Friday, February 25, 2011

Homework and Grade update


Thank you all for your patience as I was out sick - I'm almost caught up on grading papers, and you'll have everything back to you at the beginning of next week. As for this weekend:

6th Grade:
- Current Event due Wednesday
- Current Events quiz will be sometime next week!

7th Grade:
- Finish 12.2 Questions. Email me if you have any questions/need the questions.

8th Grade:
- World War Two from A-Z Books: You need to have a rough draft of your entire book ready to show me on Monday. This means all descriptions should be done, and all pictures should be ready. It does not need to be in final book form yet. See this page for some past examples.

- "Glory" Written Assignment (see assignment description sheet for more information, but this is what is due on Monday):
- Research your three chosen terms (on one piece of looseleaf)
- Compare/Contrast chart of the movie and your research.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Weeked Homework 2/11-2/14

6th Grade:
10.1 Questions
These need to be answered on looseleaf.
10.1: The Origins of the Hebrews

1.How did Abraham create the foundation of Judaism – what idea did he establish?
2.How did the Hebrews become known as the Israelites?
3.What events caused Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, and what happened as a result?
4.How did the Israelites receiving the 10 Commandments affect the Hebrew religion?
5.Explain who the judges were and describe their role in Israelite life.
6.How did the judges help to keep the Israelites united? Who were some of the important judges?
7.How did the Hebrew belief in a Promised Land affect their actions in Egypt and Canaan?

7th Grade:
11.1 Notes

8th Grade:
3rd pd: Boulder Dam Questions (see post below) due Monday
8th pd: Fireside Chat due Monday (at least 2 paragraphs)

African American Studies:
- Script is due Monday (2 - 2.5 pages typed)
- *Be ready to present on Monday! Bring your rubric with you.
- Ch 9 Notes (pgs. 224-229) due Tuesday
- Extra Credit: APPARTS - can be turned in any time before Thursday's test.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

8th Grade Social Studies - Feb 10th/11th: The Boulder Dam


Log in to Classzone - Chapter 25 - Animated History - Chapter 25: Building the Boulder Dam. You may either write these answers on looseleaf and turn them in, or email them to me.

1.Why was the Boulder Dam project important to the economy?
2.Why do you think the Colorado River was chosen as the site of this dam? Be specific.
3.Why did the Colorado River need to be diverted? How did they do this?
4.Describe the challenges and dangers faced while building the dam.
5.How was this dam a Public Works project? Why did Hoover choose to undertake this project?
6.What impact did/does this dam have on the environment and the local economy?
7.What is the name of the dam today and why did it change?

If time permits, write 3 quiz questions (and answers) about the dam that could reasonably be answered by anyone in your class.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

8SS - HW for Tues, Feb 9th

8th Grade homework, due tomorrow (on looseleaf). Make sure you READ all of section 25.1 (including the sidebar on Pg. 779) to help you answer these questions and to ensure you are ready for class tomorrow!

25.1 Questions: 16pts

1.Compare the appearances of prosperity in the 1920’s with the realities. (3pts)
2.What did Herbert Hoover imply when he promised Americans “a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage”? (3pts)
3.Contrast Hoover’s promise with the reality that developed. (4pts)
4.“Roleplay” an answer: Imagine you are Hoover. What would you say you did to combat the Depression? (3pts)
5.Describe how the nation lost its trust in President Hoover. (3pts)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Update: Conferences, Snow Days, Schedule Changes

I hope you all have enjoyed your TWO snow days in a row! Parent Teacher conferences WILL be happening tomorrow as scheduled, from 11am-2pm and 4pm-7pm. If you have more than one mandatory conference, please make sure your parent is at school at least an hour before closing time, for either session. Of course, you are more than welcome to come to conferences with your parent/guardian.

*Updated School Schedule*
- As a result of having two (very unexpected and unusual!) snow days in a row, a change is being made to the school calendar - we WILL have classes on Friday, February 25th.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment here or send me an email. I hope to see you all tomorrow!

A street near my house - still waiting for the plows!