Nov. 12-16

Hello Parents/Guardians,

This week we will continue studying African Geography. Also, by the of the week students’ map grades should be in the grade book.

Thanks

Oct. 29-Nov. 2

Hello Parents/Guardians,

This week we will continue to focus on economics. Also, on Tuesday, we will take the seventh-grade Southwest Asia History summative assessment.

Thanks

Oct. 22-26

Hello Parents/Guardians,

This week we will focus on economics. Also, we will take the seventh-grade Southwest Asia History summative assessment.

Thanks

Oct. 15-19

Hello Parents/Guardians,

Please do not forget that this week is Conference week. Therefore, students will work on an abbreviated schedule. Although the conferences are mostly with the homeroom teacher, if I am not in a conference, you are welcome to stop by and talk with me about any concerns you may have concerning your child’s progress.

Additionally, this week we will focus our studies on economics and government. Over the next two weeks, depending on the students, it is possible that government or economics will receive more attention. Students’ formative assessments will decide which subject requires more attention.

Finally, after conference week, students will take a seventh-grade school-wide Southwest Asia History Test. I will email you the date when it comes available.

Thanks, and as always, I am just an email away.

Oct. 1-5

Hello Parents/Guardians,

I hope everyone had a fantastic fall break. Parents, please review your child’s grade to ensure that they are achieving at a level that meets your expectations.

Also, this week, I plan to ensure that each student who needs targeted feedback gets it.

Thanks, and if you need anything, I am an email away.

Sept. 17-21

Hello Parents/Guardians,

We will continue working on the Southwest Asia history standards this week. Before the Iowa and CoGAT test, I gave students all the resources they needed to understand the history standards. It is my intention Wednesday to start partnering students together to help one another understand the historical standards. Furthermore, I plan to give a history and geography test, on Friday, before the break. The history/geography test will test students knowledge and understanding of concepts and will provide me with a reference point of who needs more time and who does not.

Thanks, and as always if you need me, I am an email away.

Sept. 10-14

Hello Parents/Guardians,

Last week students took the Southwest Asia Geography Summative Assessment. Most students did well and met the goal, which was set at 97 percent. If students did not achieve the 97 percent goal, but they made an “A,” I am okay with their outcome. However, for students who did not do as well as they could have, they will receive a feedback form with tips on ways to do better on the history test, which will be significantly more challenging. These forms will go home sometime this week.

Additionally, this week, we will start Southwest Asia History. The Southwest Asia history unit will cover the Fall of the Ottoman Empire to current events in the region.

Thanks, and if you need anything, I am an email away.

Sept. 4-7

Hello Parents/Guardians,

This week students will take the Southwest Asia Summative Assessment.  This test is a 40% grade. Please ensure that students are studying pgs. 2-7 in their notebooks, especially pg. 5.  Also, remind students that there will be incentives for meeting the goal.

Thanks and as always, I am just an email away.

Aug. 27-31

Hello Parents/Guardians,

Next week we will continue our study of Southwest Asia Geography.  We will continue working with activities dealing with this region until Sept. 5th, which is the date set for the summative assessment over the material we covered.

One way I will assess students’ understanding of the material is through their bell work.  Parents, if you notice that your child’s bell work and the overall grade is getting lower than your expectation, please remind them that is an expectation that they study 20 minutes nightly.

Thanks and remember, if you have questions, I am just an email away.

 

Aug. 20-24

Hello Parents/Guardians,

This week students will learn the major religions, ethnic groups, and languages in Southwest Asia.  Also, students will review the Southwest Asia map.

Finally, parents and students, I am a little late putting in the Southwest Asia map grade; however, I plan to have them all in by this Wednesday.

Thanks and as always, parents, if you need me I am an email away.