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Welcome to Mrs. Chetanna's Social Studies page!




2020 PEP Summer Math Intro 6

Hey new 6th graders - I'm so excited to meet you next week for Math Summer School.  Attached is a course policy.  Our "home base" will be Microsoft Teams.  You can get to it from your student portal.  The district is still in the process of making our summer school classes.  Once they do, you can take a look at it.  Once it's there, I'll post the zoom link.  That's where we'll meet every morning.  All other assignments and assessments will be attached there as well.  Enjoy the rest of your break.  I'm looking forward to getting to know you and work with you for 4 weeks.  See you then!

Farewell for now


I had originally planned to do zooms for the end of school but then realized that I would be on campus for much of this last week.  I can actually see you in person!  So, I offer a letter and hope to see you at school tomorrow when you turn in your textbooks.   

It’s been quite a year, and we have all learned and grown so much!  Think of the first day of school – nervous about new teachers, kids, and lockers.  You stepped in and made MIS your home.  I loved that positive energy and willingness to try new things.  Whether it be the Mesopotamia Board Game, Mr. Nicky’s raps, or embalming a classmate, you were ready to take it on.   

Then March came, and we were forced off campus.  We all had to figure out that MIS wasn’t a place but a group of people.  We had to be flexible, patient, and persistent in our transition to distance learning.   You figured out how to attach files, use Teams, read directions, zoom, and budget your time.  You’ve learned some great new skills while we’ve been at a distance. I’ve also appreciated the efforts and creativity you’ve put into your studies.  I am proud at how well you did on the cumulative test. . .okay, I know it was open note, but most of you probably did the majority of the questions from your own memory.  I really loved the review projects you did.  Powerpoints, movies, minecrafttik tok, rap, poems. . . I had a great time going through them and being reminded how clever and talented you are. 

So, seize your summer.  Enjoy some well-deserved relaxation.  I look forward to a time when it’s safe to all come on campus, and whatever that looks like, I’m confident that we’ll all work together to make it work.  Be well and take care! 

Farewell for now

It’s been quite a year, and we have all learned and grown so much!  We started out on campus, having our barbarians sack Rome, persuading our UN to help our African country, learning the map of Asia, and experiencing Japanese culture with our bunkasai.   We got to experience the feudal system, living as monarch, knight, peasant or serf.  After the plague took out 1/3 of our class, we transitioned to the Renaissance and started our research.  Little did we know how a pandemic in the real world would change our lives.   

We had to be flexible, patient, and persistent in our transition to distance learning.   We figured out how to attach files, use Teams, read directions, zoom, and budget our time.  You’ve learned some great new skills while we’ve been at a distance. Your most recent project looked at the events in our lives today that will have a major impact on our future as a country.  Other issues, too, will require the perseverance of your generation.  I encourage you with the words of Mahatma Gandhi, Be the change you wish to see in the world.”   

I will be having an “open house zoom” on Thursday afternoon for anyone who would like to chat and say farewell for now.   

Seize your summer.  Enjoy some well-deserved relaxation.  I look forward to a time when it’s safe to all come on campus.  Be well and take care! 

Last day for late work - 6/5

For anyone that has late work that needs to be turned in, the last day is Friday.

Optional zoom meeting to discuss protests & riots

This last week has seen protests & riots springing up around the nation.  If you'd like to talk about it from a social science and/or historical perspective, feel free to join.  This will not be for a grade.  It's just a discussion setting.  
Malynn Chetanna is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Optional Zoom meeting about riots
Time: Jun 1, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 852 6542 0197
Password: 1qnfDX

Late Work

Reminder:  I check assignments on Friday (or sometimes the weekend).  If you turn assignments in after that time, I will give you credit, but you will have to let me know that you did them.  I do not go back every day to check if someone has submitted late work.  Thank you!

Bonus spirit points

As you know, each of the next few weeks has a theme.  For a bonus point, post a picture of yourself in the theme on Teams.  For example, this week is college spirit.  So, wear something from your favorite college or make a sign for it.

Extra Credit

Extra Credit - Some students have asked about extra credit - Choose a section of the book we haven't studied yet.  Read the section and then create a poster, song, rap, ppt, etc... for it.  I'll be posting these when we do that section in order to help other students learn it better.  Due date is just before we've studied that section.  Up to 10 points extra credit.  Although you may do it more than once, I will only give you extra credit for the 1st time.


PLEASE READ:  As I'm going through and grading your paragraphs, I am noticing that many people have assignments that say "turned in" but don't actually have any work connected.  Please go back and check your entries and do any re-attaching you need to do.  For now, I'm presuming it is a mistake.  I will check back in a couple of days.  If you haven't re-attached your work, I'll change your scores to 0s which you won't be able to make up. 

Online zoom meetings - what if you miss it?

I will occasionally have zoom meetings.  I am aware, though that everyone's schedule is different and some are more challenging.  It's okay if you don't make it to the meeting.  I will always either give an alternative option for those who can't come or just make the meeting itself optional.  It's great for connecting, but it won't be critical to anyone's grade.