Today I ask each class, “Why would I have you copy your vocabulary terms in your composition book rather than give you a handout?” Below are some of their responses.
“It’s (note taking) a form of studying”
“Having it (terms and definitions) sort of sink in in the middle of writing it.”
“So you can see it (terms and definitions) in your own head.”
“When you write something down it is harder to forget.”
“Whenever you are writing it down it has to go through your eyes, then head, then back out your hand.”
“Less chance of you losing it (terms and definitions).”
”Writing it (terms and definitions) down can helps you remember it better.”
“So everyone has to look at it (terms and definitions) at least once.”
“To get practice taking notes.”
Learning how you learn….that is what it is all about!
This is one proud teacher!
Thanks to all you complete my survey. I will share some of the thoughts and ideas with you all next week.
Today we took the Europe Divided Test and will be starting the Modern Europe Unit on Monday.
Unit of Study – EUROPE DIVIDED
Quiz: Friday December 2nd
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We archived pages from Europe Geographic Influence Notebook, kept some pages for new notebook and are filing some pages at home.
You will need these pages for the following:
- Your 6th grade portfolio
- And to Prove you completed assignments if necessary
- Will be used to complete later assignments
New Unit – Europe Historical Influence
New Table of contents
Make sure your notebook is organized. Here is the current Table of Contents to help you.
Be sure to finish you essays. Information in the form of slide shows with links to videos can be found on the Europe Geography Page.
I hope all of you are finding your way back to normal after our visit from Matthew. Today in Social Studies we spent time catching up on our table of contents, organizing and becoming reacquainted with the vocabulary and maps of Europe.
Kudos to all of those students who kept up their studies and completed assignments as necessary!!!!
EUROPE MAP TEST WEDNESDAY, 10/19/2016
EUROPE GEOGRAPHY VOCABULARY TEST…FRIDAY 10/21/2016
Just wanted to let you know that I sent home print outs with all students. They are supposed to share them with you. The only ones that need to be signed AND RETURNED are those whose averages are below 70.