Seventh Grade | Kimberly
4/23 – Soccer @ Declo
4/24 – Track @ Home
4/25 – Soccer @ Wendell
4/26 – 7th Grade ELA PT ISAT testing
- D.C. Parent Meeting 6:15 PM in the Gym classroom
4/27 – Notices of Concern
Success after school will be every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday in room 804 from 3:05 to 4:00. All 7th and 8th graders who have a D or an F are expected to attend. Any others students who need help or need to get caught up are welcome to attend.
*Please note that the following are our projected lesson topics for the week and that they are subject change. Thank you for understanding and working with us.
This week in English we have a notebook check and then we are starting the Outsiders Unit! This book was written by S.E. Hinton over 50 years ago and this will be my 18th year teaching this unit. I'm really excited about it and most kids really like it. We will be reading the story together, completing activities with it, then taking a test at the end of the book. We will also watch the movie at the end of the unit. This Thursday we have another ISAT test so make sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats well this week. This is also mid-term week, so the first genre is due on Wednesday the 25th and I will put AR Goal grades in the gradebook this week. Please make sure your child is reading at home.
This week we begin our Statistics & Probability Unit.
This week we continue our study of Linear Functions.
This week we will be doing a quick research project and presentation on different dynasties in China and India. Research will begin today, presentations on Wednesday. Either at the end of this week or at the beginning of next, we will do a map beginning our chapter on the Islamic world.
Today (Monday) students were assigned the mock court case (essay) about the genetics case they have been investigating over the last week. On Wednesday, students will present their findings in front of Judge Tolman using their knowledge and understanding of genetics to convince the Judge of Mr. and Mrs. Lee’s guilt or innocence. Grades for this case will be going in throughout the week. We will then continue our study of genetics as we focus on DNA. We will also be doing some Earth Day activities this week in honor of Earth Day which was on April 22nd. Remember, your student should not have science homework if they are using their class time wisely. A poor science grade could be indicative that the student is not using class time to complete and turn in assignments or it could mean that the student needs to turn in missing work from when they were absent. I have several students who have yet to schedule a make-up time for the Genetics Vocabulary Quiz from 4/6/18 – this needs to be done this week as no make-ups will be allowed after the end of the unit.
We have started our tobacco, drugs and alcohol unit. We'll be defining, discussing, and looking at the effects of each drug. Students will also practice refusal skills to "Just Say No". I'm in the process of making arrangements with the Kimberly Police Department to teach all 7th graders drug education. With our testing schedules, not all students will get this lesson on the same day but will be taught drug education within the next month. This is an important unit that I take seriously. Discussions at home help reinforce what is being taught in class. Please ask your students about assignments and discussions in health class.
Career Exploration/3D Printing