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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Today we discussed what defines culture and watched a video on how Economics defines Culture. There is no homework.
FYI: The Georgia State Department of Education has developed an online assessment system containing practice tests your child can take at home if you have access to the Internet. All students were given their login this morning in homeroom with the directions; you may want to ask them for this information. This is a great tool to help your child practice for the CRCT’s in the spring.
posted on: January 31, 2007
Please check I-Parent. The grades are current and up-to-date. If your child is close to an 80% average, please make sure they study for their map test of South America. If they don’t do well on that test, their grade could go below an 80 and they will be put on probation. On the other hand, if they have a high “B” average and they do well on the map test, they could make an “A” in my class.
posted on: December 18, 2006
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.
posted on: October 10, 2006
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 28th at 6:30. Parents Only.
posted on: August 24, 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