Week of February 12th:

 

Social Studies:

We are starting our Canada Unit this week.

Political and Physical maps of Canada are due on Thursday!

 

ELA:

We are working on Argumentative Essays this week. We had several days in class to complete the essays. Go to Mrs. Duke's blog if you need to complete and need the Argumentative checklist. These are due on FEBRUARY 26th (the Monday we return).

 

 

 

 

Week of February 5th:

 

Social Studies:

Monday: Australia Government, Economics, and Maps Study Skills

Tuesday: Test review for Test on Friday (Quizlet- on Mr. Bells blog)

Wednesday: Test review - Kahoot and Quizlet

Thursday- Test review - Quizlet live and Quizizz

Friday- Australia Test

 

ELA:

Test over Logos, Pathos and Ethos is next Monday, February 12th

 

 

 

 

Week of January 29th:

 

Social Studies:

Monday: Australia Economy guided notes

Tuesday/Thursday: Australia economic systems- create an economy and currency Readers Theater 

Wednesday/Friday: BYOD Australia animal project

 

ELA:

Monday: Poetry Test review

Tuesday: Poetry Test

 

 

 

Week of January 22nd:

 

 

Social Studies: 

Monday: We finished working on our country projects history. Please finish for homework if not completed in class.

Tuesday: Fill in Political/Physical Map of Australia and finish for homework if not completed in class. Do not forget to label the map, include a compass rose, and color water BLUE.:)

Wednesday: Maps due today. I graded maps and returned them so you can study the map. Power point and fill in Cornell notes on physical features of Australia. 

Thursday: Power point and fill in Cornell notes on history of Australia.

Friday: Work on I AM poems. TEST CORRECTIONS ARE DUE TODAY (only if I gave you your test back).

 

 

ELA:

Monday: Work on MLK poetry pack that was due today. Work on Moby Max.

Tuesday: RI testing today.

Wednesday: Review MLK poetry pack, review poetry.

Thursday: Work on Poetry terms with poem, "My Grandfather's Clock". Study guides handed out and are due on Monday, January 29th.

Friday: Work on Study guides, review poetry terms. Poetry test is next Tuesday, January 30th.

 

 

Week of January 15th:

 

Monday: No School due to MLK, JR HOLIDAY

 

Social Studies:

Tuesday: Work on Country projects in class- students will work with group on the history of their countries.

Wednesday: No School due to weather.

Thursday: Finish working on country projects.

Friday: Start Australia unit with maps. Maps are due on Monday.

 

ELA:

Tuesday/Friday: Students will work on poetry unit. PLEASE bring your book for book project each day to class.

Thursday: We will be taking our Reading Inventory test.

 

 

 

 

 

Week of January 8th:

 

Monday: NO SCHOOL due to weather.

 

Social Studies:

Tuesday and Wednesday: BYOD - Quizlet (on Mr. Bell's blog), Quizizz, Kahoot, and Monster.

Thursday: Test on European Government and Economics

Friday: Work on Country projects in class only.

 

ELA:

This week we are working on Poetry; notes, vocabulary and quizlet.

BRING YOUR READING PROJECT BOOK TO CLASS EVERYDAY.

 

 

 

Week of January 1st:

 

Happy New Year!! Welcome back!!

 

Social Studies:

Thursday- All students will get to participate in a Geography Bee:)

Friday- We will be working on a study guide for our test next Wednesday on European Economics and Government. 

BYOD- Friday (1/5), Monday (1/8), and Tuesday (1/9).

STUDY FOR YOUR TEST NEXT WEDNESDAY 1/10.

 

ELA:

NEW DUE DATES:

Book report due- February 27th

Reading Log due- February 16th

 

Week of December 18th:

 

Social Studies:

Monday-Wednesday: Students will describe and explain the role of citizens in a communist government.

 

ELA:

Monday-Wednesday: Students will be reading/listening to our class novel, "Walk Two Moons" and answering reflection questions.

 

I hope everyone has a restful, safe, and happy winter break!!! See you next year;)

 

 

 

 

Week of December 11th:

 

Monday- NO SCHOOL DUE TO WEATHER

 

Social Studies: 

Tuesday: Fill in study guides for European Governments, fill in Venn Diagram, go over with class.

Wednesday: Work on Political cartoon - European Governments: UK or Germany

Thursday: Cloze Notes on European Economics

Friday: Students will participate in a European chocolate exchange simulation activity.  

 

Language Arts:

Tuesday: Start in class Novel, "Walk two Moons"

Wednesday-Friday: Read in class, "Walk Two Moons", complete daily journals with predictions and figurative language.

 

Week of December 4th:

 

Social Studies:

Monday: BYOD study for test tomorrow

Tuesday: European History Test

Wednesday-Friday: We are starting our European Government Unit.

 

ELA:

Monday-Wednesday: We will be in the computer lab taking Quarter1 ELA Touchstone tests. 

 

 

 

NEW DUE DATE: READING CHOICE BOARD PROJECTS AND READING LOGS DUE NOVEMBER 28TH

 

Week of November 27th:

 

Social Studies:

EUROPEAN HISTORY TEST NEXT TUESDAY- DECEMBER 5TH. Go to Mr. Bell's Blog for review games!

BYOD- Thursday, Friday and Monday (11/30 and 12/1 and 12/4)

Wednesday-Study Guide for test

 

Language Arts:

Monday: Then and Now sheet with Journal entry due.

Tuesday- BOOK PROJECTS AND READING LOGS ARE DUE. 

Wednesday: Point of view, plot elements, sentence variety and sensory details - we will find/review/discuss from the story "Eleven".

 

 

 

Week of November 13th:

 

Social Studies:

Monday: The rise of Hitler and Nazism.

HOMEWORK: DUE TOMORROW- Under the bed and two poems activities.

Tuesday: The causes and results of the Nuremberg Trails.   

Wednesday and Thursday: WWII and The Cold War.

Friday: Rise of the Superpowers, reunification of Germany, and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

 

ELA:

Monday: Pronoun quiz. Turn in book project plan.

Tuesday: Quick write: about a place you remember well when you were younger. Add sentence variety and sensory details to your writing.

Wednesday and Thursday: Adding sendory details and sentence variety to your writing.

Friday: Write rough draft for your book project. If you have completed your book project then write a journal entry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of November 6th:

 

Social Studies:

Monday: The rise of Nazism-cloze notes

Tuesday: NO SCHOOL - student holiday

Wednesday: QUIZ over DBQ (students will be allowed to use their DBQ)

Thursday: Hitler diary activity

Friday: 2 poems activity

 

 

 

 

Week of October 30th:

 

Social Studies:

Monday-Thursday: Continue working on our DBQ.

Friday: The rise of Nazism- cloze notes

 

ELA:

Monday: Theme Quiz

Tuesday: Scientist Sentences

Wednesday-Thursday: pronouns and antecedents

THURSDAY: TEST RECOVERY DUE

Friday: Quiz on pronouns

 

 

 

 

Week of October 23rd:

 

Social Studies:

Monday: Choice Projects - Due on Wednesday.

Tuesday-Friday: We will be working on our DBQ the remainder of the week. All work is to be done in class. This is not homework.

 

ELA:

Monday/Tuesday: We are working on typing and editing our personal narratives. These are due on Wedneday.

Friday: TEST on Personal Narrative

 

 

Week of October 16th: CONFERENCE WEEK/EARLY RELEASE

 

Social Studies:

Monday: Cause and Effect of the Russian Revolution

Tuesday: Rasputin's role in the Russian Revolution

Wednesday: The rise of Communism

Thursday: Major developments during the rise of Nazism

Friday: Major developments during the rise of Nazism

 

ELA:

This week we are working on our personal narrative rough drafts. Each day we are editing our work with Friday being our day to start typing up our final drafts.

 

Week of October 9th:

 

Social Studies:

Monday: European Test

Tuesday: Thank you letters to soldiers

Wednesday: (Describe) Major developments following WWI

Thursday: Trench Day- write a letter from the point of view of a soldier

Friday: Russian Revolution- video clips, music, and notes.

 

ELA:

Monday: Work on/complete rough draft of personal narrative

Tuesday: Complete personal narrative (rough draft) and work on run ons/sentence fragments

Wednesday: Pronoun activity, plot organizers, and narrative organizers

Thursday: Point of View

Friday: characterization, and correct a paragraph with pronoun errors 

 

 

 

 

Week of October 2nd:

 

Social Studies:

Monday: Religions of Europe-fill in graphic organizer (study guide) for Judaism

Tuesday: Religions of Europe-fill in graphic organizer (study guide) for Islam

Wednesday: Complete study guide for the major religions of Europe

Thursday/Friday: BYOD Quizzez/Kahoot/complete study guide- EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHY TEST IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 9TH.

 

ELA:

Monday: Figurative Language

Tuesday- Book Projects are due. 

Wednesday: Connotation and Denotation

Thursday: The difference between complete sentences and fragments

Friday: Fragments

 

 

Week of September 25th:

 

FALL BREAK- HAVE A SAFE AND FUN TIME OFF!

 

 

Week of September 18th:

 

Social Studies:

Tuesday: BYOD- Kahoot review for quiz

Wednesday: EUROPEAN MAP QUIZ

Thursday and Friday: Study Christianity and European History we are watching a video and filling in a graphic organizer.

 

ELA:

Wednesday: Narrative Mid Test

We are working on writing dialogue this week.

 

 

Week of September 11th:

 

Social Studies:

Monday and Tuesday: NO SCHOOL due to weather

Wednesday: Why people live where they live - fill in graphic organizer in class

Thursday: Finish Why people live where they live

Friday: Environmental concerns

EUROPEAN MAP TEST IS NEXT FRIDAY. PLEASE STUDY EVERY NIGHT. WE ARE REVIEWING IN CLASS EVERY DAY.

 

ELA:

 

Wednesday, Sept. 13

 

Review the story "The Circuit"

 

Define Vocabulary words for Narrative and Study for Test Tuesday, Sept. 19

 

 Narrative vocabulary 1.1.docx 

  

 

Use the Quizlet below to study for the Test

 

 

https://quizlet.com/_3p3s6i

 

 

 

 

 

Week of September 4th:

 

Social Studies: 

Monday: Labor Day Holiday-No school

Tuesday: Create your own country economy. Homework: finish resource map if not completed in class.

Wednesday: Finish Create your own country economy. 

Thursday: Create a political map of Europe.

Friday: Voluntary Trade- review terms and start flipbook.

Flipbook is due next Thursday.

 

ELA:

Monday: Labor Day Holiday-No school

Tuesday: Finish pre-test, complete half sheet "What are you doing for your reading project?", turn in Final paragraph for Dodgeball article (if you have not done so already).

Wednesday: Read, "The Circuit" and annotate in class.

Thursday: Drama's plot, series of events, plot and resolution.

Friday: Story endings- change the ending to a story.

 

 

Week of August 28th:

 

Social Studies: We are postponing our Economics test and Market day.

Monday: Work on our Flipbook

Tuesday: BYOD Economics test review day

Wednesday: Economics test AND EARLY RELEASE DAY

Thursday: MARKET DAY

Friday: Create your own economy for your create your own country project.

 

ELA: We are working on the writing process this week. We will be writing a constructive response to an article we read in class about "Should dodgeball be played in schools". We are also working on annotating the text as we read.

 

EARLY RELEASE is Wednesday, August 30th, at 1:30pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Week of August 21:

 

Social  Studies: We have a quiz on Friday (8/25) over Economic Terms. Study guides will be completed on Tuesday (8/22). Please go to Mr. Bell's blog to play review games.

MARKET DAY is Monday, August 28th!!! This is a fun and educational day for the students. They will need to bring in 10 items that are the same for sale. They can bring in hand made items, baked goods (no nuts please), etc. Items must be individually wrapped and they can bring them into Mr. Bell's room during homeroom.

 

ELA: Quiz on Friday (8/25) over constructive response and annotation.

 

 

Week of August 14:

OPEN House is Tuesday at 6pm

Social Studies: We have a quiz on Friday over Government terms. Please study each night! Go to Mr. Bell's blog to play quizlet and study. 

Thursday- Freyer's are due (we will work on them in class on Tuesday and Wednesday). Also, it is a BYOD day.

 

Language Arts: Read each night for 20 minutes and write it on your reading log. Make sure you bring a book to class each day:)

 

Week of August 7th:

 

Social Studies: We have a quiz on Friday over Geography terms. Each day in class we are reviewing for the quiz. Please study at home each night!! Go to MR. BELL's Blog for the power point of geography terms and to use to study!!

 

Language Arts: We gave out READING LOGS and CHOICE BOARD PROJECT sheets on Tuesday (8/8). Please be reading each night for 20 minutes and writing in your reading log. Please see below for link for Choice Board project sheet. 

 

July 31, 2017

 

Welcome to Palmer Middle School!!!

I am looking forward to a wonderful school year:)

 

 

 

 My class schedule is:

1st-Co-teach with Mr. Bell

2nd-Co-teach with Mr. Bell

3rd-Co-teach with Mrs. Duke (ELA)

4th-Co-teach with Mr. Bell

5th-Co-teach with Mr. Bell

 

See below for IR Choice Board Project link: 

 

 

IR Choice Board Project (1).docx