- Students cleaned out their papers this morning. Please ask them if any supplies need restocking.
- Students will be taking MAP winter testing next week in Language Arts and Math.
- In Language Arts this quarter, we will be doing a literature circles unit (students will discuss a variety of novels with their peers and put together a final project). In Grammar, we will be looking at sentences: structure, types, fragments, combining, and more. In Vocabulary, we are picking up with List 12.
- In Social Studies, we are studying China from about A.D. 600-1600. From there, we will branch into Southeast Asia. A favorite student project from this unit is our fictional Southeast Asian vacation - students research options and costs for hotels, airfare, attractions, etc. and plan an itinerary, then present to classmates, including video of highlights and music samples, etc.
- Finally, your 7th graders have met their class goal for Quarter 2 for Accelerated Reader! We will celebrate this Thursday with their much-anticipated reward, a class costume movie party. Students may bring refreshments for themselves or to share. Costumes will be worn only during our party, and if students decide not to dress up, they should stay in school uniform. Students' costumes should be school appropriate, which I discussed with them in detail today. For the new quarter, while Accelerated Reader continues to be ungraded, participants will earn bonus points (up to 15 pts.) towards their Language Arts grade if they have read and tested on two books and met their individual AR goals by the end of the quarter (March 24).
Quarter 3 Curriculum Plans
- Category: 7th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies
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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!
Parent Resources: Below are links to documents that have links to numerous articles on these topics.
Shared files for 7th Grade
Language Arts (link to folder)
Social Studies (link to folder)