Monday, October 1: Today we took the test on geology of Utah. If absent, please come to a lab ASAP to make this up. Next, we reviewed the new vocabulary on W. 23. Lastly, students completed a Read Stop Write for T. 44-46.
In Class: Unit Tests, RSW 44-46
Homework: Community Experience
Wednesday, October 3: Students presented their Geologic Era timelines to the second grade classes. Then, students participated in an activity to understand some of the aspects of archaeology.
Due: Community Experience, Workbook
In Class: Participation
Friday, October 5: We learned about the prehistoric tribes of Utah, completing the chart on W. 26 using the PowerPoint (found on documents page - utj chp 3 part 1). We then watched some video clips about the atlatl. Lastly, students were introduced to the unit project (on W. 37).
In Class: W. 26
Homework: Current Event #4
Tuesday, September 25: Today we completed the Chapter 2 Study Guide (W. 18-21). Students also completed their Geological Eras Timelines.
Due: Current Event #3
In Class: W. 18-21, Geological Eras Timelines
Thursday, September 28: Today we played Geology BINGO to review for the test next class. Students were also given an index card on which they could write notes for the test.
In Class: Review, Index Card Notes
Homework: Prep Index Card for Test, Workbook ready to turn in (test next class)
Monday, September 17: We went over the vocabulary on W. 15, drawing a simple picture for each word. Students then had the class period to work on their 5 Themes Project (due next class).
In Class: W. 15 Vocab Pictures, Project
Homework: Finish 5 Themes Project
Wednesday, September 19: Today we went over our Chapter 2 PowerPoint, completing W. 16 (PowerPoint on Documents Page). We then discussed the geologic eras found on T. 26-28. Students then created a poster for one of the geologic eras. If absent, choose one era and create a simple poster on a regular sized piece of paper and include the name of the era, information, and two pictures (drawn or printed).
Due: 5 Themes Project
In Class: W. 16, Geologic Era Poster
Friday, September 21: As a class we read T. 30 and completed a Read Stop Write (found on W. 64 - only complete one of the three sections on the page). Students then began working on the Chapter 2 Study Guide (W. 18-21) using chapter 2 in the textbook. This is not expected to be completed today. The goal is that students will complete W. 18-19.
In Class: RSW for T. 30 (RSW on W. 64), Chp. 2 Study Guide (W. 18-19)
Homework: Current Event #3
Tuesday, September 11: First we had a brief discussion about 9/11 and students were able to ask any questions they have about the events of that day. Next, students took their second attempt at the counties quiz. Then we reviewed for the test next class on the 5 themes of geography and Utah's physical features. Lastly, students had time to work on their projects.
Due: Current Event #2
In Class: Counties Test Take 2, 5 Themes Project
Homework: Study for unit test, workbook ready to turn in
Thursday, September 13: Today was the unit test. If absent, please come to a lab ASAP to make it up. Students then had the rest of the class period to work on their projects.
In Class: Unit Test, 5 Themes Project
Homework: Study Counties, Work on Project
Wednesday, September 5: First we reviewed Human Environment Interactions with the accompanying PowerPoint (see Documents page). Next, we finished the Chapter One Study Guide (W. 12). Then students worked on labeling and coloring the maps on W. 5-7. Lastly, students were introduced to the project options for the 5 Themes Project (due Sep. 19). We will begin working on these next class.
In Class: W. 12, W. 5-7
Homework: Study counties, Finish W. 5-7
Friday, September 7: First, the maps on W. 5-7 were checked off. Then students took their first try at the Counties Test. Students must get 100% (including spelling) and have multiple tries to do so. We then learned about the Rain Shadow Effect, completing W. 8. If absent, see T. 21 for an explanation and the diagram to draw on W. 8. Students then selected their 5 Themes Project and started working on it. They received the instructions for their individual project today.
Due: W. 5-7
In Class: Counties Try #1, W. 8, Start Project
Homework: Study counties, Current Event #2
Monday, August 27: Today we reviewed location. Students completed W. 4 (Places in Utah) with a partner, answering the riddles by using the coordinates to find a location on the map. If absent, see Ms. Nay to borrow a map to complete the page. Students also read T. 7-8 with their partner, completing the top portion of W. 10 (stopping at Utah's Land Regions).
In Class: W. 4, top of W. 10
Wednesday, August 29: We reviewed region today, using the accompanying PowerPoint (see documents page). Students completed W. 10 and the first half of W. 11 with their partner, using the textbook. Next, students labeled their counties maps on W. 5 as Ms. Nay told them a story to help remember the county names. If absent, please find a map of Utah and label the names of the counties on W. 5. If time, students worked on labeling the mountains, rivers, and lakes on W. 6-7, or coloring their maps.
In Class: W. 10 & part of 11, W. 5
Friday, August 28: We reviewed Movement today with the accompanying PowerPoint (see documents page). Students completed W. 11 using their textbook. They then worked on their maps on W. 5-7, labeling and coloring them. These should be completed by next class.
In Class: W. 11, W. 5-7
Homework: Complete labeling and coloring of W. 5-7
Tuesday, August 21: Today we corrected the How Well Do You Know Utah assignment. Next, we started to discuss geography in Utah. We took notes on the 5 Themes of Geography on W. 2. If absent, see Ms. Nay for a brief overview of the notes. Lastly, students had time to work on the 5 Themes Practice on W. 3.
Due: Current Event #1
In Class: W. 2
Homework: 5 Themes Practice (W. 3)
Thursday, August 23: First, we corrected the homework (W. 3). As a class we read T. 3-6 and completed W. 9 together. Next, we discussed latitude and longitude, and how it works. Students practiced finding locations on a map. Lastly, we reviewed relative location.
Due: 5 Themes Practice (W. 3)
In Class: W. 9 (using T. 3-9)
Tuesday, August 14: Welcome to 7th grade Utah Studies! Today we got to know each other with an icebreaker activity. We then went over some of the rules and procedures for this class. Students received the disclosure statement if this was not picked up at Back to School Night. The signed disclosure page is due Friday.
In Class: Rules & Procedures
Homework: Disclosure signed (due Friday)
Wednesday, August 15: Today we finished going over rules and procedures. Students received their red class workbook today. If absent, please see Ms. Nay to get yours. Students also received their textbooks. If absent, please see Ms. Nay to get yours. These need to be covered by next week. Students answered as many of the questions on the very first page of the red workbook as they could. We will go over the rest of them on Friday. Students then completed partner sign ups. If absent, Ms. Nay has yours. Lastly, students began working on the assignment "How Well Do You Know Utah". Students are allowed to use their textbooks, friends, parents, and the internet to complete as many questions as they can.
In Class: Rules, Procedures, and Expectations guide (in workbook); How Well Do You Know Utah?
Homework: Disclosure signed; How Well Do You Know Utah
Friday, August 17: First we reviewed the Rules and Procedures page in the workbook, helping to make sure everyone knew the expectations. Next, we practiced completing a current event assignment. Lastly, we watched a video about Utah.
Due: Disclosure Signed; How Well Do You Know Utah
In Class: Rules, Procedures, and Expectations guide (in workbook); Practice Current Event
Homework: Current Event #1
Thursday, May 21: Students watched the video of their field trip. We then discussed the Navajo Code Talkers and students wrote their own codes. Lastly, we learned about Utah today and students created their own puzzle, game, or advertisement for contemporary Utah.
Monday, May 21: Today was a review day for the final. Students also had a little time to work on their ABC books.
Due: Community Experience
In Class: Review, ABC book
Wednesday, May 23: Today was the final exam. If absent, email Ms. Nay ASAP to find a day you can take it. After the test students had some time to work in their ABC books.
In Class: Final Exam
Homework: Late work/extra credit, ABC Book
Friday, May 25: Students had the class period to finish their ABC Books. These are due today.
Due: ABC Books, Late work/extra credit
In Class: ABC Book