Seventh-Grade Class News

Jeremy Benedict, Seventh-Grade Teacher

 

Friday
Apr132018

Class News 4-13


  1. We are filling our baskets for the Auction.  Please send your donation for our class basket theme-colored, “White”.  The overarching theme for the night is “Over the Rainbow”.

  2. There is a special note attached for Confirmands.  Please let me know if you have any questions. Confirmation Sunday is 5/6.

  3. Springfield is Thursday!  Please have your child here by 6:40AM!


jbenedict@stjohnschicago.org

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Tuesday-- Isaiah 1:18


Friday--What is Confession? What Sins Should We Confess?



Check out what we are learning this week!

Math:

This past week Math 2 has been studying Chapter 7, “Surface Area & Volume”.  We have focused on naming 3-D solids and finding surface area. Next week we will continue to work with surface area and look into volume.  Pre-Algebra has begun Chapter 10 “Area & Volume”. Next week Pre-Algebra will focus on surface area.  


Reading:

Reading 2--We have begun reading Lois Lowry’s The Giver.  We will look at this “utopian” society, comparing it to the fallen world that we live in.  Students should be doing the assigned readings every night as well as preparing for short answer type quizzes.   

Reading 3--We have begun reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.  We will look at WWII as a whole and talk about the impact literature can have in regards to painting a picture of what life was like.  


Social Studies:

This past week, we started our study of the Civil War. This study will take us to the end of the year and there will be a cumulative Civil War test toward the end of May.


Science:

We have started our study of the human body systems. Be on the lookout for a permission slip to come home about a sex ed discussion. The students were given a study guide about certain bones and the test will be on Monday.


Friday
Mar162018

Class News 3-16


  1. We are filling our baskets for the Auction.  Please send your donation for our class basket theme-colored, “White”.  The overarching theme for the night is “Over the Rainbow”.

  2. Springim - Our HSP annual Springim will be the week of March 26 - March 29.  The sign-up sheets with course description were sent home today.

  3. The quarter is quickly coming to a close.  That means another 2 service hours are due.  Quarter ends 3/29. Please have them in before Spring Break.


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Tuesday--2 Corinthians 5:17

Friday--Baptism 2


Check out what we are learning this week!


Math:

Math 2 will be wrapping up their unit study of Chapter 6, “Geometry”.  They will take on test on Thursday. Pre-Algebra will spend the early part of the week working on a Transformation Project.  The project guidelines went home today. They will take a test on Friday, March 23 on Chapter 9, “Spatial Thinking”.


Reading:

Reading 2--Recently, we began a unit on Poetry.  During this unit we will learn how to analyze and appreciate poetry.  Afterward, we will create a tournament of poems for our annual “Poetry Madness” competition.  During this time we pit poem against poem to come up with our favorite which will win the tournament, much like the March Madness college basketball tournament going on right now.  


Science:

We have finished our study about ecosystems. The students will be working on a project next week in class. Information about the project will be sent home on Monday.


Social Studies:

We will be completing one more chapter before Spring Break. There will be a test on Wednesday, March 28th.



Friday
Mar022018

Class News 3-2


  1. We are filling our baskets for the Auction.  Please send your donation for our class basketball themed, “White”.  Send in your white item for the overarching “Over the Rainbow” theme for our classroom baskets.  

  2. Mid-Terms are available today.  Please let me (or another teacher) know if you have any questions/concerns.

  3. Re-registration night is on Thursday.  There is a free spaghetti dinner available as we begin to think about next school year.  Please join us!


jbenedict@stjohnschicago.org

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Tuesday--John 15:7


Friday--LP Conclusion


Check out what we are learning this week!

Math:

Math 2 will continue to study Chapter 6, “Geometry”.  Pre-Algebra will continue their next unit of study will be Chapter 9, “Spatial Thinking”. Algebra will continue to practice the concepts from Chapter 9, “Polynomials & Factoring”.

Reading:

Reading 2--The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had should be completed by Monday.  It is a book about race relations in the early 1900’s.  You can check grades for quizzes and notes on FastDirect.  If students are reading the novel, they are doing well.  If they are choosing not to, their grade may not look the best.  

Reading 3--Lit circle projects are due on Wednesday.

English:

The rough draft of our research paper will be due on Wednesday, 3-7.  

Art:

One letter 9 different ways is due on Monday.


Friday
Feb232018

Class News 2-23


  1. We are filling our baskets for the Auction.  Please send your donation for our class basketball themed, “White”.  Send in your white item for the overarching “Over the Rainbow” theme for our classroom baskets.  

  2. Mid-Term ended today.  You will be able to see your child’s Mid-Term grades when they are released next Friday.

  3. MAP Test scores are going home today in the Friday Folder.  If you have any questions about your student’s results, please let me know.


jbenedict@stjohnschicago.org

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Tuesday--Romans 8:31b-32


Friday--LP 7th Petition

 

Check out what we are learning this week!


Math:

Math 2 will begin a unit of studying geometry on Monday in Chapter 6 of their textbooks.  The focus next week will be on angle measurements and area of polygons.  On Monday, Pre-Algebra will take a test on Chapter 8, “Linear Functions & Graphing”.  Their next unit of study will be Chapter 9, “Spatial Thinking”.


Reading:

Reading 2--We are reaching the end of The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had.  It is a book about race relations in the early 1900’s.  You can check grades for quizzes and notes on FastDirect.  If students are reading the novel, they are doing well.  If they are choosing not to, their grade may not look the best.  

Reading 3--We will be finishing our Lit Circle novels over the weekend.  Next week, we will begin working on the final project and group presentation for the class.

English:

Research paper work this week will include writing note cards and outlines.  The rough draft will be due sometime during the week of 3-5.  

Science:

We finished our study about biomes and I assigned a poster this week. The poster is due on Wednesday.


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

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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.