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Title: Welcome to 7th Grade


1
Welcome to 7th Grade
2
7th Grade Teaching Team
  • Dan Wood Science
  • Erin Maly Algebra
  • Elvira Carrillo Spanish
  • Rachel Corwin French
  • Andrea Rogers Culture Studies
  • Mark Luebbers Culture Studies
  • Theresa Hirschauer Algebra Athletic
    Director
  • Judy Kirzner Instructional Specialist

3
7th Grade Life Science
  • Scientific Method
  • Cells
  • Genetics and DNA
  • Evolution

4
Espanol (Spanish)
  • 1 Year High School Credit
  • Columbus Day
  • Mexican Exchange
  • Extensive use of technology
  • Write create video about themselves
  • T.V. News and lots of fun projects
  • Trip to Spanish speaking country

5
Spanish-Online book
6
French
  • 1 Year High School Credit
  • French Program Allez Viens!
  • 4 Language Skills
  • Emphasis on Culture
  • Grammar

7
Culture Studies
  • Interdisciplinary course which combines English
    and social studies
  • It is a block class which means it meets for two
    bells (80 minutes with a break in the middle.)

8
Culture Studies more
  • Define and focus on material and non-material
    culture.
  • Explore the culture of CCDS 7th graders
  • 2nd q China
  • 3rd q Africa Nations
  • 4th q Native America
  • Literature
  • Reading Workshop-Free reading from a guided list
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

9
Writing and Reading Workshops
  • Weekly reading and writing time in class
  • Mini lessons on writing topics, genres, writing
    process, grammar, punctuation, publication,
    authors and books
  • Conferencing with peers and teacher
  • Student choose books based on in-class library
    and/or book lists

10
Culture Studies more
  • VG
  • Vocabulary
  • Geography
  • Weekly quizzes
  • Technology integrated into the curriculum
  • Each quarter includes a project 1st writing
    connected to House on Mango Street, 3rd African
    country website, 4th- Native American Magazine

11
Algebra/Pre-Algebra
  • Daily Homework
  • Weekly quizzes
  • Helps to keep students from falling behind
  • Test every three weeks or so
  • Electronic text
  • Complete text with supplemental material
  • Interactive activities
  • Simple to access

12
Algebra/Pre-Algebra
  • Start with basics and fundamentals
  • Fractions, decimals, basic arithmetic
  • Build on basics
  • Variables, computation, word problems
  • Start with concepts finished by the end of 8th
    grade (Algebra)
  • Readiness groupings

13
Enrichment
  • Visual Art for all
  • Health for all

Linda Yokel, Art
14
Elective Enrichment
  • Shakespeare
  • Drama Immersion
  • Tech Theater
  • Film Making
  • Finance
  • Mechanical Music
  • History of the Am. Musical
  • Instrumental Music Ensemble
  • Discover Nature
  • Vocal Music
  • Photography

15
Sports
  • Three sport seasons students pick a sport of
    their choosing.

16
More sports
  • Practices are from 215 310 during the regular
    school day.
  • The matches and games are held after school and
    transportation is provided to and from away
    contests.
  • On game days, students have a study hall during
    the practice times.
  • Everyone participates in regular season games
    that they attend. When tournaments start,
    coaches often take a more competitive approach.
  • The Fall season begins Aug. 20 except football
    which begins Aug. 13.

17
Cherokee Trip Week before Memorial Day May 19-22,
2009
ACTIVITIES
BENEFITS
  • Enrichment Native American Culture
  • Nature Awareness
  • Character Social Growth Friendships, Teamwork,
    Leadership, Independence
  • Village Tour
  • Museum Visit
  • Dancers
  • Storyteller
  • Hiking
  • Rafting

18
Character -- Virtue in Action
  • Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Courage and
    Compassion
  • Code of Conduct
  • Respect the dignity of each individual
  • Treat others with kindness
  • Be honest
  • Share with those in need
  • Encourage intellectual curiosity
  • Care for the environment and property
  • Have the courage to do the right thing

19
Thanks for coming!
  • Good Night!
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