You will need a pen or a pencil for class tomorrow.
posted on: May 24, 2007
We took the SS final today, and wrote a letter to the rising 6th graders and an Acrostic poem using the word Australia. If you did not finish your letter or poem, you may come in at 8:15 to complete it. If you can't come in at 8:15 then make sure you finish it for homework. I need the letter and poem as soon as you get here; come to my room before you go to homeroom in the morning.
You will need a pencil or pen in class tomorrow.
posted on: May 23, 2007
We made our Australian edible maps on Friday.
We are going to take our SS final on Wednesday, 5/23 because some of the classes will be cut short, on Monday, due to a performance during part of 4th and 5th period.
Use your quizzes to help you study.
posted on: May 19, 2007
Today we got into groups and divided the parts of the physical and political may of Australia that each person needs to learn. We also read chapter 7 in the Australia book. If you were absent today, you need to come in at 8:15, tomorrow, to read this chapter.
Make sure you take your Australia map home and Learn your part. We will be making an edible map of Australia on Friday, 5/18. You also need to tell your mom or dad what you signed up to bring to school on Friday.
The SS final will be on Tuesday, 5/22/07. Use your notebooks to help you study. Focus on the chapter quizzes.
6th Grade Field Day is tomorrow, 5/17/07. You must wear your team color in a T-shirt in order to participate in events. You should bring a beach towel to sit on, sunscreen, hats or visors, and plenty of water or sport drink to get through the morning and afternoon activities.
posted on: May 16, 2007
We took the USA and Canada Unit test & finished our map of Australia. If you did not take the test today, please come in at 8:00 A.M. tomorrow, and I will meet you at the front door. If you get here after 8:00, come into the building and if someone stops you, tell them you are here to make-up a test for Mrs. Miceli.
We will be making an edible map of Australia on Friday the 18th. Make sure you tell you mom or dad what you signed up to bring to class.
The SS final will be on Tuesday, 5/22/07. I have given you back your SS notebooks to help you study. If you study from your old quizzes, you will do fine.
posted on: May 15, 2007
We took the USA map test today, and if you are going to re-take the test tomorrow morning, please be here at 8:00 A.M. I will meet you at the front door.
If your were assigned the Group 2 assignment, you need to finish reading chapter 5, pages 119-135.
The Unit test will cover chapters 1, 2, 3, & 5, use your quizzes and assignments to help you study. The USA & Canada Unit test will be on Friday, 5/11/07.
posted on: May 07, 2007
Use your quizzes and class assignments to help you study.
posted on: May 04, 2007
Today we took the Canada map test and worked on our Canada research. If you don’t have enough information or pictures, you need to work on this at home.
If you did not take your map test today, please come in at 8:15 A.M. tomorrow morning. I will let Ms. Hansard know I am expecting you.
posted on: April 26, 2007
posted on: April 23, 2007
Today we went over 2.4, and 2.5 and I gave the students the quizzes for the chapter (2.1-2.5) to complete. Students were allowed to use their lesson summaries and their answers for 2.4 and 2.5. If you did not finish the quizzes in class, you will have time to finish them tomorrow.
We also worked on our maps of Canada and the USA. The Canada map test will be on Thursday, 4/26/07. You will need to know how to spell the provinces and their capitals, as well as the location of each province.
Homework: Finish coloring and writing the provinces and capitals for Canada, and the states and capitals for the USA.
posted on: April 23, 2007
Today we reviewed for the CRCT and received a latitude and longitude sheet to complete for homework.
The SS CRCT is tomorrow so get a good night sleep and eat something for breakfast.
I made a mistake when I entered the homework grade for the 2.4 lesson. Instead of the HW being out of 5 points it was put in as being out of 50 points. I have made the correction. I am sorry about the mistake.
posted on: April 19, 2007
We went over our political cartoons and read pages 33-37 (2.1) and started writing a summary of the lesson. I will give you ten minutes in class, tomorrow, to finish the summary. If you don’t think you can finish the summary in 10 minutes then work on it tonight.
posted on: April 12, 2007
Have a great Spring Break.
posted on: March 30, 2007
Today we took checked the 1.2 homework/classwork assignment and then took the 1.2 quiz. If you did not finish 1.2 page 20, #’s 1-6, you need to finish it, and turn it in on Monday. If you don’t turn this in on Monday, you will either serve a morning or after school detention next week.
posted on: March 23, 2007
I won't be at school on Wednesday and Thursday the 21st, and 22nd, so we won't work on the Canada Webquest until I get back.
Homework: If you did not finish page 14, #'s 1-6 and the compare/contrast paragraph in class today, you need to finish it for homework. You will have the 1.1 quiz on Thursday.
posted on: March 21, 2007
posted on: March 20, 2007
posted on: March 20, 2007
Today we took the Latin America Unit test and got our USA & Canada book. If you were absent, please come in at 8:15 tomorrow (3/20) to take your Unit test.
posted on: March 19, 2007
Today we checked the 4.1 quiz and reviewed for the Latin America Unit test.
Homework: STUDY for the Latin America Unit test. The test is on Monday the 19th.
posted on: March 16, 2007
Today we read 6.1, pages 128-134, and did page 134, #s 1-5. If you did not complete this in class, you need to complete if for Homework.
I won’t be in school tomorrow so I am changing the date of the Latin America Unit test; it will be on Tuesday 3/20/07.
Mr. C will be here tomorrow during PE and Conn. make sure you go to the library after homeroom.
posted on: March 13, 2007
The “Save the Amazon Rainforest” groups presented their findings and recommendations to the class. The students also received a study guide for the Latin America Unit test. The Unit test will be on Thursday, 3/15/07. The Unit test will be over chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, and 4.1, 4.3, and 6.1. Use your notebook and your textbook to help you study.
Homework: Finish your Latin America project; it is DUE Monday, 3/12/07.
Attached is the Latin America study guide.
posted on: March 09, 2007
Today (3/8/) we worked in our “Save the Amazon Rainforest” groups completing our posters or power points.
If you were absent today and you were supposed to have brought something in for your group, please try to call someone in your group and make arrangements to get it to them. If you will be here tomorrow, try to come in at 8:15 to meet your group to finish your presentation.
If you want bonus points for your Latin America project tomorrow is the last day to turn it in early. Latin America projects are due on Monday, 3/12/07.
posted on: March 09, 2007
If you are finished with your power point then click on this site:
posted on: March 08, 2007
We will have an I-movie team meeting tomorrow, 3/8/07, at 8:00. We will be filming so dress nicely.
posted on: March 07, 2007
Even more sites:
Here are even more sites.
posted on: March 06, 2007
Here are more sites for you to use on Saving the Rainforest
posted on: March 06, 2007
We discussed the webquest we are going to complete next week and picked our groups. If you were absent today your friends signed you up for your group. The attached handout is the guidelines for the webquest for each group. I have also attached the web address for the complete webquest. We will be in the MacLab 3 days next week and will complete the webquest in class.
Homework: Work on you Latin America Project
posted on: March 02, 2007
Students were put into cooperative learning groups to read data on a Latin America country and then graphically record the information using pie charts, bar graphs, and the like.
We then posted the recorded information on the wall to create a graphic matrix of 18 Latin American countries.
There is not homework.
posted on: February 02, 2007
Activities for 2/1/07
1. What is Culture?
Show power point and have students take notes.
2. Demographics of Latin America
*Show power point on "What are demographics?"
*Put students into cooperative learning groups and have them read data on a Latin America country and then graphically record the information using pie charts, bar graphs, and the like. We will finish the graphing tomorrow.
Imovie team meeting at 8:10 tomorrow morning. I will meet you at the front door.
posted on: February 01, 2007
We reviewed for the chapter 2 test and then took the test.
There is no homework.
If you did not take the test today please come to school at 8:00 A.M. I will meet you at the front door. If you are late and a teacher is at the front door, just tell them you are here to take a test for me. If they don’t let you through you will have to wait until 8:15 and go to the theater and Ms. Hanserd will let you come down.
posted on: January 30, 2007
Today we took the Middle America Map test, had our D.E.A.R. time and discussed section 2.5 “Issues in Latin America.” We will continue our discussion tomorrow. This is the last section in chapter 2 so we will have the chapter 2 test on Tuesday, 1/30/07. There is no written Homework tonight, but you may want to start reviewing chapter 2, sections 1-4.
posted on: January 25, 2007
Today we checked our maps of Middle America; the test is on 1/25/07, and you need to make sure you know how to spell the names of the countries, the capitals and the bodies of water. We also shared our concept webs, so if you did not share yours today you need to be ready to share it tomorrow. We then went over sections 2.3 and took the 2.3 quiz.
If you check yesterday’s blog entry you will find some links to map quizzes, check them out.
You will have a test on the Aztec, Maya, and Inca on Friday, Jan. 19th; use your video notes to help you study.
posted on: January 17, 2007
Today in class we read 2.3 European Conquest on pages 43-47 and took Power Notes. If you were absent today you need to read the lesson and take the Power Notes.
Homework (for all students): Complete your Concept Web for your Indian group. The Concept Web is due on Tuesday, Jan. 16th.
Students will be making a concept web on one of the following ancient Indian groups: Aztec, Maya, or Inca. Students will be taking notes, using information packets and books from class, as well as getting information at home off the Internet. The concept webs need to have seven topics with at LEAST five facts under each topic, as well as pictures that relate to your Indian group. These pictures may be drawn and colored, or cut out and pasted. ALL pictures need to be in color. Possible topics are: history, government, customs, education, entertainment, religion, decline, influences, empire, physical features, architecture, medicine, and way of life. Color and neatness are very important. If I were you I would type the facts and then glue them on the concept web.
posted on: January 12, 2007
Today we checked the class assignment from yesterday, took the 2.2 quiz and watched the video on the Inca Indians and took notes. Bring in information (books, or internet information) on the Maya, Aztec, and/or Inca Indians tomorrow.
If you did not see the video on the Maya Indians, you need to come to school at 8:00 A.M. tomorrow (01/10/07). I will meet you at the front door. If you are late and a teacher stops you, just let them know you are here to see me.
posted on: January 09, 2007
There is no homework.
Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, and a Happy New Year. I will see you again on January 8, 2007. 2006 has been a great year; I have the best students at Mabry!
May God Bless you and keep you safe over the Holidays,
posted on: December 21, 2006
We had fun today making our edible maps of the physical features of South America. They were beautiful.
There is no homework.
We will finish watching the video on the Aztecs tomorrow.
One more day! :)
posted on: December 20, 2006
I just entered your map test grades into I-parent. If you want to see your average, as of right now, you need to check I-parent tonight. I-parent will be closed to parents tomorrow at 7:00 A.M.
posted on: December 19, 2006
We had a busy day today. We took the South America Map test, watched part of the Aztec video and took an open book quiz for 2.1. If you were absent today, please try to come in at 8:15 tomorrow morning to take your map test.
We will be making our edible maps tomorrow so make sure you bring in your supplies
posted on: December 19, 2006
We will be making edible maps of the physical geography of South America on Wednesday the 20th. The students have formed groups and have signed up to bring in different types of candy or frosting to decorate their maps. So, if they tell you they need to bring in candy, it is for their edible maps of South America.
posted on: December 15, 2006
I found another site to help you study. Here is the address of the site if the link does not work.
Here is the link
South America 8
Your extra credit Faberge eggs are due Monday the 18th.
posted on: December 15, 2006
Today we took the chapter 1 test and had D.E.A.R. time in 2nd and 3rd period. In periods 1 and 4 we also read 2.1 pages 35-38 and did pg. 38 #1-6 because we will be attending the school geography bee tomorrow. This assignment will be due on Friday the 15th.
The South America Map test will be on Tuesday, Dec. 19th. You will need to know the location of each country, and you will need to know how to spell the names of the countries, capitals, and the bodies of water. There will not be a word bank.
If you are making a Faberge egg for extra credit, it is due on Monday the 18th.
posted on: December 13, 2006
Short class tomorrow and we will have the 11.1 quiz tomorrow.
posted on: December 05, 2006
Today we went over the answers for the unit test and then read about the land and water of Latin America. If you did not finish the assignment in class, you need to read pages 10-13 and write at least 16 questions, and their answers, on note cards, or on paper (fold your paper 3 times to make 8 sections). Write the questions on one side and the answers on the other side.
For those of you who want to start studying now for your South America Map Test, the test will be on Tuesday, Dec. 19th. You will need to know the location of the countries and their capitals.
For those of you who want to do an extra credit project, your Faberge` Egg is due on Monday Dec. 18th.
posted on: December 04, 2006
We took the Europe and Russia unit test today and turned in our SS notebooks. Students also turned in their Europe and Russia books and got their Latin America books.
There is no Homework.
If you were absent today please come in at 8:00 A.M., on Monday the 4th, to take your Europe and Russia Unit test. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you will be at the front door at 8:00 and I will be there to let you into the school. If you get here after 8:00 you might have to wait until 8:15 and then let Ms. Hanserd know you are here to see me and she will let you come down to my room.
posted on: December 01, 2006
Today, as we checked homework, we discussed “The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union.” We then took the 2.5 quiz.
If you want bonus points, your Compare/Contrast essay is due tomorrow. If you need detail on the essay, review Nov. 13th blog entry.
Dates to remember: Nov. 29th Europe map test, and Dec. 1st Unit test over Europe and Russia
posted on: November 16, 2006
Today we discussed the Cold War, and students added notes to what they had completed on their graphic organizer. We then discussed Imperial Russia and took Power Notes on section 2.4, pages 54-59. If you did not finish the 2.4 power notes you need to finish them for homework. There will be a quiz on 2.4 tomorrow.
Here are some dates to keep in mind. There will be a map test of all of Europe on Nov. 29th, and then there will be a unit test over all of Europe and Russia (chapters 1, 2, 3, 4.5, & 5.4) on Dec. 1st. To review for the map test go use the Internet map quizzes to help you study (just the country location), and take about 5 to 10 minutes each night to study for the unit test. Use your notebook to help you study by going over the quizzes and completed assignments.
Also, PLEASE bring in can goods for the Atlanta Food Bank. The National Junior Honor Society will be collecting from Nov. 13th - Nov. 20th.
posted on: November 14, 2006
Today we watched bites and pieces of The Dairy of Anne Frank. There is no homework.
The Mabry National Jr. Honor Society will be conducting a can food drive next week for the needy so anything you can bring in to donate will be appreciated.
posted on: November 10, 2006
We finished our country presentations today. There is no school for students tomorrow. Parents I hope your voting will go quickly tomorrow.
Also, our 6th grade field trip is on Thursday November 9th; students please dress appropriately.
posted on: November 06, 2006
Today we checked the 4.5 Anticipation Guide and watched a video on “Germany after 1945.” We then took the 4.5 quiz and started reading an article entitled “Germany: Industrial Giant.” There is no homework.
We will finish the power point presentation on Monday Nov.6th.
There is no school for students on Tuesday Nov. 7th and we will be going on our field trip on Thursday Nov. 9th.
posted on: November 03, 2006
Today we discussed the involvement of the USA in the Bosnia-Herzegovina war. We also completed a Germany Anticipation Guide for lesson 4.5. There is not homework.
Tomorrow is the last day to bring in crayons and small activity books that will be given to some orphans in Peru.
posted on: November 01, 2006
Today we discussed the lesson on Bosnia-Herzegovina. We also watched a video on the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Homework: Discuss the Georgia election with you parents and then use the ballot you were given in class to vote. You will vote in class online tomorrow.
Our class is collecting small packs of crayons and small activity book or coloring books. These materials will be sent to Peru to be given to orphans. My sister and her husband are raising funds to help build an orphanage in Peru, and they will be leaving for Peru this weekend. My sister asked if we could collect the crayons and coloring books and put them in zip lock sandwich bags. If you can bring anything in, it would be greatly appreciated. We will only be collecting until Thursday the 2nd. Thank you so much.
posted on: October 31, 2006
If you did not turn your note cards in today make sure you have them on Monday the 30th. FYI- We will be going over the 3.2 notes on Monday and then taking the 3.2 quiz. If you have not shared your presentation, you will share yours on Tuesday the 31st.
posted on: October 27, 2006
Some students presented their power points today, and we will continue with presentations tomorrow. It looks like presentation may even go into Friday. I have been very pleased with what I have seen so far! :) I have the best students and the best student's parents!!!!!
For those of you who have not presented yet, make sure you know your topic. Reading from your power point word for word is not good.
posted on: October 25, 2006
Today we read 3.2, pages 82-87, and took Two-Column notes. Most students finished this in class today, but if you did not finish, you need to finish it for homework. The two-column notes will be checked on Thursday the 26th.
Your power point presentation in due tomorrow, the 24th. Send it to me by email at email@example.com or bring in a flash drive/ memory stick, or on a CD.
posted on: October 23, 2006
If anyone needs to come in at 8:00 A.M. 0n Monday the 23rd email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will meet you at the front door. If you get here after 8:05, go to study hall and let her know you are coming down to the MacLab to see me.
posted on: October 20, 2006
Tomorrow is our last day in the MacLab. If you are working on your power point tonight, email me what you did so that you will be able to complete it at school tomorrow. PPTs are due on Tuesday October 24th. My email address at the school is email@example.com
posted on: October 18, 2006
We were working in the MacLab today and everything went very well except for 1st period; the server went down and some students lost what they were working on today. They did not loose everything, only what they had started today. We will be in the MacLab tomorrow and Thursday. If you do not finish on Thursday, I can email you Power Point to finish at home. Again, the best way to get your project from home to school is to email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mabry PTSA Community Outreach committee is collecting items for our “Sister” school Brown Elementary from October 16th – Friday, October 20th. Here are specifically requested items for donation:
Wide ruled Notebook paper, Band-aids, pencils, boxes of tissue, scissors, hand sanitizer, crayons, and book bags (new or gently used)
Your kindness is greatly appreciated.
posted on: October 17, 2006
Today we took our East Europe Map Test, worked on our power point rough drafts, and some students worked on research. If you were absent today, please try to come in at 8:00A.M. tomorrow morning to take your test. I will meet you at the front door to let you inside. If you get here after 8:05 you will have to wait until 8:15, check in at the theater, and the monitor will let you come down to my room. Please email me if you will be coming in early to take your test.
You should be working on research, and your power point at home. Your project is due on October 24th. If you still need to do research for your project there are some research links on my Oct. 4th blog entry. We will be in the MacLab on Monday and Tuesday of next week to work on our power points. If you finish yours at home, please put it on a CD and bring it to school on Monday the 16th.
posted on: October 11, 2006
We had D.E.A.R today for the first 20 minutes of class, went over our chapter 2 test, and made corrections on our 3.1 lesson. The 3.1 quiz will be on Tuesday the 10th.
We will be in the Maclab on Monday the 9th, if you work on your power point at home, email it to me and you will be able to continue working on it at school. Bring note cards to school to take notes.
Your East Europe map test will be on Wednesday Oct. 11th. You need to know the countries, capitals, and bodies of water. You will have a word bank only for the capitals.
posted on: October 06, 2006
posted on: October 04, 2006
We started chapter 3 lesson 1 on the Cultures of Western Europe by working on an “Interactive Reading Guide”. This needs to be completed by Friday the 6th. Make sure you write the definitions for the 4 Key Terms for 3.1 (top of page 73) We also worked in groups using the computer program Europe Inspirer.
Your east Europe map test will be on Tuesday Oct.10th.
We will be in the Maclab on Thursday, Oct. 5th to start our power points. Make sure you have note cards with you tomorrow.
posted on: October 04, 2006
This is a study guide for the 2.1, 2.2, & 2.3 chapter test. This test is on Monday, October, 2nd.
Chapter 2 lessons 1, 2, and 3 Review Sheet
Define the following:
13. Industrial Revolution
15. Scientific Revolution
Know information about the following
1. List some of ancient Rome’s contributions to the world.
2. Why did Europeans explore other lands during the Renaissance?
3. List some important results of the Industrial Revolution.
4. What was an effect of destructive nationalism in Europe?
5. How did Alexander the Great spread Greek culture?
6. How were people governed during the Middle Ages?
7. Why did Feudalism decline as kings became richer and more powerful during the Renaissance?
8. What role did Christianity play during the Middle Ages?
9. List how trade affected the power of kings during the 1500s & 1600s.
10. How did life change for ordinary people during the Industrial Revolution?
11. Why was Constantine important to the people?
12. Why were the 1600s & 1700s called the Age of Revolution? What two revolutions occurred during this time?
13. Why was Feudalism an important part of people’s lives during the Middle Ages?
posted on: September 26, 2006
We checked our 2.2 HW, and viewed a student made power point on the 2.2 lesson. There is a 2.2 quiz tomorrow.
posted on: September 20, 2006
Today we learned about Roman accomplishments and what life was like living under the rule of the Roman Empire.
Progress reports were sent home today. Have your mother or father sign the progress report and return it on Monday.
posted on: September 15, 2006
We took the Europe and Russia chapter 1 test, and learned how to take Power Notes. If you were absent today please email me at email@example.com and let me know if you can come in tomorrow morning at 8:05 to take the test. If you can, I will meet you at the front door at 8:05. If you can’t come in tomorrow let me know if you can make it on Thursday. However, you must email me to let me know when you will be coming in to take your test. Thank you.
There is no Homework tonight.
posted on: September 12, 2006
Today students received their Europe and Russia textbook. Please get a book cover on it ASAP. We also worked on finding places on a map when given the latitude/longitude.
Homework: Get your SS book covered. Quiz on the Five Themes of Geography will be on Wednesday the 30th. Use your notebook to help you study.
Open House is tonight, for 6th grade only, at 6:30. Hope to see your parents tonight.
posted on: August 28, 2006
We started putting our notebook together today in class. If you did not have your folder today, bring it to class tomorrow. So far so good!
Have a great evening.
posted on: August 16, 2006
Welcome to Mabry! After 26 years of teaching, each new school year is exciting and different. Mabry is a wonderful school with great students and great parents. This is my 23rd year teaching at Mabry. I started as a special ed teacher, then an 8th grade reading teacher, then a 7th grade social studies teacher, and now a 6th grade social studies teacher. I have a Master’s Degree in Middle Grades Social Studies and Math, with a Gifted endorsement add-on. I am looking forward to meeting you.
Your first homework assignment is to talk to your parents, or grandparents, about your family heritage. Find out when your family first came to the United States, what country they came from, where they first settled when they came to the USA, and how did your family end up in Georgia. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WRITE ANYTHING! Just be ready to share what you have learned about your family. I am looking forward to hearing your stories, and I will share my family heritage too.
This year, in Social Studies, we will cover Europe and Russia, Latin America, Australia, and Canada and the United States. We have a lot to learn, but we will have some fun while we learn.
posted on: August 08, 2006