March 31, 2011

(A-Day)

**Each class was given the option and vote for watching either Forrest Gump or Batman.**

There is no homework over Spring Break, so have fun and be safe!

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March 30, 2011

(B-Day)

**Each class was given the option and vote for watching either Forrest Gump or Batman.**

There is no homework over Spring Break, so have fun and be safe!

March 29, 2011

(A-Day)

English:  The class finished reading chapter 21 of To Kill a Mockingbird, and completed a three paragraph summary of what events happened.  We also watched the film, and have almost caught up to our reading. 

World History:  As a class, we went over both Imperialism packets and filled them out together so everyone has a good understanding of how the world was changing and political boundaries being formed.  Afterwards, the students were given the assignment to create illustrations and summaries of two specific imperialist events, which is homework if they did not finish during class.  The illustrations must be completed on white printing paper, and also must be colored.

March 28, 2011

(B-Day)

English:  The class finished reading chapter 21 of To Kill a Mockingbird, and completed a three paragraph summary of what events happened.  We also watched the film, and have almost caught up to our reading. 

World History:  As a class, we went over both Imperialism packets and filled them out together so everyone has a good understanding of how the world was changing and political boundaries being formed.  Afterwards, the students were given the assignment to create illustrations and summaries of two specific imperialist events, which is homework if they did not finish during class.  The illustrations must be completed on white printing paper, and also must be colored.

March 23, 2011

(B-Day)

English:  The class listened to chapter eighteen of To Kill a Mockingbird, and began working on their chapter nineteen prediction summary.  The assignment requires the students to create a chapter nineteen prediction using each of the main characters that took part in the court case.  The characters needed are: Atticus, Tom Robinson, Judge Taylor, Mr.Gilmer, Heck Tate, Mayella and Bob Ewell.  The five paragraphs should be a creative prediction on how the trial will turn in chapter nineteen, but don’t go overboard (none of the main characters should be dramatically removed from the story.)  This is homework due Thursday, so use this as a great oppurtunity to gain points before the third marking period ends.

World History:  Term: Imperialism: a policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries politically, economically, or socially.  The class began two separate worksheets covering Imperialism, so it is homework if it wasn’t finished in class.  We began our Imperialism notes, which we will finish Thursday and take a quiz.  Our next topic is World War I, which we finish before spring break.

March 22, 2011

(A-Day)

English:  The class listened to chapter eighteen of To Kill a Mockingbird, and began working on their chapter nineteen prediction summary.  The assignment requires the students to create a chapter nineteen prediction using each of the main characters that took part in the court case.  The characters needed are: Atticus, Tom Robinson, Judge Taylor, Mr.Gilmer, Heck Tate, Mayella and Bob Ewell.  The five paragraphs should be a creative prediction on how the trial will turn in chapter nineteen, but don’t go overboard (none of the main characters should be dramatically removed from the story.)  This is homework due Thursday, so use this as a great oppurtunity to gain points before the third marking period ends.

World History:  Term: Imperialism: a policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries politically, economically, or socially.  The class began two separate worksheets covering Imperialism, so it is homework if it wasn’t finished in class.  We began our Imperialism notes, which we will finish Thursday and take a quiz.  Our next topic is World War I, which we finish before spring break.

March 21, 2011

(M-Day)

English:  The class presented their D.E.A.R. projects and watched more of To Kill a Mockingbird.  The homework is to read chapter seventeen and be ready to discuss the chapter tomorrow.

World History: Term: Manifest Destiny: the idea, popular among mid 19th-century Americans, that it was the right and the duty of the United States to rule North America from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.  The class took a quiz covering the Industrial Revolution and began discussing imperialism.

***EXTRA CREDIT***:  Make a blog comment describing what is currently happening in Japan, and how can this affect us all?  This extra credit is due by 2:30pm on Friday, March 25, 2011.

March 18, 2011

(B-Day)

English:  The class completed a free-write on their plan for their D.E.A.R. project (due next Monday.)  The class discussed the chapters twelve through sixteen, and were given the assignment to complete fake Facebook profiles for the following characters: Atticus Finch, Jem Finch, Scout Finch, Aunt Alexandra, Calpurnia, and Mr. Walter Cunningham.  The profiles are to completed on white printing paper, and must have a box with an illustration of the person, as well as, their activities, interests, favorite music, movies, and books.  The bottom section will be labeled the “About Me,” and should be two paragraphs (five to seven complete sentences.)  This should be a fun assignment over the characters we have encountered in To Kill a Mockingbird thus far, so be creative!  This is homework for Monday, so make sure we complete them. Again, D.E.A.R. projects are due Monday, March 21, 2011.

World History: Term: Socialism: an economic system in which the factors of production are owned by the public and operate for the welfare of all.  The four groups of each class presented their powerpoints and handed out their guided notes covering the Industrial Revolution for their peers to fill out as they presented.  The new assignment in (groups of three) is to use the packet handed out in class that contains the two interviews and create a in-depth article that covers child labor/abuse in English factories in 1833.  The poster handed out needs to include: a eye-catching title, a colored illustration of what is happening in the factories, and a 250-word article that details the child labor and abuse, and finally, your own opinion on what should be done on the matter.  This is homework due Monday, so make sure to stay in communication with your group and be creative!

March 17, 2011

(A-Day)

English:  The class completed a free-write on their plan for their D.E.A.R. project (due next Monday.)  The class discussed the chapters twelve through sixteen, and were given the assignment to complete fake Facebook profiles for the following characters: Atticus Finch, Jem Finch, Scout Finch, Aunt Alexandra, Calpurnia, and Mr. Walter Cunningham.  The profiles are to completed on white printing paper, and must have a box with an illustration of the person, as well as, their activities, interests, favorite music, movies, and books.  The bottom section will be labeled the “About Me,” and should be two paragraphs (five to seven complete sentences.)  This should be a fun assignment over the characters we have encountered in To Kill a Mockingbird thus far, so be creative!  This is homework for Monday, so make sure we complete them. Again, D.E.A.R. projects are due Monday, March 21, 2011.

World History: Term: Socialism: an economic system in which the factors of production are owned by the public and operate for the welfare of all.  The four groups of each class presented their powerpoints and handed out their guided notes covering the Industrial Revolution for their peers to fill out as they presented.  The new assignment in (groups of three) is to use the packet handed out in class that contains the two interviews and create a in-depth article that covers child labor/abuse in English factories in 1833.  The poster handed out needs to include: a eye-catching title, a colored illustration of what is happening in the factories, and a 250-word article that details the child labor and abuse, and finally, your own opinion on what should be done on the matter.  This is homework due Monday, so make sure to stay in communication with your group and be creative!