The SOL Direct Writing Test will be administered on Tuesday, March 18 (Multiple Choice) and Wednesday, March 19 (Direct Writing). ***Note: This test is a graduation requirement. English Standards of Learning Resources from the Department of Education Practice Items
The SOL Direct Writing Test will be administered on Tuesday, March 18 (Multiple Choice) and Wednesday, March 19 (Direct Writing).
***Note: This test is a graduation requirement.
English Standards of Learning Resources from the Department of Education
JFKMS 8th World Geography
Finish your passport activity and have it ready to turn in next Monday, March 17.
State Writing test will be next Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday, March 18th, will be the multiple choice portion. Students edit and change sample writings. Wednesday, March 19th, will be the direct writing. Students will be given a prompt to write a short paper on. They can use a dictionary for the writing, but not MC. I will be sending home some released test booklet we used for practice. Please use these to review material and good strategies. You can go to VA DOE to find practice items for how some of the answers are marked. Not all answers are shown MC.
Math Monday – Practice 12-3
Tuesday – Practice 12-4
Wednesday – Practice 12-6
Thursday – Practice 13-5
The History HW for the week will be to finish Presidents in a Box. It is due Friday. It will count for two weeks of HW.
AR Reading – I am NOT requiring any summaries this week. With the History project, several local tests coming up and the Writing test, I knew they would be very busy.
Math NWT is March 28th.
Northern Shores celebrated “all things Dr. Seuss” on Friday, March 7th. Students participated in a fun costume contest, while classes completed special activities to encourage the wonder of reading. Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Come with your biggest smile on Tuesday, March 25 for individual spring and class pictures.
Come and celebrate a patriotic night with the first graders!
Northern Shores cafeteria
Come out and support The American Heart Association! Jump Rope for the Heart will happen during the week of March 10-14 during regular P.E. classes. Be on the lookout for flyers with additional information.
All donations will go to research and prevention of heart disease.
For additional information, please see Mr. Lowe.
Paperwork needs to be completed in March for the first payment to be July 1.
Anyone who is interested in retiring July 1, 2014 should contact Human Resources at 925-6758 to schedule an appointment.
Homework March 10-14
Fourth Grade Teachers are in need clear plastic straws for a science activity.
We are also accepting donations of M&M’s and Skittles for math practice.
? Thank you in advance!
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. Social Studies Benchmark Vs6-8b
4. Spelling Words Week 18
5. Multiplication Timed Quiz Friday- 7’s
6. 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 Science- Complete a concept map on the electrical contributions of Benjamin Franklin- Use your science notes
Tuesday- Homework Sheet- Xtra Math- Don’t forget to practice your facts, Spelling City- Complete one activity Science- Complete a concept map on the electrical contributions of Thomas Edison- Use your science notes
Wednesday- Xtra Math. Spelling City. Science- Complete a concept map on the electrical contributions of Michael Faraday- Use your science notes
Thursday- Prepare for your spelling test Friday-, Math Multiplication Test on 7’s and Math Brain Dump Xtra Math- Read-
“Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.” – Heinrich Heine
We are moving ahead in our work. Please note there are several key tests coming up next week. I have included them under the subject headings on my blog. I am confident the students are reviewing at home.I have listed several key dates below. Please add them to your calendar.
Tuesday, March 11th is Tornado Preparedness Day(we will practice our school’s tornado drill).
Our Spring Fundraiser will take place from Friday, March 14th through Friday, April 4th. Chocolates and other specialty items will be sold. Proceeds will go towards funding our Annual Field Day and instructional resources.
Our March PTA Meeting and Art Gala will take place on Tuesday, March 18th at 6:30 p.m. (The cost for the show is $2 a person to cover the cost for refreshments.)
Spring Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, March 26th. This is the same day that the class pictures are taken. More information regarding purchasing pictures will come later.
The second grade students participated in an Ancient China and Ancient Egypt Review Day. During this day, students created pyramids, painted Chinese characters, created fish kites, and created 3D maps of both China and Egypt. As a culminating activity, students were to sample Chinese food. The students had a great time reviewing concepts from their Ancient Civilizations unit. Thank you to the parents who came to support and assit with this project!
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 Finish the Blood Type ws and the Reteaching Skills #21 ws. Genetic Disorder presentation due next class.
5th block – Remind 101 code: @stoneblk5 Watch the Bozeman Science video titled DNA & RNA Part 2. Take your own notes. http://www.bozemanscience.com/027-part-2-dna-rna DNA Scientists Quiz next class. DNA Quiz on Fri 3/14.
7th block – Remind 101 code: @stoneblk7 If needed, finish p287 #1-5. Homework due tomorrow: Watch the Bozeman Science video titled DNA & RNA Part 2. Take your own notes. http://www.bozemanscience.com/027-part-2-dna-rna DNA Quiz on Wed 3/12.
We have come this far by working hard and setting high expections for our children. Many thanks for the support you are giving, it is really helping our students.
This week we will review the math midpoint and take a look at the areas that we had difficulty with. We we take a look at liquid measurement as well.
In reading we will continue to work on answering comprehension questions and work on prefixes.
In science we are taking a look at “Moon Phases” and review skills we have already learned.
Social studies we are still working on economics and how it works with our own community.
If you have any questions about upcoming skills please let me know.
Block 1 – Study for Congruence Quiz tomorrow – (SOL 6.12)
Block 2 – Textbook p349 #15-22 (INBp51) Study for quiz (SOL 6.12)
Block 3 – Study for Congruence Quiz tomorrow – (SOL 6.12)
The following subjects will be available starting March 3, 2014. As additional subjects become available, they will be posted.
Chemistry – Room 218 – Thursday
Geometry – Room 207 – Tuesday
Biology – Room 220 - Monday and Tuesday
Biology – Room 225 – Thursday
World History II – Room 130 – Tuesday
VA/US History – Room 126 – Monday
homework: p. 2 15-20 (find the gcf)
short quiz next class