Team 7-2 Teachers and Assistants
Ms. Johnson – Team Leader
Is 7th grade different than 6th grade?
No Homework Hotline: Use Edline
Why Advisory instead of DLT (Differentiated
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?
Safety – safety test
• Earth Science – rocks, minerals, volcanoes,
earthquakes (Forces Inside the Restless
• Physics – force, motion, Newton’s Law,
energy, machines (Forces, Motion, Energy)
• Human Body – Research Project
• Investigating groundwater
Science is a VERB !
Activity- based class – hands on
Working in groups of 2 – 4 students or
Research on the human body – APA
form; individual presentation to class
Guest speakers, demos…..fun!
2nd year implementation of Common
Core Curriculum (7th and 8th grade math)
Algebra Curriculum is new 2013
Common core increase the rigor in
In addition to finding the right answer,
we are expecting students to explore
how they came up with solutions
Units of Study
Regular Math : 5 units of study
Accelerated Math: 8 units of
PA Math (Algebra): 6 units of
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
2. Homework is reviewed, student
questions are answered
3. Lesson (instruction, notes, practice
4. Closure (clarify questions, begin
Math Homework Checklist
Did the student:
Do EVERY assigned problem?
Show all work neatly?
Use their notes given in class to
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
Course 3 Math and Pre-Algebra can use the website
Ask the teacher for help!
People, Places, and Change
Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
• Why Geography
• Exploring Our
• Exploring Our Human
• United States,
Canada, and Mexico
• Latin America
• Africa, Antarctica,
Asia, and Australia
Why Geography Matters
Students will be introduced to
the elements of geography and
discuss how and why
geographers study the world.
Making accurate maps following
The Rules of Cartography
Using reading strategies to
better comprehend informative
Analyzing graphs, maps, charts,
diagrams, tables, etc.
to obtain information
• Tests/ Quizzes
• Vocabulary Logs
• Projects and Presentations
• Daily Work
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
examines the effective use of technology for learning and
assesses student mastery of essential skills through carefully
designed performance tasks
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
• What can we learn from the perseverance of literary
characters and historical figures to help us overcome our
own adversity in today’s world?
Each quarter will include the following:
At least 20 thematic vocabulary words
Seven Greek and Latin word parts
A variety of fiction and nonfiction reading
Argument, narrative, and informative
Assessments and Grading
• Language Arts is based on a total points
• Daily work, group collaboration, reading
responses, written work, book club
participation, performance tasks, tests,
and quizzes make up a student’s grade
for attending and
supporting your child’s