Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Field Trip...

We're discovering all of Europe right now in World Geography and what better way to experience some European culture is to go do some food tasting. So Monday, October 5th, we will taking a lunch field trip to Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe located right by Madison Hospital. Please return permissions slips to Mrs. Smith by Friday, October 2nd, in preparation for our outing. To know what you'd like to order before you get there the link HERE is the pdf of the menus I handed out in class. I'm certainly looking forward to trying some Greek food.

Pumpkin Atlas...

Who would have thought you can take a pumpkin and paint it like a globe.Well, that is exactly what we are doing in 11th and 12th World Geography! Today we started this exciting new project, all in preparation for decorations for our Thanksgiving around the world dinner, November 25th! Can't wait to see what they will look like! The possibilities are endless!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Thirteen Colonies Bulletin Board...

Last Friday, the 9th and 10th US History class finished their second project of this semester: a bulletin board on the thirteen colonies.  When I first handed out the syllabus for this project I had given them an idea of what I was expecting but gave creative license for their design. As always they took it above and beyond. Introducing the original Thirteen Colonies divided into the New England, Middle and Southern Colonies...

For each colony the students were to divide them up amongst themselves and create a travel brochure, identifying them....

 ...and including some fun facts and photos .
Way to go class! With the exception of a few things here and there you really did hit it out of the park!

Monday, September 28, 2015

BONUS: Can You Find...

It's definitely time for another bonus. In the spirit of the fall season (and my favorite pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks) be on the lookout for the fall/coffee picture above in one of my posts this week. When you do, look for it as a bonus on one of your quizzes! Happy hunting!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Sure Way to Get a 0%...

Below is an excerpt of answers from a student's test (certainly not one from MBA). I'm sure none of my students would ever attempt answers like these...

Q-1: In which battle did Napoleon die?
A: His last battle

Q-2: Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
A: At the bottom of the page

Q-3: River Ravi flows in which state?
A: liquid

Q-4: What is the main reason for divorce?
A: Marriage

Q-5: What is the main reason for failure?
A: Exams

Q-6: What can you never eat for breakfast?
A: Lunch & Dinner

Q-7: What looks like half an apple?
A: The other half

Q-8: If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what will it become?
A: Wet

Q-9: How can a man go eight days without sleeping?
A: He sleeps at night

Q-10: How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
A: You will never find an elephant that has one hand.

Q-11: If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in the other hand, what would you have?
A: Very large hands

Q-12: If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
A: No time at all, the wall is already built

Q-13: How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
A: Any way you want. Concrete floors are very hard to crack.

Friday, September 18, 2015

A Taste of India...

We may not be able to travel to the countries we are studying in World Geography but we can at least try a little taste from them.  Like this wonderful curry dish that Mrs. Snider so generously made for our class to sample...
The smell itself was delicious and after everyone was able to fill their bowl not once, but twice...
...we settled in to savor every bite. Smiles, Anyone?
*sigh* World Geography is AWESOME! So who's up to bring the next dish to sample?

Change in Physics Assignment...

Physics quiz Monday over section B!

For Friday night's homework in Physics (September 18, 2015) please complete the following chapter review questions from p. 69-70 of the textbook:

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I know that this looks like ALOT of problems but several of them are choosing the best answering from the graph and do not require any of the three equations of motion. We will be working some of those in class. This will count as a grade so do your best!

Questions? Be sure and ask!!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Physics Homework Problem...

Just in case you wanted to check and make sure you wrote the Physics problem down correctly from class today, I though that I would go ahead and post it again here:

You are in Paris, 50. m on an Eiffel Tower support leg observation deck. If you throw a euro downward at a velocity of -1.0 m/s, how long would it take the coin to hit the ground?

So being that this problem originates in Paris, I just had to share one of my favorite photos of the Eiffel Tower in the fall. 

I look forward to seeing how you apply the equations for motion!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BONUS: Can You find the image...

This week be on the lookout for a globe of national flags (pictured above) hidden somewhere on my blog. And no, this post is not the answer. Can you find where it's at? Keep up to date on what's going on here on my blog and you just may earn yourself an easy five point bonus on the next quiz!

Monday, September 7, 2015

No School...

Enjoy your day off of school and come back refreshed and ready to go! Happy Labor Day!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Travel Brochure Projects...

As promised here are a few links for those student's who are creating travel brochures for both World Geography and US History.

For Brochure Folding:
For Ideas for Information Included in Your Brochure:
I hope these will be the starting point for creating your brochure, whether it's for World Geography and your Asian country or US History and the thirteen colonies. Happy creating!

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Explorer and His Ship Project...

Our last project in US History dealing with an explorer and his ship turned out fabulously!! Let's just say that each student set the bar high for any other project we do this year. Take at look at these:

There was a Lego ship complete with fighting sailors, ready to set sail with Marco Polo as he heads for the Far East...

Here we are heading off into the sunset...
 Hernando Cortes was just out reach of these hostile natives....
 Amerigo Vespucci and De Soto were fit to head off around the world....
So proud of each of these students! Their creativity surpassed my expectations. I love thinking out side the box! Way to go, 9th and 10th!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Salt Dough Recipe...

These last few days my classes have been busy working on their projects for our first chapters in both World Geography and US History. I am certainly excited about seeing these projects take shape! Today I want to share the Salt Dough recipe used for making landforms. Here goes:

What you will need:
1 cup salt
2 cups flour
3/4 cups of water

1.  In a large bowl mix salt and flour together.

2.  Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency. Slowly add more water until the desired consistency.

3.  Turn the dough onto the counter and kneed with your hands until smooth and combined.

4. Store in air tight container.