• Distance Learning has Officially Begun!

    Posted by Melissa Chapman on 4/13/2020

    Hi Everyone!

    I don't think too many of you are referring to my website these days, but just in case, remember that all classwork for Distance Learning is now on our Google Classroom. I won't be updating my website during Distance Learning since EVERYTHING will be done there. Picture: Closed due to Coronavirus

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  • Week 6: March 2-6

    Posted by Melissa Chapman on 3/5/2020

    Monday

    Weekly Challenge on Google Classroom.

    Also, write one paragraph summarizing the international trade game from last week using 10 vocab words. 

    Tuesday

    Beginning Economics Unit on Africa

    Who is the richest person of all time? Mansa Musa. Video and notes.

    Begin Cornell Notes, Pg 416-417, 422-425

    Wednesday

    Economics Vocab Quiz

    Finish Cornell Notes

    Thursday

    Read page 445 and compare Congo to Cornell Notes from yesterday.

    Meet and Greet profiles read and ready for tomorrow.

    Friday

    Meet and Greet Worksheet and discussion

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  • Week 5: Feb 24-28

    Posted by Melissa Chapman on 2/25/2020

    Monday

    Weekly Challenge #4 on Google Classroom.

    What is the difference between a summary and an analysis?

    Tuesday

    Classroom Market Activity:Supply and Demand

    Work on Vocab Sheet. 

    Wednesday

    International Trade Game

    Thursday

    International Trade Game

    Study guide for Economics Vocab Quiz

    Friday

    Warm-up video: Why do we have a Leap Year? https://www.bbc.com/mundo/media-51651906

    Vocab Quiz Prep and Quizlet. Vocab Quiz next Wednesday. 

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  • Week 4: Feb 17-21

    Posted by Melissa Chapman on 2/18/2020

    Monday

    NO School

    Tuesday

    Work on Narrative in class.

    Peer edit another narrative.

    Wednesday

    Narratives are due at the end of the day

    Thursday

    Supply and Demand

    Friday

    International Trade Game

     

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  • Week 3: Feb 10-14

    Posted by Melissa Chapman on 2/10/2020

    Monday

    Mrs. BC came to class to give us a workshop about kindness and respect. 

    Group project assignment. Students are in groups creating a small Google presentation (1-3 slides) on one of the five phases of the life of a t-shirt. Students are writing from the perspective of cotton. 

    Tuesday

    Finish slides and present to class. These turned out so well!

    Begin Narratives

    Wednesday

    Narratives research and writing. We read some examples of narratives and picked out fiction and non-fiction elements. Here is the graphic organizer for the narrative. 

    Thursday

    Narratives research and writing. Here is the rubric for the narrative assignment

     

    Friday

    Narratives research and writing

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  • Week 2: Feb 3-7

    Posted by Melissa Chapman on 2/4/2020

    Monday

    Weekly Challenge #2 on Google Classroom

    Tuesday

    Introduction to Economics

    Distribution of good and services simulation

    Wednesday

    Start vocab list for unit

    Videos on Subsistence with Subsistence worksheet

    Thursday

    Continue vocab, video and worksheet on Division of Labor

    Friday

    The Life Cycle of a T-Shirt: Group research and presentations next week

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  • Week 1: January 28-31

    Posted by Melissa Chapman on 1/28/2020

    Welcome to Second Semester!

    Note about my website: I intentionally write this website in English because I want it to be simple and easy for parents to access. 

    Tuesday-28th

    We are focusing on organizational skills, especially how to better organize our social studies notebooks. Specifically, random notebook checks will be done throughout the quarter to look for titles on every page and dates. 
    In today's warm-up, Students wrote 3 goals they have for this semester. Maybe they can share them at home?

    Weekly Challenge #1 due tomorrow. Link for videos and instructions on Google Classroom.

    Wednesday-29th

    Students will write an Artist Statement about their Religions poster. Then we will do a Gallery walk to appreciate each others' hard work.

    Thursday-30th

    Newsela article: Pro/con about religion. Students will write a short opinion and rebuttal. Fishbowl sharing as a class.

    Friday-31st

    Final reflections on Religion unit

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  • Week 19: January 21-24

    Posted by Melissa Chapman on 1/21/2020

    Tuesday

    Review Notes on moral codes.

    Quick-Write assignment in Google Classroom, due tomorrow.

     

    Wednesday

     

    Intro poster project. Class time to work on project.

     

    Thursday

    Class time to work on project

     

    Friday-Assembly Schedule

    Gallery Walk of posters

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  • Week 18: January 13-17

    Posted by Melissa Chapman on 1/13/2020

    Remember, all late work or revisions are due this Friday, January 17.

    Monday

    Weekly Challenge, found on Google Classroom

    Tuesday

    Students should be ready to meet with their like-religion groups to make sure their notes are complete.

    Students will then return to their groups to share their notes on their religion. Students should have summaries of all 5 religions in their notes.

    Wednesday-Early Release

    Primary Resources: a look at one religion's main literary text

    Thursday

    Primary Resources: A look at the other 4 religions' main literary texts

    Paragraph on respect due tomorrow. See Google Classroom. 

    Friday

    Circle

    Gallery Walk

    All late work due today for the semester

     

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  • Week 17: January 7-10

    Posted by Melissa Chapman on 1/7/2020

    13 school days left of the quarter/semester!


    We are starting a unit on religion and moral codes that will bring us to the end of the semester on January 24th.

    ALL LATE WORK DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 FOR SEMESTER!!

     

    Tuesday

    Weekly Challenge, found on Google Classroom.

    Wednesday

    Circle Discussion: How do we study and talk about various religions in a way that is safe and respectful for everyone?

    Gallery walk/Silent Discussion: Images from the 5 religions we will be studying.

    Thursday

    Cornell Notes from World Book article on Christianity. How do we read for social values from a religion without getting caught up in all the details?

    Friday

    Round-Robin with World Book articles on the other 4 religions. Each student in your group will read about one of the four religions, and be prepared to explain what are the social values associated with your assigned religion.

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