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Grade 7B

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November 2018

Being Math Problem Solvers:

October 2018

Grade 7 Mathematics  Overview:

Students learn that the unit rate of a collection of equivalent ratios is called the constant of proportionality and can be used to represent proportional relationships with equations of the form y = kx, where k is the constant of proportionality (7.RP.2b, 7.RP.2c7.EE.4a).  Students relate the equation of a proportional relationship to ratio tables and to graphs and interpret the points on the graph within the context of the situation (7.RP.2d).

Social Studies Grade 7 Exploration/Colonization : Efforts to reach the Indies resulted in the encounter between the people of Western Europe, Africa, and the Americas. This encounter led to a devastating impact on populations in the Americas, the rise of the transatlantic slave trade, and the reorientation of trade networks.

(Standards: 2, 3, 4; Themes: MOV, TCC, GEO, SOC, GOV, CIV, ECO, TECH, EXCH)

 

Various motives, new knowledge, and technological innovations influenced exploration and the development of European transoceanic trade routes.

 

  • Students will explore the relationship between knowledge and technological innovations, focusing on how knowledge of wind and current patterns, combined with technological innovations, influenced exploration and transoceanic travel.
  • Students will trace major motivations for European interest in exploration and oceanic trade, including the influence of Isabella and Ferdinand.

Welcome to 7th Grade!

I’m so happy to have you in my class this year! Seventh Grade is such an exciting time. I can promise you will learn so much by next June. I already have lots of fun and interesting lessons, activities and projects planned for us during the upcoming school year. Some of my favorite things we do each year include learning about the Titanic disaster, research projects, studying  United States History from the time of the Explorers to the Civil War, and of course, great field trips! In Grade Seven your reading and writing skills will get better and better.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Ms. Mehlrose

  June: The Month of The Sacred Heart of Jesus

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     Our Trip To The Financial District, Courthouse and Dave & Busters

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Grade 7 recently attended a taping of the Sunday Mass…here are the links to the Mass website:

https://thesundaymass.org/watch-the-sunday-mass/881-4th-sunday-of-easter-mass-2018-04-22

Grade 7 & 8 Titanic Project:

Math: Probability

ELA: Creating a Facebook page

S.S.: Analyze period sources

Science: Artifact restoration

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Easter Season 2018

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2017 – 2018

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February 2018

Math Bee Winners

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Business Unit: Group Responsibilities:

  1. Create a business
  2. Business Portfolio explaining your business/structure/product etc
  3. Presentation (like on Shark Tank)
  4. Research NYC financial district:
  5. Map of NYC financial district
  6. Profile of a business located there
  7. Timeline: business in America from Colonial times to 2018
  8. 3D model of business or product
  9. Advertisement posters
  10. Culminating trip to…tbd

Our Religion Theme: Psalms

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S.T.E.M.

Science & Mathematics:

In this activity students discuss the ways that graphs can communicate variability along two dimensions.

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*** Christmas Show Costume: 

Black pants/jeans

Ugly Christmas shirt/sweater

Sneakers

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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