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Welcome! 7 th Grade Algebra 1 & Life Science. 2013-2014. Mrs. Wilkinson [email protected] Miss Thomas [email protected]

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opening prayer
Heavenly Creator of the universe, we thank You for the children that You have entrusted to us.  We want to cooperate with You fully in helping themgrow into free and responsible persons and mature in the faith received at Baptism.Grant us the grace to be able to guide them in the practice of virtue and the way of your commandments---by the good example of our lives, and by the loving observance of your law and that of Your Church.Most of all, however, guide them with your Spirit so that they may know the vocation You will for them and be open to genuine self-giving and true Christian love.


Opening Prayer
algebra 1 course 1
Text: Prentice Hall Series Algebra 1 & Course 3
  • Common Core Simple Solutions Gr 7
  • Approximately 1st six chapters
  • Lessons will be reinforced and supported in class focusing on Common Core Standards
  • Homework – Simple Solutions (4 a week)
  • Simple Solutions quiz every 4 lessons (FRIDAYS)
  • Combine basic skills practice w/new concepts taught in class
  • Chapter quizzes and tests
  • Emphasis on note-taking and showing work
Algebra 1 & Course 1
life science
Text: Prentice Hall Series 2005
  • Beautiful new labs will encourage a more inquiry based and hands-on approach to science
  • Emphasis on thorough note taking, writing structured lab reports (Scientific Method)
  • Students should spend some time nightly reviewing notes
Life Science
Both Text Books can be found on


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common core standards mathematical practice
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • Model with mathematics.
  • Attend to precision.
  • Look for and make use of structure.
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Common Core Standards Mathematical Practice


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general classroom requirements
Students will receive periodic homework assignments every week in both classes
  • Unexcused missing assignments will be graded at 75% the second day & 50% the third day.
  • Students who are absent from an assignment must check the on-line website (or fellow student) for class work and homework assignments.
  • Strict adherence to lab safety procedures
General Classroom Requirements
tips for success
Encourage students to come prepared to class
  • Communicate with Teachers
  • Maintain an organized notebook and backpack
  • Manage student time
  • Practice Study Techniques! As tests account for 45 and 50% of the grade, it is imperative that students spend time every night preparing for upcoming tests
Tips For Success
pali mountain institute adventure camp
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - Friday, March 28, 2014
  • Pali Institute has created an adventure program especially for Serra Catholic at their beautiful Running Springs facility
  • Students will learn what it means to be a real "field biologist". They will encounter indigenous plants and animal life found in this distinctive environment.
PALI MOUNTAINInstitute Adventure Camp
pali fun in the outdoors
Students will also go through survival skill courses, teaching them how to build a fire, build shelters, and read a map and compass. Additional labs that students may be involved in include teachings about the indigenous plant species, identifying pond organisms and recognizing the different species of birds
  • Additional information including medical forms and packing lists will be sent home via e-mail and we will host a “virtual meeting” using Powerpoint in February
PALI: Fun in the Outdoors!
pali accommodations
Authentic cabins
  • Each cabin houses up to fifteen students and one Pali Institute instructor.
  • Students sleep in cabins featuring solid wood built-in bunks, radiant floor heating, full bathroom and shower facilities, and last, but not least, an unlimited supply of pure Pali Mountain spring water.
PALI: Accommodations