During this week students in 8th Grade will be working on the Declaration of Independence and comparing British to American soldiers during the Revolutionary War; students in 7th Grade will be beginning our last section on Trade with lessons of Trade Barriers. We have introduced new vocabulary such as quota, embargo, standard, tariff, and subsidies.
The Quizizz Code to review some of these words is 094258.
This week is also Spirit Week! Students will get a chance to participate in some fun dress-up for free! As always, all outfits must be school appropriate.
Monday: Mismatch Day (Canceled due to Snow Day)
Tuesday: PCA Pride Day (PCA Pride top with uniform bottoms)
Wednesday: Crazy Hair/Hat Day (students must be in uniform)
Thursday: Pajama Day
Friday: NO SCHOOL (Teacher PD Day)
Here's to our first full week of 2019! On Tuesday, January 8th students will be visiting the Dover Skating Center for a STEM field trip. Students should make sure to wear comfortable clothing! Lunch is included in the field trip price, but students are welcome to bring money for games and extra food if they wish.
This week students in 7th Grade will be beginning our section on Specialization and understanding why countries specialize in certain goods .
Students in 8th Grade will only see me one day this week - we will be discussing the homework about the "shot heard 'round the world" and American vs. British advantages and disadvantages heading into the Revolutionary War.
Monday, January 7th - 7th Grade: Go over Activity 2.11 Trade Connections Homework; Specialization Discussion using Think-Pair-Share; Skills Specialization "Test" in Groups
Tuesday, January 8th - 8th Grade: Dover Skating Center Field Trip
Wednesday, January 9th - 7th Grade: Continue determining Specialization for groups; begin Paper Airplane Simulation
Thursday, Janaury 10th - 8th Grade: Go over "Lexington & Concord - The Shot Heard 'Round the World" homework; in Interactive Notebook page 38 - British vs. American Advantages and Disadvantages in the Revolutionary War; Continental vs. Guerilla Warfare Simulation
Friday, January 11th - 7th Grade: Continue Paper Airplane Simulation
Don't forget, next week is a 4 day week for students as Friday, Jan 18 is a PD Day for teachers. It will also be Spirit Week! Stay tuned for additional details!
Have a great week!
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a relaxing winter break. This is a very short week with classes only on Thursday and Friday.
On Thursday, students in 7th Grade will be working on their Gallery Walk for our "Why Trade?" unit and we will discuss the impact of one of the world's most famous trade networks - the Silk Road. Notes on the Silk Road will be added to our interactive notebooks.
On Friday, students in 8th Grade will be learning about the First Continental Congress and the battle of Lexington and Concord. Students will read a section on the battle and complete a Guided Reading and Puzzle on the battle. This will be homework if not finished in class. Students will have their agendas signed and receive a Remind message if there is homework.
Don't forget, field trip forms for the Dover Skating Trip are due Friday, January 4th! Trip is Tuesday, January 8th!
It is almost time for winter break! This week is sure to fly by as we have some exciting activities going on around school. On Thursday, there is an in-school concert for band/choir/percussion on at 8:30. On Friday, we have our Honor Roll Assembly from 10:50 - 11:50. All those who made Honor Roll (As and Bs) and High Honor Roll (As) will be called to come up on the stage in the auditorium to be recognized in front of their peers, teachers and any parents that attend. Our last day this week will end with an upper school gathering at 2:00 on Friday.
Monday, December 17th - 8th Grade: Students will be working on their Causes of the American Revolution Project: Instagram It! throughout class. Students who are finished will be encouraged to complete a review game or a American Revolution word search.
Tuesday, December 18th - 7th Grade: After the warm-up we will be working on our Trade Connections posters. Students should finish during this class and we will complete a gallery walk of the information.
Wednesday, December 19th - 8th Grade: Causes of the American Revolution: Instagram It! Project is due at the beginning of class (Project Rubric) Students will follow this up with a Praise, Question, Polish rotation in the classroom; we will finish with a Quizizz Review.
Thursday, December 20th - 7th Grade: Students will be finishing the Trade Connections Activity with a reflection on what they learned from creating their posters; we will be discussing the Silk Road trade and finishing with a vocabulary quiz (Review Game).
Friday, December 21st - 8th Grade: Students will be studying American cultural traditions as seen in seasonal films.
Have a great week and a wonderful holiday with friends and family! See you in the New Year!
We are getting closer and closer to the holidays - it's hard to believe it is already that time of year! Last week we enjoyed watching The Nutcracker ballet show. Students did an excellent job! Friday will be a free PCA pride day for students to wear any PCA shirt with dress code pants.
This week students in 7th Grade will be learning about imports, exports and foreign or domestic goods. 8th Grade will be continuing to learn about the causes of the American Revolution with the Boston Tea Party.
Our week will look like this:
Hello! This week report cards will be going home with students in their Thursday folders. Also, Friday is a N.U.T. Day / dress to impress ($2).
Students in 7th Grade will be continuing the Why People Trade Simulation to create the best standard of living for the citizens of their "countries".
8th Grade students will be learning about the issues increasing tension between colonists and the British and exacerbated by the Boston Massacre.
8th Grade students wanting to practice our new concepts can click here for a practice Quizizz Game.
Our week will look like this:
Welcome back students and parents! I hope everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving Break and it ready to return to school.
Our week will work slightly differently than usual due to the 8th Grade field trip to Sky Zone on Tuesday. Due to that trip, 7th Grade students will have Social Studies and Health classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. 8th Grade Students will have Social Studies and Health on Thursday only. Next week our schedule will resume as usual.
Another important upcoming date is the end of Trimester 1 on Friday. On this day students must have all assignments turned in and all assessments completed. This day will also be Pajama Day for the Upper School! Grades will be due next Monday and Thursday report cards will go home.
Our week will look like this:
We have only 2 days this week and then we are off for Thanksgiving Break! Last Friday we had a great time on our field trip to D.C. What a memorable experience that many will not soon forget! Thanks to all the wonderful chaperones that helped make the trip possible! We appreciate your support!
This Monday will be our much anticipated presentations of the 7th Grade Country Research Projects with the International Festival in the PCA Cafe from 8:45 to 10:00. Students in class will be finishing their units with Cover Pages for the unit "How Geographers Look at the World".
Students in 8th Grade will also be finishing our current unit with a 13 Colonies Crossword and a short quiz on the 13 Colonies. Some students will also need to complete their Colonial Life WebQuests.
When we return to school following Thanksgiving Break, students in both grades will be beginning new units. Students in 7th Grade will start the unit Partnerships & Partitions and 8th Grade will begin Revolutionary America.
Monday, November 19th - 7th Grade: International Festival in Cafe 8:45-10AM; complete partner assessment and Student Self Reflection on Project Work; complete How Geographers Look at the World Cover Page in notebook
Tuesday, November 20th - 8th Grade: Complete 13 Colonies Crossword; 13 Colonies Quiz (Link to Quizizz Game to review); finish WebQuest
**Reminder - the first trimester ends on Friday, 11/30 and grades are due by Monday, 12/3. Report cards will go home in Thursday folders on 12/6.**
Enjoy the week with family and loved ones!
Happy Veterans Day! This short week of school students in 7th Grade will be using the last two days of class time to finish their Trifold boards for the International Festival. Parents are welcome to attend and help students showcase what they've learned. For homework the weekend of November 9th-November 12th, students should be finishing up an charts, graphs, images, descriptions for their Trifolds and printing them or putting them on a flash drive for Mrs. Davis to print Tuesday morning.
Students in 7th Grade will also be attending the field trip to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC on Friday. As I will be attending this trip with the 7th Grade, the 8th Grade will have class with Mrs. Poore on this day. If you have any questions about this trip, please contact Mr. Persinger.
8th Graders are expected and required to complete the Quizizz Review Game (https://quizizz.com/join/?gc=526318) by Wednesday for homework. Students will be completing an Exit Ticket in class and will need to review with this game in order to be prepared for the exit ticket.
Monday, November 12th: Veterans Day (Observed) - No classes
Tuesday, November 13th: 7th Grade - Work on Trifold for International Festival
Wednesday, November 14th: 8th Grade - Students must have Quizizz Game completed for HW; Colonies Exit Ticket; Finish Cover Page for Colonization & Settlement Unit; Complete Colonies Webquest
Thursday. November 15th: 7th Grade - Last day to work on Trifold and project
Friday, November 16th: 7th Grade Field Trip to DC (8th Graders report to Mrs. Poore)
Link for 8th Grade Web Quest (Nov. 9th Assignment)
This week students in 7th grade will be continuing work on their Trifold and presentations for the International Festival. Please plan to have your 7th grade students at school on November 19th; this is the date for the Country Research presentations at the International Festival held in the cafe and will be a large part of their grade for the trimester.
Students in 8th Grade will be finishing their investigation into the first 13 colonies by creating currency for a group of British colonies in America.
Our next Open House will be Thurs. 11/8 from 3:30 - 5:30. All spots for 7th grade are currently filled; please contact any member of
Monday, November 5th - 8th Grade: Complete Chart Paper on New England, Middle, or Southern Colonies and post for Gallery Walk; fill in notes about each colony group on pages 21, 22, 23.
Tuesday, November 6th - 7th Grade: Continue work on products for each element of a country's culture (Government, Religion, Language, Customs & Traditions, Economy, Food & Clothing, Music & Dance); all checkpoints should be signed by Mrs. Davis!
Wednesday, November 7th - 8th Grade: Discuss symbols in currency and the colonial economy; students will select a different colony group than their assigned group's and design the currency for the colony
Thursday, November 8th - 7th Grade: Continue work from Tuesday
Friday, November 9th - 8th Grade: Continue work on currency (due at the beginning of class Tuesday)