St. Anthony Seventh Grade Home Page7th Grade Finals May 31 – June 5, 2013
Reading - We will talk about writing what you know, figurative language,
symbolism, and cultural pride. We will also read various novels, fiction and non-fiction throughout the year. Many of the reading choices tie in with our religion or social studies curriculums. Reading the informational text in the other subjects is also an important part of reading, as well as finding the main idea and learning new vocabulary. We are also learning Church history as we review the Middle Ages by reading Crispin The Cross of Lead. Tests are scheduled one day after reading the section. Students should study the vocabulary received the first day the section is started. Students may use the book on section tests. They may not use the book on final book tests. Next test is on chapters 33-42 and the vocabulary tentatively scheduled on Friday, April 26, 2013.
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Spelling - We will be using the Spelling and Vocabulary from Houghtin-Mifflin publishers. There is a weekly spelling strategy with each unit theme. Tests are every Friday, unless there is a no school day on Friday, then they are on Thursday.
English - Students will practice their grammar and writing skills through workbook practices and various writing assignments. Other practice links will be listed on the Middle School Links page. A new skill is identifying and using compound and complex sentences. Please use the websites on the middle school links page to strengthen your skills in English. www.classzone.com or www.eduplace.com are just two examples. Test for Chapter 9 Subject Verb Agreement will be tentatively on May 14,2013.
Science - We are using the textbook and science student notebooks; Florida iScience Course 1, 2 and 3. The book is registered and students are able to access the text online by registering and receiving a user name and password to review quizzes, vocabulary reviews, etc. They can also print out worksheets or notebook pages used in the class when absent from school or if they misplace the classwork - homework. There is enrichment worksheets available and reading essentials/reading coach that aids in additional understanding of the lessons. We are reviewing what we know about our environmental impact from our activities.
6th Science - In addition to studying science, students will be reminded about their responsibility for their work. That they must use their planner, make sure they come to class with all the necessary materials, and to complete and turn in work on time. Another skill we are working on is respect for each other in class, by raising our hand to be called on to contribute in class, to listen to fellow classmates and the instructor while they are speaking, and to be courteous in our comments of one another as we learn together. Students have finished the chapter on climate. We are jumping ahead to the life science section now, Chapter 9 Characteristics of Life.
8th Science - Students will be doing independent reading, cooperative work, individual, and group projects, labs, and classroom study. We will, as a middle school team, encourage students to take responsibility for their own work, motivation to study, and even do enrichment activities to be better prepared for high school. Chemistry and the Periodic Table are being discovered in class now. It is foundation information that they will use in freshman science at high school. We are also looking at chemical bonding, writing, and balancing chemical equations. We are finishing with labs that enrich and reinforce the information learned.
8th Grade Final - May 29, 2013
7th Science - We are currently studying the earth through its environment.
Science Fair - Our school science fair was a success. 8 students earned the right to continue on to the regional level of competition. Four of our students received first in their categories, one second, one third, and two fourth. One student competed at the state level. He received an Honorable Mention in his category. Two students were recognized to compete in Washington, D. C. at the Broadcom Masters for the winning prize of $25,000. Congratulations.
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Social Studies - Students will cover world history, economics and civics as well as geography; follow the information on Mrs. Bodine's 8th Grade online page. Don't forget to review using I Like to Learn website at: http://www.ilike2learn.com/ .
Math - Go online (see Middle School Web Links) and practice your math skills, or play Kids Math Games Online (see Middle School Web Links). See Sister Sherly's 6th grade online page.
Religion - Go to Mass, and Adoration, attend weekday Masses when possible and read books about your faith and saints. See Sister Sherly's page for information. Community Service forms were sent home in the last packet just before the end of the school year, June 2012. There are a few more events to earn community servcice; the Pasco County Libraries http://pascolibraries.org/files/pdf/librariesvolunteeropportunities.pdf , Pasco County Schools Peer Volunteer http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/communications/volunteer/ peer_volunteer_form_MIS_661.pdf, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Challenger League (Dade City Little League Disabled Baseball Team) Buddy. DEADLINE IS MAY 24th FOR 7TH GRADE AND YOU MUST HAVE 10 HOURS.
Media-Work on your typing skills. Minimum typing requirements are 35 words per minute and a 97% accuracy. We are also working on skills needed to produce projects and reports using: research practices, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc. Media classes will meet twice a week to work on computer projects, SMARTboard projects, and science virtual labs. Some projects will be completed at home if not done in the class allotted time.
Media, Health, P. E.,Music, and Spanish -see the specific web pages for those classes.
Student Council - To contact Mrs. Maitski or find out Student Council information see her Resource Teacher page.
|“Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak. We are full of words but empty of action, and therefore are cursed by the Lord since He Himself cursed the fig tree when He found no fruit but only leaves.” |
(St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church)