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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Vocab. Log Adjustment

Attention:

Skip the last four words on the vocabulary sheet.

Study Guide

Here it is folks.

It is the Microsoft Word version…just in case you would like to type in it.

Ancient Rome Study Guide

If you finish it, you’ll get a surprise.  ;)

Ancient Roman Text Polls

The Nick and Ryan Show – Episode 5

Attention Parents

Dear Parents,

Did you ever think that students would be texting in class? Well…the day has come when I ask the students to take out their cell phones and text in class. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week, I will ask your children to bring in their cell phones and text during a social studies lesson. They will be texting a free web service called Poll Everywhere. This service is free to use and will never charge your phone bill. I encourage you to check their website at www.polleverywhere.com and investigate for yourselves as I did prior to this lesson.

Even though this is a free service, standard text messaging rates from your cell phone carrier may apply. Some cell phone companies charge up to 20 cents for every text message, but many cell phone plans come with unlimited text messaging. If your cell phone plan does not include unlimited text messaging, I suggest your child leaves his or her cell phone in their locker.

Students will be answering questions that I created based on an activity related to the Ancient Rome unit of study. In the event that a cell phone is not available, I will have 2 computers up and running with a web version of the activity. No matter what, everyone will have the opportunity to participate in this interactive lesson.

Regards,

Mr. Granito

Grades are updated.

Grades have been updated in Genesis.  Please make note of your grade and any missing assignment. Be sure to get any missing assignments in to me as soon as possible.

Vote for Rutgers!!

Hey kids… The Center for Applied Psychology at Rutgers…my alma mater…is in the running to receive $250,000 from the Pepsi Company

Our school has the chance to receive some of that money!

Please visit this link and vote for Rutgers!!

Ancient Rome Begins

We are about to embark on our last unit of the year.  It is amazing that school is almost over!  I know you guys want it to be over, but we’ve had some fun times this year.

Anywho…the Ancient Rome unit begins tomorrow and we are going to have a jam packed couple weeks of learnin’ before we start our stop-motion project.

To get you ready for Rome…and stop-motion…check out this video made by a couple students last year. This shows the story of Romulus and Remus, which we’ll be reading on Wednesday.

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