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Sent October 10th 2016

Hello Parents and Guardians! This week in social studies we will be looking at various government types. Today in class we began an introduction to what government is and the main government types found in the countries we will study.  I gave students time in class to view a Google Slide on government and take Cornell notes. Tomorrow in class we will search for countries that have each government type and compare and contrast aspects of those governments. This assignment will be due at the end of the period on T...

This Week in Social Studies

Sent September 27th 2016

Hello Parents and Guardians! This week in social studies we will learn about the United Nations.  We will also look at some of the refugee camps the UN has set up in Greece for Syrian refugees.  Please check Canvas for tonight's assignment.  Students started in class today.  Students will look at 5 refugee camps on this website http://www.thisamericanlife.org/greece/#  then answer the following for each camp:  Click on the following tabs to view pictures of various refugee camps...

Parent Teacher Conferences

Sent October 8th 2015

Hello Parents and Guardians! On October 19 we will have Parent/Teacher Conferences at our school.  I have conference times available every 15 minutes beginning at 11:00am and until 6:45pm. If you would like to meet with me, please send me an email or give me a call with your top three times of availability.  I will make every attempt to get you scheduled in at one of those times.  Have a great day! Miss Johnson ...

Today in Social Studies

Sent September 9th 2015

Hello Parents and Guardians! This week in social studies we are looking at government and economic systems.  Tonight's homework is to complete the attached worksheet.  Students have been given a list of government and economic types.  For each government and economic type, students should find 2 countries that practice them.  They should then give the title and name of the leader of that country.  This assignment is due tomorrow at the beginning of the period.  Have a great day! Miss...

Today in Social Studies

Sent August 27th 2015

Hello Parents and Guardians! Today we worked on more vocabulary terms.  I posted the following on Canvas as their assignment.  For each vocabulary term, write the definition inside the box near the top.  Then create an example of each term. This is due at the beginning of the period on Friday.  I collected Period 6 already due to the great deal of talking and disruption that was maintained during the class period.   Cardinal Directions - Vocab.docx You may use your textbook to find the defin...

Today in Social Studies

Sent August 24th 2015

Hello Parents and Guardians! This week we will continue brushing up on our map skills.  One day this week, we will have re-take of the Continents and Oceans quiz.  I gave students about 10 minutes in class to practice on www.sheppardsoftware.com to review for the quiz.  They should review the continents and oceans for about 10 minutes each night.   Tonights Homework: Complete the Map Skills Vocabulary Sheet. Students should paraphrase the definition, draw a picture and use each vocabulary word in...

Welcome to ListServe!

Sent August 21st 2015

Hello Parents and Guardians!! I have finally gotten my listserve up and running! I apologize for the delay.  This week in class we have worked on using latitude and longitude to find cities on a map.  We also worked on using the different parts of a map like the key, scale and the compass rose.  I have not put any grades into Skyward yet due to some updates to that system that will be made this weekend.  I didn't want to lose the data so I will upload them on Monday.  We also took a quiz o...

This week in Social Studies

Sent May 5th 2015

Hello Parents and Guardians! Last week we began our trek into Africa!  I have assigned a few things to introduce the African Continent to the children and put them on canvas.  I have allowed them to work on them in class rather than homework in an effort to lighten their load during these two weeks of ISTEP testing.  So far, they have done very well with keeping up with assignments.  We will be looking at ancient African civilizations as well as European colonization of the different regions of Afr...

This week in Social Studies

Sent March 12th 2015

Hello Parents and Guardians! Your scholars are doing very well on their Asia Overview Projects.  I checked in with them yesterday and many students are nearly complete.  I have set a final due date of Friday March 13 by 11:59pm.  Students should submit their assignments via Canvas.  All late projects will be docked one letter grade per day late.  In-class presentations will begin on Monday.   Have a great evening! Miss Johnson ...

This week in Social Studies

Sent March 9th 2015

Hello Parents and Guardians! This week we are beginning a project that will allow each student to research a country in Asia.  I have attached the project rubric to this message.  I gave students the weekend to decide which country they will research and they should report those to me today.  Students are allowed to use any presentation software or they may create a live (paper) presentation.  Our first check-in due date for this project is Wednesday March 11.  By then, they should have at lea...

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