3-30-15 Newsletter

3-30-15

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This is our last week before Spring Break!   When we come back from break we will be very busy with the end of the 9 weeks approaching, Gifted Screening, and MAP testing in addition to our normal curriculum. Whew!

 

Please have your child read 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. Becoming a better reader is like playing a sport. The more you practice the better you get.

 

In reading this 9 weeks, we are working on the following skills:

Prefixes and Suffixes

Antonyms and Synonyms

Use pictures, captions, and charts

Use dictionaries, glossaries, and indices

Identify the problem and solution in fiction texts

Identify the main idea in fiction texts

Identify the main idea in nonfiction texts

 

In Math this week we will continue subtraction with renaming (borrowing). THIS is a VERY difficult skill for the students so they will need some help from you also. This week in science, we will review the life cycles of a plant, white tailed deer, and butterfly. In Social Studies we will compare and contrast ancient China and Egypt with our social studies benchmark on Tuesday.

 

Thank you for all of your support.

  1. Martie
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March 30-April 3

Homework-March 30

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March 30th – April 3rd

Monday 3/30

Classwork:

  • Go over BLA exam
  • Begin CLA review

Homework:

  • CLA Review

Wednesday 4/1

Classwork:

  • CLA Review

Homework:

  • CLA Review
  • Study for CLA Exam

Friday 4/3

Classwork:

  • CLA Exam (One 8-mark and one 22-mark)

Homework:

  • Work on SLA Review and 22-mark reviews
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March 30th – April 3rd

Monday 3/30

Classwork:

  • Etiologies of Depression Quiz (One 22-mark)
  • Cultural Variations in Depression

Homework:

  • Guided Reading: PTSD

Wednesday 4/1

Classwork:

  • DSM-IV PTSD
  • Biological Etiologies of PTSD

Homework:

  • Guided Reading: PTSD

Friday 4/3

Classwork:

  • Cognitive and Social Etiologies of PTSD

Homework:

  • You will have a PTSD/ Depression test when you come back from break
  • Work on projects Due:
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March 30th – April 3rd

Tuesday 3/31

Classwork:

Homework:

  • Read pages: Numbers:

Thursday 4/2

Classwork:

  • Feudalism Simulation
  • Manorialism in the Middle Ages
  • Power of the Church

Homework:

  • Third Nine Weeks Exam Review
  • 3rd nine weeks review
  • You will have your Americas/Middle Ages Test on Wednesday 4/15 and your Nine-Weeks Exam on Friday 4/17
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Geometry Videos for the Week of March 31st thru April 3rd

No Videos for April 2nd and 3rd due to Circle Unit 8

Secant Lines of Circles

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Unit 8 Geometry Test

UNIT 8 TEST: Circle Test

3rd and 5th Blocks on Thursday, April 2nd

2nd and th Blocks on Friday, April 3rd

Honors Take Home over Spring Break

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Geometry and Geometry Honors Work for 4/2 and 4/3

1. Circle Unit 8 Test

2. EC Sheet

3. SOL Homework #9 (+16pts)

4. Enjoy the Spring Break, Turn in any missing Geometry Work

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Geometry and Geometry Honors Work for 3/31 and 4/1

1. Secant of Circles Notes/Examples

2. Exit Slip: Secants of Circles (+8pts)

3. Worksheet “Circle Secants”

4. Circle Unit Test (Next Class Block)

–Thursday, April 2nd for 3rd and 5th Blocks

–Friday, April 3rd for 2nd and 4th Blocks

–Honors Take-Home Test over Spring Break

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Master Gardener Visit

FullSizeRender1st Grade had a special visit from area master gardeners.  Students learned about the plant cycle and growing process.

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Healthy Challenge

IMG_02151st Grade students have taken on a healthy challenge.  Students are graphing how many healthy foods they can eat during snack time!!  Children have gone out of their way to earn a sticker for the graph by trying new and healthy foods.  Gooooooo 1st Grade!!!!

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Gifted Enrichment Programs

Please click on the link below for a PDF flyer on Gifted Enrichment opportunities for Virginia Students.

ENRICHMENT_2015_PROGRAM2

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Gifted Enrichment Programs

Please click on the link below for a PDF flyer on Gifted Enrichment opportunities for Virginia Students.

ENRICHMENT_2015_PROGRAM2

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Young Writers are due Monday, March 30th

Young Writers are due Monday, March 30th to Mr. Hollowell in room 2.

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Happy Spring Break

I hope each of you has a happy and safe Spring Break.  We are doing an Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 3rd to help ring in Spring Break.  We will be doing graphing and classifying activities with the eggs and jelly beans!

spring break

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Science Benchmark objectives

The last Science Benchmark for the year will be on April 2nd. It will have 30 questions and cover the following objectives:

4.7 Planets (10 questions)
4.8 Solar System (10 questions)
4.1 Scientific Investigation (5 questions)
*The last five questions will come from all other objectives taught so far this school year.

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Homework & Information Fri 3/27

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 p301 #1-6 & p273 #4. Mutations Quiz on Tues 3/31. Nine Weeks Test on Thurs 4/2.

5th block – Remind code: @stoneblk5  If needed, finish Ch 13 BioApplications ws & Ch 13 Study Guide ws. Genetics Test on Tues 3/31. Nine Weeks Test on Thurs 4/2. Vocabulary Project definitions due on Wed 4/15. Vocab Quiz #1 (Ch 15, 17, and 2) on Tues 4/21. Vocab Quiz #2 (Ch 3, 4, and 5) on Thurs 4/23.

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7  If needed, finish p300 MiniLab and s11.3 ws. Mutations Quiz on Mon 3/30. Nine Weeks Test on Wed 4/1 & Thurs 4/2.

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Homework & Information Thurs 3/26

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).

2nd block – Remind code: @stoneblk2  If needed, finish Ch 13 BioApplications ws & Ch 13 Study Guide ws. Genetics Test on Mon 3/30. Nine Weeks Test on Wed 4/1. Vocabulary Project definitions due on Tues 4/14. Vocab Quiz #1 (Ch 15, 17, and 2) on Mon 4/20. Vocab Quiz #2 (Ch 3, 4, and 5) on Wed 4/22.

4th block – Remind code: @stoneblk4  Mutations Quiz on Mon 3/30. Nine Weeks Test on Wed 4/1.

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7  If needed, finish p300 MiniLab, s11.3 ws, and Reteaching Skills #19 ws. Mutations Quiz on Mon 3/30. Nine Weeks Test on Wed 4/1 & Thurs 4/2.

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3/30/15

Hello,

Thank you for sending in supplies that were requested.

The students enjoyed the play, ” High School Musical”. It was great.

This week we will continue to review high frequency, concept of word (COW), writing phonetically, dictation, map skills and adding with sums through 10.

School will be closed April 6-10, for Spring Break. I hope you have a safe and enjoyable break.

Thank you,

C. Boone

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Letter Ii Week!

 

What we are learning

This is our last week in the theme, “Let’s Move!” This week, we will read stories about following directions and solving problems. We will read a book called Do like Duck Does and other duck stories in class. The letter of the week is letter Ii (inchworm, ice cream, igloo, iguana, ice). We will discuss Spring and Easter. We will paint an egg template and dye eggs.

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).

Egg Hunt Materials

We do not need any more candy, but could use a few more packs of plastic eggs and we are in great need of egg cartons. Our Egg Hunt is this Friday, April 3 at 11am.

Spring Break

Spring Break will be observed from April 6-10 with no school.

Home Activities

*Ii Poster – Look for Ii in newspaper and magazine headlines with your child. Cut out the letters and glue them to a large piece of paper. Encourage you child to circle capital I with a red crayon and lowercase I with a green crayon.

*Keep practicing personal information (address, phone #, birthday, etc.)

*Practice counting to 20 or higher and counting objects.

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