Friday, March 24, 2017

Final Week of the Quarter

Just a reminder that next Friday (3/31) is the end of the quarter. The following week is Spring Break. I will not accept any late assignments after next Wednesday (3/29). I recommend using your weekend wisely.

Also, On Monday, March 27, Marshall MS will host a screening of Screenagers. Dinner will be provided by MCC and there will be a talkback after the film with parent educator, Candyce Bollinger.
6:00 - 6:30 - Dinner
6:30 - 7:40 - Viewing of Screenagers
7:40 - 8:30 - Parent talkback with Candyce

Please RSVP to the Marshall Community Council if you are going!

The following is a plot summary courtesy of IMDb:

Screenagers explores parental struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction and offers solutions to help kids find balance. Young people spend an average of 6.5 hours a day on cell phones, computers and other devices. That doesn't include the time they use screens for school and homework. 'Screenagers: How Much Screen Time is Healthy?' is a documentary that explores how much screen time is too much. Physician and mother of two Dr. Delaney Ruston became interested in this issue when her preteen started begging for a smart phone. Dr. Ruston saw other parents equally confused on how to balance technology with a young developing mind. She decided to delve deep into the science behind screen time to understand how it affects young people's minds and development. Through personal stories and input from leading researchers, Screenagers sheds light on the impact this screen time is having on kids. The documentary explores how learning, playing and socializing online affects teens' developing attention span, fragile self-esteem and moral instincts. Screenagers examines the real risks of failing in school, social isolation and digital addiction. Ultimately, the film explores solutions to handle screen time and provides parents with tools to help young people develop self-control and find balance in their digital lives.

Have a great weekend!
-Mr. H

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Women in the 1950s

Greetings Students of Greatness,

Please make sure to complete the chart and hypothesis for documents A and B regarding women in the 1950s. Tomorrow we will complete documents C and D and write our final claim. Other than that, keep studying for the upcoming States and Capitals test!

Mr. H

Friday, January 6, 2017

Ahhhh the Weekend!

No homework for the weekend, but you may want to begin brushing up for the States and Capitals test for 2nd Quarter. You never know when it might happen;-)

Have a fabulous weekend!
-Mr. H

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a relaxing break with some quality family time. We can definitely look back on 2016 as one for the ages - wow, what a crazy year. It will certainly be interesting to see how 2017 unfolds.

We are beginning our study of the Civil Rights Movement with a inquiry of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. For those of you who did not finish Round 1 of the activity and complete the claim for Document A, please do so tonight so that you are ready to move on to Document B tomorrow. Remember that your claim must include each component of R.A.C.E.

Good luck!
-Mr. H