Remember that Monday, January 26, 2015, is a half day.
This week we will read a Reading A to Z book titled The Bill of Rights to help build background knowledge for social studies. This book will also provide practice in nonfiction reading comprehension and the skill of cause and effect. We will read this together and then again in teams before students complete a graphic organizer together and then independently create a summary of a section of the book.
In math we will work on SOL 5.90 Divisibility Rules. We will begin by making a foldable to place in our Math Interactive Notebooks to assist in learning these rules.
In social studies we will begin to learn about the Articles of Confederation (USI.7a), and in science we will work on scientific investigation and classification keys. We will review both of last week’s benchmarks.
In writing we will continue to work on our first book reviews. Students will turn their first book reviews into our first formal persuasive writing for the third nine weeks. We will also review last week’s reading and writing benchmarks, in chunks.
Looking ahead, remember that Parent Teacher Conferences will be scheduled on Friday, February 13, 2015.
- Cognitive Development
- Brain Development Discussion
- Guided Reading
- Stages of Development
- Stages of development gallery walk
- Create a cognitive activity
- Begin to work on project
- Television show project
- Guided Reading Activity
- Attribution Style
- Complete Guided Reading
- Review Midterm Exam
- Location/Map of the Islamic Empire
- Day 1 Map
- Read textbook pages: 263-266
- Answer Question number 1,3,4,5
- Comparing Major Monotheistic Religions
- Venn Diagram of Monotheistic Religions
- Monotheistic writing assignment
- writing assignment
- religious comparison reading
- Read textbook pages: 267-272
- Answer question numbers: 1,3,4,5
- Islamic Empire DBQ due Tuesday
- DBQ spread of Islam
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the first week of the 3rd grading period!! We will begin many new, more complex skills this 9 weeks as we move toward preparing for 3rd grade. The first half of the year I was able to read the benchmark tests to your student. I am not able to do this starting this grading period.
Please make sure that your student has school supplies such as pencils, paper, and glue sticks at school. I am beginning to run out of the supplies that I had purchased this summer.
Please have your child read 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. 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 the following skills:
Prefixes and Suffixes
Antonyms and Synonyms
Use pictures, captions, and charts
Use dictionaries, glossaries, and indices
Identify the problem and solution in fiction texts
Identify the main idea in fiction texts
Identify the main idea in nonfiction texts
In Math we will begin adding two digit numbers with regrouping (carrying). Please help your child practice this every evening as this is a very difficult skill for them to grasp.
This week in science, we begin learning about living and non- living things. In Social Studies we begin learning about how communities change over time.
Thank you for all of your support.
Nansemond Parkway PTA site:
Many of you have NOT — I repeat — HAVE NOT handed me your study guide. Monday is your last chance to turn it in. With many of the students who already turned these in, the study guide grade has actually raised the grade one letter grade. Would you like to see that happen with you, too?????
Then get your study guide in to me on Monday!!! That is the VERY LAST day I can take it!!!
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”. – Audrey Hepburn
We are now entering into the third nine weeks. Our time together is moving at warp speed. This will be an intense nine weeks. We have a number of skills that we will be working on in class. It is important that the students stay on track and be ready to move forward each day. I am confident they will put their best foot forward. The students had until Friday to meet their AR goal. I am looking to eating lunch with those students that met their goals in a few weeks. I will be putting the new AR goals for this nine weeks in later this week. Please review the information under each subject heading on my blog. Also please read my weekly printed newsletter. I am including several important upcoming dates. I ask that you add them to your calendar. Take care and have a great week!
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 – P.T.A Reading Fair/Family Reading Night at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 – Father/Daughter Dance in the gym at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, February 13, 2015 – Parent/Teacher Conferences at 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, February 16, 2015 – President’s Day Holiday, No School!!
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 – Student Recognition Awards Assembly for grades 3-5 at 10:45.
Basic Right Triangle Trigonometry
Finding Missing Angles Using Right Triangle Trigonometry
Review Pythagorean Theorem/Trigonometry Day
1. SOL Homework #6 Review Sheet or Pythagorean Theorem Review Sheet
2. Trigonometry Review Sheet
3. Extra Credit Sheet, if finish both Review Sheets listed above
1. Return Pythagorean Theorem Quiz
2. Right Triangle Trigonometry Notes #2
3. Exit Slip on Angle Measures Trigonometry (+4pts)
4. Worksheet “Trigonometry #2″
1. Return Exams/Show Final 1st Semester Grades
2. Pythagorean Theorem Quiz
3. Short Right Triangle Trigonometry Notes
4. Exit Slip on Basic Right Triangle Trigonometry (+6pts)
5. Worksheet “Trigonometry #1″
6. If time, SOL Homework #6 (+13pts)
Important Info. :
*Our February P.T.A./Reading Fair/Reading Night will take place on Tuesday, February 3rd at 6:30 p.m.
*There will be a Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance in the gym on Tuesday, February 10th from 6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
* Parent-Teacher Conference Day will take place on Friday, February 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
*School will be closed for the President’s Day Holiday on Monday, February 16th.
*Student Recognition Assemblies for the second nine weeks grading period will take place on Tuesday, February 17th. The assembly for grades K-2 will be at 9:45 a.m. and the assembly for grades 3-5 will be at 10:45 a.m.
Monday: Spelling Activity, Reading HW Book pages 289-290, Math-page 117-118, Read “Going to the Swimming Pool” and answer Monday’s questions.
Tuesday: Spelling Activity, Reading HW Book pages 291 & 293, Math-page 119-120, Re- Read “Going to the Swimming Pool” and answer Tuesday’s questions.
Wednesday: Spelling Activity, Reading HW Book pages 294-295, Math pages 121-122, Re-Read “Going to the Swimming Pool” and answer Wednesday’s questions.
Thursday: Spelling Activity, Re- Read “Going to the Swimming Pool” and answer Thursday’s questions. Reading pages 298-300, STUDY FOR SPELLING TEST
Friday: Read for 20 minutes on Saturday and on Sunday.
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Students in 4th and 5th grade QUEST are beginning their culminating activity of the year in which they will work as a team to create a car company. Students started the unit by researching existing car companies. They were then broken up into teams—each team created a name for their company, a logo and a slogan. In the pictures below, students pose with their team signs.
What we are learning
This week we will begin a new unit called, “Construction Zone”. We will learn about building things. Using the topic, “I Can Build,” we will read stories about tools, materials, buildings, and construction. Our new letter this week is Letter B. We will bubble paint and make a fish from hearts, discussing the sound “sh” makes. Also, we will discuss shadows and make a groundhog craft for Groundhog’s Day, Saturday, Feb 2!
Please continue to review all letters learned so far (S,T,P,O X, Y,U,W,F,A,Z). We are getting there! Please continue working on identifying numbers and counting, as well as name-writing (if your child can write his/her first name, move on to last name.)
We will continue to work on the sight words “I” and “like” by making sentences “I like ____.” We will practice writing the words and identifying them. If I sent sight words home with your child, please review them daily. If not, please keep reviewing the letters of the alphabet and letter sounds.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Friday, February 13th from 10 am to 6 pm, with teacher lunch from 1:00-2:30. I will be sending home a list of available times to meet. Remember, they are on a first come basis. Please choose your top three times and return the form to me as soon as possible, or let me know by email. I will send a letter or email confirming your conference time.
Bb Poster – Gather Bbs from newspaper or magazine headlines. Help your child make a Bb poster. You can decorate the poster by adding pictures, photographs, or drawings of things whose names start with Bb.
Learning the ABCs – Your child will listen to the alphabet book Alphabet Under Construction this week, Page through other alphabet books together, paying special attention to the ABC order. Encourage your child to predict what letter you will read about next in the book.
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).
7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7 Meiosis Quiz on Wed 1/28.
Early Dismissal – Monday 1/26 – New 1-subject notebooks due – Bring GLUE!
3rd Nine Weeks begins – Tuesday, 1/27
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Thanks to the students that are entering the Reading Fair. I look forward to your presentation.
This week we will identify ending sounds, identify words with digraphs, continue to work with concept of word, identify high frequency words, recognizing coins (penny, nickel, dime, and quarter) and the value of each. We will also discuss shadows.
Reading Fair Night will be Tuesday, February, 3rd, at 6:30.
A Father/Daughter Dance will be held Tuesday, February 10th, at 6:30.