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The Week of September 18

Posted by Jay McGaughy on September 18th, 2017

Monday, Sept. 18

Bell Ringer: p. 107; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: Students copied assignments for the week.

We also discussed the following test specifications for Ancient Egypt and Kush:

  • #’s 1-10 Completion
  • #’s 11-20 and 21-30 Matching
  • #’s 31-50 True / False
  • #’s 51-95 Multiple Choice

We then discussed What and How to Study:

  • Bell Ringers – p. 102
  • Notes – Read once tonight in preparation for tomorrow’s quiz plus Tuesday night complete Inductive Study #1 and Wednesday night complete Inductive Study #2
  • Literacy Strategies – NONE
  • Section Assessments – Read questions and attempt to answer (use this to determine your level of preparedness); Use answers if you cannot answer the first time; *Repeat until you can answer all the questions unassisted

Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1)list characteristics to prove that the Middle Kingdom was a period of stable government between periods of disorder, 2)list and explain the achievements of various pharaohs to prove that in the New Kingdom, Egyptian trade and military power reached their peak, but Egypt’s greatness did not last, and 3)demonstrate that work and daily life were different for each of Egypt’s social classes.

Students then took notes on the following topic:

  • Ancient Egypt and Kush (Akhenaten and Religious Change – last slide, Decline of the Egyptian Empire, Daily Life in Ancient Egypt: Family and Marriage)

Assignment: Study for Egyptian Achievements Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Bell Ringer: pp. 108-109; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: We reviewed Section 3 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 104.

Students then used flip cards to respond to The Middle and New Kingdoms True/False Quiz.

Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1)determine that the Egyptians developed a writing system using hieroglyphics and 2)list and describe the Egyptians’ magnificent temples, tombs, and works of art.

Students then took notes on the following topic:

We then completed Section 4 Assessment, #’s 1-4 on page 110.

Students will complete the Egyptian Achievements Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz tomorrow.

Assignment: Ancient Egypt and Kush Test is Thursday. STUDY!

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Bell Ringer: p. 112; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1)determine that the Egyptians developed a writing system using hieroglyphics and 2)list and describe the Egyptians’ magnificent temples, tombs, and works of art.

Students completed the Egyptian Achievements Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Students then read ‘Ancient Kush’ on pages 111-117.

Students then completed Section 5 Assessment, #’s 1-6 on page 117.

Students completed the Ancient Kush Matching Quiz.

Assignment: Ancient Egypt and Kush Test is tomorrow. STUDY!

Thursday, Sept. 21

Bell Ringer: NAME: Your Name; SUBJECT: AEaK; PERIOD: 1st, 3rd, 5th, or 6th; DATE: 9-21-17

In Class: Students completed the Ancient Egypt and Kush Test today in class.

Students could either work on assignments from other classes or read a book.

Assignment: Ancient Egypt and Kush Test is today.

Friday, Sept. 22

Bell Ringer: p. 213; Interpreting Maps

In Class: We graded bell ringers today in class.

Students received back their Ancient Egypt and Kush Test answer documents and scores.

Students organized their binders.

Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1)infer that Abraham and Moses led the Israelites in two significant migrations in Hebrew history, 2)determine why kings united the Israelites to fight off invaders, 3)identify that invaders conquered and ruled the Israelites after their kingdom broke apart, and 4)list the women in Israelite and Jewish society who made great contributions to their history.

We began our study of The Hebrews and Judaism with students participating in Reciprocal Teaching. All work will be completed via Google Docs.

Assignment: Have a great weekend!

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The Week of September 11

Posted by Jay McGaughy on September 13th, 2017

Monday, Sept. 11

Bell Ringer:

In Class:

Assignment: NO SCHOOL!

Tuesday, Sept. 12

Bell Ringer:

In Class:

Assignment: NO SCHOOL!

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Bell Ringer: p. 101; Analyze

In Class: We graded last week’s bell ringers today since I was out of class on Friday working in the office.

Students then joined their class period’s Google Classroom class using the class code provided. Any student that was absent today should see me to get the code in order to join the class as a bonus opportunity will be available this weekend.

We reviewed all of the notes students have taken so far on the following topic:

Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1)demonstrate that in early Egyptian society, pharaohs ruled as gods and were at the top of the social structure, 2)explain how religion shaped Egyptian life, and 3)identify that the pyramids of Egypt were built as tombs for the pharaoh.

Students then took notes on the following topic:

Assignment: Study for The Old Kingdom Matching Quiz

Thursday, Sept. 14

Bell Ringer: p. 102; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1)demonstrate that in early Egyptian society, pharaohs ruled as gods and were at the top of the social structure, 2)explain how religion shaped Egyptian life, and 3)identify that the pyramids of Egypt were built as tombs for the pharaoh.

Students then took notes on the following topic:

We reviewed Section 2 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 99.

Students then completed The Old Kingdom Matching Quiz.

Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1)list characteristics to prove that the Middle Kingdom was a period of stable government between periods of disorder, 2)list and explain the achievements of various pharaohs to prove that in the New Kingdom, Egyptian trade and military power reached their peak, but Egypt’s greatness did not last, and 3)demonstrate that work and daily life were different for each of Egypt’s social classes.

Students then took notes on the following topic:

Assignment: Study for The Middle and New Kingdoms True/False Quiz

Friday, Sept. 15

Bell Ringer: p. 103; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: We graded this week’s bell ringers.

Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1)list characteristics to prove that the Middle Kingdom was a period of stable government between periods of disorder, 2)list and explain the achievements of various pharaohs to prove that in the New Kingdom, Egyptian trade and military power reached their peak, but Egypt’s greatness did not last, and 3)demonstrate that work and daily life were different for each of Egypt’s social classes.

Students then took notes on the following topic:

  • Ancient Egypt and Kush (Disorder and a New Order: The New Kingdom, The Egyptian Empire, and Akhenaten and Religious Change)

Assignment: Sumer and Egypt Analogies Bonus Opportunity due Monday.

 

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The Week of September 4

Posted by Jay McGaughy on September 5th, 2017

Monday, Sept. 4

Bell Ringer: 

In Class:

Assignment: Labor Day – NO SCHOOL!!!

Tuesday, Sept. 5

Bell Ringer: p. 91; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students copied their assignments for the week.

We reviewed as a class the Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent Test.

Students then received back their answer documents and reviewed the test items that they missed.

Students then organized their binders by taking everything out of their binders except for today’s bell ringer and their clock appointments. Everything pertaining to Topic 2 was placed in a sheet protector, the sheet protector was taped closed, and students wrote Topic 2 on the outside of the sheet protector before placing it in the Previous Topics section of their binders.

Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1)identify why Egypt was called the Gift of the Nile as the Nile gave life to the desert, 2)explain how civilization developed along the Nile after people began farming in the region, and 3)describe how strong kings united all of Egypt.

Students then took notes on the following topic:

Students completed an EXIT SLIP before leaving class today pertaining to their test score.

Assignment: None

Wednesday, Sept. 6

Bell Ringer: p. 95; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1)identify why Egypt was called the Gift of the Nile as the Nile gave life to the desert, 2)explain how civilization developed along the Nile after people began farming in the region, and 3)describe how strong kings united all of Egypt.

Students then took notes on the following topic:

  • Ancient Egypt and Kush (The Impact of Geography, The Old and Middle Kingdoms, and The Old Kingdom – 1st slide only)

I then read ‘Geography and Ancient Egypt’ on pages 90-93 to the students.

We then completed Section 1 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 93. We will finish the section assessment tomorrow in class before taking the Geography and Ancient Egypt Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Assignment: Study for Geography and Ancient Egypt Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz

Thursday, Sept. 7

Bell Ringer: pp. 96-97; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: We completed Section 1 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 93.

Students then completed the Geography and Ancient Egypt Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1)deonstrate that in early Egyptian society, pharaohs ruled as gods and were at the top of the social structure, 2)explain how religion shaped Egyptian life, and 3)identify that the pyramids of Egypt were built as tombs for the pharaoh.

Students then took notes on the following topic:

Assignment: None

Friday, Sept. 8

Bell Ringer: pp. 98-99; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: I was working in the administrative office today; therefore, students completed their bell ringers and the following assignments:

  1. Read The Old Kingdom on pages 94-99
  2. Complete Section 2 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 99
  3. Read The Middle and New Kingdoms on pages 100-104
  4. Complete Section 3 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 104

Assignment: HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!

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The Week of August 28

Posted by Jay McGaughy on August 28th, 2017

Monday, Aug. 28

Bell Ringer: p. 77; Analyzing Primary Sources

In Class: Students copied their assignments for the week.

Students received back their Section Assessments and Quizzes for The Rise of Sumer.

We then reviewed all of the notes we have covered for Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent.

Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1)explain why the Sumerians invented the world’s first writing system, 2)list Sumerian advances and how these inventions changed Sumerian lives, and 3)appreciate the many types of art developed in Sumer.

Students then took notes on the following topic:

We discussed how students should study tonight for tomorrow’s quiz and how studying tonight will benefit the students in terms of preparing for Friday’s test.

Assignment: Study for Sumerian Achievements Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Bell Ringer: p. 78; Interpreting Maps

In Class: We discussed the upcoming test on Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent. The test specifications are as follows:

  • #1-10 Completion
  • #11-20 and #21-30 Matching
  • #31-50 True/False
  • #51-85 Multiple Choice

We also discussed the items that students have to study for Friday’s test. Those items include:

  • Bell Ringers – p.65 Sargon’s Empire
  • Notes – read 1 time per night (Mon.-Wed.) and use inductive study strategy twice (Thurs.)
  • Literacy Strategies – none
  • Section Assessments – Read question; try to answer / Use S.A. to answer / Complete once or twice

We then discussed how to study for the test. We listed the following strategies:

  1. Read your notes once per night (Mon.-Wed.)
  2. Inductive Study Strategy Twice (Thurs.)
  3. Review all Vocabulary – bold and highlighted, bold, bold and underlined – once (Thurs.)
  4. Complete study session with Section Assessments by quizzing yourself once or twice (Thurs.)

Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1)explain why the Sumerians invented the world’s first writing system, 2)list Sumerian advances and how these inventions changed Sumerian lives, and 3)appreciate the many types of art developed in Sumer.

We reviewed the notes that students took yesterday on the following topic:

I read “Sumerian Achievements” on pages 69-73 with the students..

Students worked with their 4:00 appointments to complete Section 3 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 73 (Bronze).

Students then completed the Sumerian Achievements Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz (Silver).

Assignment: Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent Test will be Friday.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Bell Ringer: pp. 72-73; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1)discuss how the Babylonians conquered Mesopotamia and created a code of law, 2)explain how the invasions of Mesopotamia changed the region’s culture, and 3)demonstrate that the Phoenicians built a trading society in the eastern Mediterranean region.

Students were assigned to one of nine groups based on the seven red subheadings for Later Peoples of the Fertile Crescent:

  • The Rise of Babylon
  • Hammurabi’s Code (paragraphs 1,2, and 5)
  • Hammurabi’s Code (paragraphs 3 and 4)
  • The Hittites and Kassites
  • The Assyrians
  • The Chaldeans
  • The Geography of Phoenicia
  • The Expansion of Trade (paragraphs 1,2, and 3)
  • The Expansion of Trade (paragraph 4)

Students worked in groups of three or four to create a graffiti wall entry containing key information from their respective, assigned subheading.

Students will have about 10 minutes to complete their graffiti wall entries tomorrow in class.

I worked with students who needed to complete either remedial or make-up work today in class.

Assignment: Study for Later Peoples of the Fertile Crescent Multiple Choice Quiz.

Thursday, Aug. 31

Bell Ringer: pp. 80-81; Interpreting Maps

In Class: We graded bell ringers today in class (Silver).

Students then returned to their groups to complete their graffiti wall entries.

We returned to class and each group of students presented the information from their respective subheading. The students did an outstanding job creating their graffiti wall entries and sharing their information.

We then completed Section 4 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 81 (Bronze).

Students then used flip cards to respond to the Later Peoples of the Fertile Crescent Multiple Choice Quiz (Silver).

Assignment: Study for Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent Test!

Friday, Sept. 1

Bell Ringer: NAME: Your Name; SUBJECT: MatFC; Period: 1st, 3rd, 5th, or 6th; DATE: 9-1-17

In Class: We then previewed the following test items so that students would be familiar with the format of today’s test:

  • #1-3 Completion
  • #11-13 Matching
  • #21-22 Matching
  • #31-34 True/False
  • #52, 54, 56, 59, 60, 69, 72, 74 Multiple Choice

Students then completed  the Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent Test (Gold).

Students could either read or work on assignments from other classes once they finished their tests.

Assignment: HAVE A GREAT LABOR DAY WEEKEND!!!

 

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The Week of August 21

Posted by Jay McGaughy on August 18th, 2017

Monday, Aug. 21

Bell Ringer: p. 59; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students were provided an example of a proper MLA heading for their bell ringers as well as an example of how to correctly set up each day’s bell ringer and how to accurately answer bell ringer questions for Interpreting Maps. Examples will be provided for the various types of bell ringer questions as we get to them, respectively.

Students copied tonight’s assignment. See below.

Students received back their The Stone Ages and Early Cultures Tests (Gold).

Students then organized their binders by taking everything out of their binders except for today’s bell ringer and placing all the items into a sheet protector, writing Topic 1 on the outside of the sheet protector with a Sharpie, taping closed the sheet protector, and placing it in the Previous Topics sections of their binders.

I read students an article in class about eclipses throughout history and peoples’ responses to the eclipses.

Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1) explain how the rivers of Southwest Asia supported the growth of civilization and 2)describe the new farming techniques that led to the growth of cities.

Students then took notes on the following topic:

I then read “Geography of the Fertile Crescent” on pages 58-61 to the students. We will continue reading tomorrow in class.

Assignment: Study for Geography of the Fertile Crescent True/False Quiz.

Tuesday, Aug. 22

Bell Ringer: pp. 62-63; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Our learning targets for today were continued from yesterday: I CAN…1) explain how the rivers of Southwest Asia supported the growth of civilization and 2)describe the new farming techniques that led to the growth of cities.

We continued reading “Geography of the Fertile Crescent” on pages 58-61.

We completed the remaining questions of the Section 1 Assessment on page 61 (Bronze).

Students then completed the Geography of the Fertile Crescent True/False Quiz (Silver).

Our new learning target for today was: I CAN…1)describe how the Sumerians created the world’s first advanced society.

Students then took notes on the following topic:

Assignment: None

Wednesday, Aug. 23

Bell Ringer: p. 65; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1)describe how the Sumerians created the world’s first advanced society and 2)explain how religion played a major role in Sumerian society.

Students then took notes on the following topic:

Assignment: None

Thursday, Aug. 24

Bell Ringer: pp. 66-67; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: Students completed today’s bell ringer.

Students copied assignments for today and tomorrow.

I was away from class this afternoon attending professional development; therefore, all four WH to 1500 classes completed the same assignments in class. Those assignments included:

  • Read ‘The Rise of Sumer’ on pages 64-68.
  • Complete Section 2 Assessment, #’s 1-4 on page 68.
  • Read ‘Sumerian Achievements’ on pages 69-73.
  • Complete Section 3 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 73.
  • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • p.83 Reviewing Vocabulary, Terms, and People #1-8
    • p.84 Reading Skills #15-16
    • p.84 Social Studies Skills #18-21
    • p.85 Standardized Test Practice #1-7

Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1)describe how the Sumerians created the world’s first advanced society and 2)explain how religion played a major role in Sumerian society.

Any work not completed in class is NOT homework.

Assignment: Study for The Rise of Sumer Matching Quiz — VOCABULARY!!!

Friday, Aug. 25

Bell Ringer: p. 71; Analyzing Information

In Class: We graded bell ringers today (Silver).

Our learning targets for today were: I CAN…1)describe how the Sumerians created the world’s first advanced society and 2)explain how religion played a major role in Sumerian society.

Students then took notes on the following topic:

We then reviewed Section 2 Assessment, #’s 1-4 on page 68. Students completed a self assessment based on how well they completed the assignment and how well they learned the material (Bronze).

Students completed The Rise of Sumer Matching Quiz (Silver).

Students submitted the aforementioned assignments. I will grade students’ quizzes and students will receive back their Section Assessments and Quizzes on Monday.

Assignment: HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

 

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The Week of August 14

Posted by Jay McGaughy on August 14th, 2017

Monday, Aug. 14

Bell Ringer: Why did equality exist between men and women during the Paleolithic Age?

In Class: Students copied assignments for the week.

Students wrote their names on ‘equity sticks’ to be used throughout the year.

Students then worked together to create clock appointments for future partner work that will be done in class.

I returned the students’ bell ringers from last week and the students’ The Stone Ages quiz. Students should place the bell ringers behind the Bell Ringer tab in their binders and place The Stone Ages quiz behind the Section Assessment tab in their binders.

Our learning targets for today were: I CAN 1)describe what I see for 5 different Paleolithic artifacts, 2)develop a theory about 5 different Paleolithic artifacts, and 3)discover a social scientist’s theory for 5 different Paleolithic artifacts.

We reexamined a cave painting that we viewed last week. Students had the same picture and were able to label what they saw. We then developed a theory as to why this particular cave painting was created. We then read about the cave painting and we read the theories that social scientist have advanced about this cave painting.

Students then went into the hallway and were able to examine five more artifacts from the same cave. The students labeled what they saw using the pictures of the artifacts on their handouts. The students then developed their own theories about why the artifacts were created or what the artifacts were used for. Students then read about each artifact and read the theories social scientist have developed about each artifact. We then reviewed all of this information together.

We will finish this activity tomorrow in class.

Assignment: Binder, tab dividers, sheet protectors, and novel due tomorrow!

Tuesday, Aug. 15

Bell Ringer: Why did the equality that existed between men and women during the Paleolithic Age erode during the Neolithic Age?

In Class: Our learning targets for today were: I CAN 1)describe what I see for 5 different Paleolithic artifacts, 2)develop a theory about 5 different Paleolithic artifacts, and 3)discover a social scientist’s theory for 5 different Paleolithic artifacts.

Students returned to the hallway and continued to examine the five artifacts from the same cave. The students labeled what they saw using the pictures of the artifacts on their handouts. The students then developed their own theories about why the artifacts were created or what the artifacts were used for. Students then read about each artifact and read the theories social scientist have developed about each artifact. We then reviewed all of this information together.

We then reviewed all of the notes from last week on The Stone Ages and Early Cultures.

Our learning targets for today were: I CAN 1)describe the significant characteristics related to the discovery of Otzi the Iceman and 2)list the seven characteristics of civilization.

We continued our study of The Stone Ages and Early Cultures.

Assignment: Read all of your notes one time tonight (Advisory).

Wednesday, Aug. 16

Bell Ringer: What did you think about the activity we completed in class on Monday and Tuesday (artifacts and theories)?

In Class: Our learning targets for today were: I CAN 1)describe the significant characteristics related to the discovery of Otzi the Iceman and 2)list the seven characteristics of civilization.

We continued our study of The Stone Ages and Early Cultures (Otzi the Iceman, Emergence of Civilization, Urban Focus, New Political and Military Structures, New Social Structure Based on Economic Power, and Development of More Complexity in a Material Sense, Distinct Religious Structures, Development of Writing, New and Significant Artistic and Intellectual Activity).

Students then worked with their 1:00 appointment to complete the ‘Make-A-Test, Take-A-Test’ activity. Students wrote a 10-question test that included two multiple choice questions, three fill-in-the-blank questions, two listing questions, two true/false questions, and one matching question. Most pairs did not finish writing their tests today so students will have time to finish this activity in class tomorrow.

Students received their textbooks today in class today. Students will need to bring their textbooks to class on Monday, Aug. 21.

Assignment: Read all of your notes one time tonight (Advisory).

Thursday, Aug. 17

Bell Ringer: What do think about Otzi the Iceman and the theories about his life?

In Class: Students continued working with their 1:00 appointments to write a 10-question test based on the provided objectives.

Students who finished read their novels.

Students then returned to their respective desks and swapped the tests they wrote with their 2:00 appointments.

Students completed the tests they received. Students attempted to answer all the questions without using their notes the first time. The second time, students used their notes to answer any questions they did not answer on their first attempt. Students also used their own notes to check their answers on the test they took.

Students could either study for tomorrow’s test or read a novel with the time remaining in class.

Assignment: The Stone Ages and Early Cultures Test is tomorrow. STUDY!

Friday, Aug. 18

Bell Ringer: Explain how you studied outside of school for today’s test.

In Class: We graded this week’s bell ringers (Bronze).

Students worked with their 3:00 appointments to complete The Stone Ages and Early Cultures test (Gold).

Assignment: Have a great weekend!!!

 

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The Week of August 7

Posted by Jay McGaughy on August 7th, 2017

Monday, Aug. 7

Bell Ringer: Teacher Workday!

In Class: No School!

Assignment: Enjoy your last day of summer!

Tuesday, Aug. 8

Bell Ringer: What does a good classroom student do to be successful? Write a five-to-eight sentence paragraph that provides specific details or examples.

In Class: Students had about 10 minutes to complete today’s bell ringer.

Our learning targets for today were: I CAN 1)list at least three characteristics of a successful classroom student and 2)list and describe characteristics of the Paleolithic Age.

Students then volunteered to share their ideas about what a good classroom student does to be successful.

We then discussed the CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS for Oak Mountain Middle School’s EAGLE PRIDE where PRIDE stands for POSITIVISM, RESPECT, INTEGRITY, DETERMINATION, and EXCELLENCE.

We then partially reviewed the most important parts of the 8th Grade World History Course Syllabus for 2017-2018.

We began our study of The Stone Ages and Early Cultures (Paleolithic Age; first two slides).

Assignment: Get lots of rest tonight!

Wednesday, Aug. 9

Bell Ringer: How can you assure that you are never tardy to a class? Write a five-to-eight sentence paragraph that provides specific details or examples.

In Class: Students had about 10 minutes to complete today’s bell ringer.

Our learning target for today was: I CAN 1)list and describe characteristics of the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic Ages.

We then discussed the HALLWAY EXPECTATIONS for Oak Mountain Middle School’s EAGLE PRIDE where PRIDE stands for POSITIVISM, RESPECT, INTEGRITY, DETERMINATION, and EXCELLENCE.

Students highlighted in their paragraphs examples they listed that were consistent with the EAGLE PRIDE.

Students copied today’s assignment.

We continued our study of The Stone Ages and Early Cultures (Paleolithic Age and Neolithic Agricultural Revolution).

Students completed an EXIT SLIP today in which they answered the following question: What make you, YOU?

Assignment: Read your notes one time tonight!

Thursday, Aug. 10

Bell Ringer: How should you conduct yourself when you visit either the front office or the administrative office? Write a five-to-eight sentence paragraph that provides specific details or examples.

In Class: Students had about 10 minutes to complete today’s bell ringer.

I selected six (6) students randomly to share one example they provided for appropriate behavior when visiting the front or administrative office.

We then discussed the OFFICE EXPECTATIONS for Oak Mountain Middle School’s EAGLE PRIDE where PRIDE stands for POSITIVISM, RESPECT, INTEGRITY, DETERMINATION, and EXCELLENCE.

Students copied today’s assignment.

Our learning target for today was: I CAN 1)list and describe characteristics of the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic Ages.

We continued our study of The Stone Ages and Early Cultures (Neolithic Agricultural Revolution, Mesolithic Age, and Neolithic Age).

Assignment: Study for The Stone Ages Quiz!

Friday, Aug. 11

Bell Ringer: What does appropriate behavior look like when visiting the media center to check out a book, return a book, pay a fine, or use available technology? Write a five-to-eight sentence paragraph that provides specific details or examples.

In Class: Students had about 10 minutes to complete today’s bell ringer.

Students then turned to a partner and shared with him or her the three examples that he or she wrote about for today’s bell ringer.

Students then used the Focus Corrections Areas (FCA’s) to peer edit one of a classmates four responses to this week’s writing prompts. This will be the student’s score for Week 1 Bell Ringers (Silver).

We then looked at two artists renditions of what social scientist believe Catal Huyuk may have looked like and we described together what we saw in the pictures.

Our learning target for today was: I CAN 1)list and describe characteristics of the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic Ages.

Students then worked with an assigned partner to complete The Stone Ages Quiz (Silver).

Assignment: Have a Great Weekend!!!

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