8th Grade U.S. History

Thursday, May 28, 2015

5/28 Thur. Laptop turn in day

1. On form - PRINT NEATLY your name, username, student ID number, yr. of graduation

2. Tie White tag to the bag

3. Turn on your computer - teacher will confirm that it works/runs with no cracks in screen

4. After Teacher confirms that it works, shut down the computer

*If you are missing your plastic name tag,  please put a new one with your name and username on it.  **If you have the plastic tag part but no name, then put a paper with name and username on it into the tag.
***Be sure your strap is tight around the computer bag
*** Put the powercord into the side pouch
**** Be sure the bag is cleared of all papers and personal stuff/junk.

5. I will call you up alphabetically to inspect the machine.

HW: Do you have all missing and late work turned in?  If so, chill.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday/Wed. 5/26 and 5/27

Tuesday = 2, 4, 6     Wed. = 3, 5, 7
FYI: Thursday SAC = Laptop turn-in day
  • remove personal items (papers, etc.) from the computer bag
  • tighten the strap so that it fits snuggly around the perimeter of the bag
  • have the (or a) name tag with name on it attached to the bag
  • power / charger cord
  • outer red shell
  • keyboard cover
1.  CNN student news Week 35 day 2
2. Research on Olmec, Mayan, Aztek, and Incan civilizations
3. Share

4. Art work contest - draw a contribution of one of the contributions

 HW: Finish the above work and do any missing or late work that requires your computer

Friday, 5/23

1. End of year test

HW: Enjoy the weekend

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

5/20 and 21 Wed./Thur.

1. Turn in Test Helpers

2. CNN Day 1, Week 35 - do daily review

3. Discuss questions/issues with the Test Helper

4. Students done with Test Helper can check answers

5. Class study activity

HW: Study

Monday, May 18, 2015

5/18 and 19 M/T

1. CNN day 3 of Week 34

2. Grade the CNN wk 34

3. Grade the World Organization paper (EU, UN, NAFTA)

4. Work time on the Test Helper - Should be totally done on Wed./Thur.

5. If done, work on the Inca, Mayan, Aztek paper due next week

HW: Finish Test Helper and study for the Test

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday, 5/15

*Test over year's material next Friday, May 22
** Troop letters should be turned into the tray
1. CNN

2. Finish UN, EU, NAFTA work - Due Mon./Tues.

3. Begin or continue work on the Test Helper

HW: Test Helper due on Wed./Thur.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ideas for a letter to soldiers

*Please sign only your 1st name and last initial (Gar E., Suzy Q, Jenny J.) and your hour
  Also - this can be done as a typed letter, handwritten letter, or card with decorations

1. For example: Dear Soldier/Trooper/ Military member,
Thank you for your service. I am a 7th grader.
I like to play sports.  My days begin at ____AM.   I go to school. (Do not put your city or location)
My favorite part of school is __________.
My favorite sports /hobbies are ______________.
I practice basketball  ___ days a week and have competitions on weekends ____or whatever____.       Tell more about your daily life (nothing too personal).   For example, It is track season right now.  It has been a rainy season and some of our meets have been canceled.  I really like running the ______.  My team is __________.  Our colors are red and black.   We are the pirates, AArrrggggg.
Tell about your family members?
2. Thank you again for your service.  We appreciate the valuable time you spend away from friends and family working and fighting for the freedom of all Americans.

Thank You,
Fred F.  1st hour

5/13 and 14 Wed./Th.

1. CNN news

2. Pick your city-state's best column drawing

3. Write letter to a soldier - a former student is doing a project and sending these to troops

4. World Organization comparison paper

5. Year End Test Helper - start. Test Next Wednesday/Thursday

HW: Items not done in class

Monday, May 11, 2015

5/11and 12 Mon./Tues. The schedule is back to "normal"

1. CNN

2. Grade last week's CNN

3. Dropbox your Greek writing

4. Contest - Teams draw columns: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian

5. I will print and we will grade the papers

HW: ? Rome?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Wed. 5-6, Thur. 5-7, Fri. 5-8

Wed. hrs = 3,4,5, L 6,7
Thur. hrs = 1,2,5,L, 6,7
Fri. hrs.= 1,2, L 3,4

Each Day:

1. CNN news review on paper

2. Work time for your Greek Writing projects

*Back to "normal" next week with odd blocks on Monday and even blocks on Tuesday.

HW: Have your writing done and ready to dropbox when you come into class next Monday/Tuesday

5/5 Tuesday See All Classes Day (SAC)

1. Go over Chapter 31 WS

2. Get Papers back

3. Go over Greece Writing assignment.

HW: Writing is due when you walk in on Mon./Tues.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Monday, 5/4 M-step day ELA I and II 39 min. classes 1, 2, Lunch, 3, 4, 5

1. Check Your grades!!
2. CNN??.  ...... probably not.

3. Read Chapter 31 and do worksheet

4. Mr. McHugh will check Ch. 29 and 30 notes/work

HW: Finish Ch. 31 WS

Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday, M-step and then 39 minute classes

Only see hours 2, 3,  Lunch, 6, 7 (no 4th or 5th)

1. CNN - finish the week's 3rd day and do the weekly review

2. Be sure you are done with the Ch. 29 notes and the Ch. 30 reading and worksheet

3. If time, competition

HW: Be sure all is done above