7th Grade ACTS Newsletter

December 7th - 11th

Voice - Mrs. Psomas

ACTS Voice students will be singing for the Festival of Trees at First Baptist Church on Saturday, December 5 at 1:00 pm. Students are to meet Mrs. Psomas at 12:30 to warm up.

ACTS Voice students will be singing for the Brewer PTSO meeting on Tuesday, December 8th at 6:00 pm.
Voice students are to meet Mrs. Psomas at 5:45 for warm up.

Students are to wear black pants, white blouse/shirt, a solid color scarf or tie and dark shoes for performances.

Science - Mrs. Sexton

Our nine weeks test will be given on Friday, December 11th. This is a cummulative test on everything we have covered so far this year. The topics are inquiry, ecology (including soil and water), and chemistry. We will be going back over previous study guides, and using USA Test Prep. Students should also look back over Study Island lessons and their warm ups.

Science - Mrs. Griffin

The students will continue working on the Chemistry Unit. The focus for this week will be chemical equations and reviewing for 2nd Nine Weeks Test. Students should study using USA Test Prep and review work posted on Google Classroom. They will have the Chemistry Test on December 8th with the study guide that they received before Thanksgiving.

Math - Mr. Smith

7th grade math students completed their chapter 6 test on Thursday. These are being graded and will be posted to powerschool over the weekend. I will make an announcement on their classroom stream when grading is complete.

Students will be MAP testing on Friday this week and Monday next. We will then start chapter 7 which will focus on equation and inequality solving.

The chapter 7 test is planned for Thursday, December 17th, a practice test will be posted next week.

Please check you child's powerschool grades frequently. We are nearing the end of the 9 weeks (shortly after winter break). Encourage your child to complete missing work.

Art - Mr. Winchester

7th Grade Art Rotation is working on a collaborative painting of our school in the style of a particular artist. These are due Friday.

7th Grade Art FOCUS is working on a surrealist watercolor painting. It was drawn based off of a collage using the grid transfer method, and they must use 6 or the 12 watercolor techniques to add color. Value will then be added using the pen techniques, which will then make this a mixed media project.

Drama - Mrs. Keenan

7th graders will be performing original news stories including weather forecasts, and writing portions for news live on location. Presentations to the class will be Thursday, December 10. Following the performances, we will reflect on the writing, rehearsing, and performance parts of the process.

Social Studies - Mrs. Babb

Both classes will review Standard 3 for their test scheduled for Tuesday. This assessment covers Indicators 4-6 only. I've plannned a Kahoot game that covers all essential points covered in this standard. Their next unit of study focuses on how Imperialism affected the world during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Nine Weeks tests for all social studies classes will be administered on Thursday, December 17th. This test is administered throughout the district on that date.

ELA - Mrs. Templeton

The students will begin reading The Christmas Carol. There will be a test on December 17.
Students should be reading at home every day. Statistics say that those who read have higher test scores.

Vocabulary quiz on Thursday.