Stuck in the Middle

FMS 7th Grade Newsletter: Week of Oct 29 - Nov 2

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Announcements

Important Dates

October

26 - No School


November

7 - P/T Conferences

14 - P/T Conferences

18 - Midquarter grades

20 - House Day

21-25 Thanksgiving Break

Classroom Notes

ELA

We have had a very productive week in ELA! We finished “The Tell Tale Heart” shared reading, introduced our media techniques, and continued to practice with our literary techniques. Next week, we look forward to diving deeper into our “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street” shared reading!


Week at a Glance:

Monday - Continue Monsters are Due on Maple Street, Writing session #3, guided reading

Tuesday - Continue Monsters are Due on Maple Street, Finish writing session #3

Wednesday - Continue Monsters are Due on Maple Street, Writing session #4, guided reading

Thursday - Finish Monsters are Due on Maple Street, Finish writing session #4, post-assessment: RL3A

Friday - Introduction to close read, Writing session #5


Learning Targets for the Week:

RL3A: Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing how the techniques unique to each medium contribute to meaning.


Important Vocabulary:

literary devices or techniques
narrative
Special effects

Actors/Actresses

Scenes/Pictures

Setting/Set

Alliteration

Hyperbole

Simile

Metaphor

Personification

Symbolism


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

RL3A: Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing how the techniques unique to each medium contribute to meaning.


RI2A: Analyze how a text’s organization or overall structure contributes to meaning


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


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

Math

Announcements: 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 first quarter are linked to the Power Standards below. Additional notes for conversions and proportions are also available on Google Classroom.


Week at a Glance: Students have a goal of currently being at at least a C level on Objective 3, as indicated by their data binders in Google Classroom. This week, students will be learning about percent increase and percent decrease, and will be solving problems involving percent of change, sales tax, tips, markups, discounts, and simple interest. Please encourage your student to use percentage to help solve problems they find while out and about. (Example:Ask your student to help you calculate a tip and total on a receipt.)


Learning Targets for the Week:

  • I can solve problems involving percent of change, sales tax, tips, markups, discounts, and simple interest.


Important Vocabulary: ratio, percent, simple interest, tax, markup, percent error


Power Standards for the Quarter:

Solve problems involving ratios rates, percentages, and proportional relationships 7.RP.A.3

Apply properties of operations to simplify and factor linear algebraic expressions with rational coefficients

Solve multi-step problems posed with rational numbers

Life Science

  1. Week at a Glance:

    We will begin the week with a "Spirit Animal" project to finish up our unicellular and multicellular ELO. By the end of the week, we will explore the functions of organelles in eukaryotic cells.

    Learning Target for the Week:

    1. I can identify the different organelles in a eukaryotic cell and begin to describe their functions.

    Important Vocabulary:

    • Cells

    • Prokaryote

    • Eukaryote

    • Nucleus

    • Archea

    • Bacteria

    • Eubacteria

    • Archaeabacteria

    • Eukarya

    • Protists

    • Animalia

    • Plantae

    • Organelles

    Power Standards for the Quarter:

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

    2. Explain that cells must carry out all of the basic functions of life. Understand the functions of the nucleus, chloroplasts, mitochondria, cell membrane, and cell wall and all organelles work together to make a cell function.

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

    4. Describe the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of matter and flow of energy in and out of organisms

1st Quarter Standards

Please click the link to view the standards for the quarter. You will be able to see what your child will need to know and understand in order to earn each letter grade.

https://youtu.be/rRhQd8WHYYY
https://youtu.be/2nveYdM-3rY

Social Studies

Week at a Glance:

This week we learned more about explorers from Spain, France, Portugal and England focusing on their feats and failures, and comparing their motivations for traveling to the new world. We also spent time learning more about the relationships the French built with the natives through fur trading. Next week we will beging to prepare for our Unit 2 assessment by focusing on how to write persuasively and using the facts that we've learned to support our claims.


Learning Target for the Week:

  • Compare the reasons Europeans wanted to explore and settle in the New World and how they affected the Native American population in their area.


Vocabulary: Key Terms:

Columbian Exchange, slavery, colony, missionaries, domesticate, convert, conquistadors,

fur traders, profit, impact


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.