"There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live..."

--John Adams

Friday, August 11, 2017

Week 1: Aug. 14-18, 2017

Welcome to #Davis8 Class of 2018!  We've got a long and fun year ahead of us, and it all starts here...This is the home for the classroom so please save this blog as a favorite.  I look forward to a great year and let's have some fun!

Day 1
In Class: First Quiz of the Year...Syllabus...
HW:  Get syllabus signed...National Parks Project
Notes: National Parks Project due Aug. 23

Day 2
In Class: National Parks Intro...First Project: National Parks!  National Parks Project
HW:  Get syllabus signed...National Parks Project
Notes: National Parks Project due Aug. 23

Day 3
In Class: US Geography... US Geography
HW:  Get syllabus signed...National Parks Project
Notes: National Parks Project due Aug. 23

Day 4
In Class: Syllabus due...  Begin European Exploration and Colonization 1400s...
HW:  National Parks Project due Monday, Aug. 21...
Notes: National Parks Project due Aug. 23

Friday, June 2, 2017

Last Post of the Year Class of 2017...

To the Class of 2017, in the words of a teacher I grew up watching on TV as a child never realizing that I might possibly be one. I leave you with this...

"Believe in yourselves. Dream. Try. BE Good... I love you all. Class dismissed."

Tuesday, May 30, 2017



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Final Exam and Final Grades

Hey Gang!  Here's the scoop with the Final Exam, Research Paper, and Final Grades...

-Your Final Exam was worth two test grades and is in the grade book.  IF you gave me your number of A for the Days then the grade in the grade book reflects that, which might not be the same number as written on your test.  You may take your copy of the Final Exam home with you if you would like.  I threw out one question from the test so everyone got an extra point...You're welcome

-Your Research Paper grades are posted...please come by and get those when you get the chance...The paper is two test grades in my class and one test grade in Ms. Fields' class.  Add the total number of points from her rubric and the total number of points from my rubric = 100 pts.

-Fave Five Projects..They were AWESOME this year!  I would like to keep some of them and if you really wish to have yours back please let me know...The ones on the wall outside my classroom I would like to keep them there unless you want them back...

-Final grades are posted as is...If you are missing something in the grade book after May 10, it is too late to turn it in.  You've had all trimester to turn in your late work.  Turning in your late work now is like putting out a forest fire with a squirt gun...It ain't gonna help.

...Remember that 50 lbs is the maximum, it's not a suggestion or a goal.  I'll see you tomorrow morning because we're going on a big trip...

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Final Exam...

This is how you should enter the room on the day of the final exam gang...
May the Force be with you on the day of your exam...