Seventh Grade | Kimberly
The 7th grade teachers need your HELP! Please help us remind students that when they are absent, whether if it is for illness or participating in extra-curricular sports, they must get their homework BEFORE or AFTER school. We have several students who interrupt teaching time to ask about their homework or use the current class time to do homework and not current assignments. PLEASE – we are willing and able to work with students if they missed work, but it needs to be on their time and NOT in the middle of class. Thank you for supporting us and helping to resolve this issue.
MUSIC NEWS - On Monday, the 22nd of October and Wednesday, the 24th of October the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Choirs will be performing their in-class concerts. The 22nd is "The Voice" competition; it is a friendly in class competition where students get to perform as a solo, duet, trio, quartet or quintet of their own choosing. Teachers will be adjudicating, and the winner group or solo will get a prize. The competition will be during each grade levels' class period. (1st period for 6th grade, 2nd for 8th grade and 3rd for 7th grade.) I anticipate that the 6th grade voice competition may last two class periods because we have close to 40 students. Parents are welcome and encouraged to come!
1st period is 8:33-9:23 a.m., 2nd period 9:26-9:16 a.m., and 3rd period 10:19-11:09 a.m.
The 24th will be an in-class concert performance of the songs that we have been rehearsing for the last quarter. The timeline is the same. Each grade will have the concert during their class period. As previously stated, parents are encouraged to come if possible and listen!
Please RSVP to Mr. Garrigues if you would like to come and listen so that we know if we need to move the location of the concert to the gym or lunch room.
All the best! Musically, Mr. Garrigues
*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 are reviewing our notes about reading and writing and discussing what makes good stories. Students will be planning the stories they are going to write soon. During this unit we will also be reviewing punctuation, Microsoft Word skills, dialogue, and sentence structure. The second genre is due this Friday and students need to be at 87% of their goals by Friday. Our first quarter is flying by quickly!!
7th Grade Math:
Monday: 2.2.1 How Can I Build It? ~ Composing Integers
Tuesday: 2.2.2 How Can I Find the Length? ~ Adding Integers and Rational Numbers; HW assigned: Review & Preview #51 b&d, #52-54
Wednesday: 2.2.2 Review & Preview #51 b&d, #52-54 Due
Thursday: 2.2.3 Part 1 How Can I Add Signed Numbers? ~ More Addition of Integers and Rational Numbers
Friday: 2.2.3 Part 2 How Can I Add Signed Numbers? ~ More Addition of Integers and Rational Numbers; HW assigned: Review & Preview #58 b, #60-62
Monday: 2.1.5 Part 1 How Can I Simplify the Expression? ~ Using Algebra Tiles to Simplify Algebraic Expressions
Tuesday: 2.1.5 Part 2 How Can I Simplify the Expression? ~ Using Algebra Tiles to Simplify Algebraic Expressions; HW assigned: Review & Preview #51-55
Wednesday: 2.1.5 Review & Preview #51-55 Due
Thursday: 2.1.6 Part 1 Which is Greater? ~ Using Algebra Tiles to Compare Expressions
Friday: 2.1.6 Part 2 Which is Greater? ~ Using Algebra Tiles to Compare Expressions; HW assigned: Review & Preview #58 b, 60-62
This week we are finishing up our study of the question “How did our understanding of the Universe change.” We will be working on answering the question “Why people change their minds” next.
This week we will be learning about the characteristics of living things. Next we will learn about the microscope so that we can see the microscope characteristics of living things.
This week in STEM we are completing our hands-on study of how batteries work. They are creating a mobile source of energy to so many things in our world. We have created lemon, potato and ice cube tray batteries and will use that knowledge to delve deeper into the world of circuits. We will use a simulation lab from the University of Colorado to figure out the difference between series and parallel circuits to prepare us for our upcoming cardboard invention project--a project designed to help us look at the value of prototyping in the Engineering Design Process.
Only 5 days left in health this quarter! Next Monday, Oct. 22, the physical health project is due. Students will present their project that day. Students should also be memorizing Results and Roses. That is due Oct. 26. We’ll also have an end of quarter test next week. This week we’ll go over injury prevention and test review. Let’s finish strong!!
This week in Nutrition we are finishing up learning about food labels and we will have a food lab on Friday.