Grade 7 Newsletters

7A

November 22, 2017

Math: (Mrs. Forrest) –  Students are solving one – step equations with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and will be putting them all together in two – step equations.  Once they have solved  two – step equations and applied them to word problems, they will begin graphing and writing inequalities.  Finally, students will solve one and two step inequalities.  Have a great Thanksgiving!

Language Arts: (Mrs. Larkin) –  A big thank you to all of the parents who came in for parent conferences!  This week, we are wrapping up our chapter 8 Grammar unit with a final test.  Next week, we will be starting our unit on, “A Christmas Carol”.  Students will sign up for different roles, and we will be acting out the play in class.  Students should also be reading their science fiction or adventure novel for their next book report; their notes are due on the Monday after Thanksgiving break.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  

Social Studies: (Mrs. O’Connell) – We are completing our study of ancient Egypt. A Chapter 2 test will be given on Monday, November 27th. We will begin Chapter 3, The Ancient Israelites next week. We will focus on the history and the religion of the Israelites and how Judaism has influenced the world from ancient times until today. We will also be participating in the National Geography Bee. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Science: (Mrs. Pratt) – Students are currently learning about the chemistry of life. We are exploring the 4 classes of organic compounds as we learn about food labels during lab.  We will have a quiz on section 3.1, chemistry of life, at the end of next week. Next, we will begin our study of “the cell” (chapter 2).  Students will learn the parts (organelles) and how each functions for the benefit of the cell. Many activities, demonstrations, labs, and assignments will engage learning and reinforce concepts and vocabulary. Please continue to collect cans and bottles for our fundraiser to help save the Rainforests and endangered species! Check out the extra credit Thanksgiving Science Trivia posted on my blog.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) –  Next week, students will review the verb SER and its conjugations, as well as Chapter 1, Words 2 Vocabulary. This will be in preparation for an upcoming quiz (date TBA on my blog). After the quiz, students will be introduced to the infamous stories of Don Quijote de la Mancha and his squire Sancho Panza as a cultural unit. Check the blog throughout the year for updates and information! www.msmirabellaspanish.wordpress.com

Spanish: (Sra. Barkley)- We will be having a quiz on Chapter 2 Vocabulary next Tuesday. Students should be using their flashcards to study, at least 10 minutes each day leading up to the quiz. They can also use the Quizlet link from Google Classroom. Have a great Thanksgiving break!

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – After the break, Spanish students will be studying vocabulary from Palabras 2 of Chapter 2, school subjects and numbers through 100. ¡Buen día de acción de dar las gracias!

Italian: (Signora Pescatore) – Students will be using the adjectives on pages 27 and 28 to describe others. They will be learning the subject pronouns (pages 34 – 35) and the irregular verb “to be” (page 36). There will be quizzes on the adjectives as well as the conjugation of the verb.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will have finished and presented their stories about people acting courageously in the context of a cyberbullying situation.  We will now begin our unit on unintentional injuries and how to approach risky decisions.

7B

November 22, 2017

Science: (Ms. Cerretani) – We have been working on our chemistry unit starting by learning about the elements that make up the human body.  We also will learn the differences between atoms, molecules, elements, and compounds.  Students will complete activities that will help them recognize the relationship between chemistry and science.  Happy Thanksgiving!!

Math: (Mr. Vitale) – We will continue with our work with inequalities with the focus on solving inequalities that include multiplication and division, writing and solving inequalities from word problems, and solving two-step inequalities. The procedures for solving inequalities are similar to those used for solving equations so this also serves as good practice for solving equations.

Language Arts: (Ms. D’Arcangelo) – We ended our literature unit on memoirs by creating a “six word memoir” and writing a short narrative piece to accompany it. We will be creating a book of our narratives and a mural of the artistic representations of them. We have begun our unit on A Christmas Carol with background reading on Charles Dickens’s life and the Industrial Revolution. After Thanksgiving we will begin reading the play in class and discussing the social issues that influenced the story and how they relate to today’s society. Book report notes were checked last week, and students will continue to work on their presentations over Thanksgiving break. Students will present on Friday, 12/1. Happy Thanksgiving!

Social Studies: (Mr. Kingston)– We will be finishing up our unit on ancient Egypt, culminating with our original how to be a pharaoh poems.  Our next unit will cover the history of the ancient Israelite kingdoms and the story of the Exodus.  Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday!!

Italian: (Signora Pescatore) – Students will be using the adjectives on pages 27 and 28 to describe others. They will be learning the subject pronouns (pages 34 – 35) and the irregular verb “to be” (page 36). There will be quizzes on the adjectives as well as the conjugation of the verb.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) –  Next week, students will review the verb SER and its conjugations, as well as Chapter 1, Words 2 Vocabulary. This will be in preparation for an upcoming quiz (date TBA on my blog). After the quiz, students will be introduced to the infamous stories of Don Quijote de la Mancha and his squire Sancho Panza as a cultural unit. Check the blog throughout the year for updates and information! www.msmirabellaspanish.wordpress.com

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – After the break, Spanish students will be studying vocabulary from Palabras 2 of Chapter 2, school subjects and numbers through 100. ¡Buen día de acción de dar las gracias!

Latin: (Mr. Walsh) –  Once we finish filming our scenes from chapter 4, we will begin to examine the grammar presented, including new pronouns and imperative verbs.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will have finished and presented their stories about people acting courageously in the context of a cyberbullying situation.  We will now begin our unit on unintentional injuries and how to approach risky decisions.

 

7C

November 22, 2017

Science (Mrs. Scelsi) – Next week the students will be participating in the Evolution of Plants lab.  They will be using microscopes and various visuals to trace the evolution of plants from algae to flowering plants.  The quiz extra credit for the Origins of Life quiz is due on Monday, 11/27.  We will begin our brief study of the chemistry of life following the plant lab.  Have a very happy Thanksgiving.

Math: (Ms. Miley) – We will be completing Ch. 3 with quiz on 2 step variable equations on Wednesday, Nov. 28. We begin Ch. 4 with solving and graphing 2 step  inequalities and word problems. Homework and extra help days continue to be posted on the blog. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Language Arts: (Mrs. Bedrossian) – We will be completing our unit on Nonfiction/Memoir narratives with a memoir writing assignment. Students also will submit their Movie reports on Tuesday, November 21st. After the Thanksgiving break, students will begin to read the play version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Social Studies: (Mrs. Evans) – We have completed our unit on ancient Egypt. Chapter 2 binder checks (quiz grade) are due by Tuesday, Nov. 28th. The Egyptian pharaoh research paper is tentatively due Dec. 5th, but please check the blog for updates. After the Thanksgiving break, we will begin a chapter on the ancient Israelites and the rise of Judaism. We will also be participating in the National Geographic Bee. Have a nice Thanksgiving!

French: (Mme Abrams) –  French students will begin Lesson 6, learning to identify and describe people with the different gender specific articles and adjectives. We will also learn the numbers from 80-100. Bonnes vacances!

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will review the verb SER and its conjugations, as well as Chapter 1, Words 2 Vocabulary. This will be in preparation for an upcoming quiz (date TBA on my blog). After the quiz, students will be introduced to the infamous stories of Don Quijote de la Mancha and his squire Sancho Panza as a cultural unit. Check the blog throughout the year for updates and information! www.msmirabellaspanish.wordpress.com

Spanish (Sra. Barkley)- We will be having a quiz on Chapter 2 Vocabulary next Tuesday. Students should be using their flashcards to study, at least 10 minutes each day leading up to the quiz. They can also use the Quizlet link from Google Classroom. Have a great Thanksgiving break!

Italian: (Signora Pescatore) – Students will be using the adjectives on pages 27 and 28 to describe others. They will be learning the subject pronouns (pages 34 – 35) and the irregular verb “to be” (page 36). There will be quizzes on the adjectives as well as the conjugation of the verb.

Latin: (Mr. Walsh) –   Once we finish filming our scenes from chapter 4, we will begin to examine the grammar presented, including new pronouns and imperative verbs.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will have finished and presented their stories about people acting courageously in the context of a cyberbullying situation.  We will now begin our unit on unintentional injuries and how to approach risky decisions.

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