September 22, 2014 Click on the link for tonight’s homework sheet.
- Spelling tests this week, week 2!
- Multiplication Test 3s on Friday
- Please look for the white communication envelope Tuesday.
- Please send in donations of spaghetti noodles and mini marshmallows. Thank you
Monday- Read for 20 minutes and complete reading log. Complete homework sheet. Study for multiplication facts quiz Friday. Use spelling city to study Spelling
Tuesday- Read for 20 minutes and complete reading log. Complete homework sheet. Study for multiplication facts quiz Friday. Have someone sign your white envelope. Use spelling city to study Spelling
Wednesday- Read and complete your reading log. Study your multiplication facts. Use spelling city to study Spelling
Thursday- Read and complete your reading log. Study your multiplication facts. (Parent Initial) Use spelling city to study Spelling
This week we will begin to learn about measures of variation, SOL 5.16, mean, median, mode, and range. In science we will finish up with SOL 5.2 on sound, and have a test on this SOL on Friday. In social studies we will work on maps in teams to place the eight geographic regions along with important waterways. There will be a quiz on the eight geographic regions on Thursday.
In reading, we will read Native Americans of the Great Plains and continue practicing the skill of identifying the main idea and locating supporting details. This week in reading we will complete all four of our Daily Four stations (Read to Self, Writing, Read to Someone, and Word Work). Next week, I anticipate that we will begin letting students choose which station they will complete first, second, third and fourth. Remember that our goal is to eventually complete two rotations per day of thirty minutes each. We are working hard on a sense of urgency and building stamina.
In writing, we continue to work on composing and editing for proper grammar usage. Students are struggling with editing our two sentences that we complete as part of our Daily Language Review, yet I feel as if we are making progress. I have promised the students that they can look forward to becoming Grammar Geeks in their upcoming fifth grade futures!
Almost all of the students completed their reading MAP assessment last week. We will have math MAP testing on Tuesday.
I am happily getting to know each student, and have assigned an area of individual improvement for Whole Brain Teaching’s Super Improvers Team. Students are working towards becoming Living Legends and having their photographs placed on the wall for future classes to admire and emulate.
Please remind your student that there is homework in all subjects each week. Math homework is due on a daily basis. Reading, writing, social studies and science homework are all due on Friday.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The students will begin taking their MAPS tests this week. They will complete the reading test on Monday and the math test on Friday. These test results will give me a better idea about where your child “is” on their 2nd grade skills. I will begin doing group instruction in reading based on the students’ levels after receiving these scores.
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 will be 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 the following skills this week:
skip counting both forwards and backwards
recognizing odd and even numbers
The students are learning about matter in science these next few weeks.
In Social Studies we are working on the following topics:
state and local government
There will be a TEST on Friday over citizenship and state/local governments. The study guide will be in their agendas on Monday.
Please consider joining the PTA. Ours is an active, awarding winning group that does so much for your students and our school.
Nansemond Parkway PTA site:
We are beginning to form our bonds and become a good working unit. I think it will be a good year!!
Thank you for all of your support.
Test Tuesday, September 23, 2014
lock 2 students will have an essay exam on Chapters 1-12 of Blood on the River. They need to know the following answers for these questions:
- At the beginning of the novel, what does Samuel see hanging from the London Bridge and why is it displayed on the bridge?
- Why does Samuel question Reverend Hunt’s talk about love? Explain to me Samuel’s concept of love.
- Describe the conditions of the “tween decks”. Who or what is the luckiest and why?
- What is the main problem between Captain Smith and the gentlemen? What do they think of each other?
- Why does Captain Smith use the whale and fish incident to teach Samuel about life? What does he tell Samuel? How does it compare to the commoners and the gentlemen?
- How do we know that Captain Smith is smart? What clues does the book give?
- Explain James’ situation at home and why Reverend Hunt tells this to Samuel..
- Explain why Samuel feels so guilty about James’ death. Does Reverend Hunt’s conversation with Samuel have anything to do with his guilt?
- Explain what Captain Smith wants to build and why he thinks it is necessary.
10. Explain what happens at the fort and what Master Wingfield has hidden?
Students can receive an extra credit grade for completing this study guide and hand it in to me!
Thanks to The Suffolk Partnership for a Healthy Community we have a Community Garden beginning in our courtyard!! We have fall veggies growing and the children are super excited!! We need your help! Are you available to join our Beautification Team?
Constructions (All “6″ on this website)
No Videos for Wednesday 9/24 thru Monday 9/29
Why 1)Unit 1 Geometry Test Review
2)Unit 1 Geometry Test
UNIT 1 TEST
–1st, 3rd, and 5th Blocks [Friday, September 26th]
–4th Block[Monday, September 29th]
–2nd Block [Wednesday, October 1st]
1. UNIT 1 TEST, after collect SOL Homework #1
2. Extra Credit Sheet
3. If any late homework, turn them in.
Honors: Halloween Review Midpoint/Distance Sheet (+42pts) for Homework
1. Horse Race (EC) Review Game
2. SOL Homework #1 (+5pts)
3. UNIT 1 TEST
–1st, 3rd, and 5th Blocks [This Friday, September 26th]
–4th Block[Next Monday, September 29th]
–2nd Block [Next Wednesday, October 1st]
1. Quiz on Sections 1 thru 4 of Unit 1
2. Constructions Notes
3. Construction Protractor/Compass Activity (Up to +28pts)
4. Worksheet “Constructions”
5. SOL Homework #1 (+5pts) [Due: In two class blocks on either Friday 9/26 or Monday 9/29]
6. UNIT 1 TEST
–1st, 3rd, and 5th Blocks [This Friday, September 26th]
–4th Block[Next Monday, September 29th]
–2nd Block [Next Wednesday, October 1st]
- Mrs. Johansen and Mrs. Rosen were anxious or upset when they learned from Kristi that the girls had been ________________ by ____________________ soldiers on there way home from school.
- The girls were upset when they went to Mrs. Hirsch’s shop to get a button and they found a _______________________ and a ______________________ on the front door.
- The fireworks Kristi saw for her birthday were actually the ________________________ destroying their _____________________ so the Germans could not use them.
- Papa used the code________________________________________ to tell Uncle Henrik that Ellen would be coming to him for transportation to Sweden in his boat.
- Anne Marie was confused when Henrik said that _______________________________________ had died because she had never heard of her.
- Mama said ___________________________________________ casket was closed because she had died from _________________________________ and still might have germs.
- Peter, who is a member of the _______________________________, gave the baby Rachel a ___________________ to help her sleep and it upset her mother.
- Mama was lying on the _______________________________ because she had tripped and brok her ________________________________ when Annie Marie looked out the window.
- The packet, which was hidden in the handkerchief, contained a _____________________ which caused the dogs sense of smell to be ruined or disabled.
- In the end, Mama and Papa said that Lise had actually been killed by a _________________________ vehicle which ran her down in the street.
- The main conflict in Number the Stars is a conflict between the _____________________________ citizens and the _______________________ soldiers.
- The climax of the novel is when Anne Marie came upon soldiers and two large ____________________ on her way to deliver the packet to ___________________________.
- Number the Stars is an example of _________________________ __________________________, which is an imaginary story about real events.
- Ellen wanted to be an ____________________________________ but her father wanted her to be a _____________________________________.
- Anne Marie can be described as ________________________________ where Kristi can be described as _____________________________.
“Education is all a matter of building bridges”. Ralph Ellison
We are building a bridge from fourth grade to fifth grade. Our time together continues to move quickly. We have another busy week ahead of us. We will have a few quizzes this week, and we will be taking MAP Tests this week. Please look under my subject headings, I have included what the tests are about. The students have received a new reading log, this will hopefully, prove helpful with reading for 20 minutes each night. Please review all information in the interactive notebooks for each subject.
The school fundraiser is slowly winding down. Please consider selling five items or more, so that your son/daughter can attend the “Big Blast Party”. The funds from this fundraiser will be very helpful for our school. The P.T.A is also asking for volunteers, please consider joining this worthwhile organization.
Many thanks to my families that sent in, or bought in school supplies, tissues, and hand sanitizer.
Have a great week!
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 – Interim Reports will be sent home
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 – Open House P.T.A at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 – 1/2 day Teacher Professional Training – Early Release at 1:20
NPES Fall Fundraiser will end soon. Please try to sell at at least five items. If your child sells five items he/she will be able to attend the Big Blast Party.
Your child may bring a light weight jacket to school. Our room gets really cold at times.
Please continue to review high frequency words. Use an index card to make flash cards to practice daily. Also, review personal information (full name, age, birthday, telephone number, parent names, and address).
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).
2nd block – Remind code: @stoneblk2 You may want to work on the Microscope ws. Ch 1 Test next class.
4th block – Remind code: @stoneblk4 Ch 1 Test next class.
7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7 Work on the Microscope ws. HW due Tues 9/23: Watch the Bozeman Science video titled Water & Life http://www.bozemanscience.com/water-life While watching the video, fill in the outline (1) Water is p____. (2) Draw and label a water molecule. (3) The part of my body that looks like a water molecule is ______. (4) Life requires water for four reasons. Split the remainder of your paper into four sections. Write one reason in each section, and add notes.
Our Young Ladies of Distinction (YLOD) program will continue this school year and the first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 25th from 2:00 – 3:30pm.
YLOD is a program founded by Jennell Riddick, developed to help young ladies in the areas of esteem building, decision making, communication skills, career choices, and self empowerment. Last year was the first year for this particular program and it built upon many of the same positive goals of our GOLD girls group.
This year we will select 75 girls to participate. Interested girls must submit a signed permission slip and complete the interest form. The permission slip and interest form are available for pick up in the front office and I have attached a copy for your convenience. All forms must be submitted to me by Tuesday, September 23rd.
Students may see Ms. Gray, assistant principal. for further information.
I will staying back for after school tutoring on Tuesday Sept. 23 and Thursday Sept. 25.
Tutoring times are from 3:10 to 4:20 on these days.
Keyboard Warm-up: http://www.tvokids.com/games/keyboardclimber
Flash Card Game: http://www.factmonster.com/math/flashcards.html
Come join us for a Senior Information Night on Wednesday, September 24th at 6 p.m. in the KFHS auditorium. We will discuss a wide range of topics important to your senior. Some of the topics will be how to apply for college, where can you find scholarships, how to join the military, and how to become eligible for college athletics plus much more. All parents and students in the Class of 2015 are encouraged to attend. See you there!
Scholarship Hub is a new, local resource for high school seniors to locate scholarships. This central site can be searched by criteria, such as career, college major, GPA, and extracurricular activities.
High school guidance counselors will continue to distribute scholarships including those linked to specific colleges, athletic opportunities and other focused awards, not listed on the Hub.