Camarena - HSS


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FIRST DAY AT AKERS - STUDENT INFO

This is a link to additional resources (primarily short video clips) that enhance and expand on what we are learning in class. There is a page for each chapter we study.


COPIES OF MY DAILY EMAILS THAT ARE SENT TO STUDENTS

FRIDAY 11/16
REMINDER: iPads are being turned in just before lunch today.  If you get checked out early, please take your iPad to your homeroom class before you leave.
You have a test today! Are you ready???? I hope so.
1.  Turn in a study guide if you answered any questions.  
2.  You will have 5-10 minutes to study.  
3.  TEST - Chapter 9.  Same procedures as usual.  There is an audio file on akers7, and I have paper copies if you want one.  When you are done, turn the paper copy in to the box on the book counter.
4.  After your test, try retaking the quizizz that you took at the beginning of the chapter.  I think you will discover that you learned some of the info.  You will learn even more in the next chapter. The code will be on the board in the classroom.
5.  If you have extra time, you may read, study for another class, play prodigy, or look at any of the HSS padlets
6.  NO HOMEWORK - except be nice to your family, help with the dishes, and clean your room.  See you on Monday, 11/26.  

THURSDAY 11/15
SSR is in my room today.  
1.  Turn in 9.6-9.7. We will be correcting most of it.
2.  Log in and take the Ch 9 Lesson Game. There are 20 points, (no bonus), so you multiply your score by 5 in order to determine your percentage.  You need 14 points or higher to at least earn a C.
3.  I have a quick Quizizz for you for review.  It's not the same one we took at the beginning of the chapter; this one is shorter and different.
4.  When you finish, you have the remainder of the class period to study for Friday's test.  Here's how:
     A.  answer the study guide questions.  
     B.  download the chapter flashcards and quiz yourself. (AKERS HSS CHAPTER 9)
     C.  turn on the main ideas in each section and reread the chapter.  
     D.  go over the answers from the lesson game.  Figure out what you did wrong.
     E.  reread the answers for the workbook questions.     
     F.  review the main ideas from the previous chapters.
     G.  get headphones and watch the videos that are included in the chapter 9 padlet
5.  If everything is done, explore the chapter 9 padlet.  

WEDNESDAY 11/14
Domenick Powell has returned to Akers after spending some time in Washington.  I'm sure you will all make him comfortable as he transitions back to school here.  He is in Camarena's homeroom.
1.  Turn in 9.4 and 9.5.  We will correct them and you will turn them back in. 
2.  As a class, we will go over 9.6 and 9.7.
3.  Go to Showbie and open the file for Ch 9, sections 6 and 7.   It is due tomorrow 
5.  If you have extra time, work on a study guide or study the flashcards for chapter 9. Your test is on FRIDAY, but you have your reading challenge tomorrow.  I know we are going through this chapter quickly, but I don't want to leave it hanging over your heads during Thanksgiving break.

TUESDAY 11/13
1.  I am going to give you 10 minutes to finish your work for 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3.  If you don't need this time, you may read or complete work from another class until we are ready to move on.
2.  Turn in 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3 to Showbie.  We will correct parts of them.
3.  As a class, we will be completing sections 4 and 5.  Any part that is unfinished at the end of class will need to be done for homework tonight.  We will be doing the reading together, but you will be answering the questions on your own.
4.  Your test on this chapter will be this Friday, 11/16. Tomorrow, we will finish the chapter.  Your reading challenge will be on Thursday. Be sure to get your study guide and your flashcards downloaded.  
Explore the resources on the chapter 9 padlet if you have extra time. 

MONDAY 11/12 - NO SCHOOL

FRIDAY 11/9
1.  Turn in your chapter 9 preview.
2.  STORY TIME! We will complete 9.1 together.
3.  As a class, we will listen to a story about the first part of the life of Muhammad.  Around the room, there are words hanging from the ceiling.  You need to figure out which four words go with this section of the story for section 9.2.    We will continue the same process for 9.3.
4.  You will then need to go back and answer the questions for 9.2 and 9.3.  This is due Monday.  
Study guides and flashcards are now available.  At this time, the test for Chapter 9 is scheduled for Friday, November 16.  
If you have extra time today, you can check out the videos and resources on the chapter 9 padlet.  There are some videos there as well as websites that cover Arabic writing.
Remember, there is no school on Monday due to Veteran's Day.  

THURSDAY 11/8
1.   SSR is in my room today.  I hope your book is as good as mine is!
2.  Turn in your Ch 9 Setting the Stage.  We will go over the answers, but I will be correcting it myself.
Today, we are going to begin our study of the rise of the Islamic Empire.  Part of this will include the study of how the Islamic religion began, as well as the core beliefs of Muslims. (Muslim is the term used for members of the religion of Islam.)  
"Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. The growth and regional migration of Muslims, combined with the ongoing impact of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other extremist groups that commit acts of violence in the name of Islam, have brought Muslims and the Islamic faith to the forefront of the political debate in many countries. Yet many facts about Muslims are not well known in some of these places, and most Americans – who live in a country with a relatively small Muslim population – say they know little or nothing about Islam." - Pew Research
In 6th grade, you learned about the religions of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.  Because Islam is the only major world religion that began in the Middle Ages, you study it in 7th grade.  This unit completes your study of major world religions.
3.  I have a quizziz for you to do.  This is not for a grade, but it will preview some of the information that you will learn in this chapter.  You will retake it at the end of the chapter and see how much you learn.  I'm curious to learn what you already know.
4.  As a class, we will go over the chapter 9 Preview.  
5.  You will complete the chapter 9 preview in class or for homework.  It is due tomorrow.  

WEDNESDAY 11/7
Turn in your annotated Constantinople picture.
1.  We will go over yesterday's test.  Everyone was here, so nobody needs to make it up today.  
2.  We are beginning our study of the Arabian Peninsula and the Islamic Empire. Before we study any culture, though, we have to learn about their geography, since the land and climate plays a big role in the development of a society.    You will be doing the "Setting the Stage" assignment found in the chapter between 8 and 9 called "Islam in Medieval Times."  I have the worksheet and the maps for you in Showbie, but you may need to read the information found in TCI. 
Don't waste your time; this is due tomorrow, so it will be homework if it is not finished in class today. 

TUESDAY 11/6
Yep, it's test day in social studies.
1.  Turn in the study guide to Showbie if you answered any questions.
2.  Take a few minutes to review.  
3.  TEST!   I have paper copies for those who want one.  You may write on it.  There is also an audio version of the test on akers7.  If you did not do well on last week's test, maybe you should try using the audio version this time.  You have nothing to lose! Enter your answers into Illuminate.  If you have a paper copy, turn it in to the box in the back when you are done.
4. Finish your Constantinople picture.  It is due at the beginning of class tomorrow. If it is already done, please turn it in.  
5.  You may explore any of the padlets.  The link is on akers7
6.  You have the remainder of class for silent reading today.  I hope you have a a great book.

MONDAY 11/5
1.  Turn in 8.4 to Showbie. We will quickly grade it.
2.  Log in and take the Chapter 8 lesson game.  There are twenty questions this time, PLUS a bonus question.  To figure your percentage, multiply your score by 5.  You need at least 14 points to be above a C.
3.  Work on your Constantinople annotated picture.  It is due Wednesday at the beginning of class.  Please turn it in as soon as you finish it, though.  You do not have to wait until then. 
     When you are working on your picture, remember that you are summarizing the chapter and letting me know what you learned.  READ THE DIRECTIONS IN SHOWBIE! 
4.  STUDY!  Here's how:
     1.  answer the study guide questions.  
     2.  download the chapter flashcards and quiz yourself. (title is AKERS HSS CHAPTER 8)
     3.  turn on the main ideas in each section and reread the chapter.  
     4.  go over the answers from the lesson game.  Figure out what you did wrong.
     5.  reread the answers for the homework questions.  
     6.  review the main ideas from the previous chapters.
     7.  get headphones and watch the videos that were included on the chapter 8 padlet.
Your homework for tonight is also to study.
FRIDAY 11/2
1.  Turn in 8.2 and 8.3.  We will correct and go over the answers.
2.  We will go over the last section of the chapter, 8.4.  This section is due Monday.
3.  I am going to introduce a new app to you, called Skitch.  In Showbie, you will find a picture of ancient Constantinople.  Save it to your camera roll and then open it in the Skitch app.  Skitch allows you to annotate on top of the photo. 
For this assignment, you are going to add text on top of the picture that summarizes what you learned about this chapter.  Be sure to include information about the city’s geography, government, religion, and daily life.  This is not a homework assignment; it will be due on Wednesday.
If you do not like using Skitch, you may use GoodNotes.  Import the picture and then add textboxes.
4.  Your homework this weekend is to STUDY!  Your lesson game is Monday and your test is on Tuesday.  

THURSDAY 11/1
Wakey, wakey, eggs and bakey!
Good morning, and welcome to November.
LEAVE ALL OF YOUR CANDY AT HOME!  It doesn't belong at school; you can't eat it in class, and you can't share it with your friends, so don't bring it with you.
1.  Turn in 8.1 to Showbie. Then we will correct it very quickly.
2.  As a class, we will cover 8.2 and 8.3.  Both need to be finished by tomorrow.  Submit to Showbie.
3.  Download the flashcards for this chapter (akers hss chapter 8: Byzantine Empire).  Start the study guide.
4. On the chapter 8 padlet, watch/explore the Hagia Sophia, and watch the videos about Justinian and Theodora.
Tomorrow, we will finish the chapter.  Monday, you have your chapter 8 reading challenge, and your test for chapter 6 will be on Tuesday.      

WEDNESDAY 10/31
The thoughts of every 7th grade teacher when Halloween falls on a school day!  Don't bring out the Halloween Grinch in me, which is hiding just below the surface. 
     Yes, it's Halloween, but it's also a regular school day, and we have things to do! Do not bring your candy to school, and make sure your costume will not be a distraction in the class room.
1.  SSR is in my room today (I traded days with Mrs. Godinho.) You must enter your title and page information in Showbie when we are done.
2.  We will go over the results from yesterday's chapter 5 test.  Logan B and Caleb K, you need to take it today.
3.  Today, we are beginning chapter 8, which is about the Byzantine Empire.  As a class, we will cover the chapter 8 Intro. and 8.1.   8.1 is due tomorrow.
4.  This is a short chapter, and your test will be next Tuesday.  The study guide and flashcards are ready for you.  (Flashcards are called akers hss chapter 8). This will be the last test to go on your first trimester grade.
I also have an extra credit opportunity for you in Showbie.  Watch the Crash Course Fall of Rome Video, starting at the 5:00 minute mark. (The beginning of the video doesn't relate to our curriculum.)  Fill in the missing words in the script.  This can earn you up to 25 extra credit points.  You can also access the video on the Chapter 8 padlet.  The extra credit will be due by Tuesday next week.

TUESDAY 10/30
Yes, I know Halloween is tomorrow.  You are allowed to wear costumes, but they must be school appropriate and cannot cause a distraction in the classroom. Leave ALL CANDY AT HOME!
It's Test Day!  Aren't you excited??? You get to show me how much you have learned.  
1.  Turn in the study guide to Showbie if you answered any questions.
2.  Take 7 minutes to review.  
3.  TEST!   I have paper copies for those who want one.  You may write on it.  There is also an audio version of the test on akers7.  Please use that if you tend to misread questions or if you do better when you hear things aloud.  Enter your answers into Illuminate.  If you have a paper copy, turn it in to the back counter when you are done
4.  Get headphones and watch this video:
Constantinople: Building an Empire
If there is time left when you are done, please work on your portfolio.
You may also work on the extra credit video assignment explained Showbie.
The Constantinople video is your only homework for me tonight. 

MONDAY 10/29
Please join me in welcoming Alyssa Jimenez to Akers.  She has moved here from San Diego (I think!) and is in Mrs. Camarena's homeroom.  Make sure she has a good experience here.  Remember, nobody eats lunch alone.
1.  Turn in 7.3 and the summary in to Showbie.  Then we will correct them and you will turn them back in, with a comment showing your scores.
2.  Log in and take the chapter 7 reading challenge.  There are 20 points this time, no bonus question.  To determine your final percentage, multiply your score by five.  You need at least 14 points to earn a 70% or higher. 
3.  STUDY for tomorrow's test.  Here's how:
     1.  answer the study guide questions.  Cover the answer side and use it to quiz yourself.
     2.  download the chapter flashcards and quiz yourself. (title is AKERS HSS CHAPTER 7)
     3.  turn on the main ideas in each section and reread the chapter.  
     4.  go over the answers from the lesson game.  Figure out what you did wrong.
     5.  reread the answers for the homework questions.     
     6.  review the main ideas from the previous chapters.
     7.  get headphones and watch the videos on the padlets
Your homework for tonight is to study!

FRIDAY 10/26
You are back for one more day of squishing the feudal triangle...and facing potential death!!!
1.  Turn in and correct 7.2.  It is worth a total of 15 points.  
2.  I will quickly hit any highlights of 7.2 that I haven't yet covered.
3.  We have one section of chapter 7 to cover, and it also involves an activity.  (Yes, complete with death for some.)  We are going to examine a painting that shows an early battle of the Hundred Years War.  Then, we will go outside for just a few minutes and participate in a reenactment.  In order for us to do this activity, you need to pay attention, be quiet when I am giving directions, and follow those directions.  If this does not happen, we'll just come inside, skip the activity, and only do the work from the book.
4.  After the activity, you will need to read section 7.3 in TCI and complete the questions.  It is due Monday.
5. If you finish early, you can watch any of the videos on the chapter 7 padlet.
Monday, you will be taking the chapter 7 reading challenge...be sure you are ready.

THURSDAY 10/25
Regular schedule today with no assemblies or strange things happening....except....
WARNING: Many of you will DIE today!
1. Sit at your regular desk number today, even though it might be in a strange place..  You will only need your iPad and your SSR book. 
2.  SSR in my room today.  Remember to fill out your SSR class in Showbie when we are done.
3.  We are going to do an activity today that will simulate the spread of the plague.  Follow directions!  If you cannot play according to the rules, you will be removed from the game and your parents will be notified.
4.  After the game, we will discuss the plague and go over section 7.2.  This is due tomorrow.
Remember, your test is on TUESDAY.  Have you started your study guide yet?

WEDNESDAY 10/24
Regular Morning Schedule 
12:30 - 1:00 - Lunch 
1:00 - 1:30 - Period 7 
1:30 - 2:00 - Period 8 
2:00 - 2:45 - BMX Assembly 
1.  Turn in Chapter 7 Preview and 7.1
2.  We are going to start today with a bit of storytime, since I didn't go over 7.1 with you.  Open 7.1 in Goodnotes and make any corrections you find as I am teaching it.
As soon as I am done, turn it back in.
3.  Yep, open 7.1 in GoodNotes AGAIN...this time you will correct it and give yourself a grade.  Turn it back in for the THIRD time and add a comment with your score.
4.  I have a quick video (or two) to show you about King John and the Magna Carta.
5.  Today, we are going to start to learn about the plague, and some of you WILL NOT SURVIVE!  You are going to learn about a Ghost Ship...spooky!!!!
6.  No homework from me tonight, but if you have time, you can go to this padlet and watch any of the videos that have to do with the Magna Carta,King John or the plague.. Chapter 7 Padlet  
7.  This is a short chapter , so your test is on Tuesday, 10/30.  If I were you, I would open the study guide and answer any of the questions that have to do with section 7.1.  

TUESDAY 10/23
WACK-A-DOODLE SCHEDULE TODAY - 
TUESDAY – TIE DYE DAY
8:00 – 9:55 – Homeroom - Part 2 of Writing Benchmark
9:55 - 10:15 - Helicopter Drop
10:15 - 10:30 - Second Chance  
10:30- 11:30 - Period 5
11:30 - 12:30  - Period 7 
12:30 - 1:00 - Lunch    
1:10 – 1:45  - Period 8  
1:45 - 2:45 - Red Ribbon Rally   
If you did the extra credit comic book, turn it in.
Turn in 7.1.
1.  We will go over Friday's test. Jaileine and Michael T. need to make it up today.    
2.  We have an activity today.  Some of you will be nobles, some will be bishops, a few will be knights, and one will be King John.
I don't know about deaths, but some will most certainly be sent to prison.  We might have to finish the activity tomorrow, but that's okay.
Complete 7.1 by Wednesday.

MONDAY 10/22
WACK-A-DOODLE SCHEDULE TODAY - 
MONDAY – CAMO DAY
8:00 - 9:00 - Homeroom - Part 1 of Writing Benchmark 
9:00 - 9:50 - Period 1
9:50-10:00 – Second Chance 
10:00 – 10:50 - Period 2
10-50 – 11:40 - Period 3
11:40-12:30 – Period 4
12:30-1:00 – Lunch
1:oo - Dismissal
1.  If you did the extra credit comic book, turn it in.
2.  Turn in Ch 7 Preview.
1.  We will go over Friday's test. Noah, Larissa, Kyler D, Raylinn, Amaya, Jaileine, and Michael T. need to make it up today.    
2.  We have an activity today.  Some of you will be nobles, some will be bishops, a few will be knights, and one will be King John:
I don't know about deaths, but some will most certainly be sent to prison.  We might have to finish the activity tomorrow, but that's okay.
Complete 7.1 by Wednesday.

FRIDAY 10/19
1.  If you completed a study guide (some or all of it), turn it in to Showbie.
2.  Review for 5-7 minutes.  The test will have 18 questions from chapter 6. and the remainder (19-26) will be from chapters 1-5. Don't forget to study those as well. There are two questions that require you to study a map and write in answers.
3.  Take the test.  I have paper copies for those who want one.  You may write on it.  There is also an audio version of the test on akers7.  Please use that if you tend to misread questions or if you do better when you hear things out loud.  Enter your answers into Illuminate.  If you have a paper copy, turn it in to the box on the book counter.
4.  Read and complete 7.1 in showbie after reading it on TCI online.  It does not have a right or wrong answer; just show evidence of thought.
5.  If you are doing the extra credit comic, you can work on that. It is due on Monday.
6.  Silent read for the remainder of class, work on your portfolio, complete work from another class, or go to geoguessr and explore the world.

THURSDAY 10/18
Remember, it's picture day today.  You will take yours during PE.
SSR is in my room today.  SWEET!
1.  Turn in 6.6 and 6.7 .  We will quickly correct them before you turn them back in.
2.  You will take the online Lesson Game for chapter 6.  There are 20 questions, plus one bonus question.  You have to answer the bonus question or you will not officially end the game. To determine your final score, multiply your total by 5.  You need at least 14 to have a 70% or above.
3.  STUDY for tomorrow's test.  Here's how:
     1.  answer the study guide questions.  Quiz yourself.
     2.  download the chapter flashcards and quiz yourself.
     3.  turn on the main ideas in each section and reread the chapter.  
     4.  go over the answers from the lesson game.  Figure out what you did wrong.
     5.  reread the answers for the workbook questions.     
     6.  review the main ideas from the previous chapters.
     7.  watch any of the videos from this chapter.
There is an extra credit opportunity for you; you will find it in Showbie.  If you are doing the extra credit comic, you may work on that, and you may also watch the Chapter 6 Padlet videos (which may or may not be working...I'm trying to problem solve.).
Your homework for tonight is to study.
You may have time to silent read after the test tomorrow, so make sure you have your book available.

WEDNESDAY 10/17
Good morning, and welcome to Wednesday.  Remember that picture day is tomorrow.  If your are purchasing pictures, you will need to have your money with you tomorrow.
1.  Turn in 6.3, 6.4, and 6.5.  Yep, we will correct them and you will turn them back in.
2. Today we are going to finish the chapter with more STORY TIME!  which means we need to go over 6.6 and 6.7  Those sections will be due tomorrow.
3.  Remember that your reading challenge for chapter 6 is on tomorrow, and you have the test on Friday.  You should be working on your study guide already.
4.  If you are done with the chapter, you can work on the chapter 6 extra credit opportunity. The assignment can be found in Showbie.
Here is the chapter 6 padlet, which has some of my all-time favorite videos on it:
Chapter 6 videos 

TUESDAY 10/16
It's Tuesday, but you knew that already because...
1.  Turn in 6.1 and 6.2 in to Showbie. We will quickly correct them and then you need to turn them back in.
2.  As a class, we will continue going through the chapter.  As we get to each section, I will play the group's Clips videos for you.  Listen to them closely; they might help you answer the questions for each section. BUT...don't rely on their answers being completely correct.  As "they" say, "Trust, but verify." 
3.  As I am projecting the presentations, you will be filling out the answers to the questions in Showbie.  
4.  Your test on Chapter 6 will be FRIDAY, and the lesson game is THURSDAY.  Study guides and flashcards are ready for you.
HW - complete the sections 6.3-6.5.

MONDAY 10/15
GOOD MORNING!
I'm sure your day will be better than this!
1.  Turn your Clips video in to Showbie to the file called Chapter 6 Clips Video.
2.  In that Showbie file, you will also see a Flipgrid code to post your video there as well. 
3.  Storytime!  Open the Ch 6.1 file from Showbie.  You may be working on it as I teach you why towns began to grow in the Middle Ages. 
4.  More Storytime!  We are going to go over 6.2, which is about medieval guilds.  You may work on this section as I teach it.
Both 6.1 and 6.2 are due at the beginning of class tomorrow.
Your chapter 6 test is this Friday.  Flashcards and the study guide are ready for you, as are A LOT of fun videos on the chapter 6 Padlet.  
Complete 6.1 and 6.2 by tomorrow

FRIDAY 10/12
Welcome to Friday!
1.  Make sure you turned your illuminated manuscript in to Showbie.  Then, take a screenshot of it and post it to this padlet. Use your name as your title.
2.  We are beginning chapter 6 today, which is all about life in a medieval town.  You chose a group covering one of six topics:  guilds, trade and commerce, homes and households, disease and medical treatment, crime and punishment, and leisure/entertainment. Most groups will have four people.  You will be responsible for teaching your section of the chapter to the test of the class. As a group, you need to read your section in the textbook and answer the questions for your section in Showbie.
3.  Go to Showbie and open the file for your section.  Work together to write great answers to the questions.
4.  You will EACH create a short Clips video.  Your video is where you read and answer your questions.  You can do this by typing in the information and having the computer voice read it, or you can record it using your own voice. Whichever you choose, make sure your video has a serious tone, not a comic tone.  Each person must finish their Clips video by Monday - it's homework if you do not finish it in class. 

THURSDAY 10/11
SSR in my room today.
When you are done, fill out your SSR class with the pages you read today.
1.  We will go over yesterday's chapter 5 test.  Max, Drake and Ritchie still need to take it.  If you need to raise your grade, do the homework, do the study guide, come in for help; do what it takes. But don't ask for a test retake - that's not going to happen.  Since each test includes review of the past chapters, those are your retakes.
2. If your illuminated manuscript is finished, turn it in.  Then take a screenshot of your finished project and post it to our padlet. Post your picture under the correct class period, and include your first and last name as the title. This project is due tomorrow.
3.  We are going to start chapter 6 tomorrow, and you will be signing up for a group project. There are six topics to choose from:  guilds, trade and commerce, homes and households, disease and medical treatment, crime and punishment, and leisure/entertainment. Most groups will have four people.  You will be responsible for teaching your section of the chapter to the rest of the class.  You will be using an app called Clips to make a video. If your illuminated manuscript is turned in, you can open the Clips app and see how it works. There are some tutorial videos in Showbie.
4.  If you manuscript is turned in, you may also explore the Chapter 6 Padlet.  Get headphones!

WEDNESDAY 10/10
1.  Turn your study guide (if you did one) in to Showbie.
2.  I will give you about 7 minutes to review.  Don't forget to review chapters 1-4 as well. 
3.  TEST!  There are paper copies for those who want them, and there is an audio file on akers7 if you want to listen to the questions read aloud.  If you don't understand a question, please raise your hand and ask me to rephrase it for you. You will enter your answers into Illuminate, even if you have a paper copy.  Questions 1-16 are worth 2 points each since they are from the current chapter.  Questions 17-24 are 1 point each since they are review questions.  If you have a paper copy, turn it in to the box on the back counter when you are done.
4.  Work on your illuminated manuscript.  It is due Friday, but you should turn it in as soon as you are done.  
5.  If you finish your manuscript, you may explore the chapter 5 padlet, or you may silent read for the remainder of the class period. 

TUESDAY 10/9
Welcome back!
1.  Turn in 5.5, 5.6 and 5.7. We will quickly correct them and you will turn them back in.
2.  Today is your chapter 5 lesson game.  There are 50 points possible.  To calculate your grade, multiply your final score by 2.  You need 35 points or higher to at least earn a C.
3.  When you are done, you are going to begin your final project for this chapter.  You will be writing an illuminated manuscript about the role of the Church.  The assignment is found in Showbie.
You will choose 9 words from a word bank and write 9 SHORT paragraphs (two sentences each) defining and explaining the terms.  Then, you need to organize them so that the first letters of each paragraph, when read from top to bottom, spell THE CHURCH.  This is an acrostic poem, and most of you have written them before.
The word from the word bank DOES NOT need to be the first word of the paragraph.  
Here are two short paragraphs AS EXAMPLES:
     The Middle Ages were a time of great religious belief, and many people joined religious orders. St. Benedict founded the first monastery, and these monks lived secluded lives of work, study, and prayer.
     Holy days were based on religious events, such as the birth of Jesus and events in the lives of saints. People celebrated by going to church and then feasting and playing games.
The overall point of this assignment is to prove to me that you understand the role the Church played in the lives of the people during the Middle Ages. Make sure your writing shows this.
4.  When the paragraphs are written, you must illuminate (decorate) the "T" in the word "the"  and the first "C" in the word "church".  The decorations you add need to be related to the topic.  Here is a picture of what I mean by "illuminate":
If you do not want to draw your own illuminated T and C, you can google "illuminated T" and "illuminated C", and you will find many examples that you can use.
When your project is complete, you will be posting it to a Padlet, so other students will be able to see your work.  Be sure you are completing a project about which you can be proud.
This project is due on Thursday, so it is not homework at this time.
This is what a finished project looks like:

FRIDAY 10/5
Please join me in welcoming a new student.  Riccardo G has moved to Lemoore from Pennsylvania (I think!).  Yep, another new student named Riccardo!  He will be in Mrs. Camarena's homeroom.  Make sure he feels comfortable here.  Remember, nobody should eat lunch alone!  
1.  Turn in 5.4.  We will correct it together.
2.  It's MEGA-Storytime for the remaining sections (5, 6, and 7.) 
3.  You have the class period to finish chapter 5.  You have 5.5, 5.6, and 5.7 to complete.  They are all due Wednesday.
4.  With any remaining time, you should be working on a study guide, reviewing flashcards (open the app, press the +, shared library, search Akers HSS Chapter 5, download), or rereading the chapter to prepare for the test.
5.  Tuesday, you will complete the Reading Challenge, and the test is on Wednesday.  Remember, the test will also include review questions from chapters 1-4.
6.  For more information, explore the Chapter 5 Padlet.

THURSDAY 10/4
SSR in my room today.
1.  Turn in 5.2 and 5.3.  We will correct them. 
2.  We have another "game" to play in class today; it's sort of a human scavenger hunt.  
I'll explain how it works in class rather than in this email, so pay attention when I'm talking.
3.  I will do a quick storytime about 5.4, the art and architecture of the medieval Church.  (There might even be a very valuable picture!)
4.  Complete 5.4 from Showbie.  It is due tomorrow.
5.  It's also about time for you to start working on the study guide for this chapter if you are going to do it.  The study guide is in showbie. The test for this chapter is on Wednesday, so you don't want to wait until the last minute to get it done.  Do a little bit each night!  Flashcards are available in the flashcards app and in Quizlet.  Search for them with Akers HSS Chapter 5.
Your test for chapter 5 will be on Wednesday, which means that the reading challenge will be on Tuesday (but there is no school on Monday).  
I have some videos for you on the chapter 5 padlet - you can access it here:  Ch 5 Padlet

WEDNESDAY 10/3
1.  Make sure you have turned in the card matching game.
2.  Storytime! I will go over sections 2 and 3, about sacraments and pilgrimages.  The koosh ball of doom will certainly make an appearance today as well.
3.  You have the remainder of class to finish sections 5.2 and 5.3.  They are due tomorrow.
Your test for chapter 5 will be on Wednesday, which means that the reading challenge will be on Tuesday.  BUT, there is no school on Monday due to Columbus Day, so you will need to be prepared! The study guide is available in Showbie, and the flashcards are ready for you in the flashcards app and in quizlet.
If you finish early, explore the Chapter 5 Padlet.  or download the flashcards (akers hss chapter 5) and work on a study guide.

TUESDAY 10/2
1. Turn in 5.1, and we will correct it.
2. Next, we will go over section 5.2 (the Catholic sacraments) and I will point out another stinkin' chart!  
3. You will use the information in the stinkin' chart to help you play the sacraments game. The detailed directions are at the end of this email. With your partner, you will match a picture with the correct description.  Pay attention, though, because for most of the sacraments, there are two descriptions and two pictures.  You need to make sure you have the right ones together. When you think you have it, submit your worksheet to Showbie.
4.  Begin the 5.2 questions found in Showbie.  These are due on Thursday.
CARD MATCHING DIRECTIONS:  For this assignment, you are going to match 9 pictures cards with 9 description cards. You will need to read the ENTIRE description card, not just the title, or you are more likely to make an error.
Step one:  Sacrament Cards  It will open a padlet. Click on the first file. Tap the box with the arrow and select "Save Image."  Repeat for all of the remaining files.  
Step two:
Launch the Pic Collage app.
Choose Freestyle. Tap anywhere to add a photo.
Tap Photos.
Choose the pic of the grids. Tap the checkmark at the top right.
Double tap the photo.  Select "Set as background".  
Tap Done. 
Tap the arrow at the top left.
Double click the grid.
Tap the back arrow in the top left.
Double tap the grid to select photos.
Start selecting description cards and picture cards.  You can import up to twelve at a time.
Resize them so they fit in the grid.
Step three:
Now is where the learning starts!  You need to match each picture with the correct description. You will have to read the descriptions carefully, and if you get stuck, try looking at the chart in TCI chapter 3, section 3.  
Move them around until the pairs are right next to each other.  
When you are done, press done.  Then press save to library. 
Go to Showbie and turn in the photo to the Chapter 5 Card Matching Game assignment.

MONDAY 10/1
1.  Turn in the preview for chapter 5.
2.  We will go over the chapter 4 test.  Leilani, Annica, Kamren, Essence, Max, Hallie, Mikey, and Riley P. need to make it up. 
3.  Friday, you wrote about what you feel is the most important building in our community.  If you had been alive in the Middle Ages, you would have chosen the church.  This chapter is about the role of the Roman Catholic Church during this time period.  As a class, we will complete chapter 5, section 1.  I have a story to tell you about a conflict between an emperor and the pope.   Section 5.1 is due tomorrow.
Also make sure you have taken and finished the prereading Quizizz that was explained in Friday's email.  That needs to be done by tomorrow.

FRIDAY 9/28
Happy Test Day!
1.  At the very beginning of class, you need to submit any study guides to Showbie. Late study guides will not receive credit.  You can turn in a partially completed study guide to earn some points. What you cannot do, though, is try to frantically finish it at the beginning of class!  I will give you about 5 minutes to study.  Remember, the test has review questions from chapters 1-3.
 You got this!
2.  Test!  The test will be in Illuminate.  Sign in with Google. I will give you the test password on the board. Read the test carefully.  If you do not understand what the question is asking, raise your hand and ask.  I will rephrase it for you. Double check your answers before you hit submit.
     There is an audio version of the test in the social studies section of akers7.  If you are a student who does best when you hear things, this is a great option for you. USE HEADPHONES! Open the file and listen to the questions as you answer them in Illuminate.
     I have paper copies of the test for those of you who would like them.  Circle your answers on it and put it in the box on the book counter when you finish. The tests do not leave the room.
3.  When you finish the test, log in to TCI and read the introduction for Chapter 5.  Then, open the Ch 5 Preview assignment in Showbie and complete that.  It is due Monday
4.  When the chapter 5 preview is done and in, you need to do the following Quizizz.  Log in with your first name, last initial.  NO EMOJIS!
join.quizizz.com
Period 1 - 149614 
Period 3 - 405503
Period 4 - 435140
Period 5 - 883198
This quiz is a prereading assignment; I do not expect you to know the answers yet!  Do your best.  Later, you will retake a quiz like this and compare how much you have learned.  It will go in the grade book as either completed or not completed.  Your actual score will NOT go in.
If you start the game and cannot finish it during class, you can stop and finish later.  
HOMEWORK:  Ch 5 Preview due by Monday, and Prereading Quiz on Quizizz needs to be done by Tuesday.

THURSDAY 9/27
Good morning.  
1.  We have SSR in my room today.  At the end, record the page numbers you read in class. If you are reading a new book, also take a picture of it for your SSR class in Showbie.  
2.  Turn in 4.6/Summary. I will correct it myself.
3.  Today you have the lesson game for Chapter 4. There are 20 questions, plus one bonus. YOU HAVE TO COMPLETE THE BONUS QUESTION or your challenge will not finish.  To calculate your final percentage, multiply your score by 5.  You need at least 14 to earn a 70% or higher. I will keep the leaderboard updated and the top three scores earn Jolly Ranchers.
4.  When you have finished the reading challenge, I have another way for you to review.
     1. Open https://join.quizizz.com in your browser
     2. Enter the 6-digit game code (see below), and click "Proceed"
     3. Now enter your name (first and last name) and click "Join Game!"
     4. You will get an avatar, and then see a "Start Game" button. Click it to begin!  
          Period 1 code: 716226
          Period 3 code: 959206
          Period 4 code: 037459 
          Period 5 code: 602644
You need to finish the quizizz before school starts tomorrow.  
Your homework tonight is to finish the quizizz, study and prepare for the test. REMEMBER, there will be questions about chapters 1-3 on tomorrow's test, so you need to review that as well.  The flashcards, your study guide, and the textbook main ideas/summary are your best resources for this.
· Work on a study guide. This is not required, but a completed study guide can earn you up to 10 extra credit points on your test.  It is due tomorrow, but you may submit it through Showbie as soon as you are done.
· Study using the flashcards app or quizlet app.
· Reread the chapter, focusing on the main ideas.  
· Go over the answers from the lesson game.  Figure out what you did wrong
· Reread your answers for the workbook questions at the end of each section.

WEDNESDAY 9/26
Good morning.
1.  Turn in sections 4 and 5.  We will correct them and you need to turn them back in WITH A COMMENT SHOWING YOUR SCORE!  
2.  We are going to go a quick activity today, and many of you will end up unhappy - that's okay!  At least you will not be dead.  You will probably relate to one of the following pictures:
3.  Quick story time to finish the chapter.  Section 6 and the summary is due tomorrow.
4.  If there is any time remaining, you will:
     -watch the videos on the chapter 4 padlet.  You can get there from the link on akers7
     -download and study the flashcards
     -work on a study guide
     -prepare for Friday's test
5. Remember, you are taking the lesson game tomorrow and you have your test on Friday.    

TUESDAY 9/25
Good morning!  
1.  Make sure you submit your answers from chapter 4, section 2 and 3 into Showbie.  **You do not need to wait until class time to turn in work on Showbie.  As soon as you finish it, you can turn it in.   We are going to correct them and then you will turn it back in.
2.  As a class, we will go over sections 4 and 5, and then you will have class time to answer the questions from all of those sections.  They are due at the beginning of class tomorrow.  
3.  On Thursday, you will be taking the chapter 4 reading challenge.  Spend the rest of class preparing.  Reread the chapter, download the flashcards (directions are on akers7 down by the social studies section), work on a study guide (found in Showbie).
4.  Your chapter 4 test is on Friday.     
5.  There are A LOT of video resources on the chapter 4 padlet.  I hope you take some time to explore them.  (Lots of them are funny, too!)

MONDAY 9/24
Good morning! No, we are not playing the feudalism game again today.  Sorry! I hope you enjoyed the game, but more importantly, I hope you have a better idea about what feudalism was and why it developed in Europe after the fall of Rome and the death of Charlemagne.
I hope not!!!!!
1.  In showbie, you will see an assignment called Viking Invasion.  Please write a comment explaining what you learned about feudalism from this activity.  Then tap the "start" so this will go in your portfolio.  You have 5 minutes to do this.
2.  Section 4.1 needs to be turned in. Check Showbie to see if you already turned it in.
3.  As a class, we will go over the answers for 4.1, and then I will hit the highlights of sections 2 and 3. Yep, I'm going to tell you the story of Dead Edward, Two Harolds, and a William.  It's a classic!
4.  You will have the remaining class time to finish both section 2 and 3, which can be found in Showbie.  This is due tomorrow at the beginning of class.  
If you do not have internet access at home, you have an option.  While at school, log in to TCI and take a screenshot of the pages you need to read. Then, go to Showbie and export the homework file in to Good Notes.  
Other homework for tonight:  Your test on chapter four is on Friday.  You should be working on the study guide now.  Study guides are available on Showbie.   You can earn up to 10 points of extra credit for doing the study guide.  It can't hurt - you get extra points AND you are studying for the test.  
Don't forget to download the flashcards for chapter 4 as well.  Launch the flashcards app.  Press the + sign at the top right, then press shared library, then press search. Type in akers hss chapter 4 and scroll down until you find the right deck. Tap it, download it, and then return to the main screen.
Remember that your chapter 4 test will also have review questions from chapters 1-3, so you need to study them as well.

FRIDAY 9/21
Today, the Vikings will be attacking, and Captain America is not available to help you.
When you come in the room, the desks are not like usual.  THIS IS FOR TODAY ONLY!
You will NOT unpack anything; leave your binder and iPad in your backpack and CAREFULLY put it off in the backpack drop zone.  
Sit at any desk to start.  You will be moved around for the day's activity, so it doesn't matter where you begin.  
IMPORTANT: This is the first activity we are doing.  I am depending on you to follow directions and listen to  me.  It's going to be fun, but you must play by my rules.  
This weekend, make sure you have completed 4.1  You will turn it in on Monday. 

THURSDAY 9/20
SSR in my room today.  
1.  Turn in Ch 4 Preview to Showbie. 
2.  We will go over the answers from yesterday's social studies test. Hunter Salinas, you need to take it today. When we go over the test, I will have you log back in to Illuminate so you can see which ones you missed.  You must follow along!
3.  Storytime! Then you will read and answer the questions from Chapter 4, section 1.  This is due at the beginning of class tomorrow, so it is homework if you do not finish it in class.
4.  If you finish 4.1 (and turn it in!), here is a video clip I would like you to watch:
Intro to Feudalism - lesson
Or, discover more videos here: Chapter 4 Padlet
The flashcards for chapter 4 are available in Flashcards and Quizlet.  They are titled Akers HSS Chapter 4: Development of Feudalism.  The study guide is also ready, and I predict that the chapter 4 test will be next Friday, 9/28.

WEDNESDAY 9/19
TEST DAY!
1.  If you did any or all of a study guide, make sure you have submitted it to Showbie.
2.  I will give you 5-10 minutes to review.  Use the flashcards, quizlet, study guide, textbook, etc.
3.  Test!  The test will be in Illuminate.  Sign in with google.  I will give you the test password on the board. Read the test carefully.  If you do not understand what the question is asking, raise your hand and ask.  I will rephrase it for you. Double check your answers before you hit submit.
There is an audio version of the test in my social studies section on akers7.  If you are a student who does best when you hear things, this is a great option for you.  USE HEADPHONES! Open the file and listen to the questions as you answer them in Illuminate.
I have paper copies of the test for those of you who would like them.  Circle your answers on it, then enter your answers into Illuminate.  ****Return the paper to me when you are done.  DO NOT FILE THEM IN YOUR BINDER AND DO NOT TAKE THEM OUT OF THE ROOM.*** 
4.  When you finish the test, log in to TCI and read the introduction for chapter 4.  Then complete chapter 4 preview from Showbie. This is due tomorrow.
5.  When you are finished with TCI chapter 4 preview, you will be silent reading for the remainder of the class period or you may watch the videos on the chapter 3 padlet.  

TUESDAY 9/18
1.  Turn in 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5
2.  We will correct those sections, and then you will turn them back in with comments showing your score.
3.  Today, you will take an online pretest, and this score will go in the grade book as a class assignment.  You will be taking the lesson game at the end of chapter 3 in TCI.  You are not allowed to go back to the text or any other app to find your answers.  The purpose of this is for you to determine what you already know and what you need to study prior to tomorrow's test.
While you are completing this, I will keep track of the top three scores.  I will keep updating our leaderboard as they change.  When we are done, those students with the top three scores will receive a Jolly Rancher.
4.  You have the remainder of class to study.  Use the study guide, textbook, flashcards, padlet videos...anything that might help

MONDAY 9/17
It's Monday morning!
1.  I am going to go over section 5, which is about the impact of the Roman empire on our philosophy, laws, and government.
2.  You have the remainder of class to finish and turn in 3.3, 3.4., and 3.5.  They are all due tomorrow.
3.  Tomorrow, you have an online pretest, and this time, your SCORE GOES IN THE GRADEBOOK! The best way to prepare is to reread your chapter and your homework.
4.  For the remainder of class, you need to study for tomorrow's test. 
     download the flashcards for this chapter (akers hss chapter 3)
     study the info from Quizlet https://quizlet.com/_579aha
     explore the videos on this chapter's padet: https://padlet.com/rebcam/tciCh3
     Begin working on a study guide for this chapter.  Answer the ones you know already first, and then look up the answers for the rest.
FRIDAY 9/14
If you did not yet test your TCI login, do that immediately.  The directions were in an email I sent you last night.
1.  Turn in sections 1 and 2.  We will correct them together. This time, I am looking for correct answers, not just completed answers.  Use integrity when you correct your work and learn from any mistakes you might have made.
2.  Today, you are going to have two shorter stories covering sections 3 (legacy of architecture and engineering) and section 4 (legacy of writing and language). 
REMEMBER - 
     Do the work that is found in Showbie, not what is in TCI.
     Open the files in GoodNotes.
     ONLY write in dark blue or black ink.
     Export your work properly from Goodnotes.
3.  Your test for chapter 3 will be on Wednesday.  
4.  To help you on the study guide and to help study for the test, you can download flashcards to your Flashcards app.  
To download the flashcards for the chapter:
     Open the flashcards app on your iPad. 
     Tap the +.  
     Tap shared library.  
     Tap search.  
     Type in akers hss chapter 3. 
     Search.  
     Tap the deck you need and download it. 
     Return to the main screen and study.
You can also study the flashcards with your quizlet app.  Search for akers hss chapter 3. 
5. On Tuesday, you are going to have a pretest, and this score will go in the grade book.  It is important that you read and study the information found in the chapter.
6.  You have the remainder of class to
     download the flashcards for this chapter (akers hss chapter 3)
     study the info from Quizlet https://quizlet.com/_579aha
     explore the videos on this chapter's padet: https://padlet.com/rebcam/tciCh3
Begin working on a study guide for this chapter.  Answer the ones you know already first, and then look up the answers for the rest.

THURSDAY 9/13
SSR Today! Take a picture of the book you are reading and add it as a comment to your SSR class. Also include the page numbers you read.
1.  Turn in your homework from last night.  (Ch 3 preview)
2.  We will go over the information/answers from yesterday's preview.  Correct your work in GoodNotes as we are doing this. Then turn them back in with a comment showing your score
3.  Today, you will need to complete sections 1 and 2.  You will be learning about the main causes for the fall of Rome, as well as the legacy they left in the area of art. Both sections arebdue tomorrow.
If you have any time left, you may:
    download the flashcards for this chapter (akers hss chapter 3)
    study the info from Quizlet https://quizlet.com/_579aha
    explore the videos on this chapter's padet: https://padlet.com/rebcam/tciCh3
    Begin working on a study guide for this chapter.  Answer the ones you know already and skip the rest

WEDNESDAY 9/12
1.  We will go over yesterday's test.  Amanda still needs to take it today.
When you are looking at your answers, you need to remember that the test included review questions.  Questions 1-18 were from the current chapter and were worth 2 points each.  Questions 19-22 were review and were worth 1 point 
each.
I will also explain the grading of my class, especially in regards to extra credit.
It's time to destroy Rome!  This chapter is about why the western Roman empire collapsed and what type of a legacy it left behind.
2.  I will explain how to complete TCI Ch 3 Preview and section 1, You will have the remainder of class to complete this assignment. If we have TCI logins by the morning, you will need to log in to TCI to read the information. Sign in with Google.  If the logins are not ready, use the reading that is in Showbie.  Answer the questions on the worksheets found in Showbie, after you export them to Good Notes.   If you finish in class, you don't have any homework.
THE SHOWBIE APP IS NOT WORKING AT YOUR HOME!  Be sure to move all of your files to GoodNotes before you leave school. If you don't, I can't help you.  
3.  When you get to class tomorrow, you should have completed the preview and section 1 of chapter 3.  Make sure you get caught up if you have fallen behind.

TUESDAY 9/11
Happy Tuesday Test Day!
1.  Turn in 2.5.  We will quickly correct it.
2.  If you did any or all of a study guide, turn it in.  I do not accept study guides late, so I will be locking that assignment in Showbie.
3.  Take 5-10 minutes to study, either alone or with a partner.
4.  Test time!  If you want to listen to the audio version of the test, be sure to have headphones.  The audio this time is on a padlet, so you can listen to the questions one at a time.  I think it will be easier for you.  I will post a QR code with the padlet link.  Scan it with your camera.  
     Even if you use a paper copy, ALL STUDENTS MUST PUT THEIR ANSWERS IN ILLUMINATE!  Paper copies of the test need to be turned in to the back of the room when you finish.
5.  After the test, you may do work from another class, silent read, or play with this website: https://geoguessr.com/. It is an online geography game that plops you down somewhere in the world, and you can travel along the roads and make a guess as to where you are.  Good luck!

MONDAY 9/10
Good Monday Morning!
Today's primary goal is to make sure you are ready for tomorrow's test.  I have a quizizz for you.  Don't use the app; instead, go to www.join.quizizz.com and enter the code that I give you.  
Once you finish the quiz, you need to finish 2.5; it is due tomorrow at the beginning of class.
If you have any time remaining, you should study for tomorrow's test.  Download the flashcards (directions are on akers7), work on a study guide, or go to the flashcards on quizlet.  Here is that link: https://quizlet.com/_55afbt
FYI: starting with tomorrow's test, I will email the parents of all those students who earn an A on the test, and I will also email the parents of any student who scores below a 70%.  

FRIDAY 9/7
1. Turn in section 4 and your parables worksheet.  I will correct them myself.  
2. It's time for the last story in the chapter, Christianity Spreads.  The work for this section will be due on Tuesday.
3.  Today, I have a Kahoot for you to help you review and study for tomorrow's test.  When we play a Kahoot in here, I do not allow you to read the question or any of the answer choices out loud.
With time remaining, work on section 2.5.
Do you have the flashcards downloaded yet?  If so, you are 
(Open flashcards app.  Tap the +.  Shared Library.  Search.  akers hss chapter 2)

THURSDAY 9/6
SSR today.
Turn in sections 2 and 3.  We will correct them. BE HONEST!!!!!
I will give you 10 more minutes to work on the parables activity from yesterday.  IT IS DUE TOMORROW!
It's time for another story!  I will teach section 4, and you need to complete that work by tomorrow.  
Remember, your test is on Tuesday.  You really should be studying already!  (If you have already downloaded the flashcards for this chapter, you are definitely on my favorites list!)

WEDNESDAY 9/5
Good morning!
Turn in Ch 2 Intro and Section 1.  We are not going to correct these all together; I will take care of them myself.
Tomorrow, you have sections 2 and 3 due. 
Today, we are going to work with parables.  
Fables are loved worldwide because of their ability to teach a lesson through a short creative story, usually involving animals or nature.  Parables are a similar type of story. They are brief stories that teach a spiritual lesson. The characters are usually people, not animals, and the events could have taken place in real life.
The founder of Christianity, Jesus of Nazareth, often used parables to teach his followers. He told stories about everyday people and situations to illustrate how his followers should live. 
You will work in pairs for this activity.
Each pair will choose one of the parables posted around the room. As you read and analyze the parable, do the following on your Parables Worksheet (found in Showbie):
          List the characters in the parable. 
         Briefly summarize the plot in one sentence or in a series of short statements. 
         Explain the lesson you think Jesus was trying to teach his followers. 
         Have your work checked and move to a new parable.
         Continue until you have analyzed all of the parables.
Choose a parable and begin the activity!
(Remember, the study guide and flashcards for this chapter are ready for you.)
HOMEWORK: Finish sections 2.2 and 2.3 - both are due tomorrow.

TUESDAY 9/4
We have a new student joining us today.  Ricardo has moved here from San Diego, and he is in Mrs. Godinho's homeroom.  Please make him feel welcome.  Nobody should ever have to eat lunch alone!
1.  We are going to go over the chapter 1 test you took on Friday.  Kyler R., Annica, Tatum, Essence, Amy, Raylinn, Nathan, and Ritchie all need to take it today.  
When we go over the test, you will open Illuminate, go to the Portal, click on Assessments in the left margin, and review the test.  In my opinion, this is some of the most important teaching I do all year since you will be learning what you did right and wrong.  You are expected to follow along on your iPad. Remember, your next test will have review questions from chapter 1, so it is important that you learn and retain the information.
2.  This second chapter is about how the religion of Christianity began. On Friday, you should have read the intro and section one.  Today, I am going to go into story time for those sections along with sections 2 and 3.
HOMEWORK:  Complete the intro and section 1 - due tomorrow
Sections 2 and 3 will be due on Thursday.
Your chapter 2 test will be next Tuesday, September 11.  The study guide is available in Showbie, and the flashcards are ready to download.

MONDAY 9/3 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

FRIDAY 8/31
TEST DAY!
1.  If you did any or all of a study guide, make sure you have submitted your study guide through Showbie.
2.  I will give you 5-10 minutes to review.  Use the flashcards, quizlet, study guide, textbook, etc.
3.  Test!  The test will be in Illuminate.  Sign in with google if it asks.  I will give you the test password on the board. Read the test carefully.  If you do not understand what the question is asking, raise your hand and ask.  I will rephrase it for you. Double check your answers before you hit submit.
There is an audio version of the test at the bottom of akers7.  If you are a student who does best when you hear things, this is a great option for you.  USE HEADPHONES! Open the file and listen to the questions as you answer them in Illuminate.
I have paper copies of the test for those of you who would like them.   YOU STILL NEED TO ENTER YOUR ANSWERS INTO ILLUMINATE!!!! Circle your answers on it, then enter your answers into Illuminate.  ****Return the paper to me when you are done.  DO NOT FILE THEM IN YOUR BINDER AND DO NOT TAKE THEM OUT OF THE ROOM.*** 
4.  When you finish the test, log in to TCI and read the introduction for chapter 2.  Then complete 2.1 in Showbie.
5.  When you are finished with TCI 2.1, you will be silent reading for the remainder of the class period or you may watch the videos on the chapter 1 padlet.  

THURSDAY 8/30
It's Thursday, and tomorrow, you have your first test for me. Today, I'm going to make sure you are ready.
1.  SSR in my room today.
2.  You are going to take an online pretest today, but we will do it as a group since you do not have TCI student logins yet.  It is the lesson game at the end of the chapter. The goal of this is for you to see if you are ready for the test tomorrow.
3.  Finish your Roman column.  You will work with your group, and the engineer will tape them together.  Historian, bring me the completed column when it is done.
4.  With remaining time, study the flashcards and work on a study guide.  (Check yesterday's email for directions on downloading the flashcards or using Quia to study.)
STUDY!

WEDNESDAY 8/29
Happy Wednesday!
1.  Turn in sections 4 and 5.
2.  We will correct them and you will turn them back in.  Post comments showing your score.
3.  I am going to assign you a group of four.  You will be assigned one of the periods of Roman expansion, and as a group, you are going to create a Roman column.  The directions are found in Showbie, and I will go over them in class as well.
4.  Tomorrow, you are going to have some class time to study and make sure you are ready for Friday's test.  Be sure to have downloaded the flashcards already.  
To download the flashcards for the chapter
Open the flashcards app on your iPad.  
Tap the +.  
Tap shared library. 
Tap search. 
Type in akers hss chapter __ (the number you need). Search. 
Tap the deck you need and download it. Return to the main screen and study.
You can also study the flashcards with your quizlet app.  Search for akers hss chapter 1. You can also study them online here: Quizlet Chapter 1
(The following was in Friday's email, but perhaps you didn't read it all, so I'm including it again)
For every chapter I teach, I offer a study guide for extra credit.  You can earn up to ten points (added to the "test" category in PowerSchool) to your grade by completing the entire study guide correctly.  Partial study guides still earn points, so you might as well do at least some of it...it can't hurt your grade and it probably will help! The study guide can be found in Showbie.

TUESDAY 8/28
Hello, kiddos!  It's Tuesday.
1.  Turn in sections 1-3 to Showbie.  THEY ALL GO IN THEIR SEPARATE FILE!  Be careful and make sure you turn each one into the correct place.
2.  We are going to correct these sections WITH INTEGRITY and then you will turn in the corrected sections as well.  Again, make sure each one goes in the right place.
3.  Make sure you post a comment with your score for each one.
4.  Storytime!  Today, we are going to go over sections 4 and 5 and turn Rome into an empire.
5.  Complete sections 4 and 5 - they are due tomorrow.

MONDAY 8/27
Good Monday morning!
This is your first real early out schedule.  Remember that today, you will have periods 1-3, THEN break, then periods 4-8, then lunch and home.
8:00 to 8:34  Period 1
8:37 to 9:11  Period 2 
9:14 to 9:48  Period 3  
9:48 to 10:01 2nd Chance Break
10:01 to 10:35 Period 4 
10:38 to 11:12 Period 5 
11:15 to 11:49 Period 7
11:52 to 12:26 Period 8
12:26 to 1pm   Lunch
1:00pm             Dismissal
So after PE, go QUICKLY to your homeroom to grab your things before going straight to 3rd period.
Today in class, I am going to go over one more story.  This time, you will learn more about the Roman expansion in during their second phase.
After storytime, you will have the remainder of class to work on sections 1, 2, and 3.  THEY ARE ALL DUE TOMORROW!  Don't waste time.  
4.  With any extra time, start working on the chapter 1 study guide or downloading and studying the flashcards.  Remember, your test is on Friday.

FRIDAY 8/24
We made it through a full week!  Congratulations, us!
I hope you got your post made on the Padlet.  I'll be checking later this weekend.  (Yes, I have weekend homework!)
Today, we are really going to dive into the Roman Empire.  You will learn about how it expanded from a small republic (rebellion, war, betrayal, jealousy, assassinations...lots of good stuff!) into a giant empire.  I will teach it through stories...and I think you will enjoy learning about it.
After the stories are over, you will need to log in to Showbie and export sections 1, 2, and 3 to GoodNotes.  You will have the remainder of class to work on these.  You DO NOT have weekend homework; they will be due on Tuesday.
Your test for this chapter will be next Friday.  It's not too early to begin studying.  
For every chapter I teach, I offer a study guide for extra credit.  You can earn up to ten points (added to the "test" category in PowerSchool) to your grade by completing the entire study guide correctly.  Partial study guides still earn points, so you might as well do at least some of it...it can't hurt your grade and it probably will help! The study guide can be found in Showbie.
I also have flashcards made for each chapter which will help you study. To download the flashcards for the chapter:
Open the flashcards app on your iPad. 
Tap the +. 
Tap shared library.
     Tap search.  
     Type in akers hss chapter 1. 
     Search.  
     Tap the deck you need and download it. 
     Return to the main screen and study.
You can also study the flashcards with your quizlet app.  Search for akers hss chapter 1. You can also study them online here: Quizlet Chapter 1

THURSDAY 8/23
Good morning!  
1.  SSR is in my room today.  You need to have a book at your desk as soon as you come in.  Hopefully, this will be the same book you were reading yesterday.  You need to find a book you enjoy and stick with it until the end.
2.  Turn in your Setting the Stage Assignment to Showbie.  I want you to turn it in, even if you were not able to finish it.   Look at yesterday's email for the directions for turning them in, or ask your neighbor. Remember, you need to turn in all three pages of the student worksheet: the black and white map, along with the two pages of questions/answers.
3.  Open the Setting the Stage worksheet in GoodNotes.  We are going to go over the answers while you correct your own work.  Next to each question, you will write how many points you earned for it.  When we are done, you will total up your points.
4.  Turn the corrected file back in to Showbie.  Yes, this means you will have turned in the same work twice.  
5.  Still in Showbie, write a comment that shows your score.  There were 14 points total.  Tap the plus to post your comment.  IF YOU DO NOT WRITE A COMMENT THAT SHOWS YOUR SCORE, I WILL GIVE YOU A ZERO FOR THE ASSIGNMENT!
6.  I am going to set the timer and give you seven minutes to write your selfie padlet post.  If you cannot finish it in the seven minutes, you need to finish it at home tonight.
7.  Settle in for some storytime!  Today, we are going to start learning about how the Roman Republic became the Roman Empire. I am going to teach the highlights of the introduction, along with section one.  Then, you will be completing the work that goes with section one. All the work you need is found in Showbie.  Answer the questions on the worksheets found in Showbie, after you export them to Good Notes.   If you finish in class, you don't have any homework.
THE SHOWBIE APP IS NOT WORKING AT YOUR HOME!  Be sure to move all of your files to GoodNotes before you leave school. If you don't, I can't help you.  
Remember that all answers must be written in your own words.  I'm not asking you to FIND the answers.  Instead, I need you work to show me what you LEARNED!
8.  When you get to class tomorrow, you should have completed section 1 of chapter 1.  Make sure you get caught up if you have fallen behind.

HOMEWORK UPDATE: For homework tonight, just finish your Padlet Selfie.  We will do Chapter 1 section 1 in class tomorrow.

WEDNESDAY, 8/22
Good morning. Please remind your parents that Back to School Night is tonight. The 7th grade session begins at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria.
1.  You will continue working on Chapter 1, Setting the Stage. This is due at the beginning of class tomorrow, so any part you don't finish will become homework.  I will randomly assign you a trio to work with. If you have answer that your partners do not have, you may not share it with them! Instead, help them find the answer without giving it away.
Let me define working together:  you and your partners are working to find the answer to the same questions at the same time. YOU MAY NOT split up the work and then exchange answers.  That, my friends, is cheating in my eyes, and it is not allowed. You both must do all of the work, but you can help each other find the answers.
ALSO - SUPER IMPORTANT!!! At no time are you allowed to copy and paste answers from the textbook!  That is, and always will be, plagiarism, which is cheating.  All work you do for me must always be in your own words.
4.  If you finish early, add a post to this Padlet.  This needs to be done by Friday.
Selfie Padlet  The directions are on the page.
5. If Setting the Stage is turned in AND you have posted your selfie on the Padlet, you may also go to https://geoguessr.com/. It is an online geography game.  It plops you down somewhere in the world, and you can travel along the roads and make a guess as to where you are.  Good luck!
For all of your work, you can turn it in to Showbie as soon as you have it finished, even from home. You do not need to wait until the due date.

TUESDAY 8/21
Good morning!
1.  You need to join my Showbie class if you have not already done so.  
Open Showbie.
Tap "I'm a Student"
Tap "Sign in with Google"
Join a class (or tap the + in the top left margin)
Enter the correct class code.
   P1 – AUF2M
   P3 – GWT94 
   P4 – 994WB
   P5 – 5T5VF
2.  Once you have logged in to Showbie, you will be working on Unit One, Setting the Stage, which is a geography introduction to the unit. Click on the files in Showbie and OPEN THEM IN GOOD NOTES!  If you don't know how to do this, ask your neighbor. This is due on Thursday.  IT IS NOT HOMEWORK TONIGHT!  You have all of class today, and will have more time tomorrow.  It will be due at the beginning of class on Thursday.  If you do not have internet access at home, let me know so I can print you a paper copy. 

MONDAY, 8/20
Welcome to your first full week back to school!
There are some of you who need to take your iPad rules test.  I emailed you individually with your directions.
iPads will be going home today (assuming you have taken and passed your test).  BE SURE TO CHARGE IT TONIGHT!
Today is going to be a day where I talk a ton.  I'm sorry about that!  But, I need to explain all the things in my room and let you know how we do things in this class.  I will do my best to keep it as fun as possible!
No homework from me tonight.  Tomorrow, we will actually start social studies!!!!

FRIDAY, 8/17
Every day, you will receive an email from me explaining what we are going to do in class.  YOU MUST READ THE WHOLE EMAIL EVERY DAY!!!!!  
If you are ever absent, you must read the day's email to find out what we did when you were not here. 
Regular day schedule.  Tashima's class has art 2nd period.
As soon as 2nd period ends, get your backpack from your homeroom and THEN go to break.  If you wait until the end of break, you will be tardy to your 3rd period class.
At 12:10 today, you will return to your homeroom to choose electives.  The descriptions and signup link are found on akers7.  
7th period signups will open at 12:20, and 8th period signups will open at 12:25
You will turn in your iPad before going to lunch.
HSS TODAY:
Take a minute or two to review the iPad rules.
To take the iPad test, you will launch a website called Illuminate.  You will have to login with your google email and password.
You will take the test online and should see your results immediately upon finishing.
First period, we need to finish setting up your iPad today.
With remaining time, we will continue playing classmate bingo.  I really think it is important for you to know your classmates.
Have a great weekend!



ONLINE RESOURCES: UNIT 1
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Rebecca Camarena,
Aug 19, 2015, 6:53 AM
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Rebecca Camarena,
Aug 19, 2015, 6:54 AM
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