7th grade Newsletter: October 18, 2018

KMS 7th GRADE INSIDE LOOK

October Precept:  

“You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out” - R.J. Palacio



  • Friday, October 19 - NO SCHOOL, Work day/professional development day

  • Monday, October  22 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher conference comp day


7TH GRADE GIVING BACK PROJECT

The 7th grade students are collecting old eyeglasses and sunglasses to donate to the Lions Club program Lions Recycle for Sight.  These old eyeglasses/sunglasses frames are given to people in need. Please look for the boxes around Karrer to donate or give them to any 7th grade teacher.  Thank you for your help!


KARRER VOCAL ENSEMBLE:

If you are a 7th and 8th Grade Music student interested in joining Karrer Vocal Ensemble (formerly Select Choir), please see Mrs. Campbell to receive an information sheet and acknowledgement form. Karrer Vocal Ensemble will meet Wednesday mornings from 7:40-8:15 starting October 31st and will have special performances and opportunities throughout the year. Be sure to return the form to Mrs. Campbell by the first rehearsal to participate. Come sing with us!


IN OUR CLASSES:

HEALTH:

Mrs. Cockrell – The 7th graders will continue to work through our substance abuse unit. This week we will focus on the effects of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana has on the brain and body. Have a great week!

Mr. Huesman – In 7th grade Health this week, we will return Tuesday and take our open-note test assessment over Alcohol and Chapter 12.  We will begin Wednesday discussing current event topics and conclude on Thursday. Friday we will begin our final partner project.  Focus on the good!

LANGUAGE ARTS:

Mrs. Ames & Miss Rothermund – This week in reading we will be continuing to look at how authors develop themes.  We will be working on projects that represent themes from picture books in creative ways.  In writing we will review sentences types, continue with quick writes, and be doing some choice writing.

Mrs. Eddington – We are beginning a new schedule and we are going to make a great effort to read and write every day.

Mr. Keefer Mr. Keefer - In reading next week we will conclude our unit on theme. We will also begin a vocabulary study on the prefixes con-,  se-, and para-. In writing, we will start a short unit on writing in response to reading. As a reminder students are expected to read at least three hours a week outside.

Mrs. Kinney – In reading, students will wrap up tracking their choice of themes in Don't Look Behind You and begin Word study Unit #4. In writing, we will continue to explore activities that set the stage for our narrative writing unit.  There will be a final review and quiz over various types of nouns near the end of the week.


MATHEMATICS:

Mrs. Hudson & Mrs. Keating’s Math 7 – Students will continue working on Real World Percentage project all week in class.  Students may take it home on Wednesday or Thursday depending if the student is behind in their work.  The project is due on Friday, October 26, at the end of class.

Mrs. Keating’s Math 8 – Students will begin their study of Linear Relationships.

Mrs. Voytko’s Math 7/8 – We will continue diving into Algebraic Properties with solving equations and applying our knowledge of equivalent expressions to solve equations.

Mr. Young’s Algebra 1 – Critical thinking actives and completing marble-slides challenges using linear piece-wise functions.


SCIENCE:

Mrs. Beekman & Mr. Cline  – Science students will be learning about water pollution next week. We still study water quality, acid rain, and sources of pollution.  Wednesday, we will have a quick check over watersheds. Students have Lithosphere Study Guide II to help them prepare.


SOCIAL STUDIES:

Mrs. Albert & Mr. Anglea – Students continue to study the life and times of Ancient Greece. They are developing an understanding of the geography, people, and conflicts that had an impact during this time period.


FOR YOUR CALENDAR:

  • Thursday, October 18 - End of first 9 weeks

  • Friday, October 19 - NO SCHOOL, Work day/professional development day

  • Monday, October  22 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher conference comp day

  • Thursday, October 25 - KMS Spirit Day - Wear KMS apparel or green & gold

  • Friday, October 26 - OSU Buckeye Day - Wear OSU or scarlet & gray

  • Monday, October 29 - Pink Out - Wear pink for breast cancer awareness month

  • Tuesday, October 30 - National Candy Corn Day - Wear orange

  • Wednesday, October 31 - Happy Halloween! - Students may wear school appropriate costumes - No masks or face paint

  • Thursday, November 1 - All Saints Day & Dia de los Muertos - Wear purple or black

  • Friday, November 2 - OSU Buckeye Day - Wear OSU or scarlet & gray

  • Monday, November 5 - Last day to submit a drawing for the Yearbook

  • Tuesday, November 6 - NO SCHOOL, Safety Training for Staff

  • Thursday, November 8 - KMS Spirit Day - Wear KMS apparel or green & gold

  • Friday, November 9 - OSU Buckeye Day - Wear OSU or scarlet & gray

  • Friday, November 9 - End of first trimester

 

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