Social Studies and Language Arts
Social Studies and Language Arts
Week of February 12th:
We are starting our Canada Unit this week.
Political and Physical maps of Canada are due on Thursday!
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:
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
Test over Logos, Pathos and Ethos is next Monday, February 12th
Week of January 29th:
Monday: Australia Economy guided notes
Tuesday/Thursday: Australia economic systems- create an economy and currency Readers Theater
Wednesday/Friday: BYOD Australia animal project
Monday: Poetry Test review
Tuesday: Poetry Test
Week of January 22nd:
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
NEW DUE DATES:
Book report due- February 27th
Reading Log due- February 16th
Week of December 18th:
Monday-Wednesday: Students will describe and explain the role of citizens in a communist government.
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
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.
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:
Monday: BYOD study for test tomorrow
Tuesday: European History Test
Wednesday-Friday: We are starting our European Government Unit.
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:
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
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:
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.
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:
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:
Monday-Thursday: Continue working on our DBQ.
Friday: The rise of Nazism- cloze notes
Monday: Theme Quiz
Tuesday: Scientist Sentences
Wednesday-Thursday: pronouns and antecedents
THURSDAY: TEST RECOVERY DUE
Friday: Quiz on pronouns
Week of October 23rd:
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.
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
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
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:
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.
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:
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.
Monday: Figurative Language
Tuesday- Book Projects are due.
Wednesday: Connotation and Denotation
Thursday: The difference between complete sentences and fragments
Week of September 25th:
FALL BREAK- HAVE A SAFE AND FUN TIME OFF!
Week of September 18th:
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.
Wednesday: Narrative Mid Test
We are working on writing dialogue this week.
Week of September 11th:
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.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
Review the story "The Circuit"
Define Vocabulary words for Narrative and Study for Test Tuesday, Sept. 19
Use the Quizlet below to study for the Test
Week of September 4th:
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.
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: