Sunday, October 21, 2018

ELA Wk of October 22-26

Here are our focuses this week during our new realistic fiction writing unit. Students should still bring a choice book to class each day as well as be reading 20-30 minutes at home!

Monday: Getting ideas for stories by deciding what stories we want to see
*Additional Homework: Choose story idea

Tuesday: Developing believable characters

Wednesday: Giving characters struggles and motivations that mirror real life

Thursday: Plotting stories with tools
*Story Development Journal Check Grade

Friday: Taking your story from 2D to 3D

Ms. Laufenberg's ELA: No new metalog due this week. Any missing metalogs or revisions to metalogs should be turned in this week!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Math: Week of 10/22-10/26

Math 7:
Mon.3.1c Compare, Classify & Order Rational #'s9-23 odd, 29-37 odd, 43-50 all pg 136-138Tues.
Tues.3.2a Adding and Subtracting Rational #'s9-35 odd *skip 23 pg 142-143Wed.
Wed.3.2d Adding and Subtracting Rational #'s11-37 odd pg 155-156Thurs.
Thurs.Review 3.1 & 3.2 SkillsReveiw WkstFri.
Fri.Mid Ch. 3 QuiznoneMon.
Mon.Mid Ch. 3 QuizFour 4's/GraphitiTues.
Tues.3.4 Divide Rational #'s15-33 odd, 37, 43, 45 pg 146-147Wed.
Wed.3.5 Add & Subtract Rational #'s15-29 odd, 37, 41-47 odd, 51 pg 152-154Thurs.
Thurs.3.6 Adding & Subtracting Rational #'s15-35 odd, 47, 51-55 odd pg 152-154Fri.
Fri.Ch. 3 Study GuidePractice Test pg 165Mon.
Ch.3 Test Monday or Tuesday

Monday, October 15, 2018

ELA - Week of 10/15-10/19

This week in ELA we will be wrapping up our historical fiction unit by discussing all the different books students have read and viewing the movie "Boy in the Striped Pajamas". 

We will begin our first writing unit where students will explore writing realistic fiction stories. 

Monday - Viewing "Boy in the Striped Pajamas" 

Tuesday - Socratic Discussion

Wednesday - Writing Realistic Fiction (Day One) 
*Imagining potential stories from everyday moments - brainstorm ideas! 

Thursday - Writing Realistic Fiction (Day Two) 
*Imagining stories you wish existed in the world - brainstorm ideas! 

Continue to encourage your student to read 20-30 minutes every night! 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Math: Week of 10/15-10/19

Math 7:
Mon.Ch. 2 Study GuidePractice Test pg 120Tues.
Tues.Ch. 2 TestTest of GeniusWed.
Wed.3.1ab Convert Rational Numbers13-35 odd, 43, 45 pg 131-132Thurs.
Thurs.3.1c Compare, Classify & Order Rational #'s9-23 odd, 29-37 odd, 43-50 all pg 136-138Fri.
Fri.No SchoolMon.
Mon.3.1 Compare & Convert Rational #'s17-37 odd, 47, 49, 53-59 odd, 65, 67 pg 127-129Tues.
Tues.3.2 Convert & Classify Rational #'s11-41 odd, 57 *skip 27 pg 133-134Wed.
Wed.3.3 Multiply Rational #'s19-37 odd, 43-47 odd, 53, 57, 59 pg 139-141Thurs.
Thurs.Mid Ch. 3 QuizFour 4'sFri.
Fri.No SchoolMon.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

ELA Week of 10/8

We will be finishing our historical fiction unit this week and doing some final assessments before we move into our first writing unit of the school year. Here are our lesson focuses!

Monday: Characters of historical fiction strive for moral power in the midst of evil.

Tuesday: Change is complicated ~ especially in historical fiction.

Wednesday: The past is still with us. We will explore the ways we can learn from the past and find hope in the midst of violence or injustice in our world.

Thursday: View "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" while analyzing ideas we focused on throughout our unit in a writing activity.

Friday: Students will demonstrate their understanding of historical fiction in their final writing assignment of the unit.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

This week in Spanish (Week of 10/8)

¡Hola parents!

7th graders in Spanish are in the middle of Unit 2 focusing on personality descriptions. 7th graders will have their interpersonal speaking assessment for Unit 2 this Tuesday. Please encourage your child to review their vocabulary and notes in preparation for this assessment.

Have a great week!
Sr. Gavin

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Math: Week of 10/8-10/12

Math 7:
Mon.2.2cd Subtracting Integers13-37 odd, 43, 45 pg 97-98Tues.
Tues.Mid Chapter 2 Quiz1-10 pg 100-101Wed.
Wed.2.3a/b Multiply Integers15-35 odd, 43, 47 pg 107-108Thurs.
Thurs.Metric OlympicsnoneFri.
Fri.2.3c/d Divide Integers19-31 odd, 39-45 odd pg 112-112Mon.
Mon.2.6 Coordinate Plane2.6 WorksheetTues.
Tues.2.7 Translations & Reflections2.7 WorksheetWed.
Wed.Ch. 2 Study GuidePractice Test pg 113Thurs.
Thurs.Metric OlympicsnoneFri.
Fri.Ch. 2 Test4 FoursMon.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

ELA Week of 10/1

Our focuses in ELA this week will be:
  • Extending knowledge of your historical fiction era by doing outside research
  • Using fiction to develop "truths" of the time period (with support from our background knowledge) 
  • Leaning on group members to push our thinking beyond the text 
  • Continuing to use journals and sticky notes to represent thinking over time 
We will be near the end of our first unit - historical fiction! Students should continue to read 20-30 minutes at home for homework. 

Laufenberg - Metalogs are due on Wednesday 

Golf Field Trip 10/11/18

The 7th graders will be going to Lake Windsor Country Club on Thursday, October 11 to put their golf skills to the test.  

We need all permission slips back as soon as possible to ensure all students can participate in this great experience.  

Please click on the link below if you would like to print your own permission slip (they were also handed out to students last week in PE).

Golf Trip Permission Slip

Sunday, September 30, 2018

This week in Spanish - Week of 10/1

¡Hola 7th grade parents!

This week in Spanish students will be continuing our unit focused on personality descriptions. Students will have their first assessment of this unit on Tuesday. It will be a reading assessment, so please encourage your kids to keep reviewing their new vocabulary words to prepare them for this assessment. As always, students can practice their vocabulary at home using

Have a great week!
Sr. Gavin