Monday Memo

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of October 19, 2020

  • New RA schedules start for in-person students this week.  A days are Mon-Tues, B days are Thurs-Fri, and Wednesday is alternating.
  • HCS@ Home will have Afternoon Meeting on Friday afternoons at 2:30

Math

This week in mathematics we begin our study of proportional reasoning.  Students will explore the relationships between ratios, rates, and unit rates.


Quest

Reach and complete Chamber of Checking 1 by Friday October 23rd.


HCS@Home

Math class at 12:00 each day via zoom.

Zoom link is in Math Resources on canvas.

HCS@Home Math Schedule


Please contact me with any questions or concerns. jorgensen_m@hcde.org

                  SCIENCE

Weekly plan: We will be wrapping up our Chemistry module with chemical reactions this week! Students will be studying conservation of atoms and mass in chemical reactions. 


Make sure to check Canvas and email regularly. 

Assignments can be found on the attached weekly plan:

HCS@Home Weekly Assignments


A/B Weekly Assignments


HCS@Home Office Hours Friday 9:10-10:10


Zoom Meeting Code: 972-401-2771. Use this code for any zoom meeting that is with me! 


Password: scibudd


Please contact me with any questions: budd_b@hcde.org 

World History

Weekly plan: This week we jump back into our history curriculum.  We will begin our unit on Southwest Asia and the Rise of Islam.


Assignments: 

HCS@HOME LINK 

A/B Groups Assignment Link


All Zoom links are posted on my Canvas home page under the “Online Meetings” Link.  I will have optional office hours on Mondays for questions or other needed assistance. 


Don’t give up on traveling… If you are still interested in traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, and Bruges, Belgium in 2021? There will be a maximum of 24 participants this year and we will be guaranteed a private trip for our travelers. There are currently 8 spots remaining! Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.


Let me know if you have any questions as we continue to get used to this new process.

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org 

Language Arts

  This week we are diving into our new unit- People and the Planet. We will explore the effects people have on the planet.  We will also work towards developing a position on whether or not the needs of people are ever more important than the needs of animals and the planet? This week we will work through two texts and write an argument.


Zoom links for HCS@ home small groups are under the Online Meetings button.  Please be at all meetings!


It is vital that students are reading 20 minutes a night. Under the Classroom Library button, there are great options for free virtual access to books, and in person students are welcome to fill out the form requesting a classroom book. 


Stay safe and healthy, and PLEASE email me with questions.!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org

Related Arts:

This year each homeroom will rotate through four Related Arts classes: PE, Spanish, Music, and Library. Students should check the Canvas class for their Related Arts rotation on their virtual days. Additional information from RA teachers will be posted below.

Band

  • Contact Mrs. McKee at mckee_e@hcde.org
  • Although there is no assigned homework right now in music, students can still access their Songbirds Guitar book through the General Music Canvas course if they are interested.
  •  
  • 7th and 8th Grade in person students joining band next quarter will need the following: 
  • Wind players will need a bell mask - these can be purchased but can be made by following these instructions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXQJqRRNhV8&feature=youtu.be
  • Percussion players need their own sticks and mallets
  • Flute players need an oversized mask to stick their mouthpiece in as they play
  • We are in need of guitar picks.  If you have any picks at home, we would be grateful for them.

 

SPANISH-  This week, Mr. Borrero will host Mr. Fahey’s class.

  • For the first semester, our class will be Spanish Through the Ages.
  • Spanish Through the Ages is a Humanities class that covers the cultural development of Spain. We will journey through history to uncover how Spanish made its way from the language of a tiny kingdom to becoming one of the most widely spoken languages today 
  • Students are expected to use Canvas to access assignments and content for Spanish

Borrero_A@hcde.org

 

 

 

 

Related Arts for HCS @ Home Students with Mrs. Shimel


Mrs. Shimel’s course is on Canvas for all HCS @ Home Students.  It will show up as Activity Period on Canvas as well as Power School  All students enrolled in HCS @ Home will complete rotations in Music, Library, Spanish, Theater as well as weekly PE challenges.  


Assignments for the week will post every Monday at 8 am.  


The Zoom schedule and links are posted in the announcements tab in our canvas course.  We will have Zoom meetings on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 - 9:00.   


shimel_k@hcde.org

 

 

 

 

 

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of October 5, 2020

  • Benchmarks are this week. Monday 10/5 Science, and Tuesday 10/6-History
  • Virtual Exhibit is Thursday evening.  An email with more info will be sent Tuesday!
  • Fall Break starts Friday and goes through 10/19!  

Math

This week in mathematics we work on computational fluency.  Students will practice all math operations with fractions and decimals. 


Quest

The quest is due this Thursday 10/9


HCS@Home

Math class at 12:05 each day via zoom.

Zoom link is in Math Resources on canvas.

HCS@Home Math Schedule


Quiz

The quiz on Thursday will cover the ixl skills from the Computation Quest.


Please contact me with any questions or concerns. jorgensen_m@hcde.org

                  SCIENCE

Weekly plan: Students will take the Science Benchmark Test on Monday. They will be creating a project this week of their choice to display their learning this quarter! 


Make sure to check Canvas and email regularly. 

Assignments can be found on the attached weekly plan:

HCS@Home Weekly Assignments


A/B Weekly Assignments


HCS@Home No Office Hours this week


Benchmark Science test Monday 10/5


Zoom Meeting Code: 972-401-2771. Use this code for any zoom meeting that is with me! 


Password: scibudd


Please contact me with any questions: budd_b@hcde.org 


Please complete all missing/late work by Monday 10/5 to ensure it is graded and counted toward your Quarter 1 progress report grade. 

World History

Weekly plan: This week concludes our first two unit of the school year.  We will be taking the history benchmark on Tuesday.  We will have a map quiz on the Byzantine Empire on Thursday.

@Home students will have Live Lessons at 10:20am Tuesday and Thursday this week.


Map Quiz - The Byzantine Empire - Thursday, Oct. 8th


Assignments: 

HCS@HOME LINK 

A/B Groups Assignment Link


All Zoom links are posted on my Canvas home page under the “Online Meetings” Link.  I will have optional office hours on Mondays for questions or other needed assistance. 


Don’t give up on traveling… If you are still interested in traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, and Bruges, Belgium in 2021? There will be a maximum of 24 participants this year and we will be guaranteed a private trip for our travelers. There are currently 8 spots remaining! Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.


Let me know if you have any questions as we continue to get used to this new process.

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org 

Language Arts

  This week we working on building independent reading stamina and creating a final exhibit piece for this quarter with our reading.


Zoom links for HCS@ home small groups are under the Online Meetings button.  Please be at all meetings, but especially the live lesson to review exhibit work!


It is vital that students are reading 20 minutes a night. Under the Classroom Library button, there are great options for free virtual access to books, and in person students are welcome to fill out the form requesting a classroom book. 


Stay safe and healthy, and PLEASE email me with questions.!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org

Related Arts:

This year each homeroom will rotate through four Related Arts classes: PE, Spanish, Music, and Library. Students should check the Canvas class for their Related Arts rotation on their virtual days. Additional information from RA teachers will be posted below.

 

Band

  • Contact Mrs. McKee at mckee_e@hcde.org
  • Although there is no assigned homework right now in music, students can still access their Songbirds Guitar book through the General Music Canvas course if they are interested.
  •  
  • 7th and 8th Grade in person students joining band next quarter will need the following: 
  • Wind players will need a bell mask - these can be purchased but can be made by following these instructions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXQJqRRNhV8&feature=youtu.be
  • Percussion players need their own sticks and mallets
  • Flute players need an oversized mask to stick their mouthpiece in as they play
  • We are in need of guitar picks.  If you have any picks at home, we would be grateful for them.

 

SPANISH-  This week, Mr. Borrero will host Mr. Fahey’s class.

  • For the first semester, our class will be Spanish Through the Ages.
  • Spanish Through the Ages is a Humanities class that covers the cultural development of Spain. We will journey through history to uncover how Spanish made its way from the language of a tiny kingdom to becoming one of the most widely spoken languages today 
  • Students are expected to use Canvas to access assignments and content for Spanish

Borrero_A@hcde.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related Arts for HCS @ Home Students with Mrs. Shimel


Mrs. Shimel’s course is on Canvas for all HCS @ Home Students.  It will show up as Activity Period on Canvas as well as Power School  All students enrolled in HCS @ Home will complete rotations in Music, Library, Spanish, Theater as well as weekly PE challenges.  


Assignments for the week will post every Monday at 8 am.  


The Zoom schedule and links are posted in the announcements tab in our canvas course.  We will have Zoom meetings on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 - 9:00.   


shimel_k@hcde.org

 

 

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of September 28, 2020

  • Benchmarks are this week and next.  Tuesday 9/29-Writing, Thursday 10/1-Reading, Friday 10/2-Math, Monday 10/5 Science, and Tuesday 10/6-History

Math

This week in mathematics we work with fractions and decimals.  We also master long division with terminating and repeating decimals! 


Quest

Students have a new quest for the last two weeks.  They will practice computation and complete an exhibit project for this quest.


Canvas 

-Check Daily Lessons each day. 

-Incomplete classwork is homework daily.  

-Check Math Resources extra copies of notes, lessons, videos, and links to games.

 

Please contact me with any questions or concerns. jorgensen_m@hcde.org

                  SCIENCE

Weekly plan: We will be learning about atomic structure and the periodic table. The Science county benchmark test is on Monday 10/5. 


Make sure to check Canvas and email regularly. 

Assignments can be found on the attached weekly plan:

HCS@Home Weekly Assignments


A/B Weekly Assignments


HCS@Home Live Lesson Friday instead of Office Hours

Friday 9:05-10:05


Zoom Meeting Code: 972-401-2771. Use this code for any zoom meeting that is with me! 


Password: scibudd


Please contact me with any questions: budd_b@hcde.org 


Please complete all missing/late work by Monday 10/5 to ensure it is graded and counted toward your Quarter 1 progress report grade. 

World History

Weekly plan: This week conclude our investigation of the legacy of the Roman Empire after its fall and the rise of the Byzantine Empire from the remnants of the Eastern half of the empire. 


UNIT TEST 2 - The Byzantine Empire - Friday, Oct. 2nd


Assignments: 

HCS@HOME LINK 

A/B Groups Assignment Link


All Zoom links are posted on my Canvas home page under the “Online Meetings” Link.  I will have optional office hours on Mondays for questions or other needed assistance. 


Don’t give up on traveling… If you are still interested in traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, and Bruges, Belgium in 2021? There will be a maximum of 24 participants this year and we will be guaranteed a private trip for our travelers. There are currently 8 spots remaining! Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.


Let me know if you have any questions as we continue to get used to this new process.

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org 

Language Arts

  This week we are reviewing for and taking our benchmarks.  We are also going to spend time setting goals for next quarter.  We will set reading, academic, and personal goals.


Zoom links for HCS@ home small groups are under the Online Meetings button.  I cancelled Tuesday and Thursday since we have benchmarks, and I changed Friday to office hours in case you need help.


It is vital that students are reading 20 minutes a night. Under the Classroom Library button, there are great options for free virtual access to books, and in person students are welcome to fill out the form requesting a classroom book. 


Stay safe and healthy, and PLEASE email me with questions.!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org

Related Arts:

This year each homeroom will rotate through four Related Arts classes: PE, Spanish, Music, and Library. Students should check the Canvas class for their Related Arts rotation on their virtual days. Additional information from RA teachers will be posted below.

Band

  • Mr.Fahey’s class will have music from September 14-25. 
  • Although most of their work will be done in class, students should check the music Canvas course for a weekly assignment and discussion question

 

SPANISH-  This week, Mr. Borrero will host Mr. Fahey’s class.

  • For the first semester, our class will be Spanish Through the Ages.
  • Spanish Through the Ages is a Humanities class that covers the cultural development of Spain. We will journey through history to uncover how Spanish made its way from the language of a tiny kingdom to becoming one of the most widely spoken languages today 
  • Students are expected to use Canvas to access assignments and content for Spanish

Borrero_A@hcde.org

 

 

 

 

Related Arts for HCS @ Home Students with Mrs. Shimel


Mrs. Shimel’s course is on Canvas for all HCS @ Home Students.  It will show up as Activity Period on Canvas as well as Power School  All students enrolled in HCS @ Home will complete rotations in Music, Library, Spanish, Theater as well as weekly PE challenges.  


Assignments for the week will post every Monday at 8 am.  


The Zoom schedule and links are posted in the announcements tab in our canvas course.  We will have Zoom meetings on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 - 9:00.   


shimel_k@hcde.org