Homework Week of September 15-19

Dr. Crosby’s 5th Grade Weekly Homework Sheet Week Of: September 15-19

Monday Read for 20 min
Complete September Reading Log
1 appetizer, main course, and dessert

Math Workbook p 44
Writing: Contractions: Write?sentences using the contractions for each word pair below. See the example.

I will, I have, would not, should not, it will, will not, did not, they have, I am, can not, where did, you have, they are, they have, could not, you have

Example:
He shouldn’t have gone outside in the rain. (should not) Sound Project Due Sept 26, Additional info on my Blog Where Should I go?

Study for quiz on Tuesday- location and Characteristics of Regions.
Science Project due Sep 26

Tuesday
Read for 20 min
Complete September Reading Log
Math Workbook p 39
Writing: Circle the subject and underline complete predicate for each sentence.

1. The computer booted up on the first try.
2. Timothy caused a lot of trouble for his teammates during the big game.
3. Japan exports many cars and trucks.
4. Lauren took some aspirin for her headache.

Wednesday
Read for 20 min
Math Workbook p 68
Writing:These compound words are mixed up – can you sort them out? Write the correct compound word on the back.

handboard bookfall anyroom classground
playbox waterbag postshelf cupbody

Social Studies: Rivers Crossword
Study map of the rivers, Quiz on Friday( location)

Thursday
Read for 20 min
Reading Selection Test on Friday
Math Workbook p 69
Writing: Write the correct possessive noun to show each belonging:
Example: The ball belongs to the boys : the boys’ ball?
1. The car belongs to the man
2. The books belong to the students.
3. The candy belongs to Jessica.
4. The mess belongs to the dogs.

DOL Quiz Friday

Name: ___________________

Instrument Project Presentation Page

1. What is the name of your instrument invention? ____________________________(5 points)
2. Tell the name or names of anyone who helped you with your project. (5 points
3. List what materials you used to create your instrument. (5 points)
4. Write the name of the instrument family to which your instrument belongs. Spell your answer correctly. Brass Family, Woodwind Family, String Family, or Percussion Family (5 points)
5. How does your instrument produce sound? (Use complete sentences).
Examples: I buzz my lips into a mouthpiece to produce sound on my brass family instrument. I blow air into a mouthpiece to produce sound on my woodwind family instrument. I strike my instrument with a mallet to produce sound on my percussion family instrument. I strum or pick the strings to produce sound on my string family instrument. (10 points)
6. Describe how your instrument makes high and low pitches. (Use complete sentences). For help with this, read the page entitled, “Instrument Facts and Suggested Materials.” Find the paragraph that describes the instrument family to which your instrument belongs. State how the length, weight, thickness, or tightness of an object affects how fast or slow the object vibrates. Example for a string instrument: Long, thick, loosely stretched strings vibrate slowly. Short, thin, tightly stretched strings vibrate faster. (10 points)
7. Fast vibrations result in __________ pitches and slow vibrations create _______ pitches. (5 points)
8. Tell what you enjoyed about creating your instrument. (Use complete sentences). (5points)

Name ____________________________________________ Date ___________ Period ___
Where Shall I Go?
1. I have always wanted to be a farmer. I don’t have much money, so I’ll need a place where there is good access to rivers on low land. I need natural resources that are good for farming. Where shall I go?
2. I am a geologist. I’m hoping to take some pictures of glaciers for my collection. I might even want to take pictures of rock formations. Where shall I go?
3. I’m interested in learning about mountain climbing, but I’ve never done it before. I’m in decent shape, but I’m not up to a really tough climb. Where shall I go?
4. I’m a mountain climber too, but I’m experienced, and I like a challenge. I’d like to climb up and rappel down. I like variety! Where shall I go?
5. I’ve heard the Pacific Coast Highway is beautiful. I’d love to see the ocean and the mountains at the same time. Where shall I go?
6. I am an experienced boat builder. I want to find a place where I can work building ships or repairing them in a natural harbor. Where shall I go?
7. I am a farmer who has developed a special wheat that grows where it’s dry. I want to test it out, but I need flat dry land with a dry climate. Where shall I go?
8. Write your own for the region that is missing!

Reading Log & Response Menu
September
Directions: Choose an appetizer, main course, and dessert. Complete one activity from each section on the following page.

APPETIZER
• Personality Poppers
Who is the main character? Write five descriptive words about the main character’s personality and explain why you chose those words using evidence from the text to support your thinking.
• Word Choice Wraps
Choose three examples of amazing word choice- write the sentences and the page numbers.
• Background Knowledge Biscuits (Nonfiction)
What do you already know about this topic? Write down 3-4 facts.

MAIN COURSE
• Summary Sandwich
Write a summary of the chapter(s) you read. Include the character, setting & main events.
• Character Pot Pie
• Make a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast two characters in your book. How are they similar? How are they different? Include at least 3 bullet points in each section.
• Text Feature Tacos (Nonfiction)
What text features do you notice in the book? List 3-5 and tell how they help explain the information.
DESSERT
• Prediction Pudding
What do you think is going to happen next? Why do you think that?
• Connection Cake
Write three connections you have made to the story (T-S, T-T and/or T-W). Describe why you made the connection and how it helped you understand the story more.
• Lingering Questions Lollipops (Nonfiction)
What questions do you still have about your topic? What new questions came up during your reading? Write 2-3 questions you still have.

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Agendas Needed for Grades 3-5

Please click the link for more information about BTWES agendas!

AGENDA INFO

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Home Access Center

We are pleased to roll out the new parent and guardian access to student academic performance, HomeAccess Center. The link to Home Access Center, HAC, has been added to Pioneer’s website.
A phone call and email went out last week to invite parents to start logging on.
After you log in, you will be prompted to create two security questions with responses. Additionally, we recommend you reset your password by clicking on your name in the upper right corner and selecting My Account.
If you have questions or experience difficulty with Home Access Center, please contact Christopher Phillips at christopherphillips@spsk12.net

 

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Military Visits

The following military branches will visit during lunch:

Army: Each Tuesday

Contact: Stf Sgt Michael Manwaring 757-934-3218 michael.l.manwaring.mil@mail.mil

National Guard: 4th Tuesdays of the Month

Contact: Sgt Anthony Bradshaw 804-314-1319 anthony.d.bradshaw.mil@mail.mil

Marines: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month

Contact: Sgt Kenneth Roberts 757-934-2211 kenneth.roberts@marines.usmc.mil

Navy: TBA

Contact: ABF1 Travis George 757-539-1016 travis.u.george.mil@mail.mil

 

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Military Visits

The following military branches will visit during lunch:

Army: Each Tuesday

Contact: Stf Sgt Michael Manwaring 757-934-3218 michael.l.manwaring.mil@mail.mil

National Guard: 4th Tuesdays of the Month

Contact: Sgt Anthony Bradshaw 804-314-1319 anthony.d.bradshaw.mil@mail.mil

Marines: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month

Contact: Sgt Kenneth Roberts 757-934-2211 kenneth.roberts@marines.usmc.mil

Navy: TBA

Contact: ABF1 Travis George 757-539-1016 travis.u.george.mil@mail.mil

 

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College Visits

The following Colleges will visit Nansemond River during lunch:

September 26, 2014: Swarthmore College

October 8, 2014: Averette University

October 13, 2014: Indiana Tech

October 27, 2014: JMU

 

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College Visits

The following Colleges will visit Nansemond River during lunch:

September 26, 2014: Swarthmore College

October 8, 2014: Averette University

October 13, 2014: Indiana Tech

October 27, 2014: JMU

 

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8th Grade Basketball Tryouts and Practice

Basketball tryouts for 8th grade girls and boys will be held on Monday, September 22nd.  Practices will be held on Tuesday, September, 23rd and Wednesday, September 24th. There is no activity bus.  All rides must be at Forest Glen by 3:30 each day.  All physicals must be turned in no later than Friday morning, September 19th.  If you do not have your physical turned in by Friday, you will not be permitted to participate.

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CHROME Club Applications

Are you interested in Math, Science, and Technology?  Join our CHROME Club! – Cooperating Hampton Roads Organizations for Minorities in Engineering.  See the following sponsors for an application:  Mr. Gamble, Mrs. Bynum, and Mrs. Matthews.

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Homework 9/16/14

Math:

  • rounding worksheet
  • quiz tomorrow on place value and comparing numbers

 

Science

  • 4.2 vocab worksheet
  • Study all notes
  • Quiz Friday
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Jr. Beta Membership Fees – Due September 30, 2014

Jr. BETA members are reminded that membership fees are due on Tuesday, Sept 30, 2014. Also, school supply donations need to be given to Mr. Hollowell.

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Homework & Information Tues 9/16

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, work on your Snail Activity. Ch 1 Test on Mon 9/22.

5th block – Remind code: @stoneblk5  If needed, work on the Microscope ws. Ch 1 Test on Mon 9/22.

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7  Ch 1 Test on Fri 9/19.

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Homework for September 16th

Math workbook p. 44. Read for 20 minutes. Study spelling words.

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PTA Meeting – September 16, 2014 (6:30pm) – What did you miss?

September 16, 2014 – Agenda

Membership Contest Information

Yard Sale – September 27, 2014

PTA Calendar of Events - Click Here

Join Remind!  Click Here

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Home Access Center – Checking Your Student’s Grade

Forest Glen parents received an email from Mr. Bradshaw on September 4, 2014 explaining how to activate their Home Access Center account.  

Parents who did NOT receive an email must fill out the form below and return it to the school so that an account can be generated.  Once the account is created, an email from Mr. Bradshaw will be sent.

Home Access Form

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Million Step Challenge!

Nansemond River invites parents, students and staff to join the million step challenge sponsored by Healthy People, Healthy Suffolk.

Healthy People, Healthy Suffolk is a community-wide plan designed to move the community toward improved health while it tackles obesity and obesity-related chronic illness through three goal areas: healthy eating, active living and citizen engagement. It is open to all who live, work, play and pray in Suffolk, regardless of age or circumstances

 

Please click links below for more information and to log in your steps!!

http://healthypeoplehealthysuffolk.org/

millionsteps

 

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Update: Home Access Center

Home Access Center Update
Students at John Yeates received an e-mail from Mr. O’Leary explaining how to activate their account on the new Home Access Center.
Parents who did NOT receive an e-mail must fill out the form below and return it to the front office for an account to be created.
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September 15th- September 19th

In School We Are…

We had a good second week of school learning many new things.  We talked about how we can use our “Helping Hands.” We reviewed shapes and the letters of our first names.  We played with play dough and made letters and shapes.  We sang many songs including “The Days of the Week” and “Macarena Months”.

This week we will focus on shapes.  We will trace shapes and make pictures with them.  You can ask your child to find things that are squares, rectangles, circles, triangles, and ovals at home.  Have them tell the characteristics of the shapes as well (# of sides, round, etc.) and how they are different (a rectangle has two long sides and two short sides, a square has sides all the same length).

 

Raising A Reader

The Raising a Reader bags will be sent home this Wednesday.  We hope you will enjoy sharing these books with your child.  Please return the books in the bag next Tuesday.  Note, all books must be returned in order for your child to take home another bag.

 

Notes:

*Please have your child practice buttoning and zipping their pants at home so that they can do it on their own.  They also need to practice using their belts.  This way, they won’t have to wait for help when they need to use the restroom.

*If your daughter wears a dress or skirt to school, please have her wear shorts under the dress or skirt.

*Socks and shoes are best for playing on the playground.

*Please return folders and composition books each day to school.

*Please label all things that your child brings to school.

*Have your child practice cutting at home.  Let him/her cut out pictures from old magazines or cut out shapes that you draw on paper.  Practice the correct way to hold scissors.

*Have your child begin to practice writing his/her name.

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College & Career Readiness Fair

collegeandcareerWHAT:        College & Career Readiness Fair WHO:          Students in Grades 7-12, and Parents WHEN:        Saturday, November 1 WHERE:      King’s Fork Middle School Link here to REGISTER NOW. Workshop sessions on a variety of topics within the areas of Planning for High School, Preparing for …

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College & Career Readiness Fair

collegeandcareerWHAT:        College & Career Readiness Fair
WHO:          Students in Grades 7-12, and Parents
WHEN:        Saturday, November 1
WHERE:      King’s Fork Middle School

Link here to REGISTER NOW.

Workshop sessions on a variety of topics within the areas of Planning for High School, Preparing for College, and Transitioning to the Workforce.  Colleges, schools, and employers will also be available at information tables throughout this event.

8 a.m.  Registration               

8:30 a.m. Opening Session

9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 noon, and 1 p.m. – Workshops

Preparing for High School

  • Specialty Programs  (International Baccalaureate, Project Lead the Way engineering, Governor’s School for the Arts, the Pruden Center for Industry & Technology)
  • Career Interest Inventory
  • Making the Transition to High School

 Planning for College

  • Using the Internet to Find Colleges and Career Options
  • PSAT, SAT, ACT College Aptitude Tests
  • Advanced Studies Options: AP, Dual Credit, Honors
  • Preparing Your Pocketbook & Your Child for College

 Transitioning to the Workforce

  • Career Opportunities & Apprenticeships in Hampton Roads
  • Job Search Skills
  • Military Options for GradsThese topics are only categories of workshops to be offered.
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