Welcome to Room 107C
8th Grade U.S. History,
8th Grade Reading Intervention
Teresa (Terri) K. Messing
National Board Certified Teacher of History/Social Studies
2010 Washington State Civic Educator of the Year
2010 Washington State Social Studies Teacher of the Year
I love teaching and learning about history. When I am not teaching I can be found working out at the YMCA, playing softball, reading good books at Barnes and Nobles, or hanging out with my family/two adorable dogs and friends. I am very easy to get along with and I view my parents/guardians as partners.
874-6020 x4544 firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Phone Number: 360-692-5091. Please feel free to call me at home if you have any questions or if your child needs help with homework. I use e-mail the most to contact parents because it is quick and easy since I have 130 students. Also, I will send home grade reports every two weeks via e-mail.
Class Theme: Effort Equals Success. And..All students are capable of learning at high levels.
Teacher Goal: I want every student that enters my classroom to feel like they are my favorite student.
Civic Project due June 2013: Civic Participation Project Standard 1.8
Students will be learning about the Civil War. They will be working with a partner to create a games that teaches aspects about the war. Games are due this week. we play them starting on Friday. Students have a study guide that covers what they need to know for their final history test that takes place next Friday. NEED TO KNOW:
1. Terms: unalienable, emancipation, nativist, secede.
2. Five causes of the Civil War. Give one fact for each.
3. Know three consequences of the war.
4. Know all ten Bill of Rights
Please see the 8th grade history link on the left for this weeks schedule.
DC Trip 2014 Feel free to call/e-mail if you would like infor about the trip. Next June, 2014, we will also be going to Gettysburg
Reading: Students are working on MSP strategies, learning how to handle difficult test, and making inferences.