Grade 7 Newsletters 6/3/2016

7A

June 3, 2016

Science: (Mrs. Pratt) – Students are learning about the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection.  They will be participating in a lab that uses beans to simulate the process of Natural Selection.  Next, students will participate in the dissection of a yellow perch.  This activity is culminating to the previous units studied on Evolution and Human Body Systems.  Finally, students will use microscopes to observe protists such as Amoeba, Paramecium, and many types of algae.  We will also be learning about bacteria and fungi.  Finally, students this year have raised over $200.00 in cans and bottles to be donated to the rainforest in Colombia and preservation of Koalas.  I wish everyone a wonderful and restful summer!  It has been a pleasure teaching your students!

Math: (Mrs. Forrest) – Students have been exploring transformations on the coordinate plane.  They have recently plotted points and translated triangles and quadrilaterals on the coordinate plane.  Students will next investigate reflecting figures over the x and y axes and writing the coordinates of the new figure.  All math books need to be returned to school by Friday, June 10.  Finally, our 7A Field Trip to Rollerworld is coming up on Monday, June 13th!

Social Studies: (Mrs. O’Connell) – We are currently finishing Chapter 9 and a test will be given on Wednesday, June 8th. This marks the end of our focus on ancient Rome. Our final topic of study will be Chapter 10, Christianity. Beginning on Wednesday, June 8th, I will be collecting the textbooks that were used at home this year. They must be returned by Friday, June 10th and the number of the book that was distributed at the beginning of the year to take home, must be the same as the number of the book returned.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be reading and analyzing the famous novel, Don Quijote de la Mancha. The following week, students will view and discuss the film, “Canela,” which correlates with Chapter 5 in their textbook about food in Latin America.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be assessed on Chapter 5 with a listening and a written test. The following week, we will watch a film dealing with Hispanic culture.

Latin: (Mr. Finnigan) –  We have just finished our gladiator unit by watching and discussing the movie “Colosseum: A Gladiator’s Story.” We are now moving into our (final!) unit, Stage 12, which deals with the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and the concomitant destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum. We will be exploring how the Romans conceived of, coped with, and described this disaster, as well as why Pompeii is so important for our study of the ancient world. We will finish this unit by discussing and comparing ancient and modern attitudes toward disasters and recovery.

Italian: (Signora Pescatore) – Students will complete their study of the verb avere (to have). There will be a quiz on the conjugation of this irregular verb on Tuesday, June 7th. During the last week of school, they will be watching Alla Ricerca di Nemo (Finding Nemo) in Italian.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be finishing up the puberty unit by discussing the films and taking an objective quiz.  Students will also be learning about the importance of a positive body image and the role of advertising and media in how we think about our appearance.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students will be finishing the unit on puberty.  They will have a quiz the first class meeting on the information they learned during the puberty unit.  The second week they will start the unit on aging and grieving.  The first week will focus on the stages of aging and stereotypes associated with aging.  

7B

June 3, 2016

Science: (Ms. Cerretani) –  We have just completed our Human Body unit and have moved on to Evolution and adaptations over time.  We will be discussing Darwin’s observations of evolution and natural selection.  We also will be identifying the importance of fossils as evidence of evolution.  I hope you can make it this weekend to the 8th Annual 5K Walk for Teen LIGHT at Burlington Town Common to support children and teens with cancer.  This year’s proceeds go to Camp Sunshine.

Math: (Mr. Vitale) – During the next two weeks we will be working with three different types of transformations using the x-y coordinate plane. They are reflections, rotations, and dilations. We will also explore the concept of symmetry and similarity. We will use similarity and ratios to find the lengths of unknown side lengths of similar polygons.

Language Arts: (Ms. D’Arcangelo) –  During the next two weeks we will be finishing our Holocaust unit. Students will have a test on the book next week. It will include multiple choice questions and a multi-paragraph open response question. Students will go over the format of the test on Monday and receive a study guide to help them prepare. Oral book report presentations will be on Thursday, June 9th. ALL book reports must be in that day. If a student does not present, he or she will receive a zero for the assignment. Prepositions will be our last grammar focus before the grammar post-test (date TBA). Reminder: Our class field trip is Friday, June 17th to Golf Country at Richardson’s Ice Cream. Thank you for sending in money and permission slips!

Social Studies: (Mr. Kingston) – We’re wrapping up our units on Ancient Rome, looking at various emporers of Rome, the reasons the Empire fell and much more!  We’ll be also looking at the growth of the christian religion and its spread throughout the world.

French: (Mme Pescatore) – Students will be doing various activities with classroom and body parts vocabulary. The last week of school they will be watching Le Monde de Nemo (Finding Nemo) in French.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be reading and analyzing the famous novel, Don Quijote de la Mancha. The following week, students will view and discuss the film, “Canela,” which correlates with Chapter 5 in their textbook about food in Latin America.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be assessed on Chapter 5 with a listening and a written test. The following week, we will watch a film dealing with Hispanic culture.

Latin: (Mr. Finnigan) – We have just finished our gladiator unit by watching and discussing the movie “Colosseum: A Gladiator’s Story.” We are now moving into our (final!) unit, Stage 12, which deals with the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and the concomitant destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum. We will be exploring how the Romans conceived of, coped with, and described this disaster, as well as why Pompeii is so important for our study of the ancient world. We will finish this unit by discussing and comparing ancient and modern attitudes toward disasters and recovery.  

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – –  Students will be finishing up the puberty unit by discussing the films and taking an objective quiz.  Students will also be learning about the importance of a positive body image and the role of advertising and media in how we think about our appearance.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students will be finishing the unit on puberty.  They will have a quiz the first class meeting on the information they learned during the puberty unit.  The second week they will start the unit on aging and grieving.  The first week will focus on the stages of aging and stereotypes associated with aging.  

7C

June 3, 2016

Science (Mrs. Scelsi) – We will be continuing our study of evolution next week with a look at the evidence that supports evolution and the theory of natural selection.  We will begin our fish dissection on Wednesday.  The final full week of school will be spent studying the different kingdoms, specifically bacteria and protists.

Math: (Ms. Miley) – We are completing Transformation Slides and will be presenting them next Thursday and Friday. Next, the students will be looking at Fractal Geometry and making a decimal design. Books will be collected June 14th so students should bring them back to school then. Enjoy the summer!

Language Arts: (Mrs. Donovan) –  “Verbals” will continue to be the focus of grammar classes with special attention given to gerunds and infinitives.  We will also continue our reading of fables, myths, and legends.  The final vocabulary quiz of the year is scheduled for Thursday, 6/9.  Grammar and Literature textbooks should be returned to school on Wednesday, 6/15.  Please remember that there are summer reading requirements for eighth grade – check the school blog for specific information!  Have a safe and happy summer!

Social Studies: (Mrs. Evans) – We will be spending the final weeks of school looking at the rise and spread of Christianity. Next week, students will be doing mini research projects on a topic of their choice in Christianity. Directions for the project were distributed today. The final “Country of the Day” quiz will be Wednesday, June 8th. Social Studies textbooks that were sent home in September will be collected the week of June 13th. Have a wonderful summer!

French: (Mme Abrams) –  French students will be working on classroom vocabulary, maps, and flags of the many French speaking countries in the world. The last week of school we will watch a French film entitled “The Butterfly”.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be reading and analyzing the famous novel, Don Quijote de la Mancha. The following week, students will view and discuss the film, “Canela,” which correlates with Chapter 5 in their textbook about food in Latin America.

Spanish (Sra. Barkley)- Students will finish up Chapter 5 with a review and then a written test.

Italian: (Signora Pescatore) – Students will complete their study of the verb avere (to have). There will be a quiz on the conjugation of this irregular verb on Tuesday, June 7th. During the last week of school, they will be watching Alla Ricerca di Nemo (Finding Nemo) in Italian.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – –  Students will be finishing up the puberty unit by discussing the films and taking an objective quiz.  Students will also be learning about the importance of a positive body image and the role of advertising and media in how we think about our appearance.

Health: (Ms. Eovine) – Students will be finishing the unit on puberty.  They will have a quiz the first class meeting on the information they learned during the puberty unit.  The second week they will start the unit on aging and grieving.  The first week will focus on the stages of aging and stereotypes associated with aging.  

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