Welcome to the Blog!

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!

Mrs. Forgione

A Science Overview

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.

A reminder:

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:

GRADE 7

Unit 1 – Geology

Unit 2 – Matter & Energy

Unit 3 – The Human Animal

Unit 4 – Homeostasis

GRADE 8

Unit 1 – Forces & Motion on Earth

Unit 2 – Earth/Sun/Moon System

Unit 3 – Reproduction, Heredity & Evolution

Unit 4 – Humans in their Environment