Wednesday, October 8th

Aloha!!  We had a great time visiting Hawaii today!  Parents that sent in pineapple and cups…THANK YOU!!

Social Studies Homework:  Make a “Lei of Facts” on p. 54 in your notebook.  Color and cut out the flowers, glue them in a circle (like a necklace) and write a fact from today’s notes under each flower (8 facts total).  Add the title on the page.  Today’s notes page, powerpoint, and flowers are in the SS Upload section.

All PAL money and medication is due by FRIDAY!!

Tuesday, October 7th

Bring in canned food items to be donated to local food closets!

All PAL money and medication is due by October 10th.

Social Studies Homework:  Chapter 22 Vocabulary and the “What Would They Say” handout on p. 52 is due tomorrow.  If you were absent today, see the SS Upload section for the handouts and the US  World Power slideshow for the notes.

Monday, October 6th

There is a PAL parent/chaperone meeting tonight at 5pm in room A17.  This meeting is open to all parents, but is not mandatory.  All PAL money and medication is due by October 10th.  Please send medicine, the Shelby Co Medication Authorization Form, and any health questions to our school nurse, Beth Stone. b2stone@shelbyed.k12.al.us

Social Studies Homework:  The Chapter 22 Vocabulary words need to be defined by Wednesday.  (Use the glossary from the textbook.)

These words/definitions go on p. 50: 1. isolationism, 2.expansionism, 3.imperialism, 4. annexation, 5. Spheres of Influence

These words/definitions go on p. 51:   6.Open Door Policy, 7. armistice, 8. protectorate, 9. isthmus, 10. anarchy

Tuesday, September 30th

Social Studies Homework:  No homework tonight!!  We’ll be working on the SS Benchmark Study Guide in class tomorrow.  The Benchmark Test is Monday, October 6th.  Please remind your parents that I will be having a PAL parent chaperone meeting on Monday, Oct. 6th at 5pm.  It is not mandatory and all parents are invited to attend.  All PAL money and medication need to be turned in by October 10th.

Thursday, September 25th

Social Studies Homework:  Presidential Choice Work is due Monday.  You can do either a newspaper article about the Election of 1912, a political cartoon about Roosevelt, or a campaign poster for one of the Presidents we discussed today.  See the Choice Work handout in the SS Uploads section for MORE details!

Wednesday, September 24th

Today was all about GIRL Power!!  :)

Social Studies Homework:  Complete the “You Go Girl” handout on p. 40 in your notebook.  You need to write down 2 ways that these women serve as good role models, and/or how they show progressive ideas.  You can use your notes and textbook for the first two, but you’ll need to do some research on the computer for the other two.  At the bottom, describe a woman that YOU admire and tell why she is a good role model.  Include a picture (you can draw it if you have to).  *NOTE…today’s slideshow with the complete info and directions is in the SS Uploads section.  AND…I’ve put the link for the Lady Gaga Suffrage video in the Blogroll to the right.  —–>

Monday, September 22nd

Social Studies Homework:  Illustrate the following terms:  political machine, civil service, and muckraker. (Remember you can’t do the illustrations until I assign the word.  So far, these 3 are the only ones you can do.)  IF you were absent today, you need to see the SS Upload section for today’s handout and the powerpoint for the notes…write them on the handout and glue on p. 39.  Also, if you were absent last Friday, all definitions are now due.