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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Parent Letter

If you click on the link below you can access the parent letter given to students at the start of the semester.
Parent Letter – PDF Copy

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5th Graders – Dangers of Exploration – Presentations

Use the playlist below to view the first three presentations from today’s class.
If students want to download a copy of their video and then edit it you can by using any YouTube download program (simply type this into Google) and then simple video editing software:
Windows Movie Maker
iSkysoft Video Editor for Mac
 

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Extra Credit – Options

This information has been added as a page to each grade’s menu.  Students may gain extra credit points by doing one or more of the following tasks.
VIDEOS
Students can watch any of the videos I’ve uploaded to this site then write a report using the worksheet below this text.  Students can use the same sheet to … Continue reading »

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8th Graders – Civil War Movies

In 8th grade we are starting our study of the causes, events, and consequences of the Civil War.  Please consider spending some time over the next couple of weeks watching the following documentaries and movies to increase your understanding of this important conflict.
Ken Burns – The Civil War

Netflix Streaming Link
ITunes Download Link
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Weekly Plan – September 23rd to September 27th

5th Grade
This week we will be continuing our study of the Age of Exploration by working on our projects about the dangers facing explorers and sailors on their long journeys.
Tuesday – Dangers of Exploration Project

Wednesday – Dangers of Exploration Project Presentations

Thursday – Dangers of Exploration Project Presentations

Friday – Dangers of Exploration – Project Reward Day

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Mr Gray is Currently Reading…

At Home by Bill Bryson

“With his signature wit, charm, and seemingly limitless knowledge, Bill Bryson takes us on a room-by-room tour through his own house, using each room as a jumping off point into the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. As he takes us through the history of our modern … Continue reading »

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Student Work – 7th Graders – Mesopotamia Vocab Sheets

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Student Work – 8th Graders – Cotton Industry

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Weekly Plan – September 16th to September 20th

5th Grade
This week we will be continuing our study of the Age of Exploration by working on our projects about the dangers facing explorers and sailors on their long journeys.
Tuesday – Dangers of Exploration Project

Wednesday – Dangers of Exploration Project
Thursday – Dangers of Exploration Project
Friday – Spirit Day

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Mesopotamia Maps – Examples and Homework

Today in class 7th graders worked on their maps of Mesopotamia.  However some students, lacking the correct supplies, may wish to redo this at home.  If so the link below will give you the necessary materials.
Mesopotamia Map – Worksheets
Here are a few of the better examples from students in class.

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