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Mrs. Wiesner's Class


Cyclone Core 7th Grade Social Studies         Mrs. Maria Wiesner

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Most work is done on Google Classroom and assignments are available there. 

Welcome to the Cyclone Core and 7th Grade Social Studies! I am a veteran teacher of over 25 years with experience teaching Social Studies, Language Arts, Reading, Technology, and grades 1-12. I have lived in multiple states - including Missouri, New York, Illinois, California, and of course, Colorado. I have a Bachelors in Elementary Education and my Masters Degree is a Specialist in Reading. I am a proud Kangaroo from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Lessons will be engaging and informative and I always am thinking of how students feel when they are in the classroom! I want your student to be successful and learn skills and comprehension strategies that will serve them in all classes with a history backdrop.

I like hands-on learning and we will use many manipulatives and technology to learn about mostly the Eastern Hemisphere throughout many time periods. Middle Ages, Japan, Rome, Greece, mapping, simulations, presentations, and much, much more! In our Social Studies department, we like to have fun and learn about the past.   I am a mother of 4 and have been happily married for about 29 years! My kids are all older, but I love seeing them as often as possible.  Most of them are in college and all have jobs so we are a busy household. I love to travel and have been many places in the world. My latest travels landed me in the southern part of the United States. I visited Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama and North Carolina! I ate grits and alligator! I have 2 wonderful puppies named CJ and Lacey.

With credentials in 7-12 Language Arts, 7-12  Social Studies, K to Adult Reading Specialist, Educational Technology and K to 6  Elementary Education.  I have been teaching over 25 years.  Experienced with students in Special Ed, ELL and Gifted. I have a Masters in Reading and have experience teaching grades 1 3,4,5,6,7 8, 9-12.

Click here for Mrs. Wiesner's Class Website   (Which has details and pictures showing the assignment for the week in Google Classroom and also the assignment number)

Welcome to Distance Learning!  To access Adams 12 learning resources, you will first have to log in to your school Google account. Log in here using your normal lunch number and password.

Once you have logged into your Google account for Adams 12, you will be able to access your Google Drive and Google Classroom in your class period as usual. I will be posting a week's worth of assignments at a time on Google Classroom. These assignments will incorporate Youtube videos, Chapter readings and notes, various assignments that you are familiar with and Google Forms quizzes.

I will be available via email and will answer emails daily. Grades and attendance will be done on a weekly basis. For the assignment each week, your goal is to complete the work by Friday (and you must show evidence of attempts by Friday) - but you will have until the following Friday for a grade (still using the +1, +2, +3, and +4 system) . As an example, your first assignment is given on April 1st, and I will take attendance by April 3rd, but I will post your grade by April 10th. 

I will also have office hours when we can catch up:

  • Monday  10am-12pm
  • Tuesday 1pm - 3pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 12pm
  • Thursday 8pm-10pm
  • Friday 8am-10am

Remote Learning Attendance Policy

  • All core content and electives teachers will record weekly attendance in Infinite Campus.  

  • Attendance will be taken every Friday starting April 3, 2020.

  • Student attendance will  be accounted for by teachers gathering and keeping track of evidence/artifacts (writings, videos, worksheets, projects) that students complete aligned to expectations outlined by the teacher.  

  • Students must attempt the assigned task(s) to be considered ‘present’ during that week of remote learning.  

  • If a student is not ‘attending’ based on these parameters, the teacher or appropriate designee will contact the family to determine what adjustments or modifications might be needed to help the student engage successfully in the remote learning experience. 

Remote Learning Grading Policy

  • All core content and electives teachers will record weekly grades  in Infinite Campus.

  • Grades will be entered weekly starting the week of Friday, April 10, 2020.  

  • Weekly assignments due on Fridays will be graded and entered by the following Friday.

  • Student grades will be recorded based on teachers gathering and keeping track of evidence/artifacts (writings, videos, worksheets, projects) that students complete aligned to expectations outlined by the teacher.  

  • Teachers will post rubrics with assignments that clearly outline the grading expectations for that particular assignment.

  • The method of assessment, grading, and providing feedback to students is left to the discretion of common-course teams with guidance and approval from the administrator assigned to that grade level or department. 

  • Assignments will stay open after the deadline for grading and feedback, but attendance will not be changed.

  • Retakes and multiple assessments will be allowed.

  • Student grades will be recorded based on the Adams 12 Standards-Based Grading Scale:

    • 4 - Exceeds the Standard

    • 3 - Meets the Standard

    • 2 - Approaches the Standard

    • 1 - Does Not Meet the Standard

    • M -Missing

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