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Parent Chat with 7a September 30 th 2014. Cluster Communication. The Blog. Using the search engine of your choice type in: What’s up in 7A The blog is used for cluster information: important dates, reminders , upcoming events, etc…

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cluster communication
Cluster Communication

The Blog

  • Using the search engine of your choice type in: What’s up in 7A
  • The blog is used for cluster information: important dates, reminders, upcoming events, etc…
  • Occasionally we will add class information
  • Sign up to follow via email
cluster communication1
Cluster Communication


  • Used for all core class information: Homework, tests, upcoming events
  • Parents can sign up
  • There is an App (not as friendly

as efficient as

logging into

the computer)

edmodo monthly calendar
Edmodo – Monthly Calendar

Students can color code their classes!

codes for grade speed
Codes for Grade Speed

Note section will show:

  • Absent
  • Not turned in
  • Missing (MSG)

(counts as a zero until work is completed)


Grade has not been entered


Zero Effort, Week expired not able to turn in assignment

This assignment is excused. The student will not have to make up this assignment


Indicates assignment has been seen, but it needs to be redone.


missing work


  • 75 out of 130 students earned a free dress pass this six weeks 
  • Check Grade speed on a regular basis
  • Remember to sign the late work form
  • If in doubt ask the teacher
Missing Work
why grades are important

The importance of 7th grade year

  • What is used in your students HS Requirements
    • 7th Grade GPA
    • 7th Grade Stanford Scores
    • 7th Grade STAAR Scores
    • 7th Grade Conduct
    • 8th Grade first six weeks report card

420 Calculator

Why grades are important!!!

Class Information

Math News…

  • Math question of the day
    • Does your child have math homework everyday?
      • YES!
  • Active participation is encouraged by all students
  • Textbooks have been handed out! Yay!!!!
    • Go Math! Textbook
    • Each student has received their textbook and should bring to class each day
    • Students have been given login/passwords for online textbook
    • Students may write in their textbook but may NOT tear any pages out of their textbook
    • Hold students accountable for showing their work for each assignment
  • Justify/Explain vs. Show work

Class Information

ELA News …


Class Information

Science News…

  • Raise grade by doing extra credit! Extra Credit will start next six weeks. Complete one Science Current Event (located on cluster blog).
  • Study class notes and read text book daily, not just when we have a test or quiz.
  • Late work will bring grades down!
  • Currently working on Cells, next Heredity, and lastly Body Systems.
  • Ask to see your child's Interactive Notebook.

Class Information

History News….

  • 2nd six weeks
  • Exploration of Texas and Mission Settlements
  • History Fair Due Dates
  • Rough draft of Annotated Bibliography October 15-16
  • Rough draft of Process Paper November 7
  • Final Projects (Annotated Bibliography & Process Paper) Nov. 24 (Blue) & Nov. 25 (Green)

“The Roller Coaster Year”

Get Ready for EVEN MORE Changes!

  • Physical Changes
  • Grades
  • Behavior/Attitude
  • Friends #1!
  • Cell Phones/Internet