Summer Reading Resources

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Here are some detailed resources on getting kids started with summer reading in Biblionasium. It allows users to create virtual bookshelves where they can categorize books. They are able to add books outside of what’s available via the Durham Media Center collection. Students who read at least 20 minutes a day this summer will log 1,500 reading minutes before they return to school August 1st. Wow!

Lots of details and FREE resources are available via the Durham Middle School media center website. Durham Media Center ebooks and audiobooks, and ebooks available through Tumble Book Cloud and eBooks on Ebscohost on the Cobb Digital Library are available for check out throughout the summer as well.

Take advantage of all the Cobb County Public Library System has to offer. Happy reading!



Comparing Governments: Democracy vs. Authoritarianism Questions

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Please answer all questions on notebook paper. You will answer all questions in complete sentences. Include the questions below (1-7) and the quiz questions found in the reading packet (1-4), totaling 11 questions.

  1. How are governments organized?
  2. Explain the following quote: “democratic only by name”.
  3. What 6 “standards do democracies need to meet to be considered “truly democratic”?
  4. List 4 countries that are considered democratic.
  5. List 4 characteristics of an authoritarian regime.
  6. What does this quote mean: “the leader’s title does not automatically show which type of government they lead.”
  7. List 4 countries that are considered authoritarian.


Last Day of Testing!

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Congratulations, Wildcats! We are ALMOST done with testing. Today is the last day! Tomorrow will be a Fun Friday schedule.

25 more days of school! Be sure to continue monitoring Synergy and turn in incomplete or missing assignments.

6th Grade Social Studies: your Latin America history/current events test will be Thursday, April 26.
LA History Study Guide 2018

7th Grade Reading: we will continue reading The Outsiders in class today and tomorrow.


Monday, 3/19/18

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Blocks 1 & 2 (6th Grade Social Studies): 

  1. Warm Up 18 
  2. Aztec & Inca Notes

HW: None

2018 Latin America Teacher Notes

Block 3 (7th Grade Reading)

  1. Reading warm up #1
  2. Main Idea review

HW: None

Blocks 5 (6th Grade Social Studies): Latin America Geography Test – Thursday, 3/15

  1. Warm Up 19 
  2. Aztec & Inca Notes

HW: None

2018 Latin America Teacher Notes

Block 6 (7th Grade Reading)

  1. Reading Warm Up #1
  2. Unit 2 review packet

HW: None



Panana Web Quest Links

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1. http://www.smplanet.com/teaching/imperialism/#canal

https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/united-states-and-canada/us-history/clayton-bulwer-treaty

2 – 4: https://www.history.com/topics/panama-canal

5, 7: http://www.sil.si.edu/Exhibitions/Make-the-Dirt-Fly/whybuild.html

6: https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/about/history/panama_canal.html

Extension: https://www.pancanal.com/eng/general/howitworks/index.html

Panama Canal Webquest


Wednesday, 3/7/18

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Book Fair is Here!

Book Fair Dates: Monday, March 5th – Friday, March 9th

Location: The Media Center

Shopping Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.; Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Shop the Online Scholastic Book Fair from Sunday, February 25th – Saturday, March 9th

 

Blocks 1 & 2 (6th Grade Social Studies): Latin America Geography Test – Thursday, 3/15

  1. Warm Up 17 
  2. Environmental Issues PPT Notes
  3. Teacher Notes Reading
  4. Begin Study Guide

HW: Study!

2018 Latin America Teacher Notes
2018 Latin America Study Guide

 

Block 3 (7th Grade Reading)

  1. No warm up
  2. Unit 2 passage groups: reading & questions

HW: None

 

Blocks 5 (6th Grade Social Studies): Latin America Geography Test – Thursday, 3/15

  1. Warm Up 17 
  2. Environmental Issues PPT Notes
  3. Teacher Notes Reading
  4. Begin Study Guide

HW: Study!

2018 Latin America Teacher Notes
2018 Latin America Study Guide

 

Block 6 (7th Grade Reading)

  1. No warm up
  2. Unit 1 passage reading

HW: None


Erin’s Hope for Friends – E’s Club

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Parents –

We want to provide you with information about a wonderful opportunity for students in our area.

The charity Erin’s Hope for Friends was started over two years ago by Darren and Stacy Horst when they tragically lost their daughter Erin to suicide. Erin had Asperger’s and struggled to make friends. As a result, they started Erin’s Hope. There’s a video on the main page of our website at www.erinshopeforfriends.org that gives some information about e’s Club and our history.

E’s Club is a place where students with disabilities ages 12 thru seniors in high school can meet, hang out and make friends. It is not social skills therapy. We have organized activities (music, karate, art, etc.), but we also have gaming tables and different low-stress activities to help foster social interaction. The program currently runs on Friday evenings from 7-10pm at our Acworth and Alpharetta locations and Saturday evenings from 6-9 pm at our Alpharetta location. We host up to 32 kids each evening. We are located at 4492 Acworth Industrial Drive, Acworth, GA 30101 and 11940 Alpharetta Hwy, Suite 110, Alpharetta, Ga, 30009.

Every child interested in becoming a member of the program must go through our drop-in process before they can begin attending. At drop-in you can tour the facility and complete the intake interview.  We do need an RSVP to secure your spot and slots fill up quickly.  Please contact Becky Matthews at [email protected] if you would like to know when we will have our next drop in or have any other questions!