Monday, August 31, 2015

Welcome to 2015-2016 School year!!!

 Thank you to all of the families and your donations of Paper, Hand Sanitizer, and Wipes!! I feel like Christmas!!

 I am excited about the new year and my great students. We plan to travel from the beginning of man to Rome. It should be a great adventure.Currently, we are learning about Geography and how to use maps. This will help us on our adventure to know where we are and why people live there.

Please feel free to contact me by e-mail anytime:  I am much better by email than phone. You can call the school anytime for a conference.

 The following schedule is what we have done, are doing, and will be doing in the next week.

8/24-25- How do I?   Learning and reviewing Rituals and Routines and Homework Rubric  p 6-7

8/26-27-Six Themes of Geography- Create foldable on topic                                                  p 8-9

8/28-8/31-Maps and Map Projections.  take notes on seasons and longitude and latitude.
                  Homework: Worksheet Six Essentials Elements of Geography, and questions FL 41,1-2;
                  FL 43, 1-2                                                                                                              p 10-11

9/1-9/2- Maps and Movement, check Homework and takes notes.                                         p 12-13
              Home work: p FL 44-FL 51, questions

9/3-9/4- Primary and Secondary sources.                                                                               p 14-15

Monday, May 18, 2015

EOC and History Fair.

 Dear parents of my 2A class:
 Your children missed my class today due to testing. I did track them down and gave them their study guides. They have two guides; one guides needs the child to look up the answers and the other can be used as a question and answer sheet.
 The EOC was moved to Wednesday for A day classes and Thursday for B day classes. There will not be a test on Rome. We are quickly looking at Chapter 12, Incas, Mayans and Aztecs.
All the work for the rest of the year will be classroom work only.
History Fair is still due May 20 and 21. It is important to get them in on time. I must grade them before the end of the nine weeks.

Helpful Hints History Fair:


1. title page
2. Process paper ( no numbering)
3.Bibliography ( at least Three sources)
4. Annotated Bibliography ( a note on how you used each source)

 I had students take pictures of examples.
No process paper or bibliography on board
Students can decorate boards, pictures and captions explaining topics Leadership and Legacy
Can also use primary source documents.
Can use DVDs, CDs, props and primary artifacts in front or attached to the board. See example at www. Remember, these are National winners, so  I am not expecting the same from first time students.

  The students have been show this website many times and how to get to the help they need.

Upcoming end of the year notes:
 20-21 May Projects due
20-21 May EOC History
19-20 May 6th grade achieve testing
21-22 May Music EOC
22-26 May Science EOC
26-27 May I-ready testing
29 May six grade locker clean out and book return
3 June 6th grade field trip EPCOT
4 June Field Day
5 June last day- report cards are mailed home next week.
8-9 June teachers

Thursday, April 9, 2015

History Fair- home work

4/8-4/9-Chart p 216, voc p 216, questions p 222,1abc,2abc

4/10-4/13- Review Greece P 223 vocabulary, p 224,questions 9 ab,10abc, 11abc,12abc,13abc
4/14-4/15- take home test
4/14-/15- Civilization comparison chart.
4/16-4/17- Roma Chapter 8

All students have history fair topics, unless turned in late. Friday all classes will have review History Fair research sheet and calendar
 How to do note cards,  Process paper, exhibit,etc.

suggested webites:
Florida Memory

 All students have received history fair packets.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

After Spring Break!

All grades are updated and Test graded. Students have been given progress reports to compare their papers and test grades for corrections. All test and papers have been given back to the students. Corrections have been made.
Students have also reviewed rubric and expectations.

History Fair topics and research can begin. Students have been give suggestions on a hand out and information expectations. THEY have NOT been given a timeline yet. is an excellent resource.


3/23-24- Read p 192-195, questions page 195

3/25-3/26- Take home test. Short answers must have complete sentences, questions restated and at least a paragraph with evidence. Each short answer question has a ten point value, matching is two pints, multiple choice are 5 points and the last page has a total of 25 points.

3/27-3/30 Athens- Read page 198-203, vocabulary p 198 and questions p 203,1ab,2ab,3ab
                 (History Fair Topics due)

3/31-4/1-read p 204-205, questions p 205 (Start History Fair Research)
4/2-4/3- Student holiday

4/7-4/8- Sparta vs  Athens  Read p 206-213, vocabulary p 206 questions p 213,1abc,2abc,3ab

Friday, February 27, 2015

Greece and History Fair

 I am back!! Thank you for being patient with my recent Breast Cancer. I did have a Mastectomy in early January and I am currently Cancer free!! I really appreciate the welcomes and the prayers. Thank you.

Now back to business!! : )

As of 2/27 every paper in my procession has been graded and posted. If a paper was turned in today, it will appear next week.

The students are currently taking their China test after a review and doing maps for Greece.

Homework is the following:
2/26-2/27- Draw and Label Map page 167, questions.

3/2-3/3 - voc p 168, with pictures and definitions on index cards, questions p 175,1ab,2ab,3ab

3/4-3/5- copy time line p 172, Read p176-177, questions

3/6-3/9- voc p 180, questions p 188,1ab,2ab,3ab

3/10-3/11-Venn diagram with Socrates and Plato

3/12-3/13- review p 189-190, 1-10 write complete definition  then questions 11a,b,c-14a,b,c.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

 Dear Parents
 I hope to back at school by February. I will start on the History Fair  as soon as I get back., Please don't worry.  My sub and I talk everyday about how the students are doing and the lessons are working. I have already update the third nine weeks grade portal.
 Here is the current plan:
 1/9-12/15- Test  Chapter 11- Draw and Label the Map p 105 and answer two questions.

1/13-14/15- Read p 106-111, Outline p 106-111,voc p 106 and questions p 111. Restate questions, write complete sentences and give evidence.

1/15-20-Read p 112-113, do two questions p 113, Draw a picture from your mind's eye about how you think Mohenjo-Daro looked at this time. Use the information on p 106-113 to help you.

1/21-22/15- Read p 114-118. Voc. p114 and questions o 118. restate questions, write complete sentences and give evidence. Classwork create as a group; 5 questions to have the movie on Hinduism answer.

1/23-26/15- Read p 119-123, voc p 119, questions p 123, Restate questions, write complete sentences and give evidence.. Groups create 5 questions for Buddhism movie.

1/27-28/15-  Read p 126-130, voc p 126, questions p 130.
Restate questions, write complete sentences and give evidence. Classwork is to create a Venn diagram comparing Chandragupta vs Asoka.

1/29-1/30- Review for test Chapter on India.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

past , present and future news and assignments.

Dear Parents,

 Thank you for being patient will my illness lately. I will be out for minor surgery 5 December 2014. I will be out the week after this. I have a good friend, who is my sub. She is Jo Carraro, a former engineer at ATT and Bed and Breakfast owner in Puerto Rico. She is a traveler like me and understands history. She has been subbing/teaching Spanish at Twin Lake the last few months.

My students will not start History Fair until January. I don't feel I would teach this project well before the Holidays. You may get information at , you will find the rules and theme. I will give the students a packet after they return from break. I am going to try to get the students to learn some new topics and concentrate on Jacksonville and Florida history. I will have a list of people and places to help them use local resources.

The usual blog undated is as follows:

11/20-21- Egyptian Life- quiz 2.3
Chart p 88 in class home learning : Read p 88-93,voc p88 questions p 93,1ab,2ab.3ab

11/24-25- Nubia- Read p 96-100 voc p 96, questions p 100 1ab,2ab,3ab

11/26-12/1- HOLIDAYS

12/2-12/3- Review Egypt- P 101, 1-7 and p 102,questions 8abc-12ab

12/4-5- Review II- video and student review

12/8-12/9-TEST CHAPTER 3 EGYPT   draw and label Map p 309

12/10-11- Intro to Africa
Create Chart in class p 310
Home learning- voc p 310 and questions p 315

12/12-15- West Africa outline p 318-323
voc p 318 and questions p 323 1abc, 2ab

12/16-18- East Africa voc p 326 and questions p 330 abc, 2ab

12/19- Winter  Break- Take home test due after break 1/ 6-7

1/6-7- History Fair information.
 Chapter on India.