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.
Review and Exam Week
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.
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 singlecelled and multicellular organisms
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
Week 8
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.
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.
Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 4 Rates and Proportionality
We will start the week with midchapter 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
Week 7
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.
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.
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
Week 6
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!
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.
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.
Week 5
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.
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.
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
Week 4
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.
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.
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
Week 3
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.
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 reallife 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.
Grade 7 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch.1: The Number System
Ch. 3 Rational Numbers
This week, students will receive their midchapter 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 realworld problems. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

– Subtracting Integers
– Subtracting Rational Numbers
– Applying Addition and Subtraction of Integers
Week 2
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.
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.
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 midchapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

– Rational Number and Decimals
– Adding Rational Numbers
Week 1
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.
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.
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