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Welcome to 7th Grade

Parent Night Presentation 7th Grade
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Gloria Bowring

on 7 September 2016

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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
Google classroom
Studying
Graphic organizers
Don't procrastinate / review daily
Field trip to Bayou Bend in the spring



Mrs. Palmer Life Science
Purpose:
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
Genetic engineering
Species research/presentation
* Dissection
Field Trip - Armand Bayou Nature Preserve (fall)
Mrs. Bowring
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
We
ENCOURAGE
students to advocate for themselves
Students should problem-solve with teacher
prior
to parent contacting teacher
Grades
7th grade begins exposing students to higher level critical thinking skills
Students are guided to use reasoning and evidence to support answers

CONDUCT
E - Excellent / Exemplary behavior
listens, participates, leads class discussions
S- Satisfactory behavior
N - Needs Improvement
U - Unsatisfactory
COMMUNICATION
HOMEWORK
PLANNERS
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.
Language
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

Literature
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

Given daily
Must complete all problems
Give credit for trying
Corrected in class

HOMEWORK

Simple Solutions (3-4 due every Friday)
Assignments on Google Classroom
Questions done in class
CLASSWORK
EXPECTATIONS
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
Math problems
Take quizzes
For discussions
Group work
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
SUCCESSFUL
READ:)
MISSION
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
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