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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
Policy for make-up work
• 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
LatimerGT Math 2ndNine weeks-Latimer

Equations

Inequalities

Exponents

Scientific Notation

Integers

Functions

Math 7 2nd Nine WeeksLatimerfor GT math
• Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers
• Operations with Percents and Decimals
• Equivalent Expressions
• Equations
Math 7 2nd Nine WeeksMcDowell
• Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers
• Operations with Percents and Decimals
• Equivalent Expressions
• Equations
Math 7 2nd Nine WeeksAccelerated Math - McDowell
• Equivalent Expressions
• Equations
• One Step
• Two Step
• Multi Step
• Systems of Linear Equations
• Functions
• 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. ☺
• 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. ☺
Writing

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.

Science- The Wonderful world of cells
• 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.
Social Studies
• 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.)