Team 7 2 ppt 2013


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Team 7 2 ppt 2013

  1. 1. Team 7-2 Teachers and Assistants Teachers:  Ms. Johnson – Team Leader  Mrs. Bywater  Ms. Richter  Mrs. Orozco  Mr. Verdun Assistants:  Mrs. Machek  Mrs. Montgomery  Mrs. Lindstrom
  2. 2.  Is 7th grade different than 6th grade?  No Homework Hotline: Use Edline  Why Advisory instead of DLT (Differentiated Learning Time)  What are the rules for Technology / BYOT use?  What should my child do if he/she is absent, our family takes a vacation, or he/she misses work?  Are there any incentives besides grades?
  3. 3. Ms. Richter
  4. 4. Science  Safety – safety test • Earth Science – rocks, minerals, volcanoes, earthquakes (Forces Inside the Restless Earth) • Physics – force, motion, Newton’s Law, energy, machines (Forces, Motion, Energy) • Human Body – Research Project • Investigating groundwater
  5. 5. Science is a VERB !  Activity- based class – hands on activities  Working in groups of 2 – 4 students or independently  Research on the human body – APA form; individual presentation to class  Guest speakers, demos…!
  6. 6. Mrs. Orozco
  7. 7. Common Core  2nd year implementation of Common Core Curriculum (7th and 8th grade math)  Algebra Curriculum is new 2013  Common core increase the rigor in critical thinking  In addition to finding the right answer, we are expecting students to explore how they came up with solutions 
  8. 8. Units of Study  Regular Math : 5 units of study  Accelerated Math: 8 units of study  PA Math (Algebra): 6 units of study
  9. 9. Textbooks  Textbooks will serve as a resource to students. Access to the books are available in the classroom during the school day and are available through Edline.  Edline
  10. 10. Grades • Assessments (Tests, Quizzes) • Homework, Activities, Projects • Class Work, Exit Slips
  11. 11. Daily procedures: 1. Warm-Ups 2. Homework is reviewed, student questions are answered 3. Lesson (instruction, notes, practice activity) 4. Closure (clarify questions, begin assignment)
  12. 12. Math Homework Checklist  Did the student:  Do EVERY assigned problem?  Use pencil?  Show all work neatly?  Use their notes given in class to complete homework?
  13. 13. How to Study for a Math Test:  Make sure you know the concepts needed to review  Use problems from homework/notes, re-work problems you missed; you should have correct answers since they were discussed in class.  Complete additional problems from each area of study. Odd numbered solutions are in the back of the book.  Course 3 Math and Pre-Algebra can use the website .  Ask the teacher for help!
  14. 14. Mrs. Bywater, Ms. Johnson, Mrs. Orozco, Ms. Richter, & Mr. Verdun
  15. 15. People, Places, and Change by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
  16. 16. Curriculum Overview • Why Geography Matters • Exploring Our Physical World • Exploring Our Human World • United States, Canada, and Mexico • Latin America • Europe • Africa, Antarctica, Asia, and Australia
  17. 17. Why Geography Matters  Students will be introduced to the elements of geography and discuss how and why geographers study the world.
  18. 18. Skills  Making accurate maps following The Rules of Cartography  Using reading strategies to better comprehend informative nonfiction texts  Analyzing graphs, maps, charts, diagrams, tables, etc. to obtain information
  19. 19. Assessments • Tests/ Quizzes • Vocabulary Logs • Maps • Projects and Presentations • Daily Work
  20. 20. Mrs. Bywater, Ms. Johnson & Mr. Verdun
  21. 21.  The 7th Grade Language Arts Curriculum :  focuses on academic and thematic essential questions & skills  incorporates multiple modes of writing and literary genres  integrates grammar, vocabulary, and word part instruction  includes personal reading or student-led book clubs  provides choice and differentiated instruction to students  reinforces the importance of research skills in a variety of settings  examines the effective use of technology for learning and communicating  assesses student mastery of essential skills through carefully designed performance tasks
  22. 22. Some of the essential questions we will be focusing on within our units will be: • Which is more valuable, the individual or the community? • Is it always necessary to be accepted? • What purpose do masks serve in society and literature? • How do characters and people persevere through adversity? • What can we learn from the perseverance of literary characters and historical figures to help us overcome our own adversity in today’s world?
  23. 23. Each quarter will include the following:  At least 20 thematic vocabulary words  Seven Greek and Latin word parts  Grammar instruction  A variety of fiction and nonfiction reading opportunities  Journal writing  Personal Reading  Argument, narrative, and informative writing opportunities
  24. 24. Assessments and Grading • Language Arts is based on a total points system. • Daily work, group collaboration, reading responses, written work, book club participation, performance tasks, tests, and quizzes make up a student’s grade each quarter.
  25. 25. Thank you for attending and supporting your child’s education!