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Keys to Success parent meeting October 13, 2014. Seventh grade teachers 2 nd Nine Weeks Focus. K eys to Success. Turn in assignments on time Late assignments not accepted or with penalty Take personal responsibility Improve attendance, tardies, early dismissals

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### parent meeting October 13, 2014

2nd Nine Weeks Focus

Keys to Success

• Turn in assignments on time

• Late assignments not accepted or with penalty

• Take personal responsibility

• Improve attendance, tardies, early dismissals

• Larger amount of content to cover

• Most assignments cannot be completed without some teacher directives

• Expect a challenge

• HIGH expectations and RIGOROUS curriculum

• Some students are preparing for HIGH SCHOOL level courses next year

• Absent 1 day- Two days to complete assignments

• Absent 2 days- Three days to complete assignments

• Absent 3 days- Four days to complete assignments

• Absent 4 days- Five days to complete assignments

GT Math 2ndNine weeks-Latimer

Equations

Inequalities

Exponents

Scientific Notation

Integers

Functions

Latimerfor GT math

• Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers

• Operations with Percents and Decimals

• Equivalent Expressions

• Equations

McDowell

• Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers

• Operations with Percents and Decimals

• Equivalent Expressions

• Equations

Accelerated Math - McDowell

• Equivalent Expressions

• Equations

• One Step

• Two Step

• Multi Step

• Systems of Linear Equations

• Functions

GT - 2nd NineWeeks Focus

• SHORT STORY UNIT IN GREAT BOOKS

• Perception and Reality Unit in textbook

• NOVEL UNIT (Holocaust books)

• Non-Fiction (scattered throughout)

• Mini-research unit pairing our novel with science and completing a short RSA Animate

• Continuous mini-lessons on reading skills and word work (stems, vocabulary, etc…)

• Reading logs and classwork help maintain good grades as well as studying for tests. ☺

General-2nd nine weeks focus

• Short story unit

• Perception and Reality Unit in textbook

• Mini-research unit pairing our novel with science and completing a short RSA Animate

• Novel unit on The Man Who Loved Clowns

• Non- Fiction (scattered within novel study)

• Continuous mini-lessons on reading skills and word work (stems, vocabulary, etc…)

• Reading logs and classwork help maintain good grades as well as studying for tests. ☺

Second Nine Weeks October 22 – January 14

Informational Text and Research Writing: Career and College Choices, Argument Playtest, [email protected] Mechanic

Writing Entries – General: 10 Sentences Minimum

GT: 15 Sentences Minimum

Jump Start Responses – General: 10 Sentences Minimum

GT: 15 Sentences Minimum

Writer’s Manual Check – End of Nine Weeks

• Major Grades: Informational Text, Choice Piece

District Benchmark exam CANCELLED.

• Perform labs to investigate bacteria, protest, and viruses. How “CLEAN” is your water?????

• Build models to distinguish the difference between plant and animal cells.

• Use D2L ( Draw to Learn) strategies to understand the cellular processes essential for survival.

Why are you…...you Heredity…

• Use Punnett Squares to predict inherited traits

• Perform labs to understand dominant/recessive traits inherited from your parents……..

• Activity to distinguish between traits and environmental factors.

• Age of Revolutions: American, French, and Latin American Revolutions

• Napoleon Bonaparte’s Europe

• Industrial Revolution

• Imperialism

In order to succeed in Social studies students need to:

• Keep binder organized

• Make studying a priority, but not depend on studying to learn the material

• Practice time-management in and out of class to complete projects

• Take advantage of extra-credit opportunities (getting quizzes signed, corrections, etc.)