Mr. McGaughy's Blog

“Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

Archive for the 'Assignments' Category

The Week of May 23

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 23rd May 2016

Monday, May 23

Bell Ringer: None!

In Class: Students completed The Later Middle Ages test.

Students turned in textbooks.

Assignment: None!

Tuesday, May 24

Bell Ringer: None!

In Class: Any student needing to complete Visitor from the Past make-up today had that opportunity.

Students received their test scores and fourth quarter averages.

We signed yearbooks in class.

Assignment: None!

Wednesday, May 25

Bell Ringer: None!

In Class: 8th Grade Breakfast, Awards Day, Field Day!

Assignment: None!

Thursday, May 26

Bell Ringer: None!

In Class: Assemblies today!

Assignment: I wish you all the best in high school!

Friday, May 27

Bell Ringer: Have a wonderful summer!

In Class: Have a wonderful summer!

Assignment: Have a wonderful summer!

Posted in Assignments, Bell Ringer, In Class, World History | No Comments »

The Week of May 16

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 16th May 2016

Monday, May 16

Bell Ringer: Take out your 18.1 Section Assessment and be ready to take your quiz.

In Class: Students took the “Popes and Kings” Multiple Choice Quiz today.

We reviewed assignments that are due tomorrow.

Everyone who will be presenting tomorrow was reminded today in class.

Students then had the remainder of the period to work on either

  1. Section Assessments or,
  2. Visitor from the Past Presentations

Assignment: 18.2 Section Assessment is due tomorrow. Visitor from the Past Presentation Day 1 is tomorrow as well.

Tuesday, May 17

Bell Ringer: Take out your 18.2 Section Assessment and be ready to take your quiz.

In Class: Students graded their own Section 2 Assessments by self-evaluating how well they completed the assignment and how well they know the information covered.

Students took the “The Crusades” Matching Quiz today.

We reviewed assignments that are due tomorrow.

Everyone who will be presenting tomorrow was reminded today in class.

Students who signed up to present their Visitor from the Past presentations today did so.

Students then had the remainder of the period to work on either

  1. Section Assessments or,
  2. Visitor from the Past Presentations

Assignment: 18.3 Section Assessment is due tomorrow. Visitor from the Past Presentation Day 2 is tomorrow as well.

Wednesday, May 18

Bell Ringer: Take out your 18.3 Section Assessment and be ready to take your quiz.

In Class: Students graded their own Section 3 Assessments by self-evaluating how well they completed the assignment and how well they know the information covered.

Students took the “Christianity and Medieval Society” Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz today.

We reviewed assignments that are due tomorrow.

Everyone who will be presenting tomorrow was reminded today in class.

Students who signed up to present their Visitor from the Past presentations today did so.

Students then had the remainder of the period to work on either

  1. Section Assessments or,
  2. Visitor from the Past Presentations

Assignment: 18.4 Section Assessment is due tomorrow. Visitor from the Past Presentation Day 3 is tomorrow as well.

Thursday, May 19

Bell Ringer: Take out your 18.4 Section Assessment and be ready to take your quiz.

In Class: Students graded their own Section 4 Assessments by self-evaluating how well they completed the assignment and how well they know the information covered.

Students took the “Political and Social Change” True/False Quiz today.

We reviewed assignments that are due tomorrow.

Everyone who will be presenting tomorrow was reminded today in class.

Students who signed up to present their Visitor from the Past presentations today did so.

Students then had the remainder of the period to work on either

  1. Section Assessments or,
  2. Visitor from the Past Presentations

Assignment: 18.5 Section Assessment is due tomorrow. Visitor from the Past Presentation Day 4 is tomorrow as well.

Friday, May 20

Bell Ringer: Take out your 18.5 Section Assessment and be ready to take your quiz.

In Class: Students graded their own Section 5 Assessments by self-evaluating how well they completed the assignment and how well they know the information covered.

Students took the “Challenges to Church Authority” Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz today.

Students were reminded to study for Monday’s “The Later Middle Ages” Test.

Students who signed up to present their Visitor from the Past presentations today did so.

Students then had the remainder of the period to study for Monday’s test.

Assignment: 8th Grade Banquet tonight at the Hyatt-Regency Wynfrey Hotel at 7:00pm!

Posted in Assignments, Bell Ringer, In Class, World History | No Comments »

The Week of May 9

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 9th May 2016

Monday, May 9

Bell Ringer: pp. 586-587; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: Students were assigned A Visitor From the Past Presentation today in class. Students received a copy of the presentation requirements and can access the requirements from the link above.

We reviewed in class today the A Visitor From the Past Scoring Rubric. Students did not receive a copy of the scoring rubric, but are encouraged to review or use it as a guide for meeting the requirements of the presentation.

Students completed the following literacy strategies for “The Church Shapes Society and Politics”:

  • K-W-L (must get handout from teacher to complete)
  • K-W-L (must get handout from teacher to complete)
  • K-W-L (must get handout from teacher to complete)

Presentation Slides #20, 21, 22

Students completed the following literacy strategies for “Monks and Friars”:

  • Ink Think Reading Strategy
  • Ink Think Reading Strategy
  • Ink Think Reading Strategy

Presentation Slides #23, 24, 25

Presentation: The Later Middle Ages

Assignment: Have a list of three historically significant people that you would like to be for Visitor from the Past in class with you tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 10

Bell Ringer: p. 588; Making Generalization

In Class: Students selected their characters for the Visitor from the Past project.

Students were reminded to sign up for one of four presentation dates.

Students completed the following literacy strategies for “Monks and Friars”:

  • Ink Think Reading Strategy
  • Ink Think Reading Strategy
  • Ink Think Reading Strategy

Presentation Slides #23, 24, 25

Students completed the following literacy strategies for “Universities Are Built”:

  • Carousel Brainstorm
  • Carousel Brainstorm
  • Carousel Brainstorm

Presentation Slides #26, 27, 28

Presentation: The Later Middle Ages

 Assignment: Today is the last day to sign up for one of four presentation days for Visitor from the Past.

Wednesday, May 11

Bell Ringer: p. 589; Analyzing Information

In Class: Students completed the following literacy strategies for “The Church and the Arts”:

  • Think Aloud
  • Think Aloud
  • Think Aloud

Presentation Slide #29

Students completed the following literacy strategies for “Magna Carta Causes Change in England”:

  • Table Talk
  • Table Talk / 3-2-1
  • 3-2-1

Presentation Slides #30, 31, 32

Students completed the following literacy strategies for “The Hundred Years’ War”:

  • Pre-Reading Plan
  • Coding the Text
  • Pre-Reading Plan

Presentation Slides #33, 34, 35

Presentation: The Later Middle Ages

 Assignment: Textbook check in class tomorrow!

Thursday, May 12

Bell Ringer: p. 590; Making Generalizations

In Class: Students completed the following literacy strategies for “The Black Death”:

  • Semantic Map
  • Reciprocal Teaching
  • Semantic Map

Presentation Slides #36, 37, 38

Students completed the following literacy strategies for “The Hundred Years’ War”:

  • List-Group-Label
  • JIGSAW
  • Exit Slip

Presentation Slides #39, 40, 41

Presentation: The Later Middle Ages

 Assignment: None!

Friday, May 13

Bell Ringer: pp. 590-591; Analyzing Visuals

In Class: Students completed the following literacy strategies for “Christians Fight the Moors”:

  • Think-Pair-Share
  • Think-Pair-Share
  • Think-Pair-Share

Presentation Slides #42, 43, 44

Students completed the following literacy strategies for “The Hundred Years’ War”:

  • Knowledge Rating
  • Knowledge Rating
  • Knowledge Rating

Presentation Slides #45, 46, 47

Presentation: The Later Middle Ages

 Assignment: Chapter 18, Section 1 Assessment is due Monday. Popes and Kings Multiple Choice Quiz Monday as well.

Posted in Assignments, Bell Ringer, In Class, World History | No Comments »

The Week of May 2

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 2nd May 2016

Monday, May 2

Bell Ringer: p. 577; Interpreting Maps

In Class: Students completed the following literacy strategies for “Popes and Kings Rule Europe”:

  • A-B-C Brainstorm
  • X Marks the Spot (must get text from teacher to complete)
  • A-B-C Brainstorm

Presentation Slides #2, 3, 4

Students completed the following literacy strategies for “Popes Fight for Power”:

  • Anticipation Guide (must get handout from teacher to complete)
  • Margin Notes (must get text from teacher to complete)
  • Anticipation Guide (must get handout from teacher to complete)

Presentation Slides #5, 6, 7

Presentation: The Later Middle Ages

Assignment: NO

Tuesday, May 3

Bell Ringer: p. 578; Identifying Points of View

In Class: Students completed the following literacy strategies for “Kings and Popes Clash”:

  • Preview and Predict
  • 3-Minute Pause
  • GIST

Presentation Slides #8, 9, 10

Students completed the following literacy strategies for “Popes Fight for Power”:

  • Quick Write
  • Jot Charting (must get chart from teacher to complete)
  • Quick Write

Presentation Slides #11, 12, 13

Presentation: The Later Middle Ages

Assignment:          HOME

Wednesday, May 4

Bell Ringer: p. 579; Reading Check on Pope Leo IX

In Class: Students completed the following literacy strategies for “Crusaders Invade the Holy Land”:

  • Quick Write
  • Jot Charting (must get chart from teacher to complete)
  • Quick Write

Presentation Slides #11, 12, 13

Students completed the following literacy strategies for “Later Crusades Fail”:

  • Five-Word Prediction
  • Say Something
  • Five-Word Prediction

Presentation Slides #14, 15, 16

Presentation: The Later Middle Ages

Assignment:               WORK

Thursday, May 5

Bell Ringer: p. 579; Reading Check on Gregory and Henry

In Class: Students completed the following literacy strategies for “Crusades Change Europe”:

  • Graphic Organizer
  • Graphic Organizer
  • Graphic Organizer

Presentation Slides #14, 15, 16

Presentation: The Later Middle Ages

Assignment:                    THIS

Friday, May 6

Bell Ringer: p. 582; Reading Check

In Class: We graded bell ringers today at value of 20 points.

We then celebrated Ms. Tice’s last day!

Assignment:                         WEEK!!!!!

 

Posted in Assignments, Bell Ringer, In Class, World History | No Comments »

The Week of April 25

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 25th April 2016

Monday, April 25

Bell Ringer: Page 562 Reading Check

In Class: The students completed their manor projects (Project Rubric Here). The students also began their writing prompt that is due tomorrow. They will be writing a “letter” from the perspective of someone in the manor system (ex: lord, serf/peasant, noblewoman). The rubric for this prompt is attached below.

Assignment: Complete writing prompt (here).

Reminder: The Chapter 17 test is this Friday.

Tuesday, April 26

Bell Ringer: 

In Class: The students turned in their “letter” writing prompts, and we began Section 4 of Chapter 17. The students took brief notes on Japan and completed a graphic organizer on Japanese feudal society.

Assignment: No homework

Wednesday, April 27

Bell Ringer: Page 567 Reading Check

In Class: The students completed their bell ringers. Afterwards, we reviewed the feudalism in Japan and Europe. The students then completed a writing prompt comparing and contrasting the feudal societies of Japan and Europe (writing prompt available on slide 53 here)

Assignment: Section 4 Assessment (Page 567) – don’t do number 4 or 1c

Thursday, April 28

Bell Ringer: 566 Bell Ringer

In Class: We graded bell ringers and reviewed for tomorrow’s test. The students also turned in their Section 4 Assessments.

Assignment: Study for the test. Here are some study tools: QuizletClass Jeopardy (the Quizlet will be completed by 6pm)

Friday, April 29

Bell Ringer:

In Class:

Assignment:

 

Posted in Assignments, Bell Ringer, In Class, World History | No Comments »

The Week of April 18

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 19th April 2016

Monday, Apr. 18

Bell Ringer: Describe the climate/geography of Northern and Southern Europe

In Class: We continued our unit on the Middle Ages by taking notes on the Frankish Empire and Charlemagne. The students began their Facebook Project.

Assignment: No homework

Tuesday, Apr. 19

Bell Ringer: Page 555 Reading Check

In Class:  The students completed and turned in their Charlemagne “Facebook” Project. We then took some notes on Feudalism and completed a graphic organizer.

Assignment: No homework

Wednesday, Apr. 20

Bell Ringer: Page 559 Reading Check

In Class: We reviewed the information from our previous lessons and then completed a “feudalism simulation”. Afterwards, we took notes on William the Conqueror and the introduction of feudalism in England (Notes here). There will be a quiz on Feudalism and the Frankish Empire (Clovis & Charlemagne) tomorrow.

Assignment: Study for the quiz tomorrow.

Thursday, Apr. 21

Bell Ringer: Page 560 Reading Check

In Class: The students took a quiz on the Frankish Empire and Feudalism. They then began their group “manor” project. They are working together and using their textbook to create their own manor on a poster-board.

Assignment: No homework

Friday, Apr. 22

Bell Ringer: 1. In what year did William the Conqueror invade England? 2. In what battle did he defeat the British?

In Class: We graded bell ringers and the students continued their work on their manor projects

Assignment: No homework.

 

Posted in Assignments, Bell Ringer, In Class, World History | No Comments »

The Week of April 11

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 11th April 2016

Monday, Apr. 11

Bell Ringer: Page 524 Reading Check

In Class: The students completed their bell ringers and turned in the Section 2 Assessment from this chapter. The students also finished their comic strip project. We then took notes on the Fall of the Inca Empire (Slides 42-46). Afterwards we played a review activity.

Assignment: Complete Section 2 Assessment if not already completed.

Reminder: Your Functional Reading Quiz is due on Wednesday!

Tuesday, Apr. 12

Bell Ringer: Page 525 Reading Check

In Class: We completed multiple review activities to prepare for tomorrow’s test.

Assignment: Study for test & Complete the Functional Reading Quiz on Google Classroom.

Wednesday, Apr. 13

Bell Ringer: None

In Class: The students completed the test on the Early American Civilizations (Ch. 16).

Assignment: Complete the Functional Reading Quiz on Google Classroom (if not already turned in).

Thursday, Apr. 14

Bell Ringer: None

In Class: The students counted box tops for Mr. McGaughy.

Assignment: None

Friday, Apr. 15

Bell Ringer: In what year did the Roman Empire fall?

In Class: We graded the three bell ringers from the past week. The students then completed a map activity to introduce our unit on the Middle Ages. The students then completed notes and read in their textbook to answer questions.

Assignment: Have a good weekend!

Posted in Assignments, Bell Ringer, In Class, World History | No Comments »

The Week of April 4

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 4th April 2016

Monday, Apr. 4

Bell Ringer: Using pages 510, 516, and 521, define the geographic location of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca Empires.

In Class: Students took notes on the beginnings of the three Early American Empires. Afterwards, the students analyzed artwork from the three empires and wrote down their assumptions about their cultures and societies. The students worked on completing the art handout with the remaining time in class.

Assignment: Finish Art Handout if not finished in class. Read “The Classic Age” on page 511 of textbook (as a reminder, there will be a 5 question quiz on this reading tomorrow).

Artwork from class available here.

Tuesday, Apr. 5

Bell Ringer: Page 510 Reading Check

In Class: The students completed a graphic organizer on Maya, Aztec, and Inca social structure and religion.

Assignment: Read “The Aztecs Build an Empire” page 516-517.
Complete Graphic Organizer if not finished in class.

Wednesday, Apr. 6

Bell Ringer: Page 514 Reading Check

In Class: The students completed a reading quiz on the reading from last night’s assignment. We then took notes on the achievements of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca empires (Slides 12-26). Afterwards, the students completed a writing prompt. (located here).

Assignment: Read “The Incas Create an Empire” pages 521-522; Finish writing prompt if not completed in class.

Thursday, Apr. 7

Bell Ringer: Page 517 Reading Check

In Class: The students completed a reading quiz on last night’s reading assignment. We then took notes on the fall of the Maya Empire and completed the Section Assessment on page 515.  We finished class with a Kahoot review.

Assignment: Section Assessment (if not completed in class)

Friday, Apr. 8

Bell Ringer: Page 522 Reading Check

In Class: We began class by grading this week’s bell ringers and returning assignments from this week. We then took notes on the fall of the Aztec Empire. The students then began their comic strip project.

Assignment: Section Assessment on Page 520 (don’t do questions 4 or 5)

Posted in Assignments, Bell Ringer, In Class, World History | No Comments »

The Week of March 21

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 22nd March 2016

Monday, Mar. 21

Bell Ringer: Take out your textbook, your writing prompts, blank sheets of paper, and a pen or pencil.

In Class: Students copied assignments for the week.

Students completed writing prompts #’s 5 and 6.

Students took The Empire of Ghana True/False Quiz if not already completed.

Students then received and began completing writing prompts #’s 7-10.

Assignment: Complete Section 3 Assessment, #’s 1-5 on page 426.

Tuesday, Mar. 22

Bell Ringer: Take out your textbook, your writing prompts, blank sheets of paper, and a pen or pencil.

In Class: Students submitted Section 3 Assessment.

I continued to read students’ writing prompts #’s 7-10 today.

Any student who finished all of the aforementioned writing prompts then took the Later Empires Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz. Any student who did not take this quiz today may do so tomorrow.

Assignment: Later Empires Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz is today!

Wednesday, Mar. 23

Bell Ringer: Take out your textbook, your writing prompts, blank sheets of paper, and a pen or pencil.

In Class: Students completed writings prompts #’s 7-10.

Students then took the Later Empires Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz if they did not take it yesterday.

Once students completed the aforementioned assignments, they could get a chromebook and complete the Functional Reading/Reading Comprehension Quiz on Google Classroom.

Students who had already submitted this assignment could complete Section 4 Assessment, #’s 1-4 on page 431.

Any student who has completed all of the aforementioned began studying for his/her test.

Assignment: Complete Section 4 Assessment, #’s 1-4 on page 431. 

Thursday, Mar. 24

Bell Ringer: No bell ringer today!

In Class: Students were assigned groups and accessed a Google Slides presentation via Google Classroom. Students found their names and completed the slides in which they were assigned.

Students then used the class-created presentation to study for their quiz.

Students completed the Historical and Artistic Traditions Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Once all of the aforementioned activities were completed, students began studying for tomorrow’s Early African Civilizations Test.

Assignment: Historical and Artistic Traditions Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz is today!

Friday, Mar. 25

Bell Ringer: No bell ringer today!

In Class: Students completed the Early African Civilizations Test.

Students were given the opportunity to take their tests on Thursday if they knew they would not be in class on Friday; therefore, any student who is absent today will take the Early African Civilizations Test in class on Monday following Spring Break.

Assignment: Early African Civilizations Test is today!

 

Posted in Assignments, Bell Ringer, In Class, World History | No Comments »

The Week of March 14

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 15th March 2016

Monday, Mar. 14

Bell Ringer: Take out your textbook opened to page 412, 3 blank sheets of paper, and a pen or pencil.

In Class: Students organized their binders today in class.

We began our study of Early African Civilizations today. Students received three writing prompts for Geography and Early Africa. I modeled completion of the writing prompt using the RACES acrostic and using this “outline” to write a paragraph.

Assignment: Functional Reading/Reading Comprehension Quiz is due via on Google Classroom by the time you come to class on March 25.

Tuesday, Mar. 15

Bell Ringer: Take out your textbook opened to page 412, 3 blank sheets of paper, and a pen or pencil.

In Class: I modeled today how to use the FCA’s to peer edit a partner’s paper.

We then worked together as a class to complete the second writing prompt. Again, we used the RACES acrostic to create an “outline” for our paragraph. We also worked together to peer edit our paragraphs using the FCA’s.

Assignment: Complete Section 1 Assessment, #’s 1-4 on page 415.

Wednesday, Mar. 16

Bell Ringer: Take out your textbook opened to page 414, 3 blank sheets of paper, and a pen or pencil.

In Class: Students submitted Section 1 Assessments, #’s 1-4.

Students clicked here to vote for freshman SGA officers for next year at OMHS.

Students then completed writing prompt #3 for Geography and Early Africa. Complete the RACES graphic organizer on the front of your page and then write your paragraph on the back of your page.

Students swapped papers with a neighbor and peer edited one another’s paragraphs.

Students concluded class by completing the Geography and Early Africa Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz.

Assignment: Geography and Early Africa Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz today. No Word Bank.

Thursday, Mar. 17

Bell Ringer: Take out your textbook opened to page 418, 3 blank sheets of paper, and a pen or pencil.

In Class: Students received writing prompts #4, #5, and #6. Students no longer need to complete the RACES graphic organizer, but may use the FCA’s as an outline for their paragraphs.

Students brought their paragraphs back to me or Mrs. Tice for us to read and to make comments.

We will continue this same activity tomorrow.

Assignment: Complete Section 2 Assessment, #’s 1-4 on page 421.

Friday, Mar. 18

Bell Ringer: Take out your textbook opened to page 420, 3 blank sheets of paper, and a pen or pencil.

In Class: Students received writing prompts #4, #5, and #6. Students no longer need to complete the RACES graphic organizer, but may use the FCA’s as an outline for their paragraphs.

Students brought their paragraphs back to me or Mrs. Tice for us to read and to make comments.

Students then completed The Empire of Ghana True/False Quiz once all writing prompts had been completed. Students who did not take the quiz today may do so in class on Monday.

Assignment: The Empire of Ghana True/False Quiz today.

 

Posted in Assignments, Bell Ringer, In Class, World History | No Comments »

 
FireStats icon Powered by FireStats