Spelling Words

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.

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

PLEASE COME TO NOHS TRACK TONIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN RELAY FOR LIFE.  THE TEAM WALK WILL BEGIN AROUND 7:00 TONIGHT.  PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILD OUT SO THAT THEY CAN HELP CELEBRATE SURVIVOR'S AND REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THE FIGHT TO CANCER!

PEEK AT THE WEEK
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!