Grade 7 Newsletters

7A

June 1, 2018

Math: (Mrs. Forrest) –   Students are preparing for a quiz on translations and reflections next week.  They have been exploring plotting points on the coordinate grid, sliding and flipping figures over the x and y axes and writing the new coordinates.  Next, students will investigate rotations and dilations on the coordinate plane. Finally, they will explore slope.

Language Arts: (Mrs. Larkin) – Students handed in their final essays for our unit on The Holocaust and I Promised I Would Tell today.  We will end the year with a few science fiction short stories that are full of suspense and plot twists; these tend to be students’ favorite stories that we read in seventh grade, so I think that it will be a great way to end the year.  Thank you, and have a wonderful weekend!

Social Studies: (Mrs. O’Connell) –We are nearly finished with our study of ancient Rome. We will be finishing up by focusing upon the Byzantine Empire. The Social Studies final exam is scheduled for Monday, June 11th. A study guide has been distributed and students should be reviewing one section of each of Chapters 4, 5, 8, and 9 each night. We will be reviewing in class as well. The exam will consist of multiple choice questions, a map, and an open response and will cover ancient Greece and ancient Rome. I will be distributing a map as well that students should be sure to study.

Science: (Mrs. Pratt) – Students are now studying the Human Body Unit.  We will be studying the different anatomy and physiology of each of eleven body systems.  Many demonstrations, labs, and other activities will help reinforce concepts and engage student learning during this unit.  During our study of the cardiovascular system, students will participate in a blood typing lab by identifying unknown samples of blood (fake blood).  Students will be participating in the dissection of a perch (culminating activity) which will tie Evolution concepts together with our study of the Human Body Systems.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Students will turn in their teal Spanish textbooks (¡Buen Viaje! 1A) on Monday, June 4th. If students have lost their textbook, Mr. Lusas will be in contact with parents/guardians about replacement of the book. Next, students will work in pairs/small groups to conduct research about famous dishes from Spanish speaking countries. After research has been completed, students will work together to create these dishes themselves at home to bring in and share with their class. Following this project, students will begin to read excerpts from the children’s adaptation in English of the best selling novel, Don Quijote de la Mancha.

Spanish: (Sra. Barkley)- We will have a quiz on ER and IR verb endings next week.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Over the next two weeks, Spanish students will be finishing Chapter 5 grammar and culture. Students can expect quizzes on ER and IR verbs as well as summary tests (Listening and Written tests) on the entire chapter.

Italian: (Signora Pescatore) – There will be a quiz on the fifteen -are verbs on text pages 71 and 72 on Monday, June 4th. Then students will be learning how to conjugate these regular verbs and use them correctly in sentences (pages 72 – 77).

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –   Students are finishing up the puberty unit by taking a short quiz and looking at the impact of advertising and photoshop on body image.   Students will analyze advertisements to try to identify the mixed messages they send. Next up we will study the skin.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –    Students will be starting the unit on loss.  The focus will be on stages of grieving and commemorating life.  The second week students will be working in small groups designing a memorials to celebrate life and presenting them to the class.  Students will be given a choice of a number of programs they can use on their ipads.

 

7B

June 1, 2018

Science: (Ms. Cerretani) – There was a lot going on last week in science on 7B!!  Students got to perform a hands on lab with a pig’s heart and lungs–and LOVED it!!  They got to watch the lungs expand and also put their hands inside an actual heart!! Another exciting lab they got to perform was checking out what the inside of a cow’s femur bone looks like and feel how hard and soft the different parts are.  We will be continuing our work on the Human Body with the Immune System next week. We will be discussing the natural defenses our bodies have against disease. We also will be learning the differences between infectious and noninfectious diseases.  The science final is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12th. A study guide will be handed out in class next week.

Math: (Mr. Vitale) –  During the next two weeks we will be working with transformations on the coordinate plane including translations, reflections, rotations, and dilations. We will also explore the concept of Similarity in figures and use this to find the perimeter and area of figures that show similarity using ratios and proportions.

Language Arts: (Ms. D’Arcangelo) – We are finishing the memoir I Promised I Would Tell with a writing assignment that will be completed in class and at home next week. Students are also working on their final book report- an oral presentation about a book of their choice. All resources for the project can be found on Google Classroom. Presentations will be on Wednesday, June 13th. Students have the option to present a day early (Tuesday, June 12th)  for an extra five points.

Social Studies: (Mr. Kingston)–  We’re continuing to look at the Empire, the building of the colosseum and the Circus Maximus and the various and gory gladiator battles.  We’ll be looking at the reasons for the downfall of the Empire and the birth of Christianity as well. Our semester assessment exam will be held on MONDAY JUNE 11th. (Study guides will be provided)

Italian: (Signora Pescatore) – There will be a quiz on the fifteen -are verbs on text pages 71 and 72 on Monday, June 4th. Then students will be learning how to conjugate these regular verbs and use them correctly in sentences (pages 72 – 77).

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Students will turn in their teal Spanish textbooks (¡Buen Viaje! 1A) on Monday, June 4th. If students have lost their textbook, Mr. Lusas will be in contact with parents/guardians about replacement of the book. Next, students will work in pairs/small groups to conduct research about famous dishes from Spanish speaking countries. After research has been completed, students will work together to create these dishes themselves at home to bring in and share with their class. Following this project, students will begin to read excerpts from the children’s adaptation in English of the best selling novel, Don Quijote de la Mancha.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Over the next two weeks, Spanish students will be finishing Chapter 5 grammar and culture. Students can expect quizzes on ER and IR verbs as well as summary tests (Listening and Written tests) on the entire chapter.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students are finishing up the puberty unit by taking a short quiz and looking at the impact of advertising and photoshop on body image.   Students will analyze advertisements to try to identify the mixed messages they send. Next up we will study the skin.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) –  Students will be starting the unit on loss.  The focus will be on stages of grieving and commemorating life.  The second week students will be working in small groups designing a memorials to celebrate life and presenting them to the class.  Students will be given a choice of a number of programs they can use on their ipads.

7C

June 1, 2018

Science (Mrs. Scelsi) –  We had  a great visit with MilliporeSigma last week.  If you haven’t seen the MSMS blog, please take a look.  The water filtration devices that your students build were genius!  This week we started our human body unit. We began with an overview of the twelve systems and next week we will focus more closely on six of the systems.  There will be a quiz on Monday, 6/4 covering the overview notes that the students have been taking in class. I have scheduled the fish dissection to begin on June 11th and last that entire week.  We will have our science final on June 12th. I will begin reviewing with the students next week in class and I will give a study guide next week also.

Math: (Ms. Miley) – Students will be using the Pythagorean Theorem to find the area of right triangles and solve word problems. We will then begin a financial literacy unit looking at many different aspects as it relates to teens. There will be an online series of mini-lessons followed by students doing their own research on buying a car, saving for college/training courses, renting vs buying, and more.

Social Studies: (Mrs. Evans) – We are close to ending our unit on ancient Rome. We will conclude chapter 9 with a look at the Byzantine Empire. Our Final Exam is scheduled for Monday, June 11th. This exam will cover chapters 4,5,8, and 9. The exam will consist of multiple choice questions, a map, and an open response. Study guides were distributed in class and will be available on google classroom. We will end the year with a look at Christianity.

Language Arts: (Mrs. Bedrossian) – We are concluding our unit on the memoir “I Promised I Would Tell” by completing a final persuasive essay both in and outside of class. Final essays will be due on Tuesday, June 5th. We will begin our last literary unit of the year on science fiction and fantasy. Over the next few weeks we will be reading  “All Summer In A Day”, “Monsters Are Due On Maple Street” as well as a few other fantasy and science fiction short stories. Students have a final oral book report on their choice of a fantasy or science fiction novel.  Book report presentations will be on Wednesday, June 13th.

French: (Mme Abrams) – Over the next two weeks, French students will be completing Lesson 15, learning the vocabulary on page 114 and how to form negative sentences. Students can expect an entire Lesson quiz by the end of the second week.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Students will turn in their teal Spanish textbooks (¡Buen Viaje! 1A) on Monday, June 4th. If students have lost their textbook, Mr. Lusas will be in contact with parents/guardians about replacement of the book. Next, students will work in pairs/small groups to conduct research about famous dishes from Spanish speaking countries. After research has been completed, students will work together to create these dishes themselves at home to bring in and share with their class. Following this project, students will begin to read excerpts from the children’s adaptation in English of the best selling novel, Don Quijote de la Mancha.

Spanish (Sra. Barkley)-  We will have a quiz on ER and IR verb endings next week.

Italian: (Signora Pescatore) – There will be a quiz on the fifteen -are verbs on text pages 71 and 72 on Monday, June 4th. Then students will be learning how to conjugate these regular verbs and use them correctly in sentences (pages 72 – 77).

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –   Students are finishing up the puberty unit by taking a short quiz and looking at the impact of advertising and photoshop on body image.  Students will analyze advertisements to try to identify the mixed messages they send. Next up we will study the skin.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students will be starting the unit on loss.  The focus will be on stages of grieving and commemorating life.  The second week students will be working in small groups designing a memorials to celebrate life and presenting them to the class.  Students will be given a choice of a number of programs they can use on their ipads.

 

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