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Title: Welcome to Gr. 7

Welcome to Gr. 7
A bit about Mr. Bienvenu
  • Went through Catholic Education system in
    Victoria St Patricks Elementary, St. Andrews
  • Graduated from High School at sixteen and then
    spent the next 7 years in University
  • UNBC- Natural Resources Management
  • UVic B.A. in History and English, BEd.

Entering the Vocation of Teaching
  • Youth Leadership Groups, Recreation, Coaching
  • Practicums Catholic Education System VS Public

Starting Out
Moving home
My Philosophy
  • Engaging students in learning learning targets,
    involvement in choosing content, developing
    rubrics and discussing assessment, accessing
    student strengths.
  • Learning Community Safe and supportive
    classroom, peers, teacher, parents, priest,
    support staff all involved.

Course Outline
  • Term 1Christian Identity Confirmation
    Preparation, Service, Saints and the Beatitudes,
    The Creed and a Foundation of Faith, Exploring
    the Gospels
  • Term 2 A Christian Way of Life Confirmation
    Prep. Sacraments and Sacramentals, Exploring the
    Liturgy of the Word, Pentecost and the Holy
    Spirit, Vocations Trip
  • Term 3 Our Christian Mission Easter and
    Pentecost, Confirmation Preparation, Chastity
    Education, Development and Peace Project
  • Ongoing Scripture Study, Student Led Prayer,
    Rosary, Saints of the Week, Sunday Mass Journals,

  • Math Makes Sense 7 textbook in class this year.
  • Typical Lesson Review, Teacher Modeling and
    Instruction, Exploration, Practice, Assess
  • Assessment formative (ongoing) and summative (at
    the end of a unit). Short quizzes, homework
    questions, reflections, word problems, and unit
    problems will all be part of assessment. A unit
    test will complete each unit.
  • Term 1 Unit 1Integers Unit 2 Patterns and
  • Term 2 Unit 3 Fractions, Decimals and
    Percents Unit 4 Circles and Area Unit 5
    Operations and Fractions
  • Term 3 Unit 6 Equations Unit 7 Data
    Analysis Unit 8Geometry Additional Topics and

Language Arts
  • Read independently for at least 30 minutes each
    day, logging their reading and journaling
    (beginning this week)
  • Literature circles and at least one novel study
    (The Giver)
  • Vocabulary, grammar, sense of style and audience
    in their writing. Write well-developed
    paragraphs, essays, short stories, poems and
  • Nelson Literacy program texts
  • Students will also begin participating in a
    classroom blog and will generate and respond to
    material posted there.
  • Assessment group work, reading response
    questions, projects, oral and written
    participation, presentations, written paragraphs
    and essays, quizzes, and tests.

Social Studies
  • Ancient Worlds
  • Draw connections between their own lives and the
    lives of others, particularly those who have been
    part of past civilizations Concept of
    citizenship, Canadian Charter of Rights, implied
    rights and responsibilities of being a citizen of
    the world. Design and assess a realistic plan to
    address a real-world community or global issue.
  • Assessment homework questions and reading
    responses, in class participation in discussions,
    short quizzes, projects, oral presentations and
    longer written responses. Students will also be
    given unit tests to complete each unit.
  • Term 1 Unit One Connecting to the Past, Unit
    Two Introduction to Civilization
  • Term 2 and 3Unit Three Exploring Ancient
    Civilizations, Unit Four World Connections

  • BC Science 7 text.
  • Assessment will include experiment reports,
    homework and in class questions, projects, oral
    and written participation, as well as short
    quizzes. Unit tests will follow each unit.
  • The content is broken down into three main
    organizers, Biology, Chemistry and Earth Science.
  • Term 1 Unit 1 Organisms and their Environment
    Unit 2 Cycles in Ecosystems Unit 3 Ecosystems
    and People
  • Term 2 Unit 1 Characteristics and Properties of
    Matter Unit 2Classifying Matter Unit 3
    Exploring Solutions and Mixtures
  • Term 3 Unit 1The Earths Composition Unit 2
    Earths Moving Crust Unit 3 Earths Changing

  • Students will be asked to incorporate visual art
    into their projects, assignments and in class
    responses. We will look at a variety of art forms
    and will analyse visual arts styles from a
    variety of social, historical and cultural
  • In addition to the visual art that students will
    incorporate into their subject based assignments,
    we will spend a portion of each week engaged in
    an art study period. Students will be asked to
    look at a particular facet of the visual arts and
    will use that time to respond critically and
    creatively. Students will be asked to use the
    knowledge gained in the art study period to
    create their own works. Students will follow
    directions from the teacher to create art in a
    variety of styles and forms.

Health and Career Education
  • Set goals and create plans to help them achieve
    those goals.
  • Job types and identify skills that are
    transferable to a range of situations (time
    management, problem solving, etc.).
  • Analyse factors that influence personal health
    decisions and will describe strategies for
    attaining and maintaining physical, emotional and
    social health during puberty and adolescence.
  • Identify characteristics of healthy relationships
    and describe a variety of influences (both
    positive and negative) on relationships.
  • Identify and demonstrate behaviours that can
    prevent stereotyping, discrimination and bullying
    and will discuss factors that might influence
    substance misuse. Students will also work to
    identify strategies for being safe in a variety
    of situations.

Field Trips And Special Events
  • There are various field trips and special events
    proposed for this year.
  • Term 1
  • PE Outdoor Education (Camp Elphinstone)
  • Spirit Day-Optional weekend event (Religion)
  • Term 2
  • Religion Vocation Trip/Abbey Visit (Dec.)
  • PE Whistler Ski Trip (March)
  • Science Matter Mania, Chemistry (In Class)
  • Term 3
  • Science Dig It, Earth Science (In Class)
  • P.E. Disc Golf
  • Grade 7 Farewell
  • Possible Geology Related Trip in the Third Term

Homework Expectations
  • Talk to your child about homework (agenda check)
  • Students in Grade 7 will have approximately an
    hour of nightly homework. Math and Language Arts
    will be assigned every night, while other
    subjects will be assigned only some nights.
  • Late Assignments Must be completed. Students
    responsibility to catch up. I will inform you if
    three or more assignments late (or if a recurring
  • Assessing Math check up, teacher vs self

Stay in touch!
  • Notes all absences
  • Drop By
  • Email
  • School Blog

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