We are off to a great start in 8th Civics! I am so excited to have met all my students, and the opportunity to get to know each of you through the project: "History of You". This is an easy opportunity for students to start the year off with a high project grade, which is worth 20% of your grade. It's also a great chance for students to share things about their lives they are proud of, and get to know one another. Students will present their project to their class once completed.
Beginning next week, 9/6 (Monday is a holiday) we will start Unit 1: Citizenship. I hope everyone has had a great start to the school year! If you have any questions or need to make me aware of anything going on please feel free to email me @ Jrose@rockingham.k12.va.us or by calling the school phone 540-298-1228.
I hope everyone is having a great summer! Summer school has officially started at EMS. Our first day was July 12th and will run until July 29th. As you may have noticed from the website name change, I will be teaching 8th grade Civics & Economics next year. This is an exciting change for me as I feel I will be able to develop more meaningful relationships with the 8th graders, as I already coach the boys basketball team. Teachers will return to school on August 11th to begin preparing classrooms and setting up for the year. The first day of school is Wednesday, August 24. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and I will see you soon!!
Students on Mr. Rose 6th grade team will be traveling to New Market Battlefield on June 6th for a field trip. We would like to have permission slips turned in to 1st block teachers by Friday, May 20th. We will still accept forms after that date, but would appreciate them being turned in before as it helps us to better prepare.
I am really looking forward to one last field trip with this group and hope that you will enjoy learning about the Civil War from our own backyard of New Market.
Click the button below to make a copy if you need a permission form!
The Final 9 week grading period is finally here. This year has flown by! To start off the grading period we will be ending up the Westward Expansion Unit and transitioning into the Social Reform Era of the early 19th century and finishing with the American Civil War. We will be wrapping up westward expansion by creating stop-motion videos as an assessment based project. Let's finish the year on a strong note! Please remember to continue to bring ChromeBooks to school CHARGED. THANKS!!
The second term has come to an end. It is unbelievable how fast this year is going by! Students did a great job this past term. The bulk of our studies were focused on explorers, colonization, and the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. All grades are updated on Powerschool. If you have any questions about grades please reach out to me! In Term 3 we will be continuing with the American Revolution and shifting to westward expansion next. Hopefully we have some warmer weather on the way as well! Keep working hard! - Mr. Rose
It is hard to believe but we have reached the end of the 1st 9 week grading period at Elkton Middle School. In history class we have successfully finished the Geography, Native Americans, & Age of Exploration Units. Report cards will be going home the week of 11/8-11/11 and students are out of school Friday November 12. I just want to remind everyone to study for the upcoming Age of Exploration assessment on Thursday November 11. Study guides are made available for all students in schoology under the age of exploration folder. Thanks - Mr. Rose
Can you believe we are already through 4 weeks of middle school? It has been flying by and students have been very busy in my class. We have covered the following topics with lessons and activities the past 4 weeks: Continents & Oceans, Large Bodies of Water in North America, Geographic Features of North America, September 11th, Geographic Regions of North America, and we celebrated Constitution Day this past Friday September 17th. We will be finishing up the Geography Unit this week with an Inquiry Data Module: Why Do We Live Where Live.
I have enjoyed getting to know everyone and feel that I have correctly learned all the new names! Classes have been engaging and students have been doing a great job of participating. We look forward to naming a 6th Grade history Student for the month of September. If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me!
Syllabus Signatures Sheet is due in class on Monday 8/30. Please have the form completely filled out.
Everyday students are expected to bring:
ChromeBook - fully charged
History Binder - organized with dividers, This day in history: Warmups, notes, loose paper.
Pen/Pencil - Mr. Rose has plenty. If you don't have one, DO NOT STRESS IT!