Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:13:00 PM

Small change in plans

Surprise, surprise--things didn't go exactly as planned.  We didn't move quite as quickly through the material as I thought we might.

Sorry if any of you tried to get your student to do their HW last night and were told that Mrs. D didn't give them the Quiz WS afterall, b/c that was in fact the case.

Here's how the week's ending up:

3rd Hour 7th Grade:  Today (Thursday) we finished talking about 5-1 and began our discussion of 5-2.  We will conclude our discussion of 5-2 tomorrow (Friday) and they will be responsible for completing 5-2 Guided Reading as well as 5-1 and 5-2 Quiz WS over the weekend if they don't get them finished in class.

7th Hour 7th Grade:  Today (Thursday) they completed the 5-2 Guided Reading as well as the 5-1 and 5-2 Quizzes in class and had to turn them in by the end of the hour.

4th Hour 8th Grade:  Today (Thursday) we completed our discussion of 5-2, and they were given a little class time to complete 5-2 Guided Reading as well as 5-1 & 5-2 Quizzes--these are due Monday, Nov. 1 and no one got them all finished today in class!

6th Hour 8th Grade:  Today (Thursday) we completed our discussion of 5-2, and they were given some class time to complete 5-2 Guided Reading as well as 5-1 & 5-2 Quizzes--these are due Monday, Nov. 1, but some of the students may have worked diligently enough to have completed them in the allotted class time.

Added By: Amanda Dannenmueller ( 10/28/2010 1:13:00 PM

Friday, October 22, 2010 4:49:00 PM

Week of Oct. 25-29

Parent Teacher Conferences for JH/HS are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 29 from 1-7:00 PM.


7th Grade

   The 3rd & 7th hour students will be a day off from one another, b/c we don't have 3rd hour on Monday due to a pep rally, but we don't have 7th hour Friday due to PT Conf.  So below I will list the plans for the four days, but 3rd hour will start on Tuesday and finish Friday, but 7th hour will start on Monday but finish Thursday.

      Day 1:  Define Ch 5 Vocab and do Vocab WS set

      Day 2:  discuss 5-1 & do Guided Reading WS together

      Day 3:  discuss 5-2 & do Guided Reading WS together.  HW:  5-1 & 5-1 Quizzes

      Day 4:  discuss 5-3 & do Guided Reading together

8th Grade

Monday:  Define Ch 5 Vocab & do Vocab WS set

Tuesday:  discuss 5-1 & do GR together

Wednesday:  discuss 5-2 & do GR together.  HW:  5-1 & 5-2 Quizzes

Thursday:  discuss 5-3

Friday:  No class due to PT Conf & early lunch scheduling

Added By: Amanda Dannenmueller ( 10/22/2010 4:49:00 PM

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 11:47:00 AM

7th Grade Ch 4 Study Guide

7th Grade Chapter 4 Study Guide


1.   Body of land with ocean on 3 sides

2.  ordinary citizens in the army

3.  could not leave home w/o a male relative

4.  King of Persia

5.  city-state that focused on gov’t & education

6.  age of great creativity & learning in Athens

7.  “defenders of the kingdom”

8.  vocab term for a ruler w/ total authority

9.  workers hauled 20,000 tons of marble & took 15 years to build this

10.  a narrow body of water with land on both sides

11.  enforced laws & collected taxes in Sparta

12.  age at which Spartan men entered the regular army

13.  form of gov’t used by the Spartans

14.  like a tiny independent country

15.  thinkers who ponder questions about life

16.  brought iron weapons to the Greeks

17.  Persian provinces

18.  made Athens more democratic

19.  open area used for a meeting place & a market

20.  focused on military service

21.  The Mycenaens came to Greece from

22.  The History of the Persian Wars was written by

23.  Which group promised to pass on their fatherland in a better condition?

24.  Why did Xerxes want to conquer Greece?

25.  Who became popular by giving land to landless farmers?

26.  What did Athenian soldiers promise to do in their oath?

27.  In a direct democracy who decides gov’t matters?

28.  The Minoans made their living as

29.  The Greeks won the Battle of Salamis b/c their ships

30.  The Delian League began as an alliance to

31.  Mycenaeans could pay their taxes in

32.  Xerxes was the king of

33.  When the Spartans needed room for expansion, they

34.  What did the Myceneans learn from the Minoans?

35.  The time around 600 BC is called the Dark Age, b/c

36.  The Athenian assembly appointed ten generals who

37.  The Greek alphabet was based on which alphabet?

38.  Who could be Greek citizens?

39.  Early Greek made a living by

40.  Spartan men could return to their homes when they were how old?

Added By: Amanda Dannenmueller ( 10/20/2010 11:47:00 AM

Thursday, October 14, 2010 3:26:00 PM

Preliminary Plans for the Week of Oct. 18-22

Monday:  Wrap up note-taking.  HW:  4-4 WS (due Tuesday)

Tuesday & Wednesday:  Review Ch 4 (more info to come)

Thursday:  Ch 4 Test

Friday:  Last day of 1st quarter!!  Plans TBA.

Added By: Amanda Dannenmueller ( 10/14/2010 3:26:00 PM

Thursday, October 14, 2010 3:23:00 PM

Update for Oct. 13 & 14

We had an assembly this morning, so we did not work on any supplemental material.  The students are going to have open notes quizzes Oct. 14 to be sure they are taking all the notes, the notes are legible, and to check for comprehension of the material.
Added By: Amanda Dannenmueller ( 10/14/2010 3:23:00 PM

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