Friday, August 29th

If you missed the Chapter 19 Open Notes Test today, please be prepared to take it when you return to school.

Social Studies Homework:  Finish the Family Tree by asking your family for names to fill in the blanks and by drawing your Family Crest/Coat of Arms on the “shield” on the tree.  I’ve got a few links to the right of the screen —> that may help.  Try your last name, or the last name of someone in your family  tree.  IF you can’t find a crest/coat of arms for your family, it’s ok…make one!  :)  You can draw something that you or your family enjoy and color it.  If your favorite color is purple, that could be the background and if you like tennis, you could draw a tennis racket in the middle of it.  The Family Tree must be completed by Tuesday.

No School on Monday!  HAPPY LABOR DAY!!

Thursday, August 28th

Social Studies Homework:  Chapter 19 Open Notes Test is tomorrow!  Make sure you are familiar with everything in your notebook, and make sure that your notebook is in the CLASSROOM tomorrow!  :)

The Family Tree is due on Tuesday.  Start talking to your parents about the people in your family and fill out the blanks in the tree as best as you can.  Remember…all families look different, therefore, all trees will look different.  You may only fill out one side of the tree, or leave some spaces blank if you don’t know names…I just want you to show that you’ve tried to do some research.  I expect the tree to be colored by Tuesday.  I will show you what to do with the “shield” part tomorrow in class.  Don’t do anything until I talk to you on Friday.  The Family Tree handout is in the SS Upload section above.

Wednesday, August 27th

Social Studies Homework:  See the slide below for all instructions.  Use some of the Child Labor websites that I’ve listed on the blogroll to the right ——–> for help in finding the laws.  One of my favorites is http://www.youthrules.dol.gov/know-the-limits/index.htm   *Chapter 19 Open Notes Test is Friday…make sure your notebook is in order and that all pages are complete!!  IF you were absent today, I’ve uploaded today’s powerpoint in the SS Uploads section above…look at the pictures and answer #1-5 the Child Labor questions on p. 13 in your notebook (also in the SS Upload section).

Child Labor in 2014

Monday, August 25th

*Share the Project American Life forms with your parents tonight.  Don’t forget that LOTS of information is available by clicking the Project American Life link above!!!

Social Studies Homework:  Read over p. 569-572 and list positive impacts, negative impacts and important people from the Oil & Steel industries on p. 11 in your notebook.  (If you were absent, I’ve put the graphic organizer in the SS Uploads section above…you’ll need to also read p. 557-559 to find the same info about the Railroad Industry.)

Thursday, August 21st

Social Studies Homework:  Make a CAR!!  Cut the car parts out (see SS Uploads if you were absent or lost your handout from class) and glue them on the blue piece of paper that you were given today.  *If you were absent, you can glue the pieces onto any colored piece of paper.  You need to time how long it takes you to cut out the parts and glue them on.  Write the “Amount of time to build: ______” under your Model T.  You may color it, but don’t include it in your time.  The goal is to have a nice & neat finished product…not be the fastest one to finish it.

The finished product should look like this:

Model T pic

Tuesday, August 19th

Most groups made a lot of progress on the invention projects today and I believe we will be able to start presenting by mid-class tomorrow! :)

SS Homework: Writers & Advertisers… All writing and advertisements are due at the beginning of class tomorrow.  You will have an opportunity to mount it to construction paper during class.  If there is a supply that your group was missing, make sure you bring it tomorrow!!

Monday, August 18th

The groups that had their supplies in class today started “building” their invention. :)  The goal is to be complete by the end of class on Wednesday.

SS Homework:  The “writers” and “advertisers” can work on their part of the project at home (see the info sheet on p. 7 stating what you need to include).  You may complete the paragraph or the ad on the computers at home, but you’ll also need to print at home since you haven’t been to computer lab training yet.  However, handwriting the paragraph on loose leaf paper or drawing the ad on blank paper is perfectly acceptable.  IF you were still missing some supplies, make sure you bring them tomorrow!!!

Friday, August 15th

Tonight is the Gala from 7-9pm.  Have fun!

Social Studies Homework:  All supplies for the group inventions are due on Monday. Refer to the project group instructions on p. 7 in your notebook.  For the “designers” – All designs will be checked at the beginning of class on Monday (no building can take place until the design has been approved).   “Writers” can start working on the 5 sentence paragraph that explains how the invention will work and why it is useful – due by Wednesday.  “Advertisers” can start working on the ad.  You need a catchy slogan and picture of the product.  This can be drawn or completed on the computer.  The Ad is due by Wednesday.  The “Builder” needs to make sure group members are bringing the supplies and will be the one to ensure the building part of the project gets completed.  The Final Project will be due by the end of class on Wednesday, August 20th.  *See the SS Upload section for the Group Instruction sheet.  (If you were absent today, you will be assigned a job on Monday.)

FYI:  We will start counting tardies next week, and EAETs will be assigned if you don’t complete your homework.