We will be reading the book, “Blood on the River” by Elisa Carbone. This is a chapter book that I will be reading aloud to the students each day. The book focuses on the events at Jamestown through the eyes of an English boy. By reading this before our study on Jamestown, the students will be able to relate events and make connections while learning!
Congratulations to Terrence Lambert. He is this weeks SNH Player of the Week
read about him HERE
- Review Test
- Two 8-mark
- One 22-mark
- Question 2 is due Friday
- Please be sure to comment on it by Sunday night
- Prosocial Behavior and Altruism
- How altruistic are you?
- Biological Altruism
- The prisoner’s dilemma
- Section questions
- Question 2 due Friday
- Psychological altruism
- Command Term Vocabulary
- Review key points answering a SAQ on an IB Exam
- Introduction to Psychology quiz
- Review the study that you would like to re-create
- Complete the worksheet
- Discuss the Internal Assessment
- Work with your groups on a procedure (Due 9/26)
- Introduction to the Biological Level of Analysis
- Principles of Biological Analysis
- The nervous system and psychology
- Neurotransmitter video and worksheet
- Getting to Know the Neurotransmitters homework
- Characteristics of a Neolithic Civilization
- You be the archaeologist activity
- Neolithic Cities Questions
- Neolithic Cities Readings
- Test Review
- Study for Early Humans Test: Thursday 9/18
- Early Humans Test
- Introduction to the River Valley Civilizations
- Textbook Pages:
- Question #
Math- Mon.-Study Circle definitions on index cards and Textbook P.311=# 12-15
Tues.- WBP. 198
Wed.- Worksheet- Cricumference
Thurs.- Worksheet- Radius and Diameter
Science- Study notes on Sound- Quiz Thursday- Daily Review #3
Social Studies- Study 8 Regions – Quiz- Friday- Daily Rev. # 2
Reading- Reading Selection #2
Writing- Complete 3 Prompts
This week we will begin incorporating Word Work into our Daily Five section of Language Arts. We will work with a sort, play board Boggle, and have a word hunt using dictionaries. We will begin circles, SOL 5.9, in math, and work on geographic regions and rivers in social studies. In science we will continue with sound and have an introduction to light with Mrs. Griffin on Thursday.
On Wednesday, we will have our first reading MAP test. Once the RIT scores are in and analyzed, I will begin setting goals with individual students for winter and spring testing. We will be finishing our book on the Inuit and will read selections from StoryWorks together and during Read to Someone during Daily Five. Our focus on main idea and supporting details will continue.
On Tuesday, we will have library for the first time and students will have the opportunity to check out books to add to their reading bags.
Writing is going well, and while there are multiple students that I see will need additional assistance on composing, I am pleased to say that during our fifteen minutes, students have been very focused, and many are quite creative!
No Videos for 9/16 or 9/17 due to Geometry Pre-Assessment Test
Distance Formula (9/18 and 9/19)
1. Distance/Length and Distance Formula Notes
2. Exit Slip “Finding Midpoint and Distance of a Line” (+10pts)
3. Worksheet “Distance/Distance Formula”
3b. Honors “Closet Midpoint/Distance Problem” (+27pts)
4. Short Quiz (Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4) [Next Class Block]
–Points, Lines, and Planes
–Midpoint and Distance Formula and Problems
–Midpoint of Segments
(Odd Blocks Monday, September 22nd and Even Blocks Tuesday, September 23rd)
Nansemond Parkway is involved in their annual Fall Fundraiser. It will end September 30th. Please assist us in this fundraiser because it will be very beneficial to our school.
Please be reminded that homework notebooks are due every Friday. Assignments may be completed front to back and also more than one assignment can be done on a page.
Name tags will no longer be sent home. The students will wear them to the cafeteria for breakfast and lunch. Please have your child learn his/her account number. They will be eating lunch in the cafeteria from now on without the teachers accompanying them.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Two weeks under our belts and counting!! These next two weeks will be busy with our regular curriculum plus MAPS testing in reading and math.
It is very important that the students do the spelling homework as these words also contain reading skills for the week. Please make sure your child reads 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 or at the end the day.
In reading this 9 weeks, we will be working on using consonants, blends, and diagraphs to decode and spell words. We also will be working on identifying multi-syllabic words. The students will read fiction and nonfiction texts and answer questions by locating information in the test.
In Math we are working on the following skills the first part of this grading period:
addition and subtraction facts
recognizing equivalent and nonequivalent quantities
ordinal positions, ie: 1st, 2nd , 3rd, etc.
skip counting both forwards and backwards
recognizing odd and even numbers
The students are learning about matter in science these next few weeks.
In Social Studies we are working on the following topics:
state and local government and diversity
simple map skills
locating continents, oceans, rivers, and mountain ranges in the US
Please consider joining the PTA. Ours is an active, awarding winning group that does so much for your students and our school.
As you can see, we have a very busy few months ahead of us. I want to thank you in advance for all your support.
Nansemond Parkway PTA site:
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” - Anthony J. D’ Angelo
This is a wonderful statement for everyone. My group continues to grow each day on our journey of knowledge. They have stated “fourth grade is harder”, but they are rising to the challenges. We have another busy week ahead of us. We will have several quizzes and graded classwork assignments this week. It is imperative that the students complete any and all assignments. Please note homework counts as 5% of the overall grade in each subject. I will check homework daily, and put in a homework grade every two weeks. (for each subject) Please review all the information under each subject heading on my blog.
Please consider joining the P.T.A. This worthwhile organization needs volunteers, and any help you can give.
If you need to talk to me please don’t hesitate to call, send in a note, e-mail, or come by. If I need to talk to my parents, I will do the same. Take care, and have a great week!!
I am attaching the starter for your table of contents. You will need to write in or type in the remainder of the information as we progress through the course. You will receive several items to place in your interactive notebook on next class.
Reading is very important to the whole learning process. Students should be reading at home as well as in school. Please see that our students read at home at least 5 times a week for at least 45 minutes and log their outside reading in their reading logs. Parents, please initial your child’s reading log. Thanks so much….Mr. Hollowell
Don’t forget-fall picture day is Tuesday, September 30th.
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 HW: Write one paragraph (five sentences minimum) explaining the importance of the control group in an experiment. You may use definitions and examples.
5th block – Remind code: @stoneblk5 none
7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7 Homework due Tues 9/16: Write one paragraph (five sentences minimum) explaining the importance of the control group in an experiment. You may use definitions and examples.