It was so nice to meet all of you that were able to attend our Open House yesterday. For anyone that was not able to attend, I would like to extend an invitation to contact me should you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to a great year with your children.
Homework: Please go to end of section to see work posted in chronological order.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE HISTORY TEST IS POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY 10/9/14
10/6 thru 10/10
Monday: Finish the video “The War that Made America” Study for the quiz on the French and Indian War on Wednesday. They may use their outlines, questions from the end of the section on p.145
Wednesday: Quiz on the French and Indian War.
Thursday: Students can begin Chapter 5 Section 2 Outline, using the format that we used for Section 1, adjusting for the differences in the section.. If not completed, then they would have homework.
8/27/14 Please return all forms sent home ASAP. It is so important that we have updated contact information.
8/28/14 Due on 9/2/14 Students are to bring in 4-5 items in a plain bag (so it will not stand out in color or design, a plain plastic grocery bag is great for this.) These items will be used in an inquiry activity to introduce historical thinking and at the same time allow students to better get to know one another. These items should have a significance to them personally, but in no way identify them by name or image. The items could reflect their interests, values, personalities, likes, etc. Please do not share your items with anyone in school. It will spoil the fun of the activity. It should remain TOP SECRET!
9/4/14 Today in class students examined "artifacts' from another student's bag, filling out a graphic organizer for each item. Tonight they must write a descriptive, narrrative paragraph about the person using evidence from the artifacts. Tomorrow they will be collected and we will set up our "Museum of Us" and do our presentations.
9/5/14 If you have not returned your classroom expectation sheet signed, please do so by Monday. Thanks. Have a fun and safe weekend!! See you on Monday.
9/8/14-9/9/14 Students will be researching the three colonial regions in class. They will find facts about each region, filling in two graphic organizers with the information from the textbook. The two graphic organizers will count as class work for today and tomorrow. I am not assigning them a textbook just yet. They will use them in class. Later this week the students will create a flip chart with the information that they found. This will make a great study guide for them. This will be graded.
9/15/14 Flip Charts should have been completed and turned in today with your 2 graphic organizers. If not, finish them for tomorrow. Also a few students have not returned their classroom expectation sheet signed. It is now past due.
9/16/14 Textbooks were issued today. Please cover your book. Complete the Textbook Scavanger Hunt for homework. (This was worked on in class today.)
9/17/14 Today is Constitution Day. We will be looking at the Bill of Rights today in class. We will complete tomorrow.
918/14 We worked on a Colonial Home Picture Analysis.
9/19/14 Textbook Scavanger Hunt started in class and complete for homework.
9/22/14 Correct Scavanger Hunt and discuss Colonial Home.
9/23/14 A Baseline Reading Comorehension Assessment on the French and Indian War was given in class.
9/24/14 French and Indian War Map Activities. Complete for homework if not finished in class.
9/25/14 Chapter 5 Section 1 Guided Reading and Review in class.
9/26/14 View part of the video "The War that Made America" and answer questions in class.
9/29/14 Guidance Lesson with Ms. MacInnis today.
9/30/14 Introduction to an Outline with modeling in class. Homework: Finish through Section III of Outline Sheet p. 2, using pp. 142-143 in textbook.
10/1/14 Discussion of Outline for homework. Complete Outline for homework, using pp. 143-145 of textbook.
10/2/14 Check and discuss homework. Homework for tonight: Answer questions 1-7 on p. 145.
10/3/14 Students watched a video "The War the Made America" and took notes in class.
10/6-10/10 Students worked on completing an Outline for Chapter 5 Section 2. Studying and taking a quiz on the French and Indian War.
10/14-10/17 Students worked on Nathan Hale materials and reading a graphic novel about Nathan Hale in preparation for the trip to the Nathan Hale Homestead on either Thursday or Friday.
10/20-10/24 Students completed Chapter 5 Section 3 Guided Reading and Review, a Graphic Organizer about British Laws and p. 153 Questions 1-6 ALL MAKE UP WORK FOR THE QUARTER IS DUE BY MONDAY, 10/27
10/27 Make up work to be collected. Students will watch video on Pre-Revolution events and take notes in class. (They will be collected and count as classwork.) TEST ON 11/5/14 on the Pre-Revolution covering Chapter 5 Sections 2 & 3 and work done in class.
10/28 Review of British Laws Chart and Discussion of Questions from Chapter 5 Sections 2 & 3 Homework: Study for TEST next Wednesday.
10/29 Primary Source Reading and analysis of the Sugar Act
10/30 Guidance lesson scheduled
10/31 Aftermath of the Boston Masacre a radio play
11/3 Review and Development of Study Guide for test on Wednesday. Study for Chapter 5 Sections 2 & 3 TEST Wednesday.
11/5 CHAPTER 5 SECTIONS 2&3 TEST
11/10 Corrections for Chapter 5 Tests and parent/guardian signatures on them. Due Wednesday.
11/12 Chapter 6 Section 1 Read and do handout from class with 8 flashcards for key terms.
PLEASE NOTE: CHAPTER 6 SECTION 1 QUIZ NEXT WEEK START STUDYING NOW.
11/17 Newsela article on Hong Kong. Read at your level in class and fill in summary organizer. Homework: Write your summary using the organizer.
11/18 Revolution Projects Chosen in class, information from book and type of project. Begin working on projects. Due date PROJECTS DUE DECEMBER 10TH.
QUIZ ON CHAPTER 6 SECTION 1 ON THURSDAY (11/20.) STUDY!
11/19 Chapter 6 Section 3 worksheet in class. Finish for homework, if not complete.
11/21&11/24 Evaluation of website form. Research for project. Finding and evaluating web source for project on revolution.
12/1 In class analysis of a political cartoon workwheet and exit slip
12/2 Political Cartoon Mini-project due on Friday. Create a political cartoon and write an analysis of the cartooon to explain the symbols used and the bias of the cartoon. what is its message? DUE DATE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5TH.
AMERICAN REVOLUTION PROJECTS WILL BE DUE ON DECEMBER 15TH. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DUE DATE.
12/2-12/4 We are in the library researching and working on the revolution projects, using computers and books.
12/4 REMINDER POLITICAL CARTOON AND ANALYSIS DUE TOMORROW!!
12/5 Continue to work on your American Revolution Projects. Due on 12/15
12/8 Declaration of Independence reading and worksheet started in class. We will finish and discuss tomorrow.
12/9 Fiinish discussion and notes on the Declaration of Independence. Brainstorm ideas and answer questions on back of worksheet about personal independence. Students will be writing an essay at a future date.
12/10 Work on projects that are due on Monday in the library.
12/12 Work on projects in the Library. ALL PROJECTS ARE DUE ON MONDAY.
12/15 Presentation of American Revolution Projects in class.
12/16 Presentations continued and finished. All late projects need to be ready for tomorrow.
12/17 Any late projects? American Revolution video notes. Periods 3 & 5 ONLY Permission slips for January 8th trip to Connecticut Historical Society handed out. Please return ASAP. For partents of Period 3 or 5: We could use a couple of parent chaperones, first come, first serve basis.
12/18 Students begin writing a 5 paragraph essay on Personal Independence. What does it mean to be independent? Hw would you define it? Wat does it take to be independent? Ae there responsibilites with independence and what would they be?, etc. Rough draft to be completed and ready to be typed by Monday, 12/18.
12/19 Video Notes on American Revolution.
12/22 Personal Independence Essay typed and priinted in library today. Turn in your rough draft with your typed, completed essay.
HAVE A SAFE AND FUN WINTER BREAK!
1/5/15 Chapter 7 Section 1 pp. 200-204 Read, Write the objectives at the top of page 200, leaving space for your notes in bulleted form as you read for each objectives. Make flashcards for the Key Terms at the top of p. 200 as well. (Started in class and must finish for homework, due tomorrow.)
1/8-1/13 Constitution Project work on in class and for homework. DUE ON 1/14/15. (No class time on 1/14. It will be collected at the beginning of class.)
1/14 Read pp. 306-310 Answer all questions #1-5 on p.310. If not completed in class it is homework.
Please note that all make up work must be in by 1/16. No late work will be accepted after that date.
1/16 Martin Luther King Reading Comprehension Questions due 1/20/15
1/20/15 Video Notes in class on Lewis and Clark video due at end of class
1/21/15 continue video notes due at end of class
1/22/15 Guidance Lesson
1/26/15 Introduction to Lewis and Clark Project
1/29/15-1/30/15 Research for project (may, if you have the ability use the websites to research at home as well.)
2/2/15-2/3/15 Finish research and write up your "news report" for your leg of the journey and be ready to report on Thursday
2/4/15 Waves of History lesson with Ms. Beeman
2/5/15 Presentation of reports to classTOMORROW. COMPLETE YOUR PROJECTS. Class time given today and complete for homework. You are to give a "News Report" on your leg of the journey. Refer to your rubric for all requirements.
2/6/15 PROJECT PRESENTATIONS TODAY! Postponed until next school day. We will use this class to finalize project research. Write your report and be ready to report next class.
2/12/15 Reading Comprehension Packet on Lewis and Clark's expedition done in class. Anyone that is absent today will need to make it up. Please see me. This will count as a quiz grade.
2/19/15 Chapter 13 Section 1 pp. 380-384 Read and do an outline. (Started in class and to be finished for homework.)
2/20/15 Chapter 13 p. 384 Questions 1-6 complete for homework.