Tuesday, January 26: Today we discussed mining and railroad towns, completing the notes on W. 3. If absent, see Ms. Nay or a peer to get the notes. Students then worked on the Food and Illnesses/Accidents sections of their Mission to Mars project.
Due: Current Event #1, Grid Pattern Practice
In Class: W. 3 notes, M2M Food and Illnesses/Accidents
Homework: Finish M2M Food and Illnesses/Accidents sections
Thursday, January 28: Class began with Read stop write for T. 127 & 129. Students filled out an RSW on W. 84 and then shared them with the class. They then worked on Features of Settlement portion of the Mission to Mars project.
Due: M2M Food and Illnesses/Accidents
In Class: RSW T. 127 & 129, M2M Features of Settlement
Homework: Finish M2M Features of Settlement
Wednesday, January 20: Today is the last day of the term! After today, your classes will swap, so A day Utah Studies will become B Day, and vice versa. Today we discussed the features of Utah settlements. Together we read T. 128 and completed the top half of W. 3. We then discussed the grid pattern that the Salt Lake Valley is set up in. Students practiced navigating a grid pattern by completing W. 20-21. W. 20 did not copy well, so if absent, see a peer's workbook to see the words filled in.
Due: M2M Travel Section (W. 6-7)
In Class: W. 3 (top part), W. 20-21
Homework: Finish W. 20-21
Friday, January 22: Today we discussed Mining and Railroad towns and completed W. 3. If absent, get notes from a peer. Students then completed the Mission to Mars Clothing section. If time remained, students started the Food section of the Mission to Mars project.
Due: W. 20-21
In Class: W. 3 (finished), M2M Clothing
Homework: Finish M2M Clothing, Current Event #1
Monday, January 11: Class began with some time to review for the Migration Quiz. Students then took the Migration Quiz. They then participated in some pioneer activities, such as making butter.
In Class: Migration Quiz
Wednesday, January 13: Today students received their new workbooks. If absent, please see Ms. Nay to pick yours up. We discussed pioneer travel to Utah and the different ways that they got here. We used the textbook as well as information presented by Ms. Nay to begin W. 2. If absent, see a peer to get the notes. Students were then introduced to our modern pioneer movement: Mars. Students learned about the modern attempts at settling Mars that are currently being made. They then begin the Mission to Mars project by reading W. 5 and completing W. 6-7.
In Class: W. 2 (first half), W. 6-7
Homework: Make sure W. 6 complete
Friday, January 15: Today we discussed problems the pioneers had with settlement in Utah, completing W. 2 using the textbook. Students then read W. 8 about the clothing the pioneers used and then completed W. 9-10, creating the clothing for their own Mission to Mars. In remaining time, they finished their transportation part of the Mission to Mars project.
Due: W. 6
In Class: W. 2 (finish), W. 7, 9-10
Homework: M2M Travel Complete
Tuesday, January 5: Today we briefly discussed the Donner Party. With their clock partner, students read a passage about the Donner Party and found at least 8 causes and effects to write on W. 68. If absent, the reading is on the documents page. We then learned about the Mormon migration to Utah with some map notes on W. 69. If absent, please read T. 98-108 for the missed information, as well as getting the notes from a peer or Ms. Nay.
Due: Current Event #5
In Class: W. 68 (Cause and Effect with the Donner Party), W. 69 (Migration Map Notes)
Homework: Community Experience due next class
Thursday, January 7: Today students completed W. 70, unscrambling the terms about the Mormon migration and matching them to their definitions. We then played an old version of Oregon Trail, completing a brief assignment while playing. If absent, follow the link below and complete the Oregon Trail Assignment from the documents page.
Due: W. 77-79, Community Experience
In Class: W. 70, Oregon Trail Assignment
Homework: Review for quiz next class
Oregon Trail Link: http://www.virtualapple.org/J_oregontraildisk.html