Welcome Class 7A parents!
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 you have faith, you have hope, and if you have hope, you have everything. Hope is exactly the powerful antidote we need while we continue to journey alongside Jesus and invite Him to be near 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
- Comparative Civilizations
- 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