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Contact Information

  • trevor.johnson@springbranchisd.com
  • (713) 251-4400
  • My conference period is 4th Period
  • Regular Schedule 11:20-12:10
  • Advisory Schedule 11:44-12:28

About Me

  1. I began my college career playing basketball at Schreiner University before transferring to Sam Houston State University to finish my degree. I majored in History with a minor in Secondary Education. I will also be coaching basketball and soccer this year! 
  2. I am very EXCITED to begin this school year, as this is my first year teaching in SBISD!
  3. I hope to assimilate into the SBMS community and build relationships with the students, staff, and parents!


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 ONLINE U.S. HISTORY BOOK: 


8th Grade Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books:

Website:  https://my.hrw.com/

Username: normal login with @springbranchisd.com

Password: sb+Lunch Number

Works with iPads and other tablets.

 
 

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WELCOME TO 8th GRADE U.S. HISTORY 1607-1877!!

2016-2017 Supply List for ALL 8th grade Social Studies Classes. Please check this website for weekly planning activities and expectations, test days, due dates for projects & reviews, current documents, and web links. The daily activities in the Interactive Notebook are reflective - the more YOU put into it, the MORE you will get out of it! YOU WILL NOT PASS THIS COURSE WITHOUT YOUR INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK. Have it with you every class day!

 

 Ms. Schaper, Mrs. Wilhide, Mrs. Hudek, and Coach Johnson will expect students to bring supplies DAILY to Class:

  1. SBMS Planner
  2. Mead Composition Notebook for Interactive Student Notebook (9-3.4” X 7-1/2”) Wide Ruled ONLY (Bring TWO at the beginning of school) YOU will need ONE for the second semester!
  3. Map Pencils – at least 12 – sharpened, ready for class (NO Markers!)
  4. Notebook paper – wide rule or college ruled paper will be accepted.
  5. Blue and Black pens (only) – NO gel pens! (You will need BOTH colors!)
  6.  #2 pencils with erasers
  7. Small manual pencil sharpener that fits in pencil bag.
  8. Glue Sticks (5-8 each semester)
  9. Small Scissors  that will fit in pencil bag
  10. Red pen for grading and corrections
  11. 2 highlighters in various colors
  12. Binder/ Notebook with one Divider designated for U.S. History Divider
  13. 4  “Post-It” Notes in 2 sizes: 1-1/2” x 2” and 3” x 3” in various colors
  14. OUR ROOMS ARE ALWAYS COLD –Prepare for this in advance with proper clothing
  15. *One box of Kleenex Tissues * OR 6 glue sticks (Bring at the beginning of each semester for classroom sharing)

Other supplies MAY be needed throughout the year for projects, such as sharpies, posters, flash drives, etc.  Advance notice will be given before these supplies are needed.

 
    All students should arrive to class on time and with their Interactive Notebook.This year the current 8th grade textbook, Texas: United States History, will be expected to be brought to class every day.
  All students are REQUIRED to write in their planner daily. There will always be something written for every Social Studies entry. STAY current with your planner! We do have regular Planner Quizzes every 9-weeks! Writing in your Planner DAILY will be the key to time management and therefore SUCCESS in History. Planners will also be used as restroom passes, so use them wisely!
 
   The curriculum for this class is demanding and fast-paced. Please plan for and expect homework EVERY NIGHT and some weekends.  This could range from 15-45 minutes depending on the individual student's use of class time.
  

Homework

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U.S. History Planner!





Monday

8/21

Homeroom Schedule


TODAY:

  • WELCOME! Goodbye Summer! HELLO BEARS!!!
  • All about your new history teacher!!!
  • SBMS Rules- classroom, conduct, dress code, DISTRICT CELL PHONE POLICY
  • U. S. History Class Syllabus
  • Planner Requirements- DON’T HAVE IT? YOU DON’T LEAVE! AND DON’T FORGET…10, 15! 

ASSIGNMENT: Parent Signature on class syllabus for 100 Daily grade. Due Wednesday 8/23. Bring composition notebook to class tomorrow.


Tuesday

8/22

Homeroom Schedule

Textbooks will be given to students TOMORROW through SCIENCE classes

DUE TODAY: Class Syllabus with Parent Signature

TODAY:

  • “A Pep Talk” by Kid Presidenthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-gQLqv9f4o
  • All about your new history teacher!!!
  • IN Guidelines handed out. READ, get signed tonight!
  • Who am I? 6 questions that will tell me a little about you. 

ASSIGNMENT: IN Guidelines signed by a parent for 100 due tomorrow 8/23


Wednesday

8/23

Homeroom Schedule (8th Grade Assembly)

Textbook Pickup in Science Classes Today


DUE TODAYSyllabus / IN Guidelines

TODAY:

  • PREVIEW Assignment for Outside Covers of IN- due Thurs. 8/31. START NOW!! Follow Directions EXACTLY!! NO Computer pics! Explore your CREATIVE side! Assignment may be found on Teacher Portal.
  • Time in class to work on Outside Covers. USE Textbook Correlations (Back of Outside Cover) for PREVIEWING. COLOR! CREATIVE! No more than 3 quotes. LABEL ALL people and quotes

ANNOUNCEMENT: BRING INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK TO CLASS TOMORROW!!!

ASSIGNMENT: Bring ALL supplies including planner, interactive notebooks, and colored Pencils to class EVERY DAY!


 


Thursday

8/24

Homeroom Schedule 



DUE TODAY: Signed Class Syllabus / IN Guidelines due

TODAY:

  • Set up IN: REMINDER – DO NOT number pages in IN! We do this as we do assignments. DO NOT NUMBER AHEAD!
  • Proficiency Scale Per Unit- Own Your Own Thinking!
  • Hand out Title Page Directions/ How To Make an A on a Map
  • Time in class to work on Outside Covers. USE Textbook Correlations (Back of Outside Cover) for PREVIEWING. COLOR! CREATIVE! No more than 3 quotes. LABEL ALL people and quotes 

ASSIGNMENT: IN Outside Covers due 8/31–Follow directions- LABEL the people! Document quotations! (Quiz Grade)


Friday

8/25

Homeroom Schedule 



DUE TODAY: 
Signed Class Syllabus / IN Guidelines due

TODAY:

  • What was the impact of slavery on North America? On African-American culture?
  • Introduction of Slavery to America Vocabulary #1-4,Textbook pages 27, 59, 60, and 93 for definitions. Define on RIGHT side of IN, pg 2 and Illustrate EACH term on LEFT side of IN, pg. 1.

ASSIGNMENT: Complete illustrations on IN page 1. IN Outside Covers due Thursday 8/31 for QUIZ grade. Follow ALL directions on Outside Cover Preview Activity Sheet.


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 Student Tutorial Schedule: 

US HISTORY: 

Monday - Mrs. Hudek 3:40-4:25 Room 203

Tuesday- Coach Johnson 3:40-4:25 Room 208

Wednesday -Mrs. Wilhide 7:45- 8:20 Room 204

Thursday- Ms. Schaper 3:40-4:25 Room 205

 

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