Monday Memo

Normal Park Museum Magnet School  

7th Grade Monday Memo

Week of August 13, 2018

Please join our 7th grade remind.com if you haven’t yet!  https://www.remind.com/join/2ackb7

Open House is August 30th from 5-6.

Math

This week in math we build an integer abacus and continue to master adding positive and negative numbers.  We will have homework this week in math.  All homework is due on Friday for math.

Homework Due Friday

(no calculators on homework)

Adding Integers Practice Sheet

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

SCIENCE

We will start this week by analyzing the data from our fascinating leaf litter ecosystem study.   We will then begin a brief unit on chemistry; studying Elements, Compounds and Mixtures.  We will focus on the scientific practice of asking questions to guide research.

Homework:

  • Turn in syllabus by Wednesday
  • Quiz Friday: Review Notes & Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures vocabulary
  • Unfinished 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 be continue our first unit on Medieval China. We will dig into the Dynasties of the Sui, Tang, and Song to discover how they were impacted by China’s three religions.

Homework:

Read Tang & Song Handout. Complete questions and T-Chart. Due Friday

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 launching into good reading habits.  Each student has an assigned day to present a 2-3 minute book talk over one of their summer reading books.  I sent home instructions and a rubric last week.  We will also work on setting goals, remembering good reading habits, and building reading stamina.  Feel free to talk to your student about what they are reading at home, too!

Homework:

Find an independent reading book if you don’t have one.  I’m happy to help with suggestions.  30 minutes of reading a day is expected in 7th grade. Be prepared to talk and write about what you’ve been reading.

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org  

7th Grade Spanish

1st vocabulary Quiz- next week: Wednesday, 8/15

 

Spanish Through the Ages

None

Email questions to myers_annalouise@hcde.org

Band

Band is off to a great start.  Please add yourself to the following Remind class to get up to date info.  Information will also be available on the school's website.

https://www.remind.com/join/4a684k

Class Reminders                           

  • As quarter 1 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 August 8, 2018

Please join our 7th grade remind.com if you haven’t yet!  https://www.remind.com/join/2ackb7

Open House is August 30th from 5-6.

Math

This week in math we will absolutely study absolute value and make nothing out of zero pairs as we begin our unit on integers and computation.

No homework this week!

Please contact me with any concerns or questions.

jorgensen_m@hcde.org

SCIENCE

This week in Science we will set up our binders and our Interactive Science Notebooks.  We will also explore a leaf litter ecosystem to help us review how energy moves through an ecosystem.   

Homework:

  • Review and sign syllabus by Wednesday 8/15

World History

This week in World History we will be setting up binders, and preparing for our first quarter studies.  We will also begin our first unit on Medieval China.

Homework:

Return Signed syllabus by Monday, 8/13.

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

Welcome back!  These first few days of class are dedicated to getting to know each others reading preferences, exploring the classroom library, and, on Friday, we will take our beginning of the year writing assessment.  I can’t wait to learn with all of you this year!

Homework:

Find an independent reading book if you don’t have one.  I’m happy to help with suggestions.  30 minutes of reading a day is expected in 7th grade. Be prepared to talk and write about what you’ve been reading.

Email me at andrews_s@hcde.org  

7th Grade Spanish

 

Spanish Through the Ages

Email questions to myers_annalouise@hcde.org

Class Reminders                           

  • You will be able to pay LE Fees online through www.normalpark.com.  It is quick and easy!  Just look for the online payments option on the left.
  • PLEASE subscribe to the 7th grade email list and remind.com.  We send out important information, and we want to be able to contact you.  The link for remind.com is on the links page under 7th grade at normalpark.com.
  • All Normal Park students should wear their grade level shirt on Learning Expeditions.  They can be purchased through the link on the website.