Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday July 30, 2010

One day left until the term ends!

In class:

*Town hall meeting took place (good debate in each class)


1. Bring social studies binder to class on Monday.  Make sure all papers are in the appropriate tabs. (For Mr. Wong's class, see previous day.)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursday July 29, 2010

In Class:

-Shared town hall point of view with other students (edited and corrected)
-Organized binders (Wong's - part of class)

Mr. Wong's Binder (What should be in it)

Tab 1: Syllabus, Unit Overview of Term 1

Tab 2: Subsistence Economy & Class System Quiz, Kapu Quiz, Political, Social and Economic Worksheet, Kam I Effects after Unification Quiz, Sandalwood Traders Quiz, Whaling Industry and Missionary Quiz, 8 Major Effects Quiz

Tab 3: Make A Difference Summative and Reflection, Foreign Reasons for Coming Summative, Foreign Effects Summative

Tab 4: The House Reading, Note-taking Options, Powe Statements, Hawaii's Economic System Before Western Contact: Subsistence, Class System, Kapu System, Early Hawaiian Social System Tree Map, Old Man and Starfish, Achieve Article on Kamehameha I, Flow Map for Kamehameha Video, Kam I Effects After Unification, Kam I Effects Muli-flow Map, Kam I Review, The Sandalwood Trade, The Whaling Industry, Missionaries Come to Hawaii, Foreigners Coming to Hawaii Multi-flow Map, Overthrow of Kapu System, 8 Major Changes, Foreigners Coming to Hawaii and their Impact Review


-Prepare for Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July 28, 2010 Wedneday......

In class today...
1. Took the school summative.
2. Passed out the Foreigners in Hawaii Town Meeting. (to be uploaded as a link by 7:00 pm. - sorry unable to load at school)

1. Based on the role assigned, students need to write their reasons why foreigners should stay or be kicked out of Hawaii in 1823.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Jul7 27, 2010

In Class today....
1. Review for in class summative tomorrow.
2. Updated Binders

1. study for summative.

Monday, July 26, 2010

July 26, 2010 Monday

In Class today...
1. Reviewed rough drafts of Foreigner's Effects "I used to...but now I . . ." poems.
2. Collected Make a Difference Reflection & Evidence

1. Complete poem - due Tomorrow.

* Only 1 week left in Term 1!!! Mr. Wong Returns on Wednesday!!!
Aloha & Thank you Mr. Oi for stepping in!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

July 23, 2010, Friday

In class today:

1. Quiz on 8 Effects reading
2. Summative Foreigners' Effect on Hawaii
3. Started on the Graphic organizer for the I Used to...But now I Summative

1. Rough Draft of Poem - Finish Graphic Organizer
2. M.A.D. reflections (see yesterday's blog for reflection sheet)

July 22, 2010 Thursday

In class today:

1. Groupwork for 8 major changes.


1. Review notes on 8 major changes - Quiz tomorrow, Friday, 7/23

2. M.A.D. reflections and evidence due Monday 7/26.

July 21, 2010, Wednesday

In class today:

1. Collected Card #2

2. Reading 8 Major Changes. Notes in class, quick sketches for each of the 8 changes.

3. Quiz - Friday


3rd Card Advertisement due tomorrow, Thursday, 7/22.

July 20, 2010 Tuesday

In class today:

1. Collected Card #1

2. Passed back P,S, E worksheet. Reviewed Political, Social, and Economic concepts.

3. Reviewed Foreigner's Multi-flow maps (sandalwood traders, whalers, missionaries) and identified P,S,E effects.


Card Advertisement #2 Due tomorrow, Wednesday, 7/21

Card Advertisement #3 Due Thursday, 7/22

July 19, 2010 Monday

In class today...

1. Took quiz on Whalers & Missionaries

2. Quick check of rough drafts for postcard advertisements.

3. Passed out blank postcards.


Postcard #1 due tomorrow Tuesday, 7/20

Postcard #2 due Wednesday, 7/21

Postcard #3 due Thursday, 7/22

reminder: if you fail to turn in a postcard advertisement on time, you may not turn in any more.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July 16, 2010 Friday

3rd Week of term 1 has been completed!!!

In Class today:

1. Took quiz on the Whalers and Missionaries readings.

2. Checked and Filled in Multi-Flow Thinking Maps for Whalers/Missionaries.

3. Passed out Take Home Summative - Why Foreigners Came to Hawaii

4. Passed out Rough Draft Worksheet for summative.


Complete the rough drafts of Foreigner's Advertisement cards. This is due on Monday. Students may choose to do 1, 2, or all 3 foreign groups (sandalwood traders, whalers, and/or missionaries). The more groups, the higher the possible grade. Click on for visual directions.

* Camp Erdman/Fundraising forms due Monday.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July 15, 2010 Thursday

In class today....

1. Took quiz on Sandalwood trade.

2. Filled in Foreigners Multi-Flow map for Sandalwood traders.

2. Finished Whaler reading and note taking. (thinking map)

3. Passed out Missionary reading.
4. Progress Reports handed out. (Please ask your child for the report and sign)


1. Take notes on Missionary reading. Quiz tomorrow on both Whaler and Missionary - open notes.
2. Get Progress Report signed!
3. Camp Erdman/Fundraising forms due by Monday, July 19th, we will take them tomorrow as well.


July 14, 2010 Wednesday

In class today...
1. Took school summative on Kamehameha I Effects after unification.

2. Brief review of what happened after Kamehameha I dies - Liholiho Kamehameha II is new ruler, along with Kamehameha I's most influential wives - Keopualani and Ka'ahumanu.

Overthrow of the Kapu System reading past out , read in class - no notes needed.

3. Introduce new benchmark: Why did foreigners come to Hawaii and what were their impacts, socially, politically, and economically on Hawaii.

4. Started in class to read and take notes on Sandalwood trade.


1. Finish taking notes on Sandalwood trade, Quiz tomorrow.

July 13, 2010 Tuesday

In class today...
1. Students turned in Part 1 of their take home summative - Kamehameha Commemorative Plaque writing.
2. Worked on Kamehameha effects review sheet for tomorrow's in class school summative. The in class school summatives are the common assessments given to all 7th graders at MMS over specific benchmarks.

1. Study for summative.
2. Complete and have parent sign Make a Difference project planner (see Friday, July 9th - Making a Difference take home summative - Part 2). This is due tomorrow.

Monday, July 12, 2010

July 12, 2010 Monday

In class today....
1. Checked rough drafts of their Kamehameha effects writing.

1. Due tomorrow, final draft, may be typed or written out.
2. Due on Wednesday, their Make a Difference Planning sheet/Parent approval signature required.


Monday, July 5, 2010

July 9, 2010 Friday

Week #2 has finished!!!
In class today:
1. Took quiz on Kamehameha effects.
2. Reviewed the Multi-flow map (cause and effect) of Kamehameha I.
3. Passed out Tree Map - Graphic organizer - Pre-writing for rought draft.
3. Passed out and discussed take home summative assessment - Making a Diffence in History: Past and Present, Kamehameha Plaque Part I , Kamehameha Tree Map and Make a Difference Part II.

1. Due on Monday: Rough Draft of Kamehameha Plaque writing. Follow these steps: directions
2. Bring AR book to class.
3. See blog for examples of power number statement and transitions for Kamehameha draft.

***Final Draft due Tuesday 7/13/2010

July 8, 2010 Thursday

In class today:

1. Introduced the Multi-Flow Thinking Map (cause and effect).

2. Started Kamehameha Effects reading and started Kamehameha Multi-Flow Map - Causes side.

1. Notes on Kamehameha Effects reading
2. Kamehameha Multi-Flow Map - Fill in what you consider 3 Biggest Effects - Right side of chart
3. Prepare for Quiz on Kamehameha Effects reading.


July 7, 2010 Wedneday

In class today:

1. Continued flow chart map of day 1 of Kamehameha video.

Purpose: What were the important events/accomplishments of Kamehameha I

2. Finished video and flow chart map of events of Kamehameha's life.

1. TeenBiz article due on Thursday. (see July 6 post)

July 6, 2010 Tuesday

In class today:
1. Collected the Lex Brodie "Thank you very much" essays.

2. Collected P,S, & E HW

3. Reviewed the Social, Political, Economic Tree Map of Early Hawaii.

4 . Watched first part of video - Ancient Art of Hawaiian Lua (covers the rise and accomplishments of Kamehameha the Great and the Hawaiian Martial Arts - Lua.

- Students are to take notes - Kamehameha I Flow chart - of events in Kamehameha's life.

5. Students given their TeenBiz Account logins, and received in their inbox the assigned reading of Kamehameha I.
1. Login into your teen biz account, open email reading, take the short answer (multiple choice).

Print out results, bring to class by Thursday, July 8th. This should give students time to try logging in, report any problems, if any, and to take the multiple choice.

***Mr. Wong's classes are to return their grade reports tomorrow!!!!