Figurative Language Project due Jan 9, 2015

Figurative Language Projects were assigned December 16, 2014.  Please be aware that students should complete their figurative language project by January 9, 2015.  It is NOT required that students work over break, but they should pace out the project to make sure it is completed and turned in on the due date.

See link below if needed…

Figurative Language Project

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Enjoy your holiday!

Please be safe and enjoy your holiday.  Don’t forget to read!  See you next year, January 5, 2015

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Happy Holidays to Everyone

IMG_0813We wish you and your family a safe Winter Break.  School re-opens on Monday, January 5, 2015.

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PK – 2 Holiday Dance was Spectacular!

pk12_danceThank you to everyone who helped put together a fabulous morning filled with song and dance for the PK – 2 students.  Happy Holidays!

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2/19

I know that some of you are not seeing the average for one or more of your classes.  If so, please try the following directions.

The overall average can be viewed by clicking on the Full View button. After clicking on the Full View button, the course average displays at the bottom of the course along with how the average is calculated.

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Kudos to School-Level Rookies & Teachers of the Year

Read all about the winners here …..

Suffolk Public Schools is proud of all of its outstanding teachers — from those just starting their classroom careers to veterans who have impacted a generation of students.

Congratulations to the teachers recently selected by their peers to represent their school in the city-wide recognition program for the 2015-16 Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year.

City-wide winners will be announced in February, including one veteran teacher selected to represent Suffolk in the regional competition. Regional honorees then continue on to state and national recognition.

Veteran teachers named tops include:

  • Teresa Abdulbaaqee of Booker T. Washington Elementary
  • Howard Draper of Creekside Elementary School
  • Tammy Patton of Driver Elementary
  • Maurice Huff of Elephant’s Fork Elementary
  • Stacie Prine of Florence Bowser Elementary
  • Jenna Martin of Hillpoint Elementary
  • Margaret “Ellen” Lee of Kilby Shores Elementary
  • Bernette Brock of Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary
  • Paula Beckett of Nansemond Parkway Elementary
  • Jessica Bridgeford of Northern Shores Elementary
  • Melissa Phillips of Oakland Elementary
  • Sabrina Lee of Pioneer Elementary
  • Edward Hollowell of Forest Glen Middle School
  • Tiffany Truitt of John F. Kennedy Middle
  • Louis Garland of John Yeates Middle School
  • Sandra Darden of King’s Fork Middle School
  • Courtney Van der Linden of King’s Fork High School
  • Catherine Williams of Lakeland High School
  • Gina Hancock of Nansemond River High
  • Dennis Crowder of Turlington Woods School

 

Teachers recognized as top rookies include:

  • Shelby McHaney of Booker T. Washington Elementary
  • Alicia Williams of Creekside Elementary School
  • Courtney Frarey of Driver Elementary
  • Sarah Taylor of Elephant’s Fork Elementary
  • Mary Jo Moore of Florence Bowser Elementary
  • Ashleigh Goodman of Hillpoint Elementary
  • Rosario Conn of Kilby Shores Elementary
  • Kirsten Aho of Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary
  • Amber Keesee of Nansemond Parkway Elementary
  • Brittany Rawls of Northern Shores Elementary
  • Melanie White of Oakland Elementary
  • Amanda Bondi of Pioneer Elementary
  • Melissa Leuschen of Forest Glen Middle School
  • Kimberly St. George of John F. Kennedy Middle
  • Taylor Trask of John Yeates Middle School
  • David Haeberle of King’s Fork Middle School
  • Ernriekus Williams of King’s Fork High School
  • Nicole Paitsel of Lakeland High School
  • Nicole Hancock of Nansemond River High
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Homework & Information Fri 12/19

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  If needed, finish Transcription ws and p283 Problem-Solving Lab. HW: Watch the Crash Course video titled DNA, Hot Pockets, and the Longest Word Ever. Take notes. Be certain they are your own notes. No credit will be given for plagiarism.

4th block – Remind code: @stoneblk4  No homework

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7  If needed, finish the Mitosis ws.

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Dec. 19, 2014

Happy Holidays and thank you for all the gift cards, hot chocolate mix, candles and lotion. Your thoughtfulness will allow me to really relax this holiday season. See you on January 5, 2015.

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English 9 Homework – 12/19

Finish reading the Odyssey, Book 9, pgs.  1210-1223.  Study the vocab words – appalled, ponderous, profusion, meditations, & adversary.

Re-read this information on your expository essay & here’s the outline information to go along with it.  StructureofaGeneralExpositoryEssay

An expository essay does have certain baseline requirements that are standard in nearly every essay type:

 A clear thesis or controlling idea that establishes and sustains your focus.

  • An opening paragraph that introduces the thesis.
  • Body paragraphs that use specific evidence to illustrate your informative or analytic points.
  • Smooth transitions that connect the ideas of adjoining paragraphs in specific, interesting ways.
  • A conclusion that emphasizes your central idea without being repetitive.

Sample Expository Essay Topics

  • The real truth about Santa Claus. The history of Santa Claus.
  • The history of Christmas.
  • Christmas through the ages.
  • Christmas traditions.
  • Facts about Christmas.
  • The symbols and symbolism of Christmas.
  • The first Christmas.
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Winter Break Assignments…..

The students were asked to complete the following two things over the break:

 

Figurative Language

Winter Break Project

The students should draw and illustrate one example for each kind of figurative language we are studying and write two haiku and two limerick examples and illustrate each one.

  1. metaphor
  2. simile
  3. personification
  4. alliteration
  5. hyperbole
  6. onomatopoeia

 

2-haiku examples and illustrations

2- limerick examples and illustrations

 

Also, the students are to read and fill-in a Break Reading log and have their parents sign it.   It is worth 100 points extra credit!

 

Winter Break Reading Log

Dear Parents and Guardians: This is a reading log for your child. They need to read over the holidays to catch maintain or catch up on his or her reading goal. Please make sure that your child reads over the break and please sign by the parent signature for each date your child reads.

Title of Book Date Read AR-level Book Points Page start and finish Parent Signature
Dec. 21, 2014
Dec. 22, 2014
Dec. 23, 2014
Dec. 24, 2014
Dec. 25, 2014
Dec. 26, 2014
Dec. 27, 2014
Dec. 28, 2014
Dec. 29, 2014
Dec. 30, 2014
Dec. 31, 2014
Jan. 1, 2015
Jan. 2, 2014
Jan. 3, 2014
Jan. 4, 2014

This reading log is due on January 5, 2015 when you child returns to school. Thank you for your support in my endeavor to make your child a better and fluent reader.

Mr. Hollowell   Your English 6   Teacher Room-2

 

 

 

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Holiday Stations Were a Hit for the Upper Grades

IMG_0110Grades 3 – 5 students at Oakland immersed themselves in the holiday spirit during stations planned and sponsored by the resource teachers on Thursday, December 18th.

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Holiday stations provided by the resource team

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A big thanks needs to be given to our resource team for providing fun holiday stations!

 

 

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Pictures of the kale we grew and enjoyed tasting!

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Winter Break – Early Dismissal

happy-holidaysKilby Shores will have Early Dismissal at 1:05 pm on Friday, December 19th for the Winter Break.

School resumes on Monday, January 5th, 2015.

Have a wonderful and safe holiday!

 

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Homework & Information Thurs 12/18

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  No homework

5th block – Remind code: @stoneblk5  If needed, finish the Transcription ws and p283 Problem-Solving Lab. HW: Watch the Crash Course video titled DNA, Hot Pockets, and the Longest Word Ever. Take notes. Be certain they are your own notes. No credit will be given for plagiarism.

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7  If needed, finish the Mitosis ws.

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Issue with Home Access Center

Due to an update, the division is experiencing an issue in Home Access Center (HAC). This issue has been reported to eSchool and we hope to have it resolved soon.

Currently when viewing the Classwork Tab in HAC, users no longer see the Marking Period average in the course header. In the image below, the red box shows where the average displayed prior to the update.

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The overall average can be viewed by clicking on the Full View button. After clicking on the Full View button, the course average displays at the bottom of the course along with how the average is calculated.

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Issue with Home Access Center

Due to Monday’s eSchool update, we are experiencing an issue in Home Access Center (HAC). This issue has been reported to eSchool.

Currently when viewing the Classwork Tab in HAC, users no longer see the Marking Period average in the course header. In the image below, the red box shows where the average displayed prior to the update.

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The overall average can be viewed by clicking on the Full View button. After clicking on the Full View button, the course average displays at the bottom of the course along with how the average is calculated.
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December 18/19

  1. Notes on Clauses and Sentence Structures
    1. A clause is a word group that contains a verb and its subject. It is used as a sentence or part of a sentence.
    2. An independent clause (or main clause) expresses a complete thought and can stand by itself as a sentence.
      1. The cow jumped over the fence.
    3. A dependent clause (or subordinate clause) does not express a complete thought and cannot stand by itself as a sentence.
      1. That it snowed on Thursday.
      2. If I have time.
    4. A dependent clause often begins with a relative pronoun or a subordinating conjunction.
      1. Who was following me.
      2. Relative Pronouns – who, whom, whose, which, that
      3. Subordinating Conjunctions – after, because, if, since, until, when, where, why
    5. Sentence Structures – There are four sentence structures: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex. The structure of a sentence is determined by the number of [independent] and (dependent) clauses within it.
    6. A simple sentence contains one independent clause and no subordinate clauses.
      1. [I drove to the theater last night.]
    7. A compound sentence contains two or more independent clauses and no subordinate clauses.
      1. [I drove to the theater last night], and [I watched Big Hero 6.]
    8. A complex sentence contains one independent clause and at least one subordinate clause.
      1. [I drove to the theater last night] (since I wanted to watch a movie.)
    9. A compound-complex sentence contains at least two independent clauses and at least one subordinate clause.
      1. (Because I was hungry), [ I drove to the store], and [ I bought groceries.]
    10. Label the following practice sentences:
      1. The man who taught me guitar showed me how to read music.
      2. The old woman lived in a house beside the giant tree.
      3. Mr. Brown bought a ladder which was ten-feet tall, and then he cleaned his gutters.
      4. We will fly to Barcelona, and we will eat tapas.
      5. Since Jasmine won the lottery, she bought ten cars and two houses.
  2. Sentence Structure ( Class work) – Complete Exercise 7 on pages 505-506 of the Language book.       The title is Sentence Structures. Write each sentence out double-spaced. Label the subjects and verbs in the sentence on the lines above them. Place (parentheses) around the dependent clauses and [brackets] around the independent clauses, and then label the structure: simple, compound, complex, or compound/complex.
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Annual Sing Along

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Hillpoint Elementary students enjoyed the Annual Holiday Sing Along on December 17th (grades K-3) and 18th (grades 4-5). Students sang songs rehearsed from music classes and enjoyed performances by teachers and staff members. The program was led by Music Instructor Janet Webb. It was a fun time together before departing for Winter Break.

 

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Creekside’s Own Shelf Elf

Creekside’s own Elf on the Shelf stopped by the Media Center to keep an eye on all of Creekside’s good little boys and girls!

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