Classwork/Homework

Remember to check Google Classroom for assignments and updates.

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Daily Brain Exercises

Resources for Gifted Services Students

Critical Thinking ?

Learn to Code: https://studio.code.org/courses ?

Math Playground: https://www.mathplayground.com/ ?

Mensa for Kids: https://www.mensaforkids.org/play/games/

Creativity ?

Maker Stations: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T4CZCt8hJqYLVT5ZVYpR7SgHLWDWaaUO/view ?

Pixar in a Box: https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar

Imagineering: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-abox

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At Home Exercises with Pulse

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Thinking of you!

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Thurs 3/26 & Fri 3/27

General Biology & Honors Biology (use the embedded links) –

  1. Watch the Bozeman Science video titled Endosymbiosis.
  2. Copy slides 31-34 from the Evolution notes (You should now have all the notes from this power point.)
  3. Watch the Bozeman Science video titled Coevolution.
  4. Check HAC for missing assignments to complete.
  5. Catch up on any activities you did not complete from the blog over the last two weeks.
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Dyslexia and the Classroom Course

Our Dyslexia and the Classroom (Online Course EDIS 5235) is open for registration! If you want to learn more about dyslexia and how to support students in your classroom, come join us. You will complete the VDOE Dyslexia Awareness module as part of the course and earn 30 recertification points as well. 

Participants will complete five online modules with instructor feedback and support. Each module typically requires approximately 6 hours of work including readings, exercises and activities, and online discussion forums. The fall course will take place over five weeks and students will complete one module each week. 

Dyslexia and the ClassroomBrowse Course: EDIS 5235
Dates: February 10 – March 13, 2020
Location: ONLINE
Cost: $400
Contact: Ottilie Austin | aof2b@virginia.edu
Enroll 
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Virtual YMCA Now Open!

A gigantic thank you goes to the YMCA for offering free Online Fitness Programming for our SPS Staff!

We are excited to provide resources for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle anytime, anywhere. We are just getting started, and new content will be added daily, including: Y360 Workout Videos, Local YMCA Instructor Workouts, MOSSA Move At-Home Fitness, Fun Activities for Kids Plus, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for even more.

Register TodayUse your SPS Email

link: https://www.ymcashr.org/virtual-ymca-check-in
Code: 5540684

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Mathematics Education Leadership Training

Due to the currently unpredictable duration of the effects of the Coronavirus on our society, we have decided to make dramatic and necessary changes to the structure of MELT Summer Institutes for 2020.  In the past, all Summer Institutes were week-long and face-to-face, with a few Institutes adding limited synchronous online access.  Additionally, for this summer, we included both week-long (3 CEUs) and short-week (1.7 CEUs) Institutes. 

For Summer 2020, each MELT Institutes will:

1.  Be ONLINE (primarily asynchronous with the possibility of some synchronous and livestream components).  Participants will be able to access the Institutes online between June 22nd and July 17th.  They will access, complete, and submit assignments online.  They will have opportunities to communicate with the instructor, collaborate with other participants, share their work, and get feedback.  Some instruction may be livestreamed and some activities and discussions may be synchronous via Zoom or some other online platform.  Participants will have most of the same experiences as if they had taken the course face-to-face.

2.  Span FOUR WEEKS (June 22 through July 17) instead of only one.  This extended time will afford participants the opportunity to complete the associated learning activities at a more manageable pace associated with working from home.  While most participants will not need this extended time, this schedule can help those who have additional familial or professional responsibilities during this period due to lingering effects from the virus. 

3. Qualify for the Buy-One-Get-One free tuition discount.  Previously, MELT tuition was $300 for week-long Institutes with a BOGO, $200 for short-week Institutes with no BOGO option, and $300 and $200 respectively for online participation with no BOGO option.  The BOGO tuition discount is now applied to ALL institutes.

4. Allow any teacher to register for, and participate in, up to four concurrent Institutes over the four-week period, with tuition due for each selected Institute.   

Altogether, these changes will open the availability of additional seats in most Institutes and the opportunity for teachers to earn their CEU’s in the comfort of their own home!  

Please see the new information for MELT Summer Institutes below and access our Summer Institutes Registration Form.

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The MELT Institutes for Summer 2020 include the following: 

Full Institutes (3 CEUs):  $300 with a BOGO Discount

Math 4 (high school) (Math CEUs)

Math 1 (high school) (Math CEUs)

Desmos: Intro-Advanced (high school) (Math/DL CEUs combination)

Numbers, Operations, & Manipulatives (grades K-5) (Math CEUs)

Numbers, Operations, & Manipulatives (grades 6-8) (Math CEUs)

Math 3 (high school) (Math CEUs)

Math 2 (high school) (Math CEUs)

Discrete Math (high school) (Math CEUs)

Fractions: Understanding, Arithmetic, & Application (grades K-5) (Math CEUs)

Fractions, Ratios, & Proportions (grades 6-8) (Math CEUs)

Shorty Institutes (1.7 CEUs):  $200 with a BOGO Discount

Matrices in the 4th Level Math Courses (high school) (Math CEUs)

Brief Desmos (grades 6-12) (CEUs Math/DL CEUs combination)

Digital Learning (grades K-5) (Digital Learning CEUs)

Vertical Alignment, Math Curriculum & Instruction (grades K-5) (Math CEUs)

Vertical Alignment, Math Curriculum & Instruction (grades 6-8) (Math CEUs)

Literacy in Mathematics (grades K-5) (Math/Literacy CEUs combination)

Statistics in the 4th Level Math Courses (Math CEUs)

New Ideas in Discrete Math (Math CEUs)

Math Assessment, Interpretation & Application (grades K-5) (Math CEUs)

Math Assessment, Interpretation & Application (grades 6-8) (Math CEUs)

The costs for the MELT Institutes are as follows: Full Institutes: ONLINE, $300 per person with a buy-one-get-one free tuition discount.  Shorty Institutes: ONLINE, $200 per person with a buy-one-get-one free tuition discount.

While the cost of tuition is $300 and $200 per person per Institute, MELT continues to offer a buy-one-get-one free tuition discount.  Buy any seat in any MELT Summer Institute and get one seat in either that same Institute or another Institute tuition free.  Pairs of teachers do not need to register for the same institute or even for the same week.  This discount is even applicable to one teacher who wishes to attend two Summer Institutes for the price of one.  (This discount is only applied to MELT Institute tuition costs and not the costs for housing.  Groups of teachers can organize this group discount or a school or district can organize this through the MELT program.

If you wish to earn graduate credits for Institutes, you must begin soon to complete the necessary paperwork.  Please contact Dr. Holly Hirst (hirsthp@appstate.edu); she will guide you through the process. 

If you are an administrator and are interested in sending some teachers from your district or school to MELT, blocks of seats can be purchased to reserve slots and ensure the group discount.  Contact the MELT office as soon as possible.  If you are a teacher and want professional development, act quickly.  If you have any questions, please contact me through the information below.  

Please visit MELT online for far more information regarding: fuller descriptions of the MELT program; descriptions of the Summer Institutes, and the Summer Institutes Registration Form.

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Wellness Updates

SPS Staff,

Click on Newsletters on the top menu and then March to read all about it!

We want to encourage you to be active while at home.  We are looking for staff to highlight in the coming newsletters as well as activities that you can share with others during this time?  Send a picture and description to annemccoy@spsk12.net

Important Pulse Wellness Information:

  • Due to the changes in our world, the biometrics component has been removed from the the $200 (taxable) end of year wellness incentive.
  • Current $200 (taxable) Incentive Requirements include: Completion of the Health Risk Assessment Survey (HRA) as well as a total of 40,000 points by May 15, 2020.

Questions? Contact: annemccoy@spsk12.net

SPS Employees: http://join.virginpulse.com/sps

Twitter: @SPSK12Wellness

Web: wellness.spsk12.net

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AP Classes and Review Go Live

Begin March 25, 2020, AP students have access to a new YouTube channel for AP Classes. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCViAcUsxrffb-dH50U5VHqw.

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Tues 3/24 & Wed 3/25

General Biology & Honors Biology (use the embedded links) –

  1. Watch the Bozeman Science video titled Solving Hardy-Weinberg Problems.
  2. Define the new vocabulary listed on p487.
  3. Copy slides 27-30 from the Evolution notes (“Population Genetics & Evolution”).
  4. Check HAC for missing assignments to complete.
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No wifi?

Kajeet devices (portable wifi) will be available for students and teachers who do not have wifi service at their home. At first, they were only available to students. Any teacher or student who is in need of a device may stop by JYMS this coming Monday 3/30 or Tuesday 3/31 between 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Work for the week of 3/23-3/27-The Governor will address K-12 education today during his 2:00 pm briefing.

Students with Wifi-Continue to check Google Classroom for assignments that are being posted and follow the instructions for each assignment

Students without Wifi-Instructions were given with the packets. Homework this week is Sheet 3 and classwork is Sheet 4. Complete all work on your sheet and if you need to use a separate sheet of paper, make sure you attach it to your sheet. Make sure your name and title of the sheet are on it.

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March 23, 2020

You should be finishing up the first problem in each red book lesson. Next start on the second problem of each lesson.

Make sure to keep working on your review packet as well.

Here are the problems of the day for this week. Do them on loose-leaf paper. Make sure you show all work.

Remember to keep all of your work in a safe place so you know where it is when we get back.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great week!

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Please visit Google Classroom for Practice Assignments

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Fri 3/20 & Mon 3/23

General Biology & Honors Biology (use the embedded links) –

  1. Watch the Crash Course video titled Speciation: Of Ligers & Men.
  2. Define the new vocabulary listed on p546. Also, define gene pool and allele frequency.
  3. Copy slides 21-26 from the Evolution notes (“Mechanisms of Evolution”).
  4. Check HAC for missing assignments to complete.
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3/19-Homework and Classwork

All BLOCKS

-Complete Thursday on Sheet 1

-Non-WiFi Students-same as above and complete Thursday on Sheet 2

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3/18-Homework and Classwork

All BLOCKS

-Complete Wednesday of Sheet 1

-Non WiFi Students-Same as above for homework and complete Wednesday sheet on sheet 2. I have added bell ringer 3-6

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1,000 Point Wellness Challenge

We encourage you to stay healthy and check out the Hand Wash Challenge.  This activity is worth 1,000 points!  Attached is a poster that describes more details.
Registration Through Pulse Begins: 3/20/20Challenge Dates: 3/23 – 4/5/20****Points for this challenge will not post automatically.  They will be entered for each individual (who completed) manually.  Please allow time for this process to take place.
***Remember to login to Pulse everyday, there are a lot of ways to earn points with regular use.  Examples are below:

  • Complete 20 Daily Cards in a month = 200 points
  • Track Healthy Habits 20 Days in a month = 300 Points
  • 7,000 steps for 20 Days in a month = 400 Points

Twitter: @SPSK12Wellness

Web: wellness.spsk12.net

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Wed 3/18 & Thurs 3/19

General Biology & Honors Biology (use the embedded links) –

  1. Watch the Bozeman Science video titled Evidence for Evolution II.
  2. Define the new vocabulary listed on pp465 & 494.
  3. Copy slides 9-20 from the Evolution notes (through “Biochemistry”).
  4. Check HAC for missing assignments to complete.
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