I teach 8th grade students at Adair County Middle School.
The 8th grade U.S. History classes are for the full year term. Students in my classes will have me as their History (Social Studies) teacher for the full year.
The Extension Classes that I teach daily (1st period "Civil War History through Movies" and 7th period "Civics and Citizenship") are both classes that each last only nine weeks. For example, students in my 1st period Extension Class will only have that class for nine weeks, then their schedule will change to a different teacher's 1st period Extension class or to another teacher's RtI class for the next nine weeks. No Extension class will be repeated by a student. The scheduling for 1st & 7th periods is based on testing and class data and performance, and students' may be placed in another extension class or into an RtI class, depending on progress and updated MAP scores in Reading and Math.**
**Students are always encouraged to perform well on their MAP tests and other assessments to allow them to be enrolled in Extension classes, which are enrichment classes in Social Studies and/or Science that also incorporate Math and/or Reading in the Extension class as much as possible. Otherwise, based on MAP scores and other assessments, students will be enrolled in remediation classes (RtI) for Math and/or Reading.**