Myra Bellinger, 6th Grade Social Studies
Final Assessment - Wednesday January 23rd & HOMEWORK TONIGHT
9-11 Presentations Wednesday, Due: Wednesday 12-19
Students have to share about their 9/11 research by answering a few general questions:
- Best/Favorite part about your project
- Hardest part/least favorite part about the project
- 2 things you learned or got better at doing as a result of project
- Share at least 2 important points from your research Paper #2
911 Updated Directives & NEW, FINAL Dates
Draft for Paper 2 will be due Wednesday, December 12th. Students will be given time in class to work on Draft for Paper 2 on Monday & Tuesday during Social Studies. Please be sure that students have their resources with them. I will only check that draft is complete on Tuesday and offer any quick insight that I can during class. For the most part, this paper will be students' responsibility.
9/11 Focus for this week 11/12/18
PLEASE READ 9/11 Update 11/8
Thanks so much for you willingness to share in this growth project with us. I am writing to update you and to share some good news regarding our 9/11 project.
ELA and Social Studies is teaming up together to maximize the learning potential for all of our students for this project. We desire to reach all the goals of this project. Ms. Nash and Ms. Brown will assist by teaching our students how to properly write a paper by using a graphic organizer. They will help students read the text and grasp the main points from the text. They will help students form both an outline for paper #1 and a thesis statement. They will also assist by teaching students how to properly cite sources. Together, we will walk students through the process for paper #1. To streamline this effort and to provide a great foundation for ALL students, I will provide the two resources needed for paper 1. All students will use the same sources for paper 1. When this process is complete, students should be better equipped to write their choice of topic for paper 2 using the sources they have found. Both papers will still be typed at home and due dates may change. I will still need you, "our village," to hold students accountable and to monitor that they are doing THEIR part in this process.
If your child has not turned in the homework as assigned for this week, please have them to do so, they can still get partial credit. Please make sure they have ALL their sources for the project in class every day. We will be working all next week on writing Paper 1. If you did not get the opportunity to print out your child's resources for paper 2 or if you still need to get a book for them, you still have some time. They still need a minimum to 2 sources for paper two. The paper #2 can be 1-3 pages in length. (Several students were asking if they can make their paper longer. lol)
Thank you for your patience. Our goal is to build upon the foundations needed to equip our students to be as successful as possible. I will keep you updated on our process and progress
Thank you for your continued support! "It takes a village...."