7th Grade Newsletter - May 11, 2015

Field School
7th Grade Newsletter  
2014-2015       

May 11, 2015 

It's mid-quarter...  

 

Mid quarter grades should be posted. Students should check and make sure that they are up-to-date on all assignments.  As we get nearer the end of the year, things will get much busier, so they should make sure they are staying on top of things.

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- The 7th Grade Team 

 

5/11/15
mch
Language Arts:
Today we start off with a little work on conflict, specifically, internal vs external. We will look at many of the characters in our story and decide if their conflict is internal or external. 

Most students are finishing chapters 11 & 12. The rest of the week we will focus on chapters 13-15. 

Have a super week. 

- Ms. Halasz


5/11/15

Science 

We'll start this week by looking at aspects of the Skeletal and Muscle Body Systems.  Near the end of the week we will begin to look at beneficial microbes and disease causing microbes.    

 


Homework this week 
Unit 6, RA6, The Skeletal System
Passed out on Monday, due by Friday (Turn in Tuesday for a 4% bonus.)

- Mr. Boler

To review science content, make-up notebook entries, watch a video clip about any science topic of interest, - go to the 7th grade science web page at: www.bolerscience.net
5/11/15
Social Studies

This week we are focusing on the Progressive Era and the many ways people worked to expose the evils of society in hopes of improving the lives of many.  In place of homework, students will do a mini-research project on a chosen "progressive" and create a small exhibit of this person's accomplishments.

 

- Mrs. Odermatt

 

5/11/15 


  Math 

 

 

 

 

Next we'll be getting a new CMP Math text called "Looking for Pythagoras". In this unit we'll explore the Pythagorean Theorem.

Students seem to be enjoying this unit, where we get to draw a lot of triangles and squares as we get a better understanding of the meaning of irrational numbers.
 
 

Students who need to re-take any of the Learning Target quizzes, need to make the arrangements to do so as soon as possible. These must be done outside of regular class time. Retakes on LT- 4.5 need to be completed by Thursday, May 21st, if students want credit for their improved score.

 

  - Mr Usem 
 

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Click HERE for Mr. Usem's Webpage 

  The webpage lists what classwork we've done in class each day, references students' homework assignments, lists an availability schedule for students who need extra help, and has resources for parents & students. 

FIELD MATH TEAM
Mr. Leavitt will be continuing to hold Math Team meetings on Tuesdays & Fridays in his room (# 201A) during lunch and recess.
- ALL 7th- and 8th-Graders are invited to join him for lunch & math together!(Everyone is welcome... you don't have to have come earlier to join us!)

Seth Leavitt, Field Math Specialist.

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Contact Us
Leon Boler
(Science)
Leon.Boler@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640 
 
Nicole Odermatt 
(Social Studies)
Nicole.Odermatt@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640

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

Mark Usem 
(Math)
Mark.Usem@mpls.k12.mn.us
voicemail  612-668-7729
 
Heather Walker  
(AVID) 
Heather.Walker@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640 
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Other 7th Grade 
Advisors:

Char Swanson
Char.Swanson@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640

Seth Leavitt
Seth.Leavitt@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640

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Other 7th Grade 
B.E.S.T. teachers: 

Seth Leavitt 
(Math BEST)
Seth.Leavitt@mpls.k12.mn.us

612-668-3640

 

Bev Halvorson

(Reading BEST)

Beverly.Halvorson@mpls.k12.mn.us

612-668-3640

 

 

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Field School 

Student Resources

 

Mariam.Graff@mpls.k12.mn.us

 

Chris Yohe

(Counselor)
(612) 668-3640

Christopher.yohe@mpls.k12.mn.us

 

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Field School Site Council

7th Grade Parent Reps

 

Korey Stoelzing

korey.stoelzing@gmail.com

(612) 281-6409

 

Jeanne Mettner

jeanne@planetaryink.com

(612) 889-8047

 

** 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.

 

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Field Community School
4645 Fourth Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
612-668-3640

QUICK LINKS

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FIELD SCHOOL Webpage  

 

  

Click HERE for Mr. Usem's Webpage

 



Dates to Remember

Dates to 

Remember 

 

 

  • May 21: Spring Band & Orchestra Concert (6:30 & 7:45pm at Field School)
  • May 22: 7th-Grade Science Field trip (MN Zoo)
  • May 25: NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 28: All  Choirs Concert
  • June 2: Guitars & Rock-Band Concert 
    (6:30 at Field School)
  • June 4: 7th-Grade Science Rocket Day
  • June 5: 7th-Grade "Base Camp" Field Trip
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05/11/15

 

Reader's Workshop

During the next four weeks of 
Reader's Workshop, students will 
be reading Junior Scholastic 
magazines and doing a close 
reading of the cover story.  This
technique helps students read for understanding, learn craft and
structure, and integrate knowledge
and ideas. Students will also be 
reading current news articles of 
interest from NEWSELA. The task
will be to find the main ideas and 
write summaries.

*Note to parents: I will be on 
medical leave beginning May 11th
through the end of the school year. Unfortunately, I am having back
surgery that requires three months 
of recovery time. Your children 
have been a pleasure to teach this 
year. I look forward to returning in
the fall with renewed energy and enthusiasm! In the meantime, two of Field's preferred substitutes will be teaching the Reading B.E.S.T. classes.


Bev Halvorson

Reading Specialist

 


 

SUPPORT FULL CYCLE - BRING IN FOOD DONATIONS & BIKES/BIKE PARTS

 
Student Council will again be supporting the efforts of our local community service partner, Full Cycle. We will be collecting food items from Monday May 18 - Wednesday May 27  to help them support the needs of those who are hungry in our community.  Students/teachers/staff will be able to contribute food to ANY teachers' box.  The teacher from each grade level with the most donations will be entered into a bike race (Mario Cart Style) around the school that will be held at the end of the day on Friday May 29.  Below is the point system that will provide the teacher with "Power Ups" to use during the race!


 

In addition we will be hosting a "Field Bike Rally" on Friday May 29. If you are cleaning out your garage this spring and have bikes or bike parts that you would like to donate, please bring them in or ride them to school on May 29 and Full Cycle will pick them up to use for their homeless youth apprenticeship program.  Every bike donated will help Full Cycle accomplish their mission to reduce youth homelessness in our community. Our goal is to collect 50 bikes.  You may view a video for Full Cycle with the link below.  It explains their mission and ways they serve homeless youth in south Minneapolis.
 

 

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