Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Week before Spring Break....


Dear Gators,

This week we are watching the 2004 version of The Alamo. Those of you who are John Wayne fans, I apologize. His version is much too long for class. However, the Disney version from 2004 does an excellent job of analyzing the lives of David Crockett, William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Sam Houston. At the end of the week, students will create a Venn diagram for David Crockett. Then, we will have spring break :-). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at mctaylor@volusia.k12.fl.us.

Thank you,
Mr. Taylor

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Week of March 23rd

Dear Gators,

It has been a little while since I posted. I apologize for that. This is our last week for the 3rd nine-week period. Just nine more weeks and our Gators will be Bulldogs or Wolves. Please take a look at the video for this week's agenda.

I hope you have a wonderful week and I will see you back here next week. Please leave me any comments or questions. You may email me at mctaylor@volusia.k12.fl.us.

Thank you,
Mr. Taylor
video

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Week before FCAT

Dear Parents and Students,

This week, we are doing a group activity from Tuesday through Thursday. It will cover the last seven questions of the curriculum map for the Jefferson Era. On Thursday, we will do a test review and then the test will be Friday.

Next week, we will have the FCAT on Tuesday and Wednesday. Then, we will watch and analyze the video Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier.

Also, I have asked students to take their projects from the Social Studies Fair home this week or they will be discarded on Friday. Please remind them.... :-).

If you have any questions, please let me know by emailing me at mctaylor@volusia.k12.fl.us. Thank you and have a wonderful week.

Mr. Taylor