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Welcome to 6th grade Social Studies and the Earthshaker Team! In this course you will learn about our world through the four lenses of physical geography, economics, government and culture. I look forward to a great year!
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Don't forget to bring your text book tomorrow. Also - poster board for your group assignment needs to be in class by tomorrow. Group assignment on
History of Mexico due on Tuesday. Your info needs to be typed, printed and ready to go:)
Please be sure to bring your text book on Friday. Bring your tag board to class by Friday. Posters on Mexico will be presented on Tuesday. Due tomorrow - page 539 2-5 and workbook page 45.
Please return the text book that was issued to you at the beginning of the year to school on this Friday, May 24th. Tomorrow, we will begin Mexico!
Due tomorrow, your Map of Canada
Due tomorrow - The Geography of Canada questions that went with the Geography of Canada DVD
Trade Day will be on Monday during Advisory, due to the assembly today. Canada - Regional Atlas 7-C due Monday. Have a good weekend!!
Test tomorrow - Chapter 17, sections 1 & 2. Study your test review. Trade Day Items due tomorrow. Trade Day on Friday.
Test Review due tomorrow. Map of Africa due tomorrow. Test Thursday. Trade Day Items due Thursday. Go to www.sheppardsoftware.com to play games for the location of the southern African countries.
If you have not completed your photoscope of Africa, do so tonight. The Map of Africa questions is due on Wednesday. Workbook page 40 due tomorrow. Test on Thursday over Chapter 17, sections 1 and 2. I'll hand out the review tomorrow.
Practice map games at www.yourchildlearns.com or www.sheppardsoftware.com
Atlantic & Indian Ocean countries - pages 464-468. Complete page 468 1-5. Vocab 17 and Reteach 17 due Monday. Test on Thursday, May 9th over Chapter 17, sections 1 and 2. If you will be gone for choir on the day of test, please take it before school at 7:40. Trade Day Items due May 9th. Trade Day, May 10th during advisory. Have a good weekend!
Folktale presentations tomorrow!
Tomorrow you will continue working on your photoscope on Africa. Due tomorrow - Guided Reading 17-2. I have changed the test over Chapter 17, sections 1 and 2 to Thursday, May 9th. You will need to know the location of the southern countries of Africa that are shown on the map on page 455 of your textbook. Trade Day Items due May 9th. Trade Day is Friday, April 10th during advisory. Practice map games - www.yourchildlearns.com or www.sheppardsoftware.com . Folktale skits on Friday.
Your folktale skits yesterday were awesome! The other groups will perform on Friday. Don't forget - each member needs a costume, prop, know their lines, know the dance. Africa Trade Days will take place during advisory on Friday, May 10th. You need to have your items in class to show me on Thursday, May 9th.
Due tomorrow - Guided Reading 17-1 and text book page 457 on South Africa. There will be a test over Chapter 17 on Tuesday, May 7th.
Be sure to bring music and speakers to practice your folktale skit tomorrow. Two groups will present on Monday, other groups will present next Friday. African Trade Days will take place during advisory on Friday, May 10th. Students will need to show me their items on Thursday, May 9th. West Africa - Vocabulary 16 and Reteach 16 due tomorrow.
Due Monday - Desertification in the Sahel as well as Guided Reading 16-2. Folktale skit performances will take place on Monday, April 29th and Friday, May 3rd.
Chapter 15 test retakes will be tomorrow and Friday morning at 7:45. You should be memorizing your lines for your folktale skit as well as looking for props you can use for your skit. It would be a good idea if you could meet with your group after school between tomorrow and Monday to practice your skit. Tomorrow we will be discussing internally displaced people in Africa.
Tomorrow - each group for the African folktale skit needs to turn in a copy of your script to me. Be sure to bring your music and speakers to practice your skit. Tonight - begin thinking of a costume for your character and simple props you can bring from home to use in your skit. No DG this week :)
Tomorrow you will be working on your folktale skit. Be sure to bring your music and speakers. If your folktale is not already written in a skit/play format, your group will need to write it tomorrow. Your map on colonialism in Africa is due tomorrow.
Zumba dancing tomorrow. Wear tennis shoes and the appropriate clothes for exercising. Although Zumba originated in Colombia, there are some steps which originated from African slaves! This fun event is a great example of cultural borrowing in our world. Tomorrow - each student is to bring a recorded song to share with their group as a possibility to use in their folktale skit. Regions of Africa Map due tomorrow.
Test tomorrow over Chapter 15. Zumba on Friday. - By the end of class tomorrow, each student must know the character they will represent in their African Folktale. Check out the following sites to play games on the location of the African countries for your test. www.yourchildlearns.com or www.sheppardsoftware.com Here is a copy of The Key for Chapter 15 B Test Review.
Africa -Test on Thursday over Chapter 15. You will need to know the location of the countries on a map which were covered in Chapter 15. I added some additional countries to the original eleven on your test review. Chapter 15 Test Review . Go to the following websites to study the location of the countries www.yourchildlearns.com or www.sheppardsoftware.com . - Also, all students need to print off an African Folktale and or the script that goes with it, to share with your group tomorrow. Tomorrow your group will vote on which folktale your group will present:) DG 27 due Friday. Zumba dancing on Friday!!
Africa - Chapter 15 -workbook page 37 and text book page 427, questions 2-6. Enjoy your long weekend!
DG 26 due tomorrow. Guided Reading 15-2 and workbook page 36. Test over Chapter 15 next Thursday, April 11th. You will need to know the location of the eleven countries covered in Chapter 11 on a map. Remember though - Sudan has split, so there are actually eleven countries covered in Chapter 15. Go to - www.yourchildlearns.com to practice the location of these countries.
4/2 - Daily Geo week 26 due Thursday. Complete page 11 1-10 in Junior Scholastic as well as the Quiz Wizard.
Russia - page 354, questions 1-7
Eastern Europe - workbook page 30. DG week 24 & 25 due on Monday.
Hope everyone had a fun relaxing Spring Break!! We will be wrapping up presentations this week. Due tomorrow - Southern Europe. Page 300 questions 2-7.
Still enjoying the presentations! Hope you enjoyed Bol's presentation today. I will see you tomorrow!!
I love your presentations! There has been some delicious food and great costumes. Please remember to bring any serving utensils as well as napkins, forks, paper plates etc. needed to share your food. I'll see you tomorrow!
Your projects look great!! Next week presentations begin. Geography test tomorrow over Europe. Look at the links on previous days to help you study :)
Europe Project due tomorrow. Test over the Geography of Europe Friday. Look under 2/26 and 2/25 for links to help you study for the test. Hope you're enjoying the book Number The Stars!
Guided Reading 11-3 Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Text book page 291 questions 2-6. Click on the links to study for your test on Friday www.yourchildlearns.com or www.sheppardsoftware.com . I have attached the Geography of Europe Review key to remind you what to study.
Europe - page 259 questions 2-6 in text book. Project due on Thursday. Test on Friday. Click on the link for flashcards for countries and capitals.
The Geography Test of Europe has been changed to Friday, March 1. Go to the following links under 2/21 to help you study. We will grade the review from class today on Monday. Projects due on Thursday, Feb. 28th. Have a great weekend!!
DG week 22 due tomorrow, as well as Guided Reading 11-2. There will be a map test over western Europe on Wednesday, Feb. 27th. Go to: www.yourchildlearns.com or www.sheppardsoftware.com to play map games.
Yesterday and today we worked in the computer lab on European Projects. These will be due Feb. 28th. Tomorrow, I will let you know the day you will be presenting your project. You may retrieve any information in your M drive through the portal. To do this, go to the McCulloch Website, click on students, then my portal. You will need to log on with your novell login. Once you have done this, click on files and choose the M drive. Don't forget to cite all of your sources on Noodletools. Noodletool instructions.Noodletools instructions 2013.doc
Europe projects due Feb. 28th. Europe In A Box or Scrapbook of a European Vacation. Guided Reading 11-1 and page 302 Place and Location due Tuesday. Have a great weekend!!
Japan Mural due tomorrow. Europe Atlas Quiz due tomorrow. Test retakes for the Japan/Koreas test will be given Friday morning at 7:45.
Reteach 7 and The Korean War. DARE tomorrow. Test on Friday over Japan and the Koreas.
Test Review over Japan and the Koreas due tomorrow. DARE on Thursday. Test on Friday
Japan and the Koreas. Page 203 in text book, questions 1-6. Test on Friday over Chapter 7.
Japan - Today we read the article City Life/Urban Life. Tomorrow we will grade the questions that accompany this article. DG 19 due tomorrow. Don't forget to bring your lunch tomorrow for the field trip.
Japan - workbook pages 16 and 17. Great job on origami today!!
Japan - Origami tomorrow in class. Vocabulary 7 due tomorrow.
Japan - Due tomorrow - Two typed haikus along with the calligraphy handed out today matted on construction paper. Remember - for your three line haiku - The first line is 5syllables, the second line 7 syllables and the third line 5 syllables. This should be typed in a font size no smaller than 14.
Next Wednesday, classes will give origami a try! You may bring your own paper and instructions if you wish. I will also have colored copy paper to use. You can purchase origami paper at Michaels, World Market and I'm sure Learning Express.
Japan - Next Wednesday, classes will give origami a try! You may bring your own paper and instructions if you wish. I will also have colored copy paper to use. You can purchase origami paper at Michaels, World Market and I'm sure Learning Express. DG 18 due tomorrow
Test on Tuesday over China, Chapter 6. Study your review. Bring your review back to class on Tuesday. Junior Scholastic map of China page 14.
China Test Review due tomorrow. Test over China, chapter 6 will be on Tuesday. DG week 17 due Friday.Review For China Test A & B.doc
China's neighbors - Page 183 questions 1-5. Workbook page 15. TEST OVER CHINA TUESDAY, JAN. 22. Covers chapter 6 in text book.
China - Guided Reading 6-2 and workbook page 14. There will be a TEST over China on Tues., Jan 22nd. It is the day after a holiday, so don't forget. You will have a test review on Thursday.
QUIZ TOMORROW- Chapter 6, section 1 pages 162-166. Complete Guided Reading 6-1. Complete definitions for dike, fault, communist state and free enterprise system. Study workbook page 13 for the quiz. There will be questions about the landforms and water features from workbook page 13.
China and Southeast Asia landmark books due on Monday. For fifth period, you need to have your circles cut out for your dodecahedron along with the info pasted to each so it is ready to glue together in class on Monday. On Tuesday, there will be a quiz over Chapter 6, section 1 on China. Pages 162-166 in your book. Below are links for the info for each project:
Landmark Activity Project.docx
DODECAHEDRON COUNTRY PROJECT.doc
pattern for dodecahedron.pdf - for the circle patterns
DG 16 due tomorrow. Workbook page 13 due tomorrow. Be sure to bring your flashdrive to class tomorrow to work on the project. It is due on MONDAY.
If your class is putting together a Landmarks of Southeast Asia book, please complete two of the pages this evening. Don't wait until Sunday to complete the entire book! It will be due on Monday. Tomorrow we will grade The China Atlas Quiz. Fifth period, work on one face for your dodecahedron each night this week. We will put it together on Monday.
Happy New Year! Today we began our unit on China. Your China atlas quiz is due tomorrow. Tomorrow we will be going to the computer lab to work on the activity discussed in class today. The Landmark Book for periods 1,2, and 3. The dodecahedron for fifth period.
After some further research on henna painting, I've decided that it would be a good idea for students to try this at home under parent supervision. I'm sorry for the trouble some parents went to to locate the kits, but this might be a fun activity for you and your child over the holidays! Students need to have the four events that occured before their birthday and the four that occured after their birthday, along with pictures for each by tomorrow. These should be saved on a thumb drive to be copied to their M drive at school.
Henna painting tomorrow - optional. Complete the events for your timeline and pictures for each. You will also need a picture of yourself. You need to have all of these by the beginning of class on Wednesday. Save on a flashdrive, then you can resave to your M drive. We will complete the project after the holiday.
India - workbook page 20. Questions 2-7 on page 148. On Tuesday we will try Henna painting as they do in India. Kits are available at Michaels and Hobby Lobby, but most likely other stores as well. Students are excited about trying it out. No DG this week!
Read J.S. pages 6 & 7 on Bengal Tiger. Complete the questions on page 7 of J.S. on the map of India. By the end of class tomorrow you have saved ten events that happened before your birthday and ten events that happened after your birthday on your M drive and or a flashdrive. Remember, you also need a photo to go with each event and the year that each occured. We will do a computer project with this information in the computer lab after the holiday.
India! Complete Regional Atlas 3F and 3G by tomorrow. You will need to have your four world events that occured before your birthday and the four world events that occured after your birthday completed with photos by Thursday. These need to be saved on your M drive or a flashdrive.
DG week 12 and your Persian Rug is due tomorrow.
Your Persian rug is due on Friday. DG week 12 due Friday. Workbook page 10 due tomorrow.
Read pages 110-114 in text book. Complete questions 1-7 on page 114. Tomorrow you will present your Middle East Country Poster.
J.S. questions on page 10 on notebook paper. Workbook page 9, T-4 and T-5. Study flashcards on the link for yesterday to study for the Daily Geography Quiz on Friday. Your Middle East Poster or Dodecahedron info is due on Monday.
Daily Geography Quiz on Friday, over weeks 7,8,9,10. Click on the following link for flashcards
Map test tomorrow over the Middle East. Go to one of the websites listed below on 11/14 to study. There will be a daily geography quiz over weeks 7-10 on Thursday, Nov. 29th. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Quiz tomorrow over Chapter 3, section 1. Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. Map of the Middle East due on Friday. Map test over the Middle East on Tuesday. Go to: www.yourchildlearns.com or www.sheppardsoftware.com to play map games.
Quiz Thursday over Chapter 3, section 1. Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Due tomorrow - Page 96 in textbook. Key Terms 1-5 and questions 11-15. For the quiz, study: Guided reading 3-1, Kids Discover Egypt, Reteach 3 and the homework for tonight.
Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. Chapter 3, section 1. Due tomorrow - Reteach 3. There will be a quiz on Thursday over Chapter 3, section 1. DG week 10 due Friday. Your Antarctica journals looked great!
Watch election info tonight :) Complete The President's Powers
Due on Friday, your Antarctica flag and typed paragraph. DG week 7 due Friday. Destination Dilemma due Friday. You will have class time tomorrow to work on all of these. Have a happy Halloween!
Your Antarctica Journal will be due on Wednesday. You'll have time to work on it on Monday and Tuesday in class.
Wear Red tomorrow for Red Ribbon Week! Antarctica - Guided Reading 25-2 and Reteach 25 due tomorrow. DG week 6 due tomorrow. We will be doing research tomorrow on Antarctica. You may bring your phone or ipad, etc. to use in class tomorrow.
Antarctica. On Thursday we will grade page 669, questions 1-7. Tomorrow - wear a hat for Red Ribbon Week! DG week 6 due Friday.
DG Quiz tomorrow over weeks 1-4. Click on the link under 10/16 for flashcards. DG week 5 due tomorrow.
Oceania - Complete workbook page 56 on Oceania. Use pages 660-664 in your text book for help. Complete the questions on the back cover of your Junior Scholastic World Affairs issue. Today we read about Mahmoud Abmadhinejad of Iran.
Tomorrow is DARE. DG Quiz on Friday over weeks 1-4. Click on yesterdays link for flashcards.
DG Quiz has been changed to Friday, over weeks 1-4. Due tomorrow - Guided Reading 25-1 over Oceania. Pages 660-664 in the text book.
Click on the following link for flashcards for the DG Quiz
Due Monday - Junior Scholast pag 31. Answer questions 1-10 on notebook paper. Daily Geography Quiz Wednesday over weeks 1-4. Begin studying now :)
Have a good weekend!
Test tomorrow over Chapter 24, Australia & New Zealand. DG week 4 due tomorrow. If possible, bring a peeled kiwi that is cut up and in a baggie. We will sample in class tomorrow. Monday we will be doing Aboriginal dot painting. Click on the link to review the flashcards for the test
Test review over Chapter 24 due tomorrow. Test on Friday over Australia and New Zealand (chapter 24) Study your notes, and your test review. On Friday, if possible, bring one to two peeled and cut up kiwis in a plastic bag. We will be tasting these in class since they are from New Zealand. I'll provide forks to eat with :)
Quiz tomorrow over Australia. It will cover chapter 24, section 1 in your text book. Study your class notes, and your Guided Reading 24-1. DG week 3 due Friday.
http://www.flashcardmachine.com/2181451/j4p5 Go to this link for flashcards for the quiz.
Australia/New Zealand Atlas Scavenger Hunt due tomorrow. Daily Geo week 3 due Friday. Quiz on Thursday over Australia
ustralia! Complete the Regional Atlas Activities 9F and 9G. Use pages 630-635 in your text book. DG week 2 due tomorrow.
DG week 2 is due on Friday. Guided Reading 1-3 (pages 34-38 in text book) is due tomorrow.
Quiz tomorrow over vocabulary from chapter 1. Vocabulary Activity 1 due tomorrow. Chapter 1 pages 22-38. Study the flashcards you made. You may also go to the following link to study http://www.flashcardmachine.com/2156264/1tr1
Test retakes will be on Monday or Tuesday at 7:40. There will be a quiz on Tuesday over the vocabulary terms from chapter one in your book. Flashcards for vocabulary terms are due on Monday. The venn diagram about Mitt Romney and Barack Obama will due Monday along with the Top World Economies for all periods except second, since they did not have class yesterday due to the assembly.
DG due on Friday. Guided Reading 1-1 due tomorrow.
Our World Today Scavenger Hunt and the lift the flap book on geography terms due tomorrow. Everyone should have an atlas by now. Tomorrow we will be daily geography, and students will need an atlas every day.
Test Tomorrow over map skills and geo terms. You can go to the following site for flashcards http://www.flashcardmachine.com/21307171/2b1r. The first 10 questions of the ws Wherever You Go, There You Are, is due tomorrow. Please purchase your atlas by tomorrow if you don't own one.
Test Review due tomorrow. Test over map skills and geography terms Friday.
Compass Rose due tomorrow. Test on Friday over map skills and geo terms. The supply room is supposed to have the new supply of atlases tomorrow, so bring your $13.00 if you need to purchase one.
The supply room is supposed to get in the Nystrom Atlas next week. If you still need to purchase an atlas, they are $13.00. Hopefully they will be in on Monday, so be sure to have your money if you need to purchase one. Don't forget to have your parents sign your communication card. Have a good weekend!
Due tomorrow - World Map and Using The Compass
Lines of Longitude due tomorrow.
If you did not complete assignment #9 on Latitude, please do so before class on Tuesday. You do not need to do the challenge. Please remember to show the syllabus to your parents. Have a great weekend!
Meet The Teacher tonight. Earthshaker Team will be in the library. If you have an atlas, bring it to class tomorrow. I'll let you know when the new supply is available in the supply room for those who need one. Due tomorrow - Danger Hurricane! Remember to keep the text book that was issued to you at home or in your locker. I have a class set of text books, so you do not need to bring a text book to class.
Welcome Back!! Today in your advisory class, you received five forms to have your parents sign and return. Please return all by Thursday. The five forms included the Earthshaker Information Sheet, Student Work Display Waiver, Earthshaker Team Policies (yellow) the Class Information Sheet, and the Room Mom Form. Please return all of these by Thursday.
Students also worked on a student shield telling about themselves. Remember to print off a picture of yourself, glue it in the center box and return to class tomorrow.:)
Today students were issued text books in social studies to keep at home or in their locker to use during advisory for homework. They were also give a sheet for information to find the text book online. It should be in the note section of their binder. First period will receive this info tomorrow. Please have your student cover their text book. They WILL NOT need to bring it to my class, as I have a class set to be used during class. The Nydstrom Atlas is available in the supply room for $13.00 in case your child is new or they can't find the one from last year. All students should bring their atlas to class by Friday. Your child also needs to have a novel to bring to class each day to read if they complete the class work and homework. All forms sent home yesterday are due on Thursday. See you tomorrow!