7th Grade – Dorton

October Newsletter

Fall Carnival
This year our carnival will be held on November 2nd from 4-6 and will be held at Oakland Academy.  More information will be sent home closer to the carnival date.

Fall Harvest Party
Here at Oakland Academy we have a Fall Harvest Party in the place of a Halloween Party.  The date of our party is Wednesday, October 31st. The entire school will Trunk or Treat at 1:00 pm and then we will have a food harvest party in our room .  Your child is allowed to wear their costume to school. Please make sure the costume is not disruptive to their daily activities.

We ask that your child does NOT wear a costume that would be considered unsafe, scary, or menacing.  NO masks, full face paint, weapons of any kind or gory objects are allowed.

Parents are welcome to join in on the fun.  We will send home more information about the Trunk or Treat as the date gets closer.

At-Home STEM Projects
Starting this month, your child will bring home a STEM activity that they are required to do at home. The STEM projects are due at the end of each month. Students will earn 10 tickets for completing these projects. This month, students will be required to make a paper table! I am looking forward to seeing what they all come up with!!

Learning Targets
Here are just a few of the objectives we will be focusing on this month.

  • Math-Fractions, Decimals
  • Science-Plant Systems, Physical and Chemical Properties
  • Reading-Facts of Writing, Author’s Purpose
  • Language Arts-Nouns, Verbs, Personal Narrative
  • Social Studies-Geographic Regions, Agriculture

Things to Practice at Home
For those students that have not memorized your multiplication facts, please work on them. It is important as we continue to advance in math to know these. Continually practice long division skills!

Read at least 20 minutes every night!!