7th Grade 1/12

Important Dates:

  • Monday, January 17th -MLK Day – Some students will be heading to The House of the Carpenter and some will be staying back and baking treats and making cards for our First Responders.
  • Friday, January 26th – 11:30 dismissal- Aftercare until 3:00 
  • Friday, January 26th – 8th Grade Field Trip to Jamie Peck Productions recording studio. Jamie is an Emmy award winning composer and producer. We will be driving to the studio from MAIN CAMPUS. Students must be at Main Campus by 8:10am. Students will return to Middle School at 10:15am.
  • February 9th-13th Winter Break (February 13th classes resume @ 10:00 am)
  • March 2nd-11th Spring Break (March 11 classes resume at 10:00 am)
  • English w/ Mr. Rouse – Students started working on essay regarding social media. They also did their usual weekly exercises and vocabulary. We wrapped up the week with some pre-reading for Howl’s Moving Castle.
  • Pre-Algebra w/ Mrs. Boldrick – This week we learned different techniques to factor numbers, find prime and composite numbers, and write the prime exponential form of a number. This is all in preparation for learning and understanding the greatest common factor and least common denominator with fractions.
  • Algebra w/ Mrs. Murray-We spent the week talking about financial literacy.  We completed a “My Life” project, complete with a career, a salary, spouse and children, taxes, mortgage, utilities, etc.  Please ask them what they learned.  I will send the projects home next week.  We also found some computer games that helped us learn about finances, and we finished off the week with a lesson about how to calculate your bill at a restaurant, including taxes and tip.  We will be back in our textbook next week.
  • Music w/ Mrs. Chelsey – We started back after the break with an art expression through music exercise, which the students really enjoyed!! I played music from five different genres and the students allowed the music to guide whatever they put down on the paper. We began reviewing music notation through a relay game and rhythm listening exercise. We also began working on a body percussion piece to Mozart’s “Turkish March”.