Friday, January 27, 2017

7th grade science test - 1/31/17

6th grade science test - 1/31/17

8th grade science test - 1/31/17

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

7th grade ELA homework - 20 vocabularies and definition

7th grade science homework - write one page about the 6 types of nutrients

6th grade quiz on 01/23/17

8th grade quiz on 01/23/17

 

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

7th grade ELA exam - 1/13/2017

7th grade Science quiz - 1/17/2017

 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Be prepared to present your speeches for the Diocesan Oratorical Contest on Tuesday, January 10 

7th Religion:  The Religion Fair will be held on 1/30.  Religion Fair topics should have been submitted.  Presentations will be held during the week of 1/17-1/20.

7th ELA/Religion:  Christmas break homework due tomorrow:  finish Pay it Forward.  Add a personal chapter to the book.  The character can be yourself or someone fictional.  What is their story?  What favor did they receive?  How did they pay it forward?  What impact did it make? 

7th ELA:  Finish blue vocabulary book by Tuesday, January 10.  Read up to chapter 4 in Lincoln's Spymaster by Monday, January 9.

6th/7th/8th Science: Presentations continue Monday

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

7th Religion:  The Religion Fair will be held on 1/30.  Religion Fair topics should have been submitted.  Presentations will be held during the week of 1/17-1/20.

7th ELA/Religion:  Christmas break homework due Friday:  finish Pay it Forward.  Add a personal chapter to the book.  The character can be yourself or someone fictional.  What is their story?  What favor did they receive?  How did they pay it forward?  What impact did it make? (due January 6)

6th/7th/8th Science: Presentations continue tomorrow

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

7th Religion:  The Religion Fair will be held on 1/30.  Religion Fair topics should have been submitted.  Presentations will be held during the week of 1/17-1/20.

7th ELA/Religion:  Christmas break homework due Friday:  finish Pay it Forward.  Add a personal chapter to the book.  The character can be yourself or someone fictional.  What is their story?  What favor did they receive?  How did they pay it forward?  What impact did it make? (due January 6)

6th Science:  Genetic disorder papers due tomorrow. students are to research a genetic disorder of their choosing. Write a 2 page research paper about the disorder.  Include a cover page and bibliography.  Presentations will be held when we return from break. (due January 4)

7th Science: Research papers are due tomorrow:  students are to write a paper on a topic on genetics of their choosing. Topic ideas could be: Bioengineering, The Human Genome Project, Genetic Disorders, Advances in Genetics, etc. Submit a three page typed paper on your topic.  include a cover page and a bibliography (Cover page and Bibliography are NOT counted as part of the three pages) (due January 4)

8th Science: Christmas break assignments due tomorrow: students are to write a research paper and create a PowerPoint presentation about mass extinctions. What fossil evidence is there for mass extinctions? How did these extinctions happen?  How were the organisms on the planet affected? Students may work in groups of up to four for this project. Presentations will be held during the week we return from break. 

Tuesday, December 20

We will be having our class party tomorrow afternoon.  Please bring in the items that you signed up for.

7th Religion:  The Religion Fair will be held on 1/30.  Religion Fair topics are due tomorrow.  Presentations will be held during the week of 1/17-1/20.

7th ELA/Religion:  For  over the Christmas break, finish Pay it Forward.  Add a personal chapter to the book.  The character can be yourself or someone fictional.  What is their story?  What favor did they receive?  How did they pay it forward?  What impact did it make? (due January 6)

6th Science:  For over the Christmas break, students are to research a genetic disorder of their choosing. Write a 2 page research paper about the disorder.  Include a cover page and bibliography.  Presentations will be held when we return from break. (due January 4)

7th Science: For over the Christmas break, students are to research a topic on genetics of their choosing. Topic ideas could be: Bioengineering, The Human Genome Project, Genetic Disorders, Advances in Genetics, etc. Submit a three page typed paper on your topic.  include a cover page and a bibliography (Cover page and Bibliography are NOT counted as part of the three pages) (due January 4)

8th Science: For over the Christmas break, students are to write a research paper and create a PowerPoint presentation about mass extinctions. What fossil evidence is there for mass extinctions? How did these extinctions happen?  How were the organisms on the planet affected? Students may work in groups of up to four for this project. Presentations will be held during the week we return from break. (due January 4)

Monday, December 19

Great job at the Christmas show on Friday night!  

Round One of the Oratorical Contest will be held during the first week in January. Mr. Sullivan spoke with the students regarding what type of speeches they should be selecting. 

7th ELA:  Continue working on holiday fables. We will present the stories on Wednesday, December 21

7th Religion: The Religion Fair will be held during Catholic Schools Week. Topics are due by Wednesday. Read Chapters 1 and 2 of Pay It Forward

6th Science:  For over the Christmas break, students are to research a genetic disorder of their choosing. Write a 2 page research paper about the disorder.  Include a cover page and bibliography.  Presentations will be held when we return from break.

7th Science: For over the Christmas break, students are to research a topic on genetics of their choosing. Topic ideas could be: Bioengineering, The Human Genome Project, Genetic Disorders, Advances in Genetics, etc. Submit a three page typed paper on your topic.  include a cover page and a bibliography (Cover page and Bibliography are NOT counted as part of the three pages)

8th Science: For over the Christmas break, students are to write a research paper and create a PowerPoint presentation about mass extinctions. What fossil evidence is there for mass extinctions? How did these extinctions happen?  How were the organisms on the planet affected? Students may work in groups of up to four for this project. Presentations will be held during the week we return from break.

 

Tuesday, December 6

7th ELA: Blue vocabulary book, unit 7

6th Science: Study for ecology test on Friday (food webs, food chains, invasive species, human impact). If there is any part of the human footprint movie you want to review, the link is http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/human_footprint

7th Religion: Family tree (including written history)

Monday, December 5

8th Science: Complete pages 28-32, red book

7th ELA: Christmas Carol symbolism essay due December 9; complete any pages from white English Language Exercises (pages 48-57) that you did not complete in class.

7th Religion: Family tree (including written history) due December 9. 

Thursday, December 1

6th Science: Science Article

7th Science: Science Article

8th Science: Science Article

7th ELA:  White Language Exercises book pages 46-47; 

All questions for all staves of A Christmas Carol are on Edmodo. Complete on looseleaf and hand in by Monday, December 6

Write a 2 page essay (typed, double-spaced, 12pt font, Times New Roman) discussing at least FIVE examples of symbolism in A Christmas Carol. (due December 9)

7th Religion: Family Tree due by Friday, December 9

 

Wednesday, November 30

6th Science: Write a short essay (on looseleaf) about the book you had today. Remember to put the title of the book.

7th ELA: Complete Unit 4, orange Vocabulary book

All questions for all staves of A Christmas Carol are on Edmodo. Complete on looseleaf and hand in by Monday, December 6

Write a 2 page essay (typed, double-spaced, 12pt font, Times New Roman) discussing at least FIVE examples of symbolism in A Christmas Carol. (due December 9)

7th Religion: Family Tree due by Friday, December 9

Tuesday, November 29

8th Science: Red book, pages 51-54 (fossils)

6th Science: Write a short essay (on looseleaf) about the topic of your book.  Remember to put the title of the book you had today.

7th ELA:  Complete "The Gift of the Magi" worksheet. Read Stave Two in A Christmas Carol and begin developing your character charts in your ELA notebook

7th Religion: Read pages 9 and 10 of Family Life book

Monday, November 28

7th ELA:  Complete character chart (including setting, plot,theme.)  Modernize "The Gift of the Magi" by putting the setting in modern day.  You can give the story your own unique "twist."

7th Religion: Complete character chart (including setting, plot, theme).  Pick three scenes from Amahl and the Night Visitor and draw them. Remember to use specific lines from the play that support your drawing.  Watch the stage production of Amahl and the Night Visitors.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZxdJwiFFZo  Be prepared to discuss tomorrow

8th Science: Complete the Fossils chart

6th Science: Communicate with your group via Edmodo about your model community. Remember to consider how citizens will commute, live, work, play, eat, use water, use power, etc.

 

Tuesday, November 22

 

7th Science: (essay, 1 1/2 - 2 full pages)  Picky any five of the items shown in the documentary, The Human Footprint.  Compare your usage to the one described. Explain any large differences.  Describe at least four ways to cut your footprint.

7th Religion / 7th ELA:  Complete your writing prompts for your Vision Board.

 

Monday, November 21

6th ScienceReflect on the video we saw in class, which can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLCHg9mUBag. How would the plan address environmental problems?  How realistic do you think the plan was?  (2 or more paragraphs).

8th Science: text, pages 248-251

7th ELA:  Complete unit 3 in orange vocabulary book. 

7th Religion: continue working on writing prompts. Completed boards are due Wednesday, November 23

Friday, November 18

7th Science: Reflect on the video we saw in class, which can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLCHg9mUBag. How would the plan address environmental problems?  How realistic do you think the plan was?  (2 or more paragraphs).

Thursday, November 17

 

 

6th Science: Science Article

Visit the Human Footprint Calculator from National Geographic at http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/human-footprint/consumption-interactive.html

Select one and compare your footprint to that of other Americans and citizens of other countries. How much is your footprint compared to others? Were you surprised? If possible, compare your footprint to other members of your household and/or your friends. (1-2 paragraphs).  (due Monday, November 21)Wednesday, November 16

7th Science: Science Article

8th Science: Science Article

7th ELA: Textbook, all questions on pages 427-429

7th Religion: Continue working on writing prompts for Vision Boards

Wednesday, November 16

6th ScienceVisit the Human Footprint Calculator from National Geographic at http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/human-footprint/consumption-interactive.html

Select one and compare your footprint to that of other Americans and citizens of other countries. How much is your footprint compared to others? Were you surprised? If possible, compare your footprint to other members of your household and/or your friends. (1-2 paragraphs).  (due Monday, November 21)

7th Religion:  Continue working on your writing prompts for your vision boards.

7th Science: Finish take home test

8th Science: Finish take home test

7th ELA: 

Try at least one of the following interactives and post a review on Edmodo (links are also found on Edmodo) by noon on Saturday, November 19

ØFigurative Language Video Game, Orpheus the Lyrical

http://ereadinggames.com/orpheus/

 

ØTime for Kids Flashcard Maker:
http://www.timeforkids.com/homework-helper/study-helper/figurative-language

 

ØFigurative Language Game (PowerPoint)
http://www.wvacademy.com/Files/Furr/Figurative_Language_Game.ppt

 

ØCompete with someone else at Figurative language game:
https://www.quia.com/cb/501472.html
 
Monday, November 14

 

7th Science: Visit the Human Footprint Calculator from National Geographic at http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/human-footprint/consumption-interactive.html

Select one and compare your footprint to that of other Americans and citizens of other countries. How much is your footprint compared to others? Were you surprised? If possible, compare your footprint to other members of your household and/or your friends. (1-2 paragraphs)

6th Science: Continue working on your Invasive Species Management assignment. Presentations are Wednesday

8th Science: Lab reports due 

7th ELA: Vocabulary test on Wednesday (unit 2, orange vocabulary book)

 

Thursday, November 10

Science: Lab Report Template

Beginning this month, students will be expected to write a lab report after completing a lab.  All lab reports should be in following format:

Name of person completing report; name(s) of lab partner(s)

Date of Lab

Title of Lab

Hypothesis

Materials (list all materials)

Procedure (be detailed in all steps)

Data and Observations (any tables, charts, and formula(s) used)

Conclusion

8th Science: Extra Credit Due Monday; work on lab report

7th Science: Lab reports due Monday

6th Science: Lab reports due Monday

7th Religion: Essay: How do you see the gifts of the Holy Spirit in your life?

7th ELA:  read pages 1-36 in Lincoln's Spymaster. Begin a character chart, vocabulary list, and listing any settings/dates

Vocabulary test on Unit 2 (orange book) on Tuesday

White Language Exercises book, pages 51-52

Monday, November 7

6th Science: Extra Credit due Wednesday

7th Science: Extra Credit due Wednesday, Science Article 

8th Science: Extra Credit due Monday

7th ELA: Book Review for Tia Lola due Wednesday

7th Religion: Study for Unit 1 Test on Thursday

There are still outstanding permission slips, $10 book fees, and signed progress reports missing. Bring these in!

VETERAN'S DAY CEREMONY WILL BE WEDNESDAY!

Tuesday, November 1

7th ELA: Read chapter 9 in Tia Lola. In white Language Exercises book, complete pages 98-100 if you did not get to do so in class

7th Religion: Test on Unit 1 on Thursday, November 3. Review all end of section questions and be prepared to review in class tomorrow. Saints paper due November 8

7th Science: Biomes presentations will be Thursday

Friday, October 28

Return all trip permission slips, signed progress reports, and school forms. 

Trip to Rosary Rally at Our Lady of Angels is Tuesday November 1 --- permission slips must be returned!

7th ELA: Read up to Chapter 8 in Tia Lola. Continue making notes in character chart and detailing plot, setting. Bring in materials for Anthem model. Presentations are Wednesday

7th Religion: Test on Unit 1 on Thursday, November 3.  Saints paper due November 8.

7th Science: Continue working on biomes project

6th Science: Read "Eleven Blue Men" article and be prepared to discuss on Monday. Circle/highlight any words that are unfamiliar to you. Write them in your science notebooks and define them. 

Thursday, October 27

Return all trip permission slips, signed progress reports, and school forms.

Bring in $10 for books if you have not already done so.

7th Religion: pages 71-73.  Test next Thursday on Unit 1.

Saints Paper:  Select a saint of your choosing and write an essay about their life and impact. Why did you choose this saint? What qualities about this saint do you admire? (Due November 8). 2 pages, double spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman font

7th Science: Science Article, 

Biomes Project:  Presentations begin November 9. Select one biome we're learning about. Make a power point that describe your biome. Include pictures of the biome, including fauna, flora, location(s), climate. Power point should be 6-10 slides and be sure to include a bibliography/list of sources.

7th ELA: Read Chapter 5 in Tia Lola. As you read, continue working on your character chart in your ELA journals.  Also answer: What is the setting of Tia Lola? Is Tia Lola's visit one of dread or anticipation? Why/why not?

6th Science: Science Article.  Test Monday on Disney Earth

8th Science: Science Article

Wednesday, October 26

Return all trip permission slips, signed progress reports, and school forms.

8th Science: red book, pages 34-42

7th Science: Presentations begin November 9. Select one biome we're learning about. Make a power point that describe your biome. Include pictures of the biome, including fauna, flora, location(s), climate. Power point should be 6-10 slides and be sure to include a bibliography/list of sources. 

7th ELA: White Language Exercises book, pages 14-16. Vocabulary test tomorrow (Orange book, unit 1). Read Chapter 4 in Tia Lola.  Several students still haven't paid the $10 for the books. Please remit payment as soon as possible.

Monday, October 24

7th science: find 3 examples of viruses, and give name, how discovered, how transmitted, symptoms and and treatment if any

For Friday, make an informational poster or flyer on one of the viruses.

8th Science: study for test on topographic maps on Friday

6th Science: Complete the biomes chart we started in class

7th ELA:  Read chapters 1-3 in Tia Lola and begin character chart in ELA journal. Please bring in the $10 for the books if you still need to do so. Start bringing in materials by Thursday to build your group's setting for Anthem.

7th Religion: Bring in picture of yourself, and begin drafting your script for the Hey U.G.L.Y. AntiBullying video contest. Details at http://www.heyugly.org/Contest%20Video.php

 

Tuesday, October 18

 

7th ELA: White Language Exercises book, pages 5-13

My Favorite Christmas Moment Essays are overdue. Please submit corrected essays by tomorrow.

Edmodo Rip Van Winkle due by Monday, October 24

Please bring in $10 for the next two books we will be reading.The next two books we will be reading are Lincoln's Spymaster by Samantha Seiple and When Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay by Julia Alvarez. They are $5 each through ScholasticVocabulary test Friday (unit one in orange book; we will review tomorrow)

8th Science: complete pages 41-43 in book

7th Religion: bring in a photo of yourself (photos will be returned)

 

 

Thursday, October 13

7th ELA White Language Exercises book, pages 112-119. The next two books we will be reading are Lincoln's Spymaster by Samantha Seiple and When Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay by Julia Alvarez. They are $5 each through Scholastic. please send $10 by next Thursday so we can order the books. Thank you! TerraNova exams continue through Monday. Get a good night's rest and eat breakfast!

Grades 6-8 Science:

Science Articles are due every Friday, unless announced.  The article can be related to any science topic (for example, health, technology, engineering, biology, chemistry, earth science, weather, etc.).  Articles can be from any news source.  Be sure to cite your source (title of article, name of author, title of journal, newspaper, or magazine, date of publication, page article is found). If you're using  www.sciencenewsforstudents.org, copy the link of the article. In your first paragraph, summarize the article in your own words. In the second paragaph, give your reactions to the article. Why did you choose this article? Why should others read about it? What did you learn? How do you feel about this topic? You can write more than two paragraphs, if needed.

 

Homework

TerraNova exams start next week! 

Get a good night's rest, eat breakfast, and bring at least three number two pencils!

Friday, October 7th

7th ELA

Blue vocabulary book, pages 16-25

Thursday, October 6th

7th ELA

Blue vocabulary book, pages 12-15

Vocabulary test Thursday, October 13 on Unit 1 of Orange vocabulary book 

Finish Flush by Wednesday October 12. Complete character chart(can be found on Edmodo)

Rip Van Winkle has been uploaded to Edmodo. Read for Tuesday October 11 and answer the questions by Wednesday.

My Favorite Christmas Moment Radio City Essay:

All junior high students are expected to participate, and the essay will count as a grade. Essay describing your favorite Christmas moment. It should be typed, 12-point Times New Roman font, and at least 1 1/2 pages  and no more  2  pages long. It can be informational work, a description of a personal experience, or fictional. Essays are due by October 13. Submit your essay earlier fot feedback and editing. Rubrics are posted on Edmodo.

7th Religion

P.49, questions 1-8 in book, 9-10 on looseleaf

Bring in a recent photo of yourself by Thursday, October 13

Reninder: prayer service groups have been assigned and are posted on Edmodo. Fist group is due  October (10/19)

8th Science

Landform dioramas due Tuesday, October 11

Red workbook ,pages 18-21

6th Science

Food Chains and Food Webs

Make a poster showing an example of a food chain and a food web. Clearly label all organisms and arrows showing direction of energy flow. Due Tuesday, October 11

 

Wednesday, October 5

7th ELA

Read Chapter 12 in Flush. 

Rip Van Winkle has been uploaded to Edmodo. Read for Tuesday October 11 and answer the questions by Wednesday.

My Favorite Christmas Moment Radio City Essay:

All junior high students are expected to participate, and the essay will count as a grade. Essay describing your favorite Christmas moment. It should be typed, 12-point Times New Roman font, and at least 1 1/2 pages  and no more  2  pages long. It can be informational work, a description of a personal experience, or fictional. Essays are due by October 13. Submit your essay earlier fot feedback and editing. Rubrics are posted on Edmodo.

8th Science

Landform dioramas due Tuesday, October 11

6th Science

Food Chains and Food Webs

Make a poster showing an example of a food chain and a food web. Clearly label all organisms and arrows showing direction of energy flow. Due Tuesday, October 11

 

Tuesday, October 4

 

7th Grade ELA:   Read chapter12 in Flush. Complete pages 21-24 in orange vocabulary book

7th Religion: Beatitudes Poster due tomorrow

8th Science: Read pgs 36-39

6th Science: Make flash cards for vocabulary words on pages 22 and 34.  Test Friday, October 7

Monday, October 3

7th Grade ELA: Read Chapters 10, 11 in Flush. First drafts due tomorrow

7th Religion: Beatitudes Posters due Oct 5

Friday, September 30

7th ELA: read chapters 7-9 of Flush. There will be a quiz on chapters 1-5 on Edmodo. First draft of scary stories due October 5.

7th Religion: Beatitudes poster due Oct 5

7th Science: density worksheet. Continue working on kingdoms project

8th Science: worksheet. Read lesson 5 in textbook (pages 29-39) and answer all questions in book. Test next week. Review sheet will be posted to edmodo.

6th Science: study for test. Review sheet will be posted to edmodo.

Thursday, September 29

 

All students have registered for Edmodo. Parents can rregisterat Edmodo.com and enter the group code for the class. 7th grade students have different group codes, according to subject.

7th Grade ELA: group code g3werm

P.19, exercise 3. Read Chapter 7 in Flush. There will be a test on chapters 1-8 on Edmodo 

My Favorite Christmas Moment Radio City Essay:

All junior high students are expected to participate, and the essay will count as a grade. Essay describing your favorite Christmas moment. It should be typed, 12-point Times New Roman font, and at least 1 1/2 pages  and no more  2  pages long. It can be informational work, a description of a personal experience, or fictional. Essays are due by October 13. Submit your essay earlier fot feedback and editing.

 

8th Grade Science: group code u6seic

P. 13 in workbook, science article

 

7th Grade Science: group code zedy6m

Pgs 9-12 in workbook, science article

 

6th Grade Science: group code sg8dad

Laboratory skills worksheet (both sides), Science article

 

7th Grade Religion: group code pu7ysu

P.49 in book. Religion quiz tomorrow on Chapters 1 and 2

Beatitudes poster due October 5

On poster board/oak tag, show examples of the beatitudes in action. Pictures can be clip art, drawn, or taken from photos, magazines, or newspapers.

 

Thursday, September 22

8th Grade Science: Read lesson 2, pages 10-17. Test October 5 

7th Grade Science: Read chapter 2, answer questions on p 24 (Section 2 Assessment) on looseleaf.

7th Grade ELA: (1) Read chapters 3, 4,  and 5 in Flush. Make a list of words that were new to you and find their definitions.  (2) Topics for story projects are due Monday. The rubric will be uploaded to Edmodo by this weekend. 

Deadlines for Story Project:

September 26 - Topics due

October 5 - First draft due

October 12 - Second draft due

October 20 - Final story due and presentations begin

Scholastic Book order flyers were sent home. Please submit orders by September 28. Orders can be submitted with the tear-off or online with the classroom code. Our class code is 2HQ4H.

6th Grade Science: Create a poster that compares plant and animal cells. Your poster should have a drawing of a plant cell, a drawing of an animal cell, and a Venn diagram.

Image result for venn diagram template

 

 

Monday, September 19

7th Grade ELA - Read Chapter 1 of Flush

a free pdf of chapter 1 is found here:

http://promo.booksamillion.com/save/images/activities/Hiaasen_BAMSumRdChapSamp.pdf

6th Grade Science: Quiz tomorrow on adaptations

7th Grade science: Quiz Wednesday on Animal Adaptations video

 

Hello and Welcome to 7th Grade!

The first book we will be reading is Flush by Carl Hiaasen ($6 on Amazon, $6.99 at Barnes and Noble). Please have a copy of the book by Monday, September 19.

 

The 7th Grade special subjects schedule is as follows:
Mondays - Art

Tuesdays - Spanish

Wednesdays - Computer and Music

Thursdays - Gym

Fridays - Spanish

STEM class will meet on Tuesdays

 

Scholastic Book order flyers were sent home. Please submit orders by September 28. Orders can be submitted with the tear-off or online with the classroom code. Our class code is 2HQ4H.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to a great year!