We are so excited to welcome you and your children back to school! We know it is going to be very different but know we are going to do our best to ensure your child feels supported, safe and successful.
The theme of this year is "Walk with Jesus, Our Living Hope." Some believe that if youhave faith, you have hope, and if you have hope, you have everything. Hope is exactly thepowerful antidote we need while we continue to journey alongside Jesus and invite Him to benear us every day. It is encouraging to remember that our hope is not just a whimsical idea, but rather our hope in the Lord is placed in the real, living, almighty, and ever-caring person of God!
Miss Hessels will be teaching Mondays and Tuesdays
○ Subjects: Christian Education, Science, LA (reading and speaking), Performing Arts, Health and Career Education
Mrs. Chapman will be teaching Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays ○ Subjects: Math, Socials, Visual Arts, LA (writing and speaking) Health and Career Education
PE is on Monday and Wednesday
ADST is on Thursday
French is on Tuesday and Friday
FSA’s will still be administered in October and November.
For Monday students need to bring:
An extra water bottle (the water fountain will not be in use until further notice) ● All supplies - please label everything this weekend, including pens, pencils, markers, etc ● An extra pair of socks
An extra uniform to change into (optional)
A box of tissues
Textbooks wrapped in paper
Please email both Mrs. Chapman and Ms. Hessels about any concerns or questions you may have. If you would like to set up a meeting, please send an email to plan a phone call or online meeting using Zoom.
Information about the class and homework will be posted in Google Classroom.
Curriculum (not necessarily in order)
"Walk with Jesus Our Living Hope" CISVA theme
Chosen Program - Parent and sponsor guide
goal setting, self-assessment, leadership, problem-solving and decision making ● Connections to Community, global citizenship, volunteer opportunities
Life and Career Plan
role of mentors, family, community, school, and personal network in decision making, technology in learning and working
Math - Big Ideas:
Decimals, fractions, and percents are used to represent and describe parts and wholes of numbers
Computational fluency and flexibility with numbers extend to operations with integers and decimals
linear relations can be represented in many connected ways to identify regularities and make generalizations
The constant ratio between the circumference and diameter of circles can be used to describe, measure and compare spatial relationships
Data from circle graphs can be used to illustrate proportion and to compare and interpret English Language Arts
Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy
Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world
Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking
Developing our understanding of how language works allows us to see it purposefully ● Question what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens
Biology - Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for diversity and survival of living things
Chemistry - Elements, atoms, and compounds
Earth Science - Earth and its climate have changed over geological time ● Physics - The electromagnetic force produces both electricity and magnetism
Mesopotamia, China, Egypt, Greece, Rome
Focus on Skill Development
Primary vs. Secondary sources, Historical Significance and Perspective, Patterns and Inference
As grade 7 students are preparing for high school, personal responsibility is encouraged. This includes monitoring due dates, studying and asking for help before the last minute. Leadership opportunities will have to be creative this year, but there is still going to be an emphasis on this virtue throughout grade 7 with the vests worn as a visual reminder to the community. Additionally, the Christian Education curriculum will include preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation, for those who are disposed to receive it in May/June. Unfortunately, we are not permitted to go on field trips for now, but we hope to still get to camp or other outdoor experiences at a later time. School this year is going to be unique, but we will do our best to make their last year in elementary school memorable.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs. Chapman and Miss Hessels
Class 7A Teachers