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The Week of April 28

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 28th April 2014

Monday, Apr. 28

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 473 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions. All groups assigned this bell ringer today.

In Class: 13.3 Groups presented their lessons today. All groups will share their presentation(s) with everyone in the class through Google Drive accounts.

Students in all groups need to share their presentations with everyone in their class through their Google Drive accounts.

Due to today’s early dismissal, 13.3 Groups in 1st Period and 6th Period will present tomorrow. Topic 14 Test will be either Wednesday, April 30 or Thursday, May 1. An announcement will be made tomorrow in class.

Assignment: 13.3 Group Presentations.

Tuesday, Apr. 29

Bell Ringer: Write your name on the NAME line, Topic 14 Test on the SUBJECT line, your class period on the PERIOD line, and 4/29/14 on the DATE line of Side 2 (the green side) of your answer document.

In Class: Students completed Topic 14 Test today in class.

Assignment: Bring a bottled drink and a snack to class tomorrow to celebrate Ms. Faust successfully completing her student teaching!

Wednesday, Aprl 30

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 474 and answer the Connecting to the Past questions.

In Class: Students had the class period to visit with Ms. Faust today on her last day of her student teaching!

Assignment: Bring a mobile device to class tomorrow!

Thursday, May 1

We will no longer be using the classroom blog. Everything you need to know will be on either your Edmodo account or your Google Drive account. I will send you messages and alerts about assignments. You may want to update your account to receive text message alerts, but remember that messaging rates will apply where applicable.

 

Friday, May 2

We will no longer be using the classroom blog. Everything you need to know will be on either your Edmodo account or your Google Drive account. I will send you messages and alerts about assignments. You may want to update your account to receive text message alerts, but remember that messaging rates will apply where applicable.

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The Week of April 21

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 21st April 2014

Monday, Apr. 21

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 462 and answer the DBQ.

In Class: Students copied their assignments for the week.

Students returned to their groups to continue working on the You Teach It Africa Project!

Students conferenced with me or Ms. Faust to get approval for their lesson presentation.

Assignment: You Teach It Africe folders are due Wednesday (no exceptions).

Tuesday, Apr. 22

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 465 and answer the DBQ. 

In Class: Students returned to their groups to continue working on the You Teach It Africa Project!

Students conferenced with me or Ms. Faust to get approval for their lesson quiz.

Assignment: You Teach It Africe folders are due Wednesday (no exceptions).

Wednesday, Aprl 23

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 469 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: Students returned to their groups to continue working on the You Teach It Africa Project!

All You Teach It Africa folders are due at the end of the period. Folders must include the lesson plan, bell ringer, handout, and a blank copy of the quiz and a quiz answer key.

Assignment: You Teach It Africe folders are due today at the end of the period (no exceptions).

Thursday, Apr. 24

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 452 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions. All groups assigned this bell ringer today.

In Class: 13.1 Groups presented their lessons today. All groups will share their presentation(s) with everyone in the class through Google Drive accounts.

Assignment: 13.1 Group Presentations Today!

Friday, Apr. 25

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 463 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions. All groups assigned this bell ringer today.

In Class: 13.2 Groups presented their lessons today. All groups will share their presentation(s) with everyone in the class through Google Drive accounts.

Assignment: 13.2 Group Presentations Today!

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The Week of April 14

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 14th April 2014

Monday, Apr. 14

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 445 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: Students copied their assignments for the week. Notice that we have Guided Readings due Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week.

Students received back a variety of papers.

Students organized their binders as we have all year.

Students received back their Topic 13 Test scores.

We assigned and discussed the You Teach It Africa Requirements project.

Students were then assigned to their You Teach It Africa groups.

Time permitting, students began working on the You Teach It Africa group. Students’ first responsibility was to write his or her name on his or her You Teach It Africa Rubric.

I or Ms. Faust will conference with students to complete portions of the You Teach It Africa Lesson Plan.

Assignment: Print Topic 14 Guided Reading.

Tuesday, Apr. 15

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 446 and answer the Understanding Charts questions.

In Class: Students were encouraged to ask questions to clarify this assignment.

Students then worked in their groups to begin planning their lesson ideas. This was simply a brainstorming session and students were not reponsible for producing any products today.

Students conferenced with me or Ms. Faust to complete the top portion of their lesson plans.

Assignment: 13.1 Guided Reading is due tomorrow.

Wednesday, Aprl 16

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 448 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: We graded 13.1 Guided Reading at a value of 16 points.

Ms. Piper trained students on using Google Chrome so that we could use the new Chromebooks.

Students returned to their groups to continue working on the You Teach It Africa Project!

Students conferenced with me or Ms. Faust to write their objectives for their lesson. We will provide students with their lesson objectives.

Assignment: 13.2 Guided Reading is due tomorrow.

Thursday, Apr. 17

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 449 and answer the Connecting to the Past questions.

In Class: We graded 13.2 Guided Reading at a value of 11 points.

Students returned to their groups to continue working on the You Teach It Africa Project!

Students conferenced with me or Ms. Faust to write their curriculum alignments. We will provide students with their curriculum alignments. 

Assignment: 13.3 Guided Reading is due tomorrow.

Friday, Apr. 18

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 451 and answer the Understanding Charts questions.

In Class: We graded 13.3 Guided Reading at a value of 12 points.

Students returned to their groups to continue working on the You Teach It Africa Project!

Students conferenced with me or Ms. Faust to write their concurrent skills focus for their lesson. We will work with students to write their concurrent skills focus based on their lesson objectives, lesson ideas, and their quizzes.

Assignment: Have a great weekend!

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The Week of April 7

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 7th April 2014

Monday, April 7

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 590 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: Students copied their assignments for the week.

We discussed The Fall of the Aztec and Incan Empires which can be found at http://prezi.com/sdjuaozfkwph/the-americas/​.

Assignment: Work on 16.3 Guided Reading.

Tuesday, April 8

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 597 and answer the DBQ.

In Class: We continued discussing The Fall of the Aztec and Incan Empires which can be found at http://prezi.com/sdjuaozfkwph/the-americas/​.

Students were then assigned a person from our study of the Americas for their Speed Dating activity.

Students then had the remainder of the period to research their assigned person for the Speed Dating activity.

Assignment: Research Day!

Wednesday, April 9

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 599 and answer the DBQ.

In Class: We graded 16.3 Guided Reading at a value of 7 points.

Students had the remainder of the period to work on their Instagram Illustrations.

Assignment: 16.3 Guided Reading is due today.

Thursday, April 10

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 603 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: Students in 1st and 2nd period were only able to complete today’s bell ringer and discuss that Topic 13 Test will still be taken tomorrow due to this morning’s gas leak. 

Students in 4th, 5th, and 6th periods did the same and also completed the Speed Dating activity that they prepared for on Tuesday.

Assignment: Americas Speed Dating Activity is due today. Topic 13 Test will be tomorrow.

Friday, April 11

Bell Ringer: Write your name on the NAME line, Topic 13 Test on the SUBJECT line, your class period on the PERIOD line, and 4/11/14 on the DATE line of Side 1 (the blue side) of your answer document.

In Class: Students completed Topic 13 Test today.

Assignment: Instagram Illustration is due today. Topic 13 Test is today.

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The Week of March 31

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 31st March 2014

Monday, Mar. 31

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 523 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: Students copied their assignments for the week.

Students who were absent on Friday submitted their bell ringers for the week before Spring Break.

Students completed an A-B-C Pre-Reading Strategy in which they listed all the letters of the alphabet A through Z and wrote something they already knew about the Americas for each of the letters.

We then read Chapter 16, Section 1 together.

Students then completed a ONE-PAGER (a picture related to the text, 5 key words from the text, two quotes from the text, and a one-paragraph summary of the text) for Chapter 16, Section 1.

Assignment: Print Topic 13 Guided Reading.

Tuesday, April 1

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 525 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class:  Students copied their assignments for the week. Please note the assignment addition for Thursday!

Students took notes on Life in the Americas which can be found at http://prezi.com/sdjuaozfkwph/the-americas/​.

Assignment: 16.1 Guided Reading is due tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 2

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 577 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: We graded 161. Guided Reading at a value of 11 points.

Students received back their Topic 12 Test scores.

Students worked with assigned partners to begin working on their Parody Projects.

Assignment: 16.1 Guided Reading is due today. 16.2 Guided Reading is due tomorrow.

Thursday, April 3

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 579 and answer the Connecting to the Past questions.

In Class: We graded 16.2 Guided Reading at a value of 11 points.

Students had the remainder of the class to work on their Parody Projects which are due tomorrow.

Assignment: 16.2 Guided Reading is due today. Prepare for presentations.

Friday, April 4

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 584 and answer the Connecting to the Past questions.

In Class: Students submitted bell ringers at a value of 20 points.

Students then performed their parodies and they were all outstanding!

Assignment: Parady Projects are due today. Have a great weekend!

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The Week of March 17

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 17th March 2014

Monday, Mar. 17

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 385 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: Students copied their assignments for the week. Pay attention to due dates.

We then discussed Muslim Ways of Life which can be found at http://prezi.com/q8q3xihbxeov/islamic-civilization/.

We then completed SGA voting for 9th grade positions at OMHS. Best wishes to all those who are running for elected positions.

Assignment: Work on “A Day in the Life” journal entry.

Tuesday, Mar. 18

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 389 and answer the Connecting to the Past questions.

In Class: Students were assigned the Islamic News Broadcast assignment which can be found at http://prezi.com/q8q3xihbxeov/islamic-civilization/.

Students began working on this assignment today in class.

Assignment: Work on “A Day in the Life” journal entry.

Wednesday, Mar. 19

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 391 and answer the DBQ.

In Class: Students had the entire period to work on their Islamic News Broadcast. Directions for the news broadcast can be found at http://prezi.com/q8q3xihbxeov/islamic-civilization/.

Assignment: “A Day in the Life” journal entry is due today.

Thursday, Mar. 20

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 397 and answer the DBQ.

In Class: Students presented their Islamic News Broadcasts.

Students need to study for Topic 12 Test!

Assignment: Broadcast project is due today.

Friday, Mar. 21

Bell Ringer: Write your name on the NAME line, Topic 12 Test on the SUBJECT line, your class period on the PERIOD line, and 3/21/14 on the DATE line of Side 2 (the green side) of your answer document.

 In Class: Students completed Topic 12 Test today in class.

Students could either read, work on assignments from other classes, or rest after the test.

Assignment: Topic 12 Test is today!

 

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The Week of March 10

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 10th March 2014

Monday, Mar. 10

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 380 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: We graded Topic 12 Guided Reading at a value of 34 points.

Students then received a copy of a map of the Middle East and a class copy of the Middle East Map Activity directions. Students began completing the map activity in class and it will be due on Wednesday.

Assignment: Topic 12 Guided Readings due today.

Tuesday, Mar. 11

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 381 and answer the Understanding Charts questions.

In Class: Students completed a Knowledge Ratings strategy for the essential vocabulary (oasis, caravan, Makkah, Kaaba) for The Rise of Islam.

We then read The Rise of Islam and viewed http://prezi.com/q8q3xihbxeov/islamic-civilization/ to bring to life different aspects of our reading.

We then discussed the Five Pillars of Islam and students created a graphic organizer and recorded information on the Five Pillars of Islam from the presentation link above.

Assignment: Finish Middle East Map Activity that you began in class on Monday.

Wednesday, Mar. 12

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 382 and answer the DBQ.

In Class: Students submitted their Middle East Map Activities at a value of 20 points.

Students then participated in a Reciprocal Teaching activity for Islamic Empires. Students who were absent today should see a classmate to get their notes. Instructions for this activity can be found on http://prezi.com/q8q3xihbxeov/islamic-civilization/.  

Assignment: Middle East Map Activity due today.

Thursday, Mar. 13

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 383 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: Students then participated in a Reciprocal Teaching activity for Islamic Empires. Students who were absent today should see a classmate to get their notes. Instructions for this activity can be found on http://prezi.com/q8q3xihbxeov/islamic-civilization/.  

We then discussed the Who’s Who of Islam and those notes can be found here: http://prezi.com/q8q3xihbxeov/islamic-civilization/.

Students then played the Who’s Who of Islam game in which students were given a placard with a person’s name and their classmates had to provide them with clues to guess who the person is.

Assignment: None

Friday, Mar. 14

Bell Ringer: Meet in B-11 Computer Lab; 5th Period meet in the Media Center.

In Class: Students were assigned “A Day in Life” journal entry which can be found on http://prezi.com/q8q3xihbxeov/islamic-civilization/.

This assignment is due on Wednesday.

Students in 6th period will receive an explanation of the assignment in class on Monday.

Assignment: Have a great weekend!

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The Week of March 3

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 3rd March 2014

Monday, Mar. 3

Bell Ringer: Have out on your desk Topics 8, 9, 10, and 11 Guided Readings questions and answers.

In Class: Students copied their benchmark exam schedule.

Students created study “packets” by placing Topics 8, 9, 10, and 11 Guided Reading questions with the respective answers behind them in order and stapling them together. Students can earn 10 bonus points by presenting this “packet” to me by Wednesday.

Students corrected any questions they missed from this quarter’s Guided Readings.

Students also completed the following review work in preparation for Thursday’s Benchmark Exam:

  • Topic 8 – pp. 188-189; #’s 1-15, 19
  • Topic 9 – pp. 296-297; #’s 1-16, 18
  • Topic 10 – pp. 336-337; #’s 1-14, 17
  • Topic 11 – pp. 366-367; #’s 1-13, 15-20

Assignment: ELA Benchmark is today.

Tuesday, Mar. 4

Bell Ringer: Have out on your desk your Guided Reading packet if you need me to check it. Otherwise, continue your review work.

In Class: Students corrected any questions they missed from this quarter’s Guided Readings.

Students also completed the following review work in preparation for Thursday’s Benchmark Exam:

  • Topic 8 – pp. 188-189; #’s 1-15, 19
  • Topic 9 – pp. 296-297; #’s 1-16, 18
  • Topic 10 – pp. 336-337; #’s 1-14, 17
  • Topic 11 – pp. 366-367; #’s 1-13, 15-20

Assignment: ELA Benchmark is today.

Wednesday, Mar. 5

Bell Ringer: Have out on your desk your Guided Reading packet if you need me to check it. Otherwise, continue your review work.

In Class: Students corrected any questions they missed from this quarter’s Guided Readings.

Students also completed the following review work in preparation for Thursday’s Benchmark Exam:

  • Topic 8 – pp. 188-189; #’s 1-15, 19
  • Topic 9 – pp. 296-297; #’s 1-16, 18
  • Topic 10 – pp. 336-337; #’s 1-14, 17
  • Topic 11 – pp. 366-367; #’s 1-13, 15-20

Students received their Topic 11 Test scores and their current class averages today as well.

Assignment: Science and Math Benchmarks are today.

Thursday, Mar. 6

Bell Ringer: Write your name on the NAME line, 3rd 1/4 Benchmark Exam on the TEST line, and 3/6/14 on the DATE line of Side 1 of your answer document.

In Class: Students completed their 3rd Quarter Benchmark Exam today in class.

Students could then either read, review for their math exam, work on other assignments, or rest after the exam.

Assignment: History and Math Benchmarks are today.

Friday, Mar. 7

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 374 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: Today’s bell ringer will be graded with next week’s bell ringers.

Students received a copy of Topic 12 Guided Reading.

All 3 sections (11.1, 11.2, and 11.3) of the guided reading are due Monday, March 10!

Students received back 3rd quarter test answer documents.

Students then organized their binders using the sheet protector method. Only today’s bell ringer, Topic 12 Guided Reading questions, and the students’ answers should be in their binders.

Students had the remainder of the period to work on Topic 12 Guided Reading.

Assignment: Make-up Benchmark Exams are today & 3rd Quarter Ends today. All 3 sections (11.1, 11.2, and 11.3) of the guided reading are due Monday, March 10!

 

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The Week of February 24

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 24th February 2014

Monday, Feb. 24

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 353 and answer the Connecting to the Past questions.

In Class: Finish copying notes from the side board on the The First Christians.

Students copied their assignments for the week.

We then discussed The Christian Church.

Assignment: 10.1 Guided Reading is due tomorrow.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Bell Ringer: your textbook to page 361 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: We finished copying our notes for The First Christians our notes per class as needed.

We then graded 10.1 Guided Reading at a value of 11 points.

We also finished our notes on The Christian Church per class as needed.

We furthered our study of the Spread of Christianity by examining the maps on pages 352 and 361 to visualize and discuss the Spread of Christianity. Students then created a timeline to chronicle the Spread of Christianity using pages 347 through 357 in the textbook as a reference.

Assignment: 10.2 Guided Reading is due tomorrow.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 367 and answer the Using Geography Skills questons.

In Class: We graded 10.2 Guided Reading at a value of 11 points.

We then reviewed our study of Christianity thus far.

Students then completed a K-W-L Reading Activity.

Students wrote down aspects of the Spread of Christianity that they have already learned from the topic of study or that they already knew from previous out-of-class studies.

Students then wrote down aspects of the Spread of Christianity that they would like to learn.

We then read together “The Spread of Christian Ideas” on pages 358-364 in the textbook.

Students then wrote down aspects of the Spread of Christianity that they learned from the aforementioned reading.

Assignment: 10.3 Guided Reading is due tomorrow.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 367 and answer the DBQ.

In Class: We graded this week’s bell ringers at a value of 20 points.

We then graded 10.3 Guided Reading at a value of 13 points.

We then played “BUMP” to review for tomorrow’s test on Christianity.

Assignment: Study for Topic 11 Test.

Friday, Feb. 28

Bell Ringer: Write your name on the NAME line, Topic 11 Test on the SUBJECT line, your class period on the PERIOD line, and 2/28/14 on the DATE line of Side 1 (the blue side) of your answer document.

In Class: Students completed Topic 11 Test today.

Students were allowed to read, work on assignments from other classes, or rest after the test.

Assignment: Topic 11 Test is today!

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The Week of February 17

Posted by Jay McGaughy on 17th February 2014

Monday, Feb. 17

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 322 and answer the DBQ.

In Class: Students copied assignments for Topic 10 today.

We then graded 9.1 and 9.2 Guided Readings at values of 11 points and 15 points, respectively.

We then discussed A New Empire, Emperor Justinian, Life in the New Rome, and Life in the NewEmpire.

Assignment: 9.3 Guided Reading due tomorrow.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 329 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: Students copied their assignments for the remainder of the week.

We then graded 9.3 Guided Reading at a value of 14 points.

We then finished our study of Topic 10: Roman Civilization and Byzantine Empire by discussing Life in the New Empire, Constantinople’s Hectic Pace, Riots at the Hippodrome, and Fall of the Byzantine Empire.

For Topic 10 Test, you will only be completing the Matching and Multiple Choice sections; therefore, it is not necessary to review your bell ringers for this test. The test will still be worth 100 points.

Assignment: Study for Topic 10 Test.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Bell Ringer: Write your name on the NAME line, Topic 10 Test on the SUBJECT line, your class period on the PERIOD line, and 2/19/14 on the DATE line of Side 2 (the green side) of your answer document.

In Class: Students completed Topic 10 Test today in class.

Students were allowed to read, work on assingments from other classes, or rest after the test.

Assignment: Topic 10 Test today.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 348 and answer the DBQ.

In Class: We copied assignments for the remainder of the week.

Students received their Topic 10 Test scores.

We then previewed Chapter 10, Section 1 using the

  • Title
  • Headings/Subheadings
  • Introductions
  • Every 1st Sentence
  • Visuals
  • End of section questions
  • Summaries

acrostic.

Assignment: Print Topic 11 Guided Reading.

Friday, Feb. 21

Bell Ringer: Open your textbook to page 352 and answer the Using Geography Skills questions.

In Class: We graded this week’s bell ringers at a value of 20 points.

Students were then divided into 9 groups and read a particular heading or subheading from The First Christians.

Students recorded important facts from their readings.

Students then listed their facts on the board.

We ended the class period with students recording notes for The First Christians.

Assignment: Have a Great Weekend!

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