Stuck in the Middle

FMS 7th Grade Newsletter: Week of Sept. 30 - Oct.4

Classroom Notes

ELA

This week, ELA has been working hard to ensure that we understand inferencing by doing activities such inferencing stations. In addition, the 7th grade unit site was utilized to practice the unit objectives. A post-assessment test was taken on non-fiction inferencing and scores should be given soon. Next week we’ll dive into inferencing using fiction text and reading an awesome book called Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie.


Week at a Glance:

Monday - Inferencing using Fiction Texts

Tuesday - Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie Continues

Wednesday - Inferencing with Fiction, Inferencing Retakes

Thursday - Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie Continues

Friday - Socratic Seminar (Book Talk)


Learning Target for the Week:

This means I can recognize use background knowledge and the text to make a conclusion or inference. I can also support my claims with the text and the inferences I made.

Important Vocabulary:

  • Inference

  • Drawing conclusions

  • Text support

Power Standards for the Quarter:

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.


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


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

Math

This week we are continuing T Unit 2: Introducing Proportional Relationships. Please view our Family Materials for Unit 2 to review important vocabulary and see sample problems that you can do with your student at home. Students are also able to continue to improve their Unit 1 scores.


Power Standard for Unit 2:

7.RP.A.2 - Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.

Life Science

Week at a Glance:

This week, we will be preparing for our Unit 1 test!

Learning Target for the Week:
I can properly use a microscope to identify if the slide I'm looking at is made of prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells.


Important Vocabulary

  • Cell
  • Eukaryote
  • Prokaryote
  • Unicellular
  • Multicellular
  • Organelle


Power Standards for the Quarter:

LS1.A.1: Provide evidence that living things are made up of one or many varied cells.

LS1.A.3: Use evidence to argue that multicellular organisms are organized by varying levels of complexity

Ms. Simon’s Class: September 16-20

Awesome Native American Projects!

Social Studies

Week at a Glance:

#FultonProud of all our students who created amazing projects that were presented to the Fulton Rotary Club. They did great! Next week we are finishing our Native American Unit and testing on Tuesday. Students have started working on their study-guide and we will review as a class on Monday. Excited to start our next unit over Famous Explorers!


Learning Target for the Week:

  • Examine different Native American cultures and explain several ways they used their natural resources to adapt to their environment.


Power Standards for the Quarter: Explain how Native Americans adapted to their environment.


Key Terms & Events: artifact, migrate, environment, natural resource, culture, cultural region, resourceful, and adapt


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.