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 2016/2017

Grade 7 Archive 2017/2018

Grade 7 Archive 2018/2019


Review and Exam Week

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

Vocabulary:
   Jilted, Benefactor, Amends, Disrepair, Apprenticeship, Gentleman, Contempt, Anonymous,
   Convict, Plot, Contrast, Segregation, Boarded, Integrated, Arrested, Convicted, Entitled, Bail,
   Discriminate, Constitutional, Toiling, Jug, Ached, Contractor, Vines, Attempt, Unrelenting,
   Swatted, manipulative, Relished, Deterred, Sweeping, Broom, Summoned, Lodging, Wage,
   Chores, Error, Housekeeping, Heartfelt

Grammar:
   • Knowing what all punctuation means and how to use it.
   • Bad vs. Badly & Good vs. Well.
   • How to use compound words and their meaning.
   • Plot Diagram and the main parts of a story including conflict types.
   • Understand idioms, similes, and metaphors.

Writing:
   • Be able to use the vocabulary words to create sentences.
   • Be able to respond to reading comprehension questions in correct format.

Reading:
   • Be able to read a passage and answer comprehension questions along with
    short responses.

 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

The Atmosphere
   – Layers of the atmosphere
   – Describe the composition of the Earth’s atmosphere

Energy Transfer
   – What is thermal, temperature and heat
   – Summarize the three mechanisms energy is transferred through Earth’s systems

Wind in the atmosphere
   – What causes wind
   – What are the types of winds in the atmosphere

Surface Water and Groundwater
   – Where on Earth is fresh water found
   – Explain the processes involved in the flow of water above and below ground

Climate
   – What determines climate?
   – How the sun, ocean, and Earth’s features affect climate.
   – What are the three major climate zones?
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 10 Random Samples and Populations
   1. Identify random/biased samples and questions
   2. Create and read dot plots and box plots
   3. Use proportion to make inferences of the population

Ch. 11 Analyzing and Comparing Data
   1. Compare dot plots and box plots
   2. Find Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) and interpret what it means

Ch. 12 Experimental Probability
   1. Find experimental probability of simple and compound events
   2. Make predictions with experimental probability

Ch. 13 Theoretical Probability
   1. Find theoretical probability of simple and compound events
   2. Make predictions with theoretical probability
 

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Week 38

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to practice reading comprehension with a grade 7 reading passage and short answer test. We will also practice vocabulary and review all forms of punctuation.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week we will be learning about waves. We will discuss the characteristics of waves and what happens as they move through the oceans.

Vocabulary words for the week:
  Wave
  Ocean Wave
  Crest
  Trough
  Wavelength
  Wave Period
  Mechanical Wave
  Tsunami
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 12 Experimental Probability
Ch. 13 Theoretical Probability

This week we will conclude the chapters with using theoretical and experimental probability to make prediction. Students will learn to use probabilities to make both quantitative and qualitative predictions. At the end of the week, students will take the last chapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Using theoretical probability to make prediction
    – Using experimental probability to make prediction

 

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Week 37

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to read and comprehend the third chapter in La Causa. The story surrounds migrant farmworkers and how they earned justice and equality within the unjust system among the 1960’s. We will focus on comprehension, new vocabulary, and reviewing all forms of punctuation.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week we will be our knowledge on Earths oceans. We will learn about the salinity and density of the oceans and how density can affect the movement of the oceans. Students will learn how different locations of oceans can affect different properties of oceans like temperature. By the end of the week we will know how ocean floors are studied and the features of ocean floors.

Vocabulary words for the week:
 Salinity
 Thermocline
 Continental Margin
 Deep-ocean basin
 Mid-ocean basin
 Ocean Trench
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 12 Experimental Probability
Ch. 13 Theoretical Probability

This week we will conclude theoretical probability of compound events. Students will learn to calculate theoretical probability of compound events without using tables or tree diagrams. Then, students will explore experimental probability of compound events, and we should be able to conclude the topic by the end of the week. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

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

 

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Week 36

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to use our new vocabulary to create a story out of the words. We will also focus on another hardship, social justice story from the book, La Causa. Furthermore, our discussion based on comparing and contrasting the main characters from recent stories will be essential to this week’s objectives. Lastly, we will review all types of punctuation and their uses.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week we will be our knowledge on Earths oceans. We will learn about the salinity and density of the oceans and how density can affect the movement of the oceans. Students will learn how different locations of oceans can affect different properties of oceans like temperature. By the end of the week we will know how ocean floors are studied and the features of ocean floors.

Vocabulary words for the week:
 Salinity
 Thermocline
 Continental Margin
 Deep-ocean basin
 Mid-ocean basin
 Ocean Trench
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 12 Experimental Probability
Ch. 13 Theoretical Probability

This week we will conclude experimental probability of simple events. Students will do more exercises on this topic. Then, they will take a mid-chapter test on theoretical and experimental probability of simple events. After that, students will explore theoretical probability of compound events by using tree diagrams and tables. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

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

 

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Week 35

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to create a social justice project about a cause specific to Thailand. We will learn about a few, specific individuals who have decided to fight for a major cause. We will discuss the importance of standing up for what is right and how, as young students, we can continue to protest for a cause that we believe in.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week we will be learning about the three different climate zones on Earth and the different factors that affect climate.

Vocabulary words for the week
 Topography
 Climate
 Weather
 Latitude
 Elevation
 Surface Currents
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 12 Experimental Probability
Ch. 13 Theoretical Probability

For the last unit on probability, we are going to do something different. We are going to study two 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 as well as compound events. They will get to compare the two and see how both of them are related through a few experiments that we will do in class. 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

The objective of this week is to focus on new vocabulary and reading comprehension of a nonfiction story. It will be important to understand the facts and vocabulary of the story, but also discuss the ideas of unionization and fighting for a cause. We will also discuss different types of clauses using there is and there are.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week we will be discussing winds in the atmosphere. How the energy from the sun causes atmospheric movement, called winds. We will be learning about Jetstream and global winds.

Vocab words for this week are:
  Wind
  Coriolis effect
  Global wind
  Jet stream
  Local wind
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 11 Analyzing and Comparing Data

This week we will conclude chapter 11 with the topic of mean absolute deviation to compare differences in centers of variability. Students will take a chapter test afterward. Then, students will begin their statistics project. They will be given out instructions, conduct their own survey, create data displays, and analyze the results. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Using Statistical Measures to Compare Populations
    – Statistics Project

 

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Week 33

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to focus on segregation and discrimination within our history and also today. We will read about a historic time in US history where people were separated due to race. We will discuss the problems of this and focus on what we will do if we were put in this situation. Conjunctive adverbs will be discussed as well as new vocabulary.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week we will be learning about how energy moves through the Earth’s system. By the end of the week, students should be able to summarize the three mechanisms by which energy is transferred through Earth’s system.

Vocabulary words:
  Temperature
  Thermal Energy
  Thermal Expansion
  Heat
  Radiation
  Convection
  Conduction
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 11 Analyzing and Comparing Data

This week students will start a new chapter on analyzing and comparing data. Students will review how to construct dot plots and box plots. They will then learn how to compare dot plots and box plots visually and numerically. 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 32

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to focus on finishing up our letters to pen pals, new vocabulary, and conjunctive adverbs. We will also be reading the comic story version of Great Expectations which will help the practice of our new vocabulary and grammar lesson.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week we will be discussing the Earths atmosphere from the composition and structure to how it protects life and insulates Earth. We will be learning about the four different layers of the atmosphere: Thermosphere, Mesosphere, Stratosphere, Stratosphere and Troposphere.

This weeks vocab words are;
  Atmosphere
 Air pressure
 thermosphere
 mesosphere
 stratosphere
 troposphere
 ozone layer
 greenhouse effect
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 10 Random Samples and Populations

This week students will complete chapter 10 on random samples and populations. Students will learn to make inferences from a random sample through dot plots, box plots, and proportions. At the end of the week, they will take a chapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Making Inferences from a Random Sample

 

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Week 31

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to understand the format and process of letter writing. We will be beginning a back and forth process of letters to a class in 8th grade in California. The purpose of this week will be to learn about the culture of America and letter writing in order to create and send a letter to a peer across the world.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

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

This week students will start to learn about population and samples. They will first learn to recognize biased and random samples as well as biased and random questions. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Populations and Samples

 

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Review and Exam Week

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

Informal/Formal
Be able to give examples and identify informal vs formal writing and speaking.

Fiction/Nonfiction
Be able to identify and give examples of writing that is nonfiction and fiction.

Apostrophes
Be able to add apostrophes into the correct parts of sentences/words.

Words Parts
Understand and identify different word parts and what they mean: Prefix, root, suffix

Verbs to Nouns
Be able to convert and understand different formats of verbs

Reading
Students will need to practice reading comprehension by reading a small passage and answering questions.

Writing
Students will need write a paragraph according to the creative writing prompt.

Vocabulary: Spell, understand meaning, use in a sentence.
Complex, complicate, glee, faulty, havoc, ascent, descent, summit, vertical, claustrophobic, potential, route, outfitted, presumed, reliable, objective
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

Elements of Weather
   – Describing different types of weather
   – Weather measuring tools

Clouds and Formation
   – Describe the formation of clouds
   – Different classification of clouds

What influences weather
   – Different elements that influence weather
   – Global patterns that influence weather

Severe Weather and weather safety
   – Describing different types of severe weather
   – How to protect yourself with severe weather
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

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 and calculate angle pair relationships: complementary, supplementary, adjacent, vertical

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

Random Samples and Populations
   1. Identify whether the samples are random or biased
 

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Week 26

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to work on reading comprehension and research skills in order to build a research paper. We will review fact vs. opinion, plagiarism, and how to do research on the internet in order to complete and perfect a typed research paper. We will be going over examples and discussing possible research topics so each student can write about something that truly interests them.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week we will be discussing how lightning and thunder occurs in detail. We will do a small in class experiment with balloons. To show how the electricity is made. We will be expanding our knowledge on how each severe weather is made. Discussing in depth what elements help create these powerful forms of weather.
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

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

This week students will first take a mid-chapter test. Then, they will conclude the chapter with solving surface area and volume problems. Finally, students will be introduced to the introduction of statistics. They will learn about population and samples. They will learn to recognize biased and random samples as well as biased and random questions. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

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

 

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Week 25

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to focus on wants versus needs. We will discuss how business’s use marketing strategies to manipulate customers into believing consumers need a product rather than want it. Furthermore, the students will learn new suffixes and about the passive and active voice differences. It will be beneficial to remind each other about needs vs wants in our daily life.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week we will be discussing the different types of severe weather and how to protect yourself in case of an emergency.
We will be discussing the differences between them and how severe weather is created.
The hazards of exposure to the sun and how to protect yourself from the UV rays will be an important discussion this week.

Vocabulary words for this week:
   Thunderstorm
   Lightning
   Thunder
   Hurricane
   Storm Surge
   Tornado
 

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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. 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

The objective of this week is to focus on the exploration of the United States within the Louisiana Purchase. We will learn about Lewis and Clark’s expedition and their travels and hardships throughout their two-year discovery. Furthermore, we will observe how verbs can be changed into nouns easily and efficiently.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week we will be discussing what influences weather. We will be expanding our knowledge on how global patterns in Earth’s system influence weather. Weather fronts, the water cycle, air pressure, winds jet streams and the oceans affect the weather globally and locally but how?

Vocabulary words for this week are:
  Air Mass
  Front
  Jet Stream
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 8 Modeling Geometric Figures
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:

    – Angle Relationships
    – Circumference

 

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Week 23

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to focus on creating a spooky story. This project will only last two days and keep the kids’ creative minds going by including a plot, characters, and setting. Later in the week, scout camp will be our main focus.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week we will be continuing to expand our knowledge on clouds and formations. We will be discussing the different types of clouds and how to identify them through their different features and how they can help us predict what kind of weather we may get.
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 8 Modeling Geometric Figures

This week students will learn about angle relationships, specifically adjacent, complementary, and supplementary angles. Students will also 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

The objective of this week is to focus on the new vocabulary words. We will dive further into word parts and context clues within the forms of complex and potential. The podcast, The Ascent, will strengthen students’ listening comprehension skills and challenge them to apply these important concepts to their own lives.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week students will be learning about clouds and cloud formations.

Our vocabulary words this week are:
 • 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 we will continue geometric drawings using compass, protractor, and ruler. Students will receive a mid-chapter test review, and then take the test on Thursday. Then, students will learn about cross sections of three dimensional figures. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Geometric Drawing
    – Cross Sections

 

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Week 21

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to review the final exams and the information within. We will also learn about informal vs formal and fiction vs nonfiction within a passage about danger. The class will review apostrophes and focus on new vocabulary and writing skills.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week students will be learning about the elements of weather and how to measure the different kinds of weather. We will also be discussing the benefits of stationary weather stations.

Our vocabulary words this week are:
 • Humidity
 • Relative Humidity
 • Precipitation
 • Weather
 • Dew Point
 • Wind
 • Visibility
 • Air Pressure
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 8 Modeling Geometric Figures

This new semester students will explore three different units on geometry, statistics, and probability. 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 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

Grammar:

    -The meaning and differences between affect and effect
    -Metaphor Vs. Simile and be able to create examples
    -Idiom and expression examples; be able to recognize and identify them
    -Understand what figurative language is and types of it. Example: Metaphor, Imagery, Alliteration
    -Be able to use context clues in order to solve questions in reading or sentences
    -Abnormal Vs. Normal
    -Origin of words: understand where they came from and how they can create new words
    -Understand word parts including: prefix, roots, and suffix
    -Elements of a story: setting, characters, plot, conflict, resolution
    -Elements of a plot: Beginning, Rising action, Climax, Falling action, Resolution

Reading:

    There will be a longer sized passage for students to read. After reading the passage, the students will need to answer comprehension questions. There will be multiple choice and short answer. There will also be a Plot diagram to fill out after reading the story.

Writing:

    Students will be expected to write about climate change. They will need to know the evidence, causes, and effects of climate change and be able to write about them in separate paragraphs.

Vocabulary:

    Know the following vocabulary. Students need to know how to spell, meaning, and use in a sentence.

      Compelling, Evolve, Profound, Familiar, Eccentric, Illicit, Deserted, Misty, Solitary, Imagery, Personification, Alliteration, Meteorology, Drift, Ensure, Revolutionize, Insurance, Dawn, Dusk, Vital, Participate.

 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

1) Sexual and Asexual Reproduction
   • Describe asexual and sexual reproduction
   • List the advantages and disadvantages of each

2) Heredity
   • Analyze the inheritance of traits in individuals

3) Punnett Squares and Pedigrees
   • Explain how patterns of heredity can be predicted by Punnett squares and pedigrees

4) DNA Structure and Function
   • Describe the structure and main functions of DNA

5) Water
   • Water and its properties.
   • Describe the roles on Earth and why it is important
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 5 Proportions and Percents
   1. Find percent increase and decrease
   2. Find markup & retail price, markdown & sales price
   3. Applications of Percent: find discount, tax, tip, 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& word problems

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

 

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Week 18

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to learn about the uses of the apostrophe through contractions and possession. We will also discuss how to correctly write Titles of Works. Furthermore, we will practice each grammar rule using DOL. Lastly, we will be watch Swiss Family Robinson in order to review story elements, plot elements, and common values that are taught.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week we will be working in groups to make a 3D water cycle display and a small presentation discussing the processes of the water cycle.
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Two-Step Inequalities

This week, students will start with a test on one-step and two-step inequalities with word problems. After that, students will do a group project on equations and inequalities. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Two-Step Inequalities
    – Equations and Inequalities Project

 

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Week 17

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to review climate change, newspaper styles, and renewable energy. We will be watching a progressive and informative documentary on sustainable energy. Later on, we will focus on the ideas involved within Swiss Family Robinson. There are several life lessons presented within the format of the comic story.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week we will be learning about the water cycle and the different processes that are part of the water cycle on Earth.

Vocabulary words were the week are:
 • Water cycle
 • Evaporation
 • Transpiration
 • Sublimation
 • Condensation
 • Precipitation
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 7 Inequalities

This week we will conclude solving one-step inequalities and continue the chapter by solving two-step inequalities, including word problems. By the end of the week, students will take the last chapter test of this semester. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Solving One-Step Inequalities
    – Solving Two-Step Inequalities

 

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Week 16

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to learn about climate change and global warming. We will create a newspaper focusing on the evidence, causes, effects, and possible solutions of this world problem. We will practice reading comprehension and writing factual articles as well as new vocabulary.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week we will be introducing a new topic about Matter. We will be discussing the different properties, and learning how to distinguish the difference between pure substances and mixtures.

Our vocabulary words for the week are:
 • Matter
 • Mass
 • Weight
 • Volume
 • Density
 

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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 word problems on two-step equations. Then, they will take a chapter test. Finally, 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 15

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to learn about continental drift, Pangaea, and how the continents were formed. We will focus on how scientific theory works and ideas are formed using trial and error. Furthermore, we will discuss geology, word origins, and context clues in order to better recognize meanings.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week we will be reviewing DNA, through quizzes and interactive lessons as we reach the end of the topic.
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 6 Expressions and Equations

This week marks the middle of chapter 6 on expressions and equations. Students will take a mid-chapter test on distributive property and solving one-step equations. Then, students will learn to solve two-step equations, as they will receive a lot of practice. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Solving Two-Step Equations

 

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Week 14

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to learn about figurative language and the parts of speech that make up poetry. We will focus on certain techniques in order to create our very own haiku. We will also be learning new vocabulary and the differences between affect and effect as well as comparative and superlative adjectives.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Wendy Mullen

This week the students will be able to describe the structure and main function of DNA.

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

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 6 Expressions and Equations

This week we begin the new chapter on expressions and equations. Students will learn to add, subtract, factor, and multiply algebraic expressions. Then, we will spend sometimes solving one-step equations. This is a very crucial skill to be successful in algebra, so students will get to practice a lot of one-step equations. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Algebraic Expressions
    – One-Step Equations with Rational Coefficients

 

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Week 13

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to learn about context clues and how to use them to solve problems in your reading, understand, grammar and so on. This will relate to the mystery comic about The Red-Headed League. We will also review the elements of a story and how to format those ideas and create a summary.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Kamina Hall

By the end of this week, students will be able to explain how Punnet squares can be used to predict the probability that offspring will receive a particular trait from the parents.
 

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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 applications of percent. Students will explore the real-life applications of percent, such as finding total cost, simple interest, multiple percent problems.Students will do a mini-project on applications of percent. 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 12

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to learn new vocabulary within the play, A Means to an End. The play will introduce new concepts and writing formats, as well as discuss gender roles. Furthermore, we will work on useful expressions, idioms, and practice complete grammar.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Kamina Hall

By the end of the week, students will be able to:

 1. understand vocabulary related to heredity
 2. discuss why organisms display some phenomes (visible traits) and not others
 3. apply there knowledge of heredity to written questions
 4. make predictions about which genes will be passed on to offspring
 5. apply what was learned to the real world while watching a documentary on genetics
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 5: Proportions and Percent

This week we will conclude percent increase and decrease. After that we will discuss the topic of markups and markdowns and how to calculate them. At the end of the week, students will take a mid-chapter test.Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Percent Increase and Decrease
    – Rewriting Percent Expressions

 

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Week 11

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to correct and review the specifics of the midterm exam. We will make sure all students are caught up and ready to move on. Later, we will better understand the theory of evolution and natural selection using a project.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Kamina Hall

By the end of the week students should be able to:
  1. describe asexual and sexual reproduction and
  2. list the advantages and disadvantages of each.
 

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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. Students will first receive a review on changing decimal to percent and how to find a percent of a number, as these two are very important for computing percent problems. Then, they will explore percent of increase and decrease.Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Percent Increase and Decrease

 

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Review and Exam Week

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

Vocabulary:
Understand the meaning and spelling of all vocabulary words from week 1- week 8.

Grammar:
Understand the concept of
  -Future progressive, present progressive verbs
  -homophones
  -articles
  -types of conflicts
  -compound words
  -Suffix -ee
  -Subject and Object Pronouns

Reading:
Be able to read a short story and answer comprehension questions.

Writing:
Be able to identify the beginning, rising action, climax, falling action, and conclusion of a story. Write your own story and include the conflict.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Kamina Hall

1. Cells and Heredity
   a. Ability to identify the components of cells
   b. Compare the difference between prokaryotes and eukaryotes

2. Chemistry of Life
   a. Describe the chemical makeup of living things

3. Cell Structure and Function
   a. Compare the structure and function of cell parts in plant and animal cells

4. Levels of Cellular Organization
   a. Describe the different levels of organization in living things

5. Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
   a. Explain how cells capture and release energy

6. Mitosis
   a. Connect the process of mitosis to its functions in single-celled and multicellular organisms
 

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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 8

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to learn about evolution. We will use Darwin and carnivorous plants in order to justify the notion of evolution. Our grammar focus will be on types of adjectives and how to identify them. Furthermore, we will learn new vocabulary, practice grammar, and read a compare and contrast essay.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Kamina Hall

By the end of the week students will be able to:
  1. define what a reliable source is and where to find them
  2. take notes more efficiently
  3. create outlines for speaking, writing, and taking notes
  4. discuss different types of projects and which works best for which topic.
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 4 Rates and Proportionality

We will start the week with mid-chapter test 4 on unit rates and comparing unit rates. Then, students will explore the topic of rate of change, proportional relationship, and constant of proportionality. They will also examine the relationship between proportional relationship and graphs. At the end of the week, students will take the last chapter test before they will begin their midterm exam review. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Constant Rates of Change
    – Proportional Relationship and Graphs

 

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Week 7

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to learn about perception and how the brain can act differently according to different aspects. We will also spend time on homophones, articles, and descriptive adjectives in order to increase our vocabulary language.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Kamina Hall

By the end of the week, students will be able to:

  1. be able to explain each vocabulary word from the lesson,
  2. articulate the reasons why cells divide, and
  3. explain the stages of the cell cycle.
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 4 Rates and Proportionality

Due to the English week preparation last week, students were unable to get to try their classmates’ projects. Therefore, this week students will spend their first day of the week to tryout other projects. Then, we will start the new chapter on rates and proportionality. Students will revisit the concept of rates and unit rates. They will also explore the concept of constant rates of change. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Unit Rates
    – Constant Rates of Change

 

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Week 6

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will create our own short story comic strip about someone bold. We will learn about the important elements of a story and include them in our published comic strip!
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Kamina Hall

At the end of the week, students will be able to:
  1. define the vocabulary from the lesson,
  2. explain and visualize the process of cellular respiration,
  3. complete the bookwork from the lesson,
  4. visualize the lesson from conducting an experiment, and
  5. revise the unit.
 

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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 and evaluate their classmates’ games. (Grade 7C will have their time to do projects extended to next week, due to the class time that was used for Teacher Appreciation week) 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

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week the students will learn about plot, setting, and characters in a science fiction comic. We will also be learning new vocabulary and focusing on the suffix -ly turning words from adjectives to adverbs.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Kamina Hall

This week students will:
  1. define the vocabulary from the lesson,
  2. describe the different levels of organization in living things,
  3. explain the levels of organization and function of living things, and
  4. discuss, explain, and related what they have learned about cells, organs, and systems to
   the real world.

Students can expect to have homework consisting of the items not finished in class.
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

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

This week we will conclude the last operation of integers and rational numbers, division. Students will explore a variety of problems involving dividing both integers and rational numbers. They will also learn to solve complex fractions. At the end of the week, students will take a chapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Dividing Integers
    – Dividing Rational Numbers

 

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Week 4

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week grade 7 will learn about the Hun Empire while reading An Unstoppable Warrior. While increasing our vocabulary, we will learn about the suffix, -less and prefix, un-. Furthermore, discovering the verb tenses of future progressive and present progressive will help us to understand compound words.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Kamina Hall

In week 4, students will:
1. define the vocabulary from the lesson,
2. list and explain similarities and differences of plant and animal cells,
3. articulate and use the knowledge obtained in the previous lessons to complete book work, and
4. make an animal and plant cell to ensure that they can explain and point out the parts and what they do.

No homework is planned, but if students do not finish the work in class, it becomes homework.
 

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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 by a chapter test. Students will have review session on Monday, and they will take a test on the next day. 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

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will focus on the new vocabulary that fits within the Hercules mythical story. We will learn about greek myths and spend time on present tense verbs as well as diving into other grammar hints.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Kamina Hall

In week 3 of grade 7 science students will:
  1. be able to define the vocabulary from the lesson starting on page 15,
  2. define, recognize, and list examples of atoms, elements, and molecules,
  3. use the vocabulary from the lesson and explain the concepts, and
  4. make lesson concept connections to real-life situations and formulate hypotheses.

Homework:
It is not the grade 7 science teacher’s policy to assign homework. Any work taken home is work that is not finished during class time. Please remember that work not turned in on time counts for 1/2 24 hours after the due date and 0 credit thereafter.
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

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

This week, students will receive their mid-chapter test back. We will discuss most frequently missed questions, then we will start exploring subtracting integers and rational numbers. At the end of the week, students will apply addition and subtraction of integers on practical real-world problems. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

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

 

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Week 2

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

The objective of this week is to learn about smokejumpers and their duty in the field. We will read a short story about the tasks of a smokejumper, while focusing on compound words and new vocabulary. In addition, we will spend time practicing grammar skills using DOL and subject and object pronouns.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Kamina Hall

This week students will:

    1. become familiar with vocabulary for cells
    2. solidify parts of cells and functions
    3. solidify the differences and similarities between prokaryotes and eukaryotes
    4. review the lesson while practicing reading, writing, and teamwork skills

Homework is not written into the lesson plans, but will be assigned in the event that classwork is not completed in the time allotted.
 

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Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

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

This week, students will explore rational numbers and how to add them. They will learn to add rational numbers with the same and different signs. Then, they will have a review and a mid-chapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Rational Number and Decimals
    – Adding Rational Numbers

 

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Week 1

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Grade 7 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week, we will be a focus on learning the rules, expectations, and responsibilities of grade 7. We will be learning about our classmates and teachers in order to better understand one another and teaching methods that will best fit the class.
 

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Grade 7 Science
Teacher Kamina Hall

The focus will be on building a rapport with the teacher. The syllabus scavenger hunt should be signed by parents and will count as homework. Other homework will be assigned if class work is not completed. There is an assessment quiz that is not graded to gauge student’s levels.
 

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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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