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FMS 7th Grade Newsletter: Week of December 7- December 11

Important Announcements

No School Monday, December 7th due to teacher professional development.
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ELA

SMORE for next week:

It’s been great to have students back in the classroom! This week we will continue working on nonfiction inferences and writing persuasive paragraphs. We will also be doing our Winter benchmark with NWEA testing. All work for this week can be found on Google Classroom.


Also, here is the unit site for students to practice the objectives. https://sites.google.com/fulton58.org/7thgradeela/unit-1


Week at a Glance:

Monday - No School!!

Tuesday - “Once a Foster Child” article and inferences, persuasive writing

Wednesday - Write 2nd Persuasive Paragraph, Nonfiction Inferences Check-In

Thursday - NWEA Testing (Reading)

Friday - NWEA Testing (Language Arts)


Learning Targets for the Week:

RL1A: (fiction) Draw conclusions, infer, and analyze by citing the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


RI1A: (non-fiction) Draw conclusions, infer, and analyze by citing the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


Important Vocabulary:

Inference

Drawing conclusions

Text support

Affix

Prefix

Suffix

Root word

Presentation

Clarity



Essential Learning Outcomes (ELO’s) for Unit 2:


RL1A: (fiction) Draw conclusions, infer, and analyze by citing the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RI1A: (non-fiction) Draw conclusions, infer, and analyze by citing the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Speaking & Listening: Present in a clear and audible voice while remaining on-topic, focused, and maintain voice level and pace


WR2A (Writing): Use a given process to create clear argument writing that is developed, and organized for the task; including style, voice, purpose, and audience

WR1A (Writing): Gather relevant information from multiple sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information.

Math


7th Grade Math Syllabus


Daily Assignments:

Monday 12/7: No school work due to professional development for teachers


Tuesday 12/8 NWEA district assessment


Wednesday 12/9 NWEA district assessment and catchup on Goformatives (Lessons 1-3 should be turned in)


Thursday 12/10 Unit 5, Lesson 4: Adding and Subtracting with negatives to solve problems. Peardeck lesson and Goformative will be turned in.


Friday 12/11 Unit 5, Lesson 5: Position and direction as positive and negative numbers. Peardeck lesson and Goformative will be turned in.



Week at a Glance:

This week, students will continue adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing positive and negative numbers in Unit 5: Rational Numbers. Important vocabulary words and sample problems are available in the Family Newsletter from Open Up Resources.


Students should be using Edmentum ExactPath Math Learning Path for 15 minutes per day. Please check out this resource for more about Edmentum.


Students who do not have a 3 for one of the units can continue using the Retake Agenda to practice their skills.


Important Vocabulary:

vertical, elevation, absolute value, expression, deposit/withdrawal, difference, factor, rational number, variable, additive inverse, multiplicative inverse


ELO for Unit 5

I can solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.

Life Science

Week at a Glance:

This week, we will focus on food webs and food chains. We will end the week by transferring that information to energy pyramids.


Tuesday/Wednesday: Food Webs Stations + Daily Warm Up

Thursday/Friday: Energy Pyramid Sort + Daily Warm Up

*you can find these virtual assignments in Google Classroom


Learning Target for the Week:

I CAN diagram the flow of energy through living systems, including food chains and food webs.


Key Vocabulary

  • Food Chains
  • Food Webs
  • Producer
  • Primary Consumer
  • Organism
  • Herbivore
  • Carnivore
  • Omnivore
  • Flow of Energy
  • Terrestrial Ecosystem
  • Secondary Consumer
  • Tertiary Consumer
  • Decomposer
  • Scavenger
  • Photosynthesis
  • Chemosynthesis


Ms. Dollens: ddollens@fulton58.org

Mrs. Jacobs: cjacobs@fulton58.org

Social Studies

Week at a Glance:

It is so nice having our students back in class! We reviewed our distance learning material and then jumped right back into finishing up Unit 2 over European Explorers.

Next week we will be testing over our learning target, reteaching, and enrichment activities.

Next up....Colonial America!


Monday: No School

Tuesday/Wednesday: Unit 2 test over European Explorers

Thursday/Friday: Reteaching/Retesting over Unit 2 and Enrichment activities


Learning Target for the Week:

Compare the reasons that Europeans wanted to explore and settle in the new world - explaining the similarities in the explorer's goals, and differences in the way they created settlements and treated the natives.


Key Terms & Events:

Columbian Exchange, slavery, colony, missionaries, domesticate, convert, conquistadors, fur traders, profit, impact


Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:

Heather Yates - hyates@fulton58.org

Lara Brunk - lbrunk@fulton58.org

Patrick Reinkemeyer (Mr. Crowson's longterm sub) - preinkemeyer@fulton58.org

Elizabeth Windmann - ewindmann@fulton58.org