7th Grade Newsletter

7th grade Math (Pepper).

Students will be wrapping up Unit 3 over Rational numbers and estimating, culminating with a quiz on Thursday.  We will be starting Unit 4 (pre-algebra) next week.  Students and parents should plan on 10-15 minutes of homework per night .    The Problem of the Week (POW) will be due next Tuesday.

7th grade Math (Crouch):

Students have started Unit 4 (pre-algebra) this week, working on solving one and two step equations.

Advanced Math (Pepper):  This week we have worked on computing the surface area of prisms, cylinders, pyramids and cones.  There will be anywhere from 15-30 minutes of homework each night.  Students need to be neat and organized in showing their use of formulas and proper substitution.  We will have a short test over the material next week ( Dec. 9).  The last days before winter break we will be working on volume of three-dimensional figures, with a test before break.7th Grade Language Arts:

December critical content will include more practice on summarizing and the editing and revision of a five paragraph expository paper.  We will continue to work on reading comprehension strategies, and conventions in our writing.

7th grade Science

Students are completing their final exam project for the geology unit.  Students applied what they’ve learned about constructive and destructive forces to a Cascade mountain of their choice.

On Monday, students will begin a unit on elements and compounds.  We’ll be making and using lots of models to make visible the invisible.  7th grade Science–

Students are completing their final exam project for the geology unit.  Students applied what they’ve learned about constructive and destructive forces to a Cascade mountain of their choice.

On Monday, students will begin a unit on elements and compounds.  We’ll be making and using lots of models to make visible the invisible.

7th Grade Social Studies:

We are excited to say that in Social Studies, with the support of Language Arts, we have just completed a writing task for different causes for the collapse of Rome.  Student writing will be scored based on the Common Core standards for writing.

In class, we have been developing strategies to help students read non-fiction information and identifying primary and secondary sources.  Students should start using these strategies on some of the homework.  We are also using content to teach different reading, writing, and critical thinking skills within each class.

We will now begin analyzing major religions of the world.  Essential questions that will guide us through the different religions are:

a)      How do religions develop?

b)      What characteristics are in a leader?

c)       What impact religion has on conflict?

d)     Always feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns

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