Monday, December 10, 2018

Week of 12/10 - 12/14

This week in Social Studies, our main goal will be reading and taking notes on Chapter 7 of History Alive, on the American Revolution.  I will also try to break up the routine with some short videos & discussions.

Here is my projected goal for the week:
  • Monday
    • Read and take notes: 7.1 - 7.3
  • Tuesday
    • 7.4 - 7.5
  • Wednesday
    • 7.6
  • Thursday
    • 7.7 & Geography Challenge
  • Friday
    • Finish Chapter & Reading Notes

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Week of 12/4 - 12/7

Again, apologies for posting late this week!  Welcome to Trimester 2!  This week in Social Studies, we are beginning our study of the Revolutionary War.  We are starting off with some C-Notes on the important places of the Revolutionary War to preview the chapter.  We also played a game of Capture the Flag that we will be using as a giant metaphor for the revolutionary war!  This week was fun! 

Here is the weekly breakdown:
  • Monday - NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday
    • Turn in Children's Illustrated Declaration of Independence Project
    • Hand back Ch. 6 Tests
    • Set up ch. 7 C-Notes
  • Wednesday
    • Capture the Flag!
  • Thursday
    • Capture the Flag reflection
    • Work on Ch. 7 C-Notes
  • Friday 
    • Work on Ch. 7 C-Notes (HW: due Monday!)
    • Ch. 7 Introduction

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Week of 11/26 - 11/30

This week in Social Studies is the last week of the first trimester, and we are wrapping up our chapter on the Declaration of Independence.  We are starting with a small project in which the students will be creating an illustrated children's version of the Declaration of Independence.  Last week (and wrapping up this week), students worked to translate excerpts from the original document into simple language.  This week, students will work with a partner or individually to create a final illustrated document.  See below for the project description.  At the end of the week, we will study for, and take, our final test on chapter 6.

Here is the weekly breakdown:
  • Monday
    • Finish Declaration translation
    • Begin Project
  • Tuesday
    • Work on Project
      • Finish pencil outline
  • Wednesday
    • Finish project
      • Ink & Color!
  • Thursday
    • Study Guide & Review
  • Friday
    • Ch. 6 Final Test

Monday, November 19, 2018

Week of 11/19 - 11/21

This week in Social Studies, we will be reading Ch. 6 on the Declaration of Independence.  The goal is to read chapter 6 and complete the reading notes during class.  I also hope that we will start the activity in which students will translate the Declaration of Independence into simple language - language a 3rd grader could understand!

Here is the weekly breakdown:
  • Monday
    • Ch. 6 Declaration of Independence Reading Notes 6.3 - 6.4
  • Tuesday
    • Finish reading Ch. 6
    • Reading Notes 6.5 - 6.6
  • Wednesday
    • Activity Notes 6 - Rephrase Declaration of Independence into language a 3rd grader could understand
  • Thursday - NO SCHOOL
  • Friday - NO SCHOOL

Friday, November 16, 2018

Week of 11/12 - 11/16

Apologies for posting on this week so very late!  We had one main activity this week in social studies, and that was starting our next chapter, The Declaration of Independence (chapter 6 in History Alive).  We started Tuesday by setting up new C-Notes to preview the chapter.  Normally, we use vocabulary, but this time, I asked students to find information on the important people mentioned in the chapter.  They had 8 people to find in the chapter, then describe who they were, and what they achieved.  Then, on Wednesday and Thursday, while I was out on the field trip, students worked on the notes with a substitute teacher.  The notes are due on Monday.

Here is the weekly breakdown:
  • Monday - NO SCHOOL - VETERAN'S DAY
  • Tuesday
    • Hand back Ch. 5 Tests & review
    • Begin Ch. 6 "Important People" C-Notes
  • Wednesday & Thursday
    • Either on field trip, or working on "Important People" C-Notes
    • HW: C-Notes due Monday 11/19
  • Friday
    • Begin Ch. 6 Reading Notes
      • 6.1 - 6.2
    • HW: C-Notes due Monday 11/19

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Week of 11/5 - 11/7

This week in social studies, we are working on a state-mandated program called Naviance.  It is an online program that students will continue to use through high school, and is intended to give students different ideas and options for life after high school, including what colleges would be best suited to their interests and desires.  Scott Pierce, our school counselor, and I will be running these lessons together.  We are doing a few right now, and they will continue later in the year.

No Homework this week.  Work on missing assignments.

Here is our weekly breakdown:
  • Monday
    • Current Events (Scott out of town)
      • CNN 10
      • UpFront Magazine
  • Tuesday
    • Naviance Explore Test
  • Wednesday
    • Naviance, continued
  • Thursday
  • Friday 
    • NO SCHOOL - Professional Development

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Week of 10/29 - 11/2

This week in Social Studies, we will be wrapping up our unit on Chapter 5 - Toward Independence - in which students learned about the events and increasing tensions in the American colonies that led to the Revolutionary War. 

We will be taking the final test on this subject on Thursday 11/1.  Students can study using the study guide provided by me in class and using the quizlet I created at this link: https://quizlet.com/_5j3oh2

Here is the weekly breakdown:
  • Monday
    • Town Hall Meeting!  Students took on the persona of a historical figure from the time period (Patriot, Loyalist, or Neutralist) and we held a debate over whether or not the colonies should declare independence from Britain.
  • Tuesday
    • Ch. 5 Study Guide
  • Wednesday
    • Ch. 5 Study Guide
    • Kahoot and/or Quizlet (link: https://quizlet.com/_5j3oh2)
    • Student-Led Conference prep (choose an assignment to put into portfolio and complete worksheet)
  • Thursday
    • Ch. 5 Final Test
  • Friday 
    • Naviance training w/Scott Pierce (our new school counselor)
    • Email Ms. Superneau if you have any questions.