HOMEWORK: Week of May 21st, 2018

This week we are working on >

6th Grade:

WORLD HISTORY>

Monday– India’s Empires: The Maurya Empire – Key Terms pg. 412

Tuesday– India’s Empires: The Maurya Empire – Reading Check pg. 413

Wednesday– India’s Empires: The Gupta Empire – Key Terms pg. 420

Thursday– NO HOMEWORK

Friday– FIELD DAY – WATER DAY!!!

P.E./HEALTH>

Monday– Key Settings in Nature – Essential Question

Tuesday– Personal Action Words – Key Terms

Wednesday– Community Connective Conversations – Reflective Response

Thursday– NO HOMEWORK

Friday– FIELD DAY – WATER DAY!!!

 

7th Grade:

CIVICS>

Monday– Foundations of Civics: The Meaning of Citizenship – Citizen’s Journal pg. 3

Tuesday– Foundations of Civics: What It Means To Be A Citizen – Key Terms pg. 4

Wednesday– Foundations of Civics: Rights, Duties, and Responsibilities – Reading Check pg. 7

Thursday– NO HOMEWORK

Friday– FIELD DAY – WATER DAY!!!

P.E./HEALTH>

Monday– Key Settings in Nature – Essential Question

Tuesday– Personal Action Words – Key Terms

Wednesday– Community Connective Conversations – Reflective Response

Thursday– NO HOMEWORK

Friday– FIELD DAY – WATER DAY!!!

 

8th Grade:

AMERICAN HISTORY>

Monday– Launching A New Nation: Essential Question pg. 280

Tuesday– Launching A New Nation: Washington Takes Office – Key Terms pg. 282

Wednesday– Launching A New Nation: The Birth of Political Parties – Key Terms pg. 290

Thursday– NO HOMEWORK

Friday– FIELD DAY – WATER DAY!!!

P.E./HEALTH>

Monday– Key Settings in Nature – Essential Question

Tuesday– Personal Action Words – Key Terms

Wednesday– Community Connective Conversations – Reflective Response

Thursday– NO HOMEWORK

Friday– FIELD DAY – WATER DAY!!!

HOMEWORK: Week of May 14th, 2018

This week we are working on >

6th Grade:

WORLD HISTORY>

Monday– Ancient Greek Civilization: War in Ancient Greece – Key Terms pg 274

Tuesday– Ancient Greek Civilization: War in Ancient Greece – Reading Check pg 276

Wednesday– Ancient Greek Civilization: War in Ancient Greece – Reading Check pg 277

Thursday– Study Guide: Ancient Greek Civilization

Friday– NO HOMEWORK

P.E./HEALTH>

Monday– Key Settings in Nature – Essential Question

Tuesday– Personal Action Words – Key Terms

Wednesday– Community Connective Conversations – Reflective Response

Thursday– Health Journal Entry: Sleep, Water, Nutrition

Friday– NO HOMEWORK

 

7th Grade:

CIVICS>

Monday– Foundations of Economics: Basic Economic System – Citizen’s Journal pg 329

Tuesday– Foundations of Economics: Principles of Market Economy – Key Terms pg 330

Wednesday– Foundations of Economics: Principles of Economy – Reading Check pg 331

Thursday– Study Guide: Foundations of Economics

Friday– NO HOMEWORK

P.E./HEALTH>

Monday– Key Settings in Nature – Essential Question

Tuesday– Personal Action Words – Key Terms

Wednesday– Community Connective Conversations – Reflective Response

Thursday– Health Journal Entry: Sleep, Water, Nutrition

Friday– NO HOMEWORK

 

8th Grade:

AMERICAN HISTORY>

Monday– An Age of Reform: Essential Question pg 412

Tuesday– An Age of Reform: Improving Society – Key Terms pg 414

Wednesday– An Age of Reform: Improving Society – Key People pg 414

Thursday–Study Guide: An Age of Reform

Friday– NO HOMEWORK

P.E./HEALTH>

Monday– Key Settings in Nature – Essential Question

Tuesday– Personal Action Words – Key Terms

Wednesday– Community Connective Conversations – Reflective Response

Thursday– Health Journal Entry: Sleep, Water, Nutrition

Friday– NO HOMEWORK

WELCOME TO PASSPORT SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018

Dear Parents or Guardians,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year at Passport.  I am excited to have your Middle School students in my Social Sciences and Physical Education classes.  Having worked in education for over 10 years at the K-12 levels as a Basketball Coach, Soccer Coach, Chess Coach, Robotics Coach, Student Government Lead, Fitness Instructor, Psychology/College Success Instructor, and now entering my 7th year teaching at Passport, having taught the varied subjects in the Middle Grades of Health, Mathematics, Physical Education, the Sciences & the Social Sciences, I know what it takes to be successful in these formative years.  It is my goal to pass on the appreciation and excitement I have for learning in a way that will help your student be successful in whatever he or she might choose.

My expectations include the following: your student comes prepared for class each day, ready to learn, and with respect for all. With your support, we will be able to create a safe and effective learning environment.

During the school year your student will be required to complete social science projects, including participation in the Passport Middle School Trip Around the World in October.  I will include dates for homework and assignments on my teacher website: http://8th.passportcharter.org/wp-admin/ .  As a Middle School team, we also intend to go on fun and educational field trips throughout the year.

Important Internet Resources (usernames and passwords will be provided as necessary):

  • Progress Book (grades, missing work, etc.) progressbook.ocps.net
  • Pearson (Middle Grades Social Science) successnetplus.com
  • Orange County Library (kids connect – homework/test assistance) ocls.info
  • My email: rburke@passportcharter.org
  • Passport Charter School Website: passportcharter.org

Working together, I’m sure this will be an exciting, fun and successful year.  I look forward to working with you and your student.  Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you for all your support.

Sincerely,

Mr. Burke

rburke@passportcharter.org