Mrs. Hatcher's Hoppenings
A look into Frog-Tastic Learning in E103
Welcome to Middle School!
If I don't have the answer, I will find one or point you in the right direction.
Kids Grow up Fast!!!
Melinda- 4 months
Melinda- Now 22
My Nephew Jarrett-Sophomore Music Major at Texas Tech
What's Hoppening this Week?
6th grade Social Studies is piloting a program called "Canvas". This is the program the high schools are using to house their courses and content. Lessons and quizzes are on the computer and students will be taught how to access these lessons. Canvas is great because it allows for everything to be accessed either at school or at home. Ask your child to show you their Canvas account!
This week, students will finish working in Module 3: Comparing Limited and Unlimited governments. This government unit is vocabulary HEAVY and your child will need to review their vocabulary notes nightly/weekly.
We will also begin discussing our unit project. Students will be given a "Civic Participation Bingo". Each student will need to choose an activity from each column. There is always a "your choice" column; however, it must be approved by a teacher. Students need to have their activity signed off and documented with a picture or video. All civic participation will be due by November 7th. This due date is so student teams can compile the photos and videos into one presentation. We look forward to hearing and seeing how our Faubion students are helping people in our homes, school, McKinney, Texas, and the world.
All government words:
2. direct democracy
3. Limited government
4. Constitutional monarch
5. Rule by Many
6. Representative Democracy
7. Absolute power
13. Unlimited government
15. Rule by few
18. Absolute Monarch
20. Rule by 1
Report Card Time = First 9 Weeks!
Conference Time!! Monday, October 24, 2016
In middle school the amount of students a teacher has ranges from 130 -160 students, which makes it nearly impossible to meet with every parent in one day. If a teacher feels like they need a conference with the parent then they will definitely contact the parent. Priority conference times are for struggling or failing students. If you have some concerns and would like to schedule a conference, please email me to set up a time.
I have students as "Guest Tweeters" during the day. Make sure you are following us!!
Website: (This is a living website. Changes and updates happen all the time!)
This newsletter! I will send this out weekly.
Your child's phone or planner: I list out our objectives and weekly calendar on the board at the beginning of the week. Students may write information or take a picture with their phone.
1. Difficulty understanding concepts
2. Need assistance completing work
I am available:
Monday - Thursday mornings 8:15-8:40
Tuesday and Thursday after school 3:45- 4:30
Tuesday and Thursday, we have a late bus- meaning we have a bus for students at 4:30 which will drop students off at the elementary school near their home.