January 5


To start off the new year, we Archived a portion of the Europe Binder.  The directions are here:  Europe Archive

We also started a new unit and table of contents.  Table of Contents is updated daily as we preview our agenda for the class.  A hard copy always hangs in the front of the room and it is also posted on this site every Thursday or Friday.


December 13

Europe Archive

Friday after the text will collecting a sampling of the Europe Binder from to archive in the classroom.  It will go much smother if binders are up to date and in order.

Students will need to keep the remaining pages in a safe place at home for the following reasons:

  • Study for SLOs (replacing GMAS)
  • Your 6th grade portfolio
  • And to Prove you completed assignments if necessary
  • Will be used to complete later assignments

Rather that wait till Friday to update the TOC….here it is now, just in case it is needed


December 5

Students Understand More Than We Think…

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!

December 2

Weekly update

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.


November 22

Weekly Update

Unit of Study –  EUROPE DIVIDED

Quiz:  Friday December 2nd

Parents, I send out emails periodically about student progress.  If you are not receiving these please contact the school and give them a current email address.  Thanks.


November 1

Archiving old to make way for the new

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