In-class daily and at-home nightly reading times are the basis for one full-page review of approved books every 90 pages. 700 pages of reading every 9 weeks are expected. Exploration into literary genres begins to deepen in 7th grade as does understanding of grammar and writing styles.
Welcome to seventh grade math! There will be many opportunities this year for extensive experiences with fraction operations. Students will be working with expressions and equations to solve real world problems. Also, geometry concepts will be explored through applications to the our world involving angle measure, surface area and volume. Statistics and probability will also be part of our curriculum. It will be a fun year!
The focus of 7th Grade Life Science ranges from tiny cells to entire ecosystems. We study the needs of life, heredity/genetics, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and classification of organisms. The scientific method will be practiced throughout the year and several scientific theories will be covered such as Cell Theory and the Theory of Evolution by means of Natural Selection. We also delve into fascinating topics such as viruses, bacteria, fungus, insects, plants, amphibians, and mammals. We wrap up the year by learning about human body systems and use dissections to observe real organs. This course will provide a well rounded introduction to biology.
We are New Mexico citizens – what does this mean? This year we study New Mexico geography, mapping, history, culture, economics, and government. Students become ‘tourists’ on research-project field trips in the area.