Seventh-Grade Class News

Jeremy Benedict, Seventh-Grade Teacher

 

Wednesday
Feb072018

Class News 2-2


  1. We will begin MAP Testing this week.  Please make sure your student gets plenty of sleep and note that they may bring fruit or a healthy snack to school on the days we test.


  1. Please make sure that your student has a pair of headphones at school.  Cheap earbuds are just fine!  They use them often for their chromebooks.


jbenedict@stjohnschicago.org

Cell--920-680-8795

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Tuesday--Luke 24:35


Friday--LP 4th Petition



Check out what we are learning this week!

Math:


Math 2 will continue studying  Chapter 5 on “Percents”.  


Pre-Algebra will be continuing their unit on  Chapter 8, “Linear Functions & Graphing”.


Reading:


Reading 2--We have begun reading a new novel The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had.  It is a book about race relations in the early 1900’s.  Ask your child about it!  


Reading 3--We have finished up our textbook unit and will begin Literature Circles next week.  


English:

We will finish up our unit on Sentence Fluency early next week.  Afterward, we will begin writing an informative research paper.  Topics TBD.


Social Studies:

There will be a test on chapter 10 on Friday, February 9th.


Science:

There will be a test on chapter 2 on Monday, February 12th.


Friday
Jan192018

Class News 1-19


  1. Please make sure that your student has a pair of headphones at school.  Cheap earbuds are just fine!  They use them often for their chromebooks.

  2. Lutheran Schools Week kicks off with the kids singing in church on 1/21 at the 11:00AM service.  Check out the Parent Bulletin for specific days and dress.  If a student isn’t dressing up, they should be in uniform.  


jbenedict@stjohnschicago.org

Cell--920-680-8795

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Tuesday--Matthew 4:17


Friday--LP 2nd Petition


Check out what we are learning this week!

Math:

Math 2 will wrap their Chapter 4 unit study on “Ratios, Rates, & Proportions”.  There will be a test on Wednesday, January 24.   Pre-Algebra will also  be wrapping up their current unit on  Chapter 7, “Solving Equations & Inequalities”. They will take a test on Wednesday, January 24.  They will then begin Chapter 8, “Linear Functions & Graphing”.

Reading:

Reading 2--Reader's Workshop project will be due on Friday the 26th.


Science:

There will be a chapter 5 test on Tuesday the 23rd.  





Friday
Jan122018

Class News 1-12


  1. Please make sure that your student has a pair of headphones at school.  Cheap earbuds are just fine!  They use them often for their chromebooks.

  2. Service Hours and Book-Talks are due on the 19th! Check FastDirect or with your student to make sure that things are done!

  3. The quarter ends on 1/19.

  4. Lutheran Schools Week kicks off with the kids singing in church on 1/21 at the 11:00AM service.  


jbenedict@stjohnschicago.org

Cell--920-680-8795

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Tuesday--2 Timothy 3:15


Friday--LP 1st Petition



Check out what we are learning this week!

Math: Math 2 will continue a unit on “Ratios, Rates, & Proportions”.  This is all covered in Chapter 4 of their textbook.  The focus for next week will be on proportions.  Pre-Algebra will continue Chapter 7, “Solving Equations & Inequalities”.


English:  Students are now beginning another unit on the 6-traits of writing.  This will lead us up to the point of writing our first research paper of the school year.  


Reading:

Reading 2--We are currently working on a Reader's Workshop unit.  Students are reading and completing projects on the novel they are currently free-reading.  During this time, I am meeting with them 1 on 1 to meet their individual.




Friday
Dec082017

Class News 12-8




  1. Service Hours--Continue working on service hours as the new quarter is gearing up.   Do not wait until the last minute to get them in.

  2. Book-Talks--students in Reading 2 or 3 need to complete a certain amount of book-talks by the end of the quarter.  The assignment sheet came home earlier this week.  


jbenedict@stjohnschicago.org

Cell--920-680-8795

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Tuesday--Luke 2:7


Friday--2nd Article


 

Check out what we are learning this week!

Math: Math 2 will be finishing Chapter 3, "Inequalities".  There will be a test on Thursday, December 14.  Pre-Algebra will continue their work on Chapter 6, "Ratios, Proportions, & Percents".  The main focus for next week will be on percents.


English:  Students are now working on grammar chapters 5 and 6 using a digital lesson called a hyperdoc.  They are testing at their own pace.  If you happen to see assignments that are missing, don’t worry as they will get them in in due time.  Only worry if you see NHI next to an assignment.  


Reading:

Reading 2--We have just finished Act 1 of A Christmas Carol.  We will now be looking at the character development and transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge.  Soon, we will compare it to a movie version of same which is a Reading 2 standard.


Reading 3--We will be finishing The Hobbit this coming week.  The last 3 chapters are due on Tuesday.  From there, students will be writing an essay showing the development of Bilbo Baggins using textual evidence.  Afterwards, we will work on group/independent projects to demonstrate our learning.  


Social Studies:In about two weeks, they will be given a test on the American Revolution. The study guide will come home next week and we will spend a few days in class reviewing to make sure they know the material.


Science: There will be a test on Chapter 3 on Monday. The study guide was sent home earlier this week and we spent today reviewing for the test.

Friday
Nov172017

Class News 11-17



  1. Monday, November 27th @7PM is an open forum to discuss any principal call questions and to meet Dr. Hendricks, our interim principal.  Please plan on attending!

  2. Service Hours--Continue working on service hours as the new quarter is gearing up.   Do not wait until the last minute to get them in.

  3. Book-Talks--students in Reading 2 or 3 need to complete a certain amount of book-talks by the end of the quarter.  The assignment sheet came home earlier this week.  


jbenedict@stjohnschicago.org

Cell--920-680-8795

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Tuesday-Hebrews 13:8



Important Dates

November 22nd--Half-Day

11:40 Dismissal (Thanksgiving Break)--Lasts through 11-26--

November 27th--Principal Forum in Church @7PM

December 1st--Mid-Term


Check out what we are learning this week!


Math:  Math 2 will be reviewing their unit on “Equations”next week.   The will take a test on Wednesday, November 22.  Pre-Algebra will  continue to study Chapter 5, “Operations w/ Fractions”.  They will solving equations that have fractions as a part of the problem.


English:  Students are currently finishing up grammar chapter 4 using a digital lesson called a hyperdoc.  They are testing at their own pace.  


Reading:


Reading 2--We will be finishing a short unit on Informational Texts before moving on to reading/viewing Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol for the holiday season.  


Reading 3--We have begun reading The Hobbit written by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Students will be learning a variety of things throughout the novel including different literary devices, vocabulary, and reading fluency.  Students should continue to free-read and work on book-talks as we go through this novel together in class.


Social Studies:


There is a project about the Declaration of Independence that is due on Tuesday.