Mr. Gaynor's Classroom  *  Clague Middle School  * Ann Arbor, MI  *  7th & 8th Grade  *  Room 136  *  2014-2015

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Geography Alive - Contents
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8th Grade Social Studies
History Alive: U. S. - Contents
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February 23, 2015:  Hope you had a nice, if cold, break.   We're going full speed ahead here.   And most everyone is onboard!  It's very important for students to stay organized and on top of assignments, as these updates are now much shorter.

WEEKLY PLANNER                -->Planner Archives<--
All entries are tentative and changeable.  See student planner for official and final entries.
Key to Codes used in Student Planner
     c - done in class                                    [F] - due on Friday   
      [c] start in class; finish for HW;             
          --> - Turn in                           

Underlined Text are links. 
Click for more information.
Feb. 23-27
ELA - 7
WCG - 7
US Hist - 8
RW/RS->ARS c - Write about Novel in Verse
[W]   ... in Reading Journal
[c] Europe Mapping Lab Ch. 1-5
[W] C.E. Vocabulary
c - Ch. 13 Quiz;     2 DP Presentations (all week)
--> DP Topic #3: Notes & Citations 
Mid-Year Review
c - as above;
[F] - Topic for "Magazine Article"
[F] 2 Europe Maps
[Th] C. E. Summary
c --> Ch. 13 Notes / Quiz
c - Ch. 14:  Andrew Jackson and ...
[c] Book Review:  Literary Elements,
   Critique, Excerpt, Reaction
[F] Europe Unit Intro wkst
c - Ch. 14:  ... the Growth of ...
next two weeks
or so.
c --> Book Review;
[c] Copy BWL XI (C. E. vocab)
--> C.E. Vocab & Summary
c - Ch. 14:  ... American Democracy
Sub 2nd-5th hr
c --> Topic for "Magazine Article" c - Capstone Project Topics Field trip to see SELMA:  9:20 - 12:30

GRG Books (Novels in Verse):     Home of the Brave    /    Out of the Dust    /    Make Lemonade 
   WCG - World Culture and Geography (7th Grade Social Studies)                                  GA - Geography Alive (7th grade textbook) 
CE - Current Events                                            HA - History Alive:  The United States through Industrialism (8th grade textbook)     DP Decades Project
   BWL - Biweekly Word List                               RJ - Reading Journals                          6 T of W:  6 Traits of Writing   
   GRG - 
Guided Reading Group - Read Assigned pages, and respond to questions in Journal,  ready for deep discussion with the group. 
                Home of the Brave;    Out of the Dust;    Make Lemonade                                   

- Return Work / Record Scores -> on Assignment Record Sheet:  Usually on Mondays
   MC - Media Center;        C Lab - Cougar Lab;        c lab - Cub Lab;    

Organizing Every Day After School:       
    L - LOOK at your Planner.                        Actually read what you wrote that day.
                                                                       Look ahead to future due dates - check monthly calendar page.
    M - MENTION stuff to your parents.        Papers for them to read or sign ... Help you need ... planning ahead.
    N - NOTE what you have to do.                Name the assignments - and estimate how long each one with take.  Look ahead too.
    O - ORGANIZE your binders.                  Put all papers in the proper sections, in the rings.
    P - PLAN the rest of your day.                  When will you do your homework?  What else will you do & when? 
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A Word A Day
Grammar Guide

U.S.hist. Decades
Decades Project
How to write a citation

Newsela: (3rd Hr) ODVDH   
(4th)  ZDVJI    (6th) JZPBE
Scholastic:  FMCHQ 
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