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AC Earth Science & AC Social Studies

October 27, 2017
by Mrs. Holshouser

SS Week of 10/30-11/3

Upcoming Dates:

History Part 1 Test 11-2

Midterm 12-15

Monday: Effects of WW1- Treaty of Versailles HW: Finish Study Guide from last Thursday!

Tuesday: Time Between the Wars PPT and graphic organizer.

Wednesday: Consequences of WW1 Primary and Secondary Resources. HW: MB 87-90. Study Guide Review for Test!

Thursday: Test History Part 1

Friday: Career Cruising with Mrs. Salzman

Links for the week and review for study guide!

EurHistory Test 1 Review 17-18-1xq1otz

God, Gold, Glory PPT-1rsu8kr

MAIN causes of WWI-1dg6t3d

Russian Czars Imperial Russia (day1&2)-1tih5dl

The Scrabble for Africa-1adcf8t

The Spark & America in WW1-1462437

Time Between the Wars-hos-200hke6

Treaty of Versailles to use with organizer-2k1dked

October 27, 2017
by Mrs. Holshouser

Science Week of 10/30-11/3

Upcoming Dates:

Unit 3 Test on Shaping the Earth- Nov.17th

Tech Term Midterm- Dec.15th

Flashcards checkpoint: 11/10, 38 cards

Monday: Density Part 2- Investigate and Evaluate the Soda Lab.  Write Conclusions in class time.  Complete extension activities if needed.  Begin last 2 columns of HW research,  HW: Layers of the Earth research chart. Due Thursday.

Tuesday: Layers of the Earth and Plate Techtonics Edusmart Lesson.   Bring Earbuds.

Wednesday: videolesson- Into the Earth, Discovery Series.

Thursday: Heat Transfer and Convection Currents PPT and closed notes.  HW: 1 page review

Friday: Layers of the Earth research table and foldable illustration.

Links for the Week:


The Deal with DENSITY note sheet-2l6xh7q

Whats the deal with DENSITY-soda-1d57a0q


Convection Currents 2-2mbj1qv



October 25, 2017
by Mrs. Holshouser

Midterm Flashcards

In Science this year, we have a tech term midterm assessment on Dec. 15th.

Midterm Flashcard Directions to help you review!

  • Obtain 100 index cards that you can use to make your flashcards (plain white OR bright colored). Large or small, your choice…..please make sure that you stay consistent and use the same size!
  • Decide which CLOSED SYSTEM you will use so that the index cards will not get lost. Examples include a plastic baggie (easiest and cheapest), composition notebook that you tape the index cards into, spiral bound, or use a metal ring. (I would be more than happy to provide a hole puncher for the index cards  so that you can insert the metal ring).
  • Follow the schedule below to help you pace yourself so that you don’t get overwhelmed. DO NOT LEAVE THESE UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE! You will receive a homework grade for each of the 3 checkpoint dates below!
  • Print the list from my blog
  • Cut out the word and the definition.
  • Paste the word on one side and the definition on the other.
    • If you would rather write the definition, that is great too! Please make sure you can read what you wrote!!
  • Remember that practice makes permanent!!! You need to memorize the correct definitions.
  • Good Luck and do not stress! As long as you follow close to this schedule, you will be fine.


  • Due 11/10 (Friday) – 38 index cards (START at Chap 3.1 and continue to end Chap 10.2)
  • Due 12/1 (Friday) – 49 more index cards for a total of 87 (START at Chap 10.3 go to 7.2)
  • Due 12/8 (Friday) – the remaining 13 index cards for a grand total of 100

Hotlink to the click and print word list/definitions!


October 23, 2017
by Mrs. Holshouser

From Guidance

Learn about growing issues in the East Cobb Community:

Parent Information Night

October 26th at 6:30 PM in the HTMS Theater


Please join us for an interactive discussion with Jeff Dess the coordinator of the Prevention Intervention Center of Cobb County Schools. Additionally, he is an author and inspirational speaker for young people and adults alike. He has been effectively working with kids, teens, and adults for over 25 years.


He will be at HTMS to address current trends facing our teens and to answer questions from parents on topics such as:

  • Bullying Behavior, Cyber-Bullying and Violence Prevention
  • Music and the Media
  • Stress
  • Suicide and Depression
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Drug Prevention

Internet Safety/Social Media

October 20, 2017
by Mrs. Holshouser

Science Week of 10/23-10/27

Monday: Finish Ch.5 Dirty Words!  Alternative sources of Energy: Renewable vs. Non Renewable Resources on the surface of our Earth.  HW:  Study your dirty words study guide for Tuesday’s Ch.11/12 quiz.  Also review your HSN for notes/readings on erosion and deposition!

Studying on Quizlet: Erosion and Deposition 6th grade science

Erosion and Deposition

***Check out the videos on last week’s blogs, as well as the one below**

Tuesday: Erosion and Deposition quiz.  Set up for our next unit: Shaping Earth’s Surface, The Geophere.  Standards, title page, and study guide discussed.

Wednesday: Ch.7.1, Shaping the Surface of the Earth and the Lithosphere. HW: 7.1 guided worksheet.

Thursday: MIT Video review on layers of the Earth.  Research the details!  Graphic organizer.

Friday: Demonstration and group lab investigation: “What’s the deal with density?”  How do solid layers float on top of liquids, math connections.

Links for the week:





October 19, 2017
by Mrs. Holshouser

Edmodo Code

Thank you all for coming in during conference week.  Next week the learning commons will be meeting with all of the reading classes to verify each student has created their Edmodo accounts. The registration account code for Holshouser is on my white board.

October 14, 2017
by Mrs. Holshouser

Science Week of 10/16

**Please make sure you return your STEM field trip permission slips by this Monday, Oct.16th.***


Upcoming Dates:
Dirty Word presentations during the week of 10/16-10/20.
Ch.10.1-10.2 words need to be ready to present on Monday 10/16
Ch.10.2-10.3 words on Tuesday 10/17
Ch.10.4 words on Wednesday 10/18
Ch.11, 12, will present Thursday-Friday.                                                                                                                                                  Ch5 words on Monday 23rd.

We aim for 5 presentations a day. Remember to test your technology 2 days before your presentation. Last week we should have been practicing with your rubric!!  This counts as a test grade.

HW for the week: Make sure you finish your erosion and deposition chart/closed reading by Wednesday!

Ch 11/12 quiz Tuesday 10/24.

Links for the Week:





ch12-erosion& deposition PPT from last week


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