Welcome to Miss Northan’s 7th & 8th Grade Social Studies!

Welcome to 7th & 8th Grade Social Studies:

My SNACS Small School Story

Welcome to Social Studies!  I am thrilled to meet you and your students, and am looking forward to a fantastic school year with you.  I received my BA in History, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Nevada, Reno.  I am currently working towards my Master of Arts in Teaching for K-8 students. I was born and raised in the Truckee Meadows, and I love this community.  SNACS was the perfect setting for me because of my belief in progressive education and personalized learning opportunities.  The community based mission and their drive for quality, individual education drew me to teaching here.

I have many hobbies and interests including: cooking, reading, sewing, playing the piano and learning new things.  I am always looking for experiences that promote personal and professional growth and welcome feedback in my life.  I care about students.  I believe that success is not only academic, and seek to provide students with life skills as well as the ability to engage with complex academic topics.  History is dynamic in regards to whole child learning.  It reflects back to us our own strengths and flaws, and shows us how to live to our fullest potential.  I look forward to all the wonderful growth experiences that your families will provide, and appreciate all the things you have to offer to our classroom.

The History Howl-Weekly Update

For the Individual Student:

MUST BRING TO CLASS EVERYDAY

Notebooks

Pencils

Lined Paper

A Folder

Silent Reading Book

 

For the Class:

Glue Stick

Colored Pencils

Markers

Poster Paper

What’s Happening for 7th Graders

 

 

 

 

This week’s objectives:  Loyalist vs. Patriot and Project Presentations

This week’s homework:  Homework will be assigned if must do centers are not completed within the week.  The students will receive a check list for must do items and are responsible for compiling/completing them. 

  • Revolution Project-Chose Topic, Group and Presentation Style. (Poster, Powerpoint, Research Paper, skit, etc.) Due 9/16-9/20
  • Interactive Notebook
  • DBQ Was the American Revolution Justified
  • Morning Moment-Journal and Prepare for Class
  • Participation in whole class discussion about economic and social factors that lead to the American Revolution

What’s Happening for 8th Graders

This week’s objectives:  Understanding the Industrial Revolution.

This week’s homework:  Homework will be assigned if must do centers are not completed within the week.  The students will receive a check list for must do items and are responsible for compiling/completing them.  This week, the following items are due by Friday 09/20/2019

  • Industrialization or Immigration Project-Chose Topic, Group and Presentation Style. (Poster, Powerpoint, Research Paper, skit, etc.) Project and Presentations are Due 9/16/19
  • Interactive Notebook
  • Mindful Moment- Journal and Preparation for class.
  • Sumative Assessment

 

Social Studies Choice Schedule

7th Grade:

Must Do’s (Complete all this week)

  • Morning Moment
  • Interactive Notebook/Independent Learning.
  • Participation in Projects and Presentations.
  • Show me what you know. Worksheet/Poster/Build-It/Talk it out/Write It.

 

Can Do’s (Choice Centers)

  • Silent Reading
  • Computer Research-Independent
  • Who Said it Patriot or Loyalist
  • 13 Colonies Color by Number
  • America-Game
  • Snack
  • Mindful Moment

 

8th Grade:

Must Do Centers

  • Morning Moment
  • Interactive Notebook/Independent Learning.
  • Participation in Projects and Presentations.
  • Show me what you know. Worksheet/Poster/Build-It/Talk it out/Write It.

Choice Centers:

  • Silent Reading
  • Vocab Cootie Catcher
  • Choose an Inventor
  • Computer Research
  • Snack
  • Mindful Moment

Family Volunteer Needs

We are always in need of family volunteers to support our school.  Please consider volunteering or donating in the following ways:

  • Recess support (extra eyes are always helpful!)
  • Breakfast and lunch support (extra eyes, helping hands, and class clean-up support are helpful!)
  • Book acquisition (Grass Roots books has free books for teachers – help us get AR-based books for our class)
  • Special Events support (Harvest festival, spring fling, pancake breakfasts, etc.)
  • Guest speak/present in an area of your expertise (let us know your niche!)
  • Our school is always improving its interior and exterior environments. You are welcome to volunteer at the main campus as part of your volunteerism with my class.

Important Websites

Sierra Nevada Academy Charter School – snacs.org

Online ELA and Science HW and much, much more – pearsonsuccessnet.com

Infinite Campus – student & parent portal –washoecountyschools.org

Common Core State Standards and parent resources – corestandards.org/what-parents-should-know/

Weekly announcements – https://teach.classdojo.com

Middle School Fee – $150 Chromebook Lease Fee – $55

 

 

Classroom Needs

  • Lined Paper, Colored Pencils, **Poster Paper, and Books (History or otherwise, appropriate for middle school students).

Upcoming Events

9/2 – No School – Labor Day

9/6 – 9/8 – Reno Balloon Races

10/3-10/4-Parent Teacher Conferences

Early dismissal 11:00AM; EDUCARE Available upon Registration.