Sunday, September 24, 2017

Week-3 (September 18-22, 2017)

801 & 802

At the beginning of this week, scholars completed their historical thinking processes by completing the Lunchroom Fight: The Evidence Activity. They also completed their reading like a historical by completing the "America's Civic War" reading and accompanying worksheet.

At the end of the week, scholars have started to learn about the Native American cultures that were present in the Americas before discovery. Below is a list of all assignments this week.

Assignments due:

-Lunchroom Fight: The Evidence-Graded in-class assignment
-"America's Civic War"-Graded in-class assignment


Guided Reading Worksheet: Due Monday, September 25, 2017


701 & 702

At the start of the week, scholars reviewed material by learning about the Five Themes of Geography. Next, scholars began a mapping activity to review and locate items covered in a PowerPoint. These items included the hemispheres, Equator, Prime Meridian, latitude and longitude, along with locating physical features.

Assignments due:

-5 Themes Worksheet
-World Mapping Activity


None assigned

Week-2 (September 11-15, 2017)

Continuing from last week, scholars continued to learn the operation of the class and our daily routines.

Scholars in 801 and 802 began an activity called "Reading and Thinking like a Historian"

Items due:

-Bell Ringer 2: Graded in-class assignment
-Lunchroom Fight: Graded in-class assignment

Scholars in 701 and 702 bean an activity called "Thinking like a Geographer"

Items due:

-Bell Ringer 2: Graded in-class assignment

(Note: During this week, scholars took their SLOs (Student Learning Outcomes) on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. We all visited the Air Show on Friday, September 15, 2017.)

Week-1 (September 6-8, 2017)

This was a week of introductions. Scholars learned my expectations, our classroom routine, and about each other.

Items Due:

Curriculum guide signed: non-graded
Bell Ringer Activity: Graded in-class assignment
Self Portrait- Graded in-class assignment

Scholars with missing work have been notified.

Welcome Information

7th & 8th Grade Social Studies
Mr. Riggs
School Phone: 301-350-6002

1-    Scholars are expected to respect yourself, adults, and others
2-    Raise your hand to speak and/or leave your seat
3-    Always do your best

Arriving Routine (5 minutes):

1-    Always enter in an orderly fashion
2-    Collect your binder
3-    Take your seat
4-    Begin board work
-       Answer each question in 2-3 sentences
5-    Await for further instructions

Departing Routine (3 minutes):

1-    Arrange desk accordingly
2-    Neatly place binders in appropriate place
3-    Check for items on the floor
4-    If time remains, take your seat

Emergency Procedures: Fire drill: Calmly exit the room and turn left. Continue out double doors and turn right.

Late Assignments: All work is expected to be completed when asked. For any late work turned in, 10% off the final grade will be reduced each day. If, after 5 days the assignment is not turned in, a 50% will be placed in the gradebook.

Absent Policy: When returning to school, check the “While you were out!” wall for all missing assignments. For each excused absence, you will be granted one day of extra time to turn in all work. You have one week to make up a test or quiz or it will result in a 0 in the gradebook.

In Class Notes: Direction will be given when to take notes.

Social Studies Binder and Notebook: Each student needs one 2” binder, any color, and a One Subject notebook, any color. These will house your notes and other important information about the class. These will be graded regularly for constancy and completion (see rubric). These are to remain the classroom at all times.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mr. Riggs' Homeroom-Section 801

Greetings and welcome! It is a great day at Imagine Andrews! I am excited about starting a new school year and meeting our scholars. Below is the class list for homeroom.

David C.
Ashira D.
Bryce D.
Taurean F.
Kamaria F.
Tristin J.
Elias J.
Salaya M.
Olivia M.
Damarcus M.
Sylina M.
Sky P.
Sierra R.
D'niyah R.
Christaan S.
Mckenzie S.
Chelsie T.
Emani T.
Tasadrienne W.