Monday, February 24, 2014

Agenda week of February 24

The Samurai's Tale book has been sent home with your child, if they are in period 2,3,4 or 7.  The expectation is that they finish reading the book and taking notes for each chapter by March 10th.

Monday:  Introduction to Feudal Europe; Europe Geography
Homework:  Vocab. Matrix due Friday!

Tuesday:  King Charlemagne and Emergence of Feudalism

Wednesday:  Feudal Society
Homework:  RSG workbook pages 77/78

Thursday:  Feudalism Simulation
Homework:  finish questions from class; finish Vocab.

Friday:  Life in a Castle

Monday, February 3, 2014

February 3, 2014

Parent Conferences are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, for Ms. Cloud only.  I will be available to meet with you on one of those days from 12-3pm.  I will NOT be available at the evening session on Thursday night.  Ms. Kener will be available then as well.  

We are still in our Japan unit.  Periods 2,3,4 and 7 are reading The Samurai's Tale.Period 6 is reading the Sign of the Chrysanthenum.  They are enjoying the read and discussion so far.  They are expected to take notes on each chapter daily and will be assigned different projects throughout the novel to support the book.

Homework this week:  Write a Haiku Poem

Note:  Haiku poems are 3 lines.  Line 1 has 5 syllables.  Line 2 has 7 syllables.  Line 3 has 5 syllables.
They are usually about nature.  Students must have a colored visual with the poem.  Due Friday.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January 29, 2014

This week in class we created Ninja Stars using oragami.  The students loved this!  We then worked on categorizing Japanese society and culture.  For the next few weeks, we will be reading novels in class.

Periods 2,3,4,7 will read The Samurais Tale
Period 6 will read The Sign of the Crysanthenum

Both novels will contain various assignments throughout reading the book.  Students should be taking notes in class to help with projects.  Ask to see them!

Homework this week:  RSG workbook pages 67-72

Parent Conferences next week!  Ms. Kener and Ms. Cloud will NOT be available on Thursday night.  We will be here on Friday, 12-3pm.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

January 13, 2014

Happy New Year!

In class, we are wrapping up our study of China.  Next week, we will be looking at Japan.
We will read a novel in class for this unit. 
This week's homework included:

*Finishing the writing of 2 poems
*Reading workbook pages 59/60, 61/62 and 65/66
*Students should review all notes and Chapter 7 for the test Friday.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

December 11, 2013

 I have been slacking, please accept my apologies, as Thanksgiving, A Jury Trial and trainings have kept me from posting on time.

Well, the holidays are approaching and we have finished Trimester One.  Your student has been working on a very in depth project on the use of Child Labor to make goods we use everyday in the United States.   Hopefully, you have heard a little about this as most of them have had some serious eye opening moments.  They will be debating their topic on Friday.

Students are working on 2 homework assignments for the week, China Vocabulary and a China Map.
They are both due on Friday as well.

Next week, we will be starting a unit of study on China, which will continue after Christmas Break.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Agenda for Week of November 4

We are starting Chapter 5, West Africa.  Students will be learning the importance of the gold and salt trade across the Sahara Desert.  Students will be creating a Salt Log.  They need to start writing down what they eat daily.  Please make sure to check and make sure they are doing this.  This is going to  be a 100 point project!!!!!!

Monday:  Finish Muslim Quilt Achievement Piece
Homework:  Islam Review worksheet

Tuesday: Islam Test!
Homework:  Africa Vocab. Matrix

Wednesday:  Salt, Salt, Salt
Homework:  Vocab.

Thursday:  Africa Geography
Homework:  Vocabulary

Friday:  Chapter 5 Lesson 1 Foldable

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Agenda for Week of October 21

Hi Parents and Students!
Please remember that this week is Parent Conferences.  Mrs. Cloud and Mrs. Kener will be available in room 406 from 12-3pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.   We will NOT be available on Thursday night.  The only homework this week is Wednesday night in the workbook pages 29/30.  We are comparing Islam to other religions and looking at the split in the faith.