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  • 7th Grade Silver Team Newsletter: Week of January 20 - 24


    After School Homework Help:  After school homework help (Monday through Thursday, 2:45 – 3:45 pm) with Ms. Schanke (typically Tuesdays and Thursdays) and Mr. Johnson (typically Mondays and Wednesdays) in their rooms, Room 605 and Room 703, respectively.  This opportunity is a chance to receive extra support in math or just another place to complete assignments.  Please remember that it is not to be used or considered as punishment!  Please give us a heads up if you’re sending your student so we may have an idea on what they need to work.  Thanks.


    Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday:  There is no school on Monday, January 20, 2020 in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Please enjoy the long weekend with your families!


    Meeting of the Minds Instruction:  During access classes this week, students will be taught how to interpret Emergenetics Student Reports for their Learning Style and Behavior preferences based on the questionnaire taken earlier this school year.  Students should better understand their own preferences as well as their classmates’ preferences when working with partners or small groups.


    Professional Learning Community (PLC) Late Start:  There will be a two-hour delayed start on Wednesday, January 29th.  This time allows teachers, teams and academic departments opportunities to collaborate to share “best practices” and improve instruction. 


    Math – Mr. Johnson

    We have hit the ground running.  3rd Quarter grades are already being established – both Success Habits (homework) and Content Indicators (quizzes and tests) will be hitting Infinite Campus very soon.  Pease be active in checking.  Thanks.

     Math-7 (1st/2nd/3rd Periods):  Students nearing completion of Chapter 4 – Ratio, Rates and Proportions.  Students have learned to apply their knowledge of proportions to similar figures, indirect measurements, maps and scale drawings.  Students took Chapter 4, Quiz #3 (Lessons 4-5 to 4-7) on Friday, January 17th.  The scores will be in Infinite Campus by the end of the weekend.  Please expect the Chapter 4 Test (Lessons 4-1 to 4-7) on Wednesday, January 22nd.  Chapter 5 (Percents) will follow Chapter 4 and begin on Thursday, January 23rd.  The first Chapter 5 Quiz (Lessons 5-1 and 5-2) should be around Tuesday, January 28th.


    Pre-Algebra (4th Period):  Students have finished Chapter 5 – Systems of Linear Equations.  Students learned all three solutions methods – Graphing Substitution and Elimination. The Chapter 5 Test (Lessons 5-1 to 5-4) was on Friday, January 17th.  Grades will be in Infinite Campus by the end of the weekend.  Chapter 6, Exponents, will follow Chapter 5 and begin on Tuesday, January 21st.  Chapter 6 includes multiplying and dividing exponents by rules to include Scientific Notation.  The mid-Chapter 6 Quiz (Lessons 6-1 to 6-3) should be around Wednesday, January 29th.

     Quiz and Test Retake Policy:  I certainly permit retakes.  It is important that the students attain the knowledge.  Students need to sign out their quiz or test from me, make corrections on a separate paper, have parents sign their corrections, staple their corrections to their original test or quiz.  Upon completion of corrections, students will be eligible to take a retake on an alternate, but similar, assessment.

    World Studies – Mr. Koops

        In World Studies, students are completing their European unit. Assessments will be given on the following dates:    

    Friday, January 24: Europe Countries Map Test.
    Monday, January 27: Geographical Features Map Quiz.      Tuesday, January 28: Open-Note Countries Test.   
    Thursday, January 30: Geographical Features Map is due.
         The homework packet is titled "Southern Europe Sections 1 and 2. It was assigned on Thursday, January 16 and is due on Tuesday, January 21. It is worth 50 Success Habits points  

    Science – Mr. Barrett

    Monday:  No School
    Tuesday:  Work on Poster project
    Wednesday:  Work on Poster project
    Thursday:  Possibly work on  Work on Poster project
    Friday: Project Presentation

    Language Arts – Mr. Searle

    Monday - No School!  

    Tuesday - Begin Week 5 of Grammar/Red Hot Roots #3/MLA Format for Science Project Reference Page. G  

    Wednesday - Grammar/Class Time to work on Red Hot Roots Packet/Independent Reading  

    Thursday- Grammar/Grade & Collect Red Hot Roots Packet/"Article of the Week" Analysis  

    Friday - Library Day - Grammar/Article of the Week Due/ Indpendent Reading Time. 

    **Independent Reading Assignment: 

    Your 3rd Choice novel and all weekly activities are due on Friday, February 7th.  You should be working on your 2ND WEEK of activities.  

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