Author Archives: Maria Rancilio

4/6-4/10 – Spring Break!

Good Morning! For the week of 4/6-4/10, we are on Spring Break which means no work!

However, you are more than welcome to catch up on any missing work that you may have and please send them in late, you will not be marked down! I will be sending (multiple) emails if you are missing you’re missing one of the following:

  1. Silk Road Assignment on I-Learn. (You can just share this with me on Google Docs).
  2. Current Events Assignment on Google Classroom
  3. IXL Topics -A.1 Oceans and Continents – 100% Smart Score, R.1 and R.2 The Silk Road – 80% Smart Score, and E.11,E.12, and E.13 – 80% Smart Score. (Google a Map of Europe with Countries and it will help you on this!)

The only assignment that is due on April 15th is Moby Max for 120 minutes. If you have finished it, I will email you on Monday, Wednesday or Friday that it is complete!

Since it is Spring Break, I will only be checking work periodically throughout the week. Enjoy your week and this weather while it lasts!

Ms. Rancilio

4/1 (Week of 3/30 – 4/3) Reminders!

Good Morning and Happy April 1st! I’m not sure what was longer at this point, January or March of 2020, however it is a new month, FINALLY!

CLASSWORK 3/30-4/3 are all listed below, you should be on the IXL E.11,E.12 and E.13, but you can still work and turn in everything until Friday.

Other Reminders: Many of you are still missing your SIlk Road Assignment on I-learn, and IXL Topics: A.1, R.1 and R.2. For Help with the Silk Road, A video has been added to I-Learn to help you! If you are missing it the grades will show on student/parent connect.

Assignments for this week of 3/30-4/3

Monday 3/30, and Tuesday 3/31– Current Events Assignment on Google Classroom – There is a video on Google Classroom that shows you how to complete the assignment and explains the assignment.Please watch it. 

Wednesday 4/1 and 4/2 – IXL Social Studies Topics – E.11,E.12, E.13 with a smart score of 80%. In my personal opinion, I would google “Map of Europe with Countries” to help you!

E.11 – Identify Countries of Europe: Review

E.12- Select Countries of Europe: Review

E.13- Name Countries of Europe: Review

Friday 4/3- Catch up day for all the assignments listed above, your 120 minutes of Moby Max. I will be emailing you on Mondays and Fridays if your Moby Max is complete!

Have a good day!
Ms. Rancilio

Social Studies Work 3/30-4/3

Good Morning! I hope you all are doing well and social distancing, (PLEASE!) With warmer weather on the horizon, please be careful out there. I love being outside as much as you all do, but please keep safe.

Assignments for this week of 3/30-4/3

Monday 3/30, and Tuesday 3/31– Current Events Assignment on Google Classroom

Wednesday 4/1 and 4/2 – IXL Social Studies Topics – E.11,E.12, E.13 with a smart score of 80%. In my personal opinion, I would google “Map of Europe with Countries” to help you!

E.11 – Identify Countries of Europe: Review

E.12- Select Countries of Europe: Review

E.13- Name Countries of Europe: Review

Friday 4/3- Catch up day for all the assignments listed above, your 120 minutes of Moby Max. I will be emailing you on Mondays and Fridays if your Moby Max is complete!

If you have any questions, please email me!

Ms. Rancilio

3/26-3/27

Good Morning!

For the assignments for the rest of the week, we will be continuing to work on:

  1. The most important assignments that really need to be turned in are your Chapter 28/30 Vocabulary and your Card marking 3 Notebook Check. Please turn these in by taking a picture of the assignments and sending them to my email. This will greatly hurt your grade if you do not turn it in for Card Marking 3. You’ve had almost two weeks to turn in a notebook check and many of you are moving onto other assignments and not completing these two. THESE TWO NEED TO BE DONE FIRST! They are due on Friday, no exceptions.
  2. The Silk Road Assignment on I-learn. This will also need to be turned in on I-Learn. If you are having trouble opening it up the website that goes with the assignment, due to the flash, click the Document that says “Silk Road Assignment Screenshots” and this should be helpful. This is now due by Sunday 3/29.
  3. IxL Topics: A.1, R.1, and R.2 -with an 80% smart score. These will be due on Friday 3/29
  4. Head over to Google Classroom and take the Quiz/Survey for Remote Learning for Social Studies. It wont take long.
  5. If you are done with all please work on your Moby Max.

Assignments are being entered to the Gradebook as I get them, or usually by the end of the day. If you notice you have finished something and it is not in the gradebook yet, please email me about it (With the exception of the Silk Road Assignment.

Have a good day!

Ms. Rancilio

3/23-3/25 Homework!

Good Morning!

Many of you started and completed the homework through Wednesday already. As a reminder here it what is due this Wednesday:

  1. Please Log into IXL and go under “7th grade Social Studies” and complete the following topics with at least an 80% scoring rate (these will be due at the end the week). I am updating the IXL score grades at the end of each day. If you see a score there it means youre done!
  1. A.1 Oceans and Continents
  2. R. 1 – The Ancient Silk Road: Geography and Transportation
  3. R.2 The Ancient Silk Road: goods and ideas

2.Log into your I-learn account and Click the “Silk Road” assignment. Follow all directions on I-learn and make sure to turn in the copy once you are done. If you are confused by the assignment, please send an email on how to complete it (This is due on Wednesday).

Reminders of homework:

  1. Chapter 28/30 Vocabulary
  2. Card Marking 3 Notebook Check

These are counted as grades and will be used on Card Marking 3s Grades. Please do not make excuses that you dont have your notebook, considering that over 50 students have forgotten their notebook and made this work.

Stay home, stay safe and miss you all!

Ms. Rancilio

Social Studies 3/23-3/27

Good Morning Everyone!

This week for Remote Learning will be a bit different, but these will be your assignments for Monday, March 23rd-Wednesday March 25th for enrichment learning.

  1. Please Log into IXL and go under “7th grade Social Studies” and complete the following topics with at least an 80% scoring rate (these will be due at the end the week).
  1. A.1 Oceans and Continents
  2. R. 1 – The Ancient Silk Road: Geography and Transportation
  3. R.2 The Ancient Silk Road: goods and ideas

2.Log into your I-learn account and Click the “Silk Road” assignment. Follow all directions on I-learn and make sure to turn in the copy once you are done. If you are confused by the assignment, please send an email on how to complete it (This is due on Wednesday).

3. Other homework that WILL BE ON Card Marking 3’s grades that are due on Friday. I must have these two assignments because they are not considered enrichment learning. We did these all in class prior to us switching over to remote learning. Reminder, if you would like no notebook check in Card Marking 4, you must get 100% on the notebook check and a 94 or above in the class from Card Markings 1, 2, and 3.

  1. Chapter 28/30 Vocabulary
  2. CM3 Notebook Check –

Titles for the CM3 Notebook Check

1/9 – 5WR Writng Prompts Sloppy Copy

1/29 5WR Presentation Cornell Notes

1/30 Chapter 25 Vocabulary and Sentences

2/10 Governments and Economies

2/24 Chapter 27 Vocabulary

2/26 Chapter 27 Cornell Ntes

3/3 Athens/Sparta Double Bubble map.

In addition to this, Moby Max will be due on Friday, March 4th with 120 minutes. I cannot take your questions about minutes until your IXL, Silk Road Activity, Chapter 28/30 Vocabulary and Notebook Check have been completed!

Have a good day/week! Despite this snowy weather1

Ms. Rancilio

3/20 -Social Studies Homework Reminder!

Good Morning!

Day 7 of Quarantine life is boring. I am very proud of a lot of you being proactive and getting your homework in. I am setting some guidelines below for the reminder of the homework that is due.

The last three grades of the card marking will be

  1. Signing up for Google Classroom – 101/130 Signed up! (IM PROUD!) Keep going! Code is 7tq3rip – I will be posting a short quiz on there next week.
  2. Chapter 28/30 Vocabulary
  3. Card Marking 3 Notebook Check.
  4. Redo of the Athens/Sparta Paper, if you choose to do this. Please just share it with me on Google Docs- This is due by Monday.

I need you guys to send the Notebook Check in and Chapter 28/30 Vocabulary in ASAP. Please take a picture of the topics listed, and send them over to my email at rancilm@dearbornschools.org for the notebook check and the Chapter 28/30 Vocabulary. Please check the blog from Friday, March 13th, Monday, March 16th, and Tuesday March 17th on further questions and topics that you may need to have.

Finally, I know that Moby Max is for homework, (120 minutes) but it is not due until April 4th. I know I have told you guys other dates, but I have decided it is due on April 4th. As always, you are more than welcome to email me and ask for your minutes, but I will not take your questions on that until I have received your Notebook Check and your Chapter 28/30 Vocabulary, because that is most important right now to finish out Card marking 3.

Stay Safe, Get up, Walk Around, Dont Drive your parents/siblings too crazy! Miss you all and see you soon!

Ms. Rancilio

3/17 – (3/16-3/20 homework)

Good Morning!

I appreciate the amount of work that many of you have been putting in! I have about 56/130 students signed up for Google Classroom – As a reminder, it is a grade! Please sign up for Google Classroom using the code – 7tq3rip

To access Google Classroom – Please go to your email, then your Apps (the nine little squares to the right hand corner) Click Classroom and press “+ Join Class” and enter the code of 7tq3rip

Homework Assignments for the week!

  1. Sign up for Google Classroom!
  2. Notebook Check CM3 – Please take pictures of the assignments below and send them into an email to me. These are the topics and pictures. If you forgot the notebook at school, I will also be attaching the assignments, that you can draw or make on your own (without printing, you can put it on a piece of paper).
  3. Redo of your Athens/Sparta paper – On Student Connect, I marked “redo” paper if it needs to be redone. If it does, I highly suggest it. Please redo it and share it with me on Google Docs.
  4. Moby Max 120 minutes – This is new and you must complete it. Please email me about your minutes, if you would like to know them.
  5. Chapter 28/30 Vocabulary Words – Please take a picture of this and send it to me on email at rancilm@dearbornschools.org It is in your notebook. If not, here are the words and definitions to copy and send me. Even if Ms. Beyersdorf and I checked it already, you will need to submit it.

REMINDER – Even if you completed the notebook check at school, I cannot grade it unless you have it done and will need to email me the information rancilm@dearbornschools.org

We will be updating grades as usual, if you do not see a grade for something you have emailed me in such as your Chapter 28/30 Vocabulary Words and Notebook Check, please re-email me!

Have a good day and get some work done!

Ms. Rancilio

3/16-3/20 Homework

Good Moring Everyone!

As we start into this three week stretch of remote learning, I am willing to be flexible, however, please make sure you use the blog, I-learn, email, remind, and Google Classroom.

Google Classroom Code for me – 7tq3rip

Remind – Please sign up!

To sign up for Ms. Rancilio’s 7th Grade Social Studies Class notifications, please visit
https://www.remind.com/join/msrancil

3/16-3/20 Homework Assignments

  1. Notebook Check CM3 – Please take pictures of the assignments below and send them into an email to me. These are the topics and pictures. If you forgot the notebook at school, I will also be attaching the assignments, that you can draw or make on your own (without printing, you can put it on a piece of paper).
  2. Redo of your Athens/Sparta paper – On Student Connect, I marked “redo” paper if it needs to be redone. If it does, I highly suggest it. Please redo it and share it with me on Google Docs.
  3. Moby Max 120 minutes – This is new and you must complete it. Please email me about your minutes, if you would like to know them.
  4. Chapter 28/30 Vocabulary Words – Please take a picture of this and send it to me on email at rancilm@dearbornschools.org It is in your notebook. If not, here are the words and definitions to copy and send me. Even if Ms. Beyersdorf and I checked it already, you will need to submit it.

Notebook Check Card Marking 3 Documents –

1/9 5WR Religion Writing Prompts –

1/29 – 5WR Pres. Cornell Notes

1/30 Chapter 25 Vocabulary and Sentences

2/10 – Governments and Economies

2/24 Chapter 27 Vocabulary

2/26 Chapter 27 Cornell Notes

3/3 Athens/Sparta Double Bubble Map


Please let me know if you have any questions at all by emailing me at rancilm@dearbornschools.org

Be safe, stay healthy – We will miss you all while we are out.

Ms. Rancilio

3/13 – Stay Tuned

Good Morning,

In light of Governor Whitmer’s cancelling school until after spring break, as a district we are unsure what we are doing in terms of learning, grades, etc. However, I will be posting on here and I-learn in order to keep up with whatever I can. I will accept work via email, you may take a picture of the work on a mobile device and send it to my email at rancilm@dearbornschools.org

Students today were supposed to go through their notebooks for our CM3 Notebook Check. I am attaching the files for it all. You may take a picture of each of your notebook titles listed below and send them to me in an email.

As far as current grades go, the Athens/Sparta papers are on Student Connect. If you are not satisfied with your grade, you are more than redo the paper, and share it with me on Google Docs. If next to the grade it says, “student needs to redo the assignment” – I Highly suggest redoing the assignment.

During this time please stay safe, hydrate, and rest. We will see you after the break. Take care.

Ms. Rancilio