Previous Weeks – Grade 7

Throughout the semester, we have been updating the website with week by week information on what the students have been learning. Please choose from the weeks below.

Grade 7 Archive 2015/2016

Grade 7 Archive 2016/2017


Week 38

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Siri Sawangjai

This week, grade 7 will review all of the topics we’ve learned since Week 34 – 37 in the forms of Sentence building/analysis. We’ll review all of these topics by playing Jeopardy and Family Feud.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week in science we will look at how engineering, technology and society affect each other.
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 12 Experimental Probability
Ch. 13 Theoretical Probability

This week, students will do a probability scavenger hunt project. This project will enable students to utilize what they have learned from both experimental and theoretical probability in real life. At the end of the week, students will present their project to the whole class.

    – Probability Scavenger Hunt Project

 

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Week 37

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Siri Sawangjai

Grade 7 will carry on with expository writing. Last week we studied learned different brainstorm strategies but applied two out of five into writing expository paragraph. This week we’re aiming to use Cause-and-Effect to write expository paragraph and transition into an essay. I put lyric study on Tuesday as a revision for students to use description technique as well as improve listening skill. Since a lot of students missed class last week, these are good activity to review as a whole. At the end of week 37, students shall successfully produce an expository essay.

Vocabulary Words: demonstrate, deny, image, site, megaton, telecommunication, recapture
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week in science we will investigate how engineering affects life science. We will look into technologies that are used to help organisms and how technologies are sometimes inspired by nature.
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 12 Experimental Probability
Ch. 13 Theoretical Probability

This week, we will conclude the probability of compound events. Then, students will have a review and take the second mid-chapter test on probability of compound events. Students will also learn to make predictions with theoretical probability. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Experimental Probability of Compound Events
    – Making Predictions with Theoretical Probability

 

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Week 36

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Siri Sawangjai

Grade 7 will continue on with writing. This week the students will extend their experience from creative writing onto expository writing to convey formal information such as professional email and expository essay. The students will apply prior knowledge they’ve learned throughout this term to construct a final essay using provided brainstorm techniques.

Vocabulary: circumstances, construct, react, region, peace, spread, steak, beneath, wealthy, greatest, area, create, idea, Korea
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week in science students will continue learning about the engineering design process. We will also continue practicing writing numbers in scientific notation, converting measurements and displaying information in graphs.
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 12 Experimental Probability
Ch. 13 Theoretical Probability

This week, we will now move on to the probability of compound events. We will start with theoretical probability of compound events. Then, we will do some experiments on compound events and draw a relationship between the theoretical and experimental. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Theoretical Probability of Compound Events
    – Experimental Probability of Compound Events

 

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Week 35

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Siri Sawangjai

This week we will recognize different grammatical sentence structures. Is the sentence declarative, interrogative, imperative, or exclamatory?
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week in science students will take a quiz on Unit 2: Measurement and Data. We will then begin Unit 2: Engineering, Technology, and Society, by discussing the engineering design process.

Unit 2 Quiz: Monday 29-1-18
 • Representing Data
 • Measurement

Vocabulary:
 • Technology
 • Engineering
 • Prototype
 • trade-off
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 12 Experimental Probability
Ch. 13 Theoretical Probability

For the last two chapters of this school year, we are going to do something different. We are going to study both chapters together. Since experimental and theoretical probability are closely related, it makes sense to study both side by side. This week, students will explore both theoretical and experimental probability of simple events. They will get to compare the two and see how both of them are related through experiments.Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Theoretical Probability of Simple Events
    – Experimental Probability of Simple Events
    – Theoretical Probability of Compound Events

 

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Week 34

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week in science we will learn about tools and units of measurement used in scientific investigations.

Study for Unit 2 Quiz next Monday 29/1/18
 • Representing Data
 • Scientific Tools and Measurement

Vocabulary:
 • Measurement
 • scientific notation
 • Precision
 • accuracy
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 12 Experimental Probability

This week we will conclude chapter 11 with a review and a chapter test. Then, we will start the last unit of this semester on probability. In chapter 12, students will explore experimental probability, and they will have several experiments related to probability. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Probability

 

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Week 33

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week in science we will start unit 2 about measurements and data. We will spend the week learning how to use data tables, graphs and models to display and analyze scientific data.

Vocabulary:
 • independent variable
 • dependent variable
 • model
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 11 Analyzing and Comparing Data

This week we will conclude comparing box plot. Then, students will explore Mean Absolute Deviation and use it to compare populations. At the end of the week, we will review the whole chapter for a chapter test next week. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Comparing Data Displayed in Box Plots
    – Using Statistical Measures to Compare Populations

 

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Week 32

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will be focusing on new vocabulary and reading comprehension. We will discuss myths, fables, and personification while reading a short version of The Tortoise and the Hare.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week in science we will learn about the processes and characteristics of scientific investigations.

Vocabulary:
 • Experiment
 • Hypothesis
 • independent variable
 • dependent variable
 • Observation
 • data
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 11 Analyzing and Comparing Data

This week we will start off with chapter 10 test. Then, students will learn to analyze and compare data in greater details, especially in dot plots and box plots. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Comparing Data Displayed in Dot Plots
    – Comparing Data Displayed in Box Plots

 

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Week 31

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week in science we will learn about the impact science has had on society and the role of scientists throughout history.

Check out our Google Classroom! Use your google email account to access all the power points, reminders, assignments and worksheets!
 • Code: j6bwiat
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 10 Random Samples and Populations

This week we will continue chapter 10 that we have left off before Christmas break. After learning biased and unbiased samples and questions, students will now learn to make inferences and generate a random sample from the population. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Making Inferences from a Random Sample
    – Generating Random Samples

 

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Review and Exam Week

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The exam will include multiple choice, short answer, and sentence completion.

Grammar:
Know each grammar concept as best you can:

    -The subject, object, verb, adjective, and prepositional phrase in each sentence.
    -Comparative adjectives (adding “ier”)
    -Do your best to fix common grammar mistakes such as capitalization, quotation marks, punctuation and such in DOL examples
    -Simple, Perfect, and Progressive Verb Tenses

Reading and Writing:

    -A short text will be given on the exam. Students will be expected to answer critical thinking and comprehension questions. Additionally, they will need to write short answers about drawing conclusions throughout the reading.
    -Students will also need to choose five vocabulary words and make a proper sentence of them.
    -Questions about the class novel, In a Glass Grimmly, will also be expected to answer.

Vocabulary:

    It is necessary to know the meaning and spelling of each vocabulary word:
    Bellowed, Courageous, Grief, Satisfactory, Unison, Idol, Subtle, Supervised, Privilege, Eruption, Reflection, Attendant, Imitation, University, Rupture, Apply, Biannual, Annual

 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

    • What is weather?
    • 6 Elements of Weather
    • Cloud Formation
    • Cloud Types
    • What is climate?
    • Sun, Earth’s features, and large bodies of water on Climate
    • 3 Major Climate Zones (Temperate, Tropical, Polar)
    • Climate Change Causes
    • How humans affect climate change
    • Patterns of climate change (Sun Cycles, El Nino and La Nina, Ice Ages)
    • Global Warming
    • How can people reduce their impact on climate change?
    • What is Science?

 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 8 Modeling Geometric Figures

    1. Use the scale to determine the actual dimension of a drawing
    2. Use a protractor and a compass to create triangles
    3. Identify cross sections
    4. Angle Relationships: complementary, supplementary, adjacent, vertical

Ch. 9 Circumference, Area, and Volume

    1. Circumference and area of a circle
    2. Area of composite figures
    3. Find surface areas of composite figures
    4. Find volumes of composite figures

Ch. 10 Random Samples and Populations

    1. Populations, random samples, and biased samples

 

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Week 26

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will finish up on simple, perfect, and progressive verb tenses so each student will completely understand its use. We will also read the class novel and discuss the new vocabulary.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week in science we will finish up our lessons on climate change. On Tuesday there will be a quiz on climate and climate change. Then we will spend the rest of the week to get introduced to our new textbook: Science Fusion: Introduction to Science and Technology.

Climate and Climate Change Quiz: Tuesday 21-11-17
 • What is climate
 • What affects climate
 • Climate Change

Vocabulary:
 • Science
 • empirical evidence
 • pseudoscience
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 9 Circumference, Area, and Volume
Ch. 10 Random Samples and Populations

This week we will conclude chapter 9 with surface areas and volumes. After that we will begin the new unit on statistics, specifically on random samples and populations. This will be the only topic that we will get to cover before the midterm exam. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Solving Surface Area Problems
    – Solving Volume Problems
    – Population and Samples

 

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Week 25

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will focus on all verb tenses. Simple, perfect, and progressive verb tenses will be introduced and practiced until understood. We will also read the class novel and focus on the new vocabulary.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

In science this week, we will learn about climate change. We will then discuss the effects of climate change on the Earth.

Vocabulary:
 • ice age
 • greenhouse effect
 • global warming
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 9 Circumference, Area, and Volume

This week we will study the areas of different figures. First, students will explore how to find the area of a circle and where the formula comes from. Then, students will get a review on finding areas of different figures such as triangle, square, rectangle, parallelogram, and trapezoid. This will greatly help students to find area of composite figures. At the end of the week, students will take a mid-chapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Area of Circles
    – Area of Composite Figures

 

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Week 24

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will focus on our new vocabulary as well as continue to practice our reading and comprehension skills. Additionally, I will review past, present, and future perfect tense.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

In science this week, we will learn about how climate is different from weather.

Vocabulary:
 • Weather
 • Climate
 • Latitude
 • Elevation
 • Topography
 • surface current
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 9 Circumference, Area, and Volume

This week we will conclude chapter 8 by a chapter test. After the chapter test, students will learn about circumference of the circle. They will have a class activity and explore the relationship between the circumference and the diameter of a circle. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Circumference

 

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Week 23

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will learn new vocabulary and practice reading and speech with our class novel before the students head to camp.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

In science this week, students will take a quiz and share their Extreme Weather/Natural Disaster Projects.

Weather Quiz: Monday 30-10-17
 • Elements of weather
 • Clouds and cloud formation
 • What influences weather?

Extreme Weather/Natural Disaster Project Due: Tuesday 31-10-17

Scout Camp: Wednesday 1-11-17 to Friday 3-11-17
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 8 Modeling Geometric Figures

This week we will conclude chapter 8, specifically on the topic of angle relationships. Students will utilize solving one-step and two-step equations to solve angle pair problems. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

 - Angle Relationships
 

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Week 22

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will continue the class book of, In a Glass Grimmly. We will also practice who, what, when, where, why questions in order to retell and practice comprehension of what was read. Furthermore, we will practice writing our own stories and organizing them by answering the “w” questions.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

In science this week, we will discuss clouds and cloud formation.

Vocabulary:
 • Cloud
 • dew point
 • stratus cloud
 • cumulus cloud
 • cirrus cloud
 • fog
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 8 Modeling Geometric Figures

This week students will take a mid-chapter test at the beginning of the week. Then, we will explore the topic of cross sections of three-dimensional figures. Finally, students will study angle relationships, a very foundational topic for geometry. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

 - Cross Sections
 - Angle Relationships
 

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Week 21

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will focus on getting back into the swing of things after a long break. We will begin with the same routine so the students can quickly remember the expectations. Vocabulary words, reviewing the test, and learning about what each student did over break will be our main goals.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will learn about the different elements of weather.

Vocabulary:
 • Weather
 • Humidity
 • relative humidity
 • dew point
 • Precipitation
 • air pressure
 • Wind
 • visibility
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 8 Modeling Geometric Figures

This new semester students will explore two different units on geometry and statistics. This week we will start with chapter 8 on modeling geometric figures. Students will learn similar shapes and scale drawings, and geometric drawings. Students will need to have a protractor and a compass to draw shapes that satisfy given conditions. Students will take a mid-chapter test at the end of the week. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

 - Similar Shapes and Scale Drawings
 - Geometric Drawing
 

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Review and Exam Week

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The exam will include multiple choice, short answer, and sentence completion.

Grammar:
Know each grammar concept as best you can:
-The subject, object, verb, adjective, and prepositional phrase in each sentence.
-Comparative adjectives (adding “ier”)
-Do your best to fix common grammar mistakes such as capitalization, quotation marks, punctuation and such in DOL examples

Reading and Writing:
-A short text will be given on the exam. Students will be expected to answer critical thinking and comprehension questions. Additionally, they will need to write short answers about drawing conclusions throughout the reading.
-Students will also need to choose five vocabulary words and make a proper sentence of them.
-They will also need to create a web chart and form a descriptive paragraph from the topic given.

Vocabulary:
It is necessary to know the meaning and spelling of each vocabulary word:
Impressive, Ecstatically, Enormous, Sturdy, Dissect, Bellowed, Courageous, Grief, Harbor, Impatient, Anxiety, Audience, Pavilion, Characterize, Advantage
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

    • Water and its Properties
    • The Water Cycle
    • Earth’s Oceans and the Ocean Floor
    • Ocean Waves
    • Ocean Currents
    • The Atmosphere
    • Energy Transfer through the Earth’s systems

 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 5 Proportions and Percents
 1. Percent Increase and Decrease
 2. Rewriting Percent Expressions: markup & retail price, markdown & sales price
 3. Applications of Percent: find discount, tax, interest, total price

Ch. 6 Expressions and Equations
 1. Algebraic Expressions: distributive property, factoring expressions
 2. One-Step Equations with Rational Coefficients
 3. Solving Two-Step Equations

Ch. 7 Inequalities
 1. Writing and Solving One-Step Inequalities
 2. Solving Two-Step Inequalities
 

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Week 18

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will review how to draw conclusions and use context clues in order to solve unknown information in a passage or text. Furthermore, we will work on grammar skills in DOL and increase our vocabulary.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will discuss the three mechanisms by which energy is transferred through Earth’s systems.

Unit 2-3 Test: Friday 8-9-17
 • The atmosphere
 • Energy Transfer
 • Ocean Waves and Currents
 • Earth’s Oceans and Ocean Floor

Vocabulary:
 • Temperature
 • thermal energy
 • thermal expansion
 • Heat
 • Radiation
 • Convection
 • conduction
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 7 Inequalities

This week we conclude chapter 7 by solving two-step inequalities. After that students will take the last chapter test of this semester. Then, students will begin their equation project. The instructions will be given to the students, and they will have time to complete the project possibly by next week. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

 - Solving Two-Step Inequalities
 - Math Project
 

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Week 17

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will focus on reading aloud and being able to answer comprehension questions based on the text. I will then correct the writing so the students will be able to recognize mistakes and learn from them.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will learn about Earth’s Atmosphere and how it protects Earth.

Vocabulary:
 • Atmosphere
 • Mesosphere
 • ozone layer
 • air pressure
 • Stratosphere
 • greenhouse effect
 • Thermosphere
 • troposphere
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 6 Expressions and Equations
Ch. 7 Inequalities

This week we conclude chapter 6 with more practice on two-step equations. Students will have a review before taking a chapter test. Then, we will explore the last chapter of this semester on inequalities. Students will learn properties of inequality and solve one-step inequalities. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

 - Solving Two-Step Equations (continued)
 - Writing and Solving One-Step Inequalities
 

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Week 16

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will strongly focus on our new vocabulary words and better ways to understand and practice the meaning of each in order to add it to our everyday vocabulary. We will also spend time on reading comprehension and speaking English aloud.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will learn about ocean waves and currents. We will discuss what factors influence this movement and why it is important for the Earth.

Vocabulary:
 • Wave
 • ocean wave
 • Crest
 • Trough
 • Wavelength
 • wave period
 • mechanical wave
 • tsunami
 • ocean current
 • deep current
 • surface current
 • convection current
 • Coriolis effect
 • upwelling
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 6 Expressions and Equations

This week we conclude algebraic expressions that we didn’t get to finish last week. Then, we will move one to solving one-step equations with rational coefficient. Students will review simple one-step equations first, and we will go into rational coefficient in one-step equations later. Students will take a mid-chapter test afterward to check their understanding. At the end of the week, we will begin to explore solving two-step equations. (We will skip 6.3 on writing two-step equations) Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

 - Algebraic Expressions (continued)
 - One-Step Equations with Rational Coefficients
 - Solving Two-Step Equations
 

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Week 15

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will work on question format and the review of vocabulary.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will continue our study on the ocean!
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 6 Expressions and Equations

This week we start the next chapter on expressions and equations. We will be able to cover only 1 topic this week, since we have a holiday, a science fair, and a science field trip. Students will learn to add, subtract, factor, and multiply algebraic expressions. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

 - Algebraic Expressions
 

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Week 14

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week our focus will be on better understanding the class novel and review old and new vocabulary. This will help to keep the students practicing old vocabulary and encourage them to use it in daily language.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we start Unit 2: Oceanography. We will discuss Earth’s oceans and the ocean floor.

Vocabulary:
 • Salinity
 • continental margin
 • mid-ocean ridge
 • Thermocline
 • deep-ocean basin
 • ocean trench
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 5: Proportions and Percent
Ch. 6 Expressions and Equations

This week we conclude chapter 5 on percent. We will finish the chapter with applications of percent, such as finding total cost, simple interest, multiple percent problems. Students will take another test on this topic. Then, we will move on to the next chapter on expressions and equations. Students will learn to add, subtract, factor, and multiply algebraic expressions. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 - Applications of Percent
 - Algebraic Expressions
 

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Week 13

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will catch up on understanding In a Glass Grimmly, the class novel. We will also give attention to a vocabulary chart for the spelling words in order to prepare for the test on Friday. Additionally, we will learn how to create a descriptive paragraph using all five senses. Another focus will be about using context clues in order to better understand texts.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will learn about the water cycle and describe the processes that are part of the water cycle on Earth.

Friday 4/8/17: Unit 1 Quiz: Water properties and water cycle

Vocabulary:
 • water cycle
 • Evaporation
 • Transpiration
 • Sublimation
 • Condensation
 • precipitation
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 5: Proportions and Percent

This week we conclude chapter 5 on percent. We will learn to rewrite percent expressions to solve markup and markdown problems. Students will take a mid-chapter test after that. Then, we will finish the chapter with applications of percent, such as finding total cost or simple interest. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 - Rewriting Percent Expressions
 - Applications of Percent
 

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Week 12

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week will be about reviewing the midterm exams to make sure we all understand the main concepts of the first half of the semester. Furthermore, we will use our class time to read further into In a Glass Grimmly in order to better understand satire.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will learn about water and its properties. We will discuss the importance of water on Earth and the different states of water.

Vocabulary:
 ● Polarity
 ● Cohesion
 ● Adhesion
 ● specific heat
 ● solvent
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 5: Proportions and Percent

This week we will begin the new chapter on proportions and percent. We will explore percent of increase and decrease, and rewriting percent expression. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 - Percent Increase and Decrease
 - Rewriting Percent Expressions
 

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Review and Midterm Week


G7 Midterm Review

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The exam will include short answer, multiple choice, and sentence completion.

Vocabulary:
Vigorous, invent, filthy, admire, narrate, extinguish, triathlon, fiction, nonfiction, drama, literature, tragedy, genre, despair, segregation, integration, prejudice

Reading:
Read a short article and answer comprehension questions about it including creating a character T-chart.

Writing:
Answer several short answer questions. Use the knowledge about writing a “good paragraph” to create a paragraph using the reading.

Grammar:
Know how to make a plot diagram and conclude the setting and genre of a story. Test with capitalization, commas, and making comparisons.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will be reviewing all the topics we have discussed this semester thus far.

Exam Topics:

    ·  Characteristics of Cells
    ·  Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes
    ·  Plant and Animal Cells
    ·  Cell Structure and Function
    ·  Levels of Cellular Organization
    ·  Homeostasis
    ·  Photosynthesis
    ·  Cellular Respiration
    ·  Mitosis and the Cell Cycle
    ·  Meiosis
    ·  Sexual and Asexual Reproduction
    ·  Heredity
    ·  Punnett Squares and Pedigrees
    ·  DNA Structure and Function

 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

This week we will continue the review for midterm exam. Students will receive a midterm review package that they will do for the rest of the review week. The package is designed to give students many practices, so that they will be ready for the exam. The package includes the following topics:

    – Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers
    – Mixed problems with integers
    – Converting fractions to decimals
    – Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing rational numbers
    – Unit rates
    – Proportional relationship and constant of proportionality
    – Proportional relationship and graphs

 

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Week 9

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The class will be engaging with a film about discrimination and segregation in order to better understand America’s history. The idea of integration will be a main topic of the week.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will learn about DNA and its structure and function.

Vocabulary:
DNA, mutation, nucleotide, RNA, replication, ribosome
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

This week we will conclude chapter 4 by a chapter test. After the test, we will begin to review the topics on midterm exam. There will be no new material in this week. Students will have different drills and practices on the following topics:

  • Add and subtract integers
  • Multiply and divide integers
  • Add and subtract rational numbers
  • Multiply and divide rational numbers

 

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Week 8

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will work hard on reading comprehension and making sure each student fully understands the English words they are reading. We will also go over the parts of speech including verbs, subjects, adjectives, and more to identify parts of a sentence.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will learn about heredity and how Punnett squares and pedigrees are used to predict and trace a trait.

Vocabulary:

  • Heredity
  • Genes
  • Allele
  • Genotype
  • Phenotype
  • Incomplete Dominance
  • Dominant
  • Recessive
  • Codominance
  • Punnett Square
  • Probability
  • Ratio
  • Pedigree

 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

This week we will continue the topics of constant rates of change. Students will get to practice more in extra worksheets and textbook assignments. Students will be tested on unit rates and constant rates of change. Then, we will start the topic of proportional relationships and graphs. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

  • Constant Rates of Change
  • Proportional Relationships and Graphs

 

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Week 7

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will practice reading, listening, and speaking with three different pieces of writing. We will also greatly focus on the spelling words and learn definitions by speaking in front of the class.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will learn about asexual and sexual reproduction and the advantages of each.

Vocabulary:

  • asexual reproduction
  • sexual reproduction
  • fertilization

 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Due to the teacher appreciation activity last week, we weren’t able to finish unit rates. Therefore, this week we will conclude our lesson on unit rates. Then, we will move on the topics of constant rates of change, and proportional relationships and graphs. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

– Unit Rates
– Constant Rates of Change
– Proportional Relationships and Graphs
 

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Week 6

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The class will practice reading in a small group setting in order to better pronunciation, reading, speaking, and confidence. We will also be focusing on turning our stories into books.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will learn about the cell cycle and discuss how cells divide through mitosis and meiosis.

Vocabulary:

  • DNA
  • Chromosomes
  • Cell Cycle
  • Interphase
  • Mitosis
  • Cytokinesis
  • Meiosis
  • Homologous Chromosomes

 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

This week student will finish up and turn in their projects. After that, we will go over chapter test. Students will have an opportunity to bring up questions that they missed in the test. Then, we will begin the next unit on ratios and proportional relationship. Students will take the rest of the week to create their projects. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

– Unit Rates
– Constant Rates of Change
– Proportional Relationships and Graphs
 

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Week 5

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will use DOL to help improve our grammar and work on reading comprehension through a short story and novel. Students will be working individually and then partnering up in order to create a teaching/learning environment.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will discuss how cells get and use energy. Last week we were introduced to the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration, this week we will study them in more detail and learn how they are connected.

Test – Unit 1: Cells on Friday 9-6-17

  • Characteristics of Cells
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Levels of Cellular Organization
  • Homeostasis and Cell Processes
  • Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Vocabulary:

  • Photosynthesis
  • Chlorophyll
  • Cellular Respiration

 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 3 Rational Numbers

This week we will conclude chapter 3 with the last topic of the chapter. Students will take a test afterward. After the test, students will work on integers and rational numbers project. Students will take the rest of the week to create their projects. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

  • Applying Rational Number Operations
  • Integers and Rational Numbers Project

 

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Week 4

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

Grade 7 will be focusing on creating their own short stories using paragraph formation, plot diagrams, and creative writing skills. Later in the week, they will present their stories in partner pairs.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will learn about how the body can maintain a constant internal environment through homeostasis.

Vocabulary:

  • Homeostasis
  • Photosynthesis
  • Cellular respiration
  • Mitosis
  • Diffusion
  • Osmosis
  • Passive transport
  • Active transport
  • Endocytosis
  • Exocytosis

 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

This week we will continue our third chapter on rational numbers. We were a few classes behind the expected schedule. This is due to our emphasis on getting the concept right before moving on, so we have moved slower. Nevertheless, this should not affect our overall plan. This week students will learn different operations of rational numbers. Fortunately, they are identical to what we have done with integers. Therefore, students should be able to go through this chapter at ease. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

  • Adding Rational Numbers
  • Subtracting Rational Numbers
  • Multiplying Rational Numbers
  • Dividing Rational Numbers
  • Applying Rational Number Operations

 


Week 3

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective for week 3 is to help students understand and practice “how to write a good paragraph”. Formatting, structure, and flow will all be used in order to achieve a successful lesson. We will work through the structure slowly in order to keep everyone understanding the basics of paragraph writing.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will learn about the levels of cellular organization in living things.

Vocabulary:

  • Organism
  • Organ system
  • Tissue
  • Structure
  • Organ
  • Function

 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

This week we will conclude chapter 2 by applying integer operations. Students will take a chapter test afterwards. We will also start a new chapter on rational numbers and rational number operations. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

  • Applying Integer Operations
  • Rational Number and Decimals
  • Adding Rational Numbers
  • Subtracting Rational Numbers

 


Week 2

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will introduce our reading focus, In a Glass Grimmly. We will learn about the author and the different type of literary genres that are used to create literature. Our vocabulary will expand greatly as we learn more about fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will learn about the organelles found in eukaryotic cells. We will also learn about the differences between plant and animal cells.

Vocabulary:

  • Cytoskeleton
  • Mitochondria
  • Ribosome
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum
  • Golgi Complex
  • Cell Wall
  • Vacuole
  • Chloroplast
  • Lysosome

 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

This week we will continue the lesson on subtracting integers and applications of adding and subtracting integers. Students will take a chapter test afterwards. We will also start a new chapter on multiplying and dividing integers. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

  • Subtracting Integers
  • Applying Addition and Subtraction of Integers
  • Multiply Integers
  • Dividing Integers

 


Week 1

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week the students and I will be beginning our first English lesson by reading a literature novel. We will focus on the character’s choices while introducing new vocabulary. We will then discuss the story and I will ask comprehension questions to asses the students. Lastly, we will distinguish parts of speech to improve grammar.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

We will spend the beginning of this week going over the classroom syllabus, rules and procedures. As well, we will have some fun getting to know one another through some icebreaker activities. On Thursday, we will begin our science learning with an introductory lesson on cells and different cell types.
Vocabulary:

  • Cell
  • Organism
  • Cell membrane
  • Cytoplasm
  • Organelle
  • Nucleus
  • Prokaryote
  • Eukaryote

Homework:
All students need to purchase the following materials for an interactive science notebook. These materials will need to be in class daily. Please bring no later than next Monday, 15-5-17.

  • Notebook
  • Lined paper
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencils

Syllabus_7
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch.1: The Number System

            This is the first week of school year. We will explore number system, specifically on integer operations. Students will use models, number lines, and algebraic approaches to add and subtract integers. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

  • Adding Integers with the Same Sign
  • Adding Integers with Different Signs
  • Subtracting Integers

 

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