Monday Memo

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of January 27, 2020

Learning Expedition Permission Forms went  home last week. Please return them ASAP. We have our first trip this week.

LE to Aquarium and Talent Show this Thursday. 


This week students continue our unit study of algebra.  We will use properties of numbers to generate equivalent expressions.  Then we finally get to start solving for x!! 

Homework: Homework 4 is due on Friday.  

Tutoring:  None this week, I hope to start again next Thursday!


Please contact me with any concerns or questions.


This week students will play the role of genetic counselors, learn about flower reproduction, and visit the aquarium to learn about reproductive strategies of different organisms. 


  • IAN check 1 Q3 due date moved to Wednesday

Quiz Corrections: 

  • Body Systems quiz corrections available on Mastery Connect. Students must write the right answer and justification on a separate sheet of paper for the questions they missed. 
  • Tutoring; Wednesday
    • I will be available until 4 on Wednesday to help students with quiz corrections and IAN organization. 

Science Vocabulary:

World History

This week in World History we continue our study of Modern Europe. We will begin our study of the Reformation in Europe by investigating the Papal Schism and the corruption which led to the need for reform.


**In Google classroom, complete “The Reformation” homework. Due Friday.

**Finish travel journal pages as needed. 

Interested in traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, and Bruges, Belgium in 2021? There will be a maximum of 24 participants this year.  There are currently 11 spots remaining! Contact me at if you are interested.

E-mail me at with any questions.

 Quizlet link:

New World History Textbook Link

Language Arts

This week, we are starting our Character Survival Kit exhibit project.  Instructions are on Google Classroom. Students will make a survival kit for a character in their independent reading book.  Project and label are doo next week.

We are also looking at several texts, nonfiction and poetry, about survivors after a near death experience. We will examine the texts for what sustains the authors, and also work on several reading skills.

Homework:Read for 30 minutes a day

This is a close reading challenge!

Email me at

7th Grade Spanish - 

Quiz - Shopping  Wed., Feb 5.

Spanish Through the Ages -

None this week

Open notes quiz- next week (Friday)


⅞ A

  • Exhibit label (in Classroom) due Wednesday

⅞ B

  • none this week

Email questions to


  • Contact Mrs. Mckee at
  • Band Remind:
  • The next practice log is due Tuesday, Jan. 28
  • Trumpet players are encouraged to purchase a straight mute this semester for our spring concert.  This is an accessory that they can use throughout middle and high school.
  • The Concert Band will perform at the Spaghetti Showdown on February 22nd.  Arrival times will be announced later. Students should have a flip folder and a lyre in order to play in the stands.  These can be purchased at local music stores or online.
  • All band students need a 3 ring binder with sheet protectors to keep music safe and organized.

Class Reminders   

  •  Normal Park Calendar 
  • 1/30: Talent Show at Upper School
  • 1/31: Friday Night Lightning (Upper School) 
  • 2/5:  HCDE Half Day, 11:30 Dismissal
  • 2/11: Parent University
  • 2/22:The Showdown (Family Supper and Teacher vs. Student Basketball Game)

2/11/20- Parent University

The 2nd Parent University event of the year will be held on 2/11 from 6:00-7:00. Teachers have prepared amazing learning opportunities for you! We hope you plan to attend- Volunteer hours given. 


Saturday, February 22nd will be our annual Showdown. Join the Lightning Athletic Club & Peak Fitness & Physical Therapy for a Family Supper hosted by North Shore Fellowship and a Teacher vs. Student Basketball Game. Trykidz of Chattanooga will be hosting a basketball clinic,  Normal Park Cheerleaders will be hosting a cheer clinic, and many of NPMM students will be performing throughout this fun filled event. Mark your calendars and more details will be out soon. Tickets will be available for purchase online soon 2/7.


Please Join the 7th grade for 2019-2020.  

Text @3ef244 to the number 81010

  1.  We’re working on helping students track their homework using their google calendars on their chromebooks.  Please ask them about this process!

  1. Please send in LE fees ASAP!

  1. All Normal Park students should wear their grade level shirt on Learning Expeditions.  They can be purchased through the link on the website

  1. 7th grade Room Parent: Melanie Blake Singer

(828) 538-1093

  1.  7th grade Lead Teacher: Sarah Andrews