In Language Arts this quarter, we are doing a unit called "Taking Action." The theme is about overcoming challenges. We've read "Rogue Wave," a short story in our new Into Literature textbook, two poems (also in the textbook), "The Song of Wandering Aengus," by Yeats and "Eldorado" by Poe. This week, we'll be reading a play version of "Perseus" and his quest to defeat Medusa, the serpent-headed monster. We'll be writing stories that use epic conventions thereafter. Our first novel is Holes, a story about a boy who is mistakenly sent to a special camp meant to reform boys' behavior. While there, he also strives to complete a quest originally intended to be achieved by his great-grandfather. We'll cap off the unit with the Disney movie based on the book (rated PG). I taught Holes years ago while student teaching, and I remember that the class really enjoyed it. In Writing Workshop, we've been learning about how to write an effective summary, and practiced that skill with a non-fiction article about Cincinnatus and an ancient short fable, "The Shipwreck of Simonides." If these names sound curious to you, it's because both selections tie into our Social Studies unit. In Social Studies, we're beginning the year with the Roman Empire. We've just been dipping our toes into the water so far, since we have also been concurrently working on our Global Treasure Hunt. This week we'll be plunging into the Roman Empire unit in earnest, learning about how it grew from a republic to an empire. 

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Our theme verse this year is about going Forward in Faith, trusting God for directions along life's path: "...for we walk by faith, not by sight" (2 Corinthians 5:7).

This is an extension of last year's emphasis on being Connected to Christ and Connected to Community. Our middle school students connect to Christ as they study and memorize the Scriptures in Religion class and Middle School Bible Study, and as they praise Him during Chapel and Middle School devotions. 

Students connect to the Grace community through our Chapel Buddies program, where older students are paired with four-year-old students for chapel and other buddy-bonding activities. Students build relationships through after-school clubs such as Russian Club and Cooking Club. They learn teamwork through playing on our golf, volleyball, soccer, cross-country, basketball, cheer, and track teams. They build relationships on class trips.

Grace parents connect to our community through cheering on our sports teams together, chaperoning field trips, worshipping at chapel, and more! 

Grace graduates connect to area high schools, arriving 100 percent prepared for the transition to high school. While at Grace, students develop study skills, note-taking skills, writing skills, and a well-rounded academic foundation that will allow them to succeed at the next level at the school of their choosing.

I am cheering for my students and their families along this journey! I am ready and willing to guide students as they learn and grow, clearing roadblocks and soothing sore spirits. I love teaching middle schoolers because they bring energy to the classroom.

As I seek to teach children, I am always mindful that I am praying for the Lord to teach me, too. “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long” (Psalm 25:4-5).

May God bless us as we encourage each other to stay Connected while moving Forward in Faith this school year!

          7th Grade field trip Grace Lutheran Jax               Helena and friends at Grace Lutheran School Jax

Parent Resources: Below are links to documents that have links to numerous articles on these topics.

Academics

Connecting With Your Teen

Emotional and Social Health

Faith

Media Tips

Physical Development

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Important Information

Shared files for 7th Grade

 Language Arts (link to folder)

Social Studies (link to folder)