Charter Schools Home vcsdc01

Mrs. Christina Ling « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar


Due to laws regarding privacy, use of email is limited.  All email sent or received through the school is public record and will be stored permanently.  If you have questions regarding your child's behavior or grades please send in a note or call the school and leave a message so the teacher may return your call. You may refer to any of our classroom websites for information regarding homework, tests, class activities, etc. or to your child's planner for missing assignments and other information.  If you still have a question regarding information please feel free to send an email.  If we are unable to answer your question through email, we will either send home a note in your child's planner or call you.  If you do send an email please make sure to type "student" in the subject line to ensure that your email is received. 

Please regularly log into Pinnacle Grade Book and view your child's grades.  If you have forgotten, or misplaced, your login and password, please contact Tara Milow at the Central Office (Phone number 352-259-6848).

Just a reminder to parents, please make sure you are looking at the correct assignments and PDF files as I am teaching 7th Grade Civics and 8th Grade American History. I will try my best to label accordingly. 

All classwork (CW) and homework (HW) for the week are located on the Monday for that week.  Please print that page out and place it where your child can see it so that they are making sure that they are accomplishing all of their work.  I have also posted many PDF files below that contain information that has also been handed out in class.  If your child loses or misplaces something, please look below for a replacement.  If it is something that you do not see there, just ask. 

If you donate something for the classroom, make sure to send in the receipt, or a note or send an email to let me know how much to credit you for PI hours.

Washington D.C. Trip:  Details about the 2015 8th Grade Trip to Washington D.C. can be found on the Field Trips Page.  This year we are adding an optional 1 day extension to tour Williamsburg, Jamestown, & Yorktown. Please see the field trip page for more details about this trip.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events:

  • 9/9: 1st 9 Weeks Progress Reports
  • 10/9: End of 1st 9 Weeks
  • 10/10: No School-Teacher Work Day

Helpful Online Resources:

The textbook web site can be accessed through the following link:

7th Grade Civics:  Unit 8: The Executive Branch from 10/15-10-28. 

In this Unit, we will be learning about the executive branch. In Lesson 1, we will be focusing on the Electoral College and how it elects a president, the qualifications of becoming a president, the terms of office, salary and benefits and about the Vice President. In Lesson 2, we will be learning about the powers and roles of the president In Lesson 3, we will be learning about foreign policy and the tools of foreign policy. In Lesson 4, we will be learning about the Presidentís Cabinet, The Federal Agencies in the executive branch.

 Next *Tentative*Test/Quiz/Assignment Dates:

  • 8.1 -8.2 Quiz-10/21
  • Unit 8 Test-10/28

8th Grade American History: "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" Book Study from 10/14-11/17

In this unit, we will be reading a book together in class and examining different aspects in the book. The book covers issues/topics such as: the realistic portrayal of colonists, the historic settings of Colonial Connecticut and Barbados, freedom of religion, the theme of loyalty and justice, Puritan settlers and their religious beliefs, and the Salem Witch Trials. 

Next *Tentative*Test/Quiz/Assignment Dates:

  • Students will have assignments on moodle. 
  • Students will complete a study guide during the book study.
  • Students will have a cumulative project. Details coming soon.

Have a BLESSED day!

Christina Ling


PDF documents
7th Grade Civics - 2014-2015 Syllabus
7th Grade Civics - Unit 8 Summary
7th Grade Civics - Unit 8 Notes/Study Guide
7th Grade Civics - 10/22 HW-vocabulary packet
7th Grade Civics - Unit 8 SG/Notes-annotated
8th Grade American History - 2014-2015 Syllabus
8th Grade American History - TWoBP: Active Reading for Chapters 1-8
8th Grade American History - TWoBP: Active Reading for Chapters 18-21
8th Grade American History - TWoBP: Active Reading for Chapters 9-17
The ABC's of Homework - helpful advice for parents

 October 2014
Previous Month  |  Next Month




















US History - 8th Grade CW and HW
Civics - 7th Grade CW and HW







US History - 8th Grade CW and HW
Civics - 7th Grade CW and HW





Literal Translation