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Friday, December 12, 2014

Peek at the Week 12/12-12/18- & Happy Holidays!

 

Next week is packed with holiday fun for RBES first graders! We are so excited!! 


Polar Express Day- Thursday, Dec. 18th

Your child may bring small blanket, stuffed animal, and their favorite books. All items must fit in their book bag. Please label all belongings with your child's name.
 

Project Based Learning - Dec. 15 - 19

Our schedule will be different this week due to our Project Based Learning/STEM project. First grade will turn into Santa's Workshop! Your child will create a game, as well as make trail mix for ESP and St. Mary's assisted living residents. Thank you for all of your donations to make these activities possible!

*Gingerbread Houses were a blast!
 
 

  Thank you for all of your donations!!


Holiday Class Party


Our class party will be on Dec. 19th from 1:30 - 2:20.
Please send in a wrapped, gender neutral, gently used or new children's book of your choice  by Monday, Dec. 15.

Info about attending the party if you are not an approved volunteer from Mrs. Wages: If someone has not attended the volunteer training, they may visit at lunch or at a party, but they are only here to visit their child.  They should not sit with other children, take photos/videos of other children, etc....  They should sign in as a visitor rather than a volunteer.  They need to sit separate from the class with their child and engage in conversation with their child only. 

Other Important Information:

RBES Sing Along- Dec. 19

End of 2nd Quarter - Dec. 19

Holiday Break- Dec. 22nd- Jan. 5th  
**Students return on Tuesday, January 6th.**

 Upcoming STEM Project
We need your help getting materials for our next STEM project! Please see what you can bring from the list below.... 

soup cans
paper cups
oatmeal cans
shoeboxes/tissue boxes
rice
beans
bouncy balls
large rubberbands {thick, thin}
straws

THANK YOU!
 
 
   Have a wonderful and safe holiday break! 
We look forward to seeing you in 2015!! 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Peak at the Week 12/8-12/12

Here's a sneak peek at next week....

NO SPELLING WORDS!
Phonics - Review
Reading: Comprehension, Story Elements
Vocabulary: event, order
Writing: Persuasive-Elf Application
Math: 
Story Problems, Addition/Subtraction, Graphing
Social Studies: George Washington Carver and Theodore Roosevelt
Please remember that our library day is on Fridays.  Please remember to put your child's library book in his/her bookbag so that they can enjoy another book!
Homework:
1. READ!
We are packed with a busy schedule for this month, but will focus on learning and building good memories. There are many things we need help with, so I will go ahead and list them all at once. Please see the list of items we need below reply all to the email I sent with which item and how many you can send. Any donation would be greatly appreciated!

Gingerbread Houses:
* We will make our gingerbread houses with our book buddies on 12/12.
Please send in gingerbread items by Thursday Dec. 11.
                Graham crackers (need 6-8 boxes)
                Icing- 4-6 tubs
     chocolate chips
     square pretzels
     frosted mini wheats
                gumdrops
                candy canes
                peppermints
                sprinkles
                bowls
                plastic knives

M&Ms: The first graders are making trail mix for ESP's Christmas event and other children around us as a project based learning activity. Our class is responsible for collecting M&Ms. 

Christmas book exchange - Please send in a wrapped, gender neutral, gently used or new children's book of your choice  by Monday, Dec. 15. We will exchange books during our holiday party on Fri., Dec. 19.

Holiday Party: If you would like to become an approved volunteer to help with the party, please attend the training on December 10th at 9:00 a.m.

Holiday Party Donations: Stay tuned....
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Upcoming Events 

-PTO Cake Collection - Dec. 8 & 9

Volunteer Training - Dec. 10 @ 9:00 a.m. **This session is being offered in case there is anyone who moved in or who wants to help with class projects/parties)

Fifth grade Musical The Littlest Reindeer - Thursday, Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
 
Grinch Day- This Friday! Have your child dress in GREEN! If your would like to send in a special green snack to share with our class, please email me.

Polar Express Day- Thursday, Dec. 18 **Your child can bring a small blanket, stuffed animal, and their favorite books. All items must fit in their bookbag. Please label all belongings with your child's name.**

Project Based Learning - Dec. 15 - 19

Holiday Class Parties - Dec. 19 1:30 - 2:20

End of 2nd Quarter - Dec. 19

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Peek at the Week 12/1-12/5

HERE’S A PEEK AT NEXT WEEK:
Spelling words:  snack, street, throat, shin, shine, strong, poles, sprain, north, bright
  Bonus Words: December, reindeer, holiday
Phonics - Long and Short Vowel Sounds/Patterns
Reading: Using Features of Non-fiction text; Sequencing
Vocabulary: consequence, argue, reason, participate
Writing: Informational - Reindeer; Procedural - How to Decorate a Gingerbread Cookie; November Monthly Writing
Math: 
Story Problems
Social Studies: Harriet Tubman

MAP Assessments will occur after the holidays.  Our class will take the MAP Reading assessment Monday, December 1.  We will take the MAP Math assessment Thursday, December 4.  Please make sure that your child is well rested and eats a good breakfast!
   



Happy Thanksgiving!  Enjoy your week with family and friends!

Please remember that our library day is on Fridays.  Please remember to put your child's library book in his/her book bag so that they can enjoy another book!
 Homework:
1.Study spelling words! 

2.  Read the passage and answer the questions about Harriet Tubman.  Make sure that you underline or highlight your evidence in the passage to support your answer selection.
3. SS Weekly 
4.  READ
5. Interview an older family to compare/contrast life "Then & Now"

Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving Break – Nov. 22 – Nov. 30
MAP READING TEST- Mon. DEC.1 
MAP MATH TEST- Thurs. DEC.4
PTO Cake Collection - Dec. 8 & 9
Volunteer Training - Dec. 10 @ 9:00 a.m. **This session is being offered in case there is anyone who moved in or who wants to help with class projects/parties)
Fifth grade Musical The Littlest Reindeer - Thursday, Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Project Based Learning - Dec. 15 - 19
Holiday Class Parties - Dec. 19 1:30 - 2:20
End of 2nd Quarter - Dec. 19
School closed- Dec.22- Dec.29 
Teacher workday-Jan. 5
Back to school for all Jan.6
Six Flags Read to Succeed logs due 2/16

Thursday, November 13, 2014

11/17-11/21 Peek at the Week

HERE’S A PEEK AT NEXT WEEK:

Spelling words:  cube, glue, rule, tune, huge, also, small, because, ask, little
Bonus Words: beautiful, truthful, contribution
Phonics - Long U
Reading: Ask and answer ?s about text
Vocabulary: argue, reason, participate
Writing: Informational Writing - How to Stuff a Turkey
Math: 
Fact Families
Social Studies: The First Thanksgiving
Our library day is on Friday! Make sure your child brings his/her library book back to school.
   
 Homework 
1.Study spelling words! 

2. READ! 
3.  Interview a member of your family over the holidays due 12/1

 
 Fact Fluency
Please practice addition and subtraction flash cards and computerized games at home over the next few weeks.  The more fluent students are with math facts, the better they will be with completing math tasks efficiently in the future!  Thanks!

Upcoming Events  
Thanksgiving Feast – Nov. 14 (Our lunch is 12:20-12:50)
 Thanksgiving Break – Nov. 22 – Nov. 30
Fifth grade Musical - Thursday, Dec. 11
Project Based Learning - Dec. 15 - 19
Holiday Class Parties - Dec. 19 1:30 - 2:20
End of 2nd Quarter - Dec. 19
MAP Reading Test- Mon. Dec. 1- get a good night sleep, eat a good breakfast, take your time!
MAP Math Test- Thurs. Dec. 4 - get a good night sleep, eat a good breakfast, take your time!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Peek at the Week 11/10-11/14

HERE’S A PEEK AT NEXT WEEK:
Spelling words:  globe, home, those, road, coast, toe, water, could, look, every
Bonus: tomorrow, shadows, hopeful
Phonics - Long O
Reading:
Comparing Fiction/Non Fiction
Vocabulary: reason, participate, organize
Writing: Informational Writing - Turkeys
Math: 
Subtraction Strategies
Social Studies: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark
Our library day is on Friday! Make sure your child brings his/her library book back to school.
   
 Homework 
1.Study spelling words! 

2. Turkey Disguise Project
3. Social Studies- Create an invention-Ben Franklin activity
4. Reading-The Young Owl- Comprehension Practice
3. READ! 

 
Addition & Subtraction Fact Fluency
Please practice addition & subtraction flash cards and computerized games at home over the next few weeks.  The more fluent students are with math facts, the better they will be with completing math tasks efficiently in the future!  Thanks!


 Please bring in canned goods for RBES's Can-a-thon that runs Nov. 3- 14! The class that collects the most cans will receive the "Golden Can" trophy! I know our first graders are very excited about this :)
Upcoming Events  
Can-a-thon – Nov. 3 – Nov. 14
PTO- Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Feast – Nov. 14 (Our lunch is 12:35-1:05)
 Thanksgiving Break – Nov. 22 – Nov. 30
MAP Reading Test- Dec. 1 (Monday after Thanksgiving break)
MAP Math Test- Dec. 4 (Thursday after Thanksgiving break)