Weekly News

Week of October 14th

7th Grade Newsletter

October 14-18 2019

Special Notes:

Bike ride on Wednesday and Thursday

Early release on Wednesday

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts: Latin 4; letter to congress due Tuesday; beginning verbs. SLE 2A, 3C

Religion: We will be discussing discipleship in the Bible. We will also set goals for prayer and service in our daily lives. SLE 1

Science: This week we will be focusing on cellular reproduction, growth and development. We will begin to discuss genetics towards the end of the week! SLE 4C

Washington State History: Focus: Early 20th century industry and war;  current event, Washington State centered,  due on Wednesday, Oct. 16.  Giant Map in Gym on Friday–resources.SLE 2A, 2C, 3B

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

Week of October 7th

7th Grade Newsletter

October 7-11 2019

Special Notes:

Tech bootcamp this Wednesday

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts: Latin 3-4; noun identification and usage.  Narrative paragraphs past due (WHO I AM)

Religion: This week our Bible study cumulative project is due. We will begin discussion of                   .

Science: This week we will be focusing on cellular reproduction, growth and development.

Washington State History: Focus: Early people and settlers;  current event, Washington State centered,  due on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

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

Week of September 30th

7th Grade Newsletter

September 30-4 2019

Special Notes:

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School prays formally and spontaneously.

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts: Latin 3-4; noun identification and usage.  Narrative paragraphs past due (WHO I AM)

Religion: This week we are beginning our Bible study cumulative project. We will also be in the school garden this Tuesday.

Science: We will have our first exam on Thursday, focusing on cells, cell structure, and the central dogma. We will begin our unit on cellular reproduction on Friday.

Washington State History: Focus: Early people and settlers;  current event, Washington State centered,  due on Wednesday, Oct. 2.  Giant Map in Gym on Monday–Traveling across Washington.

Literature: The seventh graders are well on their way to understanding the reading requirements for this year. They’ve been discussing books and writing letters or making posters about books they are reading. We will begin Literature Circles soon.

Week of September 22nd

7th Grade Newsletter

September 23-27 2019

Special Notes:

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School prays formally and spontaneously.

Bicycle Day: Students will need to be prepared for a bicycle day on Wednesday, September 25th.

Hot Lunch: Wednesday will be a hot lunch day

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts: In Language Arts, students will complete Latin 3. Students will also begin nouns. The WHO AM I narrative is past due this week.

Religion: This week we are focusing on studying typology and the literary styles in the Bible. We will begin our discipleship unit.

Science: Focus: understanding the structure and function of our cells, reviewing concepts such as the “central dogma” of Biology.

Washington State History: Focus: Early people and settlers;  current event due on Wednesdays, News ELA for Sept. 25,  Giant Map in Gym on Friday practicing latitude and longitude

Literature:The seventh graders are well on their way to understanding the reading requirements for this year. They’ve been discussing books and writing letters or making posters about books they are reading. We will begin Literature Circles soon.

Week of September 16

7th Grade Newsletter

September 16-20 2019

Special Notes:

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School prays formally and spontaneously.

MAP Testing: Please be aware that MAP testing is September 23- October 18. If at all possible, please avoid scheduling appointments during the first week (September 23-27).

Wednesday 9/18: This is an Early Release day with Casual Uniform. School will end at 11:45 am.

Spaghetti Dinner: Join us for our annual Spaghetti Dinner in the gym on September 21. Seatings will be at 5 and 6 pm.

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts: In Language Arts, students are working on Latin 2 and will have a test later this week. They will practice their skills by writing a narrative paragraph.

Religion: In religion this week we will focus on divine inspiration in the Bible and the characteristics of God. We will also have our introduction to the garden workshop on Tuesday.

Science: We have been focusing on cell structure for the last few classes. Students will have their first quiz on the material this Thursday.

Washington State History: Students are learning about the early people and exploration. They will have a current event due Wednesday.

Week of September 9th

7th Grade Newsletter

September 9-13 2019

Special Notes:

Technology: Mr. Anderson would like to remind you that until this Friday to complete the Acceptable Use and Device Guidelines permission form. https://forms.gle/KrhpaY57rhYD7thE8

Curriculum Night: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 starts in the gym at 6:30 PM. The 7th grade parents will meet in my classroom after the welcome in the gym.

Thank you: Thank you to the students and parents for the comfort kit fundraiser organization and work, especially Sara Rush for coordinating the purchasing and constructing of the kits.

SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School prays formally and spontaneously.

Curriculum Foci:

Language Arts: In Language Arts, students will complete their Latin 1 test and begin Latin 2. Students will also review subject/predicate and conjunctions.

Religion: This year we will be focusing on prayer, sacred scripture, and Catholic teachings. We have begun our class with Lectio Divina and will soon be joined by Father Moore weekly for activities in prayer and scripture!

Science: Last week we worked on familiarizing ourselves with the Scientific Method and concepts like density. We completed a practice lab creating sugar-water density columns, shown below. We have just begun to transition to our unit on cells and will complete several labs next week.

Washington State History: This last week, students worked on physical geography of Washington State and created a Giant Map on Friday. Students will also be discussing Washington centered current events, due every Wednesday through Office 365 Forms. Next week students will complete their Unit 1 test and begin discussing the earliest inhabitants of Washington.