7th Grade Scoop
Melissa Middle School
We have already learned fifteen roots this year! The kids have had three quizzes on the roots as well as various tips from their journals on what makes a good personal narrative. The kids have been fascinated with learning how the brain works, the amount of symbolism in articles, books, and movies, and all of the figurative language that helps paint those pictures in your mind. This past week we worked on incorporating all we have learned into our first personal narrative essay. Next week we will tackle some grammar before we work on transitions for the flow of an essay.
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Our students have been working on recognizing and understanding Point of View by working through task cards. They use their Point of View flip book and a handout that gives them steps to follow to help them nail down which point of view the passage is written in.
We, also, just finished putting together our I-SHAMPOO flip book for Figurative Language and will continue to practice recognizing and understanding Figurative Language. It's important that our students recognize it, but it's also important that they understand why an author would choose to use that particular technique.
We will front-load information for THE OUTSIDERS so our students will have a better understanding of what the 1950's and 1960's was like. We will focus on Characterization, Conflict, Setting, Theme, Sequence, Vocabulary, and the Sign-Posts found in THE OUTSIDERS as we read it as a class. It will take us about 6 weeks to complete the novel. Both ACADEMIC and HONORS classes will read THE OUTSIDERS.
At the beginning of Quarter 2, our HONORS READING classes will begin to learn how to tackle SAT words to help improve and broaden their vocabularies. They will find antonyms and synonyms, give a definition of the word, write a sentence using the word, and draw a picture for each word. They will also take a weekly quiz and then a 9-week test over that vocabulary at the end of the quarter.
If your student is in one of Mrs. Webb's classes, please join the REMIND 101 group for their class. PERIOD 1 LINK: https://www.remind.com/join/afe4d
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Please let us know if we can assist you in any way. Our desire is to MODEL EXCELLENCE in all we do and to help our students do the same! GO CARDINALS! RED, RED!!!
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Social Studies - Texas History
UPDATE: I would like to appologize if you have been trying to email Mrs. Duguid, the email address below was incorrect. I have corrected the email address
On Tuesday 9/19 students took their first Unit math test. If your child would like to improve their grade on the test they will need to correct all problems they missed on the original test. This may be done at home. Then they will need to come into tutorials before or after school and take a re-test.
Tutorials are offered Monday-Friday before school from 8:10-8:40am and after school Monday-Thursday from 4:10-5:00pm. If you have any questions or concerns please email your child's teacher and we will get back with you quickly. Be sure to check out the 7th grade math website. The notes we take in class will be linked there.
Debbie Duguid- firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler Ragan- email@example.com
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Math - Honors
We took our first test last Tuesday and the students performed well over all. However, if your student would like to try to improve their grade they must:
1) Complete corrections on all of the problems they missed on the original test. (This can be done at home or tutorials.)
2) Come in for tutorials any day this week (9/25-9/29) only to complete a re-test
Any student that made lower than a 100 on the test may come in for a re-take. The higher grade between the re-take and the original test will be recorded in the grade book.
Week of 9/25 – 9/29
· Monday – 8.8C – Model and Solve Multi-Step Algebraic Equations
· Tuesday – 8.8C – Model and Solve Multi-Step Algebraic Equations
· Wednesday – 8.8C – Model and Solve Multi-Step Algebraic Equations
· Thursday – 8.8A,B – Write Algebraic Equations, and Situations from Equations
· Friday – 8.8A,B – Write Algebraic Equations, and Situations from Equations
Week of 10/2 – 10/6
· Monday – 7.10B, 7.11A – Solve and Graph Inequalities
· Tuesday – 8.8A,B – Write Inequalities and Situations for Inequalities
· Wednesday – 8.8A,B – Write Algebraic Equations, Inequalities, and Situations
· Thursday – 8.8A,B – Write Algebraic Equations, Inequalities, and Situations
· Friday – 8.12D – Simple Interest
Tutoring is offered Monday – Friday before school (8:10-8:40) and Monday – Thursday after school (4:10-5:00) for anyone struggling with a concept, needing help with corrections, reviewing for a quiz/test, or taking a re-test. Please continue to check Parent Portal to keep updated on your child's averages in their classes. Please contact me at any time if you have any questions or concerns and I will get back to you as soon as possible. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students just finished taking their first test in Science over Lab Safety, Experimental Design, and Measurement. If your child did not do well, we invite them to come to tutoring to do corrections and then a re-take. They have until September 28 to complete that.
We just began our 6th Grade Review Unit with elements, compounds, mixtures, metals, nonmetals, and metalloids. We will continue this unit with physical and chemical properties and changes. We will probably test over this unit the week of October 2-6.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.