Posted by Jay McGaughy on 25th August 2014
Monday, Aug. 25
Bell Ringer: Take a copy of the The First Empires Pamphlet from the tray below and write and MLA heading below The First Empires. Sit quietly and wait for instructions.
In Class: Students copied tonight’s assignment into their agendas.
Students received back Week 3 Bell Ringers at a value of 20 points.
I then provided instructions on how to complete the The First Empires Pamphlet. Students were provided with the following rubric:
- 4 facts per subheading (.5 pts per fact for a total of 2 pts. per subheading)
- 1 pt. per picture (required to have one picture per box)
- 1 pt. per picture colored
Students received back their Sumerian Civilization quizzes at a value of 20 points.
Students who owed make-up work submitted assignments today.
I shared with every student his or her current class average.
Assignment: The First Empires Pamphlet is due tomorrow. Topic 1 Test is tomorrow. STUDY!
Tuesday, Aug. 26
Bell Ringer: Write your name on NAME line, Topic 1 Test on the SUBJECT line, your class period on the PERIOD line, and 8/26/14 on the DATE line of Side 1 (the blue side) of your answer document.
In Class: We completed SGA elections today before the test.
Students completed Topic 1 Test today in class.
We answered one Matching, one Multiple Choice, three Reading Comprehension, and one Reading Charts, Maps, and Graphs question today before the test to model how students should approach answering the aforementioned types of questions.
Students will receive their grades for this test tomorrow in class.
Students submitted their The First Empires Pamphlet today at a value of 20 points.
Students were allowed to read, complete assignments from other classes, or rest once they finished their tests.
Assignment: None! We will begin our study of Egyptian Civilization tomorrow.
Wednesday, Aug. 27
Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 39 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.
In Class: Students received back any papers they have submitted for Topic 1.
Students also received back their The First Empires Pamphlet.
I taught students how to keep their binders current by using the sheet protector organization method. Students should place everything related to Topic 1 into a sheet protector, tape the top closed, and write Topic 1 on the sheet protector with a Sharpie.
While students organized their binders, I showed them their scores for Topic 1 Test. Students performed very well on Topic 1 Test and I am very proud of their efforts. Students who earned an ‘A’ on Topic 1 Test received a Recognition Notice. I collected these notices and will turn them in to the office for the students. Students will be entered into a prize drawing at the end of the semester.
We then assigned students certain questions to complete from Topic 2 Guided Reading. Students will access their Google Drive accounts to complete their question(s) collaboratively with their classmates. Answers are due Friday!
We then began our study of Egyptian Civilization by discussing Geography of Egypt and Gift of the Nile.
We also began the reading portion of the Gift of the Nile A-B-C Brainstorm Activity. We will finish this activity tomorrow in class.
Assignment: Answer your assigned question(s) for Topic 2 Guided Reading by accessing your Google Drive account. Click on Shared with Me and you will find a document entitled Topic 2 Guided Reading by _your_ class period. Simply type your answer(s) below your assigned question(s). An unlimited number of students may edit the document, unlike titanpad.com, so you do not have to worry about having more than a specified number of people editing the document. Also, all work is saved automatically. There is no need to save your work. Answers are due Friday!
Thursday, Aug. 28
Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 41 and answer the DBQ.
In Class: We reviewed our notes on the Geography of Egypt and Gift of the Nile that we discussed yesterday.
Students then completed a pop quiz comparing and contrasting the influence of geography on Sumer and Egypt.
We then continued and completed the Gift of the Nile A-B-C Brainstorm Activity.
I collected make-up work from students who have been absent or who needed to redo assignments per our EAET policy.
We then discussed Upper and Lower Egypt.
Set up new Edmodo accounts. Use the Group Code you copied in class and enter the remaining information as suggested in class today. Click https://shelbyed.edmodo.com/?language=en&auto_selected_lang=true&logout=true to set up your new Edmodo account. You do not have to complete this assignment tonight at home. We will set up new accounts tomorrow in class!
Friday, Aug. 29
Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to pages 42 and 43 and answer the Connecting to the Past questions.
In Class: Students submitted bell ringers today at a value of 20 points.
Students then received a Chromebook and students set up Edmodo accounts and students linked their Google Drive accounts to Edmodo.
Assignment: Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!