Mr. Rajczak

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Mr. Rajczak

8th Grade Homeroom Teacher

US History

Grades 7 and 8

Mr. Rajczak has been a Catholic School Teacher for 37 years.He has been recognized as a Religious Educator of the Year twice. He has written twenty children’s books on topics as diverse as Meet the President, The Haunted White House, and Texas Geography to Stink Bugs, Sea Urchins, and Andrew Jackson: Before He Was President. His latest is titled Citizen Scientist due to be available in early 2018.

After raising two wonderful and very successful children, he and his wife like to travel.
Mr. Rajczak has been here at St. Amelia School  for the past eleven years. One of his favorite activities is the Grade 8 Trip to Washington, DC.

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Classroom Information

Grade 8 room 4
Mr. Rajczak’s fantastic/wonderful homeroom

 

 

Grade 8:  This week we will be discussing the causes of World War II.  We move on to how the USA enters the war and how Americans on the home front supported the war effort. Today we are still living in the afterglow/results….Students are working on a combination Computer/Technology/Stream/Social Studies project-creating a video that provides information concerning one of the places we will be visiting on our trips to Washington, DC.

Each chapter begins with defining the chapter’s vocabulary and a follow up vocabulary quiz.

 

grade 7:This week we will be examining the Texas was for independence and the causes of the Mexican-American War.

Students are strongly encouraged to review notes on Googleclassroom as well as their own notebooks.

 

Mr. Rajczak is available after school for review, retakes if needed, and notes:
Tuesday until 3:25; Wednesday,Thursday, Friday until 4:00 if requested. If there is a teacher meeting called, these times may be adjusted. Changes are usually posted on my homework board in room 4.

 

 

WWW.glenco.com

What can you find there?
*Vocabulary review/flashcards…excellent stuff
*graphics such as this:
http://glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/socialstudies/in_motion_09/taj/09taj_p476.swf
*sample quizzes and review, many other very helpful things
“Mr. Mule’ has always taught us that we can have a good day or not; the choice is yours. This can be applied to your study habits. Every single day I require that you review the day’s notes and complete any assignments given. I cannot study for you and your parents cannot study for you. All that is asked is that you give your best effort. I usually can provide at least three days after school each week to help students, even if it is just to clarify a point or provide a quiet place to work (I have four student computers with internet access). Teachers in our school are here to help you succeed. This will be my 34th year as a full time Catholic school teacher. I firmly believe that Catholic schools are the best. I feel St. Amelia’s has the best principal and staff anywhere. Students who give an honest effort are successful, are usually on the honor roll, and have a better transition to the high school you and family choose. I sincerely believe that this is going to be an excellent year!