Spelling Words

Friday, August 29, 2014

Peek at the Week 9/2-9/5


Thank you parents who were able to attend 1st Grade's Curriculum Night yesterday! For those of you who were unable to attend, please see the linked PowerPoint. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Here’s a peek at next week:
Spelling words: on, mom, not, spot, hop, top, stop, sob, job, from
Phonics- short o
Reading: Establishing Daily 5 Routines-Work on Writing; Story Elements
L. Arts: Singular Nouns
Writing: Narrative 
Math: Numeration: Counting and Writing Numbers to 120
Science: The Water Cycle

Our library day is on Friday! Make sure your child brings his/her library book back to school.

 Homework 
1.Study spelling words! 

2. Practice "Lightning Words" {Theme 2-1}
3. Practice counting and writing numbers 0-120
4. READ! 

Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar- no cookies, candy, etc.} to school with your child every day.
-Due to having 5 minutes for snack time, please send in only one snack.
-Please do not send snack in your child's lunchbox or in a large container/bag. He/she puts their snack inside their desk to save space and time during transitions. 
-Please only send a small water bottle for your child to have with his/her snack.

 Jewelry
Please help us by making sure your child leaves all jewelry {bracelets, necklaces, etc.} at home. They often become a huge distraction during instructional time. 

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.
Sat Sep 6, 2014
9:00am – 10:00am

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
K/1st Picture Day- Sept. 3
Volunteer Training -Sept. 6- 9:00 am
PTO- Sept. 9- 6:30 pm
K Parent Breakfast- Sept. 11-7:45 am
Book Fair- Sept. 15-19
STEAM Family Night- Sept. 16

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Curriculum Night Information

Click the following to view the information covered during curriculum night. Thanks to everyone who made an effort to be there and also for taking the time to view this if you missed it!



Friday, August 22, 2014

Peek at the Week 8/25-8/29


We had a fantastic week in first grade! Don't forget that our Curriculum Night is on Tuesday, August 26th at 6:30 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
Phonics- short i 
Reading: Establishing Daily 5 Routines-Listening to Reading/Word Work
Language Arts: Common and Proper Nouns
Writing: Narrative 
Math: Numeration: Exploring the 99's Chart and Number Line  
Science: Weather Instruments/ STEM activity

Our library day is on Friday! Make sure your child brings his/her library book back to school.

Homework 
1.Study spelling words! 

2. Practice "Lightning Words" {see sheet in Daily Folder}
3. READ!
4. Tens Frame Practice: Making numbers 11 to 19

1st Grade Curriculum Night- August 26th @ 6:30 pm
Please join us in the Media Center on August 26th at 6:30 pm to learn all about first grade! It will be very helpful for all of you who attend. There will be a lot of information discussed. We look forward to seeing you there!

Spelling Test
The children did a wonderful job working on their spelling words this week! All graded tests will be sent home on Monday.

*MAP TESTING *
Math: Tuesday, August 26th from 9:30-11:00
Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar- no cookies, candy, etc.} to school with your child every day.
-Due to having 5 minutes for snack time, please send in only one snack.
-Please do not send snack in your child's lunchbox or in a large container/bag. He/she puts their snack inside their desk to save space and time during transitions.

Jewelry
Please help us by making sure your child leaves all jewelry {bracelets, necklaces, etc.} at home. They often become a huge distraction during instructional time.

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.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Sat Sep 6, 2014
9:00am – 10:00am

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.
Weekly Studies Donation
If you are able, please send in a $5 donation for your child's Weekly Studies newspapers. Thank you!

Upcoming Events
***K/1st Curriculum Night- Aug. 26- 6:30 pm**
Volunteer Training Options {choose 1}:
Aug. 28th- 7:00 pm
Sept. 6- 9:00 am
K/1st Picture Day- Sept. 3
PTO- Sept. 9- 6:30 pm
K Parent Breakfast- Sept. 11-7:45 am
Book Fair- Sept. 15-19

STEAM Family Night- Sept. 16

Friday, August 15, 2014

Peek at the Week 8/18-8/22

Here’s a peek at next week:

Spelling words: let, get, pet, met, ten, then, went, bed, red, yes
Phonics- short e 
Reading: Establishing Daily 5 Routines- Read to Someone
Writing: Narrative/Handwriting/All About Me/ Small Moments
Math: numeration- counting and comparing numbers  
Science: Weather
Our library day is on Friday! Make sure your child brings his/her library book back to school!

Homework 
1.Study spelling words!
2. Lightening Words

3. SS Weekly- Welcome to First Grade/ Read & Answer Questions- Keep at home!

*MAP TESTING *
Math: Wednesday, August 26th from 9:30-11:00
1st Grade Curriculum Night- August 26th @ 6:30 pm
Please join us in the Media Center on August 26th at 6:30 pm to learn all about first grade! We look forward to seeing you there!

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.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Sat Sep 6, 2014
9:00am – 10:00am

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.
Weekly Studies Donation
If you are able, please send in a $5 donation for your child's Weekly Studies newspapers.Thank you!
Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar} to school with your child every day. Examples: fruit, granola bar, crackers,etc. Please do not send cookies, candy, etc. for snack.
-Due to only having 5 minutes for snack time, please send in only one snack.
-Please do not send snack in your child's lunchbox. Your child puts his/her snack in their desk to save time during transitions.

-Please only send water in a small water bottle for your child to have with his/her snack.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Homework

I will send home the lightning words and words that describe me homework on Monday. Feel free to get a head start on practicing spelling words this weekend!

Peek at the Week 8/11-8/15

 
 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!) 
Phonics- short a 
Reading: Establishing Daily 5 Routines- Read to self
Writing: Narrative/Handwriting/All About Me 
Math: numeration- counting and comparing numbers  
Social Studies-All About Me
Our library day this year is on Friday! Please make sure library books are returned by Friday each week. We will have our first visit this week! 
 Friday Activity Rotation- Tuesday 

 Homework 
1.Study spelling words! 

2. Words That Describe Me activity {see details in Daily Folder}
3. Practice reading Lightning Words each night- Due Thursday
3. Please make sure you have returned all paperwork/ forms sent home in your child's Daily Folder. 
4. Update your child's PowerSchool account {a log-in information sheet was given out at Open House or sent home in your child's Daily Folder} 
5. Practice tying your shoe! This is a skill that should be learned at home :0).

*MAP TESTING * 
Reading: Tuesday, August 12th from 9:30-11:00
Math: Tuesday, August 26th from 9:30-11:00
 
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.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
9:00am – 10:00am
Thu Aug 28, 2014
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Sat Sep 6, 2014
9:00am – 10:00am

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.
Weekly Studies Donation
If you are able, please send in a $5 donation for your child's Weekly Studies newspapers. Thank you! 
Upcoming Events
Newcomers' Welcome- August 13- 9:00am
Volunteer Training Options {choose 1}:
Aug. 15th- 9:00 am
Aug. 28th- 7:00 pm
Sept. 6- 9:00 am
4th/5th Curriculum Night- Aug. 19- 6:30 pm
2nd/3rd Curriculum Night- Aug. 21- 6:30 pm
***K/1st Curriculum Night- Aug. 26- 6:30 pm**
K/1st Picture Day- Sept. 3
PTO- Sept. 9- 6:30 pm
K Parent Breakfast- Sept. 11-7:45 am
Book Fair- Sept. 15-19
STEAM Family Night- Sept. 16

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.