Tuesday, September 26: 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
Homework: Community Experience
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.
Due: Community Experience
In Class: Review, Index Card Notes
Homework: Prep Index Card for Test, Workbook ready to turn in (test next class)
Monday, September 18: 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 20: 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 22: 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, Community Experience due next week
Tuesday, September 12: 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 14: 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 6: First, maps on W. 5-7 were checked for completion. We then reviewed Human Environment Interactions with the accompanying PowerPoint (see Documents page). Next, we finished the Chapter One Study Guide (W. 12) with a partner. Lastly, students were introduced to the project options for the 5 Themes Project (due Sep. 20). We will begin working on these next class.
Due: W. 5-7 (checked off)
In Class: W. 12
Homework: Study counties
Friday, September 8: Students took their first try at the Counties Test. Students must get 100% (including spelling) and have multiple tries. 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.
In Class: Counties Try #1, W. 8, Start Project
Homework: Study counties