Monday, August 30, 2010 12:52:00 PM

Week of Aug. 30-Sept. 3

7th and 8th Grades:

Monday:  Review Ch. 1 WS   HW:  (due Wednesday) start preparing for the test by creating a 20 question study guide with separate answer sheet (questions must be made up from the text material, not copied from the WS; cannot have more than 5 T/F questions)

Tuesday:  Review for the test  HW:  see above

Wednesday:  Ch. 1 Test 

Thursday:  Begin Ch. 2 Notes  HW:  Ch. 2 Vocab definitions (use the glossary to define by hand)

Friday:  finish Ch. 2 Sec. 1 Notes

*No school Monday, Sept. 6--Happy Labor Day!!


Added By: Amanda Dannemueller (adannenmueller@advance.k12.mo.us) 8/30/2010 12:52:00 PM

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 9:39:00 AM

Week of Aug. 23-27

First of all, sorry I'm already behind on logging our plans for the week.  I'm never sure how long it's going to take to get things really going, so I hate to plan to far ahead at the beginning of the year.

Second, I already messed up big time--I gave the students their first social studies assignment Tuesday and due to my not paying attention to details (the 7th and 8th graders were both assigned Ch 1 Vocab WS set, neither of which were labled for the chapter or the grade), I passed out the wrong sets to all but one class.

Hopefully, you will all understand that it was an honest mistake, and hopefully, my errors from here on out will be minimal.

All students need to get their Suggestions for Success signed by their parent/guardian ASAP.

Also, I have added a vocab defining website to my portaportal.

7th & 8th Grade

Monday:  organize Binders

Tuesday:  use http://wordwizard.scholastic.com/minidictionary/ to define Ch. 1 vocab, then do WS set for HW (gave wrong ones to 7th hour class--will be collected for bonus)

Wednesday:  1-1 Guided Reading (together)  HW:  1-1 Quiz

Thursday:  1-2 Guided Reading (partner up & complete; then discuss as class)  HW:  1-2 Quiz

Friday:  1-3 Guided Reading & Quiz (seatwork; then self-grade)  NO HW


Added By: Amanda Dannemueller (adannenmueller@advance.k12.mo.us) 8/25/2010 9:39:00 AM

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 2:57:00 PM

August 17, 2010 at 6:00 pm: High School/Junior High Open House

High School Psychology Syllabus

2010-2011 School Year

 

Instructor:  Mrs. Amanda Dannenmueller

 

Course Description:

This course is designed to help you gain a better understanding of people and possibly of yourself.  We will explore different ways of interpreting behavior as well as the ways psychologists study human and animal behavior.

 

Units of Study:

Learning and Cognitive Processes

The Workings of Mind and Body

The Life Span

Personality and Individuality

Adjustment and Breakdown

Human Relations

Psychology:  Careers and Statistics

 

Evaluation:

Tests, quizzes, projects, homework, and classwork will vary in their point values depending on the importance of the material and/or time consumption of the activity.

 

Expectations:

Students should come to class prepared to learn.  This implies that each individual should be in his or her desk before the bell sounds for class to begin and should have their Psychology book, paper, and writing utensil with them.  Those students infringing upon these expectations will be issued a tardy and school policy regarding this situation will result.

 

 

7th Grade World History Syllabus

2010-2011 School Year

 

Instructor:  Mrs. Amanda Dannenmueller

 

Course Description:

This course is designed to give students an understanding of past and present events throughout the world, so students will be more aware of the world around them as well as to the affects it has on them in the world today.  This course will also prepare students to locate various places using maps and to make economic decisions.  In addition, it will provide an understanding of various government systems.

 

Units of Study:

Early Civilizations

The Ancient World

New Empires & New Faiths

The Middle Ages

A Changing World

 

Evaluation:

Tests, quizzes, projects, homework, and classwork will vary in the point values depending on the importance of the material and/or the time consumed for the activity.  All will include MAP-like evaluating techniques such as open and closed-constructed response, graphic organizers (ex. Outlines, Venn Diagrams, etc.) and questions referencing provided prompts.

 

Expectations and Materials Needed:

See “Suggestions for Success” handout.

 

 

 

8th Grade American History Syllabus

2010-2011 School Year

 

Instructor:  Mrs. Amanda Dannenmueller

 

Course Description:

This course is designed to give students an understanding of past and present events throughout the Americas, so students will be able to apply this information to how it affects them in the world today.  This course will also prepare students to locate various places using maps and to make economic decisions.  In addition, a moderately detailed overview of the United States and Missouri Constitutions will be provided.

 

Units of Study:

The Americas:  Worlds Meet

Creating a Nation

Launching the Republic

US and MO Constitution Overview

Nationalism and Sectionalism

 

Evaluation:

Tests, quizzes, projects, homework, and classwork will vary in the point values depending on the importance of the material and/or the time consumed for the activity.  All will include MAP-like evaluating techniques such as open and closed-constructed response, graphic organizers (ex. Outlines, Venn Diagrams, etc.) and questions referencing provided prompts.

 

Expectations and Materials Needed:

See “Suggestions for Success” handout.

 


Added By: Amanda Dannemueller (adannenmueller@advance.k12.mo.us) 8/17/2010 2:57:00 PM

Sunday, August 01, 2010 6:16:00 PM

Required Materials for JUNIOR HIGH Social Studies

 

My JUNIOR HIGH Social Studies students MUST HAVE a THREE RING BINDER (not a folder with prongs, and not a "trapper keeper" for all their classes.....a binder with 3 RINGS only to be used for Social Studies class). 

 

In the binder they must have paper (preferably loose leaf). 

 

They need to have a book cover as well (though I try to get some free ones from one of the armed forces).

 

Suggested items.....clear page protectors (at least 2), dividers with tabs (at least 4), highlighter, and red pen.

 


Added By: Amanda Dannemueller (adannenmueller@advance.k12.mo.us) 8/1/2010 6:16:00 PM

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