Monday, August 28: 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 30: 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, September 1: 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 22: Today we started to discuss geography in Utah. We started with discussing why we need to learn about Utah's geography. We then took notes on the 5 Themes of Geography on W. 2. If absent, see Ms. Nay for a brief overview of the notes. If time, we watched a video Ms. Nay made about Utah. 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), Textbook Covered
Thursday, August 24: 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), Textbook Covered
In Class: W. 9 (using T. 3-9)
Tuesday, August 15: 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 16: 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 18: First we corrected the homework assignment from last class. Next, we reviewed the Rules and Procedures page in the workbook, helping to make sure everyone knew the expectations. We went over how to use the class website. Next, we practiced completing a current event assignment. Students will have another one due on Tuesday.
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