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This is the place to find important information about Mr. Kelley's 5th grade Social Studies classes. Use the page links to the right to find the information you need.

 

 

Please subscribe to the appropriate class period of Social Studies below that pertains to you as important information, assignments, due dates, etc. will be posted throughout the school year on these pages.  Thank you!

 

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This Week in Social Studies: 12/9-13

This Week's Schedule
*Subject to Change*  
 
Monday, 12/9
  • The Bill of Rights in Everyday Life Scenarios
  • The Bill of Rights Product
Tuesday, 12/10
  • Constitution Gallery Walk
  • The Bill of Rights Product
Wednesday, 12/11
  • The Bill of Rights Product
Thursday, 12/12
  • Constitution and a New Government Unit Review Games
Friday, 12/13
  • U.S. Constitution and a New Government Unit Assessment
  • Review sheet due before assessment begins.
 
Upcoming Dates:
  • Early Release on Friday, 12/20 (Last day of the 2nd nine weeks)

This Week in Social Studies: 12/2-6

This Week's Schedule
*Subject to Change*
 
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  We are in the last portion of the 2nd nine weeks.  We will be wrapping up the U.S. Constitution and a New Government Unit before the Winter Break.  Remember that tutoring is offered in the mornings beginning at 7:20.  Students must have a pass issued by me in order to attend.  
 
Monday, 12/2
  • 3 Branches of Government 
Tuesday, 12/3
  • 3 Branches of Government
Wednesday, 12/4 - *Progress Reports go Home*
  • 3 Branches of Government
Thursday, 12/5
  • The Bill of Rights
Friday, 12/6
  • States & Capitals-Set 2 Quiz (Resources are in Google Classroom and on my website.)
  • The Bill of Rights
 
Upcoming Dates:
  • U.S. Constitution and a New Government Unit Assessment: Friday, 12/13
  • Early Release on Friday, 12/20 (Last day of the 2nd nine weeks)

This Week in Social Studies: 11/18-22

This Week's Schedule
*Subject to Change*
 
Monday, 11/18
  • Articles of Confederation
Tuesday, 11/19
  • The Constitutional Convention
Wednesday, 11/20
  • The Constitution
Thursday, 11/21
  • Ratifying and Examining the Constitution 
  • Constitution Interactive Scavenger Hunt
Friday, 11/22
  • Constitution Checkpoint
 
Upcoming Dates:
  • Thanksgiving Break: 11/25-29
  • States and Capitals-Set 2 Quiz: 12/6

This Week in Social Studies: 11/11-15

This Week's Schedule
*Subject to Change*
 
Monday, 11/11 - Happy Veteran's Day!
  • Major Events of the American Revolution Gallery Walk
  • American Revolution Assessment Review Given to Students
Tuesday, 11/12
  • American Revolution Checkpoint
  • Declaration of Independence 
Wednesday, 11/13
  • American Revolution DBQ
Thursday, 11/14
  • American Revolution DBQ
  • American Revolution Review Games
Friday, 11/15
  • American Revolution Assessment
 
Upcoming Dates:
  • Thanksgiving Break: 11/25-29
  • States and Capitals-Set 2 Quiz: 12/6

This Week in Social Studies: 11/4-8

This Week's Schedule
*Subject to Change*
 
This week is definately going to be a great week in US History!  Students will continue working on the Road to Revolution Project and Monday will be the last full class period that will be dedicated to working on the project.  Students may work on the project at home, come in the mornings beginning at 7:20, as well as come in after school if they are waves 2 and 3 or have a club.  All instructions and expectations have been given to the students and are posted in Google Classroom.  On Wednesday, November 6th, students will take the TISD Social Studies CBA.  Please remember that this is a snapshot of student learning.  We will wrap up the week with the Road to Revolution Project products due on Friday, 11/8.  During class students will participle in a project showcase and provide student praise for each other. 
 
Monday, 11/4
  • Road to Revolution Project Workday #3
  • Graphic Organizer due for a Daily Grade
Tuesday, 11/5
  • Students may work on project (for at least half of the period)
  • Begin American Revolution Gallery Walk
Wednesday, 11/6 - IPR #1 Sent Home
  • District Social Studies CBA
    • Students should review their notes and resources in Google Classroom to help guide them in preparing for it. 
    • Please remember that this is a snapshot of their learning and provides OIS as well as the district with data to support essential learning standards. 
    • We are confident that our students will do well on it!
Thursday, 11/7
  • American Revolution Gallery Walk
Friday, 11/8 - *Road to Revolution Project Due*
  • Project Showcase Gallery Walk (First Half)
  • American Revolution Gallery Walk (Second Half)
 
Upcoming Dates:
  • American Revolution Assessment: Tentative Date-11/15
  • Thanksgiving Break: 11/25-29
  • States and Capitals-Set 2 Quiz: 12/6

This Week In Social Studies: 10/28-11/1

This Week's Schedule

*Subject to Change*

Monday, 10/28

  • The Boston Tea Party
  • The Intolerable Acts

Tuesday, 10/29

  • The Causes of the American Revolution Checkpoint
  • First Continental Congress/Patrick Henry 

Wednesday, 10/30

  • Lexington & Concord

Thursday, 10/31

  • Road to Revolution Project

Friday, 11/1

  • Road to Revolution Project
 
Upcoming Dates:
  • Social Studies CBA: Wednesday, November 6th
    • Students should review their notes and resources in Google Classroom to help guide them in preparing for it. 
    • Please remember that this is a snapshot of their learning and provides OIS as well as the district with data to support essential learning standards. 
    • We are confident that our students will do well on it! 
  • Road to Revolution Project Due: Friday, November 8th

Veteran’s Day Forum

October 2019


Hello OIS Community,


This year, Oakcrest Intermediate School will be hosting the U. S. Veteran’s Day Forum on Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 10:20 in the morning.  Since past years have been such an outstanding success, we would like to continue on with the tradition of a student-led forum where American Veterans are asked a variety of questions concerning their service in the armed forces. 


We are requesting a few Veterans to participate as one of our distinguished panel members for this year’s forum.  If you or anyone you know is interested, please fill out the Google Form linked here by Friday, November 1st, 2019.  Participants in our forum celebrating our U. S. Veterans will receive a list of possible questions that may be asked by the students.  


We truly appreciate everyone’s consideration and participation in this very special student-led event that will promote what U. S. Veterans have contributed and sacrificed for our great nation. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Josh Kelley (281-357-3033 ext. 5648 or joshuakelley@tomballisd.net at Oakcrest Intermediate School.


With deepest appreciation, 


5th Grade US History Department

Oakcrest Intermediate School 

This Week in Social Studies: 10/14-18

This Week's Schedule
*Subject to change*
 
Monday, 10/14
  • No School for Students, Staff Development/PLC Day
Tuesday, 10/15
  • The French and Indian War 
  • U.S. States & Capitals-Set 2 given
Wednesday, 10/16
  • Treaty of Paris and Proclamation of 1763
Thursday, 10/17
  • Sugar and Stamp Acts
  • Stamp Act Opinion Writing
Friday, 10/18
  • The French & Indian War and Sugar Act Checkpoint

VETERAN'S WALL OF HONOR

See attached PDF for the Veteran's Wall of Honor scrapbook page poster.  Flyer with instructions will be given to students this week!  We would like scrapbook pages to be turned in by Friday, November 1st.  These will be on display for our annual Veteran's Forum that will take place on Friday, November 8th during 4th period.
 
Thank you so much for your help in advance for supporting the Veterans in our community! 

This Week in Social Studies: 10/7-11

This Week's Schedule
*Subject to change*
 
Monday, 10/7
  • Colonial Advertisement
  • Review States & Capitals-Set 1
Tuesday, 10/8
  • States and Capitals-Set 1 Quiz
    • States and Capitals-Set 1 Quizlet
  • Exploration and Colonization Review Games
  • Colony Sort
Wednesday, 10/9
  • Exploration and Colonization Assessment (Major Grade)
  • Review sheet due before the assessment begins.
    • A fully completed review sheet with a parent/guardian signature will get the students 5 points added to their test.
Thursday, 10/10
  • Assessment Reflection
  • Colonial Advertisement
Friday, 10/11 - Half Day for Students (Dismissal at 12:00 Noon)
  • Colonial Advertisement

The Week in Social Studies: 9/30-10/4

This Week's Schedule
*Subject to Change*
 
We are moving into the last part of the 1st nine weeks!  Where has the time gone?  This week we will be learning about colonization and about the reasons why groups of people colonized.  The MyMaps Project (second major grade of the nine weeks) is due on Thursday, October 3rd.  Instructions are posted in Google Classroom and my room is open before school everyday this week beginning at 7:20 should students need help and/or time to work on their MyMaps project. Students may work on this at home, as well.
 
Monday, 9/30
  • New England Colonies
Tuesday, 10/1
  • Middle Colonies
Wednesday, 10/2 - Progress Reports sent home
  • Southern Colonies
Thursday, 10/3 - Google MyMaps Project Due (Major Grade #2)
  • Colonial Advertisement
Friday, 10/4
  • Colony Sort
  • Colonization Checkpoint
 
Upcoming Dates:
  • States & Capitals-Set 1 Quiz: Tuesday, 10/8
    • States and Capitals-Set 1 Quizlet
  • Exploration and Colonization Assessment: Wednesday, 10/9

This Week in Social Studies: 9/23-27

This Week's Schedule

*Subject to Change*

Monday, 9/23

  • Motives for Exploration
  • Read "Encounter"

Tuesday, 9/24

  • Exploration Checkpoint
  • Early Settlements: Roanoke

Wednesday, 9/25

  • Early Settlements: Jamestown

Thursday, 9/26

  • Early Settlements: Plymouth

Friday, 9/27

  • Early Settlements Checkpoint

This Week in Social Studies: 9/16-9/20

This Week's Schedule

*Subject to Change*

This week we will begin our Google MyMaps project!  Now that we have covered the geography and regions of the United States, students will create their own digital map.  Information and instructions will be provided and time in class will be given to work on the project.  Students may work on this at home and are encouraged to come in the mornings.  This will be the second major grade of the first nine weeks. 

Monday, 9/16

  • Introduce and begin MyMaps Project (Class Workday #1)

Tuesday, 9/17

  • Begin Exploration Unit 
    • Old World vs. New World
    • Columbian Exchange 

Wednesday, 9/18

  • MyMaps Project (Class Workday #2)

Thursday, 9/19

  • Motives for Exploration Gallery Walk 

Friday, 9/20

  • MyMaps Project (Class Workday #3)

 

Important Dates:

  • MyMaps Project Due Date: Thursday, October 3rd
  • U.S. States and Capitals-Set 1 Quiz: Tuesday, October 8th​

A Message from our OIS GT Specialist...

GT Parent Meeting

This meeting is for current GT Parents or parents who want to know how to have their child tested.  Please join us at the Northpointe Intermediate Cafeteria on September 17, 2019 from 6:30-7:30. GT Specialists from Northpointe, Oakcrest, Willow Creek and Lakewood will be there to answer your questions and present information about the TISD Gifted Education Program. Parents from Willow Wood and Tomball Memorial are welcome to attend to learn how their child can be tested for GT. Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Cates, GT Specialist. 

This Week in Social Studies: 9/9-13

This Week's Schedule
*Subject to Change*
 

We are continuing our Geography and Regions Unit this week!  The unit assessment will be this Friday, 9/13. A review sheet was given to students on Friday, 9/6.  This review sheet is posted on my website as well as in Google Classroom. This is what is homework this week.  Some time may be given in class to work on it.  Students are welcome to come in before school beginning at 7:20 each day if they need any assistance.  They must have a pass issued by me in order to attend. 

I look forward to meeting you at Parent Orientation on Tuesday, 9/10! 

Fall Pictures will be done through Social Studies class periods.  Picture day is Wednesday, 9/11.

Monday, 9/9 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night 
  • Maps & Globes Activity
  • Geography Unit Reivew Kahoot 
  • States & Capitals-Set 1 Introduction 
Tuesday, 9/10 - Parent Orientation 6-8 p.m. 
  • U.S. Regions Sort Game
  • Geography and Regions Checkpoint (Daily Grade)
Wednesday, 9/11 - Fall Picture Day (Pictures during Social Studies)
  • Review Work Day 
  • Geography and Regions Quizizz Review Game 
  • Patriot Day
    • Please discuss the events of 9/11 with your child, share what you remember about that day, and how it has impacted our country. 
Thursday, 9/12 
  • The Amazing Race: Geography and Regions Edition 
  • Geography and Regions Quizizz Review Game 
Friday, 9/13
  • Geography and Regions Assessment (Major Grade)
  • Review sheet due before the assessment begins.
    • A fully completed review sheet with a parent/guardian signature will get the students 5 points added to their test.

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