Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mesopotamia: The Civilization of Sumer (Day 2)

Appropriate Behavior with the Substitute  I'm sorry I couldn't be with you today. I fully expect you to be on your very best behavior with your substitute today. Please stay in your seats, stay focused on the work outlined here on the Blog, and, most importantly, treat your substitute with decency and respect. Remember, I can monitor your computer use from home and expect to see that you focused on your assignments and not goofing around.If you don't have a working Chromebook today, partner up with someone at your table and work with them. I expect to receive a positive report form the substitute upon my return. Students that choose to not to be their best selves today may receive serious consequences upon my return. Have a great day!

The Civilization of Sumer: Guided Reading  Today we will continue to learn about the early Mesopotamian civilization of Sumer. You will read an excerpt from your Social Studies workbook entitled The Civilization of Sumer - Reading, which you can find in your Social Studies Google Classroom. You will also record key information from the selection, using the document Facts About Sumerian Society, is also located in your Social Studies Google Classroom. Read the selection in small groups or individually and record important questions and answers on the document as you go.  

Academic Business Time  Tomorrow, several important assignments are due, including The Civilization of Sumer - Cognitive Content Dictionary and the 
Mesopotamia: From Nomads to Farmers EDpuzzle activity. If need be, you may use the remainder of class time to work on completing your assignments. Otherwise, you may use this time to silent read, take AR quizzes, read Newsela articles of your choice, or practice your typing.

Homework  (1.) Complete the Facts About Sumerian Society assignment, which is due next Friday, October 21(2.) Complete The Civilization of Sumer - Cognitive Content Dictionary and the Mesopotamia: From Nomads to Farmers EDpuzzle activity, both of which are due tomorrow, Friday, October 14

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