7th Grade Scoop

Melissa Middle School

Writing

The kids have been hard at work identifying a conflict in a narrative. We just finished our first essay of the year: a personal narrative. The next couple of weeks we will be reviewing and focusing on grammar. Prepositions, common and proper nouns, and pronouns. They will have a test on Oct.4 as well as their weekly Word Work quizzes over Greek and Latin roots.


aeichel@melissaisd.org

sydneymelvin@melissaisd.org

Reading

The first four weeks have been spent reviewing reading skills our 7th graders should already have like Point of View, Conflict, Theme, Characterization, Talking to the Text, and Signposts. We'll continue to review these skills until we begin reading, THE OUTSIDERS in mid-October in Academic and various short stories in Honors. Grab a copy of the novel and read about the Curtis brothers along with your student.

Please contact me if you have any questions or need more information.

Academic: swebb@melissaisd.org

Honors: eydiesimpson@melissaisd.org

Social Studies - Texas History

In Texas History we have finished learning the physical geography of both Texas and the United States. We are currently studying the Constitution of the United States and taking an in depth look at the Bill of Rights. Once the government unit is over, we begin analyzing the Spanish exploration of Texas and the impact this will have on Native populations.

Math - Academic

The school year is off and running. We just finished our first unit of study and the test scores will be posted soon.

Week of 9/24 – 9/28

  • Monday – 7.11A,B – Model and Solve Algebraic Equations
  • Tuesday – Wednesday – MAP Testing
  • Thursday – Friday – 7.11A,B – Model and Solve Algebraic Equations and Number Lines
Week of 10/1 – 10/5
  • Monday – Friday – 7.11A,B – Model and Solve Algebraic Equations and Inequalities and Number Lines
As always, please encourage your student to attend tutorials before or after school if they need extra help or to retake a test. If you have any questions or concerns, please email your student’s teacher and we will respond at our earliest convenience.

Math - Honors

We took our first test on 9/18. If your student would like to try to improve their grade up to an 85 they must:

1) Complete corrections on all of the problems they missed on the original test.

2) Come in for tutorials any day this week (9/24-9/28) to complete a re-test

Week of 9/24 – 9/28

8.8 A,B,C – Model, Solve and Write Multi-Step Algebraic Equations

Week of 10/1 – 10/5

· Monday – Tuesday – MAP Testing

· Wednesday – Friday 8.8 A,B,C – Model, Solve and Write Multi-Step Algebraic Equations and Inequalities

Upcoming Tests: Unit 3 Common Assessment 10/15, 9-week Common Assessment 10/24

Thank you for continuing to check Parent Portal for your child's average.

Science

We have just finished our first unit which consisted of Safety, Metric Measurements, and Experimental Design. Students took the test for the first unit this past Wednesday. From here we will be moving into our 6th Grade Review which consists of reviewing the periodic table focusing on the properties and location of Metals/Non-Metals/Metalloids. From there we will move the discussion to distinguishing the difference between elements and compounds, as well as counting atoms. The final part of our review will be on chemical/physical properties and changes.