Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Complete analysis questions from lesson 7 "Studying people qualitatively and quantitatively"
Pg33 #1,2,3,4,5

ELA due Thursday and Monday, October 5

1.  Think about 5 classmates you would be comfortable working with in a Writer's Group next week.  THey will be hearing your 1st draft of a personal narrative and giving you feedback.

2.  Optional:  On Google Docs:  List the 10 Best things that have happened to you  AND list the 10 worst things that have happened to you.

3.  p. 26  The Graphic Organizer if it's late and you didn't turn it in today

4.  Type a 1st draft of a personal narrative.  Due Monday, Oct 5

  • size 12  font
  • double space
  • draft in paragraphs
  • minimum of 1 page
  • 1-3 pages
  • interesting title  (size 16 font)
  • Romans or Helvetica font

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Social Studies

Round 2 assessments due Wednesday at 1pm.

ELA due Wednesday and Friday

Due Wednesday

Take notes on p. 26  of your Springboard text to complete the graphic organizer.

Due Friday

2-3  paragraphs.

Was Walter Dean Myers a bad boy?  Take a position on this question and build an argumentative writing.  Just a first draft in your WN.  Include evidence from his story and any other examples or explanations from real life.

Monday, September 28, 2015

ELA today

Who is the main character and what do you know about him?
Where does the incident occur?
What is the incident that happens in the story?
Who is involved in the incident?
When does the incident happen to the main character?
How does the character react to the incident?
How does it all get resolved in the end?

Friday, September 25, 2015

ELA due Monday

Please read for 1/2 hour.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

ELA due Wednesday

Draft ( type or write in WN) a personal narrative on an incident in your life when you made a choice.  Due Friday.

Read 1/2 hr.

SS due Wednesday

You need to continue working on gathering information to answer the questions on the Feudalism Report Card Sheet in your packet.  You should have column 3 of these notes near complete.  In class Wednesday, we will add scores (column 2).

**Do not yet worry about the link that I posted on the Blog earlier this week; we will get to that AFTER all notes are gathered.

Get your iPads set up ASAP so that you can use them in class.

Monday, September 21, 2015


complete the analysis questions #1-9 from lesson 4
REmember to use good complete  seventh grade responses

SS Assessment Link and Instructions

SS Assessment link

Here is the link that you will need for the "Feudalism Report Card" Assessment. 

Steps you will need to take to use it correctly: 
1.  Click on the this link:  Report Card
2.  Once on the document, Click "USE THE APP"
3.  Once in the App, you will click the 3 vertical dots, Share and Export, then Make a Copy
4.  Rename your copy to:  Your name and Grade- Feudalism Report Card
5.  You are now ready to begin typing in your scores and reasoning/examples

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Math Homework for Thursday 9/17/15

Lesson Practice 1-4 page 12  Questions (3-7)

Social Studies

Finish Sections 6-7, and papers about People and Manors for Friday.

ELA due Friday

1.  #8  handout

2.  Writing Prompt p. 13  Springboard text   1-2 paragraphs

3.  1/2 hr. reading

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ELA due Thursday

Read for 1/2 hour

Tomorrow we'll pick up with the remaining questions about the poem "Choices."

Medieval Weapons Videos

Here are a few videos that show some of the weapons of the Middle Ages, and how they are used.
Watching them is optional.

Math Homework for Wednesday Night 9/16/15

Second half of Lesson Practice 1-3 page 10 questions 22-29
We are practicing our skills in multiplying and dividing fractions, mistakes are OK and part of the learning process.


Graph the results of the clinical trial data
You may use on sheet of graph paper for the Control group and one for the test (medicine group)
You may place both sections of data  on one sheet if you would like

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Social Studies Due Wednesday

2-3:  Read page 20 in textbook and complete chart on page 3 in packet.

ELA due Wednesday

Today we worked together to analyze connotative and denotative meanings of a few words from Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken."  We'll discuss whole group Wednesday and I will collect.

Please read  1/2 hour.

Monday, September 14, 2015

ELA due Tuesday

Illustration and caption

Friday, September 11, 2015

Social Studies Due Monday

In class today we read Section 2-2 in the book.  The follow-up assignment was to answer questions 1 and 2 on page 2 of your packet about Charlamagne.  This is Homework if not finished in class.

ELA Due Monday

  1. In your Reader/Writer Notebook, create a web titled “My Choices” to brainstorm the choices you have faced and decisions you have made in your life. Think about large and small choices from the past and in the present. You will return to this web throughout the unit. 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Math Homework for Thursday Night 9.10.15

Lesson Practice 1-2 page 6 questions 7-13

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

ELA due Thursday

  • 1/2 hour of reading at home

I am enjoying your letters to me.  First, I have to say that while reading some of them, I found myself chuckling and smiling.  The insights I've gained because of your sharings is wonderful.  Thank you for that.  I need to share a few insights but I'm not naming names.  Thank you for your letters!

I learned about hobbies and here are a few peeks at the talents and interests in 7th grade.  I believe these may be predictors of future careers!  We have…
  • programmers
  • gamers
  • campers
  • pyrotechnist interests
  • Anime TV enthusiasts
  • writers
  • wild readers
  • basketball
  • naturalists
  • creative writers
  • superhero experts
  • jelly bean fans
  • Patriots fans!
  • Storybird fans
  • fishermen and hunters
  • nappers
  • laughers and huggers
  • YouTube
  • lovers of terrifying rides at the fair
  • paddle boarders
  • interior decorators
  • four-wheelin' fans
  • jazz players
  • DIY'ers
  • trampoline fans
  • computers

Quite a few shared their dislikes like I did in my letter to you.  I feel a few are worth mentioning:

  • homework overload
  • horror movies
  • cauliflower
  • mannequins 
  • seafood
  • computers

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Math Homework for Tuesday Night 9/8/15

Lesson Practice 1-1 page 5 questions (13-25) 

If you have questions, please make an effort to find help from a peer or classmate. 

ELA due Wednesday

Please complete sheet:  "Planning for Independent Reading."

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Math Homework for Thursday 9/3

If you didn't finish Getting Ready page 2 questions 1-8, please make sure to do so before class tomorrow. Remember, this is an inventory of what YOU (not your friends) already know and remember how to do. Try your best!