7th grade Newsletter: November 16, 2018

KMS 7th GRADE INSIDE LOOK

November Precept:  

What if today we were just grateful for everything? – Charles Schulz



THANKSGIVING BREAK

WEDNESDAY,  NOVEMBER 21 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23

IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON BEING ABSENT PRIOR TO OR AFTER OUR THANKSGIVING BREAK, PLEASE PICK UP A PREARRANGED ABSENCE FORM FROM THE OFFICE OR PRINT ONE USING THE LINK.  GET THIS FORM SIGNED BY ALL TEACHERS AND TURNED IN TO THE OFFICE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR ABSENCE.

https://www.dublinschools.net/Downloads/5200%20F1%20Middle%20School%20Pre-Arranged%20Absence%20Form-English9.pdf


7TH GRADE GIVING BACK PROJECT - OPERATION BUCKEYE

The 7th grade students are collecting items for soldiers through Operation Buckeye. Mr. Huesman shared a message from his son, Aaron, who is a former Karrer MS student and is currently at Fort Benning. We are collecting the following items to send to soldiers: Slim Jims, laundry detergent pods, boxes of dryer sheets, packages of toilet paper, envelopes, stamps, protein bars, and Gold Bond foot powder.  You may also visit www.operationbuckeye.org to see additional items. You may also make a monetary donation. Checks should be made payable to KMS PTO. Items should be turned into your student’s 4th period teacher. Thank you for your help!


7TH GRADE GIVING BACK PROJECT - UNION COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

With the support of our 7th grade students, our 7th grade staff volleyball team won the KMS staff volleyball tournament on Monday, November 5. As a result of the donations from our students in all grade levels, we will be presenting the Union County Humane Society a donation of over $650 in December. They are also in need of any type of cat litter, paper towels, and postage stamps.  Items should be turned into your student’s 4th period teacher. Thank you for your help!


IN OUR CLASSES:

HEALTH:

Mrs. Cockrell – We will continue to work through our mental health unit. This week we will focus on building confidence and the benefits of having a positive self-esteem. After the break, we will work on S.M.A.R.T. goals and discussing how goal setting helps to build a positive self-esteem.Have a relaxing Thanksgiving break!

Mr. Huesman – In 7th grade Health this week and next, we will continue Chapter 1 Lessons 3, and 4.  We will spend all next week with Officer Kathy Evans and the D.A.P.P. Program with Dublin Police.  Have a great week!


LANGUAGE ARTS:

Mrs. Ames & Miss Rothermund – The students' choice writing projects will be due on Monday, 11/19 by 10pm.  On Tuesday 11/20, we will be having a sharing day for these choice pieces. Students may bring a blanket, a (nut free) snack, and a drink to enjoy in Language Arts class that day! When we return from Thanksgiving break, we will be starting our new book clubs.  Please make sure students have their assigned book on Monday 11/26. Enjoy your break!

Mrs. Eddington – We continue to work on multiple learning websites throughout our week. We use Epic!, Freckle, Mango Languages, Read Theory, and Typing Club. Ask your child about them over the Thanksgiving break. When we return from break, we will be beginning a unit on narrative writing.

Mr. Keefer – Reminder for Reading students. Our book clubs will start on 11/26/18 (the Monday after Thanksgiving break. Check the assignment in Schoology and make sure you have a copy of your book by the 26th. In writing, both next week and the week of 11/26 we will be continuing our narrative unit which ends on 11/30/2018. If you are behind schedule, you may want to consider working at home or over Thanksgiving break.

Mrs. Kinney – Next week, on Monday, we will have Word Study QUIZ #5.  We will also watch the movie of our fall novel and review prefixes. Upon return from Thanksgiving break, we will begin reading our second novel, prepare our second quarter speech and get back on track with grammar.


MATHEMATICS:

Mrs. Hudson & Mrs. Keating’s Math 7 – Students will finish up probability next week.  We will begin adding and subtracting rational numbers when we return from break.

Mrs. Keating’s Math 8 – Students will explore the concept of functions.

Mrs. Voytko’s Math 7/8 – We will have an assessment over percents and applications of percents on Tuesday 11/20. All the students were told about this test on 11/13. If you are not here, please make arrangements with the teacher. After Thanksgiving we will review all we have worked on this year so far and then begin our Geometry Unit.

Mr. Young’s Algebra 1 – Creating systems of inequalities treasure maps. After the break, we will review systems of inequalities, solving inequalities, and compound inequalities and then quiz later in the week.


SCIENCE:

Mrs. Beekman & Mr. Cline  – Science students are learning about how the ocean affects our atmosphere and life on earth.  We are learning about ocean water chemistry, waves and the effect of the moon on tides.




SOCIAL STUDIES:

Mrs. Albert & Mr. Anglea – The 7th grade Social Studies are starting a project on Greek Culture. The students will be using previous knowledge and researching new aspects about the way in which the ancient Greeks lived. They will choose one of the following topics to do their group presentation on; Greek Philosophy, Greek Leaders/Rulers, Greek Theatre, Greek Architecture, Greek Olympic Gods and Greek Science and Technology.


FOR YOUR CALENDAR:

  • Monday, November 19 - Scarlet & Gray Day - Wear your OSU colors

  • Tuesday, November 20 - OSU Jersey & Hat Day

  • November 21-23 - NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

  • Thursday, November 29 - KMS Spirit Day - Wear KMS apparel or green & gold

  • Friday, November 30 - OSU Buckeye Day - Wear OSU or scarlet & gray

  • Friday, November 30 - 7th and 8th grade Canteen - at 7-9 pm

  • Monday, December 3 - 7th Grade Strings Concert with DYSO & DYSO Gold @ 7 PM

  • Wednesday, December 5 - 6th & 7th Grades Choir Concert @ 7 PM

  • Monday, December 10 - 6th & 7th Grades Band Concert @ 7 PM

 

HOW TO GET A “PARENT EMAIL DIGEST” FROM SCHOOLOGY SUMMARIZING YOUR CHILD’S GRADES

  1. Login to Schoology (parent account)

  2. Click the 2nd arrow next to your child’s name (located at the top right of the page)

  3. Scroll down and select “Notifications.”

  4. Turn “ON” the email summary and then choose the repeat (daily or weekly), the time and day.

Schoology will send a summary email based upon your selections to the email address you have on file in Schoology.



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