Thursday, October 28, 2010

Utah Studies--Thursday, October 28, 2010

Today in class students finished watching the "Joe Hill" film. They also had to turn in their essay final drafts! DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, unless you still need to turn in your final drafts!!! Failure to have this completed will cause you to miss the End-of-Quarter party!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Utah Studies--Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Today in class students began watching the film "Joe Hill" about a Swedish immigrant to Utah who was accused of murder in a very controversial and political case in 1914. DUE TOMORROW: Final draft of your essay!! If you do not turn it in, you will receive a late letter home and will not participate in the end-of-quarter party on Friday!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Utah Studies--Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Today in class students edited their rough drafts. The final drafts must be done at home and can be hand-written or typed. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing. DUE THURSDAY: Immigration essay final draft worth 60 points!!!!!!! (If not turned in on time, your parents will be notified and you won't get to participate in the End-of-Quarter party!)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Utah Studies--Monday, October 25, 2010

Today students in all classes except Period 5 worked on finishing the rough draft of their essay. (Period 5 edited their rough drafts.) DUE TOMORROW: Rough draft worth 30 points!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Utah Studies--Friday, October 22, 2010

Today in class students continued working on the rough drafts of their essays. Also, I stopped accepting late work for the 1st Quarter after 4 PM today! DUE MONDAY: Nothing, except the rough draft is due for Period 5 and certain students in Period 6 who were not working hard enough. (They have been notified.)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Utah Studies--Thursday, October 21, 2010

Today in class students finished getting instructions on writing their essay. Then they started their rough drafts. These will not be due until next week. DUE TOMORROW: Any and all late work must be in by Friday at 4 PM! Work turned in after that point will NOT be added to your final grade for the first term.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Utah Studies--Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Today in class students were given instructions on how to write the persuasive essays we will begin tomorrow. DUE TOMORROW: Learning Center Check #3 worth 10 points (15 points for Period 5)!!!!! DUE FRIDAY: This day is the deadline for all late work in the 1st quarter. In must be in by 4 PM at the latest!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Utah Studies--Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Today in class students worked on a Venn Diagram comparing their family's immigration to Utah to the immigration of certain other immigrant groups to Utah. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing. DUE THURSDAY: Learning Center Check #3 worth 10 points (15 points for Period 5). DUE FRIDAY: Late work deadline for the 1st Quarter is at 4 PM! I will NOT accept any more work for the 1st Quarter after this date and time!!!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Utah Studies--Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Today in class students finished playing the Mine Labor simulation game that was designed to help them visualize life as a Utah miner in the 1920's. Also, family interview questions were due today! DUE TUESDAY (when students return): Nothing, unless you have not yet turned in your family interview questions! DUE NEXT THURSDAY: Learning Center Check #3!!!!! DUE NEXT FRIDAY BY 4 PM: No late work will be accepted after this date for the first quarter! This is your last chance to improve your grades this quarter.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Utah Studies--Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Today in class students learned what a strike is by reading a story called "Click, Clack, Moo." Then they began a mine labor simulation game designed to show them what life as a miner was like in the early 20th century. DUE TOMORROW: Family Interview Questions!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Utah Studies--Monday, October 11, 2010

Today in class students were given a homework assignment to find out information about their family first moving to the state of Utah. Then they took notes on 4 major groups of immigrants that came to Utah from the 1870's to 1920's). DUE TODAY: Signed grade print-offs for those who could not come see me during conferences. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing. DUE WEDNESDAY: Family interviews!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Utah Studies-Friday, October 8, 2010

Today in class students recited a fictionalized debate between two historical figures (Susan B. Anthony and Utah politician, B.H. Roberts) over women's voting rights. DUE MONDAY: Signed grade print-offs for all those whose parents were not able to come see me at conferences last night.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parents, you can use this website to:
1) check if your child has Utah Studies homework due the next day
2) see what we did in class each day
3) print off homework assignments at home

Also you can email me at or call me at 801.974.8319 ext. 2005. Feel free to do this at any time!

Utah Studies--Thursday, October 7, 2010

Today in class students reviewed their graded work, learned about extra credit for attending parent-teacher conferences, and then learned about Utah's effort to become a state. DUE TOMORROW: Nothing.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Utah Studies--Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Today in class, students learned about the coming of the railroad to Utah in 1869 and how this event changed Utah's economy, etc. Also, Learning Center Check #2 was due today! (Students can turn them in late, if need be.) DUE TOMORROW: Nothing, unless you have late Learning Centers to turn in.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Utah Studies--Monday, October 4, 2010

Today in class students orally presented their Native American posters. DUE WEDNESDAY (their is no Utah Studies tomorrow): Learning Center Check #2 worth 10 points (15 for Period 5)!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Utah Studies--Friday, October 1, 2010

Today in class students finished their Native American projects. DUE MONDAY: Nothing. DUE WEDNESDAY: Learning Center #2 worth 10 points (15 points for Period 5).