Dear Parents and Students,
If you’re here, you’ve found me! On this blog, you will be able to find important information, homework assignments, project directions and other resources for 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts and Science and 7th grade Religion.
Click on each subject heading above to access information about what we are studying and the corresponding resources. If you have questions or comments, feel free to post them and I will do my best to answer in a timely fashion.
I’m looking forward to a great year!
Each grade will work on 4 units in Science this year. (Please see below for units.) Each unit will last approximately 7 – 8 weeks. Tests, quizzes and labs will be given within each unit.
The upper grade program has been designed so that at the end of the 4 years (5-8 grade), students will have been exposed to every topic found on the NYS Grade 8 Science Assessment test, and will have learned to use each tool on the NYS Grade 8 Science Performance test.
Tests and quizzes should be signed by a parent and turned in the next day that you come to Science. If they are not, 2 points will be deducted from the grade for each late day.
Graded labs do not need to be signed by a parent unless they are stamped with a “PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN” stamp.
Units for each grade are listed below:
Unit 1 – Geology
Unit 2 – Matter & Energy
Unit 3 – The Human Animal
Unit 4 – Homeostasis
Unit 1 – Forces & Motion on Earth
Unit 2 – Earth/Sun/Moon System
Unit 3 – Reproduction, Heredity & Evolution
Unit 4 – Humans in their Environment
If you have lost your summer skills packet, check under the bed and then under the tab “IMPORTANT THINGS” above. As of June 21, all summer skills work for students moving into the 7th and 8th grades will be posted there.
Hope you’re having a great summer!