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 fill out 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!
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.