7th Grade Newsletter - October 29, 2012

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October 29

The first quarter ends this Thursday! Yikes! First quarter work will be accepted until the end of the day on Thursday.

  • 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
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    Today we started our study for Quarter 2, and our theme is Justice and Mercy. We will begin by reading three Dystopian stories and follow that with an excerpt from Les Miserable. I will keep you posted on how the rest shakes out.


    Math - Mr. West

    Hello everybody! Last Friday we retested on Order of Operations. Quite a few students raised their test grade, and consequently their quarter grade, just by improving their understanding of the Order of Operations. Well done!

    This week we are working on how to recognize a proportional situation and how to set up and solve a proportion. That's the great thing about math. The fun never ends!


    Social Studies -- Ms. Odermatt

    We are finishing up the last week of the quarter with our unit 2 test on Tuesday. Later we will take a look at the electoral college and get an understanding of how it works before the big election! All missing work needs to be in by Thursday, November 1st.


    Science - Mr. Boler

    Quarter 1 TEST is set for Wednesday 10/31. On Monday we will play a review game to make sure all students have the correct answers for the study guide. Students will have some time in the computer lab on Tuesday to continue to prepare for the test.

    In addition to the study guide, students should: a) study their notes and past assignments b) know the vocabulary c) review content on the 7th grade science website.

    To increase content understanding visit the 7th grade science web site at the URL listed below. In addition to links to FOSS and Discovery Education, weekly powerpoint reviews are uploaded to this website.


    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 (Councelor)
    (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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