About Me

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I am so excited to be here at MMS!!!! I have taught special education for 15 years. This is my first year teaching Social Studies and my 5th at MMS!!! I graduated from University of Houston and received my masters degree from Grand Canyon University. 

I am married with 3 children of my own- 1 boy and 2 girls - 20, 15 and 12.

 I look forward to working with your students and opening their eyes to the world.

Let's have a wonderful year! See you soon:)

 

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The best way to contact me is through email. I will answer within 24 hours.

pilar.rivera@springbranchisd.com

Conference period

7th period 1:51 - 2:38

Phone Number

713-251-3900 or 713-251- 3983

 

 

 



EXPECTATIONS

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Mrs. Rivera's Classroom Expectations

  • Bring all your materials to class everyday (agenda, pencils, glue/tape, scissors
  • Make good choices
  • Be problem solvers
  • Be respectful
  • Have a great attitude


IF YOU ARE ABSENT, CHECK THE FOLDER TO SEE WHAT YOU MISSED

 


USE THESE LINKS FOR YOUR PREVIEW PAGES!!!!! DO NOT USE WIKIPEDIA

CIA World Factbook

Brittanica/landforms

Holidays Around the World

Biography.com

 

WEEK OF 8/21

Monday   Eagle Camp

Tuesday   Introduction, Routines and Procedures

Wednesday   Bring pictures and packing tape to decorate your notebook

Thursday   Bring pictures and packing tape to finish decorating your notebook

Friday  Finish decorating your notebook by Monday


WEEK OF 8/28

Monday  No school

Tuesday No school

Wednesday  No school

Thursday  No school

Friday No school


WEEK OF 9/4

Monday  No school

Tuesday No school

Wednesday  No school

Thursday  No school

Friday  No school


WEEK OF 9/11

Monday   Welcome back!!! Finish notebooks

Tuesday   Types of maps foldable  No HW

Wednesday    TODALS notes and Parts of World notes  NO HW

Thursday   Latitude and Longitude Notes  NO HW

Friday   Latitude and Longitude NO HW


WEEK OF 9/18

Monday-    Types of Landforms

HW: Begin studying for Landforms and Map Skills quiz

Tuesday -Types of Landforms

HW: Study for Landforms and Map Skills quiz

Wednesday- Types of Landforms

HW: Study for Landforms and Map Skills quiz

Thursday- Review for Quiz Bingo

HW: Studying for Landforms and Map Skills quiz

Friday-  Landforms and Map Skills Quiz (Open Note)


WEEK OF 9/25

Monday   Discuss Cultural Portrait 

Begin rough draft of your Island due on Wednesday at end of class

HW: Cultural Portrait due Friday!

Tuesday   Work on your Island due on Wednesday at end of class

HW: Cultural Portrait due Friday!

Wednesday  Work on your Island due today at end of class

HW: Cultural Portrait due Friday!

Thursday   Discuss Immigration to USA

HW: Cultural Portrait due tomorrow!

Friday   Discuss Immigration to USA

HW: NONE


WEEK OF 10/2

Monday    Immigration Quotas, Virtual Ellis Island Video

HW: NONE

Tuesday     Who are Nacerima people? 

HW: NONE

Wednesday   PERSIA Notes

HW: NONE

Thursday  Culture Quilt and Study Guides will be given TEST ON WED 10/11

HW: Culture Quilt due Monday and Study Guides due Tuesday

Friday    Culture Quilt and 6 Hats activity

HW: Culture Quilt due Monday and Study Guides due Tuesday


WEEK OF 10/9

Monday   NO SCHOOL

Tuesday    Review for Test 

HW: Study for test tomorrow

Wednesday   Morning Tutorials today for Test

HW: None

Thursday     US & Canada Preview Pages

HW: None

Friday   US & Canada Preview Pages

HW: Preview pages due Monday


WEEK OF 10/16

Monday   US/Canada Preview pages, US/Canada Map

HW: Bring a small bag of gummy bears on WED; Study for map US/Canada quiz on Friday

Tuesday  Types of Government

HW: Bring a small bag of gummy bears on WED; Study for map US/Canada quiz on Friday

Wednesday  Types of Government 

HW:  Study for map US/Canada quiz on Friday

Thursday  Types of  Government

HW: Study for map US/Canada quiz on Friday

Friday   US/Canada Map Quiz

HW: NONE


WEEK OF 10/23

Monday  7 Principles of the Constitution

HW: WATCH THE ASTROS GAME!!!!

Tuesday  7 Principles of the Constitution

HW: WATCH THE ASTROS GAME!!!!!!

Wednesday  Bill of Rights

HW: NONE

Thursday  Bill of Rights Scenarios

HW: NONE

Friday  6 Hats activity

HW:WATCH THE ASTROS GAME!!!!!!!!

GO ASTROS!!!!!!!


WEEK OF 10/30

Monday    Economies

NO HW

Tuesday  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!! Discuss Dia de los Muertos masks ideas/expectations

No HW

Wednesday   Make Salt Dough Masks   Feliz Dia de los Muertos

NO HW

Thursday  Study guide will be given for 5 extra points on test NOV. 10th; Study guide due Thursday 11/9

NO HW

Friday  Work on Study guide for 5 extra points on test NOV. 10th. 

NO HW


WEEK OF 11/6

Monday    Review of Governments

HW: Study guide due Thursday 11/9 for 5 extra points on test. Test 11/10. Study for test

Tuesday   Pictoword and Looping Cards

HW: Family Night No HW. Enjoy family time!

Wednesday  Latin America Map ( NOT ON TEST)

HW: Study guide due tomorrow for 5 extra points on test. Study for test on Friday

Thursday  Review for test. TUTORIALS AT 8 AM

HW: Study for test

Friday  US/Canada Test

HW: NONE


WEEK OF 11/13

Monday    Latin America map; work on Latin American Preview Pages due Friday

HW: LA map quiz on Wednesday

Tuesday    Latin American Preview pages due Friday

HW: Study for LA map quiz on Wednesday

Wednesday  Latin America Map Quiz; Latin American preview pages

HW: Preview pages due Friday

Thursday  Mexico's History and Culture

HW: Preview pages due Friday

Friday  Painting Dia de los Muertos Skulls; preview pages due today

HW: Have a great Thanksgiving!!!!!


WEEK OF 11/27

Monday   Ancient Civilizations notes

HW- NONE

Tuesday    Document Based Questions p. 1&2 (DBQ)

HW- NONE

Wednesday- Document Based Questions p. 3-8

HW: NONE

Thursday- Document Based Questions p. 3-8

HW: NONE

Friday- Document Based Questions p. 3-8; Europe Map due 12/5

HW: NONE


WEEK OF 12/4

Monday  Finish DBQ; work on Europe Map; Europe map quiz Wed 12/6

HW: Study for map quiz

Tuesday  Work on Europe Preview pages due on Friday

HW: Study for map quiz; preview pages due Friday

Wednesday  Europe Quiz; work on Preview pages

HW: Preview pages due Friday

Thursday - Industrial Revolution

HW: Preview pages due tomorrow!

Friday - Discuss Europe project

HW: NONE


WEEK OF 12/11

Monday  Work on Europe project due Thursday 12/14

HW: Bring supplies if needed

Tuesday   Work on Europe project due Thursday 12/14

HW: Bring supplies if needed

Wednesday   Work on Europe project due Thursday 12/14

HW: Bring supplies if needed

Thursday   Work on Europe project due Thursday 12!14

HW: NONE

Friday    Early Release @ 12:30

HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!


WEEK OF 1/1

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday


WEEK OF 1/8

Monday    WWII -

HW: Study for WWII quiz on Friday

Tuesday   Holocaust

HW: Study for WWII quiz on Friday

Wednesday   Holocaust

HW: Study for WWII quiz on  Friday

Thursday VE Day

HW: Study for WWII quiz tomorrow

Friday    WWII Quiz

HW: NONE


WEEK OF 1/15

Monday     HOLIDAY

Tuesday   ICE/SNOW DAY

Wednesday   ICE/SNOW DAY

Thursday     MIDDLE EAST MAP; MIDDLE EAST PREVIEW PAGES

HW: Map Quiz Wednesday; Preview Pages due Tuesday

Friday    MIDDLE EAST PREVIEW PAGES

HW: Map quiz Wednesday; Preview Pages due Tuesday


WEEK OF 1/22

Monday   Mesopotamia Notes

HW: Middle East preview pages due tomorrow; Middle East map quiz Wednesday

Tuesday  Preview Pages DUE; Ancient Egypt Notes

HW: Middle East map quiz tomorrow! Study!

Wednesday  Middle East Map Quiz

HW: NONE

Thursday  Intro to Religions

HW: NONE

Friday  Judaism

HW: NONE


WEEK OF 1/29

Monday   Christianity Notes

HW: NONE

Tuesday  Islam Notes

HW: Venn Diagram due Friday

Wednesday  Holocaust Museum Visit @ library

HW: Venn Diagram due Friday

Thursday   Malala Speech

HW: Venn Diagram due Friday

Friday   Israel Notes

HW: NONE


WEEK OF 2/5

Monday   Work on Study guide due on Thursday. Test on Friday. 

HW: Study guide due Thursday; study for test Friday

Tuesday  CIA Project

HW: Study guide due Thursday; study for test Friday

Wednesday  CIA Project

HW: Study guide due Thursday; study for Test Friday

Thursday  Review for test tomorrow; study guide due

HW: study for test tomorrow

Friday  Middle East test

HW: NONE


WEEK OF 2/12

Monday   Jerusalem Movie

HW: NONE

Tuesday   Jerusalem Movie; writing assignment

HW: NONE

Wednesday  Africa; Africa map due Friday

HW: Africa map due Friday

Thursday  Africa Preview pages

HW: Africa preview pages due Tuesday

Friday  Apartheid

HW: Africa preview pages due Tuesday


WEEK OF 2/19

Monday   NO SCHOOL

Tuesday    Apartheid

HW: Study for Africa map quiz Friday

Wednesday  Apartheid

HW: Study for Africa map quiz Friday

Thursday    Read "A Long Walk to Water"

HW: Study for Africa map quiz tomorrow

Friday   Africa Map Quiz; Read "A Long Walk to Water"

HW: NONE


WEEK OF 2/26

Monday    Read ALWTW

Tuesday    Read ALWTW

Wednesday  Read ALWTW

Thursday   Read ALWTW

Friday   Read ALWTW


WEEK OF 3/5

Monday     Read ALWTW; Africa quiz Wednesday

HW: Study for Africa quiz 

Tuesday   Finish ALWTW: Africa Quiz Wednesday

HW: Study for Africa Quiz

Wednesday    Africa Quiz

HW: NONE

Thursday      The Lost Boys of Sudan

HW: NONE

Friday    The Lost Boys of Sudan

HW: NONE


WEEK OF 3/12  SPRING BREAK! HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

WEEK OF 3/19

Monday   ASIA MAP

HW: STUDY FOR ASIA MAP QUIZ ON FRIDAY

Tuesday   ASIA PREVIEW PAGES

HW: PREVIEW PAGES DUE MONDAY; STUDY FOR MAP QUIZ FRIDAY

Wednesday  ASIA LANDFORMS

HW: PREVIEW PAGES DUE MONDAY; STUDY FOR MAP QUIZ FRIDAY

Thursday   ASIA LANDFORMS

HW: PREVIEW PAGES DUE MONDAY; STUDY FOR MAP QUIZ TOMORROW

Friday   ASIA MAP QUIZ

HW: NONE


WEEK OF 3/26

Monday    India's History

HW: Read pgs. 822-827 and answer #1-3 on separate sheet of paper. Due Wed

Tuesday   India's History

HW: Read pgs. 822-827 and answer #1-3 on separate sheet of paper; Due tomorrow!

Wednesday  Ghandi

HW: NONE

Thursday  Ghandi

HW: NONE

Friday  NO SCHOOL. HAVE A GREAT EASTER!


WEEK OF 4/2

Monday   Ghandi DBQ

HW: NONE

Tuesday   Ghandi DBQ

HW: NONE

Wednesday  Burma/Myanmar; Buddhism

HW: Compare and Contrast Buddhism and Hinduism; due tomorrow 

Thursday  Timeline Project

HW: NONE

Friday  Timeline Project

HW: NONE


WEEK OF 4/9

Monday    Timeline Project

HW: Read pgs. 788-795 in green textbook and answer questions on p. 795 #3-5 - DUE WED

Tuesday  History of SE Asia

HW; Read pgs. 788-795 in green textbook and answer questions on p. 795 #3-5 - DUE WED

Wednesday  Vietnam

HW: NONE

Thursday    History of China

HW: NONE

Friday  History of China

HW: NONE


WEEK OF 4/16

Monday     Japan Notes; Study guide due Thursday for 5 extra points

HW: Work on Study guide due Thursday; study for test Friday

Tuesday    Korea notes; study guide due Thursday for 5 extra points

HW: work on study guide due Thursday; study for test Friday

Wednesday  Korea notes; study guide due tomorrow for 5 extra points

HW: work on study guide due tomorrow; study for test

Thursday   Review for test; study guide due

HW: study for test

Friday   Asia Test

HW: None


WEEK OF 4/23

Monday     Asia Project

HW: NONE

Tuesday  Asia Project

HW: NONE

Wednesday   Asia Project

HW: NONE

Thursday   Asia Project

HW: NONE

Friday  Asia Project

HW: NONE


WEEK OF 4/30

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WEEK OF 5/7

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WEEK OF 5/14

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WEEK OF 5/21

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WEEK OF 5/28

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TUTORIALS

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Tutorials

Mornings (except Tuesdays) and Afternoons by appointments. 

Grades

Daily/Homework - 20%

Quizzes/Projects - 30%

Tests - 50%

Text/HTML

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THANK YOU PARENTS FOR PROVIDING ALWTW BOOKS!