Welcome to 7th Grade!
COVID-19, Working From Home:
Students - Your teachers miss you so very much! We sincerely hope you and your families are well. We are all available if you need something--just reach out to us through email!
This is a very unusual time we are living in, as we are all staying home to try to stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our school district is doing what we can to make sure students have food to eat. We are concerned about your mental and physical health. We encourage students to practice the mindfulness activities they have learned at school when feeling stressed/upset. We also encourage students to get their bodies up and moving for at least 60 minutes every day.
Your teachers will be reaching out to you, at least once a week. Please, if you can, respond back so that we know that you are well! We are concerned about you, and we REALLY want to hear from you!
As for school work, each week Dr. Spickard is sharing out the Enrichment work for each class. Please refer to the weekly document for assignments. These assignments are NOT meant to be done all at once. Do some work each day, taking breaks for physical activity and for your mental health.
Please take care of yourself! Follow the recommendations from the CDC and the County Health Departments for your personal health and safety. We are looking forward to your return to school in the fall!
For elective updates and homework, please check the following links:
This week we are starting to wrap up the final chapters of The Giver by Lois Lowry. We will have a quiz on Friday, March 13, on Ch. 16-20 Vocabulary words. Students studied these words with a review Quizizz and example sentences.
Accelerated ELA will have their Ch. 16-20 Quiz on Monday, March 16 and continue work on their 20Time Elevator Pitches.
Math Week of 3/2
If a student wishes to reassess, that is AWESOME! First, the homework for that unit MUST be complete and turned in, second they need to conference and fill out the resassessment ticket about how they are going to prepare for the reassessment, and third prepare for the reassessment.
Math 7: This week, students are exploring circles and area of polygons.
Math 8: This week, we are solving multistep equations with variables on both sides, studying special cases, and writing equations for geometric shapes. Students are assessing Friday.
This week, and continuing until spring break, we are working our way through our unit on evolution. This week we are really diving into the process of natural selection and the science behind how it works. Students will learn about how traits in a population can vary and what factors may influence that variation. We will also look at speciation and extinction over Earth's history and how that plays into evolution.
Please note that this unit, just like the previous one explores how species on Earth have changed throughout Earth's history. We will learn about patterns of change, fossil formation, and evidence for the theory of evolution. Later, we will look at the mechanisms that drive evolution. Please note that evolution is taught as a theory. All students are entitled to their own religious views. I always tell students that knowledge is power, and that even if you don't believe evolution happens, it's important to understand the scientific view so you can have intelligent discussions/debates about it.
Welcome April Barnier! This semester we are fortunate to have Mrs. Barinier from Eastern Michigan University as a student teacher in science class. Mrs. Barnier will be working closely with me and will be the lead teacher in the Evolution Unit.
Quiz on Lesson 2 - Natural Selection on 3/16
Unit Test - Evolution week of 3/20
Grades in Powerschool are currently up to date including missing assignments.
This week we will be finishing up looking at Mapping Trade Routes. We will have an assessment on Mapping Trade Routes and Vocabulary on Thursday. We will then begin our next inquiry regarding the Silk Road.
Spanish Enrichment Activities:
This week in 7th Grade Health (Week of 5/4):
Enrichment work is available in Google Classroom, or for Packet Pick-up during Food-Pick-up times at Milan High School.
This week the focus is again on nutrition. Students are going to review the MyPlate and the Federal Dietary Guidelines. Students will then create an example menu of meals for a day for themselves, which will meet all of the federal dietary guidelines.
I can be reached by email or through the stream in Google Classroom if you have any questions!
*Check out the 7th Grade Health Page for links to class documents, past assignments and related course websites.
Break to protect from Covid-19 - Face-to-face classes and events ended for the 2019-20 academic year
- hand sanitizer
- disinfectant wipes