10-27-14

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

The is the last week of the first grading period. With that comes more tests. The students have already taken their math benchmark. We are finishing up this quarter’s skills and getting ready to review for the upcoming social studies and science benchmark tests.

 

Please make sure your child reads 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 or at the end the day. 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 using consonants, blends, and diagraphs to decode and spell words.  We also will be working on identifying multi-syllabic words.  The students will read fiction and nonfiction texts and answer questions by locating information in the test.

 

In Math we are working on rounding 2 digit numbers to the nearest 10 and comparing numbers from 0-999 using the signs and words for greater than, less than, and equal to.

 

This week in science, we will review both magnets and matter. Test over magnets on Tues., 10-28-14. Study guide will be in agenda on Monday, 10-20-14. I will also send home a review booklet for benchmark test on 10-29-14. Please help your student study for the benchmark test.

 

In Social Studies we will take the benchmark on Monday, 10-27-14. On Tuesday, we will begin our unit on 3 groups of Native Americans starting with the Powhatans from our region.

 

Thank you for all of your support.

 

C. Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

Nansemond Parkway PTA site:

http://npespta.my-pta.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week of October 27

I want to thank everyone who came out to the Grandparents Tea! It was so wonderful to meet and see so many!

This is going to be another fun exciting week of learning!

Reading: We kicked off reading groups last week and the students did AWESOME! They are loving it and so am I!! We will be focusing on D, A, I, and E. We will also continue with rhyming words, syllables, comprehension, sight words, and concept of word (weekly poems). Some students have also started AR testing. This is a school wide program where they are read to, read with, or read a book and then take a comprehension test on it. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Math: We are moving right along! Please count as much as you can with your child. Let them find patterns in things and explore the world around them. If you can, let them help cook every now and then. Keep practicing days of the week and months of the year as well. We will continue working on these as well during Calendar time. Some other questions we ask daily are, “What day of the week was yesterday?” “What day is it today?” and “What day will tomorrow be?” We are also working on one more, one less, and the same. Friday we will count candy corn and make patterns with candy corn and candy pumpkins! :)

Science: We will wrap up seasons this week along with size sequence. Then the fun comes!!! We will explore a pumpkin -look at the inside and learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin. I have a fun experiment planned as well. We will also see what happens to candy corn in different liquids. Friday we will make pumpkin pie in a cup!

Friday we have a special guest coming to make a craft with the students.

We will also sort candy and count it to make treat bags. I need as much help as I can get with this: If everyone could send in a bag of pre-wrapped candy that would be very helpful!

Thank you for all of your support and if you would like to help with anything or have fun ideas or a great book to read, PLEASE come and join us!!!

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Master of Math

IMG_0072 IMG_0074 IMG_0076 IMG_0078 IMG_0081 IMG_0086 IMG_0089 IMG_0091 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.

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Winters’ Words for the Week!!

“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 a few days. We have a busy week ahead of us. We will have three very important tests this week.  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!

A. Winters

 

Key Dates:

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.

 

 

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Friday, October 24

Enjoy your weekend!

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10/27/14

Hello,

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.

Thank you,

C. Boone

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Homework & Information Fri 10/24

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.

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Weekly Info. & HW

Upcoming Events:
*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.
HOMEWORK
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.
Spelling Words

person nurse dirt turn birth serve curb curl skirt purse turtle her

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

 

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Summer Residential Governor’s School Accepting Applications

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:

  • Humanities
  • Math, Science, and Technology
  • Marine Science
  • Agriculture
  • Life Science and Medicine
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Foreign Languages
  • Engineering

Applications are available on the Virginia Department of Education website:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governors_school_programs/summer_residential/index.shtml

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

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10/24/2014

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.

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Oct 27: Letter Tt Week!

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!
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Volleyball Conference 18 Tournament Information

volleyballTicket 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

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Volleyball Conference 18 Tournament Information

volleyballTicket 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

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Fantastic Flyers

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!

QUEST 3 Flying Planes QUEST 3 Making Planes 2 QUEST 3 Making Planes QUEST 4 Building Flying Machines 2 QUEST 4 Flight Challenge 1 QUEST 5 Fantastic Flyers Lorinzo Graphing QUEST 5 Fantastic Flyers Testing 2 QUEST 5 Fantastic Flyers Testing 1 QUEST 4 Building Flying Machines

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.

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October 24, 2014

All Blocks: Study all notes on Probability.

Bring in a new notebook for the new nine weeks.

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1st quarter review

Click here for a student copy of the test review Algebra 2 First Nine WEEKS review 2014 click on images for answer key Test Review page 1 001  test review page 2   test review page 3 001test review page 4 test review page 5

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Friday, October 24, 2014

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

Study! ?

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Oct. 24, 2014

(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.

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2014 Parent University

Join us Saturday November 15, 2014 at King’s Fork Middle School for Parent University.

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Fall Festival – October 30th

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 atsandycrocker@gmail.comor 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.

 

**DONATIONS NEEDED**

Early Start, Kindergarten, First Grade

Please donate bag of fun size candy and Halloween trinkets for Fall Festival Games.

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades

Please donate 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.

 

**Volunteers Needed**

_____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:  ________________________

 

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