7 Burgundy Newsletter

March

Upcoming Events

  • March 7th - Last Day to turn in any Missing Work or Extra Credit for 3rd Quarter
  • March 10th - 12th - TCAP!!!!
  • March 17th - Lost Boy guest Speaker
  • March 18th - 3rd Quarter Grades available on IC
  • March 19th & 20th - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • March 21st - No School
  • March 24 - 28th - Spring Break

Social Studies

We are wrapping up our study of Africa. I had some awesome projects presented in class and appreciate the effort that went in to this work.

After TCAP, we will start Greece and Rome.

Parents, I am asking for your help with the non-fiction reading assessments. This assignment is given on Mondays and the expectation is that it is completed by the end of the school day on Friday. Despite this being the end of the 3rd quarter, some students are still struggling to complete the assignment. In my efforts to support students in the area of non-fiction reading, it is difficult to see growth when this assignment is not completed. Thanks for your support.

Science

We are deep into the Human Body Systems. Currently, we are finishing up the Respiratory System and will be starting the Digestive & Excretory Systems. Nutrition components will also be added to this upcoming unit. The last grade for Third Quarter will be the Respiratory Quiz. Then all other grades on the Digestive & Excretory System will be add to Fourth Quarter.


Important Dates:

March 4th: Respiratory Quiz

March 19th: Digestive & Excretory System + Nutrition Test

***Watch for April's Newsletter to find out when the Human Sexuality Information Night will happen for parents. I will keep you posted!!

Language Arts

We are finishing our unit on "A Long Walk to Water" by Linda Sue Park. We've been working on writing expository essays in class and the final draft is due on Friday.

On Monday the 17th Ajok Abiar will be visiting us to share his experiences as a Lost boy of Sudan. We are all very excited.

As we head into spring break, just keep reading!


Expository essay due: March 7

Outside Reading Project due: March 13

Math

Both classes have finished up their geometry units with some very impressive projects. Students that did not meet all the requirements of the project may have had a significant change in their grade, so please check infinite campus.


Algebra 1A: Students will be returning to their work with the algebra standards by exploring multiplying binomials, trinomials, and polynomials. Students will also be solving equations that include polynomials and solving multi-variable equations for one variable. This work is important to their success the rest of fourth quarter which will focus heavily on different forms of linear equations and systems of equations. Students will have a test on March 19th over multiplying polynomials and solving equations. If you are leaving early for spring break this test needs to be taken BEFORE spring break.


Pre-Algebra 7: Students have begun their next unit on data, percents, and probability. Students will be focusing on finding the probability of multi-event situations and creating data from experimental probability situations. This unit will take us through spring break with a test on March 19th. If you are leaving early for spring break this test needs to be taken BEFORE spring break.