Wednesday, April 18, 2012


The Social Studies TAKS Test has been moved up four days! It was originally scheduled for Friday the 27th, but it will now be on Monday the 23rd. Please make sure you prepare over the weekend.

Please watch these short review videos:
World History -
U.S. History -

You can also help prepare by taking another practice exam from the years past:
2009 Test -
2006 Test -
2003 Test -

If you like playing the review games, here is the link:

And if you want to practice for all three of your subjects, here's a link to the science and math practice tests as well:

We've been working hard all year, now it's time to show off our knowledge. You will do great on the test on Monday. Take your time, read through the questions carefully, use the process of elimination and make your best educated guesses. Remember, our goal isn't to just pass, it's to earn commended! Get some rest and make sure to review over the weekend!!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Unit 8 Test

We have just begun our eighth unit of the year in world history. Unit 8 will cover the Industrial Revolution as well as the Age of Imperialism. This is an exciting unit because we are getting closer to modern times, and the students always show a little more interest in these later topics. As of now, we are scheduled to test on Tuesday, February 28. The students will receive their study guide two days ahead of testing. Please ensure that they complete this to better prepare for the test. This will be our last summative grade for the third quarter, so this could really make or break several of our students.

Just a heads up, our first TAKS test of the year will be on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. This is the ELA Test (English Language Arts). It is a long one. Students can bring snacks since we will be testing until 1:00pm. The rest of the TAKS tests are not until mid/late-April.

Friday, January 27, 2012

French Revolution

If you were unable to finish in class, here is the answer bank for the bottom half of your French Revolution Timeline and Events Organizer...

Don't forget that your Napoleon Questions are also due on Tuesday! Enjoy your three-day weekend!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Medieval Times Field Trip!

If you are coming with us on the Medieval Times field trip, you know who you are, don't forget to make your payment to the Lady Under the Stairs. The total cost is $31. Bring the receipt she gives you to me and then you're on the bus. The field trip will be on Friday, February 10th. The buses leave the busloop at 7:00am sharp! Expect to be back to school just before 5:00pm, so please arrange for rides. We can't wait so see the tournament!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Upcoming Travel Opportunity!!!

I will be offering a travel opportunity to Washington D.C. this summer! The trip is through the Close Up foundation. See the handout for more information...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

3rd Quarter Project - ABC Book

I will be introducing our 3rd Quarter project tomorrow, Monday. This project will count for two test grades and will be due at the end of class on Friday, before our three-day weekend (MLK Jr.). Please encourage your child to do their best and turn in a quality project as this will set their grade up for the new quarter. See below for a rubric and project details...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Unit 6 Test

We have now started our last unit of the first semester. We will be unable to test until second semester, but we still need to get started. Unit 6 is titled the Age of Change, and it covers the Age of Exploration, the Early Americas, and the Scientific Revolution/Enlightenment. The test is scheduled for January 5, 2012. It will be difficult having winter break in the middle of this unit, but as long as students complete their study guide and review the material, they should still be successful on test day.

We will be doing a project over this unit that following week in January. More to come when it gets closer...

Good luck on finals next week!!!