Dear Green Revolution Families,
Welcome to a new school year and to my blog, "A Place in the World". Here you will find: posts about what happened during class, homework and when possible handouts to download in case you lost your work or were absent, and things I think my students will find interesting that are related (and sometimes unrelated) to what we are exploring in the classroom and throughout the seventh grade curriculum.
On the left side of the blog, you will see a category called Pages. These links will take you to the classroom reference handouts and material needed to succeed in class.
Enrichment work is offered regularly for students who would like to go deeper into a subject and extend their learning. If a post says, "Enrichment Opportunity", feel free to complete the work and bring it to me for feedback and discussion. Any student who completes enrichment work will receive credit for their effort. Enrichment work is an opportunity to go beyond what you have done in class, and bring some other interests (reading, cooking, film, news, writing, etc.) into your learning. If you are a parent and would like your child to complete an activity, then ask them to do it and support their progress at home. On the left side of the blog are some book suggestions- the titles are all connected in some way to the seventh grade Social Studies curriculum. Feel free to read one for enrichment credit, and if you find a different, yet related book, let me know so I can add it to the list.
On the top left side of the screen you will also find a link to my email address. Please email me with any questions, concerns or feedback that you might have. I try to check my email after school before 6:00pm each day.
I hope this blog helps to fill the gap between school and home. Students will be asked to use it often for homework, classwork and review. Adding a "bookmark" on your home computer would be a shortcut for access.
I am really looking forward to the new school year!
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."Albert Einstein