Monthly Archives: December 2013

Grade 6 – Who are the Natives?

In 2014 Grade 6 will review the geographic features, flora, and fauna before discovering who first inhabited North America. We will examin the effects of the arriaval of the Europeans and the cultures and instutions that developed in British North America.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 – Computer Lab, work on US Geography:  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-states-capitals-regions.html

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Grade 8 – Welcome to 2014!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 – Classical Greece, Text 127 to 133,

Due Friday: Section 4 Assessment page 133, 1 to 8.

Greek Map Project – Maps that are made with recycled materials, 3 D maps, didactic and interactive maps will be given higher grades. These maps should be large sizes to be seen from across the room when posted. Students are also expect to be able to explain in writing and orally the significance of their map.

Examples of Greek Maps

– Tectonic Map of Greek areas

– Physical Map of the Aegean

– Map of Early Greek Societies (Minoians, Myceneaens, Trojans)

– Map of Greek Colonies

– Map of Greek City States

– Map of Greek pilgrimage, sports, and cultural sites

– Persian Wars

– Peloponnesian War

– Map of a Greek City State

– Map of an Acropolis

– Trade Map

– Map of the Conquests of Alexander the Great

– Map of Greek Speaking Areas

We will select and do research for the making of the maps. During these days you will receive a grade on the use of class time and behavior. Maps will be due Monday, January 13, 2014.

In January we learn the Culture of Classical Greece, the life of Alexander the Great, and the beginning of Rome. Begin writing about the Greek celebrity,  writer, scientist, philosopher, or leader that you have chosen. Remember to follow the guidelines you have been taught in your language arts class. It should be one to two pages in length, follow the school wide research paper format and include a bibliography. Due January 21, 2014

A celebration of learning is tentatively planned for January 24, 2014 to cover all the Greek periods.

Brief Outline of Second Semester

January – Greeks/Romans

February – Romans/Islam

March – Early African Civilizations/The Asian World

April – Byzantine Empire/Middle Ages

May – Renaissance/Reformation

Last day of class May 27, 2014. Semester Exam May 29, 2014.

Grade 7

Study the Capitals of Europe and be ready for a test Monday!

Monday – Capitals Test

Tuesday – European Country Reports

Wednesday – Field trip to Lappland to see the reindeer. 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ~ Field Trip Cancelled because we need to finish European Country Reports!!!!

Grade 8 – Missing Assignments

Please check engrade and turn in any missing assignments on Monday!

December 16 to 18, Greek Maps

Monday – Library

Tuesday – Computer Lab. Email Mr. Cozart your choice for the Greek Map Project. See ideas for possible maps below, if you have another idea you may request that as well. Maps that are made with recycled materials, 3 D maps, didactic and interactive maps will be given higher grades. These maps should be large sizes to be seen from across the room when posted. Students are also expect to be able to explain in writing and orally the significance of their map.

Wednesday – Computer Lab/Map research.

Examples of Greek Maps

– Tectonic Map of Greek areas

– Physical Map of the Aegean

– Map of Early Greek Societies (Minoians, Myceneaens, Trojans)

– Map of Greek Colonies

– Map of Greek City States

– Map of Greek pilgrimage, sports, and cultural sites

– Persian Wars

– Peloponnesian War

– Map of a Greek City State

– Map of an Acropolis

– Trade Map

– Map of the Conquests of Alexander the Great

– Map of Greek Speaking Areas

We will select and do research for the making of the maps. During these days you will receive a grade on the use of class time and behavior. Maps will be due Monday, January 13, 2014.

In January we learn the Culture of Classical Greece, the life of Alexander the Great, and the beginning of Rome. Begin thinking about a Greek celebrity,  writer, scientist, philosopher, or leader that you are interested in researching for a paper and project. Due January 21, 2014

A celebration of learning is tentatively planned for January 24, 2014 to cover all the Greek periods.

Brief Outline of Second Semester

January – Greeks/Romans

February – Romans/Islam

March – Early African Civilizations/The Asian World

April – Byzantine Empire/Middle Ages

May – Renaissance/Reformation

Last day of class May 27, 2014. Semester Exam May 29, 2014.

Thank You! General Anouncements

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! – We wish to express our gratitude to all our parents and students for opening their heart this holiday season to share with those around you. The donations of the disinfectant were delivered to FUNDACION ABRIGO last week in the name of our student body. The shoes and socks that were given for the children at NUESTROS PEQUENOS HERMANOS are ready to be handed out at a Christmas event at the orphanage.  Your contributions for the SUPPORT PERSONNEL HOLIDAY BASKETS are being organized and will be given to them this Wednesday.  Since all these donations were voluntary, we deeply appreciate our community’s willingness to reach out and share with others.
DPTO NEWS- The DPTO wishes to remind the parents who have not yet done so, to please pay the L.200.00 fee to support the DPTO. This contribution fee was agreed upon on the last Assembly, and is a vital contribution in order to keep on planning fun events for all of our school community to enjoy!  You can leave the payment with Ms. Carolina at the reception.
We also want to let you know that our DPTO blog has been updated, so please check it out!
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Grade 6 – US Physical Features Map Puzzles

Monday – Computer Lab, practice these geography puzzles:

http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-features-puzzle.html

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm

http://www.learner.org/interactives/historymap/sea.html

Be ready for a test on Friday!

Tuesday – Work on biomes

Listen to these at home:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E2CNZIlVIg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSvJ9SN8THE

Wednesday – Computer Lab

Thursday – Be able to locate, label, and color these features on a blank map.

  1. Highlight the rivers blue.
  2. Highlight the great plains yellow.
  3. Highlight the coastal plains green.
  4. Color the Rocky Mountains brown (or red or pink.)
  5. Color the Appalachia Mountains orange.
  6. Color the Cascade Mountains orange as well.
  7. Draw in Mt. Saint Helens and label it.
  8. Label the Sierra Nevada. Circle them.
  9. Label the following rivers: Mississippi, Colorado, Ohio, Columbia, Platte, Rio Grande, Arkansas, Missouri, and Yukon. (9)
  10. Draw a cactus to show a desert region.
  11. Name the Great Lakes from West to East (biggest to Smallest.)
  12. Color the land borders of the US red.
  13. Write your name above the Great Lakes.

Friday – US Physical Features TEST