Aug. 13-17

Hello Parents/Guardians,

The grades from last week have posted. Last week students completed the district’s Student Growth Measure (SGM) pretest; therefore, more grades will post quickly. Last Friday, students began learning the Southwest Asia map. Consequently, I have decided this the map quiz will be Wednesday, Aug. 15th. These grades should be in the grade book Sunday night.

Additionally, I ask parents to ensure that their child studies twenties minutes nightly. Reviewing material regularly will ensure that your child is keeping pace with what I am teaching.

As always, I am just an email away.

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Aug. 6-10 2018

Hello Parents/Guardians,

I hope your child enjoyed the first week as much as I did. We are off to a great start. Parents, I would like to discuss a few issues with grades. First, at this time, your child should have an A. However, students will receive grades on a few assignments this week. These assignments include knowing the continents, understanding the difference between absolute and relative location, and describing latitude and longitude. Finally, we will start the State curriculum after students take the district’s pretest in mid-August.

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

April 30-May 4

Hello Parents/Guardians,

Currently, we are preparing for the for the Student Learning Objective (SLO) test. The SLO test is a district-mandated test, which students take to show what they have learned throughout the year. Presently, I am scheduled to give the test May 9th. Parents, I am asking that students study their notes nightly to receive the best score possible.

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March 19-23

Hello Parents/Guardians,

We are entering the home stretch. This is the final nine weeks. This week we will focus on government and economics.

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March 12-16

Hello Parents/Guardians,

For the next two weeks, we will study economics and government.  Most students completed the Africa Summative assessment, and the results were fantastic. If your child did not take the test, they will before grades are due the for the 3rd nine weeks.  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.

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March 5-9

Hello Parents/Guardians,

This week we will focus on our summative assessment. We will review related terms and concepts to prepare for the test. I hope that with your help, students will make a ninety or above Friday. This week, please have your child study their Africa Geography and History notes.

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Feb. 26-March 2

Hello Parents/Guardians,

I hope that the break was relaxing and exciting.  However, it is time for school again.  Parents, I am asking that you inspect your child’s supplies to ensure that they have their material to be successful. These supplies include paper, pencils, pens, and note cards. During this time of the year students start to ask for materials from the teacher or other students consistently.

This week students will re-organize their notebooks.  As the school year has continued, many students have misplaced material or did not receive content due to being absent.  Additionally, this week, I plan to give out feedback sheets to students who have struggled with specific concepts throughout the year.

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Feb. 12-16

Hello Parents/Guardians,

This week students will receive their maps. Also, we will start reviewing standards that students struggled with following the break. Furthermore, students will take notes.

Feb. 5-9

Hello Parents/Guardians,

This week students will work on three different maps. Using data from previous quizzes, students will work on Southwest Asia, Southeast Asia, or the Africa map. If students did not make an A on either of the maps, they will complete all three. Also, students will take a few notes this week. Please ask your child about the notes.

Furthermore, students who did not make an A on their maps and bell works will receive feedback forms on the subject. Additionally, it is imperative that students study at home for twenty minutes nightly.

Finally, I am allowing lots of practice time on assignments in class.  Moreover, parents, as always, feel free to email me with questions.

Jan. 22-26

Hello Parents/Guardians,

This week we will work on maps.  Also, some students will receive feedback forms, so please ask your child about them.

 

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