Homework April 21st-April 25th
We are also accepting donations of M&M’s and Skittles for math practice.
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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
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.
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.
2014 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 …
Mr. Earl Jones (room 125) will also be tutoring VA/US History on the following dates:
SCA Officer Application - The SCA Officer Application form is available. All paperwork (applications and recommendations) are due to Mrs. Smither-Waller by Friday, May 16, 2014.
Block 1 – Stairway/Conversions Quiz Thursday – Complete INBp11 (Textbook p256 #11-19)
Block 2 – Stairway Conversions Quiz Friday – Complete INBp 17 (Textbook p256 #11-19) and INBp18 (Textbook p257 #23-28)
Block 3 – Stairway Conversions Quiz Thursday – Complete 10 examples (from board) INBp 11
What we are learning
This is the last week for our theme, “Growing and Changing.” We will read stories about how plants and animals grow and change in the spring. We will listen to the classic folktale Jack and the Beanstalk. You can read other versions of this story with your child and talk about how the stories are alike and different. The new letter this week is the letter Dd. We will read about the Ugly Duckling, play dominos and make a domino snack.
Sight words to review: a, like, see, the, I, to, go,
NEW SIGHT WORS: jump, run
Please continue to review all of the letters and letter sounds we have learned so far (Ss,Tt,Pp,Oo,Yy,Bb,Uu,Ff,Xx,Ww,Zz,Mm,Aa,Rr,Cc,Qq,Vv,Jj,Hh,Ii,Gg,Ee).
Kilby Shores Elementary School hours for the 2014-15 school year will be 9:20 to 3:35 pm. Student may arrive No Earlier than 8:50 am.
For the complete list of school hour changes and a video link of the meeting please visit www.spsk12.net
What we are learning
This week we will continue with the theme “Growing and Changing.” The letter this week is Ee. I have reminded the students how tricky the vowel sounds are as the “e” sound is similar to “i” and “a” sounds. We will dye eggs on Monday, and discuss how we can care for the Earth for Earth Day on Tuesday. We will discuss recycling and sort recyclable objects on Wednesday.
Also, we will study the lifecycle of a butterfly and describe the phases.
The children have really enjoyed seeing each other as babies. Thanks for the pictures!
Please continue to review all of the letters and letter sounds we have learned so far (Ss,Tt,Pp,Oo,Yy,Bb,Uu,Ff,Xx,Ww,Zz,Mm,Aa,Rr,Cc,Qq,Vv,Jj,Hh,Ii,Gg).
Congratulations to Antonio Perry, 1st Place winner in the Virginia SkillsUSA Competition! Antonio will represent Virginia in the National SkillsUSA Competition on June 24-29 in Kansas City, Missouri. Antonio successfully competed at the district and state levels of SkillsUSA and took 1st place as he demonstrated the practical applications of mathematics in the building trades industry through construction of a scaled A-Frame for residential property.
*I have made 3 posts for the PIBBS classes. Make sure you read through them all.
This post is to remind you of the TEST on THE AMERICAN PLAGUE on Thursday.
The other posts have your homework assignments.
Go through these two Click N Learns from HHMI.
— From this one, choose 2 graphs to sketch that are an example of geoclimate and biology intersecting. Annotate them so that it is clear that you understand the relationship between climate and bio-developments.
— play with this interactive graph and sketch it also and annotate the relationship of life and the history of oxygen appearance and existance on earth.
Each of these graphs with annotations should occupy approximately 1/2 page. Make sure to demonstrate your understanding of the material with the comments you write.
Because you were not in biology class on Tuesday, you have this video to watch and create a full page infographic from the video. Please use blank typing paper and use color. The video is on the Greenhouse Effect.
I will collect on Thursday.
Suffolk Public Schools has posted information in the Student Handbook for 2013-14 regarding information for promotion and retention policies at both middle and high school levels. Listed below is information for quick reference. The link to the handbook is at the end of this post.
MIDDLE SCHOOL PROMOTION POLICY
6th- 8th graders must pass all 4 core subjects (Mathematics, Science, English, and Social Science) and must also show competency in Mathematics and English. Students must also complete on-going assessments, nine weeks tests, EOY, and SOL tests.
PROMOTION POLICY FOR STUDENTS WHO ENTERED GRADE 9 IN 2003-2004 AND BEYOND
The following information applies to students who entered Grade 9 in 2003-2004 and beyond:
Grade 9: Successfully completed Grade 8
Grade 10: Successfully completed at least five (5) units including English 9, a Mathematics, and three (3) other courses AND have at least one verified credit Science, Social Science or Mathematics.
Grade 11: Successfully completed at least ten (10) units including English 10 and one Mathematics, one Science, and one Social Science for a total of three verified credits
Grade 12: Successfully completed at least 15 units including English 11 and two Mathematics, two Sciences, and two Social Sciences and enrollment in those courses which will lead to graduation upon successful completion AND have verified one Mathematics, one Science, one Social Science and one English for a total of four verified credits
Graduation: Successfully completed at least 22 units and at least six (6) verified credits: two (2) English, one (1) mathematics, one (1) science, one (1) history, and one (1) student selected.
A verified credit is earned by successful completion of an SOL course and passing the corresponding SOL assessment.
For more information:
After the success of our first Pizza Hut Spirit Night, PTA has decided to participate with Pizza Hut again!
Vouchers can be found on the back of the blue newsletter sent home this week and be given to the location or delivery driver.
The book fair is coming soon to our library!
April 30-May 8
- The fair will also be open before the PTA program on May 6th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. and immediately after the program.
- On May 8th (last day), the book fair will be open from 9 a.m. to noon.
- Be sure to check out the teacher’s wish list items if you would like to donate a book to your child’s classroom!
- All profits will be used to purchase new library books and materials.
If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Mrs. Sowerby at (757) 923-4169 or email@example.com.
Hasta luego! See you later everyone!
Parents, beginning next week students will be taking state and/or local tests many days through May. Please realize this is simply how things are because we are coming to the end of a school year. In addition to these assessments, we are still teaching and assessing students in the classrooms so it is strongly advised you monitor the blog often for changes in dates and testing information. We encourage you to make any appointments in the later part of the afternoons because we aren’t often testing during those time frames and students are less likely to miss testing with their classIf you should have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
- Tutoring - Mrs. Davis’ Algebra 1 tutoring is cancelled for today, 4-22-14.
- 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 - Meeting 3-4pm Wednesday in Mrs. Francis’ room
- 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.
- Science Club - members that signed up for the dissection lab will meet on 4/22 (Tuesda) at 3pm in room 218.
- 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.