Seventh-Grade Class News

Jeremy Benedict, Seventh-Grade Teacher

 

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.


Thursday
Oct052017

10-5

 

  1. Mid-Terms can be seen starting at 3:30PM tomorrow.  If there are any questions, please contact the specific teacher for that subject.

2. Our Chromebooks are here! Students should receive theirs on Monday.  Thank-you PTL!

3. A general reminder: If you were not interested in selling the Coupon Book that went home last Friday, please make sure to send it back to school. It is not for you to keep.  

4. PTL-A-Thon Packets went home in the Friday Folder last week.  If you need more information please contact me.  

 

My Contact Information:

 

jbenedict@stjohnschicago.org

Cell--920-680-8795

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Check out what we are

learning this week!

Math:

Math 2 will continue their study of  “Integers & Rational Numbers”.   Pre-Algebra will start a new unit next week.  They will be studying Chapter 3, “Decimals & Equations”.  

 

Reading:

Reading 2--We have now finished our novel "The Wednesday Wars" and will begin working on our final project.  Details will go home this coming week.

Reading 3--We will be starting a short unit in our textbooks.  This unit delves into both internal and external conflict.  

 

English:

The 7th grade will be continuing on in their study of the 6-traits this coming week.  This past week we focused on the Ideas Trait and started working on the Organization Trait--beginnings and endings of essays.


 

Friday
Sep292017

Class News 9-29



Our Chromebooks are here! Students should receive theirs on Monday.  Thank-you PTL!

A general reminder: If you were not interested in selling the Coupon Book that went home last Friday, please make sure to send it back to school. It is not for you to keep.  

PTL---A-Thon Packets went home in the Friday Folder today.  If you need more information please contact me.  



My Contact Information:


jbenedict@stjohnschicago.org

Cell--920-680-8795

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Check out what we are

learning this week!

Math: Math 2 will begin a new unit of study next week.  They will study “Integers & Rational Numbers”.   Pre-Algebra will wrap up their study the unit  “One-Step Equations & Inequalities.”  There will be a test on Thursday.  

Reading:

Reading 2--We are continuing our study of the novel Wednesday Wars.  We will complete it this week and begin working on a culminating project.

Reading 3--We will be starting a short unit in our textbooks.  This unit delves into both internal and external conflict.  

Social Studies: There will be a test on chapter 4 on Tuesday, October 3rd.

Science: There will be a test on chapter 3 on Thursday, October 5th.


Friday
Sep152017

9-15



Thank-you all for attending the parent meeting last night. We appreciate the feedback that we received from you on all topics.  Please feel free to contact us at any time with your comments or concerns.  Mrs. Runge was correct in saying that you have made a decision to send your children to us and we appreciate that decision immensely.  If you were unable to attend for any reason, please expect the Chromebook Policy to be coming home with your student in their Friday Folder.  Please note that the form needs to come back before your child will receive their school issued Chromebook.  Also, as mentioned last night, the Chromebooks are 11.6 inches in size if you want to look for a suitable cover for protection.




Check out what we are

learning this week!

Math: For the second part of this past week, Math 2 has studied place value and operations with decimals. Next week, they will continue to review operations with decimals.  At the end of the week, they will take a quiz over these concepts.  Pre-Algebra will take a test on Tuesday on the unit they have been studying “Algebraic Expressions & Integers”.  For the rest of the next week, they will study “One-Step Equations & Inequalities.”


Writing: We will have a chapter test on Thursday.  From there we will move into reviewing the 6-Traits of Writing.


History: Because of MAP Testing, the chapter 3 test has been pushed to Monday, September 18th.


Reading: Reading 2 is continuing their novel The Wednesday Wars.  Reading 3 is coming to the end of their Literature Circle Unit.  Projects are due on September 29th.

Friday
Sep082017

Class News 9-8



Just a reminder that the 7th Grade Parent Meeting is on Thursday, September 14th.  Parents or guardians need to be present.  We will discuss any questions from the parent packet, high school selection, and fundraising for the 8th grade class trip, among other things.  If you are unable to make it for any reason, please let me know as soon as possible. 


My Contact Information:


jbenedict@stjohnschicago.org

Cell--920-680-8795


 




Check out what we are

learning this week!

  • Math: Math 2 will wrap up their unit on “Fractions” next week.  They will take a test on Tuesday.  Pre-Algebra will continue to study their unit on “Algebraic Expressions & Integers”.


  • Writing: We will continue along with Chapter 2 in our English texts that deals with nouns, pronouns, and adjectives.


  • Reading: Reading 2 has begun reading the novel Wednesday Wars.  Reading 3 is beginning a literature circle.  Be sure to ask your student what their novel is about!


  • Science: There will be a test on chapters 1 & 2 on Friday, September 15th.


  • History: There will be a test on chapter 3 on Thursday, September 14th.