August 30, 2019
I have included some photos below of the awesome work your students have been doing in class! We worked on review activities like Add it up to get ready for the quiz. Students also had some awesome Numbers About Me notebook assignments. These are just a few!
American History ~ Mrs. Reilly
A Quick update for you! This week we started and completed a DBQ. DBQ Stands for Document Based Question. The Theme of this DBQ was "Valley Forge" The students went over 6 different primary and secondary sources to answer the question "Had you been a solider at Valley Forge, would you have quit?" Below you will see a running poll we did after Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of their answer to that question! The reasons why they chose their answers were always a fun discussion in class.
This DBQ counts as their test grade for this Unit!! The test grade will be the result of an essay we outlined on Thursday and is due on Friday!
We have been working together on this DBQ for the whole week together as a class so the whole packet should be completed, highlighted, and full! However, the students know that if they have a questions I will be happy to write passes so they can always come in before or after school!
Friday we are playing a fun Vocab game. This vocabulary list is only 10 words. Some of the words included are "Declaration", "Government", "Act", and "Tax".
The vocab quiz will be Tuesday September 3rd.
We are through another week! Proud of your students everyday. Truly a great group!
If you have any questions or comments please contact me at Jillianreilly@usd475.org
Or at extension 4864
Dr. Kerrin Weatherwax
KerrinWeatherwa@usd475.org/ ext. 4863
Foundations Language Arts
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