Heirloom Project

Dear Parents and Guardians, Today I am introducing the Heirloom project. Students will be doing the research for this project as purposeful and relevant homework: – choose a family heirloom or artifact – ask relatives about the object, its purpose/function, how it came to be in the family, why it was passed on through the […]

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Unit 2: Archaeology and Early Humans Overview

Essential Questions to be answered as we navigate this inquiry based unit. How does archaeology provide knowledge of early human life? How does the availability or scarcity of resources affect the settlement of people? _____________________________________________________________________________________ These are the three main topics of the unit. More information will be forthcoming as we get deeper into the […]

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The Lie

On Friday we watched “The Lie.” It was made by a fourth grade teacher and his students about how others judge them based on their race and skin color. I then had students back channel their thoughts on Padlet. Needless to say, it was beyond powerful and emotional. Please be advised, while I am very […]

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IB Learner Profile Assignment

Please click the slideshow below to learn more about our IB learner profile.  Students are to identify 4 IB learner profiles they best represent and explain why they exemplify that specific trait. This assignment is due Friday, September 30th.  They can complete the assignment in Google Classroom.  If you do not have access to technology at […]

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Geography Quiz Friday

On Friday, September 23rd, my scholars will have their first geography quiz. The following information will be covered; Vocabulary – geography, latitude, longitude, Prime Meridian, continents, map key, primary source, secondary source, historical map, compass rose, land form, temperate, and scale.  PLEASE NOTE students have been working on their vocabulary in Google Classroom, so they can access the […]

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Choose Love Overview

Please click the link below for helpful information regarding the “Choose Love” Social and Emotional Curriculum we are implementing in Rippowam Middle School this year. More information will be forthcoming as we dive deeper into this important initiative. choose-love-curriculum-presentation-key

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