Author Archives: Mr. Martinelle

Monday, June 27th: Not Goodbye…See you later

Dear Students,

The end of every school year is always bittersweet.  No doubt I am excited for some time off, but I am going to miss all of you so much.  I hope that throughout the year it was always clear just how much I love what I do.  What you must understand is that is largely in part to being so fortunate to have had students such as yourselves.  I am confident that many of you were able to learn a great deal in my class this year, but I learned just as much, if not more, from each and everyone of you.  “A Block”: I have never had a class so ready to learn…so early in the morning. I am really going to miss your energy and your willingness to put up with all of my corny jokes 🙂  “B Block”: Watching you guys “think outside the box” on a daily basis was always so inspiring.  You guys may have been my smallest class, but the intelligence and hard work you all showed on a daily basis more than made up for it!  “F Block”:  You guys were the first Honors section I ever taught, and whichever section is my next one will have a tough act to follow.  So many of you exceeded even my own high expectations throughout the year.  Much of your work will be on display for all of my future classes to see!

Please remember the following things for next year:

  • Before you ask your teachers what your grade is…ask YOURSELF whether or not you understood the lesson
  • The “right” answer is not nearly as important as the THOUGHTFUL answer
  • Mistakes are OKAY…a failure to learn from mistakes is NOT OKAY
  • Whether you succeed or not next year will be determined by the CHOICES YOU MAKE.  At the end of the day, all the teachers, drama, and friends you have in the world have no bearing on this.  Its on YOUR SHOULDERS!
Have a wonderful summer guys!  You’ve earned it!  See you in September 🙂
Mr. Martinelle
-AKA “Mr. M-Nelly”
-AKA “M-Jelly”
-AKA “Baldy”
-AKA “Shorty”

Monday, June 20th: Finals week brings our year to a close :(

Finals will be administered Monday and Tuesday during class on EDLINE.  When you are finished, be sure to fill out the survey below honestly 🙂

Congratulations on surviving a year with Mr. M 🙂

 

Thursday, June 16th: Reviewing for the Final

Today, Mr. M will be reviewing the expectations for Monday and Tuesday’s final exam.  Download the file below which explains how the exam will be structured along with all of its guidelines.  Also use the flashcards below to help prepare yourself for the multiple-choice portion of the exam.

This year’s FINAL Downloads 😦 : 

  1. Final Exam Guidelines 2011 
  2. Essay Organizer

Wednesday, June 15th: The death of Reconstruction?

Take a look at the picture here for today’s DO NOW and download today’s classwork as we begin to find out whether or not the fifth phase of Reconstruction was a success.

Today’s Downloads:

  1. Reconstruction Phase 5 Classwork
  2. Secondary Source-Reconstruction Phase5

Tuesday, June 14th: Did Grant keep his promise?

Take a look at the picture here for today’s DO NOW and download today’s classwork as we begin to find out whether or not the fourth phase of Reconstruction was a success.

Today’s Downloads:

  1. Reconstruction Phase 4 Classwork
  2. Secondary Source-Reconstruction Phase4

Monday, June 13th: Carpetbaggers & Scalawags

Take a look at the picture here for today’s DO NOW and download today’s classwork as we begin to find out whether or not the third phase of Reconstruction was a success.

Today’s Downloads:

  1. Reconstruction Phase 3 Classwork
  2. Secondary Source-Reconstruction Phase3

 

Friday, June 10th: To punish or not to punish the South?

Take a look at the picture here for today’s DO NOW and download today’s classwork as we begin to find out whether or not the second phase of Reconstruction was a success.

Today’s Downloads:

  1. Reconstruction Phase 2 Classwork
  2. Secondary Source-Reconstruction Phase2

Thursday June 9th: Was Reconstruction a Success?

Tuesday, we said that for “Reconstruction” to be a success, that would mean a number of things.  Take a look at the picture here for today’s DO NOW and download today’s classwork as we begin to find out whether or not the first phase of Reconstruction was a success.

Today’s Downloads:

  1. Reconstruction Phase 1 Classwork
  2. Secondary Source-Reconstruction Phase1

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Wednesday June 8th: 1/2 Day Agenda

T-Minus 30 Minutes until the bell rings?  What can you do?

  1. Complete tonight’s HW assignment (See yesterday’s blog post)
  2. If definitely attending, Sign up for Tonight’s Student Showcase Below
  3. Complete a “Current Events” Extra Credit to boost your HW Average

Tuesday, June 7th: America is “Reconstructed” for our final unit!

ALERT ALERT:  If you plan on coming to the student showcase Wednesday, CLICK HERE to sign up.  

Most historians call the period after the Civil War the “Reconstruction” Era of history, but why?  What exactly was being “Reconstructed?”  Was it a success or a  failure?  For Whom?  These are the questions we will be asking ourselves for our final unit.  Below are the downloads for today’s Classwork and Homework.

Classwork DOWNLOADS:

Do Now and Classwork June7th

Chapter Introduction

Homework (Due Thursday) DOWNLOADS:

Reconstruction Vocab

Reconstruction Vocab Pictures