Tuesday, October 2: Today we took the test on geology of Utah. If absent, please come to a lab ASAP to make this up. We then analyzed some rocks from Utah. Next, we reviewed the new vocabulary on W. 23.
Due: Workbook, Current Event #4
In Class: Unit Tests
Homework: Community Experience
Thursday, October 4: Firstly, students participated in an activity to understand some of the aspects of archaeology. We then watched some video clips about the atlatl. Lastly, students were introduced to the unit project (on W. 37).
Due: Community Experience
In Class: Participation
Monday, September 24: 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. If time, they also worked on their Geologic Era timelines.
In Class: RSW for T. 30 (RSW on W. 64), Chp. 2 Study Guide (W. 18-19)
Wednesday, September 26: Today we played BINGO to review information about Chapter 2. Then students completed their Geologic Era timelines. Lastly, students worked on the Chapter 2 Study Guide (W. 18-21).
In Class: W. 18-21, Geological Eras Timelines
Friday, September 28: Students were given an index card on which they could write notes for the test. Students then had time to complete their Chapter 2 Study Guide and plan their lesson for 2nd grade.
In Class: Index Card Notes
Homework: Prep Index Card for Test, Workbook ready to turn in (test next class), Current Event #4
Tuesday, 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).
Due: Current Event #3
In Class: W. 15 Vocab Pictures, Project
Homework: Finish 5 Themes Project
Thursday, 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
Monday, September 10: 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
Wednesday, 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.
In Class: Counties Test Take 2, 5 Themes Project
Homework: Study for unit test, workbook ready to turn in
Friday, 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: Current Event #3, Study Counties, Work on Project
Tuesday, September 4: 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. If time, students were introduced to the 5 Themes project options.
Due: Current Event #2
In Class: W. 11, W. 5-7
Thursday, September 6: 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. If not done last class, students were introduced to the project options for the 5 Themes Project (due Sep. 20). They were able to choose their projects and start working on them.
In Class: W. 12, W. 5-7
Homework: Study counties, Finish W. 5-7
Tuesday, 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).
Due: Current Event #1
In Class: W. 4, top of W. 10
Thursday, 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
Homework: Current Event #2
Monday, August 20: 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
Wednesday, August 22: 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.
In Class: W. 2
Homework: 5 Themes Practice (W. 3)
Friday, 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)
In Class: W. 9 (using T. 3-9)
Homework: Current Event #2
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 Monday)
Thursday, 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