Week 1 Here we go!

We will be starting our Geography unit this week. Please make sure you have your notebook by tomorrow not later than Wednesday.


SS8G1 Describe Georgia’s geography and climate.

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

c. Locate key physical features of Georgia and explain their importance; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains,    Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.


Monday: How well do you know where the states are located?

Please find your class period and complete the Padlet for you class.

3rd: https://padlet.com/susan_ballew/6upttscmosvw

4th: https://padlet.com/susan_ballew/lgnpyz60d0ox

5th:  https://padlet.com/susan_ballew/Bookmarks

6th: https://padlet.com/susan_ballew/terqaujrooh

7th: https://padlet.com/susan_ballew/ooi99unigpth


Tuesday: We will learn more procedures and start learn about Georgia completing the Georgia County Map Activity.

Wednesday and Thursday: Physical Features of Georgia

Friday: Student Learning Objective Assessment


Welcome to 8th grade!!

Welcome to Georgia Studies and your 8th grade year! Your middle school years are a time to learn and develop good student habits to help make you successful throughout your entire life. Your 8th grade year is a time for you learn and grow and build on the habits or change the habits you have already developed. I am here to help you and guide you so that you will be successful in high school.

T.I.P.S for starting off the school year:

  • Make sure you come prepared with all materials. For my class you will need:                                                                                                                                                Notebook – 3 ring or 5 subject spiral (whichever works best for you.)notebook paper, pens and pencils , glue sticks.

    Donations of tissues, Clorox wipes and extra glue sticks are greatly appreciated.

  • Make sure you stay on top of your assignments don’t wait until the night before for long term assignments or to study for assessments.
  • Rule of thumb you should be spending time each night reviewing the material that you learn during your day. This could be reviewing notes, completing tasks or having conversations with your siblings or parents (Teach them what you are learning!) Everything you do in class is designed for you to learn the material.

I look forward to meeting you and to this year!