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     Mrs. DeGal
    Mrs. DeGal
    Social Studies and Writer's Workshop
    "Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people your family, friends and coworkers and even strangers you meet along the way." ~ Barbara Bush
    Hamburg Central School District has supported The Character Council of Western New York for many years.  Let us all remember to follow Barbara Bush's advice on treating people kindly in every aspect of our lives (in person, e-mail correspondence, social media,...). We are role models for the next generation!
    Textbook Log in:

    When accessing the textbook, you must use your School Google account to log in (user name and password). Then, in the top left hand corner you will see  " bookmarks".  The textbook link is at the bottom of that drop down menu.  It should take the student directly to the website.

      Social Studies 
    Students must remember to keep their earbuds in their lockers, we often use them in class.
    This website will be updated periodically, the best way to keep up with important information is to sign up for REMIND 2018-2019.  It is free, a specific number will be provided to parents in the beginning of the school year if they chose to use this tool for communication. 
    Here is the link to sign up for REMIND (Social Studies only, Writer's Workshop has a separate link), a wonderful resource for parents and teachers alike!  It is truly beneficial as I often send out copies of review sheets, reminders for tests and projects. My class website is not used for those purposes; REMIND is much more user friendly and faster to use.  

    2018-19 Supplies for Social Studies (everyday) include: Earbuds/headphones, heavy duty folder paper, composition notebook, pens/pencils, colored pencils, scissors, glue and school issued Chromebook.  It is very important that students come to class ready to learn. Please check your child's planner to make sure they are completing their homework.  Homework is expected to be neat and accurate.  It is provided to reinforce concepts taught in class. 
    Music Lessons  Many students take lessons and miss classroom instruction.  Certain activities/discussions cannot be duplicated.  In this case, students will be given reading material in order to be provided with the same information.  Students are to sign out and verbally let me know the day before their lesson.  In the event of a Chapter Test, I always have the children reschedule their lesson.  All homework is expected to be handed in the day it is due.  Students need to come to my room during Study hall/DEAR to get the classwork/homework that they missed. Thank you for you assistance with this matter.
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