• March-June 2020

    Posted by Gillian Stratton on 4/10/2020 1:00:00 AM

    All assignments, announcements, and communications will be in Google Classroom until further notice. Thanks for your understanding.

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  • March 2020

    Posted by Gillian Stratton on 3/13/2020 1:00:00 AM
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  • Week of Oct. 6, 2019

    Posted by Gillian Stratton on 10/6/2019

    This week students will continue to analyze the work of Jared Diamond by watching excerpts of "Guns, Germs, and Steel" and writing critical analysis of the provided notes using the Cornell Notes structure. Here is a link to the documentary: Link to part 1 of documentary

    Ms. Stratton will provide a typed copy of her notes for the left side of the Cornell Notes structure and will pause the video so that students can respond with questions and connections on the right side of the Notes structure. 

    If all goes according to plan,  students will watch episode Part 1 on Monday and episode part 2 on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Here is a link to part 2: Link to part 2.

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  • Week of Sept 9-13, 2019

    Posted by Gillian Stratton on 9/9/2019

    This week we will do a review of G.R.A.P.E.S and begin a mini inquiry unit on a region that we will be studying this year. We will review G.R.A.P.E.S. on Monday and then be visited by Ms. Coreson who will give us a lesson on researching using the library's website. She will also teach us how to create a proper bibliography for when we need to cite our sources-which is always. 

    On Wednesday you and a small group of students will be assigned a region to study in order to create a brief overview to be presented to the class. You and your group will be given 5 days to do some research,  create a poster,and give a presentation to the class. These presentations and posters will create a foundation of knowledge and vocabulary words that we will use this year in addition to the research skills you will practice. 

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  • Week of Sept. 2-6, 2019

    Posted by Gillian Stratton on 9/4/2019

    Happy 2nd week of school! What a terrific class you have!

    On Tuesday we will take a quick peek at the history of Labor Day.

    On Wednesday we will finish the first draft of our "Where I am From" poems, adding alliteration and rhyme. We will also meet our response groups.

    On Thursday we will finish and submit our poems on Google Classroom. We will share our favorite stanza in a circle and discuss our goals for the year.

    On Friday we will do a review of GRAPES in preparation for our first inquiry project that will begin next Monday.

    Here's to a wonderful week together!

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  • Week of August 26-30, 2019

    Posted by Gillian Stratton on 8/26/2019

    Monday

    Only 7th Grade Coyote Crew Leaders come to school. Everyone else, this is your last day to sleep in!

    Tuesday

    Welcome to your new Social Studies Class!

    Get your supply list into your planner and get them together.

    • A binder section for SS only.
    • A journal or spiral notebook.
    • Writing utensils.
    • Your planner.
    • An independent reading book.

     

    Get to know the other folks in our class.

    Go on a scavenger hunt to learn the syllabus, the systems, and the other students.

    Wednesday

    Welcome back! We survived our first day at school!

    Today we will continue to build community by increasing our knowledge and understanding of each other. We will continue our quest to create the very best classroom environment for learning and fun by brainstorming common agreements. 

    We will begin our first graded assignment today to kick off our collective learning about each other and culture by writing an autobiographical poem about where we're "from."

    "Where I'm From" Poem Assignment

    Thursday

     

     We will continue to work on our "Where I'm From" poems. This will be a day of short periods due to a long morning assembly.

    We will thank each other, give each other high fives, and wish each other a relaxing weekend! Civility at all times! Courtesy Counts!

    Friday

    We will share our poems with our writing groups.

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