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Welcome Students and Parents,          
I am excited to start the new school year with you.  This is my fourth year in Tomball ISD teaching eighth grade U.S. History. I have three years of experience in Spring ISD teaching reading, writing, and social studies to grades five, six, and seven; and another teaching kindergarten at Primrose Schools. 
 I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A & M University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. My certifications include: English/Language Arts/Social Studies 4-8, History 8-12, English as a Second Language Early Childhood-12, Gifted and Talented, and Generalist Early Childhood-12. 
E-Mail is my preferred form of communication (alisongraham@tomballisd.net), but I can also be reached at (281)357-3000ext4433.  My conference time is fifth period (11:21-12:10).
 

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Ear Buds/Headphones Needed for Monday's Lesson

Students, please bring headphones or earbuds to class on Monday.

January Dates

Welcome back Cougars!
 
Here are the important dates for the month of January.
Tuesday, January 15th - Washington Quiz
Wednesday, January 16th - Jefferson vs Hamilton Political Parties visual due
Thursday, January 17th - Kahoot Review after school
Monday, January 21st - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)
Tuesday, January 22nd - Kahoot Review after school
Thursday, January 24th - Presidents 1-3 Test MAJOR Grade
Monday, January 31st - Foreign Policy Quiz Presidents 1-5

November and December Key Dates

Tuesday, November 6 - Kahoot review after school
Thursday, November 8 - Benchmark cumulative test
Friday, November 9 - Veteran's Ceremony 2nd period
 
Thursday, November 15 - No tutorials
Friday, November 16 - Bill of Rights Project assigned (Due December 14)
 
November 19 - 23 -Thanksgiving Break
 
Tuesday, November 27 - No tutorials
Friday, November 30 -Ratification Quiz 
 
Friday, December 7 - Principles of Government Quiz
 
Tuesday, December 11 - Kahoot review after school
Wednesday, December 12 - Bill of Rights Quiz
Thursday, December 13 - Kahoot review after school
Friday, December 14 - Government Test MAJOR GRADE
Friday, December 14 - Bill of Rights Selfie Project Due MAJOR GRADE
 
Friday, December 21 - Early Release/End of Semester

October Dates - Revised 10/8/18

Friday, October 5th - Early Release
Monday, October 8th - Columbus Day No School
Wednesday, October 10th - PSAT
Friday, October 12th - Causes of the Revolution Quiz
Friday, October 12th - End of Grading Period
Tuesday, October 16th - Kahoot Review after school
Thursday, October 18th - Declaration of Independence Quiz
Thursday, October 18th - Kahoot Review after school
Friday, October 19th - Unrest-o-Meter Project Due MAJOR GRADE (This will be assigned on Friday - October 12th.)
Tuesday, October 23rd - Causes of The Revolution Test MAJOR GRADE
Tuesday, October 23rd - No after school tutorials
Thursday, October 25th - No after school tutorials
Tuesday, October 30th - Veteran's Day poster due
Tuesday, October 30th - History Movie Club after school

September Dates - Updated

Thursday, September 13th Jamestown/Plymouth Storyboard Project Due.  MAJOR GRADE.  I will help students submit the project in class, but they must come with everything saved, and ready to turn in.
Exploration open notes quiz.
After school tutorials.
 
Tuesday, September 18th Early Representative Government open notes quiz.
  
Thursday, September 20th Kahoot test review after school.
 
Monday, September 24th Colonies Connection Project Due MAJOR GRADE.  (This will be assigned on September 19th.  Students will have three days in-class to work on it.)
 
Tuesday, September 25th Kahoot test review after school.
 
Thursday, September 27th Exploration and Colonization Unit Test MAJOR GRADE

Updates

Open House tomorrow 6-8pm.  I look forward to meeting you.
 
Tutorials begin after school from 2:30-3:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning this Thursday.  Late bus is provided.  The two tutorials before each test will be for test review.  The first test reviews will be September 18th and 20th.  The first test is scheduled for September 25th.

Google Classroom

Please use the codes below to join the appropriate Google Classroom.
 
1st Period: 3kk38x7
2nd Period: 7u14rgy
3rd Period: adn534
4th Period: 93npguu
PAW: 1snjwup
 
7th Period: iu6grz7
8th Period: 4wojm1

Welcome to U.S. History!

I look forward to meeting you on Tuesday!
 
Please come prepared with a binder that can be used for just history class. As well as 10 tabbed dividers.