Thursday, August 10, 2017

Week of August 15th

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

Here’s a peek at next week!
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Phonics Family Words: let, get, pet, met, ten, then, went, bed, red, yes
Phonics: short e
Reading: Establishing Daily 5 Routines- Work on Writing
Mentor Sentence: “Her parents named her Chrysanthemum.” -Chrysanthemum
L.Arts: Common Nouns
Writing Workshop: Personal Narratives-"Small Moments"
Math: Numeration- Counting and Comparing Numbers
**Please practice counting and writing numbers to 120 at home.**
Science: Weather

Homework
1.Study phonics family words!
2. Complete Math About Me activity sheet.
3. Practice this week's Lightning Words.


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Scholastic News/RAZ Kids/Headsprouts Donation
If you are able and have not already done so, please send in a $15 donation for your child's Scholastic News subscription and RAZ Kids/Headsprouts account. Logins will be sent out soon. Thank you!

Scholastic Book Order
Scholastic book orders were sent home in Daily Folders. This is a great opportunity to foster your child’s love for learning! You may send filled out order forms and checks to school with your child, or you may order online using our class code.

Online Ordering
Under the “Parents” section, click on “Get Started”
Enter our class code: PYFB8

I will submit all orders on the due date each month and books will be sent home with your child when they arrive at school. (If you want books to be a surprise or gift, I will be happy to make arrangements with you to pick them up.)

Order forms will go home each month. This month’s due date is August 22nd.

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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.

August 15th @ 7:00 PM
August 17th @ 7:00 PM
August 24th @ 8:45 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.
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First Grade Curriculum Night
Please join the first grade team on Thursday, August 17th from 6:00-7:00PM in the RBES Media Center to learn all you need to know about first grade! We will inform you of curriculum, expectations, etc., as well as answer any questions you may have. Mrs. Mason will also be offering a volunteer training session immediately following Curriculum Night, if you would like to get involved at RBES!

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Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar} to school with your child every day.
-Due to having a short amount of time 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 - no juice or Gatorade.

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

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Upcoming Events
Curriculum Night 3,4,5 Grade – August 15th at 6:00PM
Curriculum Night K,1,2 Grade – August 17th at 6:00PM
Solar Eclipse Extended School Day – August 21st (3:00PM Dismissal)
K-1 Picture Day – August 29th
PTO Meeting – August 29th at 6:30PM
Quarterly Coffee with Mrs. Mason – September 5th at 8:00AM

Have a great weekend!

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