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The Week of February 20

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 21st February 2017

Monday, Feb. 20

Bell Ringer: Presidents’ Day – No School!!!

In Class: Presidents’ Day – No School!!!

Assignment: Presidents’ Day – No School!!!

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Bell Ringer: p. 387; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Today we passed out the tests we took on Friday and organized our binders. IF YOU WERE ABSENT FRIDAY and did not take the test, you need to see Mrs. Prosch about making up the test on or before Friday 2/24.

Students completed a bell ringer activity and we went over it as a class. We then began our new unit, “The Islamic World.” We discussed the geographical features of the Arabian Peninsula, then made a graphic organizer on Nomadic and Sedentary lifestyles. After going over information on these lifestyles as a class, we took notes on the beginnings of Islam. Students who were absent should see a classmate about getting today’s notes.

Assignment: None

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Bell Ringer: p. 389; Reading Time Lines

In Class: Students completed a bell ringer at the beginning of class. We then took notes as a class on the rest of section 12.1. After taking notes, we worked on the Section Assessment and reviewed answers as a class.

Students who were absent should see a classmate about getting notes and should turn in the 12.1 Section Assessment to Mrs. Prosch when they return to school.

Assignment: Study for 12.1 Matching quiz

Thursday, Feb. 23

Bell Ringer: p. 392; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: Students completed a bell ringer activity. Students then took their 12.1 matching quiz and turned in their Section 1 Assessment with the quiz. We got into groups and each group was assigned one subheading from Section 2- “Islamic Beliefs and Practices.” Each group came up with 3-5 bullet notes to share with the class. After 10 minutes, we collaborated on a class google doc with notes for Section 2. We then worked on the Section Assessment for Section 2.

Students can access the google doc from class today on google classroom. Students who were absent can use this to study for the material that they missed.

Assignment: Study for 12.2 T/F quiz

Friday, Feb. 24

Bell Ringer:

In Class:

Assignment:

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The Week of February 13

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 13th February 2017

Monday, Feb. 13

Bell Ringer: None!

In Class: Students completed Interim III Assessment.

Assignment: Study for 11.2 Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Bell Ringer: p. 362; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students completed the bell ringer activity. After completing the bell ringer, students were given time to study for their 11.2 fill-in-the-blank quiz. Students took the fill-in-the-blank quiz.

After completing the quiz, we began Section 3- “The End of the Empire.” We will be working on the “Final Word” literacy strategy for the next 2 days. Today we began that strategy by working on the independent note-taking portion. For each of the 8 listed subheadings, students read the subheading, then wrote down what they feel like is the most important information from that subheading, and WHY they felt like that was most important. When students completed the note-taking, they began the 11.3 Section Assessment.

Students who were absent should see Mrs. Prosch ASAP about making up the 11.2 quiz. Absent students should also get today’s notes from a classmate.

Assignment: None!

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Bell Ringer: p. 364; Evaluating

In Class: Students completed a bell ringer activity. After completing the bell ringer, we went over instructions for the Final Word literacy strategy. Groups were assigned to students. Students worked with their groups on the Final Word activity, then worked on their 11.3 Section Assessment as a group.

We reviewed answers for the Section Assessment as a class. This is a great resource to use to study for tomorrow’s T/F quiz. Students who were absent should turn in their Section Assessment upon their return to class.

Assignment: Study for 11.3 T/F Quiz.

Thursday, Feb. 16

Bell Ringer: p. 366; Practice and Apply the Skill (1-3 only)

In Class: Students completed their bell ringer activity and submitted bell ringers for the week. We then took our 11.3 T/F quiz. Students who were absent should submit bell ringers upon their return to class and make up the quiz as soon as possible.

To review for the test, we did a Kahoot test review. The link for the kahoot is https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/542f5750-ab9c-4db8-9387-f5ea0120c316 and you will need TWO devices if you want to play the kahoot- one device to lead and another to actually play. I would recommend using a computer to access the link, and your own device to answer the questions. This is a GREAT study tool!

Assignment: Rome & Christianity Test tomorrow!

Friday, Feb. 17

Bell Ringer: Label your answer document with your name, date, and period. SUBJECT: Rome and Christianity

In Class: We took our test on Rome and Christianity. Students who were absent should see Mrs. Prosch about making the test up.

Assignment: 3-DAY WEEKEND!

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The Week of February 6

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 6th February 2017

Monday, Feb. 6

Bell Ringer: p. 347; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students had about 20 minutes today to do the following:

  • Today’s Bell Ringer
  • Organize their binders
  • Nominate classmates for Who’s Who
  • Receive test scores

Mrs. Prosch then began her full-time teaching. Students took notes today in class. Any students who were absent should see a classmate to get today’s notes.

Assignment: None

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Bell Ringer: p. 351; Identifying Points of View

In Class: Students completed the bell ringer activity at the beginning of class. After completing and discussing the bell ringer, students continued to take notes on section 11.1- “From Republic to Empire.” Any students who were absent today should see a classmate for the bell ringer and for today’s notes.

Assignment: None

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Bell Ringer: p. 353; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students completed a bell ringer activity at the beginning of class. Students then finished their notes on Section 1- “From Republic to Empire.” Students completed the 11.1 Section Assessment. We reviewed answers for the Section Assessment. Students who were absent should see a classmate for today’s notes. Students who were absent should also complete the Section Assessment for 11.1 and submit it to Mrs. Prosch as soon as possible.

Assignment: Study for tomorrow’s matching quiz on Section 1

Thursday, Feb. 9

Bell Ringer: p. 357; Analyzing Information

In Class: Students worked on their bell ringer at the beginning of class. When students completed their bell ringer, they cleared their desks in preparation for the quiz.

Students took the 11.1 Matching Quiz. See Mrs. Prosch to make up the quiz if you were absent

Students then began taking notes on Section 2- The Roman Empire and Religion. Students who were absent should see a classmate for notes.

Assignment: None

Friday, Feb. 10

Bell Ringer: p. 360; Interpreting Maps

In Class: We reviewed our bell ringer together. Students also submitted bell ringers to be graded. If a student was absent, he or she should submit this week’s bell ringers to Mrs. Prosch as soon as possible.

Students began taking notes on the rest of Section 2- The Roman Empire and Religion. We used a literacy strategy known as “Coding.” Students are to read the information under the remaining subheadings starting on p. 358- The Teachings of Jesus, The Spread of Jesus’ Teachings, Growth of Christianity/Persecution, Early Church Organization, and Growth of the Papcy.

For each subheading, students should write down four thing labelled as follows:

*- Something I already know

+- New information

!- This is interesting information

?- I do not understand this/I have a question about this

 

Please note that students are not writing in the textbook. Students are to write in their notes section.

Students were to work on the Section 2 Assessment once completed with Coding Notes. We reviewed and graded the Section Assessment as a class.

The 11.2 fill-in-the-blank quiz will be on Tuesday 2/14.

Assignment: Enjoy your weekend!

 

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The Week of January 30

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 30th January 2017

Monday, Jan. 30

Bell Ringer: p. 331; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students copied assignments for the week.

We then discussed the protocol for JIGSAW group work.

Students were assigned to an EXPERT group and assigned a chunk of text. Students then met with their EXPERT groups and recorded information on the Google Doc note-taking sheet.

Students then transitioned to their SHARE groups to share their expertise from the EXPERT groups.

Assignment: None

Tuesday, Jan. 31

Bell Ringer: pp. 332-333; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: Students returned to their EXPERT groups today to debrief their learning from their SHARE groups which met yesterday.

Students then returned to their desks and opened a Google Doc to complete Section 3 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 335.

Once finished, students studied for tomorrow’s quiz.

Assignment: Study for The Late Republic True/False Quiz

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Bell Ringer: p. 334; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students had time today to complete Section 3 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 335.

Students had a few minutes to review their JIGSAW notes and their Section 3 Assessment before The Late Republic Quiz was released via Google Classroom.

Students complete The Late Republic Quiz.

Students then had time to study for Friday’s The Roman Republic Test.

Assignment: None

Thursday, Feb. 2

Bell Ringer: p. 336; Practice and Apply the Skill #1-4

In Class: Students submitted this week’s bell ringers. Mrs. Prosch graded and returned bell ringers.

Students had time to continue studying for tomorrow’s test.

Assignment: Study for The Roman Republic Test—Test tomorrow!

Friday, Feb. 3

Bell Ringer: 

In Class: Students completed The Roman Republic Test.

Assignment: Have a great weekend!!!!!

 

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The Week of January 23

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 23rd January 2017

Monday, Jan. 23

Bell Ringer: p. 317; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students organized their binders.

Students received back their “The Greek World” tests and placed them in the sheet protector they used to organize their binders.

Students then checked Google Classroom to see if they received the Paragraph Shrinking Google Doc and if so he/she shared the Google Doc with his/her partner.

Students then worked with their partner to complete the Paragraph Shrinking literacy strategy for “Geography and the Rise of Rome” on pages 316-321.

Assignment: None

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Bell Ringer: p. 320; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students continued working with their partner to complete the Paragraph Shrinking literacy strategy for “Geography and the Rise of Rome” on pages 316-321.

Once students completed the Paragraph Shrinking literacy strategy, they completed Section 1 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 321.

Students then used the remaining time in class to study for tomorrow’s quiz.

Assignment: Study for Geography and the Rise of Rome Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Bell Ringer: p. 326; Analyzing Information

In Class: Students had a few minutes to finish completing yesterday’s Paragraph Shrinking and Section 1 Assessment.

Students then completed the Geography and the Rise of Rome quiz via Google Classroom.

I then explained the Reciprocal Teaching roles and how each role is an activity that good, active readers are subconsciously doing as they read.

Students then accessed their Reciprocal Teaching Google Doc via their email or Google Drive and began completing Reciprocal Teaching for Government and Society on pages 324-329.

Assignment: None

Thursday, Jan. 26

Bell Ringer: p. 327; Analyzing Primary Sources

In Class: We discussed Advanced Placement World History at OMHS.

Students then continued Reciprocal Teaching  for Government and Society on pages 324-329.

Students then reviewed their notes with their group and discussed what they learned with one another.

Time permitting, students completed Section 2 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 329 with their group at the bottom of their Reciprocal Teaching notes.

Assignment: Study for Government and Society Matching Quiz

Friday, Jan. 27

Bell Ringer: p. 328; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: Students submitted their bell ringers. Bell ringers were graded and returned to the students.

Students completed Reciprocal Teaching  for Government and Society on pages 324-329.

Students then reviewed their notes with their group and discussed what they learned with one another.

Students completed Section 2 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 329 with their group at the bottom of their Reciprocal Teaching notes.

Students then took their Government and Society Quiz via Google Classroom.

Assignment: Have a great weekend!

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The Week of January 16

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 17th January 2017

Monday, Jan. 16

Bell Ringer: 

In Class:

Assignment: MLK, Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL!

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Bell Ringer: p. 293; Drawing Conclusions

In Class: Students took notes on the following topics from the-greek-world presentation:

  • Macedonia Conquers Greece
  • Phillip’s Military Strength
  • Alexander Builds an Empire
  • Controlling the Greeks
  • Building a New Empire
  • Marching Home
  • Spreading Greek Culture
  • Hellenistic Kingdoms

Assignment: 9.3 Section Assessment due tomorrow. Study for Alexander the Great True/False Quiz.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Bell Ringer: p. 295; Making Inference

In Class: Students took notes on the following topics from the-greek-world presentation:

  • Hellenistic Macedonia
  • Hellenistic Syria
  • Hellenistic Egypt

We then reviewed 9.3 Section Assessment together.

Students then completed the Alexander the Great True/False Quiz.

Students took notes on the following topics from the-greek-world presentation:

  • The Arts
  • Statues and Paintings
  • Greek Architecture
  • New Forms of Writing
  • Philosophy

Assignment: 9.4 Section Assessment due tomorrow. Study for Greek Achievements Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Thursday, Jan. 19

Bell Ringer: p. 299; Standardized Test Practice

In Class: We graded bell ringers.

Students took notes on the following topics from the-greek-world presentation:

  • Socrates
  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine and Engineering

We then reviewed 9.4 Section Assessment together.

Students then completed the Greek Achievements Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Students then accessed “The Greek World” Quizlet via Google Classroom to study essential vocabulary for tomorrow’s test.

Assignment: Study notes, section assessments, and chapter review questions for tomorrow’s “The Greek World” Test.

Friday, Jan. 20

Bell Ringer: NAME: Your Name; SUBJECT: The Greek World; PERIOD: 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th; DATE: 1/20/17

In Class: Students completed The Greek World Test.

Assignment: THE GREEK WORLD TEST TODAY!

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The Week of January 9

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 9th January 2017

Monday, Jan. 9

Bell Ringer: p. 280; Analyzing Points of View

In Class: We graded bell ringers that were completed last week.

I informed the students that we will have an intern joining us for second semester who will handle most of the teaching responsibilities during the semester.

Students took notes on the following topics from the-greek-world presentation:

  • The Second Invasion of Greece

We completed #3 a. & b. together from Section 1 Assessment on page 277.

We completed #4 & #5 together from Section 1 Assessment on page 277.

Assignment: Study for POP Quiz on notes from 1/5

Tuesday, Jan. 10

Bell Ringer: p. 282; Interpreting Maps

In Class: We completed #5 together from Section 1 Assessment on page 277.

Students then completed the Persia and Greece Matching Quiz. Students were allowed to use their notes, section assessment, and textbook.

Students then completed The Greek World POP Quiz.

Students took notes on the following topics from the-greek-world presentation:

  • Spartans Build a Military Society
  • Boys and Men in Sparta
  • Life in Sparta
  • Girls and Women in Sparta

Assignment: Study for POP Quiz on notes from 1/6 (Thursday)

Wednesday, Jan. 11

Bell Ringer: p. 287; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students began class by completing today’s bell ringer.

Students then had the reminder of the period to complete the assignment listed below.

Assignment: Finish 9.2, 9.3, and 9.4 Section Assessments as well as Chapter Review Questions #1-8 on page 297, #13-15, #18, and #19 on page 298, and #1-7 on page 299.

Thursday, Jan. 12

Bell Ringer: p. 291; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: Students completed The Greek World POP Quiz #3.

Students took notes on the following topics from the-greek-world presentation:

  • Girls and Women in Sparta
  • Government
  • Athenians Admire the Mind
  • Boys and Men in Athens
  • Girls and Women in Athens
  • Sparta and Athens Fight
  • Athenina Power
  • The Peloponnesian War

Assignment: Study for Sparta and Athens Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz

Friday, Jan. 13

Bell Ringer:

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

Students took notes on the following topics from the-greek-world presentation:

  • The Peloponnesian War
  • Fighting Among the City-States

We then reviewed Section 2 Assessment together.

Students completed the Sparta and Athens Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Assignment: Enjoy your three-day weekend!

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The Week of January 2

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 3rd January 2017

Monday, Jan. 2

Bell Ringer: Happy New Year!

In Class: Happy New Year!

Assignment: Happy New Year!

Tuesday, Jan. 3

Bell Ringer: Teacher Workday

In Class: Teacher Workday

Assignment: Teacher Workday

Wednesday, Jan. 4

Bell Ringer: p. 273; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students copied assignments for the week.

Students organized their binders.

We discussed second semester for 8th graders.

Students took notes on the following topics from the-greek-world presentation:

  • Persia Becomes an Empire
  • Cyrus the Great
  • The Persian Army

Students completed question 1 a. and b. from Section 1 Assessment on page 277.

Students took notes on the following topics from the-greek-world presentation:

  • The Persian Empire Grows Stronger
  • Political Organization

Assignment: Study today’s notes for a “POP” Quiz tomorrow.

Thursday, Jan. 5

Bell Ringer: p. 276; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students completed The Greek World “POP” Quiz #1.

Students took notes on the following topics from the-greek-world presentation:

  • Persian Society
  • Persian Expansion

Students completed question 2 a. and b. from Section 1 Assessment on page 277.

Students took notes on the following topics from the-greek-world presentation:

  • The Persians Fight Greece
  • The Battle of Marathon
  • The Second Invasion of Greece

Assignment: Study for Greece and Persia Matching Quiz.

Friday, Jan. 6

Bell Ringer: No school today – winter weather!

In Class: No school today – winter weather!

Assignment: Have a great weekend!

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The Week of December 12

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 12th December 2016

Monday, Dec. 12

Bell Ringer: p. 263; Reviewing Vocabulary, Terms, and People #’s 1-8

In Class: Given that all of the students’ notes and section assessments were completed in their Google Drive accounts, students were afforded another day devoted entirely to studying for tomorrow’s test.

Assignment: Ancient Greece Test tomorrow

Tuesday, Dec. 13

Bell Ringer: NAME: Your Name; SUBJECT: Ancient Greece; PERIOD: 1st, 3rd, 5th, or 6th; DATE: 12/13/16

In Class: Students completed the Ancient Greece test.

Students read, worked on assignments from other classes, prepared for remaining benchmark exams, or rested after the test.

Assignment: Ancient Greece Test today

Wednesday, Dec. 14

Bell Ringer: What was your favorite topic we studied first semester? Explain why it was your favorite.

In Class: Students either studied for today’s ELA benchmark exam or tomorrow’s Science benchmark exam or read a novel.

Assignment: None

Thursday, Dec. 15

Bell Ringer: What was your favorite way you learned first semester? Explain why it was your favorite.

In Class: We graded bell ringers today.

Students either studied for today’s Science benchmark exam or read a novel.

Assignment: None

Friday, Dec. 16

Bell Ringer: Merry Christmas!!!

In Class: Assemblies and class parties today before 1:00 dismissal.

Assignment: Merry Christmas!!!

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The Week of December 5

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 5th December 2016

Monday, Dec. 5

Bell Ringer: High school counselors visited today!

In Class: Students worked on their 4-year plans in the B-11 Computer Lab.

Assignment: None

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Bell Ringer: pp. 252-253; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: We discussed the protocol for Reciprocal Teaching.

Students were then emailed their Reciprocal Teaching Notes Sheets and received their group assignments.

Students began completing Reciprocal Teaching for Greek Mythology and Literature.

Assignment: None

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Bell Ringer: p. 255; Analyzing Information

In Class: Students who either did not finish their 4-plans or who were absent on Monday returned to the B-11 computer lab to complete their plans with Mrs. Butz.

Students who remained in class finished 8.2 Section Assessment with their EXPERT group members and began completing 8.3 Section Assessment with their Reciprocal Teaching group members. Both of these assignments were completed as Google Docs and shared with the respective group members.

Assignment: Ancient Greece Test This test will be Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Thursday, Dec. 8

Bell Ringer: p. 256; Making Predictions

In Class: We completed the Government in Athens quiz together today.

Students then returned to their Reciprocal Teaching groups to finish Greek Mythology and Literature.

Once completed, students reviewed their notes together in their Reciprocal Teaching groups.

Students also completed 8.3 Section Assessment with their Reciprocal Teaching group members.

Assignment: Study for Ancient Greece Test This test will be Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Friday, Dec. 9

Bell Ringer: p. 257; Drawing Inferences

In Class: We graded bell ringers.

We then completed the Greek Mythology and Literature quiz together.

Students then had time to complete 8.2 and 8.3 Section Assessments if not already completed as well as time to finish their Reciprocal Teaching notes.

Students were then to study for Tuesday’s Ancient Greece Test. Because all of the students’ work is on their Google Drive, students had time to study in class today and will have time to study in class on Monday in preparation for Tuesday’s test.

Assignment: Have a great weekend!

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