Weekly News

Week of February 24th

7th Grade Newsletter

February 24-28th 2020

Special Notes: 

Tuesday: Hot Lunch today, Volleyball game vs. Vista at home 4 pm; Wrestling at Meridian 4 pm

Wednesday: Ash Wednesday Mass at 12:30 pm, Formal Dress

Friday: No School Mass, Regular Dress

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts: Latin 12; personification; pronouns

Religion:  Prepare for Ash Wednesday and Lent through discussion of Sacraments and their role in leading us to God and away from sin

Science: Discuss plants though the history of the Earth and learn their structures and functions. 

World History: Focus:Feudalism in Asia.  Reminder–current events and Where in the World due Wednesday.  Satire will start next week.

Literature: In Literature Circle groups

Week of February 17th

7th Grade Newsletter

February 17-21th 2020

Special Notes: No School Monday

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts: Latin 12; sentence structure (commas, quotes, colons, semi-colons)

Religion:  Discuss the meaning of Mass and make St. Therese of Lisieux’s sacrifice beads. Students will turn in their parish poems this Wednesday.

Science: Finish Earth’s History timeline and begin to discuss Plants

World History: Focus: Finishing up Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation with study packet, then Jeopardy. Test, chapter 11 tentatively set for Wednesday. Where in the World and Current events due Wednesdays.

Literature: In Literature Circle groups

Week of February 3rd

7th Grade Newsletter

February 3-7th 2020

Special Notes: Map Testing Week

Monday: Pizza Lunch

Sunday: Open House (Bring a Family Friend! 2-4 pm

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts: Latin 11; Renga Poem (group collaboration poem)

Religion:  Discuss the meaning of Mass and make St. Therese of Lisieux’s sacrifice beads. Students will turn in their parish poems this Wednesday.

Science: Students will present their evolution projects this week

Washington State History: Focus: Renaissance–art and architecture

Literature: In Literature Circle groups

Week of January 26th

7th Grade Newsletter

January 27-31th 2020

Special Notes: Catholic Schools Week

See Parent Newsletter for Details

Tuesday: Ski Day!

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts: Latin 10; Poetry Unit

Religion:  Discuss Service in our Parish and the Beatitudes as we finish our Catholic Daughters of America competition submissions

Science: We will have no regular science classes this week due to Catholic Schools Week

Washington State History: Focus: Where in the Worls due Wednesday, Currect event (Starts Jan. 15), Middle Ages and Renaissance

Literature: In Literature Circle groups

Week of January 13th

7th Grade Newsletter

January 13-17th 2020

Special Notes:

Monday: Pizza Lunch, Watch for possible snow

Tuesday: Ski Day!

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts: Latin 10; Poetry Unit

Religion:  Submit nativity projects, discuss liturgical seasons and the meaning of Advent and Christmas. We will have cooking class Tuesday. 

Science: Wrap up Evolution Review, Begin cladograms and the history of Life

Washington State History: Focus: Where in the Worls due Wednesday, Currect event (Starts Jan. 15), Middle Ages and Renaissance

Literature: In Literature Circle groups

Week of December 16th

7th Grade Newsletter

December 16-20th 2019

Special Notes:

Wednesday and Thursday: Bring in Secret Santa gifts (wrapped!), Wednesday 7th grade will be on a field trip to the bowling alley (PE), Thursday Night Christmas Program (doors open at 6:30 pm, event begins at 7:00 pm)

Friday: Class Christmas Party and gift exchange, Friday is a half day- release at 11:45 am

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts: Latin 9; Descriptive Essay (Christmas prompts) past due.  Reviewing pronouns.

Religion:  Submit nativity projects, discuss liturgical seasons and the meaning of Advent and Christmas. We will have cooking class Tuesday. 

Science: Present “Acting out Evolution” project and turn in take-home quiz on Thursday

Washington State History: Focus: Tying up loose ends in Washington State History.  Beginning the Middle Ages in World History. Where in the World (latitude and longitude research) begins after break.

Literature: In Literature Circle groups, the seventh graders are reading The House of the Scorpions by Nancy Farmer.

Week of December 9th

7th Grade Newsletter

December 9-13 2019

Special Notes:

Monday: Pizza Lunch, Girls basketball game at Horizon (4pm), Boys basketball game at Assumption (4pm)

Wednesday: Boys basketball game at Vista (4pm)

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts: Latin 8; Descriptive Essay (Christmas prompts)

Religion:  Submit nativity projects, discuss liturgical seasons and the meaning of Advent and Christmas. We will have cooking class Tuesday. 

Science: Finish Natural Selection lab, complete Genetic drift lab, and begin “Acting out Evolution” project

Washington State History: Focus: Chapter 16-17–natural resources.  Current event, Newela.

Literature: In Literature Circle groups, the seventh graders are reading The House of the Scorpions by Nancy Farmer.

Week of November 25th

7th Grade Newsletter

November 25-27 2019

Special Notes:

Monday: Book fair, 7th grade Thanksgiving Mini-Potluck (Bring snacks to share!), Human Food Chain in the morning

Wednesday: Free dress half day! Happy Thanksgiving!

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts: Latin 7; finishing up verbs. Writing a Thanksgiving song.

Religion:  Submit ethics of cloning paper, Create stories exemplifying human dignity and discipleship

Science: Finish modes of evolution lab competition

Washington State History: Focus: Political office qualifications.  Presenting Pecha Kucha Projects.  Current event this week is a “feel good” article.

Literature: The seventh graders have completed preparations for their Literature Circle group projects; they are presenting the projects this week and next week.

Week of November 18

7th Grade Newsletter

November 12-15 2019

Special Notes:

Book fair Thursday and Friday

Grandparents Day Friday

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts:Latin 7; finishing up verbs. Writing a Thanksgiving song.

Religion:  This week we will work on editing our ethics of cloning paper

Science: This week we will finish up our Evolution presentations and take Quiz 2 on Meiosis, Mitosis, Mendelian genetics (punnet squares) and the evidences for Evolution.

Washington State History: Focus: Political office qualifications.  Presenting Pecha Kucha Projects.  Current event this week is a “feel good” article.

Literature: The seventh graders have completed preparations for their Literature Circle group projects; they are presenting the projects this week and next week.

Week of November 12

7th Grade Newsletter

November 12-15 2019

Special Notes:

Hot Lunch Wednesday

7th Grade Mass on Friday

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts: Latin 6. SLE 2A, 3C

Religion:  This week we will work on self reflections, morality and our first cooking class!

Science: This week we will be working on the theory of evolution.

Washington State History: Focus: Preamble.  Bill into Law.  Current event is on Newsela.com, SLE 2A, 2C, 3B

Literature: The seventh graders are reading and discussing books about Washington State history in Literature Circle groups.