Hi, my name is Hazel Rollins, and I teach 8th Grade Social Studies and 7th Grade Humanities at Hut Brown Middle School. I am a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and I began my teaching career
in 1993 in the Ysleta Independent School District, where I taught Third
grade and Fourth Grade GT, and I am excited to be teaching at Hut Brown Middle School. I am currently our school's National Junior Honor Society Sponsor, 8th grade Track Coach, UIL Coach, and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. I enjoy spending time with my "three" boys, reading, playing the piano, playing basketball, football and watching movies.
"Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success."
Schedule for 2016-2017
*STAAR TESTING WEEK: May 9-12
Endless, provide opportunity and challenge, transform, as knowledge is
Can unify or divide, help us grow. Change exists in everything.
DAILY OBJECTIVES FOR HUMANITIES:
*Your child will need to "copy" these in their planners. They can purchase one from PTA or any other planner will do. Parents please check the planners for assignments and dates.
Times are approximate
Journal-Topics will be assigned, but a student may choose to write on any topic in their spiral notebook. These will be graded twice in a nine week period.
Through the use of Depth and Complexity Icons, Students will create web projects and write various essays, and stories: Descriptive, Expository, Imaginative,Narrative, Personal, and Persuasive.
Reading-Various genres will be read throughout the year, and study Literary Elements and terms. Novels this year will include: Witness by Karen Hess, Shane by J. Schaefer, True Women, A Texas Novel, El Paso Chronicles by local historian, Leon Metz, The Hobbit, varoius Shakespeare's Plays, Will's War, and we'll finish the year with Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Throughout the year, your child's comprehension and fluency will be monitored. Please encourage your child to read at home everyday.
Projects-There will be one "major" project due every nine weeks. We will begin the project in class so that your child "knows" what is expected and "how" to complete the project. Then, your child will take it home and work on the project. I will give your child and you notification of these projects with due dates. Please check planners for important dates and assignments.
Projects will consist of: Book reports/reviews in the form of commercials, debates, and plays and also Getting to Know Me Mobiles, Author Studies, and Literature Circles (co-op learning groups).
This year's Hometown Historian Theme: Taking A Stand in History. Our district competition will be held on May 20th at Jefferson High School.
SPRING 2017 TIMELINE
jan-may--Journal topics will be checked
HOMETOWN HISTORIAN DISTRICT PROJECT WILL BE ON MAY 13 AT BOWIE HIGH SCHOOL. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 8:00 AM. Please bring an extension cord to set up your lap tops.
2/24--White Binders are due
2/22 - 2/24 Novel Notes in Portfolio are due
3/9--Begin Work on Travel Guides
3/30-4/20--Literature Analysis: Treasure Island by Robert L. Stevenson
*This will be taught by Mrs. A Marquez, our Student Teacher
4/27--Historical Novels due
-Presentations the following week
*Parents, please review your child's planner for important dates and assignments.
"Quality vs Quantity" Students
will be graded on "Quality" work and will research concepts and themes
through the elements of depth and complexity. Parents, please check
your child's curriculum planner and notebooks for assignments and
due: Next Tuesday (10 topics). If you "forget" the topic, write on
anything you'd like. Remember: ONE PAGE for each topic! Paragraph
form (introduction, 2 supporting paragraphs and a short conclusion).
*Binders and Novels due: 5/1/2017
8th Grade SOCIAL STUDIES Learning Targets:
Westward Expansion and Cause and Effects in History
*Review district benchmarks.
*3/30-4/28: The Civil War and Reconstruction
Analysis, Critical Thinking, and Geography
Please remember to keep your Composition Notebooks organized.
Homework-If classwork is not completed during the period, then the assignment becomes "homework. On occasion, homework will be assigned once a week and for projects will be given a 3-4 week notice.
Grading- I encourage students and parents to stay in contact with
me so that success is achieved. Please check the Parent Portal located
on the EPISD website.
ATTENDANCE: It is important that your child
attends school on a daily basis. If they are absent, it is their
responsibility to notify me and "ask" for their make-up work. Parents
please encourage attendance at all times.
SUPPLIES- 1 composition notebook, (2) 70 page spiral notebooks, planner,2 pocket folders with brads, yellow highlighter, #2 pencils, wide-ruled paper, 1 black ink pen, 1 blue ink pen**please replenish as needed. Project materials are on-going.
CONFERENCE-10:55-11:25. and the school number is: 774-4080. My Email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* I look forward to working with you.