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Sept. 15, 2012

Mongo Maps

from:Price, Chuck

to:MS 6/7 A LA/SS/D

I forgot to mention that we will be making the huge map on the parking lot on Wednesday and not Monday. Rain is likely on Monday and we are together later in the day on Wednesday.

Sept. 12, 2012

The students are responding to my plans to create a quieter environment.

from:Price, Chuck

to:MS 6/7 A LA/SS/D

Today, as well as yesterday, this class was very well behaved and kept a proper lid on the sound level.  Thanks for responding well, young men and ladies.

Sept. 11, 2012

Let's be more quiet, please.

from:Price, Chuck

to:MS 6/7 B LA/SS/D

Yesterday the students were doing a nice job of making maps in groups of three, but the volume in the class exceeded 110 decibels for more than fifteen minutes. Please ask your child what s/he is going to do in order to make sure that the noise is tamed.
 

Sept. 11, 2012

Let's be more quiet, please.

from:Price, Chuck

to:MS 6/7 A LA/SS/D

Yesterday the students were doing a nice job of making maps in groups of three, but the volume in the class exceeded 110 decibels for more than fifteen minutes. Please ask your child what s/he is going to do in order to make sure that the noise is tamed.

Sept. 04, 2012

Our first unit

from:Price, Chuck

to:All Students

Our first unit will be about ultimate frisbee.

Sept. 04, 2012

Mr. Price teaches with equality, but not with uniformity.

from:Price, Chuck

to:MS 6/7 B LA/SS/D

Please ask your child about this phrase and how it applies to our school year.
 

Sept. 04, 2012

Mr. Price teaches with equality, but not with uniformity.

from:Price, Chuck

to:MS 6/7 A LA/SS/D

Please ask your child about this phrase and how it applies to our school year.

Aug. 29, 2012

An overview of the year

from:Price, Chuck

to:MS 6/7 B LA/SS/D

September, 2012
 


Six Seven LA/SS/Drama Curriculum Overview

                    
   This page will provide a brief overview of our curriculum for the year and the key skills and ideas which I hope the students will learn by May.      
    As much as possible, I attempt to blend the curriculum of language arts into social studies.  As can be seen below, many of the novels that we will be reading focus on certain historical periods and issues.                     
    

 

Books which will be read this year:
Latin America
World Explorer- Latin America
The Secret of The Andes
Botchan
Heart of a Jaguar
I, Juan de Pareja
Learning to Bow
Collection of Latin American prose and poetry
Where Angels Glide at Dawn
The Honorable Prison
Short stories from Junior Great Books
The Underdogs
Little Sister
You Gotta Have Wa
Red Scarf Girl
Wordly Wise 3000 Book 10
Japan
Tao of Pooh, Te of Piglet
Kazunomiya, Princess of Heaven

 


-Homework is always due the next day, unless noted on the white board in the classroom.  The thinkwave.com website is another resource in case of questions.
-Late assignments will not be accepted for credit, however these assignments must be completed.
-Assignments must be neat and legible.
-Students are expected to keep all returned work in their accordion file in the organizational pattern established by the teacher.
-Two missed homework assignments in one week causes loss of TGIF privileges.

 

Our Schedule:
  September: Latin America’s geography
October: Pre-Columbian    Cultures,
November-Galleons Simulation, Explorers, Start on Yahara entries and NHD
December- Hegemony, Independence
January- Social stratification in the 19th century
February- Modern day challenges in Latin America, NHD, stage plays
March- Life in Japan’s schools
April- Other aspects of modern Japan/Warlords of Japan   simulation.
May- Japan’s history/twentieth century China

 


An oral book report will occur monthly.  These are based on the books which the students read in their free time


Language Arts:
-write a variety of poems and stories.                                           -effectively analyze how authors create stories in terms of plot, character, setting and style.          -master writing a cohesive five paragraph essay.
-learn vocabulary and spelling.
Social Studies                               -recognize how historical forces have shaped modern-day countries and cultures.                       -Recognize that countries around the world face similar challenges in development and social issues   -gain familiarity with many kinds of maps and projections.                   -develop an ability to think critically and originally in the study of history.
-maintain a keen and focused eye on current events.

Drama
-gain confidence in public speaking (monthly oral book             reports)
-be able to perform confidently in front of a large crowd
-develop skills in formal debates
-write dramatic scripts, both individually and in groups
Website Address:
http://www.eagleschool.org/cprice/sixseven/67.htm
http://www.thinkwave.com
E-mail address: cprice@eagleschool.org

Aug. 29, 2012

An overview of the year

from:Price, Chuck

to:MS 6/7 A LA/SS/D

September, 2012
 


Six Seven LA/SS/Drama Curriculum Overview

                    
   This page will provide a brief overview of our curriculum for the year and the key skills and ideas which I hope the students will learn by May.      
    As much as possible, I attempt to blend the curriculum of language arts into social studies.  As can be seen below, many of the novels that we will be reading focus on certain historical periods and issues.                     
    

 

Books which will be read this year:
Latin America
World Explorer- Latin America
The Secret of The Andes
Botchan
Heart of a Jaguar
I, Juan de Pareja
Learning to Bow
Collection of Latin American prose and poetry
Where Angels Glide at Dawn
The Honorable Prison
Short stories from Junior Great Books
The Underdogs
Little Sister
You Gotta Have Wa
Red Scarf Girl
Wordly Wise 3000 Book 10
Japan
Tao of Pooh, Te of Piglet
Kazunomiya, Princess of Heaven

 


-Homework is always due the next day, unless noted on the white board in the classroom.  The thinkwave.com website is another resource in case of questions.
-Late assignments will not be accepted for credit, however these assignments must be completed.
-Assignments must be neat and legible.
-Students are expected to keep all returned work in their accordion file in the organizational pattern established by the teacher.
-Two missed homework assignments in one week causes loss of TGIF privileges.

 

Our Schedule:
  September: Latin America’s geography
October: Pre-Columbian    Cultures,
November-Galleons Simulation, Explorers, Start on Yahara entries and NHD
December- Hegemony, Independence
January- Social stratification in the 19th century
February- Modern day challenges in Latin America, NHD, stage plays
March- Life in Japan’s schools
April- Other aspects of modern Japan/Warlords of Japan   simulation.
May- Japan’s history/twentieth century China

 


An oral book report will occur monthly.  These are based on the books which the students read in their free time


Language Arts:
-write a variety of poems and stories.                                           -effectively analyze how authors create stories in terms of plot, character, setting and style.          -master writing a cohesive five paragraph essay.
-learn vocabulary and spelling.
Social Studies                               -recognize how historical forces have shaped modern-day countries and cultures.                       -Recognize that countries around the world face similar challenges in development and social issues   -gain familiarity with many kinds of maps and projections.                   -develop an ability to think critically and originally in the study of history.
-maintain a keen and focused eye on current events.

Drama
-gain confidence in public speaking (monthly oral book             reports)
-be able to perform confidently in front of a large crowd
-develop skills in formal debates
-write dramatic scripts, both individually and in groups
Website Address:
http://www.eagleschool.org/cprice/sixseven/67.htm
http://www.thinkwave.com
E-mail address: cprice@eagleschool.org

Aug. 27, 2012

Welcome to the gym!

from:Price, Chuck

to:7/8 Y P.E.

7/8 Y Physical Education           Teacher-Chuck Price
  
    Our class will mainly focus on the mainstream, traditional sports enjoyed in Wisconsin. I hope the students gain enough knowledge of the intricacies of the rules and fluency in playing each sport that they will feel comfortable playing these sports in their neighborhood and in their upcoming high school careers.
    We will focus on one sport for two weeks. After a brief warm-up, the students will spend approximately ten minutes practicing an element of the given sport (eg. how to bump in volleyball, how to perform a bounce pass in basketball). The remainder of each period will be devoted to playing the game and getting a good workout.
     Students need to have appropriate shoes and attire. A good attitude and an ability to accommodate a variety of skill levels are also required.
We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the eight period of the day.

Aug. 24, 2012

Welcome Back

from:Price, Chuck

to:All Students

It's going to be a swell year!

Aug. 24, 2012

Welcome Back

from:Price, Chuck

to:MS 6/7 A LA/SS/D

It's going to be a swell year!