Tuesday, September 28, 2010

8SS Constitution Review Schedule

8th Graders, the Constitution Exam is on Thursday, October 7th - giving us just over a week to study! Here are some review times - you should attend at least one of them. You may attend as many as you wish.

Monday's review session is mandatory for anyone who does not already have a "B" average on tests so far this quarter (check the list by my classroom door)

- Thursday, Sep 30th: 7:20am - 7:45am (No pass needed, I'll leave a note in the cafeteria excusing you)

- Monday, October 4th: 3:45pm - 4:20pm. (I'll be here until 4:45pm if you'd like to stay longer)

- Thursday, Oct 7th: 7:20am - 7:45am (The morning of the exam)

PLEASE let me know if you have any questions. Remember, there will be a celebratory breakfast for anyone who scores at least an 88% on the exam!!! :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Extra Credit

psssst! Looking for extra credit?

Scroll down a little bit to see the entry I posted on Sep 12th - that extra credit assignment is still open for all students, but must be completed by the end of this week - Friday, October 1st!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

8SS Review!

8th Graders, we have our next Constitution Quiz tomorrow, Sep 15th. If you'd like to come upstairs and review with me in the morning, I'll be hosting a review session at 7:25am. Just go into the cafeteria and let the supervisors know you are an 8th grader going to my room, and you should be just fine!

This is a picture from an impromptu review session after school today ... the girls were reviewing the separation of powers amongst the three branches by using flashcards!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Extra Credit!

A quick, easy extra credit opportunity, for all of my students:

- Go to www.classzone.com
- Find your textbook
- Click on "Current Events"

Take the Weekly current events quiz.
Then email me your results! Include the topics of whichever questions you got right.
(Example: I got 3/5 correct. The ones that I got right were about the NFL, the oil spill, and hurricane season.)

That's it! Good luck :)
~ Ms. Michalak

Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy Friday! / 7SS ECO

Happy Labor Day weekend, everyone!

- Remember that we do not have school on Monday. I'll see you Tuesday morning bright and early, cheerful, with all of your homework completed :)

7th Graders, read below for an extra credit opportunity:
- Log into www.classzone.com
- Select your textbook, then use the pull down menu in the left corner to select Chapter 2
- Click "Animated Maps"
- Click on the 3rd one: "Chapter Two: North America"

There is a series of questions on 4 different slides. You should write down the answers to each of the questions. You may either email them to me (michalake@psmnow.com) or write them down on looseleaf and bring them in on Tuesday morning.

- Using the yellow arrow in the top right corner, go through each of the 4 slides
- Answer each of the questions (email or looseleaf). For slide #4, it tells you to move around to a corner of the room - don't do that! Just select one of the 4 options, and explain why you chose that one.

Email me if you have any questions!

Have a GREAT weekend everyone :)