Friday, December 16, 2011

Homework for Friday, December 16th

Homework for Friday, December 16th: Kosher Salt and Clay

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Homework for Thursday, December 15th

Homework for Thursday, December 15th: Cities of Ancient Egypt:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Homework for Tuesday, December 13th

Homework for Tuesday, December 13th: Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt

Monday, December 12, 2011

Homework for Monday, December 12th

Homework for Monday, December 12th: The Gift of the Nile

Tonight's homework is a worksheet called "The Gift of the Nile."

Friday, December 9, 2011

Homework for Friday, December 9th

Homework for Friday, December 9th: Kosher Salt!!

The students can earn 10 extra credit points, which in my class is equal to two "homework passes," for bringing in a box of Kosher Salt.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Homework for Thursday, December 8th

Homework for Thursday, December 8th: Prepare for in class writing assignment.

The students will be responding to a writing prompt on Friday. They should review the graphic organizer and plan out their writing.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Homework for Tuesday, December 6th and Wednesday, December 7th

Homework for Tuesday, December 6th and Wednesday, December 7th : Mesopotamia Crossword

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Homework for Wednesday, November 30th

Homework for Wednesday, November 30th: The Code of Hammurabi


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Homework for Tuesday, November 29th

Homework for Tuesday, November 29th: Hammurabi Sets Down the Laws


Monday, November 28, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Homework for Monday, November 21st

Homework for Monday, November 21st: Cracking the Code

Monday, November 7, 2011

Homework for Monday, November 7th thru Wednesday, November 16th

Homework for Monday, November 7th thru Wednesday, November 16th: Stone Age Project

The project is due Wednesday, November 16th and should include:
  1) Diorama
  2) Essay describing the diorama
  3) Rubric which is signed by parent and the self-assessment portion has been filled out by student.

The students should spend their Social Studies homework time working on the diorama for the Stone Age Project. Examples are shown below:

Old Stone Age:

New Stone Age:

Question for research/essay writing:

1.)   Where did they live?
2.)   What did they eat? How did they get     their food?
3.)   What did they look like?
4.)   Did they practice a form of religion? What did they do with their dead?
5.)   What tools did they use? What materials were the tools made of?
6.)   How did they adapt to their environment?  Clothing- shelter
7.)   Was fire useful to them?  How?
8.)   How did they migrate?
9.)   What did they do for entertainment?

Math Extra Credit

Miss McGrath is offering extra credit for any student with a current B or below.  Instructions and IB rubric are provided for you.  Due:  Thursday, November 10th.  No late projects will be accepted.
 
PRIME TIME UNIT PROJECT

The Area of Interaction focus for our Prime Time unit has been Environments.  Your task now is to research a “real life” example of a mathematical cycle in our world, and present your findings to your classmates and your teacher.  

Explain the cycle that you have chosen in detail and include any mathematical and environmental relevance.  Your explanation should include multiple forms of mathematical representation where appropriate, (ex. Tables, charts, graphs, formulae, etc..)

For example, if you were to choose the life cycle of the cicada, you would do the following: 

  1. Explain what a cicada is in detail.
  2. Explain the life cycle of a cicada, how it relates to the survival of the species, and how mathematics plays a role. 
  3. You will include any and all information necessary to communicate your knowledge of the concept chosen and of the area of interaction focus.)

Environments

·  Where do we live?
·  What resources do we have or need?
·  What are my responsibilities?

This area of interaction aims to develop students' awareness of their interdependence with the environment so that they understand and accept their responsibilities. It deals with:
·  the importance of the local and global environment
·  the concepts of sustainable development in a context of increasing environmental threats
·  related problems of a socio-economic nature.

The study of environments assists students in:

·  understanding the links between economic, political and social issues, and how these affect the environment
·  developing positive and responsible attitudes towards their environments
·  gaining the skills and commitment to contribute to their environments.

Through coursework and activities, teachers can help students to gain an understanding of related concepts and issues at the personal, local and global levels by guiding their investigations through the perspectives of:
·  awareness
·  responsibility
·  action
·  reflection






                                                 Criterion C  Communication in Mathematics
                                                          Prime time Project Task Specific








5-6

· The student shows good use of mathematical language and forms of mathematical representation.
· The lines of reasoning are concise, logical and complete.
· The student moves effectively between different forms of representation.
You have chosen an environmental cycle to report on.  You have used different forms of mathematical representation to communicate your findings.  You were clear and complete.







3-4

· The student shows sufficient use of mathematical language and forms of mathematical representation.
· The lines of reasoning are clear though not always logical or complete.
· The student moves between different forms of representation with some success.

You have chosen and environmental cycle to report on.  You may be missing some aspects of your findings.




1-2

· The student shows basic use of mathematical language and/or forms of mathematical representation.
· The lines of reasoning are difficult to follow.

Not an acceptable level of communication or use of mathematical language.



Friday, November 4, 2011

Homework for Friday, November 4th

Homework for Friday, November 4th:  Rough Draft for Stone Age Diorama.

Students should work on their Rough Draft over the weekend.

I had intended to send home a Gradekeeper today but had a computer glitch. I will send them home on Monday.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Homework for Thursday, November 3rd

Homework for Thursday, November 3rd:   Students should be working on their Stone Age Diorama project.

The Timeline and Rubric are below.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Stone Age Diorama Rubric and Timeline

Stone Age Project Timeline

Wednesday, November 2nd- Get rubric signed

Friday, November 4th- All research should be completed and have a shoebox for Diorama

Monday, November 7th- Rough Draft of essay

Thursday, November 10th- Diorama constructed
               
Monday, November 14th-Final Copy of essay completed

Tuesday & Wednesday, November 15th & 16th – Go over Rubric
                       Add finishing details
                       Grade yourself using rubric

Wednesday, November 16th- Don’t forget you bring your finished project to school  


Homework for Wednesday, November 2nd

Homework for Wednesday, November 2nd: Achievements of the Stone Age

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Homework for Tuesday, November 1st

Homework for Tuesday, November 1st: Comparing the Old and New Stone Ages

Homework for Monday, October 31st

Homework for Monday, October 31st: Agriculture & Animals


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Homework for Wednesday , October 26th

Homework for Wednesday , October 26th: Stone Age Vocabulary Builder 2

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Homework for Tuesday, October 25th

Homework for Tuesday, October 25th: Stone Age Vocabulary Builder 1

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Homework for Thursday, October 20th

Homework for Thursday, October 20th: Get Rubric signed.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Homework for Wednesday, October 19th

Homework for Wednesday, October 19th: Continue working on the Iceman Article

I was not in school today. If the students have their social studies binder with them they can continue their work on the Iceman Essay. If not we will catch up in class tomorrow.

Homework for Tuesday, October 18th

Homework for Tuesday, October 18th: Iceman Paragraph

Using the graphic organizer we filled out in class, the students should write a paragraph about one of the Iceman's tools or articles of clothing.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Homework for Monday, October 17th

Homework for Monday, October 17th: Heirloom Project is due tomorrow.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Homework for Friday, October 14th

Homework for Friday, October 14th: Heirloom Project - The students should work on the project over the weekend if they are not finished.

The Heirloom Project is due Tuesday, October 18th.

Homework for Thursday, October 13th

Homework for Thursday, October 13th: Heirloom Project


Homework for Wednesday, October 12th

Homework for Wednesday, October 12th: Heirloom Project.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Homework for Friday, October 7th.

Homework for Friday, October 7th: Look for Family Heirloom.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Homework for Thursday, October 6th.

Homework for Thursday, October 6th: Study for Quiz.

The study guide is below.

This is the study guide for the quiz that will take place on Friday, October 7th.

1) Vocabulary words:





2) Fill out this chart:




3) The students should be able to explain the difference between physical and human geography.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Homework for Wednesday, October 5th.

Homework for Wednesday, October 5th: Vocabulary Crossword.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Study Guide for Quiz that will take place on Friday, October 7th.

This is the study guide for the quiz that will take place on Friday, October 7th.

1) Vocabulary words:





2) Fill out this chart:




3) The students should be able to explain the difference between physical and human geography.

Homework for Tuesday, October 4th.

Homework for Tuesday, October 4th: Who cares about Great-Uncle Edgar?


Monday, October 3, 2011

Homework for Monday, October 3rd

Homework for Monday, October 3rd: Uncovering the Past - Section 1

Sorry it's so late!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Homework for Monday, September 26th

Homework for Monday, September 26th: Study for Mapping Quiz. The study guide is below.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Homework for Friday, September 23rd.

Homework for Friday, September 23rd:  Technically no homework this weekend but the students were given a study guide for the test we are having on Tuesday, September 27th.

The Study guide follows:
Mapping Quiz Study Guide

1)    Define Globe:

2)    List the seven Continents.

3)    List the four oceans.

4)    What does hemisphere mean?

5)    What does the equator divide the Earth into?

6)    What does the prime meridian divide the Earth into?

The next three questions use the 1st page in the packet to study (Circle 1):

7)    What hemisphere is shown on the globe?

8)    Label the five continents shown.

9)    Label the four oceans.

10)  What are the two names for the lines running north and south on a map?

11)   What are the two names for lines running east or west on a map?

12)   This question is a skill question finding latitude and longitude coordinates.

13)   Create a compass rose.

14)  What are the cardinal directions?

15)  What are the intermediate directions?

Questions 16 – 19 are skill questions finding directions on a map.

20) What does scale do for you on a map?

Questions 21 and 22 are skill questions using scale.

23) Label the Earth’s four hemispheres.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Homework for Thursday, September 22nd

Homework for Thursday, September 22nd:  Time for School Question.

The Students should have taken notes on the Time for School documentary shown during extended homeroom today. Using the notes the students should respond to the following statement:


Reflect on the Time for School documentary. For each of the four students, identify the learner profile that you think best represents them. Give an example from the documentary that supports your choice.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Homework for Wednesday, September 21st

Homework for Wednesday, September 21st:  Get Gradekeeper sheet signed.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Homework for Tuesday, September 20th

Homework for Tuesday, September 20th: Fill in the Chart