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Grade 7A

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Welcome to 7A!

Christmas Show Costume: 

Black pants/jeans

Ugly/Silly Christmas shirt/sweater

Sneakers

Important Dates
November 17th Dismissal at 12:00 pm
November 23rd and 24th Thanksgiving Recess – No School
November 27th Christmas Show Ticket Sales
December 1st Report Card Day
December 8th Feast Of Immaculate Conception- No School
December 15th Christmas Show

2017 – 2018

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Currently in science the 7th Grade have been learning about viruses, bacteria, protist and fungi.

Students have created model viruses and bacteria. They have also created newcasts about different illnesses caused but virus or bacteria. (Videos and additional photos available on our St. Matthias Catholic Academy Facebook page:  (https://www.facebook.com/StMatthiasSchoolRidgewood/ )

We will be growing mushrooms in our classroom! Stay tuned for photos of their growth as well as our cooking with mushrooms lesson!

      Image45Our Religion Theme: Psalms

We are currently working on:

E.L.A.

Throughout this unit, students build their ability to read closely and to analyze textual evidence in writing. This unit also introduces important discussion protocols that help students collaborate effectively during discussions.

Students will:

  •  determine the central ideas of a literary text. (RL.7.2)
  •  analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of characters in a literary text. (RL.7.6)
  • effectively engage in discussions with diverse partners about seventh-grade topics, texts, and issues. (SL.7.1)

Mathematics:

In Grade 6, students formed a conceptual understanding of integers through the use of the number line, absolute value, and opposites and extended their understanding to include the ordering and comparing of rational numbers. This module uses the Integer Game: a card game that creates a conceptual understanding of integer operations and serves as a powerful mental model students can rely on during the module.  Students build on their understanding of rational numbers to add, subtract, multiply, and divide signed numbers. Previous work in computing the sums, differences, products, and quotients of fractions serves as a significant foundation.

 

Social Studies:

7.2 COLONIAL DEVELOPMENTS: European exploration of the New World resulted in various interactions with Native Americans and in colonization. The American colonies were established for a variety of reasons, and developed differently based on economic, social, and geographic factors. Colonial America had a variety of social structures under which not all people were treated equally. (Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4; Themes: MOV, GEO, ECO, EXCH)

 

 

My major goals for all students.  They will:
  •  Develop skills in written and oral expression by relating historical events to our ever changing world.
  • Learn to work cooperatively and take mentoring roles that will help them in life.

  • Stay focused on tasks, learn to plan long-range and be successful in goal setting.

  • Speak in front of groups with confidence and style.

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SEPTEMBER 14th at 7:00pm- 7th Grade Class Meeting

My name is Mrs. Di Rico. I have had the pleasure of being apart of the St. Matthias community for 4 years now. I look forward to a wonderful, fun, exciting and educational school year. As the 7th and 8th grade science teacher I look to immerse the students into our lessons through hand-on activities, lab, and projects along with teacher driven lessons. I believe true scientists are developed through multiple forms of discovery.

In recent years that I’ve realized there’s something else students should prepare as they approach a new school year: their hearts. They need to recalibrate and tune them to the frequency of focused faithfulness. And the way that they do that is through prayer. Students , teachers and parents , here are seven specific things to pray as we return to school.

1. Pray for gratitude.

Education is a profound privilege. Over 70 million young people don’t have access to it, so if you do, that’s a profound gift from God.

Pray that God would make you grateful for it, that he’d awaken you to the rich blessings he’s bestowed on you. Pray with thanks for the opportunities and privileges he’s given you—and pray that you won’t grow angry or hardened to them.

2. Pray for humility.

As a student, there were times when I was the know-it-all kid. I was the one who thought she had all the answers, as an educator I still have those moments. What I lacked as it kid (and sorely needed) was humility.

Students, don’t make the same mistakes I made. Pray for God to break any pride in your heart and give you a willingness to submit and grow this year. Pray for a teachable spirit. Pray for protection against self-righteousness and self-pity and arrogance. And pray for empathy and compassion.

3. Pray for witnessing opportunities.

Ask God to give you opportunities to share the gospel and be a witness. Pray for boldness and clarity. Pray for faithfulness. Pray that God would put people in your life and give you the courage to reach out to them with the message of hope that you hold.

4. Pray for serving opportunities.

Pray that God would make you a sacrificial student who’s keenly aware of how you can serve those around you. Pray that he would give you chances to serve your teachers, your classmates, your family, your friends, and whomever you meet—opportunities to comfort the hurting, speak life, encourage, help, heal, love—and then seize those opportunities when they come.

5. Pray for diligence.

Pray that God would make you a dedicated, committed student this year. But don’t pray for praise, accolades, achievement, or grades; instead, pray for diligence. Pray that you would remember you’re working for God, and that you would prioritize faithfulness over favor.

6. Pray for the people around you.

Pray for your teachers, advisors, and coaches—that God would give them wisdom, strength, and grace. Pray for your classmates—that God would prepare their hearts, that he’d save the unsaved, and that they would find joy this year. Pray for your friends—that they’d be motivated, faithful, and diligent. Pray for those who work at your school—that God would give them patience, delight, and encouragement. Pray for your family—that God would give them peace in this new season, wisdom in daily life, and contentment in the mundane.

7. Pray for joy.

Pray that you’d find happiness in Christ this year. Pray that your life won’t be marked by discouragement, frustration, and anger, but peace and satisfaction. Pray for trust and confidence in your identity in Christ and ask for a greater desire to serve and please him. Pray for joy this year.

These 7 prayers along with our school religion theme will be the focus of our school year.

I look forward to an incredible 2017-2018 school year!

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