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Hello and welcome to Mr. Vigliotti's Grade 7 class website. This is the place to keep up to date with classroom events, homework assignments, and other helpful resources. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns please feel free to contact me by leaving me a note in your child`s agenda.

Mr. Vigliotti


Grade 7 Math and Religion.

 
Use this link to access the 2016-2017 school-year calendar.

https://drive.google.com/a/ocsb.ca/file/d/0B2TLzexuT2V9NXZidG1HYXlmZzg/view
 


Our School Board spiritual theme this year is "Sent to be Good News" from the Gospel of Luke.
 

Our new new Spiritual Theme "Sent to be the Good News" enables our staff, students and community to dig deep in the Gospel to make real and meaningful connections with our everyday lives. The theme is inspired by the following passage:

The spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favour.Gospel of Luke, 4:14-20




 Section 1: News and Events

 
September 2016 Welcome Letter

Mr. Vigliotti would like to extend a warm welcome to the students, parents and guardians who make up Immaculata's Grade 7 community. Grade 7 is a challenging year because there are many new routines to learn and live by. In an effort to smoothen this transition, I have put together the following newsletter outlining some of the things that will make your son/daughter successful this year.

Organization is key to having a successful year in Grade 7. It may be difficult for some of us in Grade 7 to remain organized due to the many subjects and teachers students will have this year in comparison to grade 6, so here are a few tips to help us out.

All grade 7 students should have with them a minimum of one binder wherein there should be a sufficient amount of lined paper, and dividers dividing all subjects (i.e. a section for Math, English, Religion, History, French etc.). It is important that you purchase enough pencils and lined paper at the start of the year so when we need more, we can get some from home as students have a tendency to lose them and go through them quickly.

Students are also expected to bring their agenda to all classes on a daily basis. This agenda will serve as a homework reminder tool, and as a communication tool between teachers and parents. In fact, if a parent wishes to contact me for any reason, rather than leave me a voicemail with the school, please leave a note in your child's agenda with your name and number and I will call you asap.

Homework will also be posted regularly on Mr. Vigliotti’s website. Please bookmark this site:

https://sites.google.com/a/ocsb.ca/mr-vigliotti-immaculata/

In addition to the agenda and the binder, it is essential that grade 7 students come to class each day prepared for learning with the following items: their course textbook, their binder, pencils, erasers, a ruler, a blue or red pen for corrections and underlining, and a good scientific calculator for Math. Please, do not go out and spend a fortune on a calculator. So long as the calculator has the power function, the squared, and square root function, you'll be ok! I will be going over these functions with the students in class. Walmart always has great, reliable ones in stock, and this should run you no more than $10. Try and get one with a "reset" button on the back. Sharp and Casio make great affordable ones. Together, we should stress that the students keep good care of these calculators and try their best not to lose them.


Students in Mr. Vigliotti’s Math classes will also need a light-coloured duo-tang, which will be used as a “Math test folder”. This test-folder will be kept in the classroom and will serve as a portfolio, outlining your son/daughter's progress throughout the year, and it will be a major focus point on parent-teacher interview night. It will be sent home on a bi-weekly basis to be signed by a parent or guardian, and it is essential that these folders be brought back to school with your son/daughter as soon as the most recent tests have been signed.


Last, I'd like to ask parents for kleenex box donations. We often run out, and with cold and flu season fast approaching, extras will always come in handy!


In closing, I wish to once again welcome you to Immaculata. Have faith in knowing that the teachers here will be dedicating a lot of time this fall assisting the students with their transition from Elementary to Intermediate, as we too look forward to a successful school year.

Sincerely,

Mr. Vigliotti

 Section 2: Math
a. Scroll down to the bottom (in the Add File section), and click on "Grade 7 Math" to determine what we're doing in Math each week of this school year. I have also attached the fall text work from our Nelson textbook so that parents and students can follow along together.


b. The following is the 2016-2017 Math Course Outline.

Immaculata High School

Grade 7 Mathematics

Teacher: Mr. Vigliotti

Description and Overall Expectations: This curriculum is designed to help students build the solid conceptual foundation in mathematics that will enable them to apply their knowledge and further their learning successfully. It is based on the belief that students learn mathematics most effectively when they are given opportunities to investigate ideas and concepts through problem solving and are then guided carefully into an understanding of the mathematical principles involved. At the same time, it promotes a balanced program in mathematics. The acquisition of operational skills remains an important focus of the curriculum. Attention to the processesthat support effective learning of mathematics is also considered to be essential to a balanced mathematics program.

Math Processes: The mathematical processes will be integrated into student learning throughout the year and include: problem-solving, reasoning and proving, reflecting, selecting tools and computational strategies, connecting, representing, and communicating.

Number Sense and Numeration: represent, compare, and order numbers, including integers; demonstrate an understanding of addition and subtraction of fractions and integers, and apply a variety of computational strategies to solve problems involving whole numbers and decimal numbers; demonstrate an understanding of proportional relationships using percent, ratio, and rate.

Measurement: report on research into real-life applications of area measurements; determine the relationships among units and measurable attributes, including the area of a trapezoid and the volume of a right prism.

Geometry and Spatial Sense: construct related lines, and classify triangles, quadrilaterals, and prisms; develop an understanding of similarity, and distinguish similarity and congruence; describe location in the four quadrants of a coordinate system, dilatate two-dimensional shapes, and apply transformations to create and analyse designs.

Patterning and Algebra: represent linear growing patterns (where the terms are whole numbers) using concrete materials, graphs, and algebraic expressions; model real-life linear relationships graphically and algebraically, and solve simple algebraic equations using a variety of strategies, including inspection and guess and check.

Data Management and Probability: collect and organize categorical, discrete, or continuous primary data and secondary data and display the data using charts and graphs, including relative frequency tables and circle graphs; make and evaluate convincing arguments, based on the analysis of data; compare experimental probabilities with the theoretical probability of an outcome involving two independent events.

Subject Resources: Key resource(s) along with supplementary resources / digital tools and sites / passwords; include replacement cost for resources if lost/damaged.

Catholic Graduate Expectations: Our goal for all students is to experience an education based on our Catholic Graduate Expectations. We work in community to develop graduates that are:

  • Discerning Believers Formed in the Catholic Faith Community

  • Effective Communicators

  • Reflective and Creative Thinkers

  • Self-Directed, Responsible, Life-Long Learners

  • Collaborative Contributors

  • Caring Family Members

  • Responsible Citizens http://www.iceont.ca

Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting: The primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning. Students will understand what is expected of them, using learning goals, and success criteria, based on the overall expectations. Feedback (self, peer, teacher) supports learning, and plays a critical role in academic achievement and success.

Thedevelopment of learning skills and work habits is a key indicator of future success. The following learning skills and work habits will be developed, assessed, and reported during this course:

  1. Responsibility fulfills responsibilities and commitments (e.g. accepts and acts on feedback)

  2. Organization manages time to complete tasks and achieve goals (e.g. meets goals, on time)

  3. Independent work uses class time appropriately to complete tasks (e.g. monitors own learning)

  4. Collaboration works with others, promotes critical thinking (e.g. provides feedback to peers)

  5. Initiative demonstrates curiosity and an interest in learning (e.g. sets high goals)

  6. Self-Regulation sets goals, monitors progress towards achieving goals (e.g. sets, reflects goals)

Groupwork supports collaboration, an important 21st century skill. This will be assessed only as a learning skill. Homework may also be assessed as a learning skill. Evaluation completed in class will be based only on individual student work. Regular attendance is important to support group work, various forms of feedback, and to allow students to demonstrate evidence of their learning. Students are responsible for providing evidence of their own learning in class, within given timelines. Next steps in response to academic integrity issues, such as lack of work completion, plagiarism, or other forms of cheating, range from providing alternate opportunities, to a deduction of marks.

The achievement chart identifies four levels, based on achievement of the overall expectations:

Level 1 achievement falls below the provincial standard (50-59%)

Level 2 achievement approaches the provincial standard (60-69%)

Level 3 achievement is at the provincial standard (70-79%)

Level 4 achievement surpasses the provincial standard (80-100%)

Reporting on Student Learning:

Student learning will include a variety of assessment tasks designed to demonstrate students’development in their knowledge and understanding, thinking, communication and application of all overall expectations.

The fall progress report gives feedback on learning skills (i.e, needs improvement, satisfactory, good or excellent) and emerging student achievement (i.e. progressing with difficulty, progressing well, progressing very well)

The report card grade will be based on evidence of student learning, including observations, conversations and student products. Consideration will be given to more recent evidence (skill development) and the most consistent level of achievement.

Student and Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement

We have read the above course outline and are aware of the student responsibilities to attend class on a regular basis and to provide evidence of learning within the established timelines.

Student's Name (print): ___________________________ Student's Signature: ____________________________

Parent/Guardian Name (print):_____________________ Parent/Guardian Signature: ________________________

*** click on the Three "Weekly" icons below to get a sense of what your child is doing this school year, from week to week!


Attention Students: 

Make use of the province's free online Math Homework support program, at:
Requirement:  your OEN (Ontario Education Number) which is found on your report card and on your timetable.







Does your child have a homework plan?


Having a homework plan means your son/daughter has a designated time throughout the late afternoon/evening whereby he or she does his/her homework. It could be immediately after school, just before dinner or just after dinner. Students are also encouraged to have a weekend homework plan. For example, Friday nights, Saturday mornings, Sunday afternoon -- whatever works for you family!






 



 

 
 
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