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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

Research notes were checked today.

Today was our last day of research and research notes were checked. Your Latin America Research project is due March 12. Projects will be completed at home. I have attached the guidelines for the 3 different types of projects to choose from: Creating a Brochure, Making a Game Board, or doing a Power Point Presentation. You only have to choose ONE.

Imovie Team meeting on Wednesday March 21
st at 8:00 A.M. Please be on time.

Brochure guidelines.doc

Game board directions.doc

Latin America Research Project.doc

posted on: February 16, 2007

More research sites

Research sites:









posted on: February 14, 2007

Latin America sites

Latin America research sites:








posted on: February 13, 2007

Continue with presentations

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

Presentations tomorrow

A few students presented their power points today. We will continue sharing our presentations tomorrow and Thursday.

posted on: October 24, 2006

Projects are due Tuesday the 24th

If anyone needs to come in at 8:00 A.M. 0n Monday the 23rd email me at 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

We will be in the MacLab tomorrow

If I was supposed to send you your power point and you did not get it, I am sorry. The server went down and I could not get to your project to send it to you. If you would like to come in at 8:00 tomorrow morning I will be at the front door to let students in to go to the MacLab. If you are late, you may go to the theater at 8:15 and tell the monitor you are here to see Mrs. Miceli in the MacLab and she will let you go to the lab.
The teacher who had the lab booked for Friday cancelled; that is why we were able to get into the lab on Friday.

posted on: October 19, 2006

Thursday is our last day in the Maclab

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

posted on: October 18, 2006

We will be in the MacLab tomorrow and Thursday

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
The Mabry PTSA Community Outreach committee is collecting items for our “Sister” school Brown Elementary from October 16
th – 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

Work on Research

If you are working on your Power Point at home please email to me what you have completed so you can continue working on it at school tomorrow. We are scheduled for the whole week in the MacLab. Your homework is to work on research. You may use the Oct. 4th blog entry for research sites.

posted on: October 16, 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

Bring note cards to school on Monday

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 9
th, 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. 11
th. 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

Sites for European Research

Cobb sites
sites 2
sites 3 CIA fact
sites 4
sites 5
sites 6
sites 7
sites 8
sites 9
sites 10
sites 11
sites 12 sites 13
Hope these work.

posted on: October 04, 2006

Get note cards

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

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.


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

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