• 7th Grade

    7th Grade

Language Arts
Welcome to 7th Grade Language Arts!  Our class is full of reading, writing and technology to build a community of lifelong readers and writers prepared to discover the world we live in. We will work each day to strengthen reading, writing, listening, collaborating, critical thinking, and speaking skills. Dragons will be engaged in Public Forum Debates, Collaborative Seminars, Writing Groups, and Literature Circles.

Reading is a fundamental skill that all students will master to succeed in their hopes and dreams. Our seventh graders will be immersed in reading.  At home, students will have a book to read and read nightly. Families are encouraged to ask: “What are you reading tonight for your Language Arts homework?” Students should read a self-selected book at least twenty minutes nightly. While reading the book, students will write responses on “Bookmarks”. After completing each book, students will complete a “Cover to Cover” Report.

Together, we will actively build vocabulary, grammar, reading skills, and writing to make connections to our world through language arts!

Math
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!

Science
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.  Information about the course can be accessed at https://loganscience7.weebly.com.

Social Studies
Hello 7 th graders! And parents of 7 th graders, and anyone else who reads this description! Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year were we will learn everything about New Mexico! We will learn about the history, geography, economics, government, and culture that makes New Mexico New Mexico! We will start with the geography of NM and learn how geography shapes where people live. Next we will learn about how to be a historian and how to analyze primary/secondary sources, understand bias, and how to research events in history. After we have those basics done we will get to my favorite part….

HISTORY! We will start with the paleolithic era and go all the way to the time of the rail road in NM!
HINT: I have a webpage that you should bookmark ASAP! It has almost everything you could possibly need for the school year! The address is: http://canvas.instructure.com/register CODE: XTFP.  If you are the student please use your email and password that you use with the school.
HINT #2: In order to receive text messages on announcements, OSI information, family nights and such for the 7 th grade team please sign up for the remind app at: https://www.remind.com/join/d7gdgf

I am so excited to get to teach you/your student this year and look forward to meeting you either at the ice cream social or any of the events that are planned throughout the year!


7th Grade Faculty

Kathleen Campbell

Kathleen Campbell

Math
Brie Logan

Brie Logan

Science
Bianca Bellmonte-Sapien

Bianca Bellmonte-Sapien

Language Arts
Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones

Social Studies