Week 21

Can you believe that it is February, already?  This week we will begin SOL 5.3 on prime and composite numbers in math.  We will work on cause and effect, making and revising predictions, and making inferences in reading and will begin a new class historical fiction novel, Blood on the River.  Students will finish writing their book reviews, and present them to the class.  At the end of the week, the students will listen to Goldilocks and the Three Bears and compose a different ending to the story, using their choice of three different prompts.

In science we will begin SOL 5.6, oceans and work on classification.  In social studies we will continue with USI.7 on the Articles of Confederation, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.  Students will be assigned a Bill of Rights project on Monday, February 2, 2015, that will be due on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.  This project will be graded as two test grades:  one in social studies and one in reading for the student’s presentation of the project.  A copy of the project along with the grading rubrics for the project and the presentation are on the righthand sidebar beside the homework for the week links.

We will have MAP reading testing on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.  Students will have the opportunity to add four stars to their Super Improvers’ cards for carefully completing their Whole Brain Teaching strategies for each question.  Remember, it’s all about growth!

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Geometry Videos for the Week of February 2nd thru 9th

Trigonometry

Angle of Elevation/Depression

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Geometry and Geometry Honors Work for 2/6 and 2/9

1. Trigonometry Quiz

2. Notes on Angle of Elevation/Depression with Missing Sides

3. Exit Slip on Elevation Angle with Sides (+5pts)

4. Worksheet “Angle of Elevation/Depression”

5. Right Triangle/Trigonometry Test (Next Class)

2nd and 4th Blocks on Tuesday, Feb. 10th

1st, 3rd, and 5th Block on Wednesday, Feb. 11th

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Geometry and Geometry Honors Work for 2/4 and 2/5

1. Right Triangle Trigonometry Notes #4

2. Trigonometry Relay Review Race (+16pts)

3. Worksheet “Trigonometry #4″

4. Trigonometry Quiz (Next Class)

5. Right Triangle/Trigonometry Test (In Two Class Blocks)

2nd and 4th Blocks on Tuesday, Feb. 10th

1st, 3rd, and 5th Block on Wednesday, Feb. 11th

 

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Geometry and Geometry Honors Work for 2/2 and 2/3

1. Right Triangle Trigonometry Notes #2

2. Exit Slip on Side Measures Trigonometry (+4pts)

3. Worksheet “Trigonometry #3″

4. Trigonometry Quiz

2nd and 4th Blocks on Friday, Feb. 6th

1st, 3rd, and 5th Block on Monday, Feb. 9th

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Week of February 2

Here is what our week will look like:

Reading: We will continue to work with word families and put a lot of focus on syllables. We will also continue to work on comprehension.
Writing: We will continue to work on writing a complete sentence and answering a question with a complete sentence.
Math: We will finish up ordinal positions and work on telling time to the hour.
Science: We will discuss Groundhog Day tomorrow which will lead us into learning about shadows.

We have two big test this week: Monday, Reading MAP Test and Friday, Math MAP Test.

I will be sending home information about the 100th Day of School next week along with Valentine’s Day.

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February 2nd – February 6th

Tuesday 2/3

Classwork:

Homework:

  • Read textbook pages:
  • Numbers 1,3,4,5

Thursday 2/5

Classwork:

Homework:

  • Read textbook pages
  • Number 1,3,4,5
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February 2nd – February 6th

Monday 2/2

Classwork

Homework:

  • Guided Reading (2)

Wednesday 2/4

  • Socio-cultural Analysis Quiz
  • Social Learning Theory
  • Bandura
  • Sabido Method

Homework:

  • Guided Reading (3)

Friday 2/6

  • Stereotypes
  • Causes
  • Effects
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February 2nd – February 6th

Monday 2/2

Classwork:

Homework:

Wednesday 2/4

Classwork:

Homework:

  • Compare and Contrast Vygotsky and Piaget

Friday 2/6

Classwork:

  • Attachment
  • The strange situation study

Homework:

  • Guided Reading
  • Work on project

 

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Newsletter for the week of 2-2-15

2-2-15

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

February is finally here! The students are really learning many new things now. 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.

 

Next week there will be two fundraising activities to raise money for the Suffolk Education Foundation. I will be sending home a flyer about this. There will be a Guessing Jar in the library the week of Feb. 9-12, where the students can guess how many pieces of candy are in the jar for $1.00. Of course the student who comes the closest wins the candy. The 2nd activity is a dance on Thurs., Feb. 12 which will cost $3.00 to attend.   After the dance, we will exchange valentines. There are 19 students in the class and I will send home their names with your student.

 

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 continue 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 will continue learning about living and non- living things and habitats. In Social Studies we finish learning about how communities change over time and start Egypt.

 

Thank you for all of your support.

C. Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

http://npespta.my-pta.org

 

 

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Winters’ Words for the Week!!

“The difficulties and struggles of today are but the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow.” – William Boetcker

We are ready to welcome in the month of February. It seems like we just said hello to January. Our time  together continues to move all too quickly. We will have several quizzes this week. Please review the information on my weekly printed newsletter and under each subject heading on my blog. Please note February will be a short yet very full month. The students really need to stay focused and ready to move forward in this the third nine weeks. I am confident they will put their best foot forward. I look forward to seeing my parents at Parent/Teacher Conferences on Friday, 2/13/15. I will be sending home the sign-up sheets this week. Please be on the look out for them. Take care and have a great week!

A. Winters

Key Dates: (please add these dates to your calendars) 

 Tuesday, 2/3/15 – February P.T.A Reading Fair/Reading Night at 6:30

Friday, 2/6/15 – N.P.E.S. Spirit Day – Wear your N.P.E.S colors

Tuesday, 2/10/15 – Father/Daughter Dance 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the gym

Friday, 2/13/15 – No students in school. Parent/Teacher Conferences! 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Monday, 2/16/15 – President’s Day Holiday!! No school.

Friday, 2/27/15 – Interim Reports will be issued

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GO PINK! with the Girls’ Basketball team!

 

Please join the NRHS Girls Basketball program by GOING PINK next Friday, February 6th all day by wearing PINK.

 
The Girls Basketball Program will also host King’s Fork at 5:45 and 7:15 in our Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Game.  The players and team managers will also be collecting donations via patron list all next week.
 
Thank you in advance for your support next Friday and GO PINK!

— 

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Hoops for Heart!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to our students and staff at Pioneer Elementary! We raised over $3,000 this year! Students earned their ducks and had a great time “Hooping” around :) Since we met our goal, Dr. Belton had silly string sprayed all over her; Mrs. McCarter had to kiss a pig; and Mrs. Alston and Mr. V were made into human sundaes!

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Homework 1/30/15

Science: In class today we created cards to practice sorting the planets by size, position from the sun, and gas giants/terrestrial. Some students were not able to finish in class and need to complete for homework over the weekend as we will be using these cards on Monday in class. Students should also practice sorting the planets over the weekend.

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Homework & Information Fri 1/30

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  If needed, finish the p253 vocabulary definitions. Keep working on your Punnett squares problems (#1-3 on the Cats ws and #1-4 on the Probability ws). HW: Watch the Bozeman Science video titled Advanced Genetics and take notes on the various inheritance patterns. Do your own work. Genetics Quiz on Thurs 2/5.

5th block – Remind code: @stoneblk5  HW: Watch the Crash Course video titled Meiosis and take notes. Do your own work. Cell Cycle Quiz next class. Meiosis Quiz on Thurs 2/5.

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7  If needed, finish the p253 vocab. HW due Mon 2/2: Watch the Crash Course video titled Heredity and take notes. Do your own work. Genetics Quiz on Thurs 2/5.

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Upcoming 8th Grade SOL Writing Test

mock writing test8TH GRADE SOL WRITING TEST MARCH 24 & 25

WHO:  ALL 8TH GRADERS

WHAT:  8TH GRADE SOL WRITING TEST

WHEN:  TUESDAY, MARCH 24TH (MULTIPLE CHOICE), WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25TH (SHORT PAPER)

TIME:    7:45-10:00 (APPROXIMATE)

WHERE:  JOHN YEATES MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

STUDENTS, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU ATTEND SCHOOL ON MARCH 24TH & 25TH.  PLEASE ARRIVE TO SCHOOL ON TIME.  CELL PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE TESTING SITE.  GET PLENTY OF REST AND BE PREPARED FOR TESTING.

PARENTS, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM REMOVING YOUR CHILD FROM SCHOOL AND SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS DURING THESE HOURS ON TESTING DAYS. THANKS!!

 

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2/2/15

Hello,

T he PTA Reading Night is Tuesday, February 3rd, at 6:30. I look forward to seeing you and all the presentation. The students that participating have done a beautiful job.

The Father/Daughter Dance will be Tuesday, February 10th. Fathers and daughters please plan to attend.

This week we will continue to work on digraphs, concept of word, high frequency words, word families, respond to  questions, and use phonetically spelled words to tell about a picture. The students will also identify and name patterns and as well as understand that shadows occur when light is blocked by an object.

 

Thank you,

C. Boone

 

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TWS ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!!!! TAKE THE BYPASS!!!!

constructionmap

There is construction on Turlington Woods Road from Jackson Road to the flashing signs at Route 13 Bypass. From Route 58, turn left onto Washington, then right onto Kilby Shores, right onto Turlington, and then LEFT ON TO THE BYPASS.   Please use the bypass which will  take you to the end and make a right which puts you on Carolina Road.  Make a right at the end of the bypass (Carolina Road) and make the next left at the light – Turlington Woods Road.  (It is at the same corner of Southside Baptist Church.)

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Weekly Info. & HW 2-2-15

Upcoming Events:

 

*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.

HOMEWORK:

Monday: Spelling Activity, Reading HW Book pages 301-303, Math-page 127, Read “Going to the I’m Adopted” and answer Monday’s questions.

Tuesday: PTA- Family Reading Night at 6:30pm

Wednesday:  Spelling Activity, Reading HW Book pages 305-307, Math page 128, Re-Read “I’m Adopted” and answer Tuesday & Wednesday’s questions.

Thursday: Spelling Activity, Re- Read “I’m Adopted” and answer Thursday’s questions. Math page 129, STUDY FOR SPELLING TEST

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

Spelling Words

goat  hold         show  most  bowl  float  toast  ago  open  told  toad  slow

Reading Writing Math Science Social studies
  • 2.10b Using Pictures, Charts and Graphs
 2.12 Explanatory
  • 6 Addition with Regrouping
 2.5b Habitats  2.3 Communities Change

 

 

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Celebrating Excellence!

Next Wednesday, February 4th is National signing day for College football.  I am proud to announce that we have 2 Bulldog seniors who will be signing their National Letters of Intent on that day.  Kane Miskel is signing with ODU (D1); and Camryn Little will be signing with UVA Wise(D2).  Both will be receiving football scholarships.  Congratulations Gentlemen!

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