Monday, December 10, 2018

What are students working on?


3rd Six Weeks: Week 3

6th Grade World Cultures: Students are in Unit 3 learning about the governments of Canada and the United States. Students have a study island assignment titled Limited and Unlimited Governments due Friday. Questions students should be able to answer by the end of the week:
  • Why is government limited in this region?
  • What historical influences played a role in the creation of limited governments in this region?
  • What is similar and different about governmental systems in the United States and Canada?
  • What ideas about government were brought to this region by colonists?
7th Grade Texas History: Students are in Unit 3 learning about Texas settlement during the early 1800s. Students have an assignment posted on TEAMS. They are to sketch an office of an Empresario and write a one page summary of why the office contains items that an Empresario would likely have. Questions students should be able to answer:
  • Why did the Mexican government pass colonization laws for Texas?
  • What responsibilities did empresarios and immigrants have?

8th Grade US History: Students are in Unit 3 learning about the Road to Revolution. Students will analyze the Declaration of Independence and the compare the British and Colonial armies. Assignments due by Friday are: In-class participation Analyzing the D.O.I and a homework assignment VOKI that compares the British and Colonial armies. Questions students should be able to answer by the end of the week:
  • What was significant about the colonists issuing a document declaring independence?
  • What grievances did the colonists include in the Declaration of Independence?
  • How do the British and Colonial armies compare?

Thursday, November 29, 2018

8th Grade Advisory to Write Holiday Cards

Hello Parents:

The 8B advisory class will be writing and hand-making holiday cards next week. We are participating in a card exchange with 25 schools from around the world. Our cards will be going to: Italy, Slovenia Poland, Spain, Russia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Greece, and many more.  Students will have the opportunity to share their holiday customs with others and also have the chance to be creative in their card design. Students will be writing their holiday letters Friday, November 30th. Cards will be created Friday, December 7th. We should be receiving cards from participating schools as well.


Please see the information below:

Task: From November 21, 2018 to December 24, 2018 students will make Christmas cards (DIY). Every school will send one card to one school. If teachers want to make more cards,they have to send them in one letter. Children should write wishes in English and short information about Christmas in their countries.
Don't forget to write Merry Christmas in your native languages, If you don't celebrate Christmas you can present winter symbols and write  a short note about another holiday.
We will be posting pictures of the cards that we receive on this Blog. If you have any questions, or would like to donate materials for the card making, please feel free to contact me at creyes@braination.net

Thanks!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Assignment Logs for 6-8 Social Studies

Do you want to know what assignments the students at AFIA are working on ? Do you want to know when assignments are due? Please check out the updated Assignment Logs that are attached below. They links will take you to a google document that outlines when assignments are given and when they are due.  Students have the assignment log in their binder and grades are usually updated there on a weekly basis. 




What are students working on?

3rd Six Weeks: Week 3 6 th Grade World Cultures: Students are in Unit 3 learning about the governments of Canada and the United State...