7th Grade Weekly Update

Announcements


Halloween Dance Tickets:

Halloween Dance Tickets can now be purchased with student ID's. Students can pay in cash or with their ID during lunch.  Tickets are $5.00.  The charge will show up through your student's push coin account. Students can purchase tickets on Monday, October 16through Friday, October 20th during their lunch hour.


Standards Based Reporting Information

Interested in learning more about Standards Based Reporting and SBR practices?  Check out our podcast!  This is the first in a series of podcasts that we will be sharing throughout the year.  http://bit.do/LBMSSBRPodcast-1

News from the Nurse

This was a quiet week for illness related absences.  There were a few reports of mild colds. A few students are dealing with lingering allergy symptoms.  Most absences this week were due to non-contagious illnesses or injuries.



Next Week at a Glance
10/16 - 10/20
Monday: ELO - ELA, Picture Retakes

Tuesday: ELO - Math

Wednesday: ELO - Fine Arts & World Language

Thursday: ELO - Science & Social Studies

Friday: Advisory Lesson - Responsibility, Halloween Dance 7-9pm

Course Updates

LA - Huddlestun & Wegrzyn

This week, students began working in their book club books focusing on the deep study of character. Beginning with a mentor text, students looked at what makes a character effective and transferred these skills to their own readings. As always, students should be reading 20 minutes per night and logging in their online IDR log.


Math 2 - Carney & Tschanz

This week in Math 2, students continued to work with terminating and repeating decimals and conversions between fractions and decimals.  At the end of the week, students worked on operations with integers which will continue into next week.


Advanced Math 2 - Tschanz

This week in Advanced Math 2, students continued to work on solving multi-step equations without algebra tiles.  Next week, students will work on multiple representations of linear relationships.


Algebra - Jakcsy

This week students completed the chapter 2 team and individual assessments and began chapter 3. Chapter 3 focuses on exponent laws, using multiple strategies to learn about and represent polynomials, multiplying binomials, and solving equations with absolute value functions.


HSAATH - Mr. Jakcsy & Mrs. Komac

This week, we wrapped up our work with matrices and systems and began a fast review of polynomials from Algebra 1. Next week, we will continue working on polynomials and solving equations by factoring. These are core skills upon which future learning will build, so mastery of these skills is critical. Our next quiz will be Fri. Oct. 20th.


Science - DeYoung

This week we looked at burning as a chemical reaction and then created a model of the reaction that makes the Statue of Liberty green. Next we will wrap up our copper and acid investigation and begin to investigate electrolysis.


Social Studies - Twohig

This week students filmed and shared their I-movies about the rainforest.  They looked at different perspectives and reasons for using the land.  They evaluated economic VS environmental needs.  They took an assessment on this on Friday.  


Spanish - Horner

This week in Spanish we had a short reading assessment and a short listening assessment. Both reading and listening are part of the “interpretive mode” of language, in which students demonstrate how much they understand at any given time. We also began our projects “Mi dormitorio perfecto” in which students design their ideal bedrooms and present about them to the class. Students will be assessed solely on the language they use in their presentations and not the visual aids. However, the visual aids I have seen are very unique and interesting! We are getting close to the end of our unit, and students will add these dream rooms to their dream houses in a few weeks.


Health - Fink

This week in health, students will begin working on a RAFT project.  This project will incorporate the health-related and skill-related fitness components and assess each group’s knowledge about the content.  Students will be able to design their own project and be creative in the overall process.  RAFT projects are DUE on TUESDAY, OCT. 17.  Have a great weekend.


Art - Engel-Julian

This week in art, students were introduced to the reduction printmaking process as they began the printmaking unit.


Acting I-Olmstead

This week we are continuing to explore Character through CROW (Character, Relationship, Objective, Where).  The students are working in pairs with two given props to create a CROW and lines of dialogue to perform for the class.  Next week we begin our unit on monologues.  


Chorus - Cvitkovic

On Monday, chorus students will work with clinician Cameron Sullenberger for the Fine Arts block during periods 4 & 6.  We will be focusing on advanced vocal and musicianship skills!



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 After School Activities 


 PTO News

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser

All Charleston Wrap & personalized gift orders are due today, Friday, October 13. Items will be delivered by Thanksgiving, so it's a great opportunity to shop for gifts for friends, family, teachers, coaches, etc. All sale proceeds go to the Lake Bluff PTO. The catalogs have everything from home decor to personalized gifts, kitchenware, and, new this year, personalized wrapping paper and materials. You can go to https://www.charlestonwrap.com to shop the more than 500 items offered and to invite friends and family to shop and support our schools too. Use our school ID: z-12545 when shopping online and to invite friends and family to shop online.

Pumpkin Fest and Pumpkin Chase

Pumpkin Fest 2017 is right around the corner! It will be held on Friday, October 27th from 4:00p.m.-8:00p.m. and Saturday, October 28th after the Pumpkin Chase (www.lakebluffpumpkinchase.org) until 11:00a.m. Come join in on the fun~Haunted Forest, Bake Sale, Bouncy Houses, Facepainting, Pumpkin Decorating, Raffles and more. Please consider volunteering. If you are interested go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090944ADA723A02-volunteer1. Do you like to bake? The bake sale committee is looking for donations. Here’s the bake sale sign-up link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050E4AA9A92E5-2017. Please fill in your name and contact information along with a general idea of what you’re making. Your help is greatly appreciated.

7th Grade Social

The 7th Grade Social, which will be held at CROYA, is scheduled for Friday, November 10th from 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m. Please save the date. More details are to come.

 

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