Cross-Number Puzzle

License Art due Friday, 9/5

Graded assignment (perfect square roots)  9/5

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WELCOME 2014-15

September 2014

WELCOME TO 2nd GRADE! I am so happy to have your child in my class this year at Nansemond Parkway. I have many interesting and fun activities planned for this year and am very excited to be working with your child. We will be learning a lot and I thank you now for all of your support as we fully embrace the motto: “…where learning is a quest that we venture upon daily!”  This is my 17th year teaching and every year I learn as much as the children. I wanted to take this time to explain some of the things you will be seeing this year from me and from your child.

*Schedule:                             SECOND GRADE-ROOM 49- MRS. NACCARATO

Time                                       Subject

9:35-11:10                              Guided Reading

11:10-12:10                             Math

12:10-12:40                            LUNCH

12:40-1:00                             Recess

1:00-1:40                                Social Studies

1:40-1:50                                Writing (Whole Group)

1:50-2:40                               Resource:    Mon.-Music   Tues.-PE   Wed.-Computers   Thurs.-Library   Fri.-Art

2:40-3:10                               Writing (Independent)

3:10-3:50                               Science

3:50                                        Dismissal


*My blog is located at: http://blogs.spsk12.net/1415/   This is where you will find weekly information on homework, important dates and activities, SOLs to be covered that week and more. Please check this weekly if possible.

*Email: The BEST way to get in contact with me during the school day is by emailing me at: katharinenaccarato@spsk12.net(I am not always able to take phone calls during instructional time and many times things come up during our resource periods and then I may not see your message until after school.) I CHECK MY EMAIL OFTEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY. However, if you need to speak with me asap, please let the office staff know that when you call and I will get back to you in a timely manner.

*Procedures and Rules for Room 49:

Super Student-pink


Great Job-purple


Good Choices-blue




Think About It-yellow


Teacher Choice-orange
Parent Contact-red

I believe in setting expectations and procedures for all activities that will take place in our classroom. This provides for a safe, healthy and happy environment contusive to learning and being at our best every day. We will learn and practice these daily and your child will know what to do and what is expected of him/her every day.

The Rules are as follows:

1. Follow Directions Quickly!

2. Raise Your Hand for Permission to Speak.

3. Raise Your Hand for Permission to Leave Your Seat.

4. Make Smart Choices!

5. Keep Your Dear Teacher Happy!


This behavior chart starts everyone out each day on “Ready to Learn.”  The

children move up and down the chart depending on their behavior throughout

the day.  Those on pink at the end of the day will get a reward.  These could include

stickers, braves bills, high fives, etc.   If your child is on red at the end of the day,

you will see a note home in their agenda or receive an email about why.





*Homework is an important part of learning. It reinforces what we have already done in class and lets you practice with your child to see the progress that they are making and what they are learning. This should be a positive experience and not the cause of stress filled evenings for you and your child. There will be Reading/Spelling homework every night (Monday- Thursday), with spelling quizzes on Fridays, and one other subject area each night and they should read for at least 15 minutes.  All homework should be done in a homework notebook and that will be turned in on Fridays. White envelopes (student completed work) will be sent home on Tuesdays.

**I look forward to a terrific school year and if there is anything you need, please feel free to contact me at any time.

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Welcome to a New Year!

I am so excited to be the art teacher at Driver and Florence Bowser Elementary Schools for the 2014-15 school year. I look forward to seeing some familiar students and getting to know all of the new ones. Art is my passion. I love to draw and paint. Please feel free to email me with any comments or questions. We can’t wait to share our artistic creations with you all.

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Student Email is Moving

To make it easier for teachers to find student email addresses, student email is moving into the same organization as staff. There are other benefits to this move as the district and buildings increase Google Apps usage with students.

Buildings and students that have not used Google Apps yet will not be impacted. Those students and buildings that used used Google Apps with students last year will be impacted. This change means student email addresses and user names have changed.

Student email addresses and user IDs will follow this schematic, firstname+lastname+last four of student ID. A student with the name John Smith and a student ID 123456789 would have an email address and user ID of johnsmith6789@spsk12.net.

Students that used their Suffolk Google Apps account last year will have both accounts. The original account will remain active until October 1 to allow those users the opportunity to migrate documents and emails from the original account to the new account.

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September 2nd – September 5th



  • Review of Syllabus
  • Discuss Review Projects
  • Assign Groups
  • Begin to work on Review Projects


  • Sign and return syllabus agreement
  • Work on Review projects – due Monday 9/15

Friday 9/5


  • Continue to work on review with groups
  • IA pull out sessions


  • Continue to work on Review Projects - due Monday 9/15
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September 2nd – September 5th

Wednesday 9/3



  • Sign and return Syllabus agreement

Friday 9/5


  • The Building Blocks of Psychology
  • The Levels of Analysis Gallery Walk


  • Read sections 1.1 and 1.2 in textbook (pages 7-24)
  • Answer the reading questions in complete sentences
  • Sections 1.1 and 1.2
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September 2nd – September 5th

Tuesday 9/2


  • Find your seat
  • Getting to know each other
  • Review Syllabus
  • What is History?
  • Geography Pre-Assessment
  • Geography Pre-Assessment


  • Complete Geography Pre-Assessment
  • Return Syllabus Agreement
  • syllabus

Thursday 9/4


  • The history of the world time line
  • Review HW
  • Geological Time Scale Activity
  • Geological Time Scale
  • Perspective of history discussion
  • Show Your Stuff workshet


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Sept 2-5

NO HW this week
Please return Safety contracts and AUP forms asap
To sign up for emails every Monday please click on the appropriate class

Honors:      http://goo.gl/GWJ46j


Regular:    http://goo.gl/K99OWT


Have a great week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Updated Bus Routes

school-busBus routes were updated on Friday, August 29 to include some missing stops.  Click here to view the latest updated routes and other information regarding bus schedules.

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Weekly Objectives Sept 2-5, 2014

Happy First Day of School, 2014-2015!

Homework for this week is to bring back all of the important papers.  Beginning next week, the homework menu will be in the red folder. Please do one choice (or all three) daily. The orange SCHOOL folder (School and home Communication Helps Out with Our Learning) is a daily communicator that contains the important papers that we need back at school. Students need the AUP (computer form) signed and returned in order to use the computers in school.  Calendars and your child’s resource schedule will be put in the folder by Friday at the latest,  due to copy issues. Thank you for your support and for those who came to the orientation last Thursday. I look forward to a fabulous and fantastic First Grade year!

Remember the orange folder (SCHOOL)  is a great communication tool that I use daily to let you know your child’s progress, successes, and concerns. Monthly calendars with important dates are included, as well as a copy of our class rules. On Tuesday, weekly papers go home in the white folder, which needs to be returned every Wednesday. Together we make a great team for your child’s success!

Story for this week (use the link under “websites”):

Silk the Spider


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First Day of Kindergarten 2014

Good Morning!
I just wanted to say a quick good morning to all! I am so excited for today!! We are finally here! I can’t believe it. I know it can be emotional for some as they drop their children off and I understand completely as I am going through those emotions this morning myself. I am preparing to drop my youngest off for the first time to preschool and my daughter to Kindergarten. Nerves are up to say the least! But I know they are going to have an awesome day! And my class is going to have an awesome day as well! We are going to spend a lot of the day just learning procedures and rules so we understand how to work together successfully in the classroom. It is going to be a lot of fun and go by fast!

See you there!!!!!

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Million Steps Challenge

Please join Suffolk”s Million Steps Challenge. Free To Participate!

  •  Sign up at: healthypeoplehealthysuffolk.org/millionsteps and click on Nansemond Parkway Elementary.
  • Measure your steps daily,Starting on Sept.8 using a pedometer, fitness tracker, or mobile app.
  • Sign in each night at: healthypeoplehealthysuffolk.org/millionsteps and record your steps for the day.
  • The Challenge: Aim to walk 10,000 steps a day between September 8 through October 5.




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Welcome to the Nansemond River High School Instrumental Music Department

Welcome to the Nansemond River High School Bands, String Orchestra, and Music Appreciation classes!  This year, ALL students in my classes are invited to log in and explore the Charms class management system.  As of today, all blocks have been added to the system with the exception of the Music Appreciation class.  This system will allow us to communicate faster and more efficiently throughout the school year.  On your first day of school, please bring in your instrument, a 1 inch three – ringed binder, 2 pencils and document protectors.  On day one we will embark on an exciting journey into the world of band, orchestra, and music theory.

*** Marching Band members:  Please bring your clothes to change into for after school marching band rehearsal.  We will be going outside.  Cubby assignments will be made starting Tuesday, Sept 2 with the Advanced band Block 7.***

Have a great start to the New School Year!!!



Charms Office is a  new management resource for use by parents and their students enrolled in Mr. Woodis’ classes at Nansemond River High School.  Marching band members are also required to use the Charms system.   Please see below for instructions.

NOTE: If your Student’s ID is not working, please contact Mr. Woodis (edwardwoodis@spsk12.net)  Please include your students school ID number in the email.

Go to CharmsOffice.com

2. 2.Click ‘ENTER/LOGIN’ (top right)

3. 3.Scroll down to Parents/Students/Members login

4. 4.Type ‘NanRivBand’ as the school code and click ‘Enter Student/Parent area’

5. 5.Type your student’s school ID and click ‘Enter’ .

Please contact Mr Woodis @  edwardwoodis@spsk12.net if you have any questions or difficulty logging into the system.

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Welcome to 2nd grade!

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to our 2nd grade class! I’m very excited about this year and want you to know that it is an honor to share your students with you for the next 10 months.

I will be sending an email to you every week outlining the week’s events and spelling words. Below you will find a link to my blog site where you can also see the homework for the week. The homework and spelling list will also be placed in your child’s agenda each week as well as any study guides for upcoming assessments. I will also mark your child’s behavior for each day with a color coded marker there. The “key” to these colors will be placed in your student’s binder as well as a homework menu for spelling words. Please take care of these agendas as we cannot replace them if they become lost or destroyed.

There will be no spelling words this week and the only homework is for the adults. That is to fill out all those forms in the manila envelope.

I want to thank you in advance for your support and for entrusting your children to me this year. I know it will be a good one!!!

Mrs. C. Martie

Mrs. Martie’s blog http://blogs.spsk12.net/5133/

Nansemond Parkway PTA site:


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Rigor in the new school year!

Vocabulary and word studies is a huge part of 6th grade study.  This is the first set of roots and affixes we will study:

Prefix or Root or Suffix Meaning Word Word
dis away or negative disappear distance
rupt to break or interfere eruption interrupt
tion an action or process disruption ejection
port to carry transport exporting
ject to throw projectile interject
gon angle polygon pentagon
inter between intercept interact
mis wrong mistake mislead
ex remove from or out exhale exclude
im into implode impose
bio life biography biosphere
ology the study of biology ecology
ben good benefit benefactor
mal bad malfunction malice
spect to look inspection perspective

The students need to study these words.  They will be working with them in their notebooks.

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School Gym Rules

Welcome back new and returning students! Hope you had a fun and productive break! There are five essential rules to be followed during gym days.

  1. Students should dress appropriate  and wear tennis shoes or soft sole shoes during gym days.
  2. Children should have good sportsman-like conduct at all times.
  3. Be respectful of other students and the teacher.
  4. No candy or gum during class times.
  5. Come prepared to have fun and to excercise!
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Welcome to Fifth Grade!!!!

I hope that you had a wonderful summer and now prepared to begin a new journey.  This is going to be a year filled with learning new things.  I look forward to sharing my classroom with you and becoming a partner in your successful journey.

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Tutoring Schedule for First Two Weeks

I will be staying back for tutoring on Thursday September 4 and on Monday September 8.

Tutoring times will be from 3:15 until 4:45 on these days.

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Documents and Hand-Outs

JYMS Band Practice Log 2013-2014

Balancing the Band

Getting an Instrument

Jump Start for Beginners

Remind 101

Student Conduct and Expectations 08-09

Supplies Required for Band

The Importance of Daily Practice

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General Music 8

Welcome to General Music 8.  Check out the Unit one Outline to see what we will be experiencing in this course.   There will be some links added as we move forward.  My goal is to expose you to the basics of music as a language, give you the chance to perform music at your level, and to expose you to different forms of music from different periods and cultures.

Unit One Outline

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