7th Grade

7th Grade

2/12/18

We will have a SMALL class party for Valentine's Day on Thursday.  If your student would like to bring something to share during Mentor Period, they are welcome.  

Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Please DO NOT bring treats in on Wednesday.

 

1/23/2018

Catholic School Week - 

In the Blue Folder today, you will see a sign up sheet for students in Grades 4-8.  During the Sunday before Catholic Schools Week (Jan 28), students will be responsible for reading, acting as ushers and gift bearers, etc.  We will need many student volunteers - please consider if your student can participate in one of the mass times.  

Your student should not have assigned daily homework during Catholic Schools Week, but please keep in mind that they are still responisble for any work that they do not finish in class AS WELL AS long term projects.

     **For my classes, they have a book report due 2/13 on a historical fiction book

     **The CDA Essay is due on Wed. 1/31.  It is expected to be typed and be the students best work.

1/7/2018

Field trip forms will be going out this week for 7th and 8th Grade students to attend the March for Life rally on Jan 22, 2018. We will come to school early on that Monday and we will attend Mass together before leaving on the Catholic Daughters of America bus.  The bus will leave at approximately 8:30.  We will tour the state capital building and attend a meeting with Senator Mark Miloscia, a strong pro-life advocate, fprmer substutute teacher with the Archdiocese of Seattle and member of the St. Vincent de Paul parish.   He will be speaking about what his job entails as a State Senator and answering student's questions.  The rally will begin at 12:00 and should last about an hour.  We will return by bus about 3:00.  PLEASE NOTE:  This is after the 2:00 Monday dismissal time.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to assist.

 

 

1/2/18

Welcome to a New Year!  I am so glad to see all the students again.  We will be beginning our annual essay for the Catholic Daughters of America essay contest this week.  Please read the letter that I am sending home in the Tuesday folder this week for more details.  

12/12

Friday is a noon dismissal and there will be no ESS.  I hope the students all enjoy their Christmas Break.  We will be having a small class party on Friday.  I will be bringing in some cereal and fruit for breakfast.  Students are also welcome to bring in something to share if they are so interested.  Friday is also the day of our final Secret Santa gift - please make sure that your student has their main secret santa gift that day.

 

 

11/21

Reminder:  Wednesday 11/22 is a half day.  We will be having a small class party after Mass.  Our party will be a small class breakfast after lunch - cereal, fruit, pastries, etc.    I typically provide the food, but some students have expressed interest in bringing something for the class. If your student does want to bring something, please make sure that it is nut-free and not overly sugary.  Thanks!

 

11/12

The 7th Grade is gathering cocoa mix and cereal for the St. Vincent de Paul food drive this year.  Thank you for your donations.

 

10/23/17

We had Father come and teach our Religion class last Thursday.  In Religion, our current Chapter is about the Holy Land in the time of Jesus so Father showed us some slides about his trip to the Holy Land.  They saw pictures of the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea, and the Church of the Annunciation.

 

10/12/17

It has been a joy meeting every student and their family for conferences.  I feel blessed to teach your children.  This will be a very successful year for them going forward.  If there is anything you would like to discuss more in depth, feel free to contact me at cpoteet@stpx.org to schedule another, longer conference.  I would be happy to meet with you to discuss your child's progress at any point in the year.   

FIELD TRIP

Our field trip last week went wonderfully.  Pictures will be uploaded to this site soon.  The students learned some real-world skills about map-reading and they have a much better understanding of Washington state geography.

CURRENT LONG-TERM PROJECTS

Religion:  

Literature:  Students will create a concrete poem this week during mentor period for the Annual Fund Dinner.  They will have mentor period to work on this but if they don't use their time wisely they may need to work on this in class.  

Language Arts: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News Items

Mrs. Christene Poteet

7th Grade Religion/ Middle School Literature, Language Arts & Spelling/Vocabulary

 

Parent Letter 9/11/17

We will be having our first Religion quiz on Ch 1 this Friday.  Make sure that your student studies Ch 1. There is also an online study game for the students available at:

https://www.loyolapress.com/faith-formation/christ-our-life/christ-our-life-2009/parents-and-students/2009-resources/grades/grade-7

I hope to see you all at Curriculum Night on Wednesday 9/20.  I will be going over the curriculum focus for each class, the novels that we will be reading, field trips, and other important information.

 

 

It is a joy to teach your Seventh Grade student this year.  We are off to a great start.    Please make sure your child has a nourishing breakfast and lunch and gets lots of sleep.  There will be no homework this week due to MAP testing, but we will be working on projects in class, including a collage for religion and a short writing assignment.

This year there will be 4 MAP tests: Literature, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. They will be given in that order.

Today, I will be sending home a permission slip for a field trip.  The 7th Grade will be visiting Swan Farm's Washington State Corn Maze on Wednesday, Oct. 18.  Please let me know if you can drive since we are using parent drivers.  Attached to the field trip form is another form for interested drivers regarding information and insurance for drivers.  Please fill out and return with your student's permission slip if you can drive.  We will leave after Mass on Wednesday Oct. 18 and return by 2:00.  Permission slips are due on 10/6.

Homework

Religion (Updated 2/12)

Monday: 

Tuesday: Ch 10 Test Next Tuesday.  Parable worksheet (front and back - due Thursday)

Wednesday:  

Thursday: Write your own parable assigned.  Due Tuesday.  Work on Ch review questions in class - homework if not finished. 

Friday: No School

 

Math (Homework is due the day following assignment, unless otherwise noted.)

Monday (2/19/18):

  • 7th Grade: No School.
  • Pre-Algebra: No School.

Tuesday (2/20/18):  

  • 7th Grade: Coordinate Plane. Pg 196-197 (#1-39).
  • Pre-Algebra: Chap 6 Review Worksheet. Not Graded.

Wednesday (2/21/18)

  • 7th Grade: Interpret Graphs. Pg 200-201 (#1-9).
  • Pre-Algebra: Chapter 6 Test.

Thursday (2/22/18):  

  • 7th Grade: Ready to Go On? Pg 202 (#1-6).
  • Pre-Algebra: Percents/Fractions. Pg 346-349 (#2-68 Even).

Friday (2/23/18):  

  • 7th Grade:  Quiz 5A.
  • Pre-Algebra: Percents/Proportions. Pg 353-355 (#1-41 Odd).

 

Science

Monday (2/19/18):  no school

Tuesday (2/20/18):  p. 308 (1-3), p. 322 (1,7,8,11 & 12, 17 & 18)

Thursday (2/22/18):  p. 315 (1-3)

Friday (2/23/18):  p. 319 (1-4)

 

Social Studies - Week of 02/19/2018

Monday:

Tuesday: Read pages 130-142, 1 Map and 1 WS - due friday

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday: Homework due - 3 questions over the selected readings

 

Literature (Updated 2/13) 

Monday: 

Tuesday:  Book Report Due.  Irony Worksheets (2) Due Thursday.  

Wednesday:  

Thursday:LA Quiz/Write 2 paragraphs explaining and reviewing book report

Friday:  no school 

 

Language Arts (Updated 2/12)

Monday: 

Tuesday: 

Wednesday: 

Thursday:  Spelling Test/  LA Test on Verbs

Friday:  no school

 

Spelling/Vocab (Updated 2/12)

Monday: Ch 14 Spelling - Homework - Worksheet front and Back

Tuesday: 

Wednesday:

Thursday:Spelling Test

Friday: no school

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Short Story Questions Due.
Create a "Wanted" poster for "Silky" Bob including details from the story about his physical description and last seen.  Due Tues.

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