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FMS 7th Grade Newsletter: Week of March 18th - April 3rd

*Parent Meeting cancelled and will be rescheduled! Washington, D.C. and New York, NY Details for 2021 Trip:

2021 trip to D.C. and New York, NY parent meeting is being rescheduled. Flyers will be sent home upon students returning to school. Contact Mrs. Yates with questions:

7th Grade Field Trip cancelled

Tuesday, April 7th, 8am

115 Lafayette Street

Jefferson City, MO

More information to come upon returning to school. Students that were present at FMS on Tuesday, Mach 17th were refunded the field trip money.
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Hello! This past week, we worked on retesting for NWEA reading and reviewed figurative language. Students also worked hard on missing assignments and editing their essays.

We sent home a packet of 10 Days of ELA, and there is a 7th grade unit site that will be available for students to work on enrichment and intervention for ELA. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to email us. We are here for your students!

At a Glance:

10 Days of ELA- This is what was sent home!

Unit Sites --These are our past, current, and future links to practice the objectives. Just click on the pictures to access the objective practices.

Learning Target for the Week:

This means I can determine word meanings by determining the figurative, connotative, and/or denotative meanings.

Important Vocabulary:

  • Connotative

  • Denotative

  • Literal

  • Figurative

  • Poetic Language

Power Standards for the Quarter:

RL1D (fiction): Using appropriate text, determine the theme(s) of a text and analyze its development over the course of a text; provide an objective summary of the text.

RI1D (non-fiction): Explain the central/main idea(s) of a text and explain the relationship between the central idea(s) and supporting evidence; summarize the text distinct from personal opinions.

RI1B (Vocabulary): Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative, connotative, and content-specific meanings using context, affixes, or reference materials. [Specifically focusing on connotative, denotative and figurative meaning]

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


A packet was sent home on Tuesday over expressions, equations, and inequalities. There is a tentative schedule below to help guide your students. Students may enter equations into MathPapa to check their answers.

March 18th: Page 1

March 19th: Page 2

March 20th: Page 3

March 23rd-March 27th: Observe Spring Break

March 30th: Page 4

March 31st: Page 5

April 1st: Page 6

April 2nd: Page 7

April 3rd: Page 8

Pages 9-14 can be considered an enrichment opportunity of items we have not yet reviewed this year, but will be coming up. More resources will be coming through district communication soon.

Power Standard for Unit 5:

7.NS.A.3 - Solve problems involving the four arithmetic operations with rational numbers.

Power Standards for Unit 6:

7.EEI.B.4 - Write and/or solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable.

7.EEI.A.1 - Apply properties of operations to simplify and to factor linear algebraic expressions with rational coefficients.

Life Science

A workbook on the Human Body Systems was sent home on Tuesday. Inside, you will find a guide inside detailing the lessons that should be completed.

Don't forget to visit our 7th grade science district COVID-19 website for more resources and updates!

Learning Target for the Week:

I can identify the main functions of the cardiovascular, respiratory, excretory, and digestive systems and how they are structured.

Power Standards for the Quarter:

LS1.A.4: Present evidence that body System interact to carry out key body functions, including providing nutrients and oxygen to cells, removing carbon dioxide and waste from cells and the body, controlling body motion/activity and coordination, and protecting the body.

Please email your teacher if you have any questions!

Ms. Simon (

Miss Keith (

Social Studies

Week at a Glance:

ALL 7th Grade Social Studies students who were present at FMS on Tuesday, March 17th received a packet of enrichment reading, worksheets, and activities. This work is in relationship to our current objective over the Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary War. Students are encouraged to check Google Classroom as additional resources will be posted there. Historical fiction and nonfiction books and movies are another way to enrich yourself with these history topics. We will truly miss everyone over this extended break and hope to see you all soon.

Learning Target for the Week:

Students will apply the ideas of inalienable rights, popular sovereignty, natural rights and social contract to explain the purpose and legacy of the Declaration of Independence.

Key Terms & Events:

preamble, natural rights, liberty, inalienable rights, popular sovereignty, social contract

Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:

Heather Yates -

Lara Brunk -