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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. :)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Peek at the Week 4/14-4/18

Have a wonderful Spring Break with your family!  
Please see the information below regarding the week we come back from Spring Break.

Spelling Words: eight, seven, four, nine, one, twenty, forty, thirty, fifty, number
Bonus- hundred, thousand, thirty-five
Reading- Making inferences/ Finish DRA assessments
Phonics- review
Language Arts- review 
Math- Comparing Numbers with <, >, and =
Writing- Personal narrative about Spring Break 
Science- Plants

Upcoming Dates:
4/5 - 4/13 SPRING BREAK!
4/18- Egg Hunt
4/29- Map Reading Testing
5/1- Map Math Testing


We will have an egg hunt on April 18th. Please have your child bring in 24 eggs that are numbered 1-24 by Thursday, April 17th. Each child will be given a number to find to ensure that all students get the same amount of eggs. Eggs should be filled with wrapped candy {please no chocolate because it will melt} or little prizes {erasers, stickers, etc}! Please have your child bring a basket or bag on Friday for their eggs. 
Thanks so much for your help!!

*MAP TESTING RESCHEDULED*
MAP testing has been rescheduled for the week of April 28th!
We go Tuesday, April 29th at 9:00 and Thursday, May 1st at 10:00

Conferences
This month, I will start sending out e-mail conferences regarding your child's progress. I will let you know if it is necessary to have conference at school with you. If you have concerns that you feel we need to discuss face to face, please let me know. Thank you!


Parent Survey
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 25. In order to complete the survey, please go to:
(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. 13

Friday, March 28, 2014

3/31-4/4 Peek at the Week

Spelling Words: fable, cuddle, little, puzzle, able, title, cradle, middle, shuttle, battle
Bonus-playground, sunflower, sunshine
Reading- Poetry (Haiku, Emotion, Cinquain, Autobiographical poems),
Phonics- open syllable -le and closed syllable -le
Language Arts- Figurative Language (idioms, simile, metaphor, personification)
Math- 2 Digit Subtraction
Writing- Creative Writing- create a new kind of plant
Science- Plants
Upcoming Dates:
4/5 - 4/13 SPRING BREAK
*MAP TESTING RESCHEDULED*
MAP testing has been rescheduled for the week of April 28th!



Parent Survey Email 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 25. In order to complete the survey, please go to:
(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.
SPRING BREAK IS APRIL 5-13
NO SCHOOL!
PLEASE ENJOY YOUR WEEK WITH YOUR FAMILY!!



Help End Childhood Hunger!
RBES Celebrates Global Youth Service Week
March 31-April 4
Rocky Branch will be collecting pantry food items to help feed Oconee County families for the summer.  Throughout the summer, we will be delivering boxed produce foods from our school garden and boxed pantry food items to families in Oconee County!
Please bring in these items each day next week!
Monday-any kind of pasta
Tuesday-any kind of rice
Wednesday-different kinds of beans
Thursday-peanut butter

Friday- box up day

Monday, March 24, 2014

3/24-3/28 Peek at the Week

Spelling Words: we'll, I'll, you'll, they're, we're, you're, I've, we've, you've, would've
Bonus-springtime, umbrella, flowers
Reading- DRA assessments/review
{Leveled readers will not be sent home this week.}
Language Arts- contractions, compound sentences, parts of speech {nouns, verbs, adjectives}
Math- 2 Digit Addition
Writing- Book Review {opinion writing}
Science- Animal Research

Upcoming Dates:
3/21- Report Cards go home, sign & return report card & envelope by 
Fri. Mar. 28!!
3/27  RBES Sonic Night
4/5 - 4/13 SPRING BREAK
*MAP TESTING RESCHEDULED*
MAP testing has been rescheduled for the week of April 28th!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

3/17-3/21 Peek at the Week

Peek at the Week 3/17-3/20:

Spelling Words: didn’t, wasn’t, doesn’t, couldn’t, won’t, it’s, that’s, where’s, what’s, here’s
Bonus-animal, habitats, contractions
Reading- genres
Language Arts- contractions, review author’s point of view
Math- place value
Writing- My Lucky Day- Narrative
Science- Animals

Upcoming Dates:

3/14- End of 3rd 9 weeks.
3/17 - 3/20 Book Fair *our class is scheduled to go 1st
Monday, 3/17 @ 8:30AM
3/18 Math/Science Night and Ice Cream Social
3/21- Report Cards go home, sign & return report card & envelope by 
Fri. Mar. 28!!
3/21 Mother/Son Event- Minute to Win It!
*MAP TESTING RESCHEDULED*
MAP testing has been rescheduled for the week of April 28th!

Reminders:
Don’t forget if you volunteered to send in something green for our St. Patrick’s Day Snack!


Great job with the play! The kids did such a great job in their performance of “Arf!”What a memorable musical!



Friday, March 7, 2014

Peak at the Week: 3/10-3/14

Spelling Words: germ, giant, gentle, gem, change, garden, gums, game, goal, glad
Bonus-green, golden, generous
Phonics- -soft and hard g
Reading- main idea, cause & effect
Language Arts- synonyms and antonyms, shades of meaning {verbs and adjectives}
Math- place value
Writing- narrative

Upcoming Dates
MARCH 13th- "ARF" FIRST GRADE PLAY
Please read the letter that was sent home today about our first grade play. We will be performing on Thursday, March 13th at 9:30 and 7:00. Your child needs to meet me in our classroom at 6:15 to put on their costume. Please also make sure to bring in your child's t-shirt by Monday. We can't wait for the performance!!! You are in for a treat!!!
3/14 End of 3rd 9 weeks
3/13 -First Grade Play ARF! 9:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
3/17 - 3/20 Book Fair
3/18 Math/Science Night and Ice Cream Social
3/21 Report Cards go home
3/21 Mother/Son Event
*****MAP TESTING RESCHEDULED*****
MAP testing has been rescheduled for the week of April 28th!!!
Reminders:

Ms. Granger asked me to share this information with you so that it can be passed along to the first grade parents.
The children will be asked to wear a solid colored shirt (white, brown, black, orange, gray) for the play.
At Michaels, the solid colored shirts are $3.99 (Regular Price)
At Hobby Lobby they are $3.49
At Walmart, the shirts are $3.47 or $3.97

 

Both Hobby Lobby and Michaels usually have 40% Off Coupons Available.
Please bring t-shirts to school by MONDAY, MARCH 10th.  Please write their name on the tag of the shirt! Thank you!!!

Please be cautious of getting your child to school on time every day. We keep track of excessive tardies. Please encourage your child to come directly to the classroom by 7:45 if they are a car rider.

Book Fair

Dear Parents,
It is time for the RBES Spring Book Fair!  The dates for this exciting event are March 17-21.  The Book Fair will be open Mon.-Thurs. from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM, Tuesday night from 5:30-7:30PM and on Fri. from 8:00 AM until 10 AM.  The Book Fair provides you, as parents, 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 contact Nicole Hurley at nhurley88@att.net if you are interested in volunteering.

Ice Cream Social
We are in need of ice cream toppings (gummy bears, cherries, whipped cream, sprinkles, crushed cookies, marshmallows...) of any kind.  We are also adding some exciting menu items that we will need help with.  We need pans of brownies (in disposable pans), bananas, straws, spoons, bowls, small Solo cups, large Solo cups. All items can be sent to school ahead of time and brought to Mrs. Cannon's room, room 422, or the front office.  The pans of brownies can be brought Monday, the 17th and Tuesday the 18th.
Ice Cream Social Menu
Ice Cream...$1 per scoop
Toppings...$.50
Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae...$3.00
Banana Split...$3.50
Root Beer Float...$2.00

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Book Fair Volunteers

Interested in volunteering at the upcoming Book Fair?

Click here on the "Volunteer Spot" link to sign up!