We Survived the First Day!!!

Well, we did it! The first day of Kindergarten is over and we MADE IT!!! We did not get to a lot of things that we wanted to do so we will be doing them tomorrow and throughout the rest of the week. I want to apologize as the certificate for the First Day of Kindergarten didn’t make it into their binders today but it will go home tomorrow. Also, please keep sending Me Bags. We got 2 done today and will get more done tomorrow and throughout the rest of the week. I am working on creating the email distribution list so look for a test email to come by tomorrow evening. I do check my email throughout the night at home till about 9 so feel free to email me anytime. I also check it first thing in the morning before I get my kids up.

Thank you for all your support!

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Week of 9/2-5

To all parents who were unable to make the Orientation, welcome.


Tuesday – Practice 1-3, WB. p.26

Wednesday – Practice 2-2

Thursday – Practice 2-3

History for this week is Grid #1. Do Mon/Tues tonight as we missed Monday. They are welcome to do all work at the first of the week, but bring it in daily to review and check answers. All students with completed grids will be able to use it as a “cheat sheet” on the quiz. These are on Fridays and cover material from that week’s grid.


Read for 20 minutes then write a half page summary. These are all due in their AR folder every Friday. These are assigned on school nights. This week there will be three due as we had a shortened week.

Please return all paperwork that applies to you. Students may not use the computer until the permission forms are returned. 

Thanks in advance for all you do at home to help your child at school, Ms. Yohe

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Homework September 2nd – 6th

Homework Notes
1. Actual homework sheets will begin next week, along with spelling and multiplication tests.
2. Please complete all forms and send them to school as soon as possible.
3. Please look for the white communication envelope every Tuesday.
4. Please review the classroom policies, and procedures for important information. Please sign and return the bottom portion of the parent letter.
5. The students are asked to bring in an artifact bag filled with things that make them special or things they would like to share about themselves and their families. Please be sure only appropriate items are sent to school. (No toy weapons or hand held game devices.)
6. We are very excited about this school year!

Tuesday – Prepare all forms. Read and complete your reading log. (Parent Initial).
Wednesday – Read and complete your reading log. Artifact bags for students who were assigned.
Thursday – Read and complete your reading log. Artifact bags for students who were assigned.

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Welcome Back to School!!

What a wonderful first day The Espinosa TEAM had! We learned so much about each other and the importance of working as a team. We know Together Everyone Achieves More, so we will be working hard this year to cooperate and help each other as much as possible. All students stayed on blue today! Tomorrow you will see a September calendar in the folder so we can chart each student’s behavior. We do not have homework this week, however, they should complete the “Me Bag” activity in their folder tonight and return to school tomorrow. Also everyone should be reading or read to each night. You will also find a reading contract in the folder tomorrow. Each time you read to them or they read to you, record the name of the book on the contract. When it is full, they will receive treasure. I look forward to working with you and watching the TEAM grow this year. Please feel free to contact me with an questions or concerns.

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Our 1st Day!!

I just wanted to say that today was a great first day of school for us! We had a lot of laughs and went over important rules and procedures!
Our top 5 classroom rules are:
1. Follow directions quickly.
2. Raise your hand for permission to speak.
3.Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat.
4. Make smart choices.
5. Keep your teacher happy.
Please make sure to sign all forms that are in the white Communication Envelope (it will come home each Tuesday), as well as make sure extra supplies are taken out of your child’s backpack (we went over these today).
Thank you for a great first day! I am really excited about this school year!
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High School Teachers – Please Read

High school teachers SHOULD NOT enter categories or assignments in the grade book at this time. We solved the calculation issue with the exam grade that was preventing us from adding categories to grade books. As promised, we attempted to mass add the categories this afternoon and discovered several teachers added assignments and categories to the grade books. This prevents us from loading the district categories. All teacher created assignments and categories have been removed so we can add the district defined categories. We will load district categories tomorrow morning as long as there are no teacher created assignments or categories.

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September 2, 2014

Study all multiplication facts.

Bring back forms as soon as possible.

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First Day Experiment

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We were able to make the letter S and the letter M float off of an M & M and a Skittle.

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Homework & Information Tues 9/2

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).

1st block – Remind code: @stoneblk1  Have your parents complete the class expectations form, and return it Thursday.

5th block – Remind code: @stoneblk5  Have your parents complete the class expectations form, and return it Thursday.

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7  none

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WELCOME! ~Tuesday, September 2nd

BLOCK 1 – Complete forms – parent signatures

BLOCK 2 – complete notebook cover – parent signature (hmwk page)

BLOCK 3 – Complete INBp1 (GCF) and parent signature for hmwk page

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Welcome Back!!

WELCOME BACK to all of our students and staff!! We are looking forward to a great year. :)

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You have reached Mrs. Nierman’s Gifted Resource blog. You can find class information and reminders here. Please see the various pages and links located on the right side of this page.

Please feel free to reach me either by phone at Mack Benn 934-6224 or Booker T. Washington 934-6226 or by email:


I hope you find this site useful and I happily accept any suggestions you may have that would help it be even more user friendly!

Mrs. Nierman

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Bus Route Information

imagesCABEHSDQClick on the link to see information about updated Bus Routes

Click Here

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Be A Volunteer!

imagesCAW9HZGXHillpoint Elementary welcomes parent and community volunteers! Please ask your child’s teacher or front office where you can help! Our PTA would also welcome you! Ask your child’s teacher about completing a 2014 – 2015 Volunteer Form!

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2014-2015 SPS Calendar

Click on the link to see important dates listed on the SPS calendar


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Brandee’ Johnson in China

Congratulations to one of of Nansemond River’s own track athlete Brandee’ Johnson for representing the United States this summer in China.  Brandee was selected to compete as part of the Americas Youth Olympic Team.  Great Job!

Brandee’ brought home the bronze medal in the 200m dash.

Read about Brandee in the Suffolk News Herald

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Student Email Change

email_iconTo make it easier for teachers to find student email addresses, student email is moving into the same organization as staff. This change means student email addresses and user names have changed.

Student email addresses and user IDs will follow this schematic: firstname+lastname+last four of student ID. A student with the name John Smith and a student ID 123456789 will have an email address and user ID of johnsmith6789@spsk12.net.

Students that have used their Suffolk Google Apps account last year will have both accounts. The original account will remain active until October 1 to allow those users the opportunity to migrate documents and emails from the original account to the new account.

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Suffolk News Herald Player of the Week

Desiree Patterson has been nominated for the Suffolk News Herald Player of the Week! Please vote by 7pm Wednesday!


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Cross-Number Puzzle

License Art due Friday, 9/5

Graded assignment (perfect square roots)  9/5

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WELCOME 2014-15

September 2014

WELCOME TO 2nd GRADE! I am so happy to have your child in my class this year at Nansemond Parkway. I have many interesting and fun activities planned for this year and am very excited to be working with your child. We will be learning a lot and I thank you now for all of your support as we fully embrace the motto: “…where learning is a quest that we venture upon daily!”  This is my 17th year teaching and every year I learn as much as the children. I wanted to take this time to explain some of the things you will be seeing this year from me and from your child.

*Schedule:                             SECOND GRADE-ROOM 49- MRS. NACCARATO

Time                                       Subject

9:35-11:10                              Guided Reading

11:10-12:10                             Math

12:10-12:40                            LUNCH

12:40-1:00                             Recess

1:00-1:40                                Social Studies

1:40-1:50                                Writing (Whole Group)

1:50-2:40                               Resource:    Mon.-Music   Tues.-PE   Wed.-Computers   Thurs.-Library   Fri.-Art

2:40-3:10                               Writing (Independent)

3:10-3:50                               Science

3:50                                        Dismissal


*My blog is located at: http://blogs.spsk12.net/1415/   This is where you will find weekly information on homework, important dates and activities, SOLs to be covered that week and more. Please check this weekly if possible.

*Email: The BEST way to get in contact with me during the school day is by emailing me at: katharinenaccarato@spsk12.net(I am not always able to take phone calls during instructional time and many times things come up during our resource periods and then I may not see your message until after school.) I CHECK MY EMAIL OFTEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY. However, if you need to speak with me asap, please let the office staff know that when you call and I will get back to you in a timely manner.

*Procedures and Rules for Room 49:

Super Student-pink


Great Job-purple


Good Choices-blue




Think About It-yellow


Teacher Choice-orange
Parent Contact-red

I believe in setting expectations and procedures for all activities that will take place in our classroom. This provides for a safe, healthy and happy environment contusive to learning and being at our best every day. We will learn and practice these daily and your child will know what to do and what is expected of him/her every day.

The Rules are as follows:

1. Follow Directions Quickly!

2. Raise Your Hand for Permission to Speak.

3. Raise Your Hand for Permission to Leave Your Seat.

4. Make Smart Choices!

5. Keep Your Dear Teacher Happy!


This behavior chart starts everyone out each day on “Ready to Learn.”  The

children move up and down the chart depending on their behavior throughout

the day.  Those on pink at the end of the day will get a reward.  These could include

stickers, braves bills, high fives, etc.   If your child is on red at the end of the day,

you will see a note home in their agenda or receive an email about why.





*Homework is an important part of learning. It reinforces what we have already done in class and lets you practice with your child to see the progress that they are making and what they are learning. This should be a positive experience and not the cause of stress filled evenings for you and your child. There will be Reading/Spelling homework every night (Monday- Thursday), with spelling quizzes on Fridays, and one other subject area each night and they should read for at least 15 minutes.  All homework should be done in a homework notebook and that will be turned in on Fridays. White envelopes (student completed work) will be sent home on Tuesdays.

**I look forward to a terrific school year and if there is anything you need, please feel free to contact me at any time.

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