7th Grade ACTS Newsletter

December 8th-12th

Science - Mrs. Sexton

We will begin a new unit on Monday about cells. This information is covered in chapters 1-3 of the student's textbook.

Science - Mrs. Griffin

The students will begin working with translating chemical symbols and the chemical formulas of common substances. They will also be responsible for identifying the reactants and products in chemical equations. There will be a quiz on Standards 7-5.1 through 7-5.4 on Thursday the 11th and they will have a study guide on Monday.

Math - Mr. Smith

7th grade math students completed chapter 6 this week. We took a quiz on Friday and this will be returned next week. We are continuing our study of algebra in chapter 7 learning how to solve equations and inequalities. There will be no assessments (quizzes & tests) next week.

Social Studies - Mrs. Babb

Students are studying The Growth of European Nationalism and Independence movements in Latin American. As an introductory activity, each student or small group conducted a mini-research project on one important leader during this era we are studying. They had choices about the presentation. They could create a Power Point or an IMovie using their IPads.

Grades for Thursday's test will post today.(Friday) Grades were excellent. Any student who chooses to retest may do so on Wednesday, December 10th after school. I am available for extra help on Monday.

Dance - Mrs. Brewington

7th Rotation: The time has come! Students will report to school at 5:30 PM. "I want You Back." Performance is at 6:00 PM on December 9th for a grade. Students will wear black pants with white cami for girls, white t-shirt underneath tie dye shirts. Eight dollars is still needed the for costume. Encourage your child to check for class updates, video clips, and worksheets on google classroom.

7th dance focus: We have completed our swing dance for the March performance. We will watch the Nutcracker and compare contrast the New York City ballet version with the version we saw live in Greenville. Encourage your child to check for class updates, video clips, and worksheets on google classroom.

Art - Mr. Winchester

Art rotation will be working on clay postcards.

Art FOCUS will be completing a watercolor project.

Drama - Mrs. Keenan

Students performed original Radio Drama scenes for the class this week. They came up with their own scripts, and used sound effects, both live and electronic, to tell the story. I am really pleased at the originality and humor in the scenes! We are now beginning a unit on Shakespeare. Students are going to research about his life and plays and create a Shakespeare cube with lots of facts!