Seventh Grade – Guest

December Newsletter

Reminders:
*Friendly reminder that school starts promptly at 8:20 a.m. If your student arrives after, they are considered tardy. Pick up is promptly at 3:30 p.m.

* Please remember the uniform dress code is as follows: white collared shirts, white only undershirts, and navy pants or shorts. As colder weather approaches gray or navy sweaters will be allowed. No hoodies.

*There is always a possibility we will go outside for activities even when it begins to get cold. Please be sure to send your student with the appropriate attire to be outside. That includes; hats, gloves, scarves, and heavy winter jackets.

* Check out SpellingCity.com each week. This is important practice for their spelling words.

What We’re Learning:

Reading: We are in full swing reading groups. We are reading leveled Reading A-Z books in different groups. There is also whole group instruction of English Language Arts concepts. We are continuing our read aloud, Call of the Wild.

Writing: We will continue self-editing, using red pens and rough drafts. Your student should be writing fluently at this stage. If they are struggling with writing they should be writing in a journal at home for extra practice.  

Math:  Both grades are diving deep into very challenging subjects, including probability. We will continue to finish up multiplication times test and move into division timed tests.

Social Studies: We will be finishing up regions and moving into early civilizations and economics.

Science: Both grades are going to be diving into more complex concepts of DNA, cells, and atoms. We will also introduce the scientific method.

Winter Break Packets will be coming home over break. I believe most of your time should be spent with family and friends, so I encourage you to work on your packets a little bit each night!

Homework:
Always remember to practice on IXL!

Please remember over the week to help your student find a current events article from a newspaper, magazine, online source, etc. to bring in and discuss Monday morning with their completed questions sheet.

If your student is struggling in an area, then I will provide extra practice or more detailed homework to help your student master the skill.

Multiplication facts and division facts will continue to be tested every week. It is essential that the students practice every night to master these skills.

Specials:
Gym- Thursday afternoon
Art Friday
Nutrition complete, thank you Mrs. Shauer for all your support this year!
Music Wednesday
Library/Lab-   Please remember the students may not bring home their library books from Evergreen library, but we will be setting up a trip to the public library soon.

November Award Winners

Character: Honest ~ Acacia
Acacia’s honesty is both honorable and so fun. She is honest with her opinions, questions, and actions. It makes for an exciting start to the school year. She will always tell the truth no matter how it might affect herself or her peers. Honorable quality I hope she cherishes forever.

Math:   Josiah
Josiah has rocked with his mathematics this year. He tries so hard on all concepts and will continue to practice even when he doesn’t understand something. I am so proud of how hard he is working despite challenges at times!

WritingRoman
I am so proud of Roman and how hard he works with his writing and spelling each day. He is not afraid to write and share his writing. He seems to enjoy editing his work and never gets discouraged by his mistakes! Keep it up Rome!

Congratulations to our winners from last month! They all strived for their best in each area. Keep up the great work!    January is Generous

How to Help at Home

It is important that we work together at school and at home on all aspects of education. These ideas will be crucial over winter break, to ensure your student does not lose knowledge or fall behind. Winter break is the perfect time to catch-up in areas that are of concern.

How to Help at Home

It is important that we work together at school and at home on all aspects of education. These ideas will be crucial over winter break, to ensure your student does not lose knowledge or fall behind. Winter break is the perfect time to catch-up in areas that are of concern.

  1. Study Habits-
    1. Continue the habit over break of studying spelling words, doing the homework packet a little bit each day, and make sure to get onto IXL for both Math and Language Arts!
    2. Continue to encourage your student to read and write each day. This will be easy to track in your student’s winter packet with the tracking sheets I will include.
  2. Homework-
    1. Encourage your student to read new and different genres.
    2. Model for your student and help your student become a more diverse reader by modeling reading in different areas and types of print each night.
    3. Be sure your student takes those 30 minutes each night to really dive into a great book, article, etc.
  3. Work Ethic-
    1. No question is a dumb question! Encourage your student to continue asking questions and for my help. I am here to help your student succeed!
    2. Encourage your student to give QUALITY work and NOT QUANTITY. It is not about how fast you can get something done, but the quality of your work.
    3. A good night’s sleep and healthy breakfast will help with their ability to stay focused and complete all tasks given for the day.

Contact me with any questions or concerns: through email or sending a note! I will get back to you as soon as possible!

– Miss Guest