Congratulations to all of the Master’s of Math for achieving a mastery goal of 80% or higher on their 1NW’s Math benchmark! Earning a mastery grade of 80% or higher: Daniel, Brayden, Maegan, Kayla, Nolan, Jordan, Zechariah, Deondre, Kaitlyn, Lilly, Emilia, Avanti, Jasmine, Tamyja, Xya, Asha, Zander, Jenna, Frank, Brishai, Keagan, Ryan, Kimari, Elizabeth, Makayla, Nailah, Bryan, Nate, Colin, Aiden, Kyrillos, Matthew, Dylan, Jayden, D’Vanti, Chaia, Patricia, Maha, Kiana, Xaniah, Ansolei, Kennedy, Iyonna, Ashleigh, Jreeme, Brandi, Gigi, and Angelique.
“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” ? Leonardo da Vinci
It is hard to believe we will be welcoming the month of November in on next Saturday. We have a busy week ahead of us. We will have three very important tests this week. Please note these tests are very important. I have included this information on my blog under each subject heading. I am confident the students will rise to the tasks ahead of them. The students have information in their interactive notebooks to assist them with review. After the tests we will review the scores and focus on any weak areas. This week we will be reviewing in great detail in class, and I am hopeful, the students will be reviewing at home as well. I am including several key dates listed below. I am hopeful, you will add them to your calendar. Take care and have a great week! Day light Savings Time Ends next week!
Monday, November 3, 2014 – End-of the first nine weeks.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 – Election Day – No school for students. Teacher Clerical Day!
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – P.T.A Math Night at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Veteran’s Day! No school.
Friday, November 14, 2014 – Parent/Teacher Conferences! No school for students.
Enjoy your weekend!
Please remember to have your child work on IXL Math and Reading Eggs. They really enjoy it and it is a great way to review and also to get ahead.
Math Night is Wednesday, November 5th. Please plan to attend. We have some great activities planned for you.
Again, please remember to use the front and back pages in the homework notebook.
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 s14.2 ws. HW: Watch the Bozeman Science video titled Transport Across the Cell Membrane http://www.bozemanscience.com/016-transport-across-cell-membranes and answer the following questions: (1) What is the difference between passive transport and active transport? (2) What specific substance does osmosis transport? (3) What is required for facilitated diffusion? (4) What happens to a slug when you put salt on it? (5) What type of solution was the slug in? (6) The sodium-potassium pump uses one ATP to move __ sodium ions and __ potassium ions. _____ cells most commonly use this pump. (7) What kind of cell uses endocytosis? Why? (8) What kind of cell uses exocytosis? Why? Origin of Life Quiz next class. Bring your textbook next class. Nine Weeks Test on Thurs 10/30.
5th block – Remind code: @stoneblk5 Finish the s8.1 Concept Map & ws, and p200 #2, 3, 5, 6. Cell Transport Quiz next class. Nine Weeks Test on Thurs 10/30.
7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7 If needed, finish p385 #1-5. HW due Tues 10/28: Watch the Bozeman Science video titled Transport Across the Cell Membrane http://www.bozemanscience.com/016-transport-across-cell-membranes and answer the following questions: (1) What is the difference between passive transport and active transport? (2) What specific substance does osmosis transport? (3) What is required for facilitated diffusion? (4) What happens to a slug when you put salt on it? (5) What type of solution was the slug in? (6) The sodium-potassium pump uses one ATP to move __ sodium ions and __ potassium ions. _____ cells most commonly use this pump. (7) What kind of cell uses endocytosis? Why? (8) What kind of cell uses exocytosis? Why? Origin of Life Quiz on Tues 10/28. Nine Weeks Test on Thurs & Fri 10/30 & 31. Bring your textbook Monday.
*We will have a Math Night on Wednesday, November 5th starting at 6:30 p.m. with a P.T.A. meeting.
* School will be closed to students and staff on Tuesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.
* Parent-Teacher Conference Day will take place on Friday, November 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
*Wednesday, November 26th will be an Early Release Day to start Thanksgiving Break. School will be closed to students and staff on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th.
Mon.-Spelling Activity/Math p.253-256/ Colors of the Rainbow (read & answer Monday’s questions)
Tues.- Spelling Activity/Math p.257-260/ Colors of the Rainbow(re-read &answer Tuesday’s questions)
Wed.-Spelling Activity/Reading Book p.57-60/Colors of the Rainbow(re-read & answer Wednesday’s questions)
Thurs.-Spelling Activity/Study for spelling test/Colors of the Rainbow(re-read & answer Thursday’s questions)
Fri .-read for 20 minutes on Sat. & Sun.
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Reading Writing Math Science Social studies
* SOLs: 2.5, 2.6, 2.8 c,d, 2.9 e,f * 2.12 Narratives * 2.1 Rounding and < > = * 2.1 Scientific Method * 2.5 2.6 Map Skills-Continents & Oceans / USA Map
The 2015 Summer Residential Governor’s School is now accepting applications. Students in grades 10 and 11 are eligible to apply. Programs are available in the following areas:
- Math, Science, and Technology
- Marine Science
- Life Science and Medicine
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Foreign Languages
Applications are available on the Virginia Department of Education website:
Please see the following school counselors for more information:
Kings Fork High School–Mary Eberwine
Lakeland High School–Shelia Williams
Nansemond River High School–Anne Fike
Next test on Oct. 30 will cover lessons in which we use order of operations in simplifying and evaluating expressions, and the properties of operations to solve equations.
Letter “Tt” Week
We are beginning a new unit called “My Five Senses” where students will learn about our senses of seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling. This week is also the letter “Tt” week! Students will meet Tiggy Tiger and we will discuss words that begin with Tt, identify the letter & letter sound, read stories, and complete activities with words that begin with Tt. We will review the letters Ss and Pp.
- Thursday 10/30 is Teddy Bear Day – please have your child bring in and share a teddy bear on that day!
- Please continue to discuss the letters in childrens’ first or last name and practice name-writing.
- Please help your child to hunt for the letter “Tt” all around, and point out objects or pictures of things that begin with the letter Tt.
- Guessing Game – Play a senses guessing game with your child. For example, say “I hear a loud ringing sound.” Encourage your child to guess what you are describing. Take turns saying clues that begin I hear ____, I see ____, I taste ____, I feel ______, and I smell _______.
- We are beginning to learn and memorize our home address-please practice this with your child!
Ticket prices $7 for adults and $5 for children Boys’ All games played at Nansemond River High School Lakeland vs Denbigh @ 7:00 pm Girls’ All games played at Heritage High School, Newport News Lakeland vs Denbigh @ 7:00 pm
$7 for adults and $5 for children
All games played at Nansemond River High School
Lakeland vs Denbigh @ 7:00 pm
All games played at Heritage High School, Newport News
Lakeland vs Denbigh @ 7:00 pm
This week, we finished and tested our Fantastic Flyers. The students did a great job following the entire design process and making adjustments to their flyers along the way. Check out the pics to see some of their fantastic work!
Next week, we will spend some time reflecting on our Fantastic Flyer designs, specifically analyzing our successes and failures. We will also compare our distance graphs and convert our flight distance numbers into other units of measure. After we wrap up our Fantastic Flyer Challenge, the students will be introduced to Challenge #3…which you will have to wait to find out about
Thanks to everyone who came in to volunteer during QUEST this past week
Don’t forget the Gifted Advisory meeting is being held on Monday, November 17th, at KFMS.
All Blocks: Study all notes on Probability.
Bring in a new notebook for the new nine weeks.
Click here for a student copy of the test review Algebra 2 First Nine WEEKS review 2014 click on images for answer key
Dates to remember:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014: Quiz #4 on Chapter 8 (Spanish-Am War and World War One)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014: Test #2 on Part A People (From Abraham Lincoln to Woodrow Wilson)
Friday, October 31, 2014: Test #3 on Chapters 1-8
(INp.52) Complete the attached worksheet on identifying independent and dependent probability. Sol 6.16A Quiz Monday.
*Bring a new 1-subject spiral interactive notebook for the new nine weeks.
Join us Saturday November 15, 2014 at King’s Fork Middle School for Parent University.
The fall festival is approaching fast! Here are a few things you need to know to help make this year a great success. Thank you in advance for your support of this great event!! Click on the link for a pdf file of the Fall Festival 2014 Flyer
- Silent Auction: A Silent Auction will be held this year. Please notify Mrs. Sandy Crocker email@example.com 757-651-5264 to share items you will donate for theme baskets. Thank you in advance for your donations!
- Baked Goods: We need you to donate store bought cupcakes for the cupcake walk!
- Vendors: We have tables available for Vendors. Limited spaces are left. The cost is $20 per table. If you are interested in reserving a table please contact Mrs. Erin Yunker or Mrs. Jennifer Worrell at 757-923-4164.
Early Start, Kindergarten, First Grade
Please donate 1 bag of fun size candy and Halloween trinkets for Fall Festival Games.
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades
Please donate 1 case of bottled water.
Please drop off items to either Driver or Florence Bowser by Tuesday, October 28.
Candy and trinkets will be given to the children as game prizes.
_____Yes, I will help set up for the Fall Festival from 5:00 – 5:45PM
______Yes, I will help run games during the Fall Festival from 6:30 – 8:00PM
Name:____________________________ Contact Number: ________________________