Stuck in the Middle

FMS 7th Grade Newsletter: Week of April 1-5

Important Dates

March

25-29 NO SCHOOL ~ Spring Break

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Classroom Notes

ELA

We hope that everyone had a nice, relaxing Spring Break! We are excited to finish out the last leg of the school year strong! This week we will work through a close read. This will culminate in a Socratic Seminar near the end of the week. The Socratic Seminar will assess our final speaking and listening standard of the school year. Throughout the week will review and re-test over figurative, literal, and connotative meaning. We look forward seeing our students this week!


Week at a Glance:

Monday - Introduction to close read; reteach of figurative, literal and connotative meaning

Tuesday - Continue close read; reteach of figurative, literal, and connotative meaning; pretest claim and reasoning

Wednesday - Continue close read; reteach of figurative, literal, and connotative meaning

Thursday - Prep for tomorrow’s Socratic Seminar; retest figurative, literal, and connotative meaning

Friday - Socratic Seminar, finish and submit close read, reflection


Learning Targets for the Week:

SL.1.C.: Acknowledge new information expressed by others including those presented in diverse media and, when warranted, modify their own views.


Important Vocabulary:

Acknowledge

Diverse

Modify

Express

Information


Power Standards for the Quarter: ***If you click on this title, it is linked to the 7th grade ELA objectives in your eBinder.

R.I.2D Evaluate an author's argument, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.

RL.1.B.: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings using context affixes, or reference materials.

SL.1.C.: Acknowledge new information expressed by others including those presented in diverse media and, when warranted, modify their own views.

W.2.A.c: Develop argumentative writing by introducing and supporting a claim with clear reasons and relevant evidence, acknowledging counterclaims, and establishing relationships between claims and supporting evidence.

W3.A: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

Math

Announcements: This week you will start to see a grade in the gradebook for Equations. This grade can continue being improved in academic lab and by completing homework to get ready to retest.


Our Level up Hyperdocs can be used to help your student know what to practice at home to improve their math grade for Objective 4: Expressions and Objective 5:Equations.


To see what we are doing in class, ask your child to show you their daily agenda on the Hyperdoc attached to Google Classroom. Here you can see the agenda as it is updated daily to reflect what students are doing each day. Our objective rubrics for the quarter are linked to the Power Standards below.


Online book access.


Week at a Glance: This week, students will begin exploring the relationships between angles using openupresources.org. Please click here to see the family resources for unit 7 Angle Relationships.


Learning Targets for the Week:

  • I can find unknown angle measures by reasoning about adjacent angles with known measures.

  • I can recognize when an angle measures 90∘, 180∘, or 360∘.


Important Vocabulary: adjacent angles, supplementary angles, complementary angles


Power Standards for the Quarter:

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

7.GM.B.5: Use angle properties to write and solve equations for an unknown angle

Life Science

  1. Week at a Glance:

    This week we will begin to talk about our frog dissection. This lab will culminate our body systems unit.

    Learning Target for the Week:

    1. I can identify the main functions of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, nervous, and muscular systems and how it is structured.

    2. I can identify the main organs in the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, nervous, and muscular systems.

    Important Vocabulary

  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Nervous System
  • Muscular System
Power Standards for the Quarter:
  1. Understand and define each of the body systems and explain how they interact to keep us alive.
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4th Quarter Standards

Please click the link to view the standards for the quarter. The standard for this quarter will be located in the 5th tab of the spreadsheet.

Social Studies

Week at a Glance:

This week students will be learning how to explain when it is necessary for citizens to rebel against their government and students will be looking at examples of times when citizens rebelled in modern day and how it affected laws/society.


Learning Target for the Week:

Students will trace the events that lead to the American revolution from a Patriot (or Colonists) and Loyalists (or British Government) point of view.


Vocabulary: rebel, revolution, Patriot, Loyalist, representation, authority, Sons of Liberty, liberty, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts, Lexington and Concord


Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:

Heather Yates - hyates@fulton58.org

Lara Brunk - lbrunk@fulton58.org

Reminders

Hats and Hoodies in School

As a reminder, hats and hoodies are only to be worn at school if a student has purchased a Hat Pass from the Thrive Hive. Students who choose to wear hats or hoodies in the hallway will be asked to take them off.

Fidget Spinners

Fidget spinners, or other fidget toys, are not allowed in classrooms unless noted in 504 and/or IEP accommodations. Some classrooms have fidget tools that students can borrow as the teacher sees necessary.