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Mar 28

7th Grade – March 29, 2015

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Hi, Everyone,

The seventh-graders did a great job presenting a Lenten puppet show to the pre-schoolers. As we begin Holy Week, I would like to wish you and your families a blessed Easter and a safe, enjoyable Spring Break!

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:

Tuesday (March 31) gym

Wednesday (April 1) 8:00 Mass

Thursday (April 2) gym; Holy Thursday – 1:30 Dismissal

Friday (April 3) Good Friday – No school; begin Easter break

Monday (April 13) Return to school

Tentative Homework (March 30-April 2)

Spelling: Unit 12 vocabulary & commonly used words, Five-Sentence Dictation Test Thurs.

Vocabulary: Unit 12, Review Game Weds., Test Thurs.

Religion: Holy Week – text 346-351, Test Thurs.

Reading: Drama Unit – plays as assigned; reading log due Monday; Interview Book Report due April 29.

Science: Atmosphere Unit; share current events; April current event due 4/15.

English 6: Sentences Unit, text 434-443; “I Am From” poem, revised copy due 4/1; revised research paper due.

English 7:  Research Paper Unit, thesis statement due 3/30, rough draft due 4/14; “My Heart Soars” poem – revised due 4/1.

English 8: Conjunctions Unit – text 462-467; Persuasive Research Paper Unit – revised essay due.