State Name: State Nickname: State Capital: Other Important Cities: State Flower: State Bird: State Motto: Population: Highest elevation: Lowest elevation: Landforms: State Flag:
Salt Map Project
We are going to make a Salt Map of the state that you chose in class. For this project, you will need: -A Map of the state you chose (We will print this in class on Friday) -A large cereal box (brought from home) -Salt, Flour and water (provided by Ms. Meghan) -Acrylic or watercolor paint -Paintbrushes (you should already have these at school. If not, please bring them in.) -Scissors -Glue We...
Please bring a large cereal box to school with you on Friday to begin working on our Final Project!
Don’t forget! If you received a quiz last week with a * in the top corner, you must get that quiz signed by a parent and brought back to our class next week. You must also use your notes in your notebooks to fix the answers that you had incorrect. Please take the time to look in your notebooks to find the answers, rather than “finding them” from your friends’ quizzes. ...
For the quiz tomorrow, be sure to study all of the notes in the following sections of your notebook: Heading West/Westward Expansion Reasons why people moved west How people moved west What life was like on the Oregon Trail Abraham Lincoln Why was he an important US President? When was he president? What president was he? California Gold Rush What year did it take place? How...
Quiz Next Friday 09/07
Both 4A and 4B will have their first quiz this period next Friday. Here are the quiz contents: -Heading West/Westward Expansion -Life on the Oregon Trail -Abraham Lincoln -California Gold Rush Don’t forget, we’ll be panning for gold on Monday! We might get a little dirty, so come prepared. We’ll review for the quiz on Tuesday.
Oregon Trail Online →
*You may have to install a plug-in in order to play this game. Pretend you are an American Pioneer heading West in the 1800s. Make decisions that pioneers had to make about buying supplies, feeding your family, navigating the trail and tending to your oxen in order to reach Oregon safely!
Jeopardy Review Game →
Play this Jeopardy Review Game to practice for your final exam! 4A- Exam is tomorrow, July 24 4B- Exam is Thursday, July 26
Drought on the Mississippi River →
Can you believe that the Mighty Mississippi River is over three times smaller than it was last year because a drought has occurred in the Midwest? How do you think this affects the areas around the Mississippi River? (*This is not an assignment. I am only sharing this article because it relates to the topics in our class. Still, think about the consequences!)
Exam Contents- (4A 24/07; 4B 26/07)
Here are the contents for the period 3 Final Exam: -Abbreviations of the Midwestern States -Names and locations of the 5 Great Lakes and the Mississippi, Ohio and Missouri Rivers -Midwestern Landforms (Great Lakes, Black Hills, Interior Plains) -Farming in the Midwest -How location (far from the ocean) and geography (plains) affect the weather in the Midwest -How weather (tornadoes and...
Homework for 4B Only:
Use page 222 to answer these questions: -What landforms do you see in the Midwest? -Why do you think there are so many farms? -What midwestern states border the Mississippi River?
US States and Geography Link! →
Use this link to practice the names and locations of the eastern US states!
Eastern US States quiz
Your quiz on the abbreviations and locations of the 23 Eastern US States has been moved to next Tuesday (4A) and next Thursday (4B). Please take this opportunity to study, study, study!
The Mighty Mississippi
We have been studying about the Southeastern United States and the importance of the Mississippi River. We will have a quiz next Monday (4A) and next Thursday (4B) on what we have learned. The quiz will include: -Ways people use rivers -State abbreviations -Tributaries of the Mississippi River -Vocabulary words: tributary, source, mouth, river basin
I am missing State Fact sheets from the following students: 4A: Maria Alejandra, Milton, Jose Alejandro, Loren, Jose Eduardo and Heydi 4B: Karin Please turn these in tomorrow in order to get credit for this assignment!
4A- Get your project grades signed tonight please!
Just to clear up any confusion, this poster is your final project! You do not have an exam, your project will count for your final grade. Please make sure on Monday that you have: -A photo or map of your state -A photo of the state bird -A photo of the state flower -Other photos of your state It is important that these projects are completed in class. Pictures can be printed at home but you...
TCS Portal de Español →
Want to see what your counterparts at The Children’s School in San Diego do in class on a weekly basis? Check out their Spanish class blog here.
Your homework (4A- due next Monday, 4B- due next Thursday) is to decide what you would like to create for your NE State Project (a brochure? a poster? a 3-d model?). You must have an image of your state, the state bird, the state flag and the state flower. You may add other images as well. Begin bringing in materials and pictures that you want to use to create your project. We will be making these...
Information on Climate
In order to find relatively easy-to-decipher information on the climate of your state, follow these instructions: Go to Google.com Type in ‘city data (your state name) climate’ ex: ‘city data pennsylvania climate‘ Click the first link (city-data.com/states/Pennsylvania-Climate.html)
Northeastern States- Final Project
Today in class you received the project guidelines for your final project. Your guidelines look something like this: For this project, you will investigate a state in the Northeast region of the United States. We will be using the book and going to the library to collect research. You will create a visual representation (a poster, a brochure, a 3-dimensional model, etc.) of your state and...
World Atlas →
Use this website to search for information on the landforms of your state. (Go to the search box in the upper right-hand corner and type in the name of your state. Then click the link that says (State Name) Landform map
State Climates →
Use this link to find information about the climate of your state
50 States Info →
Use this link to collect information for your state project.
Northeast Climate →
Quiz on Friday
Friday’s quiz will consist of the following: Landforms: plateau, basin, ocean, coast, river, lake, mountain, plain, peninsula, island, hill Vocabulary: climate, population, landform, rural, urban, suburban Northeastern States: New England and Mid-Atlantic state names
United States Regional Map →
We will be using this map to study and learn the different regions of the United States.
Final Exam Contents
Here are the contents of next week’s final Social Studies exam for period 1: Vocabulary: map, map key, scale, symbol, label, title, political map, historical map, physical map, cardinal directions, intermittent directions, compass rose Map Skills: Using the cardinal directions, using a scale, reading a map The final exam will take place next Tuesday, March 13 for 4A and next Thursday...
Regional Map of CAS
This week, we began taking the information that we collected as a class about the school campus and using it to make regional maps. Students are working in small groups to use the skills we have been learning about to map the Northwest, Northeast, Southeast and Southwest regions. Here are the expectations for the project: Maps will include: -All of the buildings in that region -All of the...
Estimados padres de familia, Esta nota es para aclarar cualquier confusión que pueda existir sobre el sistema de calificaciones en mis clases de Language Arts (Advanced) y Social Studies (grados 4 y 5) . Las calificaciones de estas clases las estoy publicando en Thinkwave utilizando puntos netos y no sobre cien puntos o porcentaje. Por ejemplo, en la categoría de exámenes, un examen vale 30...
Map Scales →
Check out this link for some more information about using map scales. We will begin making our regional school maps (to scale) this week!
Cardinal Directions Game →
Want more practice using the cardinal directions? Play this game and use the cardinal directions to find Nemo!
This week we began talking about regions. We took our first mini-field trip to the northwest region of campus and wrote down all of the buildings that should be included in a map of the northwest region. Next week, we will explore the southwest, northeast and northwest regions of CAS, before we work in groups to create regional campus maps.