Seventh-Grade Class News

Jeremy Benedict, Seventh-Grade Teacher

 

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

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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.


Thursday
Nov022017

Class News 11-2


  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.  

  3. Any questions about anything you’ve seen on the report card or anything else, please find my contact information below.



jbenedict@stjohnschicago.org

Cell--920-680-8795

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Tuesday--1 Timothy 1:15



Friday--Close of the Commandments


Important Dates


November 3rd--No School

P/T Conferences


November 10th--Vendor Fair


November 22nd--Half-Day

11:40 Dismissal (Thanksgiving Break)


Check out what we are

learning this week!

Math:

Math 2 will continue next week with their study on the unit “Equations”.   Some of the key concepts we will be covering are combining like terms, distributive property, and solving one-step equations.  Pre-Algebra will be wrapping up their unit of study on Chapter 4, “Factors, Fractions, & Exponents”.  There will a test on Wednesday.  Then they will begin to study Chapter 5, “Operations w/ Fractions”.


English:

We will soon begin a unit in our grammar textbook that deals with direct/indirect objects as well as the different types of clauses and sentences that we may encounter in our writing.   We will be using a mixture of both textbook and chromebook to complete these tasks.  


Reading:

Reading 2 will continue their unit in the textbook that deals with theme and the lessons that we can learn from stories.  Reading 3 will be writing a brief essay on the book unit they just completed and begin a new novel soon.


Friday
Oct202017

Class News 10-20


  1. I have heard from most of you about P/T Conferences. Thanks for your prompt responses!  If you need to make a time/date change, please let me know.  

  2. Quarter ends next week, which means that Service Hours, as well as any make-up assignments, are due.



My Contact Information:


jbenedict@stjohnschicago.org

Cell--920-680-8795

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Tuesday--2 Corinthians 8:9



Friday--9th Commandment



Important Dates


October 27th--End of 3rd Quarter


November 3rd--No School

P/T Conferences



Check out what we are

learning this week!

Math:


Math 2 will wrap up their study of  “Integers & Rational Numbers” with a test on Tuesday.  Then they will begin a new unit on “Equations”.   Pre-Algebra will begin a new unit of study on Chapter 4, “Factors, Fractions, & Exponents”.


Reading:  

Reading 3--We have finished a short story entitled, Flowers for Algernon.  We will be viewing a movie of the same and comparing, per our reading standards.  


English:

The Narrative Essay assignment sheet has been given out and students are in the prewriting process.  We will begin drafting in the coming week.  Due date is November 2nd.


Social Studies:

There is a test on chapter 5 on Monday, October 23rd.


Friday
Oct132017

Class News 10-13


Parent/Teacher Conference forms went home in the folder today.  Feel free to write a different date/time down that works best for you.  I have many times after 4PM on Wednesday and Thursday (11/1-11/2).  I also have times Friday morning available.  


My Contact Information:


jbenedict@stjohnschicago.org

Cell--920-680-8795

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Tuesday--Matthew 5:11-12



Friday--8th Commandment




Important Dates


October 20th--Relay-a-Thon


October 27th--End of 3rd Quarter


November 3rd--No School

P/T Conferences



Check out what we are learning this week!

Math:

Math 2 will continue their study of  “Integers & Rational Numbers”.   Pre-Algebra will continue studying Chapter 3, “Decimals & Equations” and have a test on it on Friday, 10/20.   


Reading:

Reading 2--We will be moving from our Wednesday Wars novel to a short story unit in our textbooks, dealing with historical comparisons.  

Reading 3--This week we will be moving to a short story unit that deals heavily with themes and lessons we can learn from literature.  


English:

The 7th grade will be finish their unit on the traits, and begin writing their first narrative essay of the school year.