Homework & Information Fri 10/9

Sign up for Remind. Check it out on remind.com. Use this phone number: (757) 809-2118, and use the code for your class (see below).

2nd block – Remind code: @stoneblk2   HW: Research your assigned biomolecule.  Find the elements they contain, examples of molecules, functions in living organisms, and draw the structure of a molecule.  Use the following textbook pages: carbohydrates – pp46-47; lipids – p47; nucleic acids – p48; proteins – p49. Use the text, pictures, and captions. Remember to only work under one flap of your foldable. Atomic Structure & Water Properties Quiz on Thurs 10/15.

4th block – Remind code: @stoneblk4   HW: Watch the Crash Course video titled Water – Liquid Awesome.  Answer the following questions: (1) What kind of bond holds atoms together within a water molecule? (2) What alphabet letter is water shaped like? (3) What kind of bond attracts water molecules to each other? (4) What force allows bugs and a lizard to walk on water? (5) What is another word to describe a hydrophobic substance? (6) What major bodies of water help regulate the temperature and climate of our planet? pH & Water Quiz next class.

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I would like to thank all of you for your donations to United Way. The students had a great time at the dance.

A shout out to all of the parents who came  to Open House. It was great to see you again.

The fall fundraiser will end Tuesday, October 13th. Please send all orders and money in before or on Tuesday.

We are more than half way through the first nine weeks. Please continue to review skills taught.


Thank you,

C. Boone

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W&M Literacy Leadership Interest Meeting

College of William and Mary School of Education

Earn a Master’s Degree in Literacy Leadership

and Become a Reading Specialist

Join us for an Information Session on October 14, 2015

from 5 – 6 p.m. in the Dogwood Room

Highlights of the Program: • Language Development & English Language Learners • Literacy Coaching • Word Knowledge • Writing Instruction • Diverse Literature for Children

Scholarship money available to qualified applicants.

For more information, contact Dr. Denise Johnson at denise.johnson@wm.edu or 757-221-1528.

Register for this event at HERE.

Information session flyer 2015

Literacy Leadership Program Brochure

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Grandparent’s Week October 12-16

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Grandparents, please join us for lunch the week of October 12-16, 2016.

Cafeteria lunches will be available for a charge of $2.75 or you may bring your own.

*Our cafeteria does NOT accept credit cards or personal checks from grandparents for lunch purchases

Please refer to the schedule below for the dates and times

Tuesday October 13- Early start at 12:00  and Fifth Grade at 1:20

Wednesday October 14- First Grade at 12:15 and Fourth Grade at 1:35

Thursday October 15- Second Grade at 11:50 and Third Grade at 1:05

Friday October 16- Kindergarten at 11:35

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Oct 12-16

HW Oct 12-16

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Week of October 12

This week we will begin a new unit called, “My Family, My Community”.  We will learn about families and all the members of a family.  We will read about what families do together.  We are going to draw our families and tell about them.  We are working on recognizing the letters in our name as well as other letters of the alphabet.   Please help your child practice cutting at home.  This is a difficult skill to master and takes lots of practice.  We will practice at school as well.


Raising a Reader

We sent home the red “Raising a Reader” bags last week.  It is a good idea to keep all of the books right in the bag so they don’t get lost.  Please return the books tomorrow or Wednesday so we can give your child a new bag on Wednesday.


Home Activities:

  1. Letter Hunt:  Look at book titles and newspaper or magazine headlines with your child to find letters of the alphabet.   Start with the letter A and continue with the rest of the letters in ABC order.  Encourage your child to name each letter as he/she finds it.
  2. Morning Routines: Children will listen to a story about what each person in a family does in the morning.  Ask you child to tell you about the things he/she does each morning.  Prompt him/her to use the words first, next, and last.
  3. Read at least one book each day. I would also encourage you to take your child to the library.


**Please send in a picture of your family for your child to share by Friday.  

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October 12: Families!



We are beginning a new unit this week called “My Family, My Community,” where we will discuss, read stories and complete activities based on families and communities. We are still learning and discussing shapes, letters and especially letters in our name. This week, we will discuss and draw the members of our families, count candy corn and paint a candy corn pattern, make a family out of leaves, and stamp with legos!

Please continue to discuss the letters in childrens’ first or last name and practice name-writing.


  • Our Scholastic Book Order will be submitted this Friday, October 16 if you’re interested in ordering.
  • The school fundraisers are due Tuesday, October 13. Must sell 5+ items to attend the Big Blast Party!
  • Please send in a family photo by Friday of this week so that students can share with the class and we can hang in the room – this unit on families lasts for 3 weeks, so I’d like to keep them up that long. J
  • This week is Grandparent’s Week!. Please see the information and form in your child’s folder last week. Our lunch is at 12:50 and we eat in the classroom.
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Mrs. Bennington’s Math Madness-Homework 10/9

BLOCK 1-Complete 4-7 on page 63 of your Math IN.

BLOCK 2-Complete 4-7 on page 63 of your Math IN.

BLOCK 3-Complete marked problems on page 55 of your Math IN.

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Friday, October 9

Block 1 – Study for test Wednesday, 10/14 Fractions, Models and multiplication with fractions
Block 2 – Study for test Wednesday, 10/14-Fractions, models and multiplication with fractions
Block 3 – Review Notes- Test Wednesday, 10/14–Models, and Multiplication and Division with fractions

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October 9, 2015

All blocks: Finish any classwork that was not completed in class today on percents, decimals, and fractions.

Benchmark test will be given on October 23rd.

Don’t forget next week is Spirit week.

Monday: ‘Merica Day show your patriotism

Tuesday: Tacky Tourist Day dress like a tourist

Wednesday: Pink Out Day wear your pink in support of breast cancer

Thursday: Twin Day dress like a friend

Friday: Keep it Cool Day Show your SWAG Wear sunglasses all day for a $1.oo donation to United Way

Remember to stay within the school dress code!

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Peanut Fest

Our annual Peanut Fest art show has been cancelled due to the weather. However, the students are working hard to finish their first fall projects so that we can begin to decorate our school. Thank you for your continued support of our art program. We will be sure to keep you updated on art happenings.

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English 12 Homework 10/9/15

Read pgs 28-41, Do pg. 41 in Reader (workbook)

Read Pardoner’s Tale pgs. 170-181.  Be ready for a reading check

Copy & Define Vocab on pgs. 168, 182, & 198

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Latin II Homework 10/9/15

Study verb tenses present, imperfect, future & perfect.

Study Lesson XXVI vocabulary

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Latin I Homework 10/8/15

Do workbook pages 14, 15, 17

Study the endings for second declension (m) & first declension (f).

Study the endings for first conjugation (the Mickey Mouse ones).

Study the vocabulary from lesson IV – Viae.

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12-4 Enrichment      Complete either the Across or the Down section.

Graded assessment (evaluating expressions)   10/14

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2015 Fall SOL Tutoring

SOL tutoring will take place on 3 Saturdays this fall. Tutoring will last from10am – 2pm each day. There will be buses and lunch will be provided.
  • October 31st @ Lakeland HS
  • November 14th &@ Nansemond River HS
  • November 21st @ King’s Fork HS
Students can sign up for any/all session(s) regardless of which school they attend.
Students must sign up by Friday, October 16th to attend the October 31st session.  Click on the link on the homepage of the school website to register.  Space is limited so sign up today!

2015 Fall SOL Tutoring Registration

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Unit 2: Climate Assessment


As we are finishing up Unit 2 on World Climate Regions, your assessment will be a take-home test. You are allowed to use your notes or any other papers from this class. Here is the test schedule for each block:

Blocks 1, 3 and 7: Test will be given Monday, October 12.

Blocks 2 and 6: Test will be given Tuesday, October 13.

Assessments will be due at the next class meeting day (even or odd).

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Off and Running! :)

We’ve had a great start to our QUEST year!  So far, 4th and 5th grades have completed their “What’s on our QUEST minds?” collages (silhouettes) and begun researching their vocabulary words associated with force, motion, and energy.

Third grade QUEST students completed a preassessment (not so much fun) and we have begun talking and taking notes about our different ways of thinking.  We will continue with this over the next few weeks by completing various activities that show how our brain uses convergent, divergent, visual, and evaluative thinking.  Check out the pics below!

3 QUEST  October Types of Thinking Note-Taking 4 QUEST October Vocabulary Research 4 QUEST September Silhouettes 5 QUEST October Vocabulary Research

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United Way Faculty vs. Student Basketball Game

The United Way Basketball game is scheduled for 1:00 PM on October 23rd! Tickets are $2 per ticket and are on sale during homeroom (HR). Please note also that you can donate $’s to your favorite pumpkin in the cafeteria 10/19 – 10/23 — proceeds also go to United Way.

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Yankee Candle Sales

Our School Fundraiser Yankee Candle Sale-Orders are due Tuesday, October 13! You may turn your sale-orders into Ms. Walton in the front office earlier than October 13. Thank you for your participation!

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