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SS final tomorrow, 5/23

We finished the chapter 7 questions and checked the chapter 7 quizzes in class today. If you did not finish either of these assignments you may come to school at 8:15 A.M. tomorrow morning to finish. The SS final is tomorrow, Wednesday, 5/23. Use your notebooks to help you study and focus on the chapter quizzes as you study.

posted on: May 22, 2007

Study for your SS Final!!

Today we worked on the Chapter 7 questions. We will be doing a Review tomorrow in class, so please try to make it to school tomorrow. The SS final is on Wednesday, 5/23. You should be using your notebooks to help you study. Focus on the quizzes when you study.

posted on: May 21, 2007

Don't forget to get your materials for the edible map.

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.

6
th 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

UAS and Canada Unit test tomorrow-5/15

We reviewed for the USA and Canada Unit test. The test is tomorrow-5/15.
Your homework is to study.
The SS final will be on Tuesday 5/22. The Final will be over Europe and Russia, Latin America, USA & Canada, and Australia

posted on: May 14, 2007

Study for USA & Canada Unit test

USA and Canada Unit test is on Tuesday the 15th. Use your notebook and textbook to study. The test will cover chapters 1, 2, 3, & 5

posted on: May 11, 2007

USA & Canada Unit test, 5/15/07

We finished the assignments for chapter 5 in class today. If you did not finish the assignments make sure you finish them tonight. We will be checking them and making corrections tomorrow.
The USA and Canada Unit test is on Tuesday, 5/15/07. The test will cover chapters 1, 2, 3, & 5. Use your notebook and the textbook to help you study. You might want to read the chapters again.

I hope to have the USA map test graded tonight and will let you know how you did tomorrow.

posted on: May 10, 2007

USA & Canada Unit test changed to Tuesday, 5/15

Today we went over chapter 4 in class and worked on the Group 1 and Group 2 assignments. If you did not finish the chapter 5 assignments in class you need to finish them tonight.
Since I was not in class today, I have decided to change the USA and Canada Unit test to Tuesday, 5/15/07.

posted on: May 09, 2007

Make sure you read all of Chapter 5

Both groups 1 & 2 needs to read chapter 5, pages 119-135, if you have not read it in class.
The Unit test for the USA and Canada will be on Friday, 5/11/07. Use your assignments and quizzes to help you study.

posted on: May 08, 2007

Study for USA map test!!!!!

Today we took the chapter 3 quizzes, using our textbook, and we shared some Canadian presentation.
The USA map test is on Monday, 5/7/07. Make sure you know where the states are located, their capitals, and you know how to spell them correctly.
Homework: STUDY for the USA map test!!!!!

posted on: May 04, 2007

Finish the Chapter 3 questions

If you did not finish the chapter 3 questions (page 74,1-5 and page 79, 1-5) in class you need to finish them for homework; they will be checked tomorrow.
We will continue showing our Canadian Destinations projects tomorrow so be ready to share if you haven't shared yet.
USA map test is on Monday, May 7th. You need to know the states and capitals, and how to spell them.

posted on: May 03, 2007

Canadian Destinations due tomorrow, 5/2/07

posted on: May 01, 2007

Canadian destinations due on 5/2/07

Today we went over the chapter 2 quizzes and made corrections.
The USA map test will be on Monday, 5/7/07. You will need to know where the states are located and how to spell the state and its capital. I would suggest you make yourself some flash cards to help you learn the states and capitals.
We will start the presentation for the Canadian destinations on Wednesday, 5/2/07.

posted on: April 30, 2007

Work on Canada project.

posted on: April 27, 2007

Canada map test on Thursday,4/26/07

Today we were working on the computers doing research for our provinces of Canada. Our map test of Canada will be on Thursday, 4/26/07. If you have not finished your map, you need to make sure you finish it tonight. If you did not finish the quizzes for chapter 2, please try to come in tomorrow morning; I will be here at 8:00 A.M. to let you in, or you can come in at 8:15 and I will let Ms. Hanserd know I am expecting you.
Students will be giving oral presentations on a province or a territory of Canada. The following are the directions for our research:
Explore and research your province or territory in depth. You will try to convince your other classmates that this province or territory is the best tourist destination in Canada. Look through the Internet resources to find interesting things to see or do in the province or territory. Choose 5 places and give the names of the places you have chosen (for example: The Georgia Aquarium, Stone Mountain…). Tell us what city they are near, and the reasons you chose these places, or why we would want to go there. You will also give us a brief history of the province. For example: what group of people colonized the area, what encouraged them to migrate to that area. You will also tell the class what the climate is like, describe the geography, tell us what the area’s economy is associated with (the types of jobs people have), and tell us about the population. You will share your information in an oral presentation with a power point that has pictures of the tourist sites that you recommend. After the oral presentations, the class will vote on the most exciting tourist destination.
DUE: Tuesday, May 1, 2007

posted on: April 24, 2007

Canada map test, Thursday, 4/26/07

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

Finish 2.5, 1-5

Today we read 2.5 (pages 56-61) and did page 61, 1-5; finish this for HW if you did not finish. The Canada map test will be on Thursday, April 26. You need to be able to spell the word and know where the province and territories are.

posted on: April 20, 2007

There was a mistake made in the HW grade for 2.4

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.

Parents,
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

Finish 2.4 pg.55, 1-4

Today we reviewed for the CRCT. We also turned in the 2.3 summary and read 2.4, pages 50-55, and started doing page 55, 1-4.
Homework: Finish reading 2.4, pages 50-55, and do page 55, 1-4.

posted on: April 17, 2007

Write a summary for 2.3

Today we watched a movie on Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. We also turned in the 2.2 summary and started reading 2.3, pages 44-49.
Homework: Write a summary for 2.3; it is due tomorrow.
If you did not finish your 2.2 summary, make sure you complete it tonight and turn it in with the 2.3 summary tomorrow.

posted on: April 16, 2007

Finish 2.2 summary

Today we turned in the 2.1 summary and watched a video on Canadian history. We also read 2.2, pages 38-43, and wrote a summary for the lesson. If you did not finish the summary you need to finish it for homework.
Get plenty of rest this weekend, eat a good breakfast, and get to school on time on Monday. The CRCT testing starts on Monday the 16
th.

posted on: April 13, 2007

Finish Canadian Explorer cards.

We worked on the Canadian Explorer cards and got a map of the USA and Canada. If you did not finish your explorer cards you need to finish them for homework.
Please bring in a political cartoon. You can bring one in from a newspaper, magazine, or from the Internet. If you don’t understand the political cartoon ask your mom or dad to explain it to you. If you can’t find one don’t worry about it, but please try.

posted on: April 11, 2007

Finish Canadian Explorer Web quest

We continued working on the Canadian Explorers Web quest today. If you did not finish your research and answering the 10 questions on each explorer, then you need to finish that tonight. Make sure you also get a picture of each explorer and bring that to class. We will finish making the cards in class tomorrow.

Parents,
If you would like to review the social studies textbooks that are up for adoption you may do so. Sign in at the front desk, and then go to the Media Center workroom. There is a yellow folder with forms you can fill out to give your opinion. This is the last week for the textbook review. Thank you for your input.

posted on: April 10, 2007

Canadian Explorers

Today we worked on the Canadian Explorers web quest. If you did not get much done in class today, try to work on the web quest at home for at least 30 minutes tonight. Go to the March 30th blog entry and you will see the link to the Canadian Explorers web quest. Make sure you answer the 10 questions on each of the five explorers and print a picture of each explorer too. We should be able to finish this in class tomorrow.
CRCT testing will start next week, if you haven’t go online and tried some of the practice test, you might want to do that. Each student was given the web site and his or her user name and password in homeroom back in February.

posted on: April 09, 2007

Canada Web quest due tomorrow, 3/30/07

Today we took the USA & Canada chapter 1 test and worked on the Canada web quest. If you were absent today, please come in tomorrow morning at 8:15, go to the theater, and tell Ms. Hanserd you need to see me.
HOMEWORK: Work on you Canada Web quest; your article and map are due tomorrow (Friday, 3/30). Your article needs to be at least four paragraphs long and typed or written in blue or black ink. Your map needs to be colored and labeled, and have a key.

Parents,
If you would like to preview the new textbooks up for adoption ,and rate them, you may come to the school, sign in, and then go to the Media Center workroom and rate them. There is a Yellow folder with the forms you will need to rate the different textbooks. There are two different publishing companies for each grade level.

posted on: March 29, 2007

Chapter 1 test tomorrow

Today we checked the 1.3 assignment and then took the 1.3 quiz. We also worked on our web quest article and map. If you don’t enough information on you web quest topic you need to go online and get the information you need. Use the blog entry from 3/20/07 to access some sites that will help you. Your web quest article and map are due on Friday, 3/30/07. Your article needs to be at least four to five paragraphs.
The chapter one test is tomorrow, 3/29/07.

Parents,
If you would like to preview the new textbooks up for adoption and rate them, you may come to the school, sign in, and then go to the Media Center workroom and rate them. There is a Yellow folder with the forms you will need to rate the different textbooks. There are two different publishing companies for each grade level.

posted on: March 28, 2007

Finish taking notes on your Canadian web quest theme.

Today we worked on the Canada Webquest. Go to the Blog entry for March 20th; it has the webquest site and extra sites for collecting information on your topic. Your article and Map are due on Friday March 30th. If you did not finish taking notes on your topic today in class, then you need to finish taking notes on your topic for homework.
Please note that we will have the Chapter 1 test on Thursday, 3/29.

Parents,
If you would like to preview the new textbooks up for adoption and rate them, you may come to the school, sign in, and then go to the Media Center workroom and rate them. There is a Yellow folder with the forms you will need to rate the different textbooks. There are two different publishing company for each grade level.

posted on: March 26, 2007

USA and Canada 1.1 assignment

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

Latin America test on Monday the 19th.

I was out on Wednesday, but the students took the 6.1 quiz and read 4.1 pages 83-88, and did pg.88, #s1-5 and took the 4.1 quiz (opened book).
Today students presented their Latin America projects.
Since we will have a number of students out on the 20
th for the Chorus Festival, and we will have 5th graders here for “Shadow Day,” we will have the Latin America Unit test on Monday the 19th.
Homework: Study for your Latin America Unit test.

posted on: March 15, 2007

Unit Test changed to 3/20/07

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.

I-movie team,
Mr. C will be here tomorrow during PE and Conn. make sure you go to the library after homeroom.

posted on: March 13, 2007

Latin America Project due Monday the 12th

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.

LATIN AMERICA STUDY GUIDE.doc

posted on: March 09, 2007

Webquest presentations on Friday the 9th

Today the students worked on creating a power point or a poster for the “UN” presentations on Friday. Tomorrow will be the last day to work on the presentations. If you told your group you would bring something in, please bring it in.
If your Latin America project is complete, please bring it in or email it to me ASAP. The project is due on 3/12/07, but if you turn it in this week you will get bonus points.

posted on: March 07, 2007

Work on your Latin America project

We were in the MacLab today working on the “Save the Amazon Rainforest” webquest. Your group should have completed Step 2 today and your group should be ready to work on your visual (either a power point or a poster). You will have Wednesday and Thursday, in class, to complete the visual. Your group will present your findings on Friday. I have added more web sites to help you with the Amazon Rainforest webquest, check them out.
Homework: Work on your Latin America project; it is due Monday, March 12
th.

posted on: March 06, 2007

Webquest

We were in the MacLab working on the “Save the Amazon Rainforest” webquest. If you were absent today and you know what research group you are in, work on Step 1 and Step 2 for your group.
If you have not completed the Independent assignments from last week you may come in tomorrow at 8:15 to finish taking the quizzes you have not taken, or you may finish the Mexico notes and article summary.
Homework: Work on your Latin American project: Due Date March 12, 2007. Remember, you can get 5 bonus points if you turn your project in early.

Save the Amazon Rainforest

posted on: March 05, 2007

Webquest

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

Webquest

webquest

posted on: March 02, 2007

Work on Project

Today was our last day to finish our Independent assignments in class. If you haven’t finished your assignments you may come in at 8:15 tomorrow morning. Go to the theater first and let Ms. Hanserd know you need to see me and she will let you come down.

Homework: Work on Latin America project. It is due March 12th. If you turn your project in early (any day next week) you will receive bonus points.

posted on: March 01, 2007

You can receive bonus points if you turn your project in next week.

We continued working on the independent assignments today, and tomorrow will be the last day you will have class time to complete the assignments. If you are behind on any of the textbook assignments you will need to complete them at home.
Homework: Work on your Latin America project. The project is due 3/12/07. If you turn your project in early, any time between now and March 9
th, you will have 5 bonus points added to your final project grade.

posted on: February 28, 2007

Work on your Latin America project

Today we worked on the Individual assignments. We will have tomorrow and Thursday to complete these assignments in class.
Homework: Work on your Latin America project

Remember PTSA is collecting sporting goods equipment. Bring in whatever you can.

posted on: February 27, 2007

Group 2 needs to be ready to take 5.3 quiz

Today we continued working on our Individual assignments. Group 1 should be finished with the Mexico book. Group 2 should get the 5.3 assignment finished tonight for Homework, if they didn’t finish it in class today, and be ready to take the 5.3 quiz tomorrow.
Work on your Research Project. Due 3/12/07

posted on: February 26, 2007

Work on Latin America project.

If you were absent today we worked on the individual Group 1 and Group 2 assignments (Please see yesterday’s Blog entry, 2/22/07, if you don’t know what Group 1 or Group 2 assignments are). If you were assigned to do group 2 first you should have 4.3 and 5.1 assignments completed and be ready to take the 5.1 quiz on Monday 2/26.
Homework: Work on your Latin American project- Due 3/12/07.

posted on: February 23, 2007

Independent study

Each class was divided into 2 groups. Group 1 will start with reading the book on Mexico and group 2 will do the assignments in the textbook. You will be given 3 class periods to complete the group 1 assignment, and 3 to 4 days to complete the group 2 assignments. IF YOU WERE ABENT TODAY YOU ARE IN GROUP 2, so start the first assignment for group 2.
Each group will work independently, so it is very important to stay on task. You will be tested on Mexico when both groups have completed reading the booklet on Mexico and we have class discussions on certain topics about Mexico.
When you are working on the group 2 assignments, you will take the quiz for each section after you complete the different section assignment. For example when you finish taking notes on 4.3 you will take the 4.3 quiz.
Group 1
Read (pg.4-43) and take notes on the Book
Mexico: Country Connections. Use the given guide pages to take your notes.

Group 2
Read 4.3 pg.96-101, Panama, and take Two Column Notes.

Read 5.1 pg.107-112, Cuba, and take Two Column Notes or Power Notes.

Read 5.2 pg. 113-117, Haiti, and do page 117, #1-5.

Read 5.3 pg. 120-125, Puerto Rico and do pg.125, #1-5

Homework:
WORK ON YOUR LATIN AMERICA PROJECT

posted on: February 22, 2007

Work on Latin America project.

Today we watched a video on Mexico and took notes. If you were out today you need to get a copy of the notes.
Homework: Work on your Latin America research project. It is due March 12
th.

posted on: February 21, 2007

Compare/Contrast essay is due tomorrow.

We took the chapter 3 test and worked on research today.
If you have been saving photo to you student number on the computers here at school you need to either bring in a memory stick (or a jump drive), or a blank CD to copy your pictures.
You should have at least four pages of written research note completed by the end of the class period tomorrow. Tomorrow is the last day we will be working on our research project at school. The projects are due on March 12, 2007.
Homework: Your compare/contrast essay is due tomorrow. If you lost your instructions for the essay, they are on Feb. 12
th Blog entry.

posted on: February 15, 2007

Chapter 3 test tomorrow.

We worked on research, reviewed for the chapter 3 test, and Progress Reports were given out today.
Homework: Study for the chapter 3 test; the test is tomorrow. Compare/ Contrast essay is due on Friday the 16
th. Also, get your Progress Report signed and return it tomorrow.

posted on: February 14, 2007

Study for the chapter 3 test

We review for the chapter 3 test (the test is on Thursday the 15th) and started to research our countries for the Latin America projects. Projects will be due on Monday, March 12th. Students may choose to do on of 4 options: 1) a formal research paper (4 to 5 typed pages, 12 font, double-spaced, with a collage of pictures, of the country for the cover page). 2) A power point presentation, 3) a brochure, or 4) a game board. Let me know what type of project you want to do tomorrow. I will give you some guidelines for the project on Thursday.
The compare/contrast essay will be due on Friday the 16
th. However, if you know you won’t be here on Friday then make sure you turn the essay in Wednesday or Thursday. If you turn your essay in tomorrow you will get 5 bonus points.
Study for about 15 to 20 minutes tonight, for your chapter 3 test.

posted on: February 13, 2007

Compare/Contrast essay due 2/14/07

Using your notes from the videos on Guatemala, Peru, and Brazil. Compare and Contrast what life is like for the three children in each of those countries. If you were not here on Friday, just compare and contrast life in Peru and Brazil. If you were absent today, then compare and contrast your life to the life in Guatemala.
Chapter 3 test will be on Thursday the 15
th.
The Essay is Due Wednesday Feb. 14th.
The following are guidelines for writing a Compare/Contrast essay:

Introduction

Your introduction — should open generally (with a quotation, anecdote, generalization), and lead into the thesis statement.

All Comparisons (Topics 1,2,&3)

This section — which should consists of several paragraphs — should go through all similarities you find in the three topics on which you are writing. There should be at least four comparisons (essentially four short body paragraphs) in which you give an example from both topics of comparisons in each.

All Contrasts (Topics 1,2,& 3)

This section — which should consist of several paragraphs — should go through all differences you find in the three topics on which you are writing. There should be at least four contrasts (essentially four short body paragraphs) in which you give an example from both topics of comparisons in each.

Conclusion

This conclusion is wrapping up everything you have just proven in your paper. It should restate the thesis in a new, more official way, and you should feel quite confident in your writing.

posted on: February 12, 2007

3.3 quiz will be on Monday the 12th.

We took notes on a child’s life in Guatemala. We took the 3.2 quiz and we read and took notes on 3.3 pages 73-77. We made a chart with the 4 regions of South America and wrote notes under each region as we read. The regions were Titled Northern South America, Andean Countries, Southern So. Am., and Brazil.
We will have the 3.3 quiz on Monday. The chapter 3 test will be on Thursday the 15
th.

posted on: February 09, 2007

Culture of the Caribbean

Today we made corrections to our homework, 3.2, pg.72,1-6. We also watched a video on the Culture of the Caribbean.
Homework: Study for the 3.2 quiz.

posted on: February 08, 2007

3.1 quiz tomorrow

Students created a T-chart and wrote generalizations about Latin America and an exception for each generalization for each demographic category on our matrix chart.
Homework: Study for the 3.1 quiz. You will be asked to write the definitions for the key terms as well as answer questions over the lesson.
There will NOT be an 8:15 I-movie team meeting tomorrow. Mr. C will be here tomorrow during your PE/Connection time to work with you.

posted on: February 06, 2007

3.1 Two Column Notes

Students collected data from our Latin American matrix and completed a data sheet. We also went over section 3.1 and reviewed how to take 2 Column Notes. Students read pages 63-67 and took 2 Column Notes. If you were absent today please read 3.1 and take 2 Column Notes from pages 63-65.
Homework: Finish taking 2 Column Notes from pages 65-67.

posted on: February 05, 2007

Chapter 2 test tomorrow.

We finished questions 1 and 2 on page 55 in the “Before you Read” box, and writing a paper answering question #6 on page 59, using the following sentence as our introductory sentence: A country has the right to use its resources as it sees fit. We wrote at least four paragraphs with at least four to five sentences in each paragraph. If you were absent today you need to read pages 55-59 and complete questions 1 & 2 on page 55, and #6 on page 59. We also took the 2.5 quiz and reviewed for the chapter 2 test. 
Your homework is to study for the chapter 2 test. Use your notebook and your textbook to help you study. The test will be over chapter 2 sections 1-5. The test will be on Tuesday, January 30th (tomorrow).

posted on: January 29, 2007

Study for the chapter 2 test

We read 2.5, pages 55-59 and answered questions 1 and 2 on page 55 in the “Before you Read” box. Your answers need to be in complete sentences and you need to write at least 2 to 3 sentences for each question. We also started writing a paper answering question #6 on page 59. Use the following sentence as your introductory sentence: A country has the right to use its resources as it sees fit. Use the information in the lesson, and any personal information you may know about the use of the Amazon Rain Forest, to write your paper. Write at least four paragraphs with at least four to five sentences in each paragraph. We started this assignment in class and will finish it in class on Monday. If you were absent today you need to read pages 55-59 complete questions 1 & 2 on page 55 and start answering #6 on page 59; you will finish it in class on Monday too.
Your homework is to study for the chapter 2 test. Use your notebook and your textbook to help you study. The test will be over chapter 2 sections 1-5. The test will be on Tuesday, January 30
th.

posted on: January 26, 2007

Independence in Latin America

Assignment:
Make an Illustrated Chart entitled “Independence in Latin America.” Title your columns: Country, Year of Independence, Leader or Leaders, Picture that relates to the Independence. Use 2.4 pages 50-54 to fill in the chart.
If you did not finish this in class you need to finish it for homework.
2.4 Quiz tomorrow
Middle America map test is on Thursday the 25th.

posted on: January 23, 2007

Middle America Map test on 1/25/07

Class Assignments for 1/22/07
1. Go over Test on the Aztec, Maya, and Inca
2. Go over 2.4 pg. 50-54, and check pg.54, 1-4
3. Read articles on the Revolutionary leaders of Latin America.
4. Start the "Linking Liberators" activity. We will finish this activity in class tomorrow.
Homework: Study for the Middle America Map Test on Thursday, 1/25/07. Use the Links from Blog entry 1/16/07 to help you study. Make sure you practice spelling the countries, capitals, and bodies of water.

posted on: January 22, 2007

Middle America Map test on 1/25/07.

We took the Maya, Aztec, and Inca test, read 2.4, pg.50-54 and did page 54, 1-4. Most students finished this in class, but if you did not finish in class you need to complete it for homework. Also, if you were absent please try to come to school on Monday the 22nd at 8:15 to take your test; email me and let me know if you will be here at 8:15 (Thanks).
The Middle America map test will be on Thursday, 1/25/07. Use the links from Jan. 16
th Blog entry to help you study.

posted on: January 19, 2007

Test on Aztec, Maya, & Inca Indians tomorrow, 1/19/07

We finished sharing our concept webs on the Aztec, Maya, and Inca and then completed a characteristics sheet on the 3 Indian groups. We then talked about making mnemonic devices to help us remember the capitals of Middle America.
Homework: STUDY FOR YOUR TEST ON THE MAYA, AZTEC, AND INCA INDIANS. Use your video notes and 2.1, & 2.2 to help you study for the test.
FYI, the Middle America test in on Thursday, 1/25/07. Use the Blog entry from 1/16/07 for some links to map quizzes.

posted on: January 18, 2007

Concept Web due 01/16/07

Students will be making a concept web on one of the following ancient Indian groups: Aztec, Maya, or Inca. Students were given packets and books, on their assigned group, to take notes for their concept web. Students will be taking notes, using the 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. We will work on the concept web today and tomorrow in class, and they are due on January 16th (Tuesday).

posted on: January 11, 2007

Concept Web

Students will be making a concept web on one of the following ancient Indian groups: Aztec, Maya, or Inca. Students were given packets and books, on their assigned group, to take notes for their concept web. Students will be taking notes, using the 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. We will work on the concept web today and tomorrow in class, and they are due on January 16th (Tuesday).
Homework: Get information off the Internet, and/or go to the library and get a book on your Indian group and bring them to school tomorrow.

posted on: January 10, 2007

Incas

Welcome back!
Today we went over the 2.1 quiz and then went over section 2.2. Students then read pages 39-42 and did pg. 42, 1-5. If you did not finish this in class you will need to complete it for homework.
If you missed the video on the Mayan, you need to come to school on Wednesday (Jan. 10) at 8:00 A.M. Please make plans with your parents to get you here by 8:00.

posted on: January 08, 2007

South America map test tomorrow (12/19).

Today the students learned more about the ancient Mayas of Mesoamerica. The students rotated from station to station to learn about various aspects of Mayan culture. We also watched part of a video on the history and culture of the Aztecs and took notes.
The South America map test is tomorrow (12/19). You will need to know the location of the countries and be able to spell the names of the countries, capitals, and bodies of water. There will not be a word bank.
Use the blog entries from Friday (12/15) to help you study for your map test.

We will be making our edible maps on Wednesday (12/20) so make sure you get your supplies and bring them in tomorrow or Wednesday.

posted on: December 18, 2006

Study for the South America Map test.

Today we started a lesson on the History of Latin America. We learned about the Mayas and the Aztecs. We read 2.1 pages 35-38 and did page 38, 1-6. If you did not finish this in class you need to finish it for homework.
If you have missed any tests or quizzes and would like to come in tomorrow at 8:00 A.M., please email me and I will meet you at the front door tomorrow morning (12/15/06).
The South America map test is on Tuesday, Dec. 19
th. You will need to know how to spell the names of the countries, capitals, and bodies of water.
If you are doing a Faberge egg for extra credit, it is due on Monday, 12/18/06.

For Mrs. Miceli’s and Mrs. Brown-Curry’s I-movie team:
There will be a team meeting at 8:15 tomorrow morning in my room (6A4).

posted on: December 14, 2006

Chapter 1 test tomorrow

Yesterday, with the substitute teacher, the students read 1.3, pages 23-27 and did page 27, #’s 1-6. Today we went over the lesson and made corrections to #’S 1-6. We also took the 1.3 quiz and reviewed for the chapter1 test. The chapter 1 test is tomorrow (12/13). You may want to re-read the lessons, and use your notebook to help you study.

The South America Political Map test is on Tuesday, 12/19/06. There will not be a word bank and you will have to spell the names of the countries and capitals correctly. Go on the Internet and type in “South America map quizzes” and you will find a number of different quiz games to help you study.

posted on: December 12, 2006

What are the links between climate and vegetation?

If you did not finish the following assignment in class, complete it for homework. We will be taking the 1.2 quiz tomorrow.
Assignment
What are the links between climate and vegetation?
Choose Option 1 or 2
Option 1: Write a description that tells how climate and vegetation affect Latin Americans' lives and livelihood. Give Examples from each region- Mexico & Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. (Write at least 3 paragraphs)

Option 2: Draw and color a picture that tells how climate and vegetation affect Latin Americans' lives and livelihood. Draw 3 pictures; one for each region.

South America map test will be on Tuesday, Dec. 19th.
The chapter 1 test for Latin America will be on Wednesday, Dec. 13
th.

posted on: December 07, 2006

Climate and Vegetation

We reviewed the section on Land and Water and then took the 1.1 quiz. We also read 1.2 on Climate and Vegetation (pages 14-19) and did page 19, #’s 1-4. If you were absent today please be ready to take the 1.1 quiz, and read 1.2 and do questions 1-4 on page 19.

posted on: December 06, 2006

Europe and Russia Unit test will be Fri. 12/1/06

Today we took the European Map Test and the Geography Bee Pre-test. If you were absent today you will take the map test in class tomorrow.
Your homework tonight is to study for the Europe and Russia Unit test. Use your notebook to help you study. Remember, the test will cover Chapter 1, 2, 3, and sections 4.5, and 5.4. The Unit test will be on Friday Dec. 1
st.
FYI for 1
st and 2nd period, Mr. West’s last day will be on Friday Dec. 1st. If you would like to make him a Thank you card or Best of Luck card for his future teaching, I know it would really mean a lot to him. He has already told me how much he was going to miss being with you.

posted on: November 29, 2006

Map test tomorrow

Today we checked our homework and then took the 3.3 quiz. We read 5.4, pages 161-167 and did pg. 67, #’s 1-5 in class. We also got into groups and developed a product someone in Siberia would want to put their money into to invest. We will share our products on Thursday.
Homework- STUDY for the European map test; the test is tomorrow.

posted on: November 28, 2006

Study for Map test and Unit test

Today we reviewed for the European map test. The map test is on Wednesday Nov. 29th. You will only be tested on the locations of the countries. We also read 3.3 on pages 88-93, which is about the cultures of Russia, and did page 93, #’s 1-5. You need to study for your European Map test and your Europe and Russia Unit Test. Go online and type in “European map quizzes” and you will get several different sites to help you study for the map test. Use your notebook to help you study for the unit test. The unit test will cover chapters 1, 2, 3, and lessons 4.5, and 5.4. The unit test will be on Friday Dec. 1st.

posted on: November 27, 2006

Study for Unit Test and Map Test

Today we continued learning about the leaders of the USSR, and wrote “Who Am I” statements. We also did a hands-on Parking Lot activity: It was the year 1976. The students were citizens of the USSR and they worked as parking lot attendants. Ask your friend about the activity to find out what we did.
Your homework is to study for the Unit Test on Europe and Russia, which will be on Dec. 1
st, and your Map Test of Europe, which will be on November 29th. Use your notebook to help you study for you test.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

posted on: November 21, 2006

Imperial Russia

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. 29
th, 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. 20
th.

posted on: November 14, 2006

Cold War Graphic Organizer due tomorrow

We read about the Berlin Wall and the Cold War and completed a graphic organizer in class. If you did not finish the graphic organizer you need to finish it for homework. If you would like to receive 5 Bonus points, finish the crossword puzzle on the back of you graphic organizer and turn it in tomorrow. If you would like to receive 15 bonus points then write a compare/contrast essay on the country you researched to the countries you took notes on as you watched the Power Points Presentations. Write at least five paragraphs. Please write neatly or type it. The essay is due on Friday, Nov. 17th.

posted on: November 13, 2006

Collecting crayons and little coloring books

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 2
nd. Thank you so much.

posted on: October 31, 2006

Projects due tomorrow the 24th

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
teresa.miceli@cobbk12.org or bring in a flash drive/ memory stick, or on a CD.

posted on: October 23, 2006

Finish Research and Rough Draft

Your homework is to finish your research and you rough draft. We will be in the MacLab on Monday the 16th and you need to be ready to start your power point. If you have been working on your power point at home email it to me on Sunday night or copy it to a CD and bring the CD in on Monday so you can continue working on it here at school. We are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday in the MacLab, if we need extra time, I will see about scheduling more time in the MacLab.
Projects are due on October 24th.

posted on: October 12, 2006

Work on Research at home

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 24
th. 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

East Europe Map test is tomorrow (Wed.)

To give the students an idea of what I will be looking for in a power point presentation, I showed them a power point created by a student I had last year; I think it was helpful. We reviewed for the 3.1 quiz and then took the quiz. We also worked on making a rough draft for their PPT project and some students worked on research.
Homework: STUDY FOR YOU EAST EUROPE MAP TEST. You can go online a do a search for “Europe map quizzes” to find some online quizzes to help you study. You need to know how to spell the name of the countries and the bodies of water, I will give you a word bank for the capitals.
Parents, attached are a copy of the research directions I gave the students last week. If you have any questions on what the students need to do for the European research project, hopefully this will answer your questions.

European Research Project-1.doc

posted on: October 10, 2006

Took 2.1, 2.2, & 2.3 chapter test today

We took the 2.1, 2.2, & 2.3 chapter test today. If you were absent today, please email me and let me know if you can come in on Tuesday morning, the 3rd, or Wednesday morning the 4th at 8:00 A.M. to make-up your test. I will meet you at the front door to let you inside. Students also received a map of East Europe to color and write the countries, the capitals, and the bodies of water. If you did not finish this in class today, you need to complete it for Homework. The East Europe map test will be on Tuesday, Oct. 10th.

posted on: October 02, 2006

West Europe Map Test Tomorrow

Today we compared and contrasted the French Revolution with the Industrial Revolution. We then worked in pairs and discussed how the growth of empires in the 1800’s and early 1900’s created an atmosphere of intense competition and tension in the world.
Homework: STUDY FOR THE WEST EUROPE MAP TEST. THE MAP TEST IS TOMORROW, Thursday Sept. 28
th.

The chapter 2.1, 2.2, & 2.3 test has been CHANGED TO MONDAY, OCTOBER 2
ND.
Use the Study Guide from yesterday’s Blog to help you study.

posted on: September 27, 2006

Study for West Europe Map Test

Today we shared our storyboards on the Industrial Revolution and Nationalism with each other and took the 2.3 quiz. We also read 2 articles on the Industrial Revolution and French Revolution and compared and contrast them using a Venn diagram.
Your Homework is to study for the Map Test of West Europe. You need to know the locations of the countries, the capitals and the bodies of water. You may use the following links to help you study.

map quiz 2
map quiz 3

posted on: September 26, 2006

Industrial Revolution and Nationalism in Europe

Today we discussed and read about the Industrial Revolution and Nationalism in Europe and started a storyboard for what we read. The assignment is written below; make sure you finish it for Homework.
Read 2.3, pages 48-53.
Create a storyboard about the Industrial Revolution and Nationalism in Europe. Make a Cell for each major topic, using chapter text and illustrations to describe scenes. Add Narrative text explaining cause-and-effect relationships, but you MUST include supporting facts and include the key terms. Do this in pencil and then color it.
The map test of West Europe is on Thursday, Sept. 28
th. Use the Links from Friday’s Blog entry to help you study.
You will have the 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 chapter test on Friday, Sept. 29
th.

posted on: September 25, 2006

Links to map quizzes

This entry is for Friday Sept. 22
We went over the 2.2 quizzes and checked the map of West Europe.
If you were absent on Thursday and have not taken your 2.2 quiz, please come in on Monday morning (the 25th) at 8:15 to take your 2.2 quiz and get your map of West Europe.
The Map test of West Europe will be on Thursday Sept. 28th.
Attached, at the end of today’s entry, you will find some links for you to use to help you study for the map test. If the links do not work, go to a search engine, like Google for example, and type in European map quiz and you will find a large number of sites that will give you some interactive quizzes to help you study. Try to spend about 5 to 10 minutes each night to study for the map test.
map quiz 1

map quiz 2
map quiz 3
map quiz 4

posted on: September 21, 2006

Renaissance and Revolution

Today we reviewed facts from 2.1 (Accomplishments of the ancient Greeks and Romans, the importance of Christianity and feudalism to life in the Middle Ages). We then created a “What I think I Know and What I Learned” chart for chapter 2 lesson 2.
Homework tonight: Finish reading 2.2, pages 40-45, and do page 45, #’s 3-6. Write your answers in complete sentences. This is due tomorrow.
FYI- Tomorrow (Wed. the 20
th) is an early release day; students will be dismissed at 2:15.

posted on: September 20, 2006

Finish 2.1 Notes

Today we finished taking Power Notes for 2.1 pages 34-39. If you did not finish this in class you need to finish taking Power Notes for Homework. You also need to make up three questions, using your notes, and write the answers. Write your questions and answers on 3 different slips of paper. This is due tomorrow.
If you have not taken the chapter one test, please email me and let me know if you can come in at 8:05 on Friday the 15th. I will meet you at the front door to let you in, but you must email me to let me know you will be there. teresa.miceli@cobbk12.org

posted on: September 13, 2006

Europe & Russia Chapter 1 Test is tomorrow.

Today we checked our 1.3 assignment and took the 1.3 quiz. We also saw a video on a city in Siberia. Your homework is to study for the chapter 1 test. You might want to re-read the lessons in chapter 1 and use your notebook to help you study.

posted on: September 11, 2006

Finish the 1.3 assignment

Today we worked on the 1.3 assignment in class. If you did not finish, you need to finish it for Homework. On Monday the 11th , we will check the 1.3 assignment in class and take the 1.3 quiz.
1.3 Assignment: Read pages 24-29. Fold a blank sheet of paper in half. On one side Title it Europe then draw and color the natural resources of Europe, and answer the following question at the bottom of the paper: How does West Europe use its natural resources and what have they become because of the natural resources?
On the other side of the paper Title it Russia then draw and color the natural resources of Russia, and explain the following statement at the bottom of the paper: Russia is richer in natural resources, yet they are not generally as wealthy as West Europeans. Give at least 3 reasons for this.
On the inside do #’s 1 & 2 on page 29.

Remember the Chapter 1 test will be on Tuesday the 12
th.

posted on: September 08, 2006

1.2 Quiz tomorrow

Today we made corrections on our homework, took notes from a video on the geography of Europe, and practiced using latitude and longitude. We will have the 1.2 quiz tomorrow. To study, re-read pages 16-21, and use your 1.2 HW to help you study. FYI The chapter 1 test will be on Tuesday September 9th.

posted on: September 06, 2006

Climate and Vegetation

Europe and Russia chapter 1 section 2 Assignment
We started this assignment on Friday and had class time to work on it today, however, if you did not finish the assignment in class you need to finish if for homework tonight.

Read pages 16-21, and then choose ONE of the following:

1. Do page 21, #’s1-6. Write the definitions for #1. For numbers 2, 3, 4, & 5, write your answers in complete sentences. For #6 write at least three paragraphs.

OR

2. Identify the factors that influence climate and vegetation. Explain the cause-and- effect relationship between the factors. Use specific examples from pages 16-21 to support the cause-and-effect relationship. Include all the Key Terms and Key Places in your writing. When you use the Key Terms include the definition for each word. Make sure you write about location relative to large bodies of water, elevation, climate, and vegetation. Write at least 4 paragraphs.

posted on: September 05, 2006

Physical geography of Europe and Russia

We had a busy day today. We checked homework, took the quiz on the 5 Themes of geography, and started a Venn diagram comparing the Physical Geographic features of Europe and Russia. The assignment is to read pages 11-15, and as you read fill in the Venn diagram comparing the physical geographic features of Europe and Russia. When the diagram is finished, use the information you wrote to write a brief summary on the physical geographic features of Europe and Russia. Write at least 5 sentences. We started this in class and you need to complete it for homework if you did not finish it in class.

posted on: August 30, 2006

Five Themes of Geography Quiz Tomorrow

Today we reviewed for the Five Themes of Geography Quiz, and started the introduction to the physical geography of Europe and Russia. The Five Themes of Geography quiz is tomorrow, 8/30/06.
Homework: Read chapter 1 section 1 (1.1); pages 9-15. Do page 15, all of #’s 1 & 2.

posted on: August 29, 2006

Get your SS book covered

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 30
th. 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

Geography Terms Project Due Tomorrow the 25th

We took the Geography Terms quiz today and most of the students did very well. I told the students what they made on the quiz if you would like to know their score.
We completed our drawings of the Five Themes of Geography, and we even had time to work on our Geography project.
Homework: Finish your Geography Terms project; it is due tomorrow.
FYI Open House is on Monday the 28
th at 6:30. Parents Only.

posted on: August 24, 2006

Geography Terms Quiz tomorrow

Today we worked on our Geography Terms project and reviewed the Five Themes of Geography. Our Geography Terms Quiz is tomorrow the 24th; make sure you study the words that have the checks next to them. Our Geo project is due on Friday the 25th.

posted on: August 23, 2006

Five Themes of Geography

Today we watched a video on the Five Themes of Geography and took notes. We also watched and discussed a Power Point Presentation on the Five Themes of Geography. If you were absent today make sure you see me to set up a time when you can come in to watch the movie.
We also worked on our Geography Terms project; you will have some class time to work on the project tomorrow.
Homework; Geography Terms test is on Thursday the 24th, make sure you study. Your Geography Term Project is Due on Friday the 25th.
Attached is the Five Themes Power Point.

five_themes.ppt

posted on: August 22, 2006

Geography Terms

Today we took a quiz using Latitude and Longitude. Students also received 2 vocabulary sheets to keep in their notebooks. Students will have a quiz on the geography terms on Thursday the 24th (students will only be quizzed on the words that have a check next to it). The following assignments were given to the students and explained. This project is due on Friday August 25th:
Geography Terms Project
Choose ONE of the following:

1. Make flash cards for each geography term. Each card must have the word, the definition, and a picture that is colored. All 44 words.

2. Write a story about a new country that you have created. Write a title for your paper. Use 30 geography terms and make sure you describe the terms vividly; I want to be able to picture the terms in my head as I read your story. As you write your story briefly talk about the government, the people, and the natural resources of the country and how your country makes money. Write at least 6 paragraphs with at least 5 sentences in each paragraph. Type the story in a 12 font, or write it neatly.

3. Draw and color a map of a new country you have created. Make-up a name for your country. Your MUST show 30 different physical features (mountain, lake, river, desert, volcano, etc.) Give each physical feature a name, and label it on your map. For example Mt. Miceli, Lake Teresa, the Tyson Desert. Use your geography terms sheet to help you. Include 10 man-made features (hospital, school, factory, roads, homes) and make a key to show what your drawings represent.

posted on: August 21, 2006

Acrostic Poems

Our first day of school went very well. The students wrote an Acrostic Poem using their first and last name. If you did not finish your poem in class you need to finish it at home. We will continue sharing our poems with each other in class on Tuesday.
Share your poem with your parents tonight at dinner.

posted on: August 14, 2006

Welcome!

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

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