January 26th – January 30th

Tuesday 1/27


  • Cognitive Development
  • Brain Development Discussion


  • Guided Reading

Thursday 1/29


  • Stages of Development
  • Stages of development gallery walk
  • Create a cognitive activity



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January 26th – January 30th

Tuesday 1/27



  • Guided Reading Activity

Thursday 1/29



  • Complete Guided Reading
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January 26th – January 30th

Monday 1/26


  • Review Midterm Exam
  • Location/Map of the Islamic Empire
  • Day 1 Map


  • Read textbook pages: 263-266
  • Answer Question number 1,3,4,5

Wednesday 1/28



  • Read textbook pages: 267-272
  • Answer question numbers: 1,3,4,5

Friday 1/30


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Mrs. Martie’s Newsletter, week of 1-26-15


Dear Parents and Guardians,


Welcome to the first week of the 3rd grading period!! We will begin many new, more complex skills this 9 weeks as we move toward preparing for 3rd grade. The first half of the year I was able to read the benchmark tests to your student. I am not able to do this starting this grading period.


Please make sure that your student has school supplies such as pencils, paper, and glue sticks at school. I am beginning to run out of the supplies that I had purchased this summer.


Please have your child read TO you every night.  They can check out books on Wednesday during library.  However, if they need a new one before then, they can go before school. Becoming a better reader is like playing a sport. The more you practice the better you get.


In reading this 9 weeks, we are working on the following skills:

Prefixes and Suffixes

Antonyms and Synonyms

Use pictures, captions, and charts

Use dictionaries, glossaries, and indices

Identify the problem and solution in fiction texts

Identify the main idea in fiction texts

Identify the main idea in nonfiction texts


In Math we will begin adding two digit numbers with regrouping (carrying). Please help your child practice this every evening as this is a very difficult skill for them to grasp.


This week in science, we begin learning about living and non- living things. In Social Studies we begin learning about how communities change over time.


Thank you for all of your support.

C. Martie



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Many of you have NOT — I repeat — HAVE NOT handed me your study guide. Monday is your last chance to turn it in. With many of the students who already turned these in, the study guide grade has actually raised the grade one letter grade. Would you like to see that happen with you, too?????

Then get your study guide in to me on Monday!!! That is the VERY LAST day I can take it!!!

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Winters’ Words for the Week!!!

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”.   –  Audrey Hepburn 

We are now entering into the third nine weeks. Our time together is moving at warp speed. This will be an intense nine weeks. We have a number of skills that we will be working on in class. It is important that the students stay on track and be ready to move forward each day. I am confident they will put their best foot forward. The students had until Friday to meet their AR goal. I am looking to eating lunch with those students that met their goals in a few weeks. I will be putting the new AR goals for this nine weeks in later this week. Please review the information under each subject heading on my blog. Also please read my weekly printed newsletter. I am including several important upcoming dates. I ask that you add them to your calendar. Take care and have a great week!


A. Winters

Key Dates:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 – P.T.A Reading Fair/Family Reading Night at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 – Father/Daughter Dance in the gym at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, February 13, 2015 – Parent/Teacher Conferences at 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Monday, February 16, 2015 – President’s Day Holiday, No School!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 – Student Recognition Awards Assembly for grades 3-5 at 10:45.

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Geometry Videos for the Week of January 26th thru 30th

Basic Right Triangle Trigonometry

Finding Missing Angles Using Right Triangle Trigonometry


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Geometry and Geometry Honors Work for 1/30

Review Pythagorean Theorem/Trigonometry Day

1. SOL Homework #6 Review Sheet or Pythagorean Theorem Review Sheet

2. Trigonometry Review Sheet

3. Extra Credit Sheet, if finish both Review Sheets listed above

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Geometry and Geometry Honors Work for 1/28 and 1/29

1. Return Pythagorean Theorem Quiz

2. Right Triangle Trigonometry Notes #2

3. Exit Slip on Angle Measures Trigonometry (+4pts)

4. Worksheet “Trigonometry #2″

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Geometry and Geometry Honors Work for 1/26 and 1/27

1. Return Exams/Show Final 1st Semester Grades

2. Pythagorean Theorem Quiz

3. Short Right Triangle Trigonometry Notes

4. Exit Slip on Basic Right Triangle Trigonometry (+6pts)

5. Worksheet “Trigonometry #1″

6. If time, SOL Homework #6 (+13pts)

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Homework Jan 26-30

Ocean Floor Project HW-jan-26-30

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Weekly Info. & HW: 1-26-15

Important Info. :

*Our February P.T.A./Reading Fair/Reading Night will take place on Tuesday, February 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

*There will be a Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance in the gym on Tuesday, February 10th from 6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

* Parent-Teacher Conference Day will take place on Friday, February 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

*School will be closed for the President’s Day Holiday on Monday, February 16th.

*Student Recognition Assemblies for the second nine weeks grading period will take place on Tuesday, February 17th. The assembly for grades K-2 will be at 9:45 a.m. and the assembly for grades 3-5 will be at 10:45 a.m.




Monday: Spelling Activity, Reading HW Book pages 289-290, Math-page 117-118, Read “Going to the Swimming Pool” and answer Monday’s questions.

Tuesday: Spelling Activity, Reading HW Book pages 291 & 293, Math-page 119-120, Re- Read “Going to the Swimming Pool” and answer Tuesday’s questions.

Wednesday:  Spelling Activity, Reading HW Book pages 294-295, Math pages 121-122, Re-Read “Going to the Swimming Pool” and answer Wednesday’s questions.

Thursday: Spelling Activity, Re- Read “Going to the Swimming Pool” and answer Thursday’s questions. Reading pages 298-300, STUDY FOR SPELLING TEST

Friday:  Read for 20 minutes on Saturday and on Sunday.


Spelling Words:

ankle  title  apple  cable  purple  able  bugle  bundle  bubble  giggle  sparkle  tickle

Reading Writing Math Science Social studies
  • Dictionary SKills
 Informative Writing
  • 2.6    2 digit addition
2. 5 Living Things 2. 3 Communities Change
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Creating a Car Company

Students in 4th and 5th grade QUEST are beginning their culminating activity of the year in which they will work as a team to create a car company.  Students started the unit by researching existing car companies.  They were then broken up into teams—each team created a name for their company, a logo and a slogan.  In the pictures below, students pose with their team signs.

picture 1 picture 2 picture 3

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Jan 26: Letter Bb Week!

What we are learning

This week we will begin a new unit called, “Construction Zone”. We will learn about building things. Using the topic, “I Can Build,” we will read stories about tools, materials, buildings, and construction. Our new letter this week is Letter B. We will bubble paint and make a fish from hearts, discussing the sound “sh” makes. Also, we will discuss shadows and make a groundhog craft for Groundhog’s Day, Saturday, Feb 2!

Please continue to review all letters learned so far (S,T,P,O X, Y,U,W,F,A,Z). We are getting there! Please continue working on identifying numbers and counting, as well as name-writing (if your child can write his/her first name, move on to last name.)

Reading Skills

We will continue to work on the sight words “I” and “like” by making sentences “I like ____.” We will practice writing the words and identifying them. If I sent sight words home with your child, please review them daily. If not, please keep reviewing the letters of the alphabet and letter sounds.


Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Friday, February 13th from 10 am to 6 pm, with teacher lunch from 1:00-2:30. I will be sending home a list of available times to meet. Remember, they are on a first come basis. Please choose your top three times and return the form to me as soon as possible, or let me know by email. I will send a letter or email confirming your conference time.

Home Activities

Bb Poster – Gather Bbs from newspaper or magazine headlines. Help your child make a Bb poster. You can decorate the poster by adding pictures, photographs, or drawings of things whose names start with Bb.

Learning the ABCs – Your child will listen to the alphabet book Alphabet Under Construction this week, Page through other alphabet books together, paying special attention to the ABC order. Encourage your child to predict what letter you will read about next in the book.

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Homework & Information Fri 1/23

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).

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7  Meiosis Quiz on Wed 1/28.

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Friday, January 23

Early Dismissal – Monday 1/26 – New 1-subject notebooks due  – Bring GLUE!

3rd Nine Weeks begins – Tuesday, 1/27

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Is your desktop a “hot” mess?

HotMessIf the desktop of your computer looks like this….


trouble could be headed your way. Did you know documents saved to the desktop of a computer are not backed up? This means if your computer crashes or a technician has to perform certain types of updates to your computer, all the documents saved on the desktop will be GONE.


Don’t distress because there is a better way! Save files in My Documents where you have 5 GB of storage OR save files in your Google Apps Drive account where you have UNLIMITED storage.

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Thanks to the students that are entering the Reading Fair. I look forward to your presentation.

This week we will identify ending sounds, identify words with digraphs, continue to work with concept of word, identify high frequency words, recognizing coins (penny, nickel, dime, and quarter) and the value of each. We will also discuss shadows.

Reading Fair Night will be Tuesday, February, 3rd, at 6:30.

A Father/Daughter Dance will be held Tuesday, February 10th, at 6:30.

Thank you,

C. Boone

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Daily Announcements 1/23/15

Wellness Tip of the Day –    Don’t Delay the Day.   Bette to just set your alarm for 15 minutes later —and keep your clock across the room so you can’t reach out and silence it..

  • Boys Basketball-   Here tonight vs. Lakeland.  We are hoping for a big crowd so get here early!!  JV boys play at 5:45 and the Varsity play at 7:15.  The boys also have a home game Saturday against Gloucester.  JV plays at 4:00 and Varsity plays at 6:15. 
  • NHS - National Honor Society Applicants: if you were unable to turn in your application this morning, please submit it to Mrs. Murray in room 208 between 12:25 and 1:00 pm or 2:00 and 3:00 pm Today is the deadline!
  • Swimming – The Swim team hits the water tomorrow (Sat.) @ 1:00pm
  • PromVote for your favorite prom theme on the NRHS website!! The last day to vote is Friday 1/23. 
  • CTE - Attentions all Sophomores and Juniors: Do you want to meet & interact with professionals in Non-Traditional occupations?  Then see your English or CTE teacher to attend the Non-Traditional Extravaganza on February 19th.  This field trip is open to the first 100 Juniors and Sophomores. So get your form today!
  • National Honor Society-  is calling on you!! The club will be collecting toiletries through the rest of the month.  Soap, toothpaste, deodorant and other hygiene items are in huge demand at the Geniveve Shelter in downtown Suffolk.   Bring items in on Thursdays or to Ms. Murray’s room when class is NOT in session.  Thank you in advance.
  • YEARBOOK - The deadline to have your yearbook personalized is quickly approaching. To order your personalized yearbook, with your name and emblem, go to www.jostens.com or follow the link on our schools’ website.  DEADLINE is FEB 1st!
  • FCCLAwill be meeting every Tuesday and Thursday in room 117, from now until conference time.  Please plan to attend every meeting to get ready for competitions.  You will need to arrange for a ride home.
  • NRHS – Reminder:  Invitations have been issued for students in grades 10-12 with cumulative GPA’s of 3.5 or better to apply for the National Honor Society.. The applications are due by January 23rd.  If you are eligible and have not received an invitation, please see Mrs. Murray in room 208.
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Bring in a new spiral notebook for the next 9-weeks.

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