Week 8

This week students will begin working on their timeline to show important events that have occurred each year of their life. You have creative license to make it however you would like. Some suggestions are poster board, photographs, drawings, long roll of paper, stickers, etc. Timelines are due Friday.

Benchmarks for science and social studies will be next week. Please study all guides, old test, and quizzes that have been sent home in the past as the tests will cover all skills taught thus far. In math we continue to need reinforcement with addition and subtraction, while moving on to patterns both repeating and growing. Our word study this week will be words ending in -ck with a mixture of vowel sounds.

Thank you so much for the generous M&M contributions. We have some left that will be used for Halloween. although we do not have Halloween parties, we do have a big pumpkin celebration and are in need of pumpkin donations and volunteers for the 31st. Please let me know if you can help.

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Seventh Annual Professional Student Conference

Suffolk Public Schools and the CTE Advisory Council will be sponsoring the Seventh Annual Professional Student Conference on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront. All ninth graders are invited to attend. To register, complete the form and submit it to your English teacher.

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10/20

p. 394, #1-5 & 7-9

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Week of October 20th

            Homework:

Please complete all homework in your homework notebook or math workbook.  Do not tear any pages out.  Thanks!

Monday

  • Math WB 65 and 66
  • Spelling-1 menu activity
  • Reading-Read “I’m a Good Babysitter”.  Answer Monday questions
  • Science/SS-study for upcoming tests

Tuesday

  • Spelling-1 menu activity
  • Math WB 67
  • Read the story and answer questions
  • Science/SS-study for upcoming tests

Wednesday

  • Spelling-1 menu activity
  • Read the story and answer questions
  • Math WB 68
  • Science/SS-study for upcoming tests

Thursday

  • Spelling-1 menu activity
  • Read the story and answer questions
  • Science/SS-study for upcoming tests

 

 

Teacher’s  Corner

 

  • Upcoming Test Dates:

Social Studies quiz-continents, oceans, US map-Wednesday October 22nd

Science-Magnet Unit Test-Friday October 24th

Social Studies Benchmark-Monday October 27th (covers citizenship, diversity, map skills, continents, oceans, and US Map)

Science Benchmark test-Wednesday October 29th (date change) (covers scientific investigations, matter, and magnets)

  • PTA Shoe drive-please send in used, wearable shoes for the PTA shoe fundraiser.

 

 

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Vote William Barnes, SN-H’s Player of the Week!

DSC_0186Congratulations William Barnes, Varsity Football player, a nominee for the Duke Automotive – Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! William continued to be a defensive star on Friday night and one of the reasons Coach Bryan Potts has such confidence in the Cavaliers’ pass defense. He grabbed three interceptions in a 21-7 road win against Hickory High School, …

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Vote William Barnes, SN-H’s Player of the Week!

DSC_0186Congratulations William Barnes, Varsity Football player, a nominee for the Duke Automotive – Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week!

William continued to be a defensive star on Friday night and one of the reasons Coach Bryan Potts has such confidence in the Cavaliers’ pass defense. He grabbed three interceptions in a 21-7 road win against Hickory High School, his second three-pick performance of the year, the first coming against visiting Oscar Smith High School.

Vote for William by 7 p.m. Wednesday by sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to sports@suffolknewsherald.com. You can also vote online at  http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/category/sports/.

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October 20th – October 24th

Tuesday 10/21

Classwork:

  • Attraction Quiz (One 22-mark)
  • Role of Culture in Attraction

Homework:

  • Read textbook pages 279-285
  • Complete Guided Reading Questions

Thursday 10/23

  • How to maintain relationships

Homework:

  • Comment on the next blog post
  • Begin to work on Nine-Weeks Review Packet
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October 20th – October 24th

Tuesday 10/21

Classwork:

  • Genetics Quiz
  • Evolution and behavior: Disgust

Homework:

  • Read textbook pages 57-60
  • Complete Guided Reading Questions

Thursday 10/23

Classwork:

  • Review for BLA test
  • Match the studies

Homework:

  • Study for BLA unit exam
  • Begin Nine-Weeks Exam Review

 

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October 20th – October 24th

Monday 10/20

Classwork:

Homework:

  • Read textbook pages 77-82
  • Complete questions 1,3,4,5

Wednesday 10/22

Classwork:

Homework:

  • Read tetbook pages 99-103
  • Answer questions 1,2,3,4,5

Friday 10/24

Classwork:

  • Persian Culture
  • Persian Culture Gallery Walk

Homework:

  • Study for Persia Test: Tuesday 10/28
  • Begin to work on Nine-Weeks Review Packet
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Weekly Objectives, Oct 20-24, 2014

Reading:  We are reading a multitude of stories including those from our reading series. We will take a comprehension test on Friday. Our word skills this week are print knowledge, titles and pictures, and short vowels. We are working on capitalization and punctuation in writing.

Math: We are working on add/subtract facts to 18 for the rest of the nine weeks.

Science:  We are finishing natural resources. We will assess Friday and review the rest of the nine weeks. Our nine weeks test is scheduled for the week of October 27.

Social Studies:  We will begin timelines and past/present/future/change. Students need to know past, present, and future and recognize the changes in transportation, family life, schools, and communities. The vocabulary words associated with this SOL are on the study guide. Look for the timeline project information in the red folder on October 20th. Timeline projects are due November 7. students should be prepared to present their project that day.

Notes:  Science Circus will be next Friday, October 31, from 2:00-3:30. We will do many experiments with pumpkins. Approved volunteers are always welcome. If you would like to donate a pumpkin, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Week of October 20

Good Evening!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Here is what this week looks like:
I will finish PALs testing tomorrow! Yay!! I am so excited to get back to working with the students!!!

Reading: We will focus on the letters N, G, C, and F. We will discuss words that start with these letters and the sounds they make along with words that end with the letters. We will also work on writing the letters. We will continue working on rhyming words and syllables along with comprehension. We will start reading groups this week! Reading groups will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I am so excited as we start to really dive deep into reading.

Math: We will continue with numbers 15 – 19 and work on patterns and more, less, same. We will also continue working on our calendar skills. We will start math groups this week as well!

Science: We will spend a day on each season as we look at the patterns in weather during the seasons and what kind of clothes we should wear.

Social Studies: We will review good citizenship.

Please know if you would like to volunteer my door is always open!! Totally fine if it is a spur of the moment but if I know the day before than I can have a plan. We love guest readers too!

Don’t forget the Grandparents Tea is this Friday at 2:30. Invitations went home Friday. If you left early, I may not have been able to get one in your child’s binder so it will come home Monday.

FYI I will be leaving half a day on Tuesday for a doctors appointment.

Thank you for all your support and help to make this school year a success for your child! I couldn’t do it without you!!!

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Week 8

The end of the first nine weeks is rapidly approaching!  Please remind your student to be sure that he or she has completed all work in all subjects.  I will be posting Missing Work reports later this week for students to look at.  In the meantime, each student should routinely check their orange folders which are designated for missing and incomplete work.

The first writings are just about completely graded.  To assist students in preparing for this Wednesday’s timed formal prompt, I will be writing a paper with the students tomorrow and Tuesday to walk each one through the steps of planning, creating a rough draft, editing, properly utilizing a Writer’s Checklist, and finishing with a polished final draft.

Our benchmarks in reading, science, and social studies will be next week.  The social studies benchmark will be on Monday, October 27th, the science benchmark will be on Tuesday, October 28th, and the reading benchmark will be on Wednesday, October 29th.

Students received a project sheet this past week on Native Americans (SOL USI.3).  These projects will be due on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  There is a project sheet and the grading rubrics posted at the top of the blog to the right.  Students will present this project, and will receive a test grade on the project in social studies and a test grade on the presentation in reading.

This week is Red Ribbon Week.  Please note the following schedule:

Monday – Proud to be Drug Free – Wear Red
Tuesday – Team up Against Drugs – Wear a jersey or team sports shirt
Wednesday – Battle Against Drugs – Wear camouflage
Thursday – OES Smarties Don’t Do Drugs – OES Spirit Shirts
Friday – Put a Cap on Drugs – Wear a cap/hat

Make-up pictures will be taken on Thursday, October 30, 2014.  If you would like  a picture order form please ask your student to get one from me.

On Tuesday, students will be taking a science test on Light (SOL 5.3).  In math we will begin dividing decimals, first by whole numbers and then by decimal numbers.  In social studies we will work on cultural interactions with the Native Americans, European explorers and their motivations/obstacles and trade with West Africa.

In reading we will read two nonfiction paired pieces from StoryWorks on Minecraft and a fiction piece titled Like Magic.

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10-20-14

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

The end of the first grading period is drawing closer. With that comes more tests. The students have already taken their math benchmark. We are finishing up this quarter’s skills and getting ready to review for the upcoming social studies and science benchmark tests.

 

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. Becoming a better reader is like playing a sport. The more you practice the better you get.

 

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 will begin working on recognizing place value, and reading/naming numbers in standard form, expanded form, and written form.

 

This week in science, we will continue to explore magnets and their uses. Test over magnets on Tues., 10-28-14. Study guide will be in agenda on Monday, 10-20-14. I will also send home a review booklet for benchmark test on 10-29-14.

 

In Social Studies we will begin locating US rivers and mountain ranges on a map.

 

Thank you for all of your support.

 

C. Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

Nansemond Parkway PTA site:

http://npespta.my-pta.org

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Geometry Videos for the Week of October 20th thru 27th

Conditional Statements

Laws of Syllogism and Detachment

Venn Diagrams

 

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Geometry and Geometry Honors Work for 10/24 and 10/27

1. Collect Conditional Statements Advertisement Project

Worth: +22 Points (Quiz Grade)

2. Problem of the Day: +8pt Conditional Statements Review

3. Venn Diagram Notes

4. Truth Table Notes (Honors Only)

5. Venn Diagram Cut-out Activity (Geometry Only +36pts)

6. Venn Diagram Worksheet

7. Next Thursday or this Friday is Final Exam Test

End of Quarter is Monday, November 3rd [All Missing Work is due that day]

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Geometry and Geometry Honors Work for 10/22 and 10/23

1. Conditional Statements Notes Day #2

2. Conditional Law Statements Exit Slip (+8pts)

3. Conditional Law Statements Worksheet

4. Conditional Statements Advertisement Project

Worth: +22 Points (Quiz Grade) [Due next block]

  1st, 3rd, and 5th Blocks [Due: By Friday, October 24th]

  2nd and 4th Blocks [Due: By Next Monday, October 27th]

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Geometry and Geometry Honors Work for 10/20 and 10/21

1. Return Unit 2 Tests/Show Magazine or Newspaper

2. Conditional Statements Notes Day #1

3. Conditional Statements Exit Slip (+11pts)

4. Conditional Statements Worksheet

5. Conditional Statements Advertisement Project Conditional Statements Advertisement Project

Worth: +22 Points (Quiz Grade)

  1st, 3rd, and 5th Blocks [Due: By Friday, October 24th]

  2nd and 4th Blocks [Due: By Next Monday, October 27th]

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NRHS Fall Tutoring Schedule

Click HERE  to download the Fall turoring schedule document

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Winters’ Words for the Week!!

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.” –Michael Legrand

We all learn something new each day. We are continuing on our journey of knowledge. Please note we are nearing the end of the first nine weeks (Monday, 11/3/14 is the end of the first nine weeks) We have another busy week ahead of us. We will have several quizzes and graded assignments this week. Please encourage your son/daughter to review all the notes in their interactive notebooks. I have included several different websites under the subject headings on my blog site. These sites will hopefully, prove helpful with the skills we are working on in class. I have included several key dates below that I am hopeful, you will add to your calendar. It was really great to meet all the grandparents last week! Take care and have a great week!!

 

A. Winters

 

Key Dates:

Mad Science Assembly – Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Election Day- November 4, 2014  (School will not be in session)

Math Night – P.T.A at 6:30 – Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Veteran’s Day -Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - (School will be closed for students and staff)

 

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Reminders

Congrats to all the Masters of Math for meeting and exceeding their math benchmark goals!

  • Wear your finest mathematician clothes, on Monday, for the blog picture

 

*Monday is also the beginning of the United Way Campaign. Donate a dollar and wear pink for “Pinky Promise” Day.

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