Last Week: All classes have started Unit 3: Fractions, Decimals and Percents. Students have made a foldable that include instructions and examples on how to convert between fractions, decimals and percents. They are encouraged to use these to help them throughout the unit!
This Week: We will be looking at the following concepts: terminating and repeating decimals, simplest form, and comparing and ordering fractions and decimals
Homework: 7A needs to have to 3.2 finished on Monday, Jan.22nd.
***This unit contains several outcomes and students are encouraged to review and do extra practice throughout. Extra practice sheets attached below.
Last Week: Students have been finishing the rough draft of their "Portrait of an Ecosystem" project. They have the sheet of requirements. Students also wrote a Topic 1-3 Quiz and should have them returned and signed next week.
This Week: Students will start painting their portraits. If they would like to do this on a canvas, they will need to bring them by Monday, Jan.22nd. Otherwise, they will be provided paper. Students will then need to explain then paintings using the vocabulary from the unit.
Homework: 7A Portrait of an Ecosystem notes due on Monday, Jan.22nd
Just a reminder that the science fair will be on Thursday, January 25th. Students are being asked to be here at 5:15 and the science fair will be open to the public from 5:30 - 8 pm. We would also ask for students assistance for a few minutes after the science fair for take down.
Attached below are sample questions that students will be asked by the judges. We are encouraging them to print them off, write down the answers and practice answering them. We will be doing this next week in preparation as well.
Enjoy the video below! Hopefully not too many of you are experiencing this!
Math: On Wednesday, Jan. 17th classes 7B, C, D and E will be writing the Data and Probability Test. Attached below are extra practice sheets with answers.
Science: On Monday, Jan. 15th, ALL Grade 7 students will be writing a quiz on Topics 1-3 on Interactions and Ecosystems. Students will need to review the following vocabulary:
habitat, needs, adaptations, inherited, learned, sustainable, recycle, ecology, re-use, needs, wants, natural, ecological footprints, reduce, symbiotic relationships, mutualism, commensalism, parasitism, four basic needs of living things, ecosystems
Homework: Students should be reviewing for the math quiz by doing the extra practice sheets. Students should reread Topics 1-3 on the blog, as well as review their notes for the science quiz.
***They will need to watch the Waste Avengers video below as well.
Welcome back! Hope everyone had a restful break and are ready to get back to work!
We left off on the Data and Probability Unit. We will continue this week with some review of mean, mode, median and range. Then we will learn about experimental versus theoretical probabilities. Students will demonstrate their ability to model probability trees and diagrams. There will be a cumulative quiz on this unit next week. Our next unit is Fractions, Percents and Decimals.
Homework: Students are handing in their Money Matters assignment on Monday if they didn't do already.
We finished with the Ecological Footprint (some students are handing in on Monday!)
On Monday, students will be working in pairs to dissect an owl pellet to determine what kind of organism(s) it ate. They will gather the bones and reconstruct the organism, as well as answer a series of questions based on an owl's ecosystem.
**Check out the informative video below about owl pellets.
We will continue studying and discussing vocabulary that students will need to know for the Portrait of an Ecosystem project. These words include: producer, consumer, predator, prey, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, mutualism, commensalism, parasitism.
Science Fair: The Science Fair will be held on Thursday, January 25th. Students will set up their projects during the day and the gym will be open to parents and the community that evening from 5:30 - 8pm. We encourage you to come and see all of the creative projects the students have come up with!
Last Week - Classes have been working on probability. Students should know how to calculate the mean, mode, median and range for a set of numbers. We will start looking at outliers and experimental versus theoretical probabilities.
This Week - We will be doing probability activities.
Homework: 7A, B and C have their Money Matters Assignment due on Thursday, Dec.21st. 7D and E will hand theirs in after the break.
Last Week - Students finished topic 1 in Interactions and Ecosystems. They completed a lab on the three symbiotic relationships. The vocabulary they learned include: mutualism, parasitism, commensalism, habitat, ecology, and adaptations.
Next Week: Students will start Topic 2: Lowering your Impact. We will completing a questionnaire where they will see what their ecological footprint is. Students will also complete the Ecological Footprint assignment. They will be taping their foot with a partner and then completing a series of assignments to put in their foot. The assignment is attached below.
Homework: Ecological Footprint Assignment due Thursday, Dec.21st.
Science Fair: We had our last science fair session before holidays today. Students will have 3 more Friday's to complete their projects. The tentative date for the Science Fair is Thursday, Jan. 25th, 2018.
Last Week: Students in 7B, C, D and E wrote their Integer Quiz. Students were also introduced to the vocabulary terms: mean and mode as part of the next unit Data and Probability.
This Week: Students will continue working on Data and Probability until holidays. At the end of this unit they will be able to define: mean, mode, median, range, outlier, as well as solve probability problems. If they are printing off from the website, it is Unit 7.
7B and 7C have two math assignments (solving integer word problems and integer quiz)they need to have signed AND corrected for Monday.
7D and 7E will be getting their assignment and quiz back Monday and will need to get them signed for Tuesday as well.
Last Week: Classes were introduced to Interactions and Ecosystems with the Best Beak Lab. Students had the opportunity to see a real life example of what adaptations are, as they competed for food with "birds" with different "beaks". Students should know the following vocabulary: adaptations, habitat, basic needs of living things, abiotic vs biotic, ecology, and ecologist.
Next week: We will continue looking at what makes up an ecosystem. Students have started thinking about the ecosystems they will be creating. A lab on symbiotic relationships including mutualism, parasitism and commensalism will be completed. Check out the video below!
Homework: 7D and 7E - Your Best Beak write up is due on Monday, Dec.11th.
***Please bring in a canvas to your science classes ASAP. These are optional.
Ski trip - December 12th
Spirit of Giving - Every homeroom has been assigned a family from Inn from the Cold. If you are able to provide a small item for our classroom stocking, it would be appreciated! Ask your children about the age of the children. These items must be collected by Friday, Dec.15th.
Last Week: Students in Ms. Heck's class have started the Data and Probability Unit and will be working on that until holidays. Students in Ms. Pond's class did a fun Amazing Race Integers review activity. Ms. Rudolph's classes completed integer word problems in groups and individually.
This Week: Students in Ms. Pond and Ms. Rudolph's class will continue reviewing integers and write the unit quiz on Wednesday, Dec. 6th. Ms. Rudolph's class will complete the Amazing Race Integer review on Tuesday. On Thursday, all classes will be on the Data and Probability. Some of the new vocabulary include: mean, mode, range and median.
Homework: Students can look at the Nov.27th blog entry for some extra practice sheets on integers.
Last Week: Classes wrapped up the Structures and Forces Unit. In Humanities, students watched Avatar in preparation for the cross curricular ecosystem project.
This Week: All classes will be starting Interactions and Ecosystems. We will start the unit with the "Best Beak" Adaptations lab and will start introducing vocabulary such as ecology, ecologist, adaptations and habitat.
Homework: Students are encouraged to bring in a canvas for the Portrait of an Ecosystem assignment. Please note: THIS IS OPTIONAL!
Science Fair: Tri folds have been handed out and some groups are beginning to start putting information on them. Please speak with your child about where they are in process.
Upcoming: No school on Friday, Dec.8th.