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Welcome To Ms. Schaper's History Class!

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WELCOME TO 7th GRADE TEXAS HISTORY & 8th GRADE U.S. HISTORY 1607-1877 

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! 

 
    All students should arrive to class on time and with their Interactive Notebook and Textbook every day. 
  
  All students are REQUIRED to write in their planner daily the homework assignment. 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.
 
   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. 

 

 


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About Me

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Howdy! My name is Katie Schaper and I am a recent graduate of Texas A&M Univeristy. I majored in Interdisciplinary studies 4-8 Social Studies and English, and minored in Theatre and History. I completed my student teaching at SBMS and was a long term substitute here for the Spring 2016 semester. I grew up in the Spring Branch area, and I am very excited to serve the community that has given so much to me!

katherine.Schaper@springbranchisd.com





Supplies

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U.S. and TX HISTORY STUDENT SUPPLIES (Bring 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)
  3. Map Pencils – at least 12 – sharpened, ready for class (NO Markers!)
  4. Notebook paper – WIDE ruled only, NO college ruled paper will be accepted.
  5. Blue and Black BALLPOINT 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. MY ROOM IS 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 required throughout the year for projects, such as Sharpie Marker, Poster Board, Flash drives, etc.  Advance notice will be given before these supplies are needed.

Weekly Classwork/Homework Texas History

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Copy the Assignment (GREEN) into your Planner DAILY!

Monday

9/25

TODAY:
  • Continue working on review for Geography Unit Test
  • Class review competition
  • Set up next unit in Interactive Notebook

ASSIGNMENT- Continue working on Review for Geography Unit Test – DUE TOMORROW FOR A QUIZ GRADE!!!!!!

Tuesday

9/26

DUE TODAY: Geography Review

TODAY:

  • Geography Unit Test
  • Begin working on Early Explores Title Page IN pg 2
  • Preview the next unit by creating a title page in your IN

ASSIGNMENT –  Continue working on Early Explorers Title Page DUE TUESDAY 10/3 FOR A QUIZ GRADE!!!!!!

Wednesday

9/27

TODAY
  • Review missed answers for Geography Unit Test
  • Continue working on Early Explorers Title Page IN pg 2

ASSIGNMENT-  Continue working on Early Explorers Title Page DUE TUESDAY 10/3 FOR A QUIZ GRADE!!!!!! Complete Retest Assignment if you scored below a 70 – DUE TOMORROW!!!!!

Thursday

9/28

DUE TODAY: Test Corrections

TODAY:

  • Illustrated Vocab #1-5 IN pg 3
  • Vocabulary Definitions IN pg 4
  • Create illustrations to help you recall the definitions of unit vocabulary.

ASSIGNMENT- Complete Vocabulary definitions, sentences and illustrations – DUE TOMORROW!!!!!  Continue working on Early Explorers Title Page DUE TUESDAY 10/3 FOR A QUIZ GRADE!!!!!!

Friday

9/29IN Pg 14) es 5)

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DUE TODAY: Illustrated Vocab #1-5

TODAY:

  • Illustrated Vocab #6-10 IN pg 5
  • Vocabulary Definitions IN pg 6
  • Create illustrations to help you recall the definitions of unit vocabulary.

ASSIGNMENT: Complete Illustrated Vocab – DUE MONDAY FOR A DAILY GRADE!!!! Continue working on Early Explorers Title Page DUE TUESDAY 10/3 FOR A QUIZ GRADE!!!!!!

Tutorials Texas History

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Baker #206- Tuesdays after school

Perez #207- Mondays after school

Schaper #205- Wednesday after school

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Tutorials U.S. History

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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

Weekly Classwork/Homework U.S. History

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Monday

9/25

DUE TODAY:  Exploration, Settlement & Colonization Test Review for 100 Quiz grade. NO Reviews accepted after tomorrow – NO exceptions.

TODAY:

  • REVIEW for TEST
  • Check answers in class together for test review. Make corrections to YOUR test review & Colonies Summary Chart
  • KAHOOT game. BEST behavior.  2-3 students may use one phone so everyone can play. 

REMINDER – enter your player name as your first name and last name initial.

ASSIGNMENT: STUDY for Settlement & Colonization TEST tomorrow. Bring your OWN #2 pencil for test!   

Tuesday

9/26

Open House!

Due Today: Late Test Reviews accepted ONLY today for 80.

NO LATE Reviews will be accepted AFTER today- TEST day.

TODAY:

  • TEST Today – NO talking ALL period!! Follow directions on Active Board for entering test answers onto computer.

YOU NEED TO WRITE ON THE TEST!! SHOW YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS!!!

  • TURN IN HALF SHEET OF PAPER OF NOTES
  • Set-Up New Table of Contents Page for Unit 2: American Revolution
  • PREVIEW American Revolution Unit by creating a Title Page on IN pages C and D. (AFTER TABLE OF CONTENTS) PREVIEW Textbook pages 98-144. Follow directions on handout EXACTLY. Use BOTH pages, center the title, and include color!

ASSIGNMENT:  American Revolution Title Page- due MONDAY9/19. Quiz grade!

Wednesday

9/27

TODAY:

  • Unit 1 Retest Assignment given to those students scoring BELOW 70.  Parent Signature REQUIRED.  Follow directions carefully on slip handed out in class.  DUE Wednesday 10/4

  • Unit I Test Corrections - on IN p. 15 and 16 FOLLOW DIRECTIONS on ActivBoard to dissect and  investigate HOW to get the correct answer of the most commonly missed questions from the test yesterday.
  • Made 100 on the Test?  Write “I made 100” across both IN pages 1-2

 

ASSIGNMENT: CHECK your IN for complete assignments and all illustrations colored for pages 1-_______ . IN will be graded for 9-weeks TEST grade on October_______ .

Thursday

9/28

DUE TODAY: American Revolution title page due today for quiz grade.

TODAY:

  • Self-Governing in the Colonies Vocab. #1-5. READ textbook pages 72,77,78-79,82, 127-128 for this group of vocabulary words.

Define all terms on the RIGHT side, p._____ and Illustrate each term on the LEFT side, p.____ Start in class, complete for homework.

ASSIGNMENT: Self-Governing Vocab. #1-5 with illustrations due TOMORROW. READ textbook pages first!!

REMINDER: Unit 1 Retest Assignment due 10/4 Wednesday

Friday

9/29

DUE TODAY:  Self-Governing Vocabulary #1-5 with Illustrations.  

TODAY:

  • Use Flipchart to check Self-Governing Vocab.  definitions using sticky notes or red pen to make corrections and additions.
  • American Revolution Vocabulary #1-8 - Define on the RIGHT side of IN and illustrate on the LEFT side. Use COLOR and thought for illustrations. Keep definitions on the RIGHT, illustrations on the LEFT. Start in class & complete for homework.  IN pages ______.

REMINDER: REMINDER: Unit 1 Retest Assignment due 10/4 Wednesday

ASSIGNMENT: Am. Rev. Vocab. #1-8 due MONDAY WITH illustrations.