Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pictures from the History Fair

Here's some pictures that I took during our inaugural Pecatonica Schools History Fair on March 16th, 2016!

History Fair Award Winners!

Here's my students who won the award for the best history fair project in each category:

Best 6th Grade Tri-fold Presentation:

Jordyn Boomer, Maddi Carlson, and Rose Munson

Best 6th Grade Website:

Wyatt Davison, Hunter Hoffman, and Bo Seaton

Best 7th Grade Tri-fold Presentation:

Kayla Lindquist

Best 7th Grade Website:

Emma Gocken and McKenna Handy

Best Research Paper:

Jules Torres - 7th Grader

Monday, March 14, 2016

Social Studies 3/14/2016-3/18/2016

Parents and Students - Here's what we will be doing in class this week:

6th Grade Social Studies:

6th graders will continue discussing cultural conflicts. We will be looking at some materials related to the Holocaust this week. We will have a quiz on Thursday. This will be a 5-point, fill-in-the-blank quiz. There will be a word bank provided. Study resources for the quiz can be found HERE (link to documents).

7th Grade Social Studies:

7th graders will continue discussing the War for Independence. No quizzes or tests this week.

History Fair:

Reminder that the History Fair is Wednesday evening beginning at 6pm at the high school. Students who created a website will need to bring their fully-charged Chromebook to the high school that evening. I will bring over the tri-fold presentations. Students should arrive at the high school no later than 5:30pm. Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Social Studies 3/7-3/11

Parents and Students - Here's what we will be doing in class this week:

History Fair:

The History Fair projects need to be completed by the end of class on Friday, March 11th. Students will have this entire week to get their project done. The History Fair will be held Wednesday. March 16th at the high school. Students should arrive by 5:30pm. Exhibition of the exhibits will begin at 6pm. Students who created a website should bring their charged Chromebook to school that evening. I will bring the tri-fold presentations. 

We are still looking for donations of baked goods (store-bought is fine) and powdered lemonade drink mix. These items can be dropped off in Mr.s Dertz's room at the middle school and at Mr. White's room at the high school.

2017 Washington DC trip:

Mr. Dertz will host an informational meeting for any current 7th grader and their family members who are interested in visiting Washington, DC during spring break of 2017. The meeting will be Monday, March 14th at 5:30pm in Mr. Dertz's classroom. If you can't attend the meeting but you are still interested in the trip, please let me know so I can get the promotional materials to you.