7 Silver Team
Welcome to the 7 Silver Team!
7th Grade Silver Team Newsletter: Week of November 12 - 16
After School Homework Help: After school homework help (Monday through Thursday, 2:45 – 3:45 pm) began on September 4th with Ms. Schanke (Mondays and Wednesdays) and Mr. Johnson (Tuesdays and Thursdays) 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.
2nd Quarter Mid-Quarter Progress Notes: By the end of Friday, November 16th, all teachers will post a mid-quarter progress grade as final in Infinite Campus. The mid-quarter progress grade is an indicator of a student’s overall performance in each class half way through the quarter. It is a current “snap-shot” indicator. Mid-quarter progress grades are NOT mailed out. Please check Infinite Campus for this important progress check mid-week.
Math – Mr. Johnson
One last week before Thanksgiving Break! Second Quarter grades are well established in Infinite Campus. Please be active in checking assignments and grades to avoid having your student falling behind, struggling to make up ground later. Many students should be taking re-assessments!
Here is a summary of both courses:
Math-7 (1st/5th/6th Periods): Students have finished the last lesson of Chapter 3, Inequalities by combining everything learned in the unit to solve 2-Step Inequalities. The Chapter 3, Quiz #2 (Lessons 3-3 and 3-4) was on Friday, November 9th. The grades will be in Infinite Campus by the end of the weekend. After a review day on Monday, the Chapter 3 Test (Lessons 3-1 to 3-4) will be on Tuesday, November 13th. Chapter 4, Ratios, Rates and Proportions will follow Chapter 3. After introducing ratios on Wednesday and Thursday, we will break for a day of Math Bingo on Friday before the break. The first Chapter 4 Quiz (Lessons 4-1 to 4-3) should be near Friday, November 30th, following the break.
Pre-Algebra (2nd Period): We have begun Chapter 4, Linear Equations and entered the wonderful world of slope-intercept, y = mx + b! Students have learned the meaning of slope and have begun graphing lines from tables and slopes. Next week, students will learn how to write linear function rules from tables, graphs and points on a line. Please expect the Chapter 4, Quiz #1 (Lessons 4-1 to 4-3) on Thursday, November 15th. We will end next week with a day of Math Bingo on Friday, easing our way into the break. I expect the Chapter 4 Test (Lessons 4-1 to 4-4) around Thursday, November 29th, after break. Chapter 5, Systems of Linear Equations, will follow Chapter 4.
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.
Science – Mr. Barrett
1st semester test is Monday, Dec. 3rd
Monday: Mitosis notes
Tuesday: Mitosis activity
Wednesday: Mitosis activity
Thursday: Mitosis worksheet
Friday: Grade Mitosis activity
Language Arts – Mr. Feathers
Students will take a second quiz on The Graveyard Book on Wednesday
Students are continuing to read Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. The students will use the procedures they used for Literature Circles to analyze the book.
Vocabulary will continue to highlight focus on words from The Graveyard Book.
Our Library Day will be on Thursday.
World Studies – Mr. Koops
In World Studies, students are beginning the European unit of study. Early next week, they will receive their European Countries and Features Maps. Ancient Greece will be the first component of the unit.
In the past week, students prepared for and completed the Lewis Palmer Common Assessment on World Religions. This is a test that all 7th grade Lewis Palmer Middle School students take.
The homework assignment is the last remaining requirement from the Middle East and North Africa unit. It is on Ancient Egypt. It was assigned on Thursday, November 8. It is due on Monday, November 12. It is worth 72 points.