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Apr 12

7th Grade – April 12, 2015

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Hi, Everyone,

I hope all of you had an enjoyable Spring Break, and the seventh-graders are ready to return to school rejuvenated for the considerable work that remains ahead.  In April, we will be focusing on Earth Day, and our work will be cross-curricular.

Please watch for two permission slips that will be sent home this week. On May 22, the patrol members will have a field trip to Brookfield Zoo. We will need chaperones for this trip. On May 29, the seventh-graders will have a field trip to Ronald McDonald House near Loyola Medical Center to drop off the pop-tabs that we have collected, followed by a geocaching adventure at the Fullersburg Nature Center in Oakbrook. No chaperones will be needed for this trip.

Some of the seventh-graders are still not bringing a lunch daily. Please be sure that your children are bringing a lunch to school each day if they haven’t ordered hot lunch. The lunch lady has reported that several seventh-graders are trying to purchase lunches every day, and she can’t always accommodate them.

The Accelerated Reader Program is up and running so please encourage your child to read, read, read, and take A.R. quizzes. With that in mind, please be reminded to initial your child’s reading log, and have your child bring the log to school every Monday. Your child should be reading at least 1/2 hour daily, and you should initial the log every Sunday, to be checked at school on Monday. This reading should be in addition to class assignments and is considered homework.  It is by reading that students become better readers!

We will read That Was Then; This Is Now by Hinton in May. I recommend purchasing the novel through Amazon or the Half-Price Book Store to save money.

Reminders:

Monday (April 13) 8:00 Mass

Tuesday (April 14) gym

Thursday (April 16) gym

Tentative Homework (April 13-17)

Spelling: Unit 13 vocabulary, pretest Mon., corrections 5x each, Word List Test Fri.

Vocabulary: Unit 13, WB 166-173

Religion: Prayer – text 125-133

Reading: Poetry Unit – choral reading; reading log due Monday; Interview Book Report due April 29.

Science: Weather Unit; read & outline 362-375; weather chart due Thurs.; April current event due 4/15.

English 6: Sentences Unit, text 454-459, worksheets as assigned; “I Am From” poem, revised copy due; revised research paper due.

English 7:  Research Paper Unit, rough draft due 4/14; “My Heart Soars” poem – revised due.

English 8: Conjunctions & Interjections Unit – text 472-473, worksheets as assigned; Persuasive Research Paper Unit – revised essay due.