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Ms. Richter has been a teacher for nine years. Ms. Richter graduated from Sam Houston State University with an education major and a history composite as a minor. Ms. Richter LOVES history, it is a passion of hers. Her goal is to make history fun for students so that they will also enjoy it because we learn from our past.
 
Ms. Richter began taking classes this summer from Texas A&M for her masters degree.  She is working on becoming a counselor.
 
This year Ms. Richter will be teaching 8th grade United States history.  For a glimpse at her schedule please look at the page "Ms. Richter's Schedule". 

Ms. Richter will be the co-sponsor for National Junior Honor Society this year.  She will be working very closely with Mrs. Gilliland and helping with NJHS.
 

Recent Posts

Updated Week at a Glance 9/18-9/22

The Unit 1 Test has been moved back one day.  Please see below for the new Week at a Glance!
 
 

Monday, 9/18/17

Biographies on Figures of Colonial America

Tuesday, 9/19/17

Biographies on Figures of Colonial America  

Wednesday,

9/20/17

PA #4 Timeline of Representative Government

Thursday,

9/21/17

UNIT 1 TEST

Friday,9/22/17

Exploring Historical Documents

Week at a Glance 9/18 - 9/22

 

Monday, 9/18/17

Biographies on Figures of Colonial America

Tuesday, 9/19/17

PA #4 Timeline of Representative Government

Wednesday,

9/20/17

UNIT 1 TEST

Thursday,

9/21/17

Exploring Historical Documents

Friday,9/22/17

Acrostic Poem for FREEDOM PA #1

8th Grade Performance Assessment 3

On Thursday (9-14-17) and Friday (9-15-17) we will be completing a major grade project in class. Students are creating a museum exhibit through their choice of: Google Document or Slideshow, Art Piece, or Model Representation of 5 artifacts that illustrate daily life in the colonies. For each item selected for the exhibit include a written explanation of how that item relates to colonial life in the Americas. The exhibit should include items that represent the daily life of women as well as men. This is a rubric based assignment that can be found on the website.


If your student wants to create an art piece or model representation, please bring all the materials that they would like to use to school on Thursday to begin the project. Please bring materials in a large ziploc bag with their name on it for storage in the classroom.


Students who do not bring in materials with be creating their project on a Google document or Google slideshow.

8th Grade Weekly Update 9/11-9/15

Dear Parents.

 It is with great excitement that I will be joining the 8th grade US History team. I look forward to working with you and your student. My first day in my new position will be Monday.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Monday, 9/11/17

Presentation of Middle and Southern Colonies

Tuesday, 9/12/17

Station Day

Wednesday,

9/13/17

Impact of Slavery, Women, and The Great Awakening

Thursday,

9/14/17

Performance Assessment 3: Major Grade (please see website for more details)

Friday,9/15/17

Performance Assessment 3: Major Grade

 

Tutorials: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 2:50-3:15

Weekly Update 2

 I hope that everyone remained safe during hurricane Harvey.  I have missed my students and can not wait to see everyone tomorrow.  Please find the Week at a Glance for this coming week below.  If you have any questions about the upcoming week please do not hesitate to email me.
 
 
Monday: Labor Day!!  Hope everyone enjoys their holiday.
Tuesday: Create your own map.  This will be a daily grade due on Thursday.  It will be homework if not completed in class.
Wednesday: Continents and Ocean Quiz.  Quizzes are worth 2 daily grades in the grade book.  After quiz notes on types of maps.
Thursday: Latitude and Longitude notes and learning how to locate plots on a map using Latitude and Longitude. 
Friday:   Performance Assessment # 1.  This will be a major grade.  They will have all class period to work on this assignment.  If it is not completed in class it will be homework.  A rubric will be sent home with the students.

World Continents and Ocean Test

 The test that was scheduled for Friday, August 25th has been rescheduled for this Wednesday, September 6th.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Weekly Update #1

 Good afternoon parents,
 
I am so glad to have your child in my class!  This will be the first of many weekly updates you will receive on what is happening in my class.  Please look at the information below and email me with any questions.  
 
A week at a glance: what we will be studying this week.
 
Monday - Unit 1 Vocabulary Notes
Tuesday - Continent Square Activity and 5 Themes of Geography Notes
Wednesday - Components of Maps notes.  Homework may be assigned if they do not finish it in class.  Students will be required to draw a map and use the map components from class.
Thursday - Types of maps
Friday - Continent Quiz.  Students were given the review sheet last Friday.  Students will have to locate and label the 7 continents and 4 oceans.  Spelling and capitalization will count on this test.
 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions.  I look forward to working with you this year!