Welcome to the 2015 School Year

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I am excited to begin the New Year after a long and well-deserved break.  I am happy to see my students again all safe and willing to begin the third nine weeks of school.

This nine weeks we are going to shift from Geography to a little bit of history by learning about Colonial America.  The New England colonies, The Mid-Atlantic colonies, and the Souther colonies are our main focus.  We will dig into the each colony by learning the Geography and Climate, Resources, Examples of Interdependence, Specialization of goods and services, Social lives in each region, and finally the Political aspects of each region.

As always we will begin with vocabulary skills then move on to each region.  I will teach in basic information to the students, we will work on in our Interactive Student Notebooks, and we will culminate all of the activities by completing a project similar to what we did the second nine weeks.  The culminating project will include the “Tough Stuff” from the second benchmark test.  The “Tough Stuff” is individualized for each student since it is the information the student answered incorrectly on the second benchmark test.  Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the “Tough Stuff” in their project after I reteach the information to them which is ongoing in class.

If you have any questions or concerns please email me at choneycutt@ccps.us or call LCES at 804-448-0175 between the hours of 8am and 4pm.  Thank you again for sending the GREATEST kids in the world to me!!!

Respectfully,

Mrs. Cynthia L. Honeycutt