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:
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!)
Loose leaf paper
Here is the PPT we used in class to help us review:
Unit 3 Study Guide Review-2074qbk
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.
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.
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!
I am so excited to have the opportunity to meet with you next week for conferences. If you would like to meet with me, please sign up for a meeting time at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E4AABA62AA2F94-fall.
I hope you have a great week!
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.
THEIR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT OVER BREAK IS TO HAVE THEIR PARENTS SIGN THEIR PRINT OFF.
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!
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:
- Warm-Up Week of September 10th: September 10-14 2018 Warm-ups-x4h5zo
- Perspectives WS (Sunglasses WS): Israeli Palestinian perspective glasses-1ec1m9x; Israel 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
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:
- Bring a pen/pencil to class every day
- No talking during instruction
- 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.
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.
Tonight’s HW is to complete the Venn diagram that was distributed in class as well as finish up the study guide if needed. Here is a digital copy of the Venn Diagram in case students misplaces theirs. Have a great night!
ME Religions Venn Diagram 2018-1m6gawe