7 Burgundy Newsletter
Important dates and Upcoming Events
5/8: Science Final
5/11: Sex Ed starts in Science Class (If student is in Alternate Science, this class is only offered during P1, so student schedules are subject to change!)
5/19: Social Studies Common Asessment
5/20 or 21: Language Arts Novel & Literary Elements Test
5/27 or 28: Language Arts Vocabulary Final and Math final
5/29: 7th gr. Awards 10:30--students may go home with parents afterward
5/29: Last day of School
***FLARE applications are available and due by May 12th!! If your student is interested in joining FLARE (an exclusive science club offered only in 8th grade) then please see our website: https://sites.google.com/a/staff.asd20.org/f-l-a-r-e/
Only completed applications turned in by May 12th will be taken into consideration as possible membership!!!!
What a whirl-wind tour of Ancient times, wrapping up Greece and Rome with projects for both topics. Students spent a week in the library using databases to research information to create a website on Ancient Greece. Students are using the app, "Explain Everything", to create a presentation as to whether they would or would not have preferred to live during Ancient Roman times.
We will finish out the school year using some cross-curricular opportunities to examine the Middle Ages through the lenses of Language Arts and social Studies. Topics will include: Were the Middle Ages characterized more by hope or despair?, creating a medieval manor map, the crusades and the Plague.
Students continue to have vocabulary homework and quizzes due on block days, and the last two weekly writings of the quarter (revisions of their African Fables) will be due on Fridays, as they have been all year.
From May 11th - 20th, I will be teaching the Human Sexuality Curriculum approved by Academy District 20. If you have chosen to have your student attend the alternative science class, he or she will be in that class from May 11th to May 22nd. Also, the alternative science class is only offered during first period for 7th grade. So, I will talking to each student that will have a schedule change during this time.
On a personal note: It has been a pleasure to have your son or daughter in my science classes this year! It has been a good group of kids!! I look forward to seeing them again next year in the science hall.
5/8: Science Final (Commom Assessment that is given to all 7th grade science students)
5/11 - 5/20: Sex Ed
5/21 & 5/22: Mrs. Gaunce is out for a FLARE campout - no Sex Ed will be taught during this time