Week of November 5th

This week we will continue to learn about the governments in the Middle East. Reminder that students will not have school on Tuesday in observance of voting day. I will be putting any assignments we complete for a grade in this post throughout the week. I hope that helps.

Let’s have a great week!

Homework on Wednesday, November 7: Today in class we discussed the governments of Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Students are to choose one and write a Yelp review for the government of their choice. Here is an example of a Yelp review:

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Please include a star rating, and why you are giving it that rating. Include information about that government.

SW Asia Governments PPT- You need this for your homework on 11/07: SW Asia Governments student version 2018 PPT-x998dt

Warm-Up Week of 11/05: Warm Up Week of November 5-9 2018-twg91a

*Parents, we have noticed that students are struggling to come to class prepared. Please ensure that your child has pencils/pens and paper when they come to class each day. I have been trying to provide pencils when a child is unprepared. I have officially gone through over 500 pencils already. Please speak with your children about the importance of being prepared, not only for class, but for anything they participate in. Thank you for your help and support.

Unit 4 Study Guide: Unit 4 Study Guide-2htdf4e

*The study guide is due as a grade on Wednesday. November 14th

Items Needed for the Classroom: (Pawsitives will be awarded for any student who donates. Thank you!)


Hand Sanitizer





Loose leaf paper

Unit 3 Study Guide Review/Week of 10/29 Update

Here is the PPT we used in class to help us review:

Unit 3 Study Guide Review-2074qbk

Good luck!


Here are the assignments that went into the gradebook from this week:

What’s Your GDP: What Your GDP investment simulation-w3c5pn

Warm-Up 10/22: October 22-26 2018 Warm Up-wv74ve

SW Asia Governments: Anticipation Guide: Anticipation Guide Middle East Governments-y0e1iv

Remember… As long as we are in the same quarter, it is never too late to turn in an assignment.

Week of October 15th

I can not tell you what an honor it was to meet with so many of you this week during parent/teacher conferences. Thank you for all that you do to raise these students. You are amazing parents. It is a privilege to work with you as a team this year.

This week we worked on the difference between a command, market, and traditional economy. On Tuesday we turned in our “I Wanna Be a Genius” worksheets that we did in class and finished up for HW. Here is a digital copy in case the assignment is missing: wanna be a genius econ sheet differentiatied-r90b0p

Next Thursday, October 25th, our Unit 3 study guide will be due and we will begin reviewing for our Unit 3 test which will take place on Monday, October 29th. I will be giving out hard copies of the study guide on Monday 10/22, but here is a digital copy in case you are trying to get a jump start: UNIT III STUDY GUIDE 2018-1bk73ni

I hope you all have a fun and safe weekend.

-Ms. Foley

October 8-12 Resources

Good morning! I wanted to go ahead and provide you the resources that we used last week. If you are missing anything in the gradebook, please print it off and turn it in. Thank you!

Warm-Up Week of October 8th (turned in for a grade): October 8-12 2018 Water Warm-Up-1ah1pyk

Economics Vocab Sheet: Economic Terms-2d3t7do

Economics Quick Guide: EconomicsQuickGuide-2ekbrh2

Wanna Be a Genius (turned in for a grade. Use the vocab sheet and quick guide to help you): wanna be a genius econ sheet differentiatied-r90b0p

Have a great week!




Homework Over Fall Break

After our test today all students were given a print out of their grade in Social Studies. I highlighted all missing assignments and circled all assignments that were failed. I have been encouraging student all week to check their grades and turn in missing work. This was an additional effort on my part to get students to be aware of where they stand as we wrap up 1st quarter. I will say, that I got quite a few assignments in the turn in box today, so I will enter those before I leave. The gradebook will be the most up-to-date tool you have to check your child’s grade.


Students are encouraged to explore the blog and print off and complete missing work over the break. Remember my motto: “As long as we are in the same quarter, it is never too late to turn in an assignment. It might be a late grade, but that is MUCH better than a zero.”

Please look over the signature sheet with your child. Encourage them to complete missing work and attach it to the print off. Students will turn their print off in as a grade when they return on Monday.

Students missing a test/quiz must schedule a time to make it up. If a student failed the Middle East Map Quiz, they may take this re-take for a maximum of a 70. This can be done at home and they may use their notes or the internet for help. Again, the highest grade they will receive is a 70.   Middle East Map Quiz Re-Take Take Home-1r2k6xi

I hope all of this helps. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great fall break!

-Ms. Foley

Week of September 17th

This week we have been finishing up ITBS testing. In class we finished up talking about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and are preparing for our test which should happen on Friday. Here are the assignments that we turned in for a grade this week:

  1. Warm-Up Week of September 10th: September 10-14 2018 Warm-ups-x4h5zo
  2. Perspectives WS (Sunglasses WS): Israeli Palestinian perspective glasses-1ec1m9xIsrael Palestinan Viewpoints Story for the Glasses WS-1lmxdcc

*We are also working on completing our study guide for Unit 2:

Unit 2 Study Guide-rekiml

Unit 2 Review Questions- Part of Study Guide-1qnk2la

Here is a Quizlet to help you study: https://quizlet.com/229132454/creation-of-israel-flash-cards/

* Here are some notes that might help in your studying: Creation of Israel Notes-2511iwg


Week of September 10-14

This week we are largely focusing on testing in the morning. When I see my students for Social Studies we will be focused on the creation of the nation of Israel and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Here are some new resources that students received this week that will be graded.

Ottoman Empire Break-Up Story (They needed this to be able to fill out the storyboard): Ottoman Empire Break-up Story-1nz1aau

Illustrated Story Board: Illustrated Storyboard-Ottoman Empire Break-up-1h2lcdj

Warm-Up Week of September 10-14: September 10-14 2018 Warm-ups-x4h5zo


Also, students are needing to work on the following behaviors during instruction time:

  1. Bring a pen/pencil to class every day
  2. No talking during instruction
  3. No standing up during instruction, unless asked to do so.

Please talk to you students about the importance of being prepared and on task during class. I will be starting to increase phone calls home for students who continue to struggle with these items. Thank you so much for your support.


Ms. Foley


Week of September 3rd

Grades have been updated and here are some of the assignments that were added:

Warm-up Week of August 27th:  August 27-31 2018 Warm Ups-qixszx

Unit 1 Study Guide:   Unit 1 Study Guide 2017-1pngcqi

Southwest Asia Ethnic Groups (Used for the worksheet below):   Southwest Asia Ethnic Groups Presentation to Post-zbz272

Religious Groups v. Ethnic Groups Worksheet (WHO AM I):   Religion Ethnicity 4 page handout 2018-1rbrwgs

Warm-up Week of September 3rd: September 4-8 Warm-ups-po9br3

*The Venn Diagram assignment that was added is attached to another blog post. It has three circles on it: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism

Remember, in my class, as long as we are in the same quarter it is NEVER too late to turn in an assignment. It might be a late grade, but I will still take it. Print off and complete what you are missing. Schedule a time to take any missing tests/quizzes. Have a great rest of your week.

-Ms. Foley