Religion: The students are currently on Chapter 19, the role of prayer is the Church community. With Mr. McCauley coming in on Tuesday and Mass on Thursday, the students will be taking the test on Monday, May 20th. The Chapter Review will be assigned on Wednesday, but not due until Monday.
Social Studies: Students are moving on to discuss Imperialism and the causes of WWI. We will be reviewing and having a year-end final next week. The final will be on Friday, May 24th. It will not be a detailed final, but I want to make sure that the students know the benchmarks that are required for 7th grade.
Language Arts: Some students are finishing up their group stories, they will be read to our second grade buddies.
Students are working on Vocabulary Unit 14. Exercises were assigned on Monday and are due Wednesday. The girls are to answer the even number questions, the boys the odd numbers. The test will be on Thursday.
Literature: The students worked on an activity for The Princess Bride, and will be designing a collage of scenes from the story. This is class work and will be due next Tuesday.
THE DANCE IS THIS SATURDAY IN THE SPIRIT CENTER FROM 7-10PM. THANK YOU TO ALL PARENTS THAT HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO DECORATE AND CHAPERONE.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR SNACKS/SODA FOR THE DANCE.
FRIDAY IS OUR HOUSE TRIP TO THE ZOO. STUDENTS MAY COME DRESSED IN CASUAL DAY ATTIRE, BUT THEY ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR THEIR HOUSE SHIRTS. WE WILL BE RECOGNIZED BY THE ZOO FOR OUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE “ADOPT AN ANIMAL” PROGRAM THAT WAS SPONSORED BY THE HOUSE OF ST. PETER. A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE HOUSE OF ST PETER FOR ORGANIZING THE TRIP AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO JOHN LEWIS FOR ALL HIS HARD WORK.
Religion: The 7th graders from 307 will be the readers, ushers and gift bearers at Mass on Thursday morning.
We will begin the study of the early Church with chapter 17 this week. The chapter review will be assigned on Wednesday with a due date on Friday. Chapter 17 test will be on Friday.
There will be a quiz on section 19.3 on Wednesday for those students that choose the quiz route. There will be a quiz on Thursday for all students on the three economic systems: communism, socialism, and capitalism. Students have the notes.
Students are working on their original children story. Students divided themselves into the jobs of keyboarders, editors, illustrators and cover design. All students took part in the writing of the story.
There will be a review spelling test on Friday for units 10-12.
Students, working with partners, are reading a selection of picture books and analyzing them to determine which category of oral tradition the books fall in.
*** Friday is flower sale delivery and pick-up. I will have all 7th grade students for Literature. I am going to show the movie, The Princess Bride, it is PG. The following week we will be discussing the movie and doing activities. If you have an objection to your child participating, please let me know. This goes along with our study of oral tradition.
I hope everyone had a great Spring Break.
Religion- Students will be discussing the Resurrection Narratives in Chapter 15. Students will have Chapter 15 Review for homework on Wednesday. It will be due on Friday when the students will take the Chapter 15 test.
Social Studies- Students are beginning Chapter 19. The first topics are The French Revolution and Napoleon. I am giving the students a choice in how they want to be assessed this chapter. The students may choose to take a quiz after each of the 4 sections as we work our way through the chapter and not a final test. The other choice is to take 1 final chapter test. Each student signed up for their choice. You will need to ask your child what his/her choice is to follow the weekly updates.
Language Arts: English- Vocab. Unit 10, exercises are due on Wed. (307) and Thurs. (306). Final test is on Friday. Daily Language Review quiz on Friday for weeks 25-27. We are starting a group project. Groups will be creating and illustrating an original children’s book. Students were asked to sign up for different jobs within the group. They chose according to their strengths.
Literature- This week we will be reading and listening to humorous essays. Students will be discussing each essay individually then comparing the two.
THE GRADUATION DANCE IS NEAR! If any parent is interested in helping to plan and organize the dance please email Mrs. Yaple or me. The 7th grade is responsible for the dance and chaperoning. I will be sending home a letter to all parents tomorrow. Thank you.
7th grade- We are beginning stem and leaf plots this week and are continuing in Chapter 9 this week. We will start box plots on Wednesday. Tonight’s homework is page 200-201 #1-18 and Simple Solutions Lesson 113. There will be nightly Simple Solutions and bookwork. Don’t forget to check my homework board before you leave!
8th grade- We are concluding our statistics chapter with the last section of Chapter 10 today (two-way tables). There will be a Chapter 10 quiz on Thursday. Tonight’s homework is p. 207-208 #1-15. There will be Simple Solutions every night (lesson 113, 114, 115 & 116) as well as book work.
Science: Students are beginning Chapter 4 about ocean currents. They will be investing this week the characteristics of each and how they effect weather. Chapter test will be on Tuesday 4/16.
Art: The color wheel Court Jester Project is to be completed by Friday 4/ 12. Students who are done this week will be helping with scenery for the Wizard of Oz.
Religion:Students are starting Ch. 15, The Resurrection. Chapter review will be assigned Wednesday for homework. Friday chapter review is due and students will take chapter test.
REMINDER: Flower orders due this week. Please consider placing an order. All proceeds benefit tuition assistance.
We are looking for parent volunteers to help plan, set up, clean up and chaperon the Graduation Dance. If you are interested please contact either myself or Mrs. Lipp.
Social Studies: This is a BIG week for our class. Scrapbooks are due on Monday, the 18th. On Wednesday from 1-2:15 in ST. Mary gym, we will have our International Food Fair. All are invited. Students will have their scrapbooks on display along with a sample of a dish from their country of study. It is a great time to see all the work the students are doing. Please join us.
In class, we will be finishing our discussion of the American colonies from the British perspective. We will have a quiz on Chapter 18.3 on Monday or Tuesday of next week.
Literature: The students have been reading different selections of non-fiction. Last week, it was a biographical selection on Bernie Williams. This week it is an autobiographical selection from Russell Baker.
English: We are completing our practice of troublesome verbs. Next up is punctuation. Students will be taking a pretest first.
Religion: We have a busy week. Mr. McCauley will be the visiting teacher on Tuesday. Wednesday, the students will be making their Lenten Penance. Students will attend Mass on Thursday at 9:00. We have started Chapter 13. I’m not sure how much we will complete this week.
*******REMINDER… PLEASE CHECK PROGRESS BOOK REGULARLY, ALL MISSING ASSIGNMENTS ARE LISTED IN RED.. ALL MISSING ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FRIDAY, MARCH 22.
GRADE 7-8 DANCE ON MONDAY AFTERNOON. $1.00 DONATION. MONEY GIVEN TO RICE BOWL ON PALM SUNDAY…
Social Studies: Students are studying Chapter 18.2, The Scientific Revolution, Galileo, Newton, Copernicus. Students completed 18.1 and took a quiz on the material on Tuesday 2/25. There should be a quiz next Tuesday, March 5th on 18.2. Students have the entire Chapter 18 notes.
Literature: Students are finishing up the class novel, Nightmare. In Literature groups, students have been discussing the chapters and answering the questions. They will be completing the Investigative Reports and writing an Epilogue this week.
English: Vocabulary Unit 8 this week. Exercises for 307 are due Wed. and exercises for 306 are due on Thursday. The students are also working on troublesome verbs this week. On Wednesday, students will have a homework assignment in their English workbook, pg 119-120.
Religion: Students in both 307 and 306 are working on a Lenten project. We are watching the 9 episodes of John Bunyan’s book, Pilgrim’s Progress. It is a story of a man named Christian and his journey to heaven. We are watching and discussing the symbolism. There will be two quizzes and 1 art project to complete the project.
Science: The students are working on 3 mini-labs focusing on qualitative and quantitative observations. These 3 mini-labs will be completed by the end of the week and then we will review electricity. The students will test over the chapter material Thursday 3/7.
Reminder: Interims are available on-line. Please check Progress Book regularly as this will give you a current reflection of your child’s progress.
Last week I sent an envelope home with instructions and some of the required paperwork for district science fair. There is also a commitment letter for you to sign. I need all forms completed and returned by Monday 2/25. If you are having trouble filling out the forms please e-mail me or have your child ask me during the school day.
I hope everyone is able to attend. Remember, March 23
Science: Students are beginning a unit on electricity. They will learn about the different types of circuits with hands-on activities. Test over electricity end of next week.
Art: Students are creating a Still Life portrait. Must include an element from the picture examples I have in class and be colored.