Monthly Archives: October 2014

Grade 6 – US Physical Features

November 3 to 7, 2014

Monday – Map Project

50 States Alphabetical Order:

Tuesday –  Map Project

US Physical Features:

Wednesday –  Map Project

Tour the States:

Thursday –  Map Project

Friday –  Map Project

Ready for a challenge?

November 10 to 14, 2014

Monday – Computer Lab

Tuesday – Self Evaluation

Wednesday – Correction time

Thursday – Biome Project Presentations

Friday – Biome Project Presentations

Grade 7 – Europe

November 3 to 7, 2014

Learn these this week!


Monday – Countries of Europe

Tuesday – Euro Quiz

European Geaography:

Memorize European Countries with Mnemonics:

Wednesday – Quiz Europe

Thursday – 7A Euro Quiz # 3, Black Sea/Balkans. 7A&B Euro Quiz  #4

Thursday’s Quiz #4

Friday – Countries of Europe Test

Friday’s Test! Don’t forget Europe’s two newest countries, Montenagro and Kosovo!

Grade 8 – Ancient China

November 3 to 7, 2014

Monday –  China Geography Review

Glencoe World History, pages 88 to 91.

Tuesday –  Ancient China

China’s Geographic Challenge:

Wednesday –  Review and answer questions for the make up test. China place in the world.

HOMEWORK:Chapter 3, Section 3 Assesment, page 97, 1 to 7, DUE MONDAY! Bonus Point if turned in Friday!

According to the World Bank in 2013:

USA- 16,800,000,000,000

China- 9,240,270,452,050

What will be the largest economies in 2050? Here is a prediction by 2050:

Question: What is PPP?

MAKE UP TEST on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, from 3:15 to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday –  THEATER PRESENTATION –  November 6, CANICULA. No Class!

Friday –  Computer Lab, use the following websites to complete your assignments.

Self-Check Quiz:

Concentration Game (Matching):

Impact of Geography:

Building the Great Wall:

China Under the Quin:

Mauryan and Gupta Empires:

The silk roads:

World’s Largest Economies:

Ten Most Powerful Countries:

HOMEWORK:Chapter 3, Section 4 Assessement, 1 to 7, page 104. DUE Wedneday, November 12, 2014. Bonus Point if turned in on Tuesday or before!

Grade 8 – MAKE UP TEST!

For students that received less then 70% on the Ancient Indian History and Geography Test, there will be a MANDATORY MAKE UP TEST on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, from 3:15 to 4:00 p.m. It is absolutely essential to study and know all the information we have covered in this section. Please mark this date and arrive on time! Each student is required to bring their own highlighters, colored pencils, #2 lead pencils, and a blue writing utensil. (You will not be able to share or borrow during the test.) It is essential for your success in World History I that you get a passing score of 70 or above. (All those who receive at least 70 will have their grade for this test changed to a 70.) Failure to retake this exam on the above date will greatly impact your ability to pass this class second quarter.

Study previous posts (MAPS!!!) on this blog and especially the following:

Reread Chapter 3 in Glencoe World History, pages 68 to 87.

Study Section Assessments 1 and 2, pages 79 and 86.  (1 to 7)

Helpful links:

Indus Valley Civilization:

Harappan Civilization:

Buddha and Ashoka, Crash course #6:

On the last page of the test you will draw a map of India!

Physical Features of India. Grade 8, RETAKE! 3:15-4:00, November 5, 2014. 

Draw a map of India on the bottom half of this page, and place the following features on the map:

  1. Draw the rivers in blue and write the names of the rivers in blue. (4 points)
  2. Write the names of the water features in blue: Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea. (6 points)
  3. Highlight the Thar Desert in yellow or orange and label it. (2 points)
  4. Color the fertile farmland green. (2 points)
  5. Using a dark color draw the Deccan Plateau and label it. (2 points)
  6. Draw in the 4 mountain ranges and label them. (8 points)
  7. Mark the spot and label 3 large cities in India. (6 points)
  8. Write Sri Lanka and Ceylon and put arrows to show their locations. (4 points)
  9. Draw blue arrows to show the direction of the wet monsoon. (2 points)
  10. When does 80% of the rain fall? (2 points)
  11. What does sub continent mean? (1 point)

General Announcements

  • Our U. N. Day Celebration will take place on Wednesday, October 29. If you want to set a country up, or contribute with the organization, please let the DPTO know.
  • There will be no school on October 30 and 31 in compliance to Congress’ decree for mowing the holidays this month. Classes will resume on November 3

 SENIORS’ SURVEY– The Seniors are conducting a grounds survey concerning the green space at school. With this survey, we hope to gather data on the level of satisfaction the community has with the school grounds, and gather ideas for the Seniors’ Educational Social Work (TES) project.  All responses will be kept confidential, and we encourage all students, parents, and staff to take the survey. The link to the survey is:

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – The School’s Community Service Club’s will host a Christmas Bazaar, and are currently looking for vendors.Tables will cost L. 500 for the general public and L. 300 for Discovery parents. All the proceeds will go to aid the children’s home NuestrosPequeñosHermanos. Anyone interested can contact Nina Glynn ( or Roberta (



Grade 7 – Europe

October 27 to 31, 2014

Monday – Pop Quiz, the 7 smallest countries of Europe

45 European Countries by size:

Tuesday – Southern Europe: People, Places and Change pages 260 to 263.

Wednesday – UN Day, half day, 11:45 dismissal

Thursday – Holiday

Friday – Holiday ~ HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Grade 8 – Asia

October 27 to 31, 2014

Monday – Ancient India test debrief. Students will be able to retake the test if they failed.

Tuesday – Ancient China in Rap:

Wednesday – UN Day, half day, 11:45 dismissal

Thursday – Holiday

Friday – Holiday ~ HAPPY HALLOWEEN!