LA/ History Block - Week of Jan. 20, 2015As you know we had Arun Gandhi as a guest at the school today. We spent part of our day reviewing that experience. We also finished presenting our Keynote slide shows on Gandhi. On Wednesday students will be completing an activity on Martin L. King Jr. Homework for this week is to complete the M. L. King article assignment. On Thursday we will start our new novel for English, "The Well". Next week we will start Ch. 9 vocabulary.

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      U. S. HistoryAs you know we had Arun Gandhi as a guest at the school today. We spent part of our day reviewing that experience. On Wednesday students will be completing an activity on Martin L. King Jr., then we return to our study of the U. S. Constitution. Homework for this week is to complete reading their historical fiction books and begin writing the trimester report. The report is due Feb. 12, 2015.

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      Trimester Two Project Directions

      Historical Fiction Book Report
      Requirements

      After reading your historical fiction book, write a two to two and one-half (2-2.5) page book report. Your report should be typed, 12 point size font, and double spaced. In your report, be sure to discuss the following:

      Reference: Title, author, copyright (Year printed, found on the back side of title page)

      Summary: Your own words, Summarize the book in paragraph form, about a page.

      What makes this book historical: Things you listed on your book mark (e.g. dates, candlelight, no running water, clothes, rules of behavior, transportation, historical events/references, old words phrases, prices, etc.) About a half page or so, in sentences and paragraphs; NOT a list!

      Your reaction/response: Did you like it? Why/why not? Has it changed your attitude/opinion? Did it make you think about something, and if so, about what? Again, about a half page or so in paragraph form.

      Keep in Mind- The quality of your writing maters. I expect well organized paragraphs, with correct spelling and punctuation. This is 10 points of your grade.

      Due: 2/_12_/_15

      Historical Fiction Book Project Grade sheet
      ___ 2 pts. Your Name
      ___ 2 pts. Title
      ___ 2 pts. Author
      ___ 2 pts. Copyright
      ___ 2 pts. Typed Size 12 Font
      ___ 30 pts. Summary one page
      ___ 15 pts. Historical examples paragraph
      ___ 15 pts. Your reaction paragraph
      ___ 10 Conventions (grammar, spelling, capitals etc)
      ___ 80 pts. Total
      ___ Grade
        LA/ History Block week of Jan. 5, 2015The class is practicing these terms for a vocabulary test on Jan. 14, 2015.

        Ch. 8 Vocab. List

        adequate -Good enough (to meet the need)
        appeal -To make an important request (to someone for something)
        awkward -Clumsy; not graceful
        customary -Usual; commonly done
        establish -To bring into being; set up
        potential -A natural ability that may not develop; possibility
        respond -To answer, either by word or by action
        vanish -To disappear from sight
        variety -A number of different kinds; assortment
        wholesome -Tending to improve the character, the mind, or the body
          U. S. History, week of Jan. 5, 2015This week your child should be memorizing and stating to you for your signature the U. S. Constitution Preamble. This is due Friday with three signatures by persons over 18. School staff is available.

          “We, the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense,promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
            LA/ History Block - Week of Dec. 8, 2014This week we are starting Ch. 7 vocabulary. We will have the test on these ten words on Wednesday, Dec. 17. Please help your student study these words and their meaning.
            Have a good week.
            Mrs. Gibbs

            Ch. 7 Vocabulary

            abrupt- Sudden and unexpected
            astonish- To surprise greatly; amaze
            classify- To arrange or organize into groups or types; place in a category
            complex- Not simple; not easy to understand or figure out
            consent- To agree to something
            eager- Looking forward to with great interest or desire
            endure- To put up with; bear patiently
            exclaim- To speak or cry out suddenly, as from strong feelings or surprise
            horizontal- Lying flat; lying or extending from side to side ( as opposed to going up and down)
            recollect- To remember; bring an image or idea back to mind
              U. S. History, week of Dec.1, 2014This week we will be working through Ch. 9 sections 1-3. This covers the problems with the Articles of Confederation and the debates that lead to our Constitution. We will be taking notes in class.

              On Tuesday we will be spending the class period in the library selecting the historical fiction book to read for their Trimester Two Project. Below you will find the requirements for this project. The project is due Feb. 12, 2015.


              Historical Fiction Book Report Requirements


              After reading your historical fiction book, write a two to two and one-half (2-2.5) page book report. Your report should be typed, 12 point size font, and double spaced. In your report, be sure to discuss the following:

              Reference: Title, author, copyright (Year printed, found on the back side of title page)

              Summary: Your own words, Summarize the book in paragraph form, about a page.

              What makes this book historical: Things you listed on your book mark (e.g. dates, candlelight, no running water, clothes, rules of behavior, transportation, historical events/references, old words phrases, prices, etc.) About a half page or so, in sentences and paragraphs; NOT a list!

              Your reaction/response: Did you like it? Why/why not? Has it changed your attitude/opinion? Did it make you think about something, and if so, about what? Again, about a half page or so in paragraph form.

              Keep in Mind- The quality of your writing maters. I expect well organized paragraphs, with correct spelling and punctuation. This is 10 points of your grade.

              Due: 2/_12_/_15
              Historical Fiction Book Project Grade sheet
              ___ 2 pts. Your Name
              ___ 2 pts. Title
              ___ 2 pts. Author
              ___ 2 pts. Copyright
              ___ 2 pts. Typed Size 12 Font
              ___ 30 pts. Summary one page
              ___ 15 pts. Historical examples paragraph
              ___ 15 pts. Your reaction paragraph
              ___ 10 Conventions (grammar, spelling, capitals etc)
              ___ 80 pts. Total
              ___ Grade
                LA/ History Block week of Dec. 1, 2014 Chapter 6 Vocabulary
                This week the students will be working on the Ch. 6 vocabulary words. The test for these words will be on Friday.

                Ch. 6 Vocabulary

                objection - A dislike; feeling of being against something; disapproving
                hesitate -To stop because of not being able to decide; put off acting because of feeling unsure
                deprive - To take away; keep from having or enjoying
                minimum - Smallest in size or amount that is allowed or possible; least
                maintain - To continue; carry on; keep in existence
                current - Modern; existing now; in general use or practice today
                originate - To come into being; start
                penalize - To punish; cause to suffer for doing something wrong
                advise -To give advice to; recomend
                reliable - Able to be depended upon

                For the next three weeks we will be reading in class "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" This is a short, humorous, classic story. Parts of the story will be read together, other portions will be read silently in class. This will give us practice in oral reading fluency and comprehension. Students will be completing comprehension for each of the seven chapters.
                  LA/ History Block - Week of November 10, 2014Here are this weeks vocabulary words from Chapter five. These words and terms will be part of our final to be taken on Thursday Nov. 13, 2014.

                  Chapter 5 Vocabulary

                  aggravate- to make worse

                  cease-To stop; discontinue; quit

                  coincide- To happen at the same time

                  considerable- Rather great; rather large

                  humane- Kind; sympathetic; merciful; gentle

                  intentional- Done on purpose;planned

                  interference- The act of getting in the way of something; meddling in someone else’s business; something that gets in the way

                  obnoxious- Very unpleasent;distasteful; disgusting

                  unstable- Unsteady; wobbly; not reliable

                  utlize- To make use of; put to use, especially a good use
                    U.S. History Week of Nov. 10thNext Thursday or Friday students will be having a trimester final in history. This test will cover Chapter 8 in our textbook, The American Revolution. Here are the topics that need to be reviewed. We are making flash cards about these items as this week moves along.

                    CH 8 Test Review
                    Vocabulary: Know these-
                    Militia-
                    Casualty-
                    Common Sense-
                    Loyalists-
                    Patriots-
                    Tories-
                    blockade-
                    privateer-
                    Financing-
                    Minutemen-
                    Red Coats

                    People: Know these-
                    Nathan Hale
                    George Washington
                    von Steuben
                    Marquis de Lafayette
                    George Rogers Clark
                    John Paul Jones
                    Frances Marion
                    African Americans in the War
                    Women and the War-
                    Thomas Jefferson
                    Benedict Arnold

                    -Know two advantages and disadvantages the American and British armies had at the start of the war
                    Battle of Lexington and Concord-Know why the British go to Lexington and Concord, What happens as the British go back to Boston?
                    Declaration of independence- Who wrote it? When was it signed? Why is this date important? What was the main idea it stated? Who did we send it to?
                    Battle of Saratoga- Why was this the turning point of the war? Treaty of Alliance
                    Valley Forge- List four problems the American Army faced during the Winter of 1777-78
                    Battle of Yorktown-What is the strategy and result?
                    Treaty of Paris- What are the boundaries of the U.S., Canada and other countries in North America after the treaty?
                      LA/ History BlockCh. 4 Vocabulary Test Friday Oct. 31st

                      This week we are starting a new book on colonial life and the American Revolution. We are already on page 24!

                      Friday we will have a test on these vocabulary words below. Please help your student practice these.


                      Ch. 4 Vocabulary List
                      abundant- Very plentiful; more than enough
                      betray- To be disloyal to; turn against
                      comparison- The act of checking or judging how two or more things are alike or different
                      demonstrate- To explain or teach by showing
                      dispute- An argument; a quarrel
                      distinct- Clear; obvious; easy to see or notice
                      exaggerate- To say thatsomething is larger or greater than it really is; overstated
                      inhabit- To live in
                      neutral- not taking sides in a quarrel
                      reduction- A decrease; cutback
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