Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Today in Period 1 students began reviewing for the end of quarter test that they will take on Thursday. DUE TOMORROW: Bring all of your Utah Studies notes and your study guide to help you review some more.
Today in Period 2-7 students learned about how cultural syncretism makes a taco! They also discussed other things that Native American and European cultures shared when they met. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but please bring all your notes so you can review tomorrow.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Today in all of my classes, students learned about the legacy of the first government explorers to Utah. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but we will be having an end-of-quarter test on Thursday. Students will be given a study guide on Wednesday and we will review all day that day. Then they need to study at home.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Today all classes continued studying the trappers by reading an adapted skit from the autobiography of James Beckwourth, a trapper. They then wrote a short letter to Beckwourth (as if he were still alive). They can finish this on Monday in class if not completed today. DUE MONDAY: Nothing, but new learning centers for 2nd quarter are currently available on this blog.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Today in all classes, students were able to learn a great deal about Native American culture from a guest speaker, Mr. Robert Hutchings! Furthermore, he gave them the Legend of Timpanogos to read and they could go home with a pottery shard or arrowhead flake if they wanted to! DUE TOMORROW: Any and all late work for the first quarter!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Today in all my classes, students learned about the trappers who came to Utah in order to "make some beaver"--trapper parlance for "make some money." DUE TOMORROW: Any and all late work (including learning centers) must be turned in by Friday at 2:45 PM to my classroom! This is the deadline for 1st quarter late work!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
IMPORTANT: The LAST DAY I will be taking any late work for the first quarter will be this Friday! I will not accept turned in after 2:45 PM. Students have or will have received grade print-offs to see if they are missing any work.
Today in Period 1 students finished the rough drafts of their Native American culture essays. DUE TOMORROW: Final drafts of these essays--worth 60 points!
Today in Period 2 students took a Rise and Stretch quiz about Utah geology and Native American cultures. Then students learned about the Dominguez-Escalante expedition to Utah. DUE TOMORROW: Final 10 points in learning centers (plus others if you are behind schedule)!
Today in Periods 3-7 students began learning about the Spanish exploration of Utah done by Fathers Dominguez and Escalante. DUE TOMORROW: Final 15 points in learning centers (plus others if you are behind schedule)!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Today in Periods 1, 3, 5, and 7 students took a quiz on Native American culture. DUE TUESDAY: Nothing, but 15 points in learning centers are due Wednesday.
Today in Period 6 students took a quiz on Native American culture. Then they edited their rough drafts of their Native American culture essays. DUE TUESDAY: Final draft of your Native American essays!
Today in Period 2 students reviewed for a quiz we will have on Tuesday. DUE TUESDAY: Make sure you've studied for your quiz!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Today in Period 1 students studied for a clicker quiz tomorrow. DUE TOMORROW: Be ready to take the quiz by reviewing the yellow study guide.
Today there was no Period 2 due to another assembly.
Today in Periods 3-7 students reviewed for a quiz tomorrow. They also edited their Native American culture rough drafts for errors. DUE TOMORROW: Two things...1) most vital, your rough and final drafts are due at the start of class; 2) study for the clicker quiz tomorrow!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Today in Periods 1, 3, 5, 7 students wrote the rough draft of their Native American culture essay. DUE TOMORROW: All students must have rough draft completed, so it is homework if you did not finish it in class today.
Today there was no Period 6. We will work on the rough draft in class tomorrow.
Today in Period 2 students finished learning about the 5 Historic Tribes of Native Americans. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, unless you want to turn in learning centers.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Today in Periods 1, 3-7 students learned how to write their persuasive essays and then began writing the introduction. DUE MONDAY: Nothing, but the rough draft of this major essay (30 points for the rough draft; 60 for the final) will be due Tuesday at the beginning of class.
Today in Period 2 students learned about the cultures of the Anasazi, Fremont, Shoshone and Utes. DUE MONDAY: Nothing.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Today in Periods 1, 3-7 students began learning how to write their upcoming Native American culture essays. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but by next Wednesday all students should have finished and turned in the Native American culture essay.
Today in Period 2 students continued to learn about different Native American cultures. This time they focused on the Desert Archaic people. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Today in Periods 1, 3-7 students finished (or nearly finished) filling out notes on the cultural traits of Utah's many Native American groups. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but on Wednesday we will begin working on a large essay about Native American cultures. This will be a lot of work and will be due around Wednesday, October 15.
Today in Period 2 students listened to a Navajo legend and then began learning about Utah's Paleo-Indian culture. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing.
Monday, October 6, 2008
I apologize for not posting the last few school days. I forgot to post since I was not at school on Friday.
Today in Periods 1, 3-7 students examined the Fremont, Ute, and Shoshone cultures. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but if you have learning centers to turn in late please do so!
Today in Period 2 students finished reading about Utah's geology. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but if you have learning centers to turn in late please do so!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Today in Period 1, 3-7 students began learning about Utah's first people, the Native Americans. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but 15 points (10 points for period 10) are due for Learning Centers by Friday!
Today in Period 2 students previewed the upcoming geology unit by looking at a geological clock and trilobite fossils. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but 10 points in Learning Centers are due Friday!