7th Grade ACTS Newsletter

March 16-20, 2015

Drama - Mrs. Keenan

7th Grade Drama Focus have been talking about using theatre as a vehicle for social change. We viewed the musical Fiddler on the Roof in preparation for this assignment. Groups will now create their own scene where they must take a side and a stand against something that resonates personally with the students.


7th Grade Drama Rotation students have been working in pairs on scripted scenes to perform for the class on Monday. Please see pictures of students rehearsing

Science - Mrs. Sexton

We will continue our study of human body systems. Students may refer to chapters 6-10 to gain a better understanding of these systems. Students must know the major parts and functions of each of the following body systems: skeletal, muscular, nervous, integumentary, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and excretory (or urinary). Students should also know the purpose/function of the immune, endocrine, and reproductive systems.

Math - Mr. Smith

7th grade math students are learning about surface area and volume of prisms, cylinders and pyramids. We have a quiz on surface this week and will have a test on both of these concepts towards the end of next week. (Thursday or Friday)

Science - Mrs. Griffin

The students will begin working on the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems after they finish their Disease Projects. The projects are being completed in class on Google Slides and will be presented this week. Students will receive their project grades through Google Classroom.

Math - Mrs. McDaniel

McDaniel 7th grade math - We will be wrapping up chapter 14 on statistics and start reviewing for our test possibly by mid week.

ELA & Social Studies - Mrs. Padgett

Mrs. Padgett's seventh grade Social Studies class will have their third nine weeks common assessment on Wednesday, March 18. They will also be studying post-WWII Europe and Middle East.

Mrs. Padgett's seventh grade ELA class will continue their argumentative writing unit . They will also be reading and analyzing poetry.

Social Studies - Mrs. Babb

This week students will continue their study of the Cold War Era. They completed an activity last week that helped them better understand the policies, people, and events following WWII. They created either a foldable or flashcards to use as a study tool.

The Nine Weeks Common Assessment will be on Thursday or Friday. We are reviewing in class each day this week.

ELA - Mrs. Templeton

The students are reading The Boy Who Dared. They have there reading assignments in their agenda for the entire novel. Each Friday they will have a quiz on that weeks reading. Their book test is on Wednesday April 1st.

Monday and Tuesday the students will be MAP testing.

The students will continue with argumentative writing.

Dance - Mrs. Brewington

7th dance focus: End of Year showcase dance rehearsal begins and we explore our patriotism. On Fridays, we will learn song/dance for EYS opening/closing number. Details for a google slide presentation will be passed out this week. Dance Injuries Google Slide presentation is due April 2nd.