What We’re Learning, Oct. 12-16, 2015

Reading:  We are reading several stories from our reading series, focusing on short u patterns and sequence. We will take a comprehension test on Friday. Our word skills this week are ending sounds,  short vowels, and titles and pictures. We are working on capitalization and punctuation in writing. Spelling test on Friday is based on your child’s sort features (ex: short o).

Math: We will review addition and subtraction strategies and will be working on mixed practice (addition and subtraction) for the rest of the nine weeks.

Science:  We are studying natural resources. Students need to be able to name natural resources. They need to know that “natural” means it comes from nature. They need to know that resources do not last forever, and we can reduce, reuse, and recycle them. A study guide has been posted on the page. You can also visit the link that says “Natural Resources.” Enjoy!

Social Studies:  We are looking at holidays (Columbus Day, Presidents’ Day, July 4th) and then will begin timelines. The vocabulary words associated with this SOL are on the study guide. We will be working on this through the end of the month.

Notes:  Science Circus will be Friday, October 30, from 2-3:30.  We will do many experiments with pumpkins. If you would like to volunteer and or/donate a pumpkin (pie size preferred), make sure you have a current form on file. Any help is greatly appreciated!


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Fall Picture Day-October 14

Bring your best smile to our fall picture day!

October 14, 2015

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Hillpoint Spirit Week!!

The week of October 26-October 30, Hillpoint Elementary will have a fundraiser to help raise money for the United Way foundation.  The cost will be $2.00 to participate.  Please click “View Full Post” for details on each day.

Spirit Week

Monday, October 26: Team Day–Dress in your favorite team jersey or t-shirt!

Tuesday, October 27: Mismatch Day–Dress in colors and patterns that do not match!

Wednesday, October 28–Hat/Wig/Crazy Hair Day–Wear your favorite hat, wig, or crazy hair!

Thursday, October 29–Career Dress Up Day–Dress up as the career that you want to be!

Friday, October 30–Green and Gold Day–Wear our school colors of green and gold!

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October 12 – 16

Hello!  Please look for some notices coming home on Monday. The notices include notes about events happening at NPES and a pumpkin activity in our class.

Thank you to all of those who contributed to the United Way.

Please continue to do a great job on homework!

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Monster Book Fair: Reading Is So Much Fun, You’ll Get GOOSEBUMPS®!

The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair- November 19 – December 4!

An amazing selection of books is headed our way!

At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents.
Mark your calendar for our Family Event where the whole family can join in the fun. And, you can contribute books to your child’s classroom library.
The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.
Here’s a brief video that highlights the big dreams that can be realized through family reading:

See you at the Book Fair!


If you are out of town or can’t make it to our Book Fair, you can also help support our school by shopping online.

  • Send wish lists to family and friends
  • All orders ship free to the school
  • Browse an expanded book selection – all ages through adult
Online shopping will be open on 11/14!
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10-12-15 to 10-16-15 homework

10-12  tier 1   10-12   tier 2

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We will have a farmer from H&H farms here on October 22nd to bring pumpkins and give a short lesson on how pumpkins grow.  If you would like your child to receive a small pumpkin to bring home, please send in $3.00 by October 20th.

A green paper went home with your child on how you can get involved (Parental Involvement Activities) for the 2015-2016 school year.  This outlines the activities that you, as a parent, can get involved in throughout the year.

Please make sure you are looking at the papers your child brings home.  I often write notes on their papers to let you know their progress in class.  Also, if you have not provided the school with an email address, please do so as soon as possible.  This is a great communication tool.

Have a great week

Mrs. Edwards

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Week of 12th through October 16th


Monday, October 12rh:


Language Arts:

Read for 20 minutes, (Complete reading log)


Workbook pgs. 245-246

Social Studies:

Review Worksheet

Tuesday, October 13th:

Language Arts:

Read for 20 minutes. ( Complete reading log). Spelling Choice Menu



Wednesday, October 14th:

Language Arts:

Read for 20 minutes. ( Complete reading log).  Spelling Choice Menu


Workbook pgs. 247-248

Social Studies:


Thursday, October 15th:

Language Arts:

Read for 20 minutes. ( Complete reading log).  Spelling Choice Menu. Study for Spelling TEST!!!!


Calendar Worksheet



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Homework & Information Mon 10/12

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 Life Substances ws, and (on back) p49 #1a, 2ab, 3ab and p48 Analyzing Data.

3rd block – Remind code: @stoneblk3  If needed, finish the Life Substances ws, and (on back) p49 #1a, 2ab, 3ab and p48 Analyzing Data.

5th block – Remind code: @stoneblk5  If needed, finish the Life Substances ws, and (on back) p49 #1a, 2ab, 3ab and p48 Analyzing Data.

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Week of 10/12-16


The Math benchmark will take place on October 21st. It will include:

5.1 Rounding decimals to designated places up to the thousandths place

5.9 Identify circle parts and calculate the circumference based on the radius and diameter measure. Remember we use 3x the diameter, not 3.14.

5.15 Create a stem-and-leaf plot to display data. Use it to organize data to determine the mean, median, mode, and range. Create a line graph to display data. Use it to organize data to answer questions found on graph.

5.16 Determine the mean, median, mode, and range for data sets. Calculators may be used.

5.17 Find the rules for numeric, pictorial, and function table patterns. Extend patterns to designated places.

Monday – Review MMMR and how to find needed data on a stem-and-leaf plot.

Tuesday – Practice 18-3

Wednesday – p.461 (Set H)

Thursday – Begin review of SOLs covered on Benchmark. Know formulas, strategies, and methods to solve.

Science – We will test 4.8 Earth Systems on Monday of next week. Spend next week rereading all material in Yellow packets. Our benchmark on October 26th will cover the entire book. Know vocabulary, data points, and practice sample questions. Practice diagrams and illustrations. Next week’s homework will be to read nightly (Yellow Packet) and get dated signature each night for proof of study.

Thanks for all you do at home to help your child at school.

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October Calendar

October Calendar

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Don’t forget to bring you complete procedure and materials that you need to bring for your individual labs.

If you want to double check with me about the materials that you are expecting ME to have tomorrow … shoot me an email.  I have gone through your labs and I have tried to have everything that is on my responsibility “plate”

Looking forward to a great lab time.  Go right to the lab to begin tomorrow.  You may even start right as you get to school…before the bell rings.


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Oct 12-16

NO HW this week

Project has been explained in class and posted below

All make ups have to be completed by Oct 30

Polluton project quarter 1

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Latin I Homework 10/12/15

Do workbook pages 16 – 17

Read Unit I Review pgs. 40 & 41.

Do pg. 41 A – 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10.  B – 2, 4, 6, & 8.  Write out, Mark up & translate

Study vocab for Lesson IV & all of Unit I

Fix Declension & Conjugation Checks from today


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D.C. History 10/12/15

Here’s the power point for ch. 4.

Don’t forget about the reading check. & terms to define.

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English 12 10/12/15

Here’s the power point on the Middle Ages – middleages show

Here’s the video on the Pardoner’s Tale – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS8a9FNhkxw

For homework, read The Wife of Bath’s Tale – pgs 183-196.  Reading check next class.

Don’t forget the vocab on pgs. 168, 182, & 198

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Oct. 12, 2015

(INp.34) p.606 lesson 6-5 #1-4

(INp.36) p.606 lesson 6-6 #1-8

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october 12, 2015

B1: Complete SOLVE #3 and page 12 of IN

B2 and B3: Complete WS on IN p. 20.

Benchmark is on October 23rd.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Test #1 tomorrow (10-13-15) on chapters 1-6. Also, they should finish the Progressive Movement brochure and turn in prior to the test.

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Spirit Week!!

NR Logo 2_smallSpirit Week is the week of October 12 – 16! Show your school spirit by participating in the following Spirit Days:

Monday – “Merica Monday” (Wear Red, White and Blue)
Tuesday – Tacky Tourist Day
Wednesday – Pink Out Day
Thursday – Character Day
Friday – Spirit Day

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