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Welcome to 7th Grade
Transcript of Welcome to 7th Grade
Ms. Fama Mrs. Bowring Mrs. Palmer
Ms. Fama History
Texas history warm ups are due every Friday by 5pm.
Online textbook available at home.
Investigation of history through the lives of people
Don't procrastinate / review daily
Field trip to Bayou Bend in the spring
Mrs. Palmer Life Science
Build an organism from the cellular level to species
Lab day attendance is important
Note taking system = PAGES with content maps
Question of the week
* Inquiry approach built around the scientific method
visual and hands-on application
* STEM is incorporated into the curriculum when applicable
* Research Projects
Field Trip - Armand Bayou Nature Preserve (fall)
Safety and Accountability
Grade Level Expectations
Help your student begin the day with plenty of time to get settled and ready for class
Students who arrive late miss vital classroom instruction
All teachers post homework & classwork information on the board
Students are expected to copy this in their planner at start of each class
Homework should be written in planner daily
late 1 day = 50 point reduction
Students are expected to turn in homework on their own accord.
Middle School Testing Calendar
Middle School Testing Calendar is located under CALENDARS on the SJPII website
Teachers post important projects and tests one week in advance
students to advocate for themselves
Students should problem-solve with teacher
to parent contacting teacher
7th grade begins exposing students to higher level critical thinking skills
Students are guided to use reasoning and evidence to support answers
E - Excellent / Exemplary behavior
listens, participates, leads class discussions
S- Satisfactory behavior
N - Needs Improvement
U - Unsatisfactory
ON TIME PLEASE
MEET THE 7TH GRADE TEAM
Students are expected to use proper safety rules at all times in class and particularly during labs.
Warm ups are due on Fridays
7th grade focus moves towards application of grammar skills in writing
Writing is a process we will work on all year
Please do not edit your child's writing.
This is very discouraging to a young writer.
listen to them read their papers to you
give POSITIVE COMMENTS after listening
READ, READ, READ
Students have reading logs - read 20 minutes DAILY
SQUIRT (Sustained Quiet Uninterrupted Reading Time)
use mature content as conversations starters with your child
Library day is Wednesday
Parents do not need to purchase novels read in class
Literature text used only as a reference and not needed at home
Mrs. Kinchen’s Math Class
Must complete all problems
Give credit for trying
Corrected in class
Simple Solutions (3-4 due every Friday)
Assignments on Google Classroom
Questions done in class
Come to class prepared with materials (pencils, paper, and device)
Come to class on time; class begins when the bell rings
Students are expected to be positive with each other and themselves
Students are expected to be productive throughout entire class period
Students are expected to be polite and respectful
DEVICES ARE USED FOR>
Mrs. Hartfiel Theology
Develop knowledge and relationship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
Build on previous knowledge and add new knowledge
Think deeper, ask questions, and search for answers according to God’s Truth
Work toward loving God above all things and loving our neighbor as ourselves
Daily Warm-Ups = due on Friday
Beginning of school year: Teacher-led lessons with notes on St. John Paul's
Theology of the Body
The Catholic Connections Handbook as the guide for studying the life of Jesus and getting to know Him better
Additional sources: Bible, YouCat, and other related sources
To help your child: Be sure they understand the facts and concepts each day
TAKE THEM TO MASS EVERY SUNDAY
Need to KNOW
St. John Paul II Catholic School prepares all students spiritually and academically to succeed in life and to do God's will.
Field Trip to Holocaust Museum in the spring