Erika Williams’ 2nd grade class at Elephant’s Fork went outside on a beautiful day a reviewed vocabulary. The class participated in SHIP’s “Matter Relay.” Students had to work together to collect all of their puzzle pieces then match the vocabulary word with its definition. Students were able to practice several times and had a blast (note the pics) at the same time!!!
3rd graders, at Northern Shores Elementary, practiced rounding numbers will getting in some exercise. Mrs. Worley, the Wellness Coach, spent the day rotating each 3rd grade class through the activity. The students had a GREAT time while learning.
The students will be taking the PALS this week. PALS stands for: phonological awareness literacy screening. It is a screening tool that we use to identify students who may require remediation in reading. The screening is administered one on one by me. There will be an assistant in my classroom for the day and I will be in and out as I pull the students.
Please look for a letter coming home with your child’s IXL password and username. Please sign on at home to master various kindergarten topics. The students have played at school, but may still need assistance logging on and selecting a topic.
As always, thanks for all of your support.
Homework is Order of Operation worksheet, evens and IAN page 44, scientific notation.
Daily Review Quiz for 1-7 on Friday.
Test next Tuesday, 28th October.
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 HW: Enzyme paragraph – Write one paragraph (5 sentence minimum) describing the importance of enzymes in the maintenance of homeostasis. For help, refer to the definitions of homeostasis, metabolism, and enzyme. Also refer to the last two paragraphs on p161, the first paragraph on p163, and the Inside Story on p162 of the textbook. Be sure to use your own words – DO NOT PLAGIARIZE. Proteins & Nucleic Acids Quiz next class. Ch 6 Test on Mon 10/27. Nine Weeks Test on Fri 10/31.
4th block – Remind code: @stoneblk4 If needed, finish the Discovery of Cells notes. This includes the Cell Theory foldable; the new vocab listed on p171; the contributions of Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Robert Hooke, Matthias Schleiden, and Theodor Schwann; and the source of beam, what can be viewed (living, dead, or both), and magnification of the compound light microscope and electron microscope. Also, if needed, complete p174 #1-6 (copy the questions or answer in complete sentences). Discovery of Cells Quiz next class. Nine Weeks Test on Fri 10/31. Bring your textbook to class Thursday.
7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7 If needed, finish p174 #1-6. Discovery of Cells Quiz tomorrow. Nine Weeks Test on Thurs & Fri 10/30 & 31.
This year’s PTA Reflections program focuses on the theme — “The world would be a better place if …”
Students in Pre-K through grade 12 create theme-based artwork in dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts.
- DEADLINE: November 2014
Each Local PTA Reflections Leader will establish the due date and judging for their unit.
For more information about the Reflections Program and entry forms please use the link below:
Link here for Student Entry Form
Block 1 – Picture Day tomorrow
Block 2 – worksheet
Block 3 – INBp77 (Textbook p448 #6-17)
- Prompt writing test on Thursday
- Review Sheet
- Memorize capacity conversions
- Practice Multiplication Facts
- Review Sheet
- Quiz on Friday
2nd and 3rd Blocks: Study ratios and percents, decimals, and fractions for a test tomorrow.
Tomorrow is Crazy Hat day!
(Last page of your interactive notebook) Have the Benchmark “Summary By Sol Objective” report signed. All Sol’s below 80% will be tested again on the next benchmark test. You must receive 80% or above to achieve mastery.
Reteaching 2-3, #1-12
Graded assignment (simplifying algebraic expressions) 10/23
- Wellness Tip of the Day - Get a full night’s rest whenever possible. While the amount of sleep each person needs varies, most people need 7-9 hours to feel fully rested. While this may not be possible every night, try to sleep a full night whenever you get a chance.
- JV Field Hockey- won their game last night 3-0 against Maury. Way to go!!
- Take the Pledge- to never text and drive. Use your smart phone and take the pledge with FCCLA this week in the cafeteria. Download the ATT- DRIVEMODE APP- # X.
- VA/US HISTORY SOL TUTORING- This week’s VA/US History SOL Tutoring with Ms. Francis on Thursday after school has been cancelled. Next week there will be 2 days of tutoring on Tuesday 10/28 and Thursday 10/30.
- International Club- Ola! Come one, come all to the 1st Meeting of the International Club on Wednesday, October 22nd in Room 100 after school. All Nationalities are welcome to this new and fun club!!
- FBLA- Reminder all FBLA Members that October’s Chapter Meeting is today after school in Room 121.
- Spirit Week 2014- Monday will be Character Day, Tuesday will be Pink Out, Wednesday will be Wacky Tacky, Thursday will be Throwback, and Friday will be Spirit Day. The Varsity cheerleaders will be competing in the District Cheer competition tomorrow night at Oscar Smith High School. It will start at 5 p.m. Please come out and show your support!!
- VOICE - Bring your new socks to school October 23rd. We will come around to classrooms during 2nd block! Help those who need it most!
***VOICE Club meeting on October 21st. Please bring supplies you signed up for.***
- TSA - There will be no TSA meeting this week
Science Club- will be meeting on Tuesday 10/ 21 at 3:10 in Mrs. Epperley’s room 219. Please bring a white t-shirt for Tuesday’s activity.
- SAT prep Class - will be held Wednesday, Oct 22 at 3:15 in room 114. Students who wish to participate are asked to sign up in the Guidance Dept.
ASVAB tutoring - Mr. Delbiondo will be staying back next Thursday, October 23rd for Asvab tutoring. Topics are Mechanical & Electrical Engineering.
ROTC- will be collecting new or used coats for Haiti until October 24th. If you have any, please bring them by the ROTC room. Thank you for your support!!
Band - Congratulations to our Marching Warriors for participating in the Highland Springs Band Day competition on Saturday. The band won:
1st place Drum Major (overall)
1st place percussion (AA Division)
3rd place flag (overall)
3rd place majorette (overall)
2nd place band (AA Division)
- Congratulations to the 2014 Nansemond River High School Homecoming Court-
Miss Freshman- Damiana Drayer Miss Junior- Claire Janek
Miss Sophmore - Allajah Gray Miss Senior- Jesyca Aguilar
- Homecoming Queen Candidates: Hailey Alsphaugh , Haley Maddrey, Emily Grass, Abigail Stopyra, Rachel Hamilton, Kristina Super
- Anchor Club - The Anchor Club is asking for donations to be sold at the Anchor Club yard sale! The sale is at Bethlehem Christian Church on Oct. 25 from 7am – 12pm. If you wish to donate items please see Mrs. Cruey in guidance.
- ATTENTION GRADUATING SENIORS- APPRENTICE PROGRAM - The Norfolk Naval Shipyard will start accepting applications on November 3, 2014 for its Apprentice Program and invites interested graduating seniors to apply. The apprentice program is a formal paid training program that teaches a persona trade while getting paid. It combines both on-the-job training with academic course work in partnership with Tidewater Community College (TCC). See the information folder on Mrs. Cruey’s door for more details.
- Guidance - Attention Seniors: Scholarship Bulletin number 2 is now available. Please see your English or Government teacher, librarian or counselor.
- Fall 2014 SOL Writing Test- Students who are scheduled to graduate in June 2015 or August 2015 and have not yet passed the English Writing SOL are scheduled to test on the following dates:
Multiple Choice: October 28
Direct Writing: October 29.
As testing approaches, students are encouraged to attend our after-school tutoring program to help them prepare for the upcoming retesting. English Writing SOL tutoring began on October 13th.
The following dates are still available for students who are in need of additional tutoring:
Tutoring Dates: 10/20, 10/21 & 10/23 Any student who does not pass the English Writing SOL in October will retest again on December 9 & December 10. Cell phones and other electronic devices: While in the testing room, students may not access cell phones or other electronic devices while any students are testing. Students who refuse to remove their cell phones or other electronic devices from their work area (such as from pockets, desk tops, purses and backpacks stored within reach, etc.), will not be permitted to test until the device is secured. Unauthorized materials: During testing students should have access only to those materials permitted for the test they are taking. Students may not access any other unauthorized materials during testing. Such materials include but are not limited to: books, class notes, course content review materials, test taking strategy reminders, notes, text books and other curriculum materials, “cheat sheets,” extra highlighters, non-school issued scratch paper, etc.
Finish previous night’s homework that most of you didn’t finish. Workbook pages are linked on last post…….. Find them.
Do pgs. 106 (#s 4-13), 108-111.
Know how to do a synopsis. Go to the Helpful Tips page & print off the verb conjugation sheet & do one, or one for each conjugation would be better………….
Study the vocab for lessons XXIX & XXX
Study notes on 2nd Declension
Study vocab. Lesson II
Do wkbk pgs. 14 & 15
Don’t forget verb endings……….
Read “Cask of Amontillado” by Poe. Pg. 370
Copy & Study vocab for story….
I want to welcome all of the Talented Music Students for the 2014-2015 school year.
This year Talented Music will meet on Wednesday from 11:35am-12:25pm each week. If you have not paid your $5 for your recorder, please send that money in this week. Please make all checks payable to NPES.
Students are required to have the following supplies:
3 Ring Binder
Package of sheet Protectors
If you have any questions about the Talented Music program please feel free to email me @ Russellandrews@spsk12.net
Our first art show for the 2014 school year was a major success. We had a number of students art work displayed at the Suffolk Peanut Fest. We received a number of wonderful comments about our talented students. This school year, we are planning to work on even bigger and better art projects. Our goal in the art department is to stimulate our students thinking all while helping them relax and express themselves by means of art. Please look for information in our newsletter regarding upcoming art events.