7th Grade Life Science

Mrs. Terra Brown's Class - Team 7 Alpha

This week - Review for Genetics Test

There will be a Genetics Test on Monday, December 15th. Your child has received a study guide to help in preparation for this assessment. A copy of the study guide and an answer key has been provided for you on my website. (To get to my webpage, go to the DMS Home Page, click on Faculty in the left hand column, scroll down to 7th grade, click on the link for Mrs. Brown's webpage and the 2 documents are located in the right hand column.)

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2nd Quarter Benchmarks are next week!

The 2nd quarter of the 2014-2015 school year is coming to an end.

The benchmark schedule* is as follows:

Thursday - December 18th - 4th and 6th periods

Friday - December 19th - 5th and 7th periods

Studying a little every night, having a good breakfast and lots of rest greatly improve a students' success.

*If your child has an IEP and is in the Special Education Program, his/her benchmark schedule will be different. Please contact his/her caseworker for more details.


Homework is required in Life Science but not in the traditional sense. Rarely will a worksheet or assignment come home to be completed independently - unless the assignment was started in class and needs to be finished before the next class period.

Homework is to... Practice! Practice! Practice! STUDYING the vocabulary will be key! The students will create foldables, flashcards, graphic organizers, and other study guides in class to aid with their learning of the vocabulary. If the science information is reviewed nightly for at least a concentrated 10 minutes, your child will have success!

Most science classes boil down to a vocabulary class with scientific concepts that apply this vocabulary. If a student doesn't understand the vocabulary, the scientific concept is more difficult to grasp.

Mrs. Brown is available to help with an assignment, tutor, provide extra time with the teacher, etc. each morning, Monday through Thursday, starting at 7:45 AM. She loves science and she loves helping students! After-school SOAR tutoring session are available with Mrs. Haymore on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:10-5:10. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Brown.

Remind 101 App

Mrs. Brown has a Remind 101 account. You can download the app to your phone and receive reminder/alert notices about Life Science. The class code is @94730.