April 23, 2014

INp. 12 Red Book p. 618 Lesson 12-2 #11-20. Memorize charts and study the flashcards we made in class today.

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April 22-25

We are reading the second section of the novel, pages 46-90.  Continue taking notes on characters, places, and important events.

I will publish the assignment for Journal Entry 2 when I have seen your notes.


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April 11/21

Today we watched a movie about Temple Grandin, a famous person who has autism. (If you missed this class, see me about viewing the movie after school.)

Class work – Christopher and Temple


Create three columns for a Venn diagram about Christopher Boone and Temple Grandin.

Create notes to show differences and similarities:


Christopher Both Temple
Male Autistic Female
Fictional Hate loud noises Real person


Homework – Christopher and Temple


Use the class work assignment to write a well-developed, one-paragraph essay about the similarities and differences of Christopher and Temple.  The paragraph should start with a good introductory statement about the two people.  The body of the paragraph should contain several examples of similarities and differences.  The paragraph should end with a conclusion sentence or two to summarize the main points and restate your main idea. (eight to ten sentences).

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Wednesday, April 23


Complete Stairway Worksheet

Study for quiz tomorrow – Stairway Conversions

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April 7-10

This is the first assignment of the fourth grading period.

We are reading the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon.

As you read the first 45 pages, take notes on the characters, setting, and events.

Journal Entry #1 (class work assignment)

Journal Entry #1: Chapters 2 – 71 (Class work)


I.            Answer the following questions in complete sentences:

  1. How is Christopher’s reaction to Wellington’s death different than readers might expect? (1-5)
  2. How did the policeman upset Christopher? How did Christopher react? (7)
  3. How are prime numbers like life? (12)
  4. How does Christopher feel about metaphors? Why? (15)
  5. When is a simile a lie? (17)
  6. Why does Christopher not tell lies? (19)
  7. How does Christopher react to his mother’s death? (27)
  8. Why does Christopher leave Mrs. Alexander’s yard? (41)
  9. Why does Christopher think Mr. Shears killed Wellington? (42)
  10. What type of school does Christopher attend? (43)

II.            Describe, in list format, the following characters by their relationship to the narrator, their appearance, and character traits:

    1. Mrs. Shears
    2. Christopher John Francis Boone
    3. Siobhan (pronounced “Sha-von”)
    4. Mr. Boone
    5. Mrs. Boone
    6. Mrs. Alexande


III.            Definitions (from the dictionary) Look at the context of the word in the novel, and then write the dictionary definition which best matches the way it was used in the novel:

  1. slander (14)
  2. apocryphal (16)
  3. aneurysm (27)
  4. embolism (27)
  5. red herring (31)
  6. bloke (37)

marzipan (41)

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math analysis homework 4/23

hw: worksheet #2-16 even, 24-36 even

quiz over Circles on Friday

conic sections project due May 5th

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End of Year Ceremony

1st-4th Grade Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, June 11th @ 2:00 p.m.

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Spring Coupon Book Sale

DECA is selling the Spring Value Check Coupon books in order to purchase DECA Blazers for the students to wear throughout the school year. We would appreciate your support in this project. The books are $12.00 each. Checks may be made payable to Nansemond River High School or Cash! Again, thank you for your continued support of the Marketing Education Program/DECA Club at Nansemond River High School!  Please see Mrs. Duncan before or after school.

2014 Spring Tide Menu

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Announcements 4/23/14

  • FCCLA - will meet immediately after school on Thursday in room 117.  State winners should wear T-Shirts and bring medals to school.  All members are invited to attend.  Reminder please pick up Krispy Kreme pre-selling forms this morning or before leaving school today!
  • CTE Dept. - The CTE Career Expo is this Thursday, April 24th.  Permission slips are due to your CTE teacher or Mrs. J. Smith by Wednesday morning.  Seniors attending are reminded that 6 copies of you resume are required.  Students can stay after Wednesday for a resume finalizing session at 3:00pm
  • River Revolution - The meeting for today (4/23) has canceled.
  • FBLA - This is a reminder to all FBLA members that there will be a meeting held on Thursday, April 24th from 3 until 3:45 in room 118. Your attendance is expected!
  • ROTC - The ROTC cadets are collecting donations each day this week during all lunch periods in order to raise money to have a water well installed at Abela Primary School in Uganda.  Than you for your generous support.
  • Students - If you have made arrangements to stay back for tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays then you must have a signed, dated,and timed pass from your teacher once your tutoring session has ended.  If you are caught inside the building without a signed pass, then you will be suspended.  You must have the pass with you to enter the library to wait for the 4:30 bus.  In addition, any student staying back for athletic conditioning should report directly to their designated area and should not be roaming the building or hanging out in the library.  Students caught out of area will be suspended.
  • Yearbook - Yearbooks are on sale!  Buy them on-line at Jostens.com or follow the link on the NRHS homepage.  If paying with cash or check,  see Mrs. Young in Room 127 before school.
  • All Staff and Students - Remember to bring in your Farm Fresh receipts to the library to help us get valuable supplies, DVD’s, and books for the library. 
  • Girls Tennis- Congratulations to the girls tennis team and their 9-0 win over Deep Creek, individual winners Kim Stiehler, Krysta Jewette, Brooke Street, Jynasis Sadler, Erin Bonney, and MacKenzie Roach.
  • Boys Tennis-  Congratulations to the boys tennis team for their victory over Deep Creek High School yesterday.
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Happy Birthday Mr. McLemore!

Nansemond River celebrates Mr. McLemore’s birthday this week!

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Recordings for 2014 All City

Below are the links to the recordings that you should use to rehearse God Bless America.

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Thank Your School Office Staff

This week is Administrative Professionals’ Week, so remember to tell your school office staff how much you appreciate them.

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Weekly Objectives April 21-25, 2014

Reading:  We are reading various stories from our reading series.   Our word skills this week are ai and ay patterns. We are using the 5 Whs (question words): who, what, where, when, why, and how; beginning, middle, and end of the stories we read, and the main idea for nonfiction stories and dictionary skills for reading.  We are working on capitalization and punctuation in writing, as well as sharing our writing with others. Spelling words are the -ai, -ay pattern. 

Math: We are finishing with measurement using nonstandard forms (length, weight, capacity/volume). We will be reviewing all skills to prep for our end-of-the-year test. Continue to practice all skills at home. Study guides will go home next week.

Science: We are studying water and will begin reviewing all skills next week. We will assess one to two skills per week (investigation is included as one of the skills).

Social Studies:  We are finishing our economics unit and will review all skills learned this year. We will assess two SOLs each week for our reviews.

Thursday is our water science circus activities. Approved volunteers are welcome. Students may bring a towel or blanket to enjoy while eating their picnic lunch outside. We were not planning to eat in the cafeteria or go through the lunch line that day, as all activities will be outside. Thank you for your support while we enjoy exploring water and its properties!

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Homework Sheet for April 22nd

Homework April 22nd

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Homework for April 21st – 25th

Homework April 21st-April 25th

We are also accepting donations of M&M’s and Skittles for math practice.

J Thank you in advance!

Homework Notes:

1. Math Notebooks, Reading Notebooks, and Social Studies/Science Binders should come home every night.

2. All answers to any science and social studies questions can be found in the science/social studies binder or on the blog.

3. Reading MAP testing April 22nd

4. Math MAP testing- May 1

5. Spelling Words  Week 22

6. Multiplication Timed Quiz Friday- 10’s

7. Reminder of Tutoring-

Mrs. Fleming- Tuesdays

Mrs. Patton- Tuesdays and Thursdays

Mrs. Soriano- Tuesdays and Thursdays

Monday- Homework Sheet- Xtra Math- Don’t forget to practice your facts, Spelling City- Complete one activity

Tuesday- Homework sheet- Xtra Math-Don’t forget to practice your facts, Spelling City-Compete one activity

Wednesday- Xtra Math. Spelling City- Complete one activity.  Brain Dump sheet

Thursday- Prepare for your spelling test Friday- Spelling City complete one activity, Math Multiplication Test on 10’s, Xtra Math

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Homework & Information Tues 4/22

Sign up for Remind 101. Go to remind101.com, use this phone number: (757) 809-2118, and use the code for your class (see below).

1st block – Remind 101 code: @stoneblk1 If needed, finish the Evolution ws and Moth Experiment ws.  Homework:  Watch the Bozeman Science video titled Cladograms.  Copy the A-G cladogram and traits.  Fill in the remaining derived traits.  Draw in where YOU would put H, and write a sentence or two explaining your choice.  http://www.bozemanscience.com/cladograms  Vocabulary Quiz on Ch 15, 17, and 2 on Mon 4/28.

5th block – Remind 101 code: @stoneblk5 If needed, finish Classification of Life ws, Identifying Unusual Animals ws, and pp464-465 #6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 18-24.  Evolution & Classification Test next class.

7th block – Remind 101 code: @stoneblk7 If needed, finish the Classification of Life ws.  Evolution & Classification Test on Thurs 4/24.

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Earth Day started this date 44 years ago (the year I graduated high school) … WOW! ….

Today’s lesson on two handouts including the homework focused on identifying the domain and range of a function … on a graph, in a table, from ordered pair, in an equation, and in words. Check out the Big Ideas textbook, pages 126 – 127 for details.

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Additional SOL Tutoring for VA/US History

sollogo2014 Spring SOL Tutoring Schedule Mr. Earl Jones (room 125) will also be tutoring VA/US History on the following dates: Tuesday, April 22 – 3:15 – 4:15 Thursday, April 24 – 3:15 – 4:15 Monday, April 28 – 3:15 – 4:15 Wednesday, April 30 – 3:15 – 4:15 Friday, May 2 – 3:15 – 4:15 …

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