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

Grade 7 Archive 2017/2018


Week 14

English Banner 2

Grade 7 English
Teacher Richy Best

Hello parents,

A packed week of intellectual brilliance this week in the form of English:

    Monday: spelling vocab and contextual meaning.
    Tuesday: predicting the future, using graphs and not crystal balls.
    Wednesday: Presentation skills
    Thursday: back to the book for part 2 of the exhilarating article on smoke jumpers. You tube videos can show you what your angels will learn about, just search for smoke jumpers.
    Friday: the dreaded, for students but not teachers, spelling test with prizes for 100% scores.

Social Studies and Geography are both doing project work of building a city, a very small city and creative projects in Geography in which the students have chosen their own topics.

And it is all being graded.
 

Science Banner 2

Grade 7 Science
Teacher George Perry

    First we will start with a quiz to see what students remember about Mitosis, Meiosis, and Sexual and Asexual reproduction. Mitosis was studied before the midterm exam, but we can test again here as it is linked in with the other topics, and it’s critical that students understand the process as much as possible.

    After that we will continue a natural path from studying about ways of reproducing to examine heredity and how the passing of genetic material operates.

    Vocabulary Words

      • heredity
      • gene
      • allele
      • genotype
      • phenotype
      • dominant
      • recessive
      • incomplete dominance
      • codominance

     

    Math Banner 2

    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 do a project on real life situations. 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

    English Banner 2

    Grade 7 English
    Teacher Richy Best

    This week we will read about “Smokejumpers: Parachuting Firefighters” and then focus on our grammar lesson on compound words. Finally on Friday we will have a spelling/vocabulary test on the vocabulary words we learned at the beginning of the week.

    Vocabulary Words: engulfed, inferno, intense, meadows, spotters, and trainees
     

    Science Banner 2

    Grade 7 Science
    Teacher George Perry

    Last week students learnt about Meiosis, which is a form of sexual reproduction. Meiosis can be compared to Mitosis, which is a way that cells divide not only for reproduction, but to grow (increase mass) and repair (fix malfunctioning systems). We learnt about Mitosis in the lead up to the midterm exam as it can easily follow on studying about homeostasis.

    This week students are comparing the benefits of sexual and asexual reproduction among organisms. Reproduction is a vital process for all organisms in order for them their species to survive, and it distinguishes between organic and inorganic matter — it is one of the very essential aspects that defines life itself, that being life creating more life.

    Vocabulary Words:

      • asexual reproduction
      • sexual reproduction
      • fertilization

     

    Math Banner 2

    Grade 7 Math
    Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

    Ch. 5: Proportions and Percent

    This week we will continue the lesson on calculating markup and markdown, and their applications. This marks the middle of the chapter, so students will have a review and take a mid-chapter test in the end of the week.Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

      – Rewriting Percent Expressions (continued)

     

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    Week 12

    English Banner 2

    Grade 7 English
    Teacher Richy Best

    Hi parents,

    This week, after the midterm exams it’s back to work for students.

    Monday will have the usual spelling words for the coming unit. 15 words in total.

    Tuesday will cover duel tenses. The Past Continuous and the Past Simple work together to show an action which interrupts another action. I was riding my bike when it started raining. A very useful piece of linguistic information to master.

    Wednesday will be role plays which can use the above mentioned tenses as well as model auxiliary verbs like shall, should, will, would, can could and more. The role plays will focus on a hotel which needs a new management team to rescue it. The students will be that management team and they will role play their ideas.

    Thursday will be the spelling test a day early due to the school being closed on Friday.
     

    Science Banner 2

    Grade 7 Science
    Teacher George Perry

    We have now completed our midterm examination, and I am proud of all our students for their efforts. Any students that did not pass the test were given an opportunity to retake the exam, and this will be added to their overall score and grade.

    Following the exam this week we went through the answers and let students know their score. We also had the opportunity to conduct a mini science experiment in the class to demonstrate cellular respiration! (Photos available on the ABS website).

    This week, we will be continuing our exploration into cells and heredity. So far in the course we have completed Unit 1 all about cells, and have started Unit 2 with a topic about Mitosis. This week we shall launch straight into Meiosis. Also coming up in the rest of the unit includes reproduction, heredity, pedigrees, and DNA structure — then we look forward to the final exam of the semester in another few months!

    Vocabulary Words:

      homologous chromosomes
      meiosis

     

    Math Banner 2

    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 to calculate markup and markdown.Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

      – Percent Increase and Decrease
      – Rewriting Percent Expressions

     

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    Review and Exam Week

    English Banner 2

    Grade 7 English
    Teacher Richy Best

    As this is review week I will be giving a general list of topics that students need to review this week, including:

      • Vocabulary from the book we study from.
      • Using 3rd person verbs and 3rd person subject.
      Period of time vs point of time for using for and since in sentences.
      • Unscrambling jumbled sentences for correct word order.
      • Parts of speech: Subject, verb, object or none of them.
      • Students will need to do a 50 word writing assignment about their weekend.
      • There will also be a reading comprehension and questions to follow it.

    English Midterm Review
    Possible vocabulary words include:

      • Forceful, Courageous, Reckless, Foolhardy, Heroic, Adventurous, Determined, Aggressive, Dangerous, Appear, Positive, Negative, Pushy, Excellent, Fearless

    Various gap fill questions:

      • Spelling
      • Scrambled sentences
      • Correct the error

    Grammar:

      • 3rd person verbs
      • Passive voice

    Writing:

      • Writing topics will be provided to the students during review week

     

    Science Banner 2

    Grade 7 Science
    Teacher George Perry

      • Characteristics of Cells
      • Chemistry of Life
      • Cell Structure and Function
      • Levels of Cellular Organization
      • Homeostasis and Cell Processes
      • Photosynthesis and Cellular Reproduction
      • Mitosis

     

    Math Banner 2

    Grade 7 Math
    Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

    Ch.1 Adding and Subtracting Integers
      1. Adding integers with the same sign and with different signs
      2. Subtracting integers

    Ch. 2 Multiplying and Dividing Integers
      1. Multiplying integers
      2. Dividing integers

    Ch. 3 Rational Numbers
      1. Rational numbers and decimals
      2. Adding and subtracting rational numbers
      3. Multiplying and dividing rational numbers

    Ch. 4 Rates and Proportionality
      1. Unit rates
      2. Constant rates of change
      3. Proportional relationships and graphs
     

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    Week 9

    English Banner 2

    Grade 7 English
    Teacher Richy Best

    Hi parents,

    As usual we will begin with our Monday spelling vocabulary. The vocabulary has all been taken from the work books and occasional vocabulary which comes up in class the students show an interest in or use often but forget how to spell.

    The spelling vocabulary is:

      1. Performance
      2. Comment
      3. Schedule
      4. Resource
      5. Memory
      6. Android
      7. Idiom
      8. Background
      9. Opinion
      10. Communication
      11. Enjoying
      12. Training
      13. Physically
      14. Involved
      15. Commitment

    In addition to this we will cover common phrases for real conversation on Tuesday, this will add to their spoken fluency in conversational situations.

    Open learning on Wednesday, the topic will be chosen by students themselves.

    Thursday will focus on the Escalate English book and student activity book pages 8 and 9.

    Friday will start with the spelling test and then some English learning games to finish a hard-working week.

    Teacher Richy
     

    Science Banner 2

    Grade 7 Science
    Teacher George Perry

    Students have done really well in the first half of this semester, and this we we shall wrap-up our content learning before moving onto review week next week. If any student is struggling, feels that they don’t understand any element, or requires clarification, then I encourage them to come forward and ask me. I am the Science teacher taking care of Grade 7 this year and welcome questions.

    We shall finish Unit 1 about Cells, before moving onto Unit 2 about Heredity. Specifically, we shall learn in-depth about Mitosis. This shall be the last topic we learn about before the mid-term exam in a fortnight.

    Vocabulary:

      DNA
      chromosomes
      cell cycle
      interphase
      mitosis
      cytokinesis

     

    Math Banner 2

    Grade 7 Math
    Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

    Ch. 4 Rates and Proportionality

    This week, students will conclude constant rates of change. Then, students will explore the connection between proportional relationships and the graphs. At the end of the week, students will receive a review and take a chapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

      – Constant Rates of Change
      – Proportional Relationships and Graphs

     

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    Week 8

    English Banner 2

    Grade 7 English
    Teacher Richy Best

    Hi Parents,

    This week in English we are going to learn about using a beginning middle and an end to make a story which can be factual or fictional. We will use the Escalate English book for comprehension and the activity pages 5 to 7.

    The spelling words are:

    [table “7” not found /]

    And the matching answers are:
    1. F, 2. J, 3. L, 4. O, 5. A, 6. M, 7. C, 8. B, 9. N, 10. D, 11. E, 12. I, 13. G, 14. H, 15. K
     

    Science Banner 2

    Grade 7 Science
    Teacher George Perry

    Students are progressing through Unit 1 well. This week, we shall finish the Chapter regarding cells maintaining homeostasis, and then we’ll move onto photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Finally, we’ll wrap up Unit 1!

    We’ll move onto Unit 2 next week, after completing and end-of-unit review. The next Unit is about Reproduction and Heredity.

    Vocabulary Words:

      Photosynthesis
      Cellular Respiration
      Chlorophyll

     

    Math Banner 2

    Grade 7 Math
    Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

    Ch. 4 Rates and Proportionality

    This week, students will get to demonstrate what they have learned about unit rates in the mid-chapter test. After the test, they will be introduced to constant rates and change and its applications. This includes proportional relationships, proportion, and constant of proportionality. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

      – Unit Rates
      – Constant Rates of Change

     

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    Week 7

    English Banner 2

    Grade 7 English
    Teacher Richy Best

    Hi parents,

    As people often learn better with a schedule of learning. I would like to show you our new Schedule.

    Monday will be the spelling list and vocabulary meaning with exercises to confirm the learning process. Exercises and contextual use.

    Tuesday will be grammar day. This week will be plurals, 3rd person verbs and correct pronunciation.

    Wednesday is a day where students will have already submitted a classroom idea and we will do a lesson around that. This allows me to learn what they like and them to personalize their learning.

    Thursday is our books day. The amazing Escalate English book will cover making a speech this week.

    Friday is the spelling test from Monday’s vocabulary and if all work has been done, a nice game for learning based around topics covered in the week.

    Vocabulary/Spelling Words:

      Forceful
      Courageous
      Reckless
      Foolhardy
      Heroic
      Adventurous
      Determined
      Aggressive
      Dangerous
      Appear
      Positive
      Negative
      Pushy
      Excellent
      Fearless

     

    Science Banner 2

    Grade 7 Science
    Teacher George Perry

    Students have now finished their 3-day project based on the NST Science Fair field trip we went on 2 weeks ago. This was a good activity for students to demonstrate their knowledge in current science trends. Most students performed well in their project and presentation, although some lacked concentration to work with their peers and should aim to improve their productivity when working in groups in the future.

    This week we will continue with our regular curriculum, which is still focused on microbiology. Specifically, we are going to look at the themes of Homeostasis and Cell Processes.

    Students will also receive the results from their quiz last week, which should help guide them towards their midterm exams next month.

    Vocabulary Words:

      homeostasis,
      photosynthesis,
      cellular respiration,
      mitosis,
      diffusion,
      osmosis,
      passive transport,
      active transport,
      endocytosis,
      exocytosis

     

    Math Banner 2

    Grade 7 Math
    Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

    Ch. 4 Rates and Proportionality

    This week, students will explore the new chapter on rates and proportionality. Students will review the topic of rates and unit rates as a preparation for them to the topic of proportionality. Then, they will be introduced to constant rates and change and its applications. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

      – Unit Rates
      – Constant Rates of Change

     

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    Week 6

    English Banner 2

    Grade 7 English
    Teacher Richy Best

    My name is Richy, I am from England and I am very happy to be teaching your wonderful children. I am their new teacher.

    This week we covered describing character in English grade 7. We covered East Asia in Grade 9 Geography and we also covered essential unit vocabulary for social science in grade 7.

    Blessings,

    Richy
     

    Science Banner 2

    Grade 7 Science
    Teacher George Perry

    Last week we had a field trip to the NST Science Fair, and this week students in Grade 7 will be working on a project about their learning experiences at the exhibition.

    Before that, we must have our Quiz, which is our 1st written test of the semester so far and will allow for students to be able to recognise where they may need to improve ahead of the upcoming midterm exams next month.

    Vocabulary:

      organism,
      organ system,
      tissue, structure,
      organ,
      function

     

    Math Banner 2

    Grade 7 Math
    Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

    Integers and Rational Number Game Project

    This week students will utilize all they have learned about integers and rational numbers to create fun games. Students will receive the instructions, and they will spend the rest of the week to complete their work. At the end of the week, students will get to try their classmates’ games.Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

      – Add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers
      – Add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.

     

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    Week 5

    English Banner 2

    Grade 7 English
    Teacher Roadie Sawyers

    Hello Parents… This week in English we will be capitalizing upon what we learned last week regarding the leadership of Pharaoh Hatshepsut herself including some modern day focus derived from Queen Elizabeth II of England and that of the American three part political system in creating our own little Nation-States via assigned groupings. Some of this weeks vocabulary includes: Prosperity, Sovereignty, Nation-State, and territory.
     

    Science Banner 2

    Grade 7 Science
    Teacher George Perry

     

    Math Banner 2

    Grade 7 Math
    Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

    Ch. 2: Multiplying and Dividing Integers
    Ch. 3 Rational Numbers

    This week we will conclude the chapter with dividing integers/ rational numbers. There will be activities to emphasize the topic. Students will have review, and they will take a chapter test at the end of the week. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

      – Dividing Integers
      – Dividing Rational Numbers

     

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    Week 4

    English Banner 2

    Grade 7 English
    Teacher Roadie Sawyers

    Hello Parents,

    This week in English we have a unique window to study a more positive portion of Black History dedicated to Her Majesty Pharaoh Hatshepsut with a legacy that almost mirrors that of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England our modern day Hatshepsut. Some of this weeks vocabulary includes:

    Hatshepsut, legacy, reign, and prosperity to name a few.
     

    Science Banner 2

    Grade 7 Science
    Teacher George Perry

    Students are progressing well through the Unit, which is all about Cells — the building blocks of life.

    This week we shall be continuing to understand the characteristics of eukaryotic cells, including the organelles and other parts that are found in plant and animal cells. We’ll also then be moving onto understanding the levels of cellular organisation.

    Vocabulary Words:
    cytoskeleton, mitochondria, ribosome, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi complex, cell wall, vacuole, chloroplast, lysosome, organism, organ system, tissue, structure, organ, function
     

    Math Banner 2

    Grade 7 Math
    Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

    Ch. 2: Multiplying and Dividing Integers
    Ch. 3 Rational Numbers

    This week we will conclude subtracting integer and rational numbers by a chapter test. Then, we will begin a new chapter on multiplying and dividing integers and rational numbers. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

      – Multiplying Integers
      – Multiplying Rational Numbers
      – Dividing Integers

     

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    Week 3

    English Banner 2

    Grade 7 English
    Teacher Roadie Sawyers

    Dear Parents, This week in English the 7th grade classes will be focusing a little bit on future career paths because, even if it changes by high school or graduation, having an idea on ones career goal is definitely a positive step in the right direction. Some of this weeks vocabulary includes: deadline, headhunter, and hospitable.
     

    Science Banner 2

    Grade 7 Science
    Teacher George Perry

    After a successful 2nd week, students are really getting to grips with learning Grade 7 science and we will continue our journey of discovery into the Chemistry of Life.

    This week, we’ll be finding out what the building blocks of organisms are, as well as learning about cell structures and their functions.

    Vocabulary Words:

      • cytoskeleton
      • mitochondrion
      • ribosome
      • endoplasmic reticulum
      • Golgi Complex
      • cell wall
      • vacuole
      • chloroplast
      • lysosome

     

    Math Banner 2

    Grade 7 Math
    Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

    Ch.1: The Number System
    Ch. 3 Rational Numbers

    This week we will conclude subtracting integer and rational numbers. Students will get to play games and activities to get a good grip of this topic, because it will be very crucial in the future to operate integers and rational numbers.Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

      – Subtracting Rational Numbers
      – Applying Addition and Subtraction of Integers
      – Applying Rational Number Operations

     

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    Week 2

    English Banner 2

    Grade 7 English
    Teacher Roadie Sawyers

    Dear Parents:

    This week in English, grade 7 will be taking on the tasks of leadership and team building while improving upon their spoken English. This task will be met via collaboration of a song through the use of tongue twister and idioms. Good luck to all students.

    Some of this weeks vocabulary includes:

    – Collaborate
    – Storyboard
    – Mock Up
    – Sketch
     

    Science Banner 2

    Grade 7 Science
    Teacher George Perry

    We had an enjoyable first week getting to know each other and introducing topics that are required for secondary level science, so that now students are on the right trajectory for the year ahead learning Grade 7 Science.

    This week, we’ll be continuing our learning of Unit 1: Cells. We’ll complete Chapter One about the Characteristics of Cells, and then we’ll move onto Chapter Two, which is all about the Chemistry of Life, describing the chemical makeup of living things.

    Keywords:
    atom, molecule, carbohydrate, nucleic acid, lipid, phospholipid, protein
     

    Math Banner 2

    Grade 7 Math
    Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

    Ch.1: The Number System
    Ch. 3 Rational Numbers

    This week we will continue adding rational numbers with different signs. Then, they will have a review and a mid-chapter test. After that, we will start exploring subtracting integers and rational numbers.Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

      – Adding Rational Numbers
      – Subtracting Integers
      – Subtracting Rational Numbers

     

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    Week 1

    English Banner 2

    Grade 7 English
    Teacher Roadie Sawyers

    This week we will be focusing on the core area of perception and reality. Students will learn that things are not always as they appear and that reality can be different from perception. Argue, question, and explore is the mindset of the week.

    Some vocabulary: Perception, precipitation, spearheading, and futile among many others.
     

    Science Banner 2

    Grade 7 Science
    Teacher George Perry

    This week, we’ll be welcoming the students back and preparing them for the year ahead in Grade 7 Science.

    We’ll then start our learning, and students will be able to identify the components of cells and compare the difference between prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

    Keywords:
    cell, organism, cell membrane, cytoplasm, organelle, nucleus, prokaryote, eukaryote
     

    Math Banner 2

    Grade 7 Math
    Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

    Ch.1: The Number System
    Ch. 3 Rational Numbers

    This is the first week of school year. The first few weeks we will do something different. Since the first three chapters are closely related, we will study chapter 3 along with chapter 1 and 2. We will explore number system, specifically on integer/rational 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
      – Rational Numbers and Decimals
      – Adding Integers with Different Signs
      – Adding Rational Numbers

     

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