Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Today in class students began reviewing for our Quarter One Test, which will be held on Thursday. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but it definitely wouldn't hurt to study from your study guide tonight in order to be better prepared for the test on Thursday.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Today in class students read an excerpt from the autobiography of a trapper named James Beckwourth and then discussed interactions between trappers and native peoples of Utah. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but we will begin reviewing for the Quarter 1 test to be held on Thursday.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Today in class students took one final short Rise and Stretch quiz on Native American culture. Then we returned to discussing early European-American explorers to Utah. We compared a map of Utah made by the Spanish to a map of Utah made by John C. Fremont using scientific techniques to see how science gives us a more accurate picture of our world. DUE MONDAY: Nothing.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Today in class students learned about the trappers and US government explorers who came to Utah in the 1820's - 1840's. DUE TOMORROW: Study for a short quiz on Native American culture. Any remaining late work MUST be turned in by 2:45 pm to my classroom. THIS IS THE END OF THE QUARTER DEADLINE! After that it will not be accepted (unless a student has been absent the last few days)!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I forgot to post on Tuesday. I am sorry. Today I was not at school but students should have 1) turned in points for Learning Center check #3, 2) filled out a study guide for a short quiz on Native American culture on Friday, and 3) taken notes on the arrival of the first Europeans (the Spanish) to Utah in 1776. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but my FINAL late work deadline for the 1st Quarter is set for Friday, October 23, 2009 at 2:45 pm. I will still accept late learning centers until that time. Anything turned in after that will not be accepted (unless the lateness of it is due to absence--as there have been many students out lately).
Monday, October 19, 2009
Today in class students had to show me their completed rough drafts. Then we read current events about the recent Native American artifact trafficking cases in southern Utah. DUE TOMORROW: Student MUST turn in the final drafts of their essays! If students do not turn these in, they might fail my class since they are worth a lot of points!!!!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Today in class students worked on finishing their rough drafts of their Native American culture essay. If they did not finish in class then they have homework! DUE MONDAY: They MUST have their rough draft completed! Do NOT write a final draft at home because you will just have to rewrite it one more time since you will be editing these in Mr. Smalley's class on Monday. Then the final draft will be due to me on Tuesday!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Today in class students finished getting instructions on how to write a persuasive essay. Then students began working on their persuasive essays comparing Utah Native American cultures to modern American culture. Tomorrow in class we will work on finishing those essays. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, BUT the rough draft of the essay is due on Monday!!! Then the final draft is due Tuesday!!!!!!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Today in class students started learning how to write their persuasive essays. These essays will compare one of Utah's Native American cultures to modern US culture. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, BUT we have only 1 week until all learning centers are due for the entire quarter! (Recall this is 50 points total for Periods 1-2, 4-6; 30 points total for Period 3...)
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Today in class students finished their Native American culture notes. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but we will begin working on the rough drafts of our essays in class soon. The rough and final drafts of this essay will be worth a lot of points. ALSO...students need to be finishing up all of their learning centers by Wednesday, October 21 (50 points total for Periods 1-2, 4-6; 30 points total for Period 3).
Monday, October 12, 2009
Today in class students took a rise and stretch quiz on Utah's geology and early peoples. Then we continued learning about Utah Native American cultures. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but later this week we will begin writing an essay on Native American cultures.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Today in class students learned about the cultural traits of Utah's Paleo-Indian and Desert Archaic people. These notes will be used as the source of information for an essay we will be working on next week. DUE TODAY: Nothing, but students will receive a study guide tomorrow for a Rise and Stretch quiz we will take Monday.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Today in class students finished hearing geology presentations. Then we began a new unit about early Native American history by listening to a Dine (Navajo) origin story. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, but we will be taking a rise and stretch quiz on Monday. There will be a study guide given out on Friday.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Today in class students presented their geology lessons on the subject they have been studying. Also Learning Center Check #2 was due today (15 points for Period 1-2, 4-6; 10 points for Period 2)! Students can still turn it in late though! DUE TOMORROW: Nothing. DUE SOON: Eventually (Friday or Monday) we will be taking a Rise and Stretch quiz on Utah's geology and early human culture.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Today in class students finished creating their geology presentations. Tomorrow we will present them in class. DUE TOMORROW: Learning Center Check #2 (15 points for Periods 1-2, 4-6; 10 points for Period 3)! To be on schedule students should have completed 35 points (20 points in Period 3) in Learning Centers by tomorrow.