Stuck in the Middle

FMS 7th Grade Newsletter: Week of November 10-13

Important Announcements

Distance Learning

Please use the button above if you have any questions about distance learning this week.

There is a schedule for when each teacher will be available for a Google Meet to help answer any questions about the assignments given throughout our time away.

All work will be posted in Google Classroom.

ELA

There’s no school on Monday. We will be starting our virtual classes on Friday, November 6th. Students can access all information and assignments on Google Classroom. If you have any questions, teachers are available by email, Google Meet, and/or Remind. Advisory Google Meets are everyday at 9:00 AM and teacher office hours are from 8-9 AM and 2-3 PM.


If you haven’t scheduled a date for FMS Fall Family Conference, conferences end on November 13.


Also, here is the unit site for students to practice the objectives. https://sites.google.com/fulton58.org/7thgradeela/unit-1


Week at a Glance:

Monday - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday - Inference Sort

Wednesday - Jeremy Lin Story/Making Inferences

Thursday - Jeremy Lin Story/Making Inferences

Friday - Poem of the Week


Learning Targets for the Week:

RL1A: (fiction) Draw conclusions, infer, and analyze by citing the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


RI1A: (non-fiction) Draw conclusions, infer, and analyze by citing the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


Important Vocabulary:

Inference

Drawing conclusions

Text support

Affix

Prefix

Suffix

Root word

Presentation

Clarity



Essential Learning Outcomes (ELO’s) for Unit 2:


RL1A: (fiction) Draw conclusions, infer, and analyze by citing the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RI1A: (non-fiction) Draw conclusions, infer, and analyze by citing the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Speaking & Listening: Present in a clear and audible voice while remaining on-topic, focused, and maintain voice level and pace

Presentations on the Ultimate Adventure
Big picture

Math


7th Grade Math Syllabus


Daily Distance Learning Assignments

Friday 11/6: Unit 4, Lesson 8 task statements and Goformative cooldown.

Monday 11/9: No new assignment (Teacher Professional Development Day)

Tuesday 11/10: Unit 4, Lesson 8.5 task statements and Goformative cooldown.

Wednesday 11/11: Unit 4, Lesson 9 task statements and Goformative cooldown.

Thursday 11/12: Unit 4, Lesson 10 task statements and Goformative cooldown.

Friday 11/13: Unit 4, Lesson 11 task statements and Goformative cooldown.


Week at a Glance:

This week, students will learn how to find percent increase and percent decrease in Unit 4: Percentages from our Open Up Resources Tasks. Important vocabulary words and sample problems are available in the Family Newsletter from Open Up Resources.


Students may using Edmentum ExactPath at home for additional practice. Please check out this resource for more about Edmentum.


Students who do not have a 3 for one of the units can continue using the Retake Agenda to practice their skills.


Important Vocabulary:

distributive property

percentage increase

percentage decrease

discount

sales tax, tip, interest, commission, markup, markdown


ELO for Unit 4:

I can solve problems involving ratios, rates, percentages and proportional relationships including percent increase and percent decrease.

Life Science

Week at a Glance:

This week, we will begin learning about the different relationships between organisms.


Learning Target for the Week:

I CAN describe producer/consumer, predator/prey, and parasite/host relationship as they occur in food webs.


Key Vocabulary

  • Producer
  • Consumer
  • Predator
  • Prey
  • Parasite/Host
  • Food Webs
  • Trophic Levels
  • Herbivore
  • Omnivore
  • Carnivore
  • Population
  • Community
  • Niche
  • Decomposer
  • Abiotic
  • Biotic


Ms. Dollens: ddollens@fulton58.org

Mrs. Jacobs: cjacobs@fulton58.org

Social Studies

Week at a Glance:

There’s no school on Monday.

We will be starting our virtual classes on Friday, November 6th. Students can access all information and assignments on Google Classroom. If you have any questions, teachers are available by email, Google Meet, and/or Remind. Advisory Google Meets are everyday at 9:00 AM and teacher office hours are from 8-9 AM and 2-3 PM.

This week we continued exploring Unit 2 Objective: European Explorers.

We learned about some Portuguese Explorers and will be looking at if Christopher Columbus is a Hero or Villon. Check out this book called, "Encounter" and decide for yourself.


Learning Target for the Week:

Compare the reasons that Europeans wanted to explore and settle in the new world - explaining the similarities in the explorer's goals, and differences in the way they created settlements and treated the natives.


Key Terms & Events:


Columbian Exchange, slavery, colony, missionaries, domesticate, convert, conquistadors, fur traders, profit, impact


Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:

Heather Yates - hyates@fulton58.org

Lara Brunk - lbrunk@fulton58.org

Patrick Reinkemeyer (Mr. Crowson's longterm sub) - preinkemeyer@fulton58.org

Elizabeth Windmann - ewindmann@fulton58.org

Read Aloud of Encounter by Jane Yolen