7th Grade Newsletter - March 12, 2013

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March 12th

Thanks to the Field COMMUNITY for all your fantastic efforts raising money for Pennies for Patients and the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. We raised $908.73! Many praises to the top 5 fundraising Advisories! We will make the official announcement on Monday at Lunch to students! (drumroll) CONGRATULATIONS! 1) Marni HECK! 6th grade- $215.28 2) Mark USEM! 5th grade- $202.92 3) Ruth LEMAY! 5th grade - $78.38 4) Lonna WILSON! 6th grade- $59.63 5) HALASZ! 7th grade -$52.77 Below are links to Pennies for Patients videos of kids who are fighting cancer who benefit from the research and programs that are developed with the money raised. They are very grateful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MAl7sKttNc&list=PL8DBC313F78C72701

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO62f5lUxI0
These efforts help us teach students to CARE and be AWARE of issues that impact others.

Please contact Wendy Wolff if you are interested in being a chaperone for the 6th-8th grade Spring Dance! The "Black Out" dance will be held in the Field Commons on Friday March 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. We need volunteers to help with set up, managing the food table, coat check, supervising the dance floor and inspiring students to have fun in a positive environment. I can be reached at 612.668.3654 or via email, wendy.wolff@mpls.k12.mn.us. We look forward to another fun event!

  • 7th Grade Contact Information
  • Language Arts - Ms. Halasz
  • Math - Mr. West
  • Social Studies -- Ms. Odermatt
  • Science - Mr. Boler
  • Family Focus
  • A.V.I.D.-- Mrs. Walker
  • Parent Portal

  • Language Arts - Ms. Halasz
    mch

    This week we will work on Stave 2. The students are looking for places where greed, redemption, charity, and forgiveness are shown. The text is very complex so it is a work-out for some. :) One piece the kids seem to like is when we compare the book to the 1952 movie version. It took a while for them to get used to the black and white film but now we are into it. Maybe spring will arrive in Minnesota as Mr. Scrooge warms up.

    After Spring vacation we will work on our public speaking skills through a unit on speech and debate. Oh the fun never ends.


    Math - Mr. West

    Hello everybody! This week we continue our study of probability. We have been working on the idea of expected value, or long term average, and are now focusing on binomial probability, situations where two outcomes are possible. Next week we will be finishing up this unit, reviewing and taking the unit test.


    Social Studies -- Ms. Odermatt

    Students took a test last week on Reconstruction and most did very well! We've launched into our new unit about Life in the West. We'll do an activity in the computer lab this week in order to get more of a sense about life for settlers, homesteaders, cowboys, and the Native Americans struggle to keep their land. No homework this week.


    Science - Mr. Boler

    Last Friday we started our new unit of study: Human Body Systems. Students will receive homework: RA1 The Digestive System, on Monday (due date is Friday).

    Property of Matter tests will be passed back on Tuesday. Students will have one week to correct any mistakes they made by rewriting (on a separate piece of paper) the test items that they got wrong with the correct answer and a short explanation as to why the corrected answer is the right choice. Students will receive half credit for each test item they correct. Corrected test items are due next Tuesday (March 19).

    To increase content understanding visit the 7th grade science web site at the URL listed below.


    Family Focus

    A.V.I.D.-- Mrs. Walker
    AVID decades of college dreams

    Parent Portal

    7th Grade Contact Information

    Mary Catherine Halasz (Language Arts, BEST, Advisory)
    (612) 668-3640
    mahal001@mpls.k12.mn.us

    Nicole Odermatt (Social Studies, BEST, Advisory)
    (612) 668-3640
    Nicole.Odermatt@mpls.k12.mn.us

    Rick Feuling (BEST, Advisory)
    (612) 668-3640
    Richard.Feuling@mpls.k12.mn.us

    Char Swanson (Spanish,French, Advisory)
    (612) 668-3640
    Char.Swanson@mpls.k12.mn.us

    Leon Boler (Science, BEST, Advisory)
    (612) 668-3640
    Leon.Boler@mpls.k12.mn.us

    Heather Walker (AVID)
    (612) 668-3640
    Heather.Walker@mpls.k12.mn.us

    Dan West (Math, BEST, Advisory)
    (612) 668-3640
    Dan.West@mpls.k12.mn.us

    Julie Peterson (Social Work)
    (612) 668-3640
    Julie.Peterson@mpls.k12.mn.us

    Wendy Wolff (Counselor)
    (612) 668-3640
    Wendy.Wolff@mpls.k12.mn.us

    Sean Casey(BEST, Media)
    (612) 668-3640
    Sean.Casey@mpls.k12.mn.us

    Margaret Miller (PTA Co-Chair) crmm@mninter.net

    Rich Flint (Site Council Community Representative) flint@richflint.com

    Erin Thompson(7th Grade Parent Site Council Representative) EThompson@metroconnections.com

    Korey Stoelzing(7th Grade Parent Site Council Representative) korey.stoelzing@gmail.com

    Site Council meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month from 4:00 - 5:30 and are open to anyone wishing to attend. If you have a topic to discuss you must be on the agenda prior to the meeting. Please contact your grade rep. to be added to the agenda.

    7th Grade Links

    CMP Math Info for Parents

    Loft Youth Writing Classes

    Arithmetic Four (Practice Operations with Integers)

    Order of Operations Four

    Walk the Plank --adding and subtracting integers

    Seventh Grade Science




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