Seventh Grade News

Week of January 15-19

Important News

January 15 - Student Holiday

January 17 - Reading MAP Testing

January 22 - Math MAP Testing


Supplies! Supplies!

We are halfway through the year and it is a good time to replenish your student's most used supplies. Please make sure that you student has pencils, pens, and paper every day in addition to a charged Chromebook. If your student is having trouble with their Chromebook staying charged throughout the day, please send them with their charger.


Donate to the Makerspace!

Below is a list of items that we always accept:

  • Cardboard: boxes (flattened), tubes (any size), egg cartons, etc...

  • plastic: containers, tubes, bottle caps, etc...

  • foil, baggies (big and small), toothpicks

  • string, wire, yarn, thread, fabric, elastic, velcro, ribbon, pipe cleaners, fun foam, etc...

  • Tape: Duct, masking, packing, washi, painter, electrical

  • Batteries: AAA, AA, Coin cell (3V), 9V

  • Paint: Spray paint, acrylic, tempera

  • Play Doh and clay

  • ANY craft supplies

Humanities

Mrs. Self

Students will complete the Middle of Year (MOY) MAP assessment on Wednesday, January 17th.

Students will begin to create a new composition. We will continue with the Texas Revolution through document analyses.

Mrs. Carroll

Students will complete the Middle of Year (MOY) MAP assessment on Wednesday, January 17th.

Students will begin to create a new composition. We will continue with the Texas Revolution through document analyses.

Science

Mr. Trammel - Pre-AP

Whoa!!! It’s been a fun week back!! Took us a little while to get going but now we are firing on all cylinders. That is the perfect analogy for we just launched our new unit ‘The Need for Speed’ Throughout this unit students will be learning about the relationships between force, motion, and energy all while designing an edible car that they will RACE! This coming week, will be discussing more specifically the differentiation between speed, velocity, and acceleration. I am super stoked and can’t wait to move forward with this unit. Pedal to medal!

Thursday: Tutoring; 4 - 4:30 (or anytime by appointment)

Friday: Quiz

Mrs. Irons - Pre-AP

So excited for our Need for Speed unit! You can access our unit website here.


This week we will focus on speed calculations; the differences between speed, velocity, and acceleration; and graphing speed. We will have a progress check on Friday.


The Edible Car Race is February 2nd! Start your engines!

Mrs. Irons & Ms. Hernandez - STEAM Science

We will be continuing our unit on Space Exploration with a focus on the history and development of manned spaceflight.


We will be addressing the following essential questions:

  1. What accommodations are needed for manned space exploration in our solar system?


We will continue our Wildly Important Goal (WIG) of improving our reading ability by engaging in Science texts each Tuesday.


Unit Test: January 26


Tutoring: Tuesday and Friday 4:15-4:45

Math

Ms. Gregg

This week students will continue learning about volume and surface area. There will be a test over this unit next week Friday.

Mrs. Fisher

  • Monday - no school!

  • Tuesday - volume of spheres

  • Wednesday - READING MAP TEST

  • Thursday - mixed review of volume

  • Friday - surface area

Mrs. Morgan - Pre-AP

This week we will be wrapping up our unit over angle relationships. We will also be launching our new unit on geometry. Students will be learning about volume and surface area of 3D figures.

Mrs. Morgan - STEAM Math

This week we will be wrapping up our unit on Similar figures. We will also be launching our new unit over linear relationships and solving equations.

Electives

Mrs. Morgan - Computer Science

We kicked off our week by carefully reviewing the syllabus, rules, and procedures and ended the week with a fun cardboard challenge. Next week, students will learn how to design a scale model on graph paper which they will then build out of cardboard.

Mr. Sypert - Beginning Band

Students are working on their major scales. Their weekly video assignments start back up next week. Please encourage them to practice at least 10 minutes per day at home.

Mr. Haro - Spanish

Students will learn to make nouns, adjectives, and articles Plural.

They will use the verb ESTAR to read, talk, and understand where single and plural items are located.

They will read about UNICEF schools in LatinAmerica.

Students will practice reading and writing. Topic: Spanish in the Marketplace.

They will take a quiz on Tuesday (Last week's review)

Mrs. Dickerson - Art 2

This week we will continue working on our Architecture Unit. Students will be selecting and researching an architect as well as creating a rendering of one of their buildings. Projected due date for this project is January 22nd.

Mrs. Sharese Dickerson

Mrs. Berckart - GTT

Green Architecture: It was great meeting all my new students, and seeing some of my students from last semester! I hope everyone enjoyed their break! This week we talked a little about Engineering and the design process and worked on a design process challenge. Next week we will dive into reading the architectural scale and have some practice with those skills ending with a brief quiz on Friday if time allows


Magic of Electrons: It was great meeting all my new students, and seeing some of my students from last semester! I hope everyone enjoyed their break! This week we talked a little about Engineering and the design process and worked on a design process challenge. Next week we will be going over some new vocabulary terms and preparing for a Kahoot Quiz on Friday if time allows.

Mrs. Owen - AVID

Next week in AVID we will be using deep reading strategies to examine a text. We will also work on refining our tutorial process for tutorial days. Please help your students stay organized by making sure they are cleaning out their backpacks and writing in their planners on a daily basis. Enjoy your three day weekend!

Mrs. Shumway - Comic Book

  • Right now in Comic Book we are working on our first animation. The animation is a 15 second Introduction, where students introduce themselves to their audience.

  • DUE this week: Illustrator files and Premiere Mini Lesson 1

Coach Dunson - PE