. We will enjoy a tour around Bear Hollow Zoo to see Georgia’s native wildlife and a picnic lunch at the park.  If you haven't already, please sign the permission form and return it back to me as soon as possible. The cost of the field trip is $8.00 per child. This covers transportation and zoo admission. Please send your child's money to school in an envelope that is marked with their name, my name, and the reason for the money (Field Trip) along with their permission slip. If you need to write a check, please write it out to RBES.  Thank you!!
 
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE TIE DYE DONATIONS!! Y'all are the BEST!


May 1st- Reading MAP Assessment
May 1st- Relay for Life
May 12th- Field Trip to Memorial Park/Bear Hollow Zoo
May 4th-13th- Project Based Learning
May 14th- Field Day
May 20th- End of the 4th Quarter/Last Day of School/Grade Level End of the Year Party

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Leveled Readers

I will not be sending home leveled readers for the remaining part of the year. I am missing a few so please check around the house and send back any that might be at home. We will continue reviewing for our MAP test next week and I will be working on doing one on one reading assessments as well! I can't believe how quickly the year is coming to a close. Thanks for all of your help and support in making it a smooth ending!

FYI- Summer Reading Camp for anyone interested!

Information about a summer reading camp. The camp will be moved and take place in the Oconee area if there 25 kids that sign up.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Peek at the Week 4/20-4/24

Here's a sneak peek at next week: 

Spelling: helpless, useless, careless, playful, restful, hopeful, fastest, newest, smartest, sillier
Challenge Words: beautiful, recycling, peaceful, happiest

Reading:  Review for MAP Testing
Phonics: Suffixes/Review
Vocabulary: keep, maybe
L.Arts: Review for MAP Testing
 
Writing: Informational
Math: Money

Science: Plants




1. Study spelling words
2. Read on Raz Kids or Headsprouts.

3. Play MAP Reading games on sites linked to the blog!
 
FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIPS AND MONEY DUE ASAP!
The first graders will be taking a field trip to Memorial Park on Tuesday, 5/12. We will enjoy a tour around Bear Hollow Zoo to see Georgia’s native wildlife and a picnic lunch at the park.   Please sign the form and return it back to me as soon as possible. The cost of the field trip is $8.00 per child. This covers transportation and zoo admission. Please send your child's money to school in an envelope that is marked with their name, my name, and the reason for the money (Field Trip). If you need to write a check, please write it out to RBES.  Thank you!!
 
 The first graders are going to tie dye t-shirts to wear on field day and the last day of school.  We are asking that your child bring a plain white t-shirt to school by Friday, April 24th.   Please let me know if you are able to donate any of the following bottles of dye. Thanks for making the end of the year a memorable one!

Dear Parent/Guardian,


  In an effort to improve system practices, Oconee County Schools is conducting a parent survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. The web survey will be available until April 24. In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.advanc-ed.o.../public/1550462
(If this link does not work by clicking on it, please copy and paste it into your browser.) Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Scott Gordon at sgordon@oconeeschools.org or 706-769-5130 ext. 1306.

 

May 1st- Reading MAP Assessment
May 1st- Relay for Life
May 12th- Field Trip to Memorial Park/Bear Hollow Zoo
May 4-13- Project Based Learning
May 14th- Field Day
May 20- End of the 4th Quarter/Last Day of School

Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring Picture Deadline


The deadline for ordering pictures is this WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15th.  
Orders received on after this date will be charged a $10 late fee from the photographer. 
This information is printed on the top of the order form/proofs sheet.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Peek at the Week- April 13-17




I hope you have a wonderful Spring Break!

Here's a sneak peek at the week following spring break: 

Spelling: eight, seven, four, nine, one, twenty, forty, thirty, fifty, number
Challenge Words: hundred, thousand, million
Reading: Poetry, Figurative Language
Phonics: Review
Vocabulary: better, left
L.Arts: Strengthening Sentences
Writing: Personal Narrative
Math: Money
Science: Plants
1. Hippity Hoppity- Facts & Opinons (This will come home on Monday)

2. Study spelling words

3. Read!
Dear Parent/Guardian,
In an effort to improve system practices, Oconee County Schools is conducting a parent survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. The web survey will be available until April 24. In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.advanc-ed.o.../public/1550462
(If this link does not work by clicking on it, please copy and paste it into your browser.) Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Scott Gordon at sgordon@oconeeschools.org or 706-769-5130 ext. 1306.

Upcoming dates:

April 6th-10th-Spring Break

 ENJOY!!



Monday, March 30, 2015

Global Youth Service Week

It is time to start preparing for Global Youth Service Week!  This is a week that youth across the whole United States do service projects to bring awareness to Childhood Hunger.  This year the week to celebrate is April 13- 17.  (Yes, this is the week after Spring Break!)  
     
     The purpose for this food collection is to help our needy families at Rocky Branch to have enough food for the summer months.  Each week throughout the summer our selected families will receive a box of pantry foods and a box of fresh produce from our garden.  This year my goal is to also design a cookbook with recipes for them to follow to prepare healthy meals using the pantry foods and fresh produce.  Last year, we collected enough pantry foods to cover the whole summer.  Thank you so much for your help in making this event a huge success!!! 
 
      Listed below are the items that will be collected each day. 
 
Monday- Rice  (this can be an kind of rice bags or rice boxes like Rice a Roni, Rice side packages, etc.)

Tuesday- Pasta and sauces  (any kind of pasta, or pasta side packages)

Wednesday- Beans (any variety of dried beans or beans in a can)

Thursday-  Cereal and peanut butter

Friday- canned foods  (this can include canned tuna, chicken, and vienna sausages

Extra Service Times:

Friday, April 17- 2:30- 5:30  This will be boxing day!!!  All pantry items will be boxed up and prepared for summer delivery.  
Cooking School students will also be preparing Friday meal delivery.


Saturday, April 18- 2:00- 4:00-  Garden Work Day   We will be planting our summer crops in our gardens.  

Sunday, April 19- 2:00- 4:00-  Garden Work Day  


      This should be a great event for Rocky Branch students to show the Rocket's Way!!!   Contribution is a great way to teach students how to give back!!!   Remember One Child......One Class.....One School......Making a Difference to Change the World!!!!