Sunday, March 22, 2015

What's going on....

Here is a glance at our week!

MATH:  How do I measure mass and capacity? The children will be learning about measuring mass in grams and kilograms. They will also learn about measuring capacity. Below is the Student Learning Map for this unit!

Measurement Student Learning Map

NEEDED...For this unit, I am in need of a few bags of beans. If you have an extra bag in the pantry, and would be willing to donate it, I would appreciate it!  

Reading: This week we will be comparing stories written by the same author. We will compare and contrast characters, conflicts resolution, settings, and author's crafts.  The children will also begin reading a biography on Thurgood Marshall, researching Cesar Chavez and Lyndon Johnson, and reading  a narrative titled Judy Moody Saves the World.  This narrative ties in great with our pollution  and conservation standards that we will begin learning next week!

Social Studies: What were the accomplishments of  Thurgood Marshall, Lyndon Johnson, and Cesar Chavez? How are these men and their accomplishments alike or different? What was their influence on America culture?

Science: What are the different types of pollution? What are ways we can conserve our natural resources?

Friday is our Ag Day Field Trip. Permission slips came home in Friday folders. PLEASE fill them out as soon as possible and return them to school.  More information on this trip is posted in an earlier post.We will be going to the Natural Resource Conservation Center in Oconee County on March 27 from 8:45-9:45. We will leave the school around 8:30 am and return by 10:30 am.

ADHD Parent Workshop

Rocky Branch will be hosting a Parent Workshop on ADD/ADHD and undiagnosed attention issues. We are so excited to have Dr. Donna Davis coming to speak with us and give us practical ways we can help our children with life skills such as homework, organization, and routines.

Dr. Davis is well-known in the Athens/Oconee area for her work as a school counselor, private counselor and psychologist. This workshop will be well-worth your time!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Rocky Branch Media Center

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Third Grade Ag Day

Oconee County's Agricultural Day
We will be going to the Natural Resource Conservation Center in Oconee County on March 27 from 8:45-9:45. We will leave the school around 8:30am and return by 10:30am.
Third Grade Agriculture Day
Sponsored by
Oconee County Chamber of Commerce
Agribusiness Committee
at the
Agricultural Research Services Station
J. Phil Campbell, Sr.
Natural Resource Conservation Center
Experiment Station Road
Friday, March 27,  2015
Stations will be set up to learn about the following topics:

Students will be in small groups moving from station to station.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Homework this week

Hi! I hope the children had a great day!  Just FYI...we wrote in Agendas on Friday so the children should have an idea as to what homework is this week.  Here it is if they have forgotten.

  • Read for 20  min a week or 60 min a week.
  • Economics test tomorrow - They should have a graphic organizer and review sheet in their homework folder.  The review sheet was done in class today!
  • Math worksheet  on time- Should have been handed out by the sub today. If not, I will make sure it gets sent home tomorrow.
  • No spelling this week or Drop in the Bucket.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What's going on....

Sorry this is a bit late. I was sick Tuesday and was at a training workshop on Wednesday afternoon.  I also wanted to go ahead and let you know I will be at a conference next Monday and Tuesday.  I will be checking my emails at the end of the day. If there are transportation changes, as always, please be sure to contact the front office.  Here is a glance at what we will be working on THIS WEEK and NEXT WEEK!

I am going to start scheduling conferences. I will send home the conference sheet in Friday folders. If your child has Mrs. Trammell, she will be scheduling conferences with you as needed.  The next few weeks are booked with meetings, so I will hold MOST conferences on the March 13 teacher planning day. 

Upcoming Dates in March
March is a very busy month at RBES. Here are some dates of upcoming events!

4 -5  - K Registration
5 -  National Schools of Character visit
5  - 1st Grade Performance 9:30 and 7:00
8 -  Daylight Savings Time begins
9 - RBES Night at Zaxby's
12 - 4th Grade Parent Breakfast
12 - End of 3rd Quarter
13 - Teacher Workday - No school for students
16 - 19 - Book Fair
17 - STEAM Night and Ice Cream Social
19 - K-2 Pictures
20 - 3 - 5 Pictures
20 - Report Cards go home.
23 - BMX Bike Show
24 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast at 8:00
24 - RBES Night at Stevi B's 
26 - School Council
27 - 3rd Grade Ag Day Field Trip
27 - Mother-Son Event
28 - Region Science Olympiad

MATH:  How do I measure elapsed time, mass and capacity? We have been reviewing telling time to the nearest minute and will start working on elapsed time tomorrow. In about two weeks, the children will be learning about measuring mass in grams and kilograms. They will also learn about measuring capacity. Below is the Student Learning Map for this unit! 

Measurement Student Learning Map

Reading/Social Studies:   In reading this week, we will be reviewing skills from Quarter 3.  We will work on comparing stories by the same author,  identifying figurative language, and answering questions on text read and providing evidence from the text to support our answers.  In addition, we will work on identifying the  accomplishments and obstacles of Eleanor Roosevelt. Finally, we will review our Economic standard by having a newspaper/magazine Scavenger Hunt. I hope to have students assess on Economics on Tuesday of next week! 

Grammar: What are complex sentences and how can I make simple sentences more complex? 

Social Studies: SS3G1 The student will locate major topographical features. 
        a. Identify major rivers of the United States of America: Mississippi, Ohio, Rio 
Grande, Colorado, Hudson. 
         b. Identify major mountain ranges of the United States of America: Appalachian, 
         c. Locate the Equator, Prime Meridian, and lines of latitude and longitude on a 

There is  A LOT of learning happening in the classroom.  I continue to be impressed with your children!