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April 22, 2007
April 21st

I have made a tenative schedule for our classes. This will give all of you an opportunity to get ready for your Canadian project and see our timeline for presentation work.

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Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 01:57 PM

April 11, 2007
April 11th

Canadian Webquest
Day One-Natural Resources-4/09
Day Two-Climate-4/10
Review Five Themes of Geography

Today we began our review for the CRCT.
Regarding the Canadian Webquest: On Thursday, I will collect the folders and we will continue the Webquest after the CRCTs.

Thursday-We will do a History of Canada and a review of geographical terms.

Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 01:24 PM

April 08, 2007
April 8th

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This is your Webquest on Canada/ On Monday, we will organize papers needed and set a schedule for you and a partner to work through this webquest.

Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 07:23 PM

March 18, 2007
March 19th

Overview for the Week of March 19th

v Form groups for Friday’s projects
v Guided Reading Brazil and review for test on Wednesday

Tuesday- Shadow Day-5th graders will be at school for part of the day.
v Jeopardy Game to review for test
v Maps –Canada and North America-Landforms
v Will work on maps Wednesday and Thursday

v Latin America Final Test
v Turn in Book
v Get United States and Canada Book

v Film on Canada-
v Take two column notes
v Begin new section on Canada and U.S.


v Building a Lock-Bring materials and assemble in class. Fill out accompanying sheet.
v Or-Have you Rain Forest product paper and poster board to advertise product. All work to be done in class.

Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 06:05 PM

March 12, 2007
March12, 2007

Today, you were given a study guide for Latin America. The final exam is on Wednesday,
March 21st. Tonight's homework is to have your parents sign the study guide and do the first section.
We will go over the answers first thing tomorrow. Here is the assignment for the week;
Tuesday-Section 2-homework
Wednesday-Section 3-homework
Thursday-Section 4-homework
Friday-the other side of the page in class.
Tomorrow, we will begin our presentations. Have your rubric filled out. Wednesday is the last day of presentations.

Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 06:59 PM

March 11, 2007
March 11th

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Here is your rubric for your bag story. Monday, we will practice our presentations.

Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 09:12 PM

March 08, 2007
March 8,2007

Your rough draft of your Caribbean story is due tomorrow. We will be decorating the bags for presentation next week.
Your letter to the Ambassador of Peru or Brazil is due tomorrow.

Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 08:32 PM

March 05, 2007
March 5, 2007

We have so much going on! The letters to the ambassadors of Peru and Brazil are great!. You may type or write your letter on unlined paper. This is due March 7th.
Tomorrow, we will work on our Caribbean stories. We will compare different singers from the Caribbean. We will decorate the brown paper bags in class this Friday. We will present our story bags Monday Tuesday, and Wednesday. You will know what day you will be presenting. You may dress up.

Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 07:03 PM

February 22, 2007
February 22, 2007

Good Morning! Yesterday all of the classes worked on their compare contrast essays. A rubric was provided.
Friday_ your first draft is due. Monday- the final draft. Wednesday-the paper is due.
Today we are reading a book about Marion Anderson to celebrate Black History Month. Mrs. Krodman has a great lesson to go along with the book.

Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 07:47 AM

February 11, 2007
February 11th

Tomorrow, Monday February 12th we will be trading books. If you cannot participate, please bring a note. 2.5 will be covered tomorrow with papers from Junior Scholastic.
This week we will begin Chapter 3 - cultures of Central America and Latin America.

Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 06:30 PM

February 06, 2007
February 6th

Study for your Chapter 2 vocabulary test on Friday. We will also do a book trade that day.
Your responses on the the primary sources were quite good. We will go over them in class today. Also, we will prepare our vocabulary bingo cards.

Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 07:54 AM

January 18, 2007
January 18,2007

Today we will continue to work on our Ancient Civilizations compare and contrast. You will receive a Venn Diagram for this assignment. We will use the information from your chart organizer, notes from the Inca civilization, and your book for this assignment.
Make sure your notebook is in order. Check the Table of Contents on the Board.

Tomorrow, we will begin building a timeline highlighting events of these civilizations. Next week, we will take this information and use the Timeline program in the Mac Lab.

Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 07:26 AM

December 18, 2006
December 18th

What a wonderful day. Today we made our edible maps of South America. Photos will be posted by Wednesday.
We have several students that have been quite ill. Please check with me and we will get your assignments done as quickly as possible.

Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 06:52 PM

November 29, 2006
November 29th

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This is an excellent game for review of Chapter 1.1 in your Latin America book.
There will be a quiz on this information Monday.

I hope many of your have tried Ilike2learn.cojm to study for your map test Friday on South America.

Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 03:20 PM

November 12, 2006
November 12th

I wish to take this opportunity and thank all of my students for their wonderful behavior on the field trip.

Here is an overview of this week:

Monday- Assemble cereal boxes and complete rubric. Geography review.
Tuesday-Germany- Miss Fortune has lesson for Tuesday and Wednesday
Thursday- Test on Western Europe and D.E.A.R.
Friday- We will be watching the movie titled Paperclips. You may bring a snack and a drink.

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Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 05:34 PM

November 05, 2006
November 5th

I found this photo on Google. If I selected the Netherlands, this would be a great photo for the front of my cereal box. Remember, tomorrow you need your cereal box. You can look for a suitable photo this week.You will also need to print out the material from the CIA factbook on your country. Here is an example. If you cannot open this, go to the CIA factbook.
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Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 02:56 PM

November 02, 2006
November 2nd

Homework - Please bring in a painted cereal box by Monday, November 6th. Discuss with your parents your sample ballot. We will be voting on-line tomorrow. Tomorrow we will select a European country for your research project.

Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 04:48 PM

October 31, 2006
Homework-October 31st

Summarize page 74 and 75 (Cultural Centers).. First list ten facts that you found on the page in order. Next, take these facts, along with transitions words and create a paragraph.

There will be a quiz on 3.1, this Thursday.

Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 10:14 AM

October 15, 2006
October 16th-Homework-2.4

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Please download the SPREADS sheet and fill in for homework. This is due Tuesday, Otober 17th.

Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 07:51 PM

Product Rubric-October16th

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This is the rubric or the product(your presentation). Please download.

Posted by Mrs. Ridlehoover at 07:47 PM

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