Spelling Words

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Peek at the Week 8/31-9/4

Here’s a peek at next week:
Spelling words: on, mom, not, spot, hop, top, stop, sob, job, from
Challenge Words- strong, responsible

Phonics- short o
Reading: Establishing Daily 5 Routines-Work on Writing

L.Arts: Singular and Plural Nouns

Writing Workshop: Personal Narratives

Math: Numeration: Exploring the 99's Chart and Number Line, Practice Using Different Strategies to Solve Word Problems

  Science: Weather Tools and States of Matter

 Homework
1.Study spelling words! 
2. Practice your "Lightning Words" Theme 1  DUE THURSDAY :)
3. Math- Missing #'s homework  DUE THURSDAY :)
3. READ! 
Changes in Transportation
Please use attached forms for changes in transportation. 
FORMS
It is time for the RBES Fall Book Fair!  
       The dates for this exciting event are September 11-18.   The Book Fair will be open Fri.-Thurs. from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM,Tuesday night for Chick-Fil-A /STEAM Night from 6:00-8:00PMand on Friday the 18th from 8:00 AM until 10 AM.  

       Grandparents and special friends are invited to lunch and the Book Fair any day Monday-Thursday, September 11th-17th. 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 on Volunteer Spot.

1st Grade Curriculum Night was on August 25th @ 6:00 pm
Thank you to all that were able to attend. We hope that you found this evening to be informative about your child's year in first grade. 
If you were unable to attend you can see our presentation below at:
1st Grade Presentation
Scholastic News Donation
If you are able, please send in a $7 donation for your child's Scholastic News subscription.Thank you! 
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.
Thursday, September 3rd - 9:00 am
Wednesday, November 4th at 9:00 am 
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.
Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar} to school with your child every day.
-Due to having 5 minutes for snack time, please send in only one snack.
-Please only send a small water bottle for your child to have with his/her snack.
Upcoming Events
Volunteer Training Options {choose 1}: 
Thursday, September 3rd - 9:00 am
Wednesday, November 4th at 9:00 am 
PTO- Sept. 8- 6:30 pm
Labor Day- Sept. 7th SCHOOL CLOSED
Book Fair- Sept. 14-18
Our class visit: *Wed. Sept. 16th @ 10:30
STEAM Family Night- Sept. 15
Have a great weekend!!

Monday, August 24, 2015

BOOK FAIR



It is time for the RBES Fall Book Fair!  The dates for this exciting event are September 11-18.   The Book Fair will be open Fri.-Thurs. from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM, Tuesday night for Chick-Fil-A /STEAM Night from 6:00-8:00PM and on Friday the 18th from 8:00 AM until 10 AM.  Grandparents and special friends are invited to lunch and the Book Fair any day Monday-Thursday, September 11th-17th. 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 on Volunteer Spot.


Friday, August 21, 2015

Peel at the Week 8/24-8/28


First Grade Curriculum Night 
Tuesday, August 25th at 6:00 in the Media Center

We had a fantastic week in first grade! Don't forget that our Curriculum Night is on Tuesday, August 25th at 6:00 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
Challenge Words: precipitation,  wind

Phonics- short i

Reading: Establishing Daily 5 Routines-Listening to Reading/Word Work

L.Arts: Common and Proper Nouns

Writing Workshop: Personal Narratives

Math: Numeration: Exploring the 99's Chart and Number Line
  
Science: Weather Instruments


Homework 

1.Study spelling words! 
2. Practice your "Lightning Words" & return by Thursday.
3. All About Me- Math Homework
4. READ! 

Upcoming Dates:1st Grade Curriculum Night- August 25th @ 6:00 pm

*MAP TESTING * 
Math: Monday, August 25th


Don't forget that Picture Day is on Wednesday, August 26th! 

Scholastic News Donation
If you are able, please send in a $7 donation for your child's Scholastic News subscription.Thank you! 

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.
Thursday, August 27th - 6:00 pm
Thursday, September 3rd - 9:00 am
Wednesday, November 4th at 9:00 am 

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.

Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar} to school with your child every day.
-Due to having 5 minutes for snack time, please send in only one snack.
-Please only send a small water bottle for your child to have with his/her snack.

***K/1st Curriculum Night- Aug. 25- 6:00 pm** 

K/1st Picture Day- Aug.26

Volunteer Training Options {choose 1}: 
Thursday, August 27th - 6:00 pm
Thursday, September 3rd - 9:00 am
Wednesday, November 4th at 9:00 am 

PTO- Sept. 8- 6:30 pm
Book Fair- Sept. 14-18
STEAM Family Night- Sept. 15

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Updated Daily Schedule

7:30-8:00 Morning Routine
8:00-9:15 Daily 5/ Reading
9:15-9:20 Snack
9:20-10:00 Writing
10:00-11:20 Math
11:20-12:05 Activity
12:20-12:50- Lunch
12:50-1:15 Science/ Social Studies
1:15-1:45 Recess
1:45-2:20 Class Meeting
2:20 Dismissal

Peek at the Week 8/17-8/21

What a great first FULL week! 
We are working hard and learning so much in first grade! 

Here’s a peek at next week:

Spelling words: let, get, pet, met, ten, then, went, bed, red, yes
Challenge words (These words are optional.): seven, weather

Phonics- short e 

Reading: Establishing Daily 5 Routines- Read to Someone

L.Arts: Common Nouns

Writing Worshop: Personal Narratives-"Small Moments"

Math: Numeration- Counting and Comparing Numbers 
**Please practice counting and writing numbers to 120 at home.**

Science: Weather

We will go to the library on Friday this week.
Please make sure your child brings back their book.
Homework 
1.Study spelling words! 

2. Practice this week's Lightning Words.


*MAP TESTING * 
Reading: Monday, August 17th 

Spelling Test
The children did a wonderful job working on their spelling words this week! Test will be returned once they are graded each week.

Scholastic News Donation
If you are able, please send in a $7 donation for your child's Scholastic News subscription.Thank you! 

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.
Thursday, August 27th - 6:00 pm
Thursday, September 3rd - 9:00 am
Wednesday, November 4th at 9:00 am 

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.

Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar} to school with your child every day.
-Due to having 5 minutes for snack time, please send in only one snack.
-Please only send a small water bottle for your child to have with his/her snack.

Shoe Tying Practice
If your child hasn't learned how to tie their shoes yet, 
please practice this skill with him/her at home. 

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Training Options {choose 1}: 
Thursday, August 27th - 6:00 pm
Thursday, September 3rd - 9:00 am
Wednesday, November 4th at 9:00 am 

4th/5th Curriculum Night- Aug. 18
2nd/3rd Curriculum Night- Aug. 20
***K/1st Curriculum Night- Aug. 25- 6:00 pm** 
K/1st Picture Day- Aug.26
PTO- Sept. 8- 6:30 pm
Book Fair- Sept. 14-18
STEAM Family Night- Sept. 15



Have a great weekend!!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Peek at the Week: 8/10-8/14




What a
 great first week! We've been having fun getting to know each other and working hard to learn classroom routines/procedures. I can already tell we are going to have a great year together! 

Here’s a peek at next week:

Spelling words:
 at, hat, bad, an, ran, sat, had, am, can, that

We will have our first spelling test on Friday. The expectation is for students to be able to spell AND apply the spelling/phonics pattern for the week. In addition to the ten words listed above, we will have two mystery words that follow the same phonics pattern ( short a words this week). You will also notice a dictation sentence on the test.  I will read a sentence aloud that contains a spelling word for the student to write. Dictation sentences give me the opportunity to model good sentences for students to write and to check your child's spelling and punctuation skills.

Need ideas for practicing spelling words at home? 
Check out Spelling City!

Phonics- short a 

Reading: 
Establishing Daily 5 Routines- Read to Self 

Writing Workshop: 
Personal Narratives

Math: Numeration and Establishing Daily 3 Math Routines-Math by Myself 


Social Studies-
All About Me 
 Homework 
1.Study spelling words! 
2. Words That Describe Me activity {see details in Daily Folder}
3. Please make sure you have returned all paperwork/ forms sent home at Meet the Teacher. 
4. Update your child's PowerSchool account {a login information sheet was given out at Open House or sent home in your child's Daily Folder}  


Scholastic News Donation
If you are able, please send in a $7 donation for your child's Scholastic News subscription. Thank you! 

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.

Thursday, August 27th - 6:00 pm
Thursday, September 3rd - 9:00 am
Wednesday, November 4th at 9:00 am 

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
Newcomers' Welcome- Aug. 13- 9:00am

Volunteer Training Options {choose 1}: 
Thursday, August 27th - 6:00 pm
Thursday, September 3rd - 9:00 am
Wednesday, November 4th at 9:00 am 

4th/5th Curriculum Night- Aug. 18- 6:00 pm

2nd/3rd Curriculum Night- Aug. 20- 6:00 pm

***K/1st Curriculum Night- Aug. 25- 6:00 pm** 

K/1st Picture Day- Aug.26

PTO- Sept. 8- 6:30 pm

Book Fair- Sept. 14-18

STEAM Family Night- Sept. 15

Have a great weekend!!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Welcome to First Grade!




Meet the Teacher will take place from 1-3pm tomorrow. The first day of school will be Wednesday,  August 5th. I am looking forward to meeting all of the new students. It's going to be a great year!

Upcoming Dates

Volunteer Training Dates
July 28- 6:00 pm
August 1- 9:00am
August 6- 6:00pm
August 27- 6:00pm
September 3- 9:00am

August 25- 6:30 pm-K/1st Curriculum Night

August 26- K/1 Picture Day

September 14-18-Book Fair

September 15- STEAM Family night