Check out the flyer for the 5th Annual “Bring the Noise”Percussion and Dance Line Competition!
3NW Midpoint — overall 68% of students demonstrated mastery (district average was 58%) … Four students earned the gold dollar for 100 on the test: Seth Berryman, Grant Gill, Macey Jenkins, and Reluca Rilla.
Started collecting Set #5 for grades; distributed Set #6 and worked on pages 206-207 … new learning unit on Consumer Math applications.
Extra credit points for finding out the origin/history of the percent (%) symbol. Due next week!
Block 4 was honored today for their SMOOTH MOVES on the 2nd Nine Weeks Test (81 % mastery). Mrs. Clary from FACS made tasty tropical smoothies as an after-lunch treat — YUMMMMMM!
Please continue to practice reading the weekly poem. Be sure your child is pointing to each word as he or she says that word. Don’t let them go too fast or too slow. Also, see if they can read some words from the poem as you point to them or as you list them on a piece of paper.
Remember that sight words will be tested this nine weeks. When practicing new words, only practice 10, or less, at a time. If practicing familiar words you may use more than ten words.
Continue to practice recognizing numbers 0 – 30 and counting to 100.
We have been BUSY, BUSY, BUSY in the Media Center of the last weeks. Third grade has completed their research on a U.S. President. Second grade has completed their studies on China and Egypt. Fourth Grade wrapped up their Junior Achievement Program and Fifth Grade is well into their Civil War Project! Kindergarten and First have also learned about presidents, goods/services, needs/wants and Dr. Seuss!
For the Week of March 10….
All classes will review the Virginia Readers Choice nominated books! I am excited to share these books, show book trailers and review with the students how they can vote and take part in this state decision. Which book will be the 2013-2014 Winner??
For information on the books you can see the Virginia Readers Choice Website.
Room 49 News and Homework- Week of 3-10-14
Sol’s for the week:
Reading- 2.7b Prefixes and Suffixes 2.7c Antonyms and Synonyms 2.10b Use pictures, captions, and charts. 2.10c Use dictionaries, glossaries, and indices. f) Identify the problem and solution. g) Identify the main idea.
Writing- 2.12 Explanatory
Math- 2.7 Subtraction with regrouping
Science-2.1 scientific method; 2.4 Life Cycles (flowering plants)
Social Studies- 2.1 Comparing Ancient Egypt and China
downstairs houseboat boyhood roadway football railroad oatmeal outplay cowboy rainbow soybean daydream
Monday: Spelling Activity / reading workbook pages 41-44
Tuesday: Spelling Activity / math workbook pages 133-138
Wednesday: Spelling Activity / Science worksheet-plant life cycle
Thursday: Spelling Activity / study for spelling test
Friday: read for 20 minutes on Saturday and Sunday
Life cycle test on Friday!
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).
2nd block – Remind 101 code: @stoneblk2 Finish the Ch 12 Study Guide ws (back). Genetic Disorder Project due next class. Complex Genetics Quiz on Mon 3/17.
4th block – Remind 101 code: @stoneblk4 Finish the Ch 12 Study Guide ws (back). Genetic Disorder Project due next class. Complex Genetics Quiz on Mon 3/17.
7th block – Remind 101 code: @stoneblk7 If needed, finish p287 #1-5. Homework due Tues 3/11: 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 on Monday. DNA Quiz on Wed 3/12.
We will continue working on the same skills as last week due to days missed because of bad weather. We will also begin addition and discuss sinking and floating .
Please continue to review high frequency words.
Nansemond Parkway will be conducting a Spring Fundraiser from March 14-April 4th. Brouchures will be distributed next week.
Have a nice week.
(INp.44) (red) p.525 #27-29
p.621 Lesson 13-4 #1-8
Sol. 6.13B Quiz Monday.
What we are learning
This is our final week on the unit “The City and the Country”. We will review the city and the country and compare/contrast the two, reading stories about both. Our new letter this week is letter Vv (van, volcano, violin, vest, valentine). We will experiment with float and sink this week, and I look forward to the students’ reactions when we make a volcano in class using baking soda, vinegar, and red food coloring!
Please continue to review all the other letters and letter sounds taught this year (S,T,P,O,Y.B,U,F,X, W,Z,M,A,R,C,Q). We have already learned over half of the alphabet!
Don’t forget! Kindergarten Registration will be held Wednesday, March 12 from 8am-5pm at your child’s home zoned school. Please register your child at this date. Email me or call if you have questions!
Please send in…
An empty toilet paper roll for a craft we are doing this week. Thanks!
Last week we discussed and identified questions and question marks. We will continue that, also reviewing our sight words already learned: I, see, like, a.
We will also begin teaching “to” and “go” and make sentences: “I like to go _____.”
Vv Van – draw the outline of a van on a piece of paper. Help you child find Vv in magazines and newspaper headlines. Circle the letters and cut them out. Help your child paste the letters on the van. You can also find pictures of things beginning with the letter V to glue on the van.
Reading together – children will listen to a story titled “The Apple Dumpling” on Wednesday. Ask your child to name things the old woman in the story trades to get apples to make the dumpling. Read other stories about buying and selling things with your child.
Coins We will continue to learn about money this week (pennies and quarters). Talk about each coin with your child and have them sort coins. Have your child count pennies. You could set up a “store” at home. Assign items a price and have your child count out pennies to “buy” an item.
This book was a literary rollercoaster! The story is set in ancient Japan complete with peasants, lords, and shoguns. Ninjas are central to the story as indicated by the title. It begins with Taro, a peasant with a knack for the bow. The conflict begins when ninjas attack his village and murder his father. One mysterious ninja, however, is there to save them. The mysterious Shasaku takes Taro and his friend to safety away from Taro’s mother. They almost make it out with no problems, except Taro had to become a vampire to avoid death. Taro is then thrust into the secretive world of ninjas and vampires, and ends up learning a few things about himself along the way. My jaw dropped with every chapter. There was no loss for plot twists. An excellent chessy book with not so cheesy characters.
Fifth grade students will be administered the state Writing Test on Tuesday, March 18th and Wednesday, March 19th. Please make sure students arrive to school on time and have a good breakfast.
The SOL Writing Test will be given on Tuesday, March 18th.
Please click link for letter that was sent home by Mrs. Linyear, Guidance Counselor/Testing Coordinator.
Make a big difference in just a few minutes each day
Try to get in at least 20 minutes of family reading time each day. You can:
If possible, please refrain from scheduling appointments during these times.
Help your student have a successful day starting with a good nights rest, breakfast and a smile.
homework: p. 425 #1-7 odd, 11-13 all, 15 and worksheet
Here is a link to information on Hillpoint Elementary’s School Improvement Plan ImprovementPlanSchool – Hillpoint
Nansemond River, we have two athletes that are in the Best individual performers from the VHSL State Indoor Championships!
Please take the time to vote for Brandee’ Johnson and Zakiya Rashid.
VOTE HERE! Scroll to the 4A girls poll. You can vote from different computers!
Voting ends at 8:00pm tonight (Friday, MAy 7th)
Block 1 – SOL 6.12 Quiz Tuesday, 3/11
Block 2 – Complete INBp47 – SOL 6.12 Quiz Tuesday, 3/11
Block 3 – SOL 6.12 Quiz Tuesday, 3/11