Monday Memo

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of December 10, 2018

LE Thursday to the Waste Water Treatment Plant.  If you plan to Chaperone, please email Mrs. Andrews to find out what time your student is going.  We have 3 groups of students traveling at different times.

This week’s benchmark schedule is History:Tues Math:Wed Reading:Thurs Science:Fri.  

Math

Students continue to explore inequalities this week. The final exam is scheduled for December 18th.  Completing the quest and practicing the R, S, and T skills is the best way to prepare. 

7.EE.B.4b (Major) Solve contextual problems leading to inequalities of the form px + q > r or px + q < r, where p, q, and r are specific rational numbers.  Graph the solution set of the inequality on a number line and interpret it in the context of the problem.

Homework: 50 minutes of ixl practice. A portion of this is completed in class. Homework grades will come from how many minutes students complete by Friday.

Quests:  Students may work on assignments at home as part of ixl minutes..  They are required to show their work on certain skills.

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

SCIENCE

This week in science we will finish our element mobiles (we did not get to do that last Wednesday) and exhibit labels.  We will also prepare for our learning expedition to the Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant. There we will get to see how they use chemistry to separate water from wastewater.

Friday we will have our Science Benchmark

Email me at kiefer_s@hcde.org if you have any questions or comments.

Homework:

  • Exhibit Labels for Chopped Challenge and Element Mobiles due Tuesday (class time provided)
  • Learning Expedition worksheet due Friday - test grade!
  • No Final Exam (the labels and learning expedition worksheet will serve as opportunities to demonstrate your learning)
  • Make up any missed work

World History

This week in World History we will be finishing our projects, completing our exhibit labels, and putting our exhibit out.  We will also be taking the country benchmark test for social studies.

Homework:

Study quizlet for the next Unit Test on Monday, December 17th.

You can still register for the 2020 Europe trip to Ireland and Scotland.   Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.

Quizlet link:

https://quizlet.com/join/P6ARXTmUT

Discovery Education link:

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/  

Travel Journal Instructions Link:

https://tinyurl.com/traveljounal2018-19

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org with any questions.

Language Arts

Monday we are finishing out element stained glass and labels.  Tuesday we will peer edit and revise our papers.  Students then have until Friday, 12/15, to edit and turn in their final drafts.  

Wednesday and Thursday are module building days.  We will prepare some extra exhibit projects.  Finally, on Friday, we will put the finishing touches on our exhibit and pick a submission each for Young Southern Student Writers for this year.

Homework:

             Edited final papers due Friday.

Read for 30 minutes EVERY NIGHT in a book of your choice!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org  

7th Grade Spanish

QUIZ Wednesday

Spanish Through the Ages

Exhibit items due Tuesday by end of class.

  • Finish Q2 final labels 12/10
  • All makeup work due Thursday afternoon

Email questions to myers_annalouise@hcde.org

BAND:

All 6-8 grade band students have two upcoming required performances.  Please mark you calendars.

December 13th: Winter Concert

Multiple volunteer opportunities are available for these performances. Please email me at mckee_e@hcde.org for more information.

The 7th grade students will soon be selecting their Related Arts classes for second semester.  Please review the course descriptions with your student so they are prepared to make his/her selections.

https://tinyurl.com/7thRAclasses

Class Reminders                           

  • As quarter 2 learning expedition permission forms and fee requests arrive in student folders, please note that you can pay these fees online by clicking here. https://tinyurl.com/ybztb9bz This is an easy way to pay those fees and it saves you having to write a check or worry that cash made it safely. Please note that we are unable to give change back from cash payments, so if you send in cash, please be sure it's exact. If you have any questions, please contact the bookkeeper, Angie Nye, at nye_angela@hcde.org. Thank you!
  • PLEASE subscribe to the 7th grade remind.com.  We send out important information, and we want to be able to contact you.  The link for remind.com is on the top of the page!
  • All Normal Park students should wear their grade level shirt on Learning Expeditions.  They can be purchased through the link on the website.
  • 7th grade Lead Teacher: Sarah Andrews Andrews_s@hcde.org
  • 7th grade Room Parent: Charla Peterson charlahp@gmail.com (423) 802-5985

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of December 3, 2018

LE to the GPS track Thursday for the 1st Annual Lightning Race Walk Relays!

County Writing Assessment this Wednesday.  All other benchmarks are next week.

Math

Race Walking Week!  The 1st Annual Lightning Race Walking Relays to be held this Thursday.  Competitors should check Class Craft for tips and information.  Students will use race walking data to compute unit rates.

Homework: 50 minutes of ixl practice. A portion of this is completed in class. Homework grades will come from how many minutes students complete by Friday.

Quests:  Students may work on assignments at home as part of ixl minutes..  They are required to show their work on certain skills.

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

SCIENCE

This week in science we will participate in the Chopped Challenge.  Students will be competing to create the tastiest dish using a designated list of ingredients.  They will use the challenge to gain and demonstrate knowledge of chemical reactions.   We will launch the challenge on Tuesday and have time to plan and prepare Thursday, leaving Friday as our day to demonstrate our Culinary/Chemistry skills.  Note: Students will be permitted to bring in under $20 worth of their own ingredients

Wednesday we will have one last day to work on our Element Mobiles

Email me at kiefer_s@hcde.org if you have any questions or comments.

Homework:

  • Complete mobiles - Due Friday!

World History

This week in World History we will be studying the 100 Years’ War looking at the changes in warfare, the contributions of Joan of Arc, and the final results of the war.  Students will be given time each day to work on their projects in class, but might need to work on them at home as well.

Homework:

Bring in the necessary supplies to complete your project.   Finish your project at home as needed. It is due Friday!

You can still register for the 2020 Europe trip to Ireland and Scotland.   Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.

Quizlet link:

https://quizlet.com/join/P6ARXTmUT

Discovery Education link:

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/  

Travel Journal Instructions Link:

https://tinyurl.com/traveljounal2018-19

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org with any questions.

Language Arts

This week we are drafting our planned element informational papers.  We have researched and planned, now it is time to write.

Wednesday we will take the county writing benchmark.  Thursday and Friday we will plan and create our exhibit pieces for these papers.  Please email me if you have any questions!

Homework:

             Finish Drafts on Tuesday if you don’t finish in

             class.

Read for 30 minutes EVERY NIGHT in a book of your choice!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org  

NaNoWriMo is over… Congratulations to the students who finished, and to all the students who tried!

7th Grade Spanish

Spanish Language Metro Directions due at the beginning of class on Wednesday.

QUIZ next Wednesday

Spanish Through the Ages

Last open notes quiz- Friday

Exhibit items due next week

  • Romanesque style chalice - exhibit label due 12/4
  • Q2 Essential Question - exhibit label due 12/7

Email questions to myers_annalouise@hcde.org

BAND:

All 6-8 grade band students have two upcoming required performances.  Please mark you calendars.

December 1st: Mainx24 Parade

December 13th: Winter Concert

Multiple volunteer opportunities are available for these performances. Please email me at mckee_e@hcde.org for more information.

Class Reminders                           

  • As quarter 2 learning expedition permission forms and fee requests arrive in student folders, please note that you can pay these fees online by clicking here. https://tinyurl.com/ybztb9bz This is an easy way to pay those fees and it saves you having to write a check or worry that cash made it safely. Please note that we are unable to give change back from cash payments, so if you send in cash, please be sure it's exact. If you have any questions, please contact the bookkeeper, Angie Nye, at nye_angela@hcde.org. Thank you!
  • PLEASE subscribe to the 7th grade remind.com.  We send out important information, and we want to be able to contact you.  The link for remind.com is on the top of the page!
  • All Normal Park students should wear their grade level shirt on Learning Expeditions.  They can be purchased through the link on the website.
  • 7th grade Lead Teacher: Sarah Andrews Andrews_s@hcde.org
  • 7th grade Room Parent: Charla Peterson charlahp@gmail.com (423) 802-5985

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of November 26, 2018

Welcome Back!

LAST CHANCE: NPMM is collecting art supplies to share with other elementary arts projects in Hamilton County.  Please send your donations to school by November 29th!

Math

Students continue to explore solving two step equations.   This Wednesday we will have our quiz.  After the quiz we begin to study inequalities and their solutions.

Homework: 50 minutes of ixl practice. A portion of this is completed in class. Homework grades will come from how many minutes students complete by Friday.

Quests:  Students may work on assignments at home as part of ixl minutes..  They are required to show their work on certain skills.

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

SCIENCE

This week in science we will continue our study of matter and its interactions.  Early in the week we will  construct our element mobiles and infographics for exhibit. The rest of the week will be dedicated to studying how particles move in the different states of matter.  

Email me at kiefer_s@hcde.org if you have any questions or comments.

Homework:

  • We will not have a quiz this week.  
  • Please make sure you check powerschool to ensure you are not missing assignments.   

World History

This week in World History we will be studying the Black Death that devastated the global population during the 14th and 15th centuries.  We will begin our study of the 100 Years’ War on Friday.

Homework:

Complete your project essay.  It is due Friday!

You can still register for the 2020 Europe trip to Ireland and Scotland.   Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.

Quizlet link:

https://quizlet.com/join/P6ARXTmUT

Discovery Education link:

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/  

Travel Journal Instructions Link:

https://tinyurl.com/traveljounal2018-19

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org with any questions.

Language Arts

This week we are starting by reflecting on our informational papers about stained glass.  We are going to evaluate and conference about them at the beginning of the week.

Next, we will set goals for our next paper and begin research and writing about our element.  This will be the last paper we write this quarter.

Homework:

Read for 30 minutes EVERY NIGHT in a book of your choice!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org  

NaNoWriMo writers have written over 136,500 words!!   Go Writers!

7th Grade Spanish

Brochures are due by end of class Monday.

Culture pack due by end of class Wednesday.

Spanish Through the Ages

Last open-notes quiz: next week

  • Romanesque style chalice - exhibit label due 11/27
  • Q2 Essential Question - exhibit label due 12/7

Email questions to myers_annalouise@hcde.org

BAND:

All 6-8 grade band students have two upcoming required performances.  Please mark you calendars.

December 1st: Mainx24 Parade

December 13th: Winter Concert

Multiple volunteer opportunities are available for these performances. Please email me at mckee_e@hcde.org for more information.

Class Reminders                           

  • As quarter 2 learning expedition permission forms and fee requests arrive in student folders, please note that you can pay these fees online by clicking here. https://tinyurl.com/ybztb9bz This is an easy way to pay those fees and it saves you having to write a check or worry that cash made it safely. Please note that we are unable to give change back from cash payments, so if you send in cash, please be sure it's exact. If you have any questions, please contact the bookkeeper, Angie Nye, at nye_angela@hcde.org. Thank you!
  • PLEASE subscribe to the 7th grade remind.com.  We send out important information, and we want to be able to contact you.  The link for remind.com is on the top of the page!
  • All Normal Park students should wear their grade level shirt on Learning Expeditions.  They can be purchased through the link on the website.
  • 7th grade Lead Teacher: Sarah Andrews Andrews_s@hcde.org
  • 7th grade Room Parent: Charla Peterson charlahp@gmail.com (423) 802-5985

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of November 19, 2018

No school Wednesday-Friday!  Happy Thanksgiving!

LAST CHANCE: NPMM is collecting art supplies to share with other elementary arts projects in Hamilton County.  Please send your donations to school by November 29th!

Math

Students continue to explore solving two step equations.   This week we will write our own equations from context. Equations will also include fractions and decimals!  Students should be through The Jaws of Inverse Operations by the end of the week.  Look for a quiz next Monday or Tuesday!

Homework: 100 minutes of ixl practice. A portion of this is completed in class. Homework grades will come from how many minutes students complete by Friday.

Quests:  Students may work on assignments at home as part of ixl minutes..  They are required to show their work on certain skills.

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

SCIENCE

This week in science we will continue our study of matter and its interactions.  On Monday we will wrap up our physical properties of matter lab.  On Tuesday, we will begin planning the construction of a mobile presenting the atomic structure and physical & chemical properties of one of the first 18 elements on the periodic table.

Email me at kiefer_s@hcde.org if you have any questions or comments.  

World History

This week in World History we will be researching information for our upcoming projects and completing travel journal assignments on the Crusades and our heraldic crests.

Homework:

None!  Enjoy your break and get caught up on missing assignments.

You can still register for the 2020 Europe trip to Ireland and Scotland.   Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.

Quizlet link:

https://quizlet.com/join/P6ARXTmUT

Discovery Education link:

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/  

Travel Journal Instructions Link:

https://tinyurl.com/traveljounal2018-19

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org with any questions.

Language Arts

This week short week we are comparing ideas about Medieval poetry and then assigning element topics for our next research papers/projects.  

Please be sure to ask your student what they are doing to help change the culture of 7th grade and make it more kind.  We are working to improve our school climate!

Homework:

Read for 30 minutes EVERY NIGHT in a book of your choice!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org  

NaNoWriMo writers have written over 110,000 words!!   Go Writers!

7th Grade Spanish

Brochures are due by Monday of next week.

Spanish Through the Ages

  • Romanesque style chalice - exhibit label due 11/27
  • Q2 Essential Question - exhibit label due 12/7

Email questions to myers_annalouise@hcde.org

BAND:

All 6-8 grade band students have two upcoming required performances.  Please mark you calendars.

December 1st: Mainx24 Parade

December 13th: Winter Concert

Multiple volunteer opportunities are available for these performances. Please email me at mckee_e@hcde.org for more information.

Class Reminders                           

  • As quarter 2 learning expedition permission forms and fee requests arrive in student folders, please note that you can pay these fees online by clicking here. https://tinyurl.com/ybztb9bz This is an easy way to pay those fees and it saves you having to write a check or worry that cash made it safely. Please note that we are unable to give change back from cash payments, so if you send in cash, please be sure it's exact. If you have any questions, please contact the bookkeeper, Angie Nye, at nye_angela@hcde.org. Thank you!
  • PLEASE subscribe to the 7th grade remind.com.  We send out important information, and we want to be able to contact you.  The link for remind.com is on the top of the page!
  • All Normal Park students should wear their grade level shirt on Learning Expeditions.  They can be purchased through the link on the website.
  • 7th grade Lead Teacher: Sarah Andrews Andrews_s@hcde.org
  • 7th grade Room Parent: Charla Peterson charlahp@gmail.com (423) 802-5985

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of November 12, 2018

LE to St. Paul’s Cathedral Thursday. Jorgensen/Fahey leave at 9:45. Andrews/Kiefer leave at 10:30.

If you missed conference night, please contact your teacher ASAP to schedule a make up time.

Along with the ReGenerate Leadership Group, NPMM is collecting art supplies to share with other elementary arts projects in Hamilton County.  Please send your donations to school by November 29th!

Math

Students continue to explore solving two step equations.   This week we will write our own equations from context. Equations will also include fractions and decimals!  Students should be through The Jaws of Inverse Operations by the end of the week.  Look for a quiz next Monday or Tuesday!

Homework: 100 minutes of ixl practice. A portion of this is completed in class. Homework grades will come from how many minutes students complete by Friday.

Quests:  Students may work on assignments at home as part of ixl minutes..  They are required to show their work on certain skills.

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

SCIENCE

This week in science we will continue our study of matter and its interactions.  We will explore the physical & chemical properties of matter and use our knowledge in a laboratory investigation.  Students will collect data on a set of known substances and then use this data to help identity some unknown substances.

Friday, we will begin planning the construction of a mobile presenting the atomic structure and physical & chemical properties of one of the first 18 elements on the periodic table.

Homework:

  • Vocabulary Quiz Thursday - See Quizlet

Email me at kiefer_s@hcde.org if you have any questions or comments.  

World History

This week in World History we will investigate how the Christians of Europe were inspired to fight in the Crusades and then discuss both the success and the failures of the Crusades.  We will also be discussing how stained glass was used to provide information to an illiterate populace.

Homework:

Complete research handout on your chosen Medieval biography or Medieval event.

You can still register for the 2020 Europe trip to Ireland and Scotland.   Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.

Quizlet link:

https://quizlet.com/join/P6ARXTmUT

Discovery Education link:

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/  

Travel Journal Instructions Link:

https://tinyurl.com/traveljounal2018-19

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org with any questions.

Language Arts

This week we are practicing our informational reading and writing skills while looking at some articles about stained glass like we will see Thursday and create for exhibit.

We will also read some Medieval poetry and build inference and character theories for an argument quick write on Friday.  Busy Busy!

Homework:

Read for 30 minutes EVERY NIGHT in a book of your choice!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org  

NaNoWriMo writers have written 91,595 words!! We’ll reach 100,000 today!!!  Go Writers!

7th Grade Spanish

Brochures are due by Monday of next week.

Spanish Through the Ages

Email questions to myers_annalouise@hcde.org

BAND:

All 6-8 grade band students have two upcoming required performances.  Please mark you calendars.

December 1st: Mainx24 Parade

December 13th: Winter Concert

Multiple volunteer opportunities are available for these performances. Please email me at mckee_e@hcde.org for more information.

Class Reminders                           

  • As quarter 2 learning expedition permission forms and fee requests arrive in student folders, please note that you can pay these fees online by clicking here. https://tinyurl.com/ybztb9bz This is an easy way to pay those fees and it saves you having to write a check or worry that cash made it safely. Please note that we are unable to give change back from cash payments, so if you send in cash, please be sure it's exact. If you have any questions, please contact the bookkeeper, Angie Nye, at nye_angela@hcde.org. Thank you!
  • PLEASE subscribe to the 7th grade remind.com.  We send out important information, and we want to be able to contact you.  The link for remind.com is on the top of the page!
  • All Normal Park students should wear their grade level shirt on Learning Expeditions.  They can be purchased through the link on the website.
  • 7th grade Lead Teacher: Sarah Andrews Andrews_s@hcde.org
  • 7th grade Room Parent: Charla Peterson charlahp@gmail.com (423) 802-5985

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Tuesday Memo

Week of November 5, 2018

If you missed conference night, please contact your teacher ASAP to schedule a make up time.

Math

Students get the opportunity to explore solving equations this week!  We will learn how to solve two step equations, identifying steps along the way.  

Homework: 100 minutes of ixl practice. A portion of this is completed in class. Homework grades will come from how many minutes students complete by Friday.

Quests:  Students may work on assignments at home as part of ixl minutes..  They are required to show their work on certain skills.

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

SCIENCE

This week in science we will continue  our study of matter and its interactions.  Having developed an understanding of the arrangement of protons and neutrons in an atom, students will start exploring the arrangement of electrons.  We will draw Bohr diagrams and Lewis dot structures to help us visualize atomic structure and predict reactivity. 

To explore the trends of the periodic table we will take a trip through castle Mendeleev, where each room is composed of a different element that students must identify  

Homework:

  • Complete classwork if necessary

Email me at kiefer_s@hcde.org if you have any questions or comments.  

World History

This week in World History we will investigate how William the Conqueror changed England during the middle ages and how those changes led to the Magna Carta.  We will also look at the similarities between the Magna Carta and the US Bill of Rights.

Unit test this Friday

Study help available after school on Wednesday and Thursday.

Homework:

Study quizlet for Friday’s unit test.

You can still register for the 2020 Europe trip to Ireland and Scotland.   Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.

Quizlet link:

https://quizlet.com/join/P6ARXTmUT

Discovery Education link:

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/  

Travel Journal Instructions Link:

https://tinyurl.com/traveljounal2018-19

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org with any questions.

Language Arts

This week we are exploring the requirements of explanatory writing.  We will take a close look at the rubric, plan and essay, and look at some examples of strong and weak papers.  

For the second half of the week, we will take a hard look at bias and nonfiction writing.  We will look closely at what it means for something to be nonfiction.  We will take a short quiz Friday over these topics.

Homework:

Read for 30 minutes EVERY NIGHT in a book of your choice!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org  

NaNoWriMo only just began, and as a class we’ve already written 34,621 words!!

7th Grade Spanish

Quiz on Wednesday of next week (location terms)

Spanish Through the Ages

Quiz moved to Friday

Email questions to myers_annalouise@hcde.org

Class Reminders                           

  • As quarter 2 learning expedition permission forms and fee requests arrive in student folders, please note that you can pay these fees online by clicking here. https://tinyurl.com/ybztb9bz This is an easy way to pay those fees and it saves you having to write a check or worry that cash made it safely. Please note that we are unable to give change back from cash payments, so if you send in cash, please be sure it's exact. If you have any questions, please contact the bookkeeper, Angie Nye, at nye_angela@hcde.org. Thank you!
  • PLEASE subscribe to the 7th grade remind.com.  We send out important information, and we want to be able to contact you.  The link for remind.com is on the top of the page!
  • All Normal Park students should wear their grade level shirt on Learning Expeditions.  They can be purchased through the link on the website.
  • 7th grade Lead Teacher: Sarah Andrews Andrews_s@hcde.org
  • 7th grade Room Parent: Charla Peterson charlahp@gmail.com (423) 802-5985

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Tuesday Memo

Week of October 29, 2018

No off campus trip this week. CDM Outreach in science on Friday.

If you missed conference night, please contact your teacher ASAP to schedule a make up time.

Math

Students continue to practice writing and identifying equivalent expressions.  This week the expressions will include fractions, decimals, and negative values. Quiz this Friday! Practice ixl 7th grade skills R10, R13, R14, and R15 to prepare for the quiz.

Homework: 100 minutes of ixl practice

Quests:  Students may work on assignments at home as part of ixl minutes..  They are required to show their work on certain skills.

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

SCIENCE

This week in science we will begin our study of matter and its interactions.  Students will become familiar with the timeline of the atomic theory as they experiment with creating their own models.  They will also start to explore the organization of the periodic table with a trip through Castle Mendeleev.

Thursday we will have a quiz covering this weeks vocabulary and the 5 indicators of climate change.

Friday the Creative Discovery Museum to share their Atoms Everywhere outreach program.  

Homework:

  • Study for Thursday’s quiz

Email me at kiefer_s@hcde.org if you have any questions or comments.  

World History

This week in World History we will investigate how both Early Christianity and the Holy Roman Empire interacted with each other and we will learn about the political and economic structure of the early middle ages..

Homework:

In Discovery Ed. Social Studies Techbook, read Chapter 17.1 “Medieval Society and Politics”  Engage & Explore pages 1-5. Have reading completed before Friday’s class.

There are only 4 days left to register for the 2020 Europe trip to Ireland and Scotland and still receive the $300 early registration discount!  Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.

Quizlet link:

https://quizlet.com/join/P6ARXTmUT

Discovery Education link:

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/  

Travel Journal Instructions Link:

https://tinyurl.com/traveljounal2018-19

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org with any questions.

Language Arts

This week we will create an exhibit project the first two days with our biographical information from our research last week.  

For the remainder of the week, we will be working on our summarizing skills using two nonfiction articles.  We will finish the week with a writing prompt about the articles.  We will also look closely at the explanatory rubric.

Homework:

Read for 30 minutes EVERY NIGHT in a book of your choice!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org  

NaNoWriMo starts Wednesday!! Happy Writing!

7th Grade Spanish

Quiz on Wednesday

Spanish Through the Ages

Quiz next week- Tuesday

  • Byzantine Icon introduction due Tuesday.  
  • Photo of your hero (a headshot is best) also due Tuesday.  Can be emailed!

Email questions to myers_annalouise@hcde.org

Band

All 6-8 grade band ensembles are performing in the Fall Concert October 25th at 6:00 pm.  They are also performing at Normalpalooza on October 27th at 10:00 am.  Arrival times, dress, and volunteer opportunities can be found at the band's website at https://normalpark.edlioschool.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=912973&type=u&pREC_ID=1399251

Class Reminders                           

  • The Related Arts teachers are available for student conferences October 30 or November 1st.  Please email the teacher for a specific time.  https://tinyurl.com/NPUSRA
  • As quarter 2 learning expedition permission forms and fee requests arrive in student folders, please note that you can pay these fees online by clicking here. https://tinyurl.com/ybztb9bz This is an easy way to pay those fees and it saves you having to write a check or worry that cash made it safely. Please note that we are unable to give change back from cash payments, so if you send in cash, please be sure it's exact. If you have any questions, please contact the bookkeeper, Angie Nye, at nye_angela@hcde.org. Thank you!
  • PLEASE subscribe to the 7th grade remind.com.  We send out important information, and we want to be able to contact you.  The link for remind.com is on the top of the page!
  • All Normal Park students should wear their grade level shirt on Learning Expeditions.  They can be purchased through the link on the website.
  • 7th grade Lead Teacher: Sarah Andrews Andrews_s@hcde.org
  • 7th grade Room Parent: Charla Peterson charlahp@gmail.com (423) 802-5985

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Tuesday Memo

Week of October 22, 2018

LEs Thursday to Hunter and Bessie Smith.Please sign and return LE forms quickly!

Thursday 10/25 is 7th grade conference night.  See the bottom section for details.

Math

Students use algebra tiles to explore algebraic properties this week.  They begin to explore equivalent expressions using combining like terms and the distributive property.  

Homework: 100 minutes of ixl practice

Quests:  Students may work on assignments at home as part of ixl minutes..  They are required to show their work on certain skills.

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

SCIENCE

This week in science students will continue working with a partner to research the indicators of climate change; becoming experts on a specific indicator.  Students will present their findings on Wednesday  and Thursday; sharing their knowledge with the rest of the class. 

Friday we will shift gears and begin our study of matter; looking closely at the structure of atoms.  

Homework:

  • Presentations due Wednesday

Email me at kiefer_s@hcde.org if you have any questions or comments.  

World History

This week in World History we will continue our unit on the Fall of Rome.  We will l investigate how both Early Christianity and the Roman Empire interacted with each other and the outcomes of each before moving into the early Middle Ages and the time of Charlemagne.

Homework:

Complete the Google Form in Google Classroom. (due Friday)

There are only 9 days left to register for the 2020 Europe trip to Ireland and Scotland and still receive the $300 early registration discount!  Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.

Quizlet link:

https://quizlet.com/join/P6ARXTmUT

Discovery Education link:

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/  

Travel Journal Instructions Link:

https://tinyurl.com/traveljounal2018-19

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org with any questions.

Language Arts

This week we are working on a mini-unit about biography.  We will read several short biographies and work on recognizing the important components.  

By Wednesday, each student should choose a research subject(person) who they feel has helped others.  They can research anyone from the past or present, but should choose someone they can find information about. We will research Thursday and write Friday.

Homework:

Read for 30 minutes EVERY NIGHT in a book of your choice!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org  

7th Grade Spanish

Quiz next week

Spanish Through the Ages

Notes check on Friday

  • Bayeux Tapestry exhibit label -  due Wednesday.

Email questions to myers_annalouise@hcde.org

Band

All 6-8 grade band ensembles are performing in the Fall Concert October 25th at 6:00 pm.  They are also performing at Normalpalooza on October 27th at 10:00 am.  Arrival times, dress, and volunteer opportunities can be found at the band's website at https://normalpark.edlioschool.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=912973&type=u&pREC_ID=1399251

Class Reminders                           

  • Thursday, 10/25, is 7th grade conference night.  All 4 teachers will be available for drop in conferences from 3:30 until 7.  We will all be in Mrs. Andrews’s room at separate tables.  Please come sign in and meet with the teacher of your choice.  Students will fill out a self reflection sheet for you to review as well.  You can meet with multiple teachers if you have several concerns, but you only need to sign in and meet with one teacher.  If you are absolutely unable to come at any time during these hours, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher to schedule an alternate time.  We were hoping that planning these on the same night as the  band concert would help some parents not have to make an extra trip to school.  Feel free to email with any questions beforehand.
  • As quarter 2 learning expedition permission forms and fee requests arrive in student folders, please note that you can pay these fees online by clicking here. https://tinyurl.com/ybztb9bz This is an easy way to pay those fees and it saves you having to write a check or worry that cash made it safely. Please note that we are unable to give change back from cash payments, so if you send in cash, please be sure it's exact. If you have any questions, please contact the bookkeeper, Angie Nye, at nye_angela@hcde.org. Thank you!
  • PLEASE subscribe to the 7th grade remind.com.  We send out important information, and we want to be able to contact you.  The link for remind.com is on the top of the page!
  • All Normal Park students should wear their grade level shirt on Learning Expeditions.  They can be purchased through the link on the website.
  • 7th grade Lead Teacher: Sarah Andrews Andrews_s@hcde.org
  • 7th grade Room Parent: Charla Peterson charlahp@gmail.com (423) 802-5985

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Tuesday Memo

Week of October 16, 2018

LE Tuesday at 9:30 to Memorial Auditorium to hear Eva Schloss, step-sister of Anne Frank, speak in remembrance of the Holocaust

We have 2 soccer games this week!  Thursday is a home game at NP if you can come!

Math

Welcome back and get ready for algebra time!  Students will explore the basic properties of algebra and begin to work with algebra tiles.  

Homework: no homework this week.

Quests:  Students may work on assignments at home as part of ixl minutes..  They are required to show their work on certain skills.

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

SCIENCE

This week in science we will explore the indicators of climate change through research, analysis of data, and lab investigations. After gaining a background in climate change, students will divide into small groups to explore a specific indicator (atmospheric CO2 levels, global temperature, arctic sea ice, ice sheets, and sea level rise)  in depth.  They will then create a presentation to their findings with their classmates so that they can learn about their researched climate change indicator.

Homework:

  • Presentations or posters due Monday

Email me at kiefer_s@hcde.org if you have any questions or comments.  

World History

This week in World History we will begin our unit on the Fall of Rome.  We will start by mapping the major features of Europe, then we will investigate how both Judaism, Early Christianity, and the Roman Empire interacted with each other

Homework:

Read Discovery Ed Techbook  - Chapter 10.5

A Weakening Empire “Why did Rome Decline and Fall?”

Complete an event cause and effect graphic organizer. (due Friday)

There are only 16 days left to register for the 2020 Europe trip to Ireland and Scotland and still receive the early registration discount!  Contact me at faheytravels@gmail.com if you are interested.

Quizlet link:

https://quizlet.com/join/P6ARXTmUT

Discovery Education link:

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/  

Travel Journal Instructions Link:

https://tinyurl.com/traveljounal2018-19

E-mail me at fahey_b@hcde.org with any questions.

Language Arts

This week we are diving into nonfiction.  We will look closely at what the definition of nonfiction is.  We will also take a day to explore the types of nonfiction and conference about last quarter’s papers.

We will begin a one week mini-unit on biographies on Friday.

Homework:

Read for 30 minutes EVERY NIGHT in a book of your choice!

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org  

7th Grade Spanish

Exhibit labels- due Monday, Oct 1.

Spanish Through the Ages

Exhibit labels- due Tuesday, Oct 2nd.

Tuesday is also the last day to complete Exhibit.

  • Bayeux Tapestry introduction due Wednesday.

Email questions to myers_annalouise@hcde.org

Band

The Band has two performances in October.

The 6-8 Band Concert is October 25th at 6:00 pm.  Volunteers are needed to take money at the door and sit with students.

All 5-8 band members will perform at Normalpalooza on October 27th.  The times are TBA.  Volunteers will be needed to set up and help students find their spots safely.

Class Reminders                           

  • As quarter 2 learning expedition permission forms and fee requests arrive in student folders, please note that you can pay these fees online by clicking here. https://tinyurl.com/ybztb9bz This is an easy way to pay those fees and it saves you having to write a check or worry that cash made it safely. Please note that we are unable to give change back from cash payments, so if you send in cash, please be sure it's exact. If you have any questions, please contact the bookkeeper, Angie Nye, at nye_angela@hcde.org. Thank you!
  • PLEASE subscribe to the 7th grade remind.com.  We send out important information, and we want to be able to contact you.  The link for remind.com is on the top of the page!
  • All Normal Park students should wear their grade level shirt on Learning Expeditions.  They can be purchased through the link on the website.
  • 7th grade Lead Teacher: Sarah Andrews Andrews_s@hcde.org
  • 7th grade Room Parent: Charla Peterson charlahp@gmail.com (423) 802-5985