Seventh Grade and English — Weekly Updates

Week of April 11th

Family Scripture       "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8

Updates

Calendar

 

Updates from the Classes 

Christian Character Formation Project:  The Bible study and lessons throughout the week will cause us to think about this question:  Where do you find the power and motivation to sacrifice for others?

Virtue --  

SELF-SACRIFICE: God's power for you to give up something to help others.

Family Verse:    "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8

Literature:

We're continuing with Counting by 7's.

English/Writing:   

We continue working on our Problem & Solution piece.  Look for the notes to be due Tuesday, April 13th.  Then we'll work on organizing our details into an outline that will help guide our drafting.  Most assignments will be on Google Classroom.

Vocabulary:

Unit 12 building understanding activities this week; definition test on Thursday, April 15th; Spelling test on Friday, April 16th; CUMULATIVE TEST over Units 1 - 12 will be the week of April 19th.

Religion:

We will continue our study of the Lord's Prayer. Our focus is on the 2nd (thy kingdom come), 3rd (Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven), and 4th (Give us this day our daily bread) petitions

Memory Quiz #25 -DUE April 15th (YURK) or 16th (KELL) 

1st Petition of the Lord's Prayer - Hallowed be Thy name. What does this mean? God's name is certainly holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may be kept holy among us also.

 

Journal Entry #13 - DUE April 22th (YURK) or 23th (KELL) 

God has commanded us to pray and promises to hear us when we pray. The word AMEN means YES! It shall be so. What does knowing this mean for us when we pray? When can praying be something difficult for you to do? What happens when we don't seem to get an answer to our prayers? What is God telling us? How can we find comfort in this?

Sermon Note #9 - DUE May 13th (YURK) or 14th (KELL)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Blessings,

Mrs. Butz

 

 

Updated Sermon Note form

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KeznS-yixcUPwO3l2n0DhypIxO3Z_AcX/view

 

Social Studies:

This week, we will be working on a 2-part South America project.  It will involve a country cut-out labeled with geographical things and a 2 1/2 minute recording. -Ms. Amling

Math Minute from Mrs. Schumann

We will cover these topics in math this week:  mixed number coefficients and negative coefficients, graphing functions, evaluations with positive and negative numbers, percent of change, 2-step equations and inequalities.

Science

This week in 7th grade, we are learning about Earth's Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources and their management.   No major tests or assignments this week!

Spanish

Dialogue skills, telling time basics, and more practice with numbers.

Music

Fischer Music:  New Project!

Wellna PE

track and field 

PE

Ultimate Football

As always, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch.  I'd love to meet with you.

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Yurk

Week of April 6th

Family Scripture        "Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority on heaven and earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:18-20)

Updates

Our faculty opened our Friday morning prayer time with this:  may it also remind you of just how deeply Jesus loves each of us.

As we approach Holy week, let us adopt the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be exploited. Instead he emptied himself by assuming the form of a servant, taking on the likeness of humanity. And when he had come as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death-even to death on a cross. (Philippians 2:5-11)

Calendar

  • April 4: Easter
  • April 6: Classes resume

 

Updates from the Classes 

Christian Character Formation Project:  The Bible study and lessons throughout the week will cause us to think about this question:  What will you do in remembrance of Jesus today?

Virtue --   RESPONSIBILITY: God's power for you to be accountable to Him and others. 

Family Verse:   "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." (Luke 22:19)

Literature:

We'll begin our new novel, Counting by 7's.  As with all our novels, we're reading this one not only for a meaningful story, but also for a way to deepen our understanding of others' circumstances and perspectives.  This understanding will add meaning to our own lives.

English/Writing:   

We've begun our Problem & Solution research project, learning a lot of the small details of researching:  learning effective note-taking strategies, reviewing model essays, identifying the three (or more) websites that are required for the project, and finally, noting the pieces of the Works Cited page.  Now we're reading to spend focused time on researching.  Look for the notes to be due on Thursday or Friday, April 8th or 9th (YURK) and Monday or Tuesday, April 12th or 13th (KELL).  Then we'll work on organizing our details into an outline that will help guide our drafting.  Most assignments will be on Google Classroom.

Vocabulary:

Unit 12 Set A due Wednesday, April 7th; flashcards due Wednesday, April 7th; Set B due Friday, April 9th.  Unit 12 building understanding activities next week; definition test on Thursday, April 15th; Spelling test on Friday, April 16th

Religion:

I'll update more as soon as the information is available.

 

Journal Entry #13 - DUE April 22nd (YURK) or 23rd (KELL) 

God has commanded us to pray and promises to hear us when we pray. The word AMEN means YES! It shall be so. What does knowing this mean for us when we pray? When can praying be something difficult for you to do? What happens when we don't seem to get an answer to our prayers? What is God telling us? How can we find comfort in this?

Sermon Note #8 - DUE April 8th (YURK) or 9th (KELL)

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Blessings,

Mrs. Butz

 

 

Updated Sermon Note form

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KeznS-yixcUPwO3l2n0DhypIxO3Z_AcX/view

 

Social Studies:

Our test on South America will probably be Thursday, and then we will do a South America project.

Math Minute from Mrs. Schumann

The following topics will be covered in math this week: multiplying algebraic terms, multiple unit multipliers, diagonals, interior and exterior angles, mixed number coefficients and negative coefficients.

Science

This week in 7th grade, we are learning about Earth's Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources.  No major tests or assignments this week!

Spanish

Dialogue skills, telling time basics, and more practice with numbers.

Music

Fischer Music:  Watched Fantasia 2000 and started researching the composers featured in the movie.

Wellna PE

 

PE

Ultimate Football

As always, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch.  I'd love to meet with you.

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Yurk

Week of March 21st

Family Scripture      "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"  Luke 19:38

Updates

The Cereal Drive for our area food pantries runs through Wednesday, March 24th. 

Calendar

  • March 26: A 2021-Friendly Family Day -- 11:00 dismissal
  • March 27 - April 5:  Spring Break
  • April 4: Easter

 

Updates from the Classes 

Christian Character Formation Project:  The Bible study and lessons throughout the week will cause us to think about this question:  How can you honor Jesus and let Him enter your life even more?

Virtue --  RESPECT: God's power for you to honor Him and others. 

Family Verse:  "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"  Luke 19:38

Literature:

Students each chose a novel in verse to read during this upcoming week.  Brief responses will be required and will be posted on Google Classroom.

English/Writing:   

We've begun our Problem & Solution research project.  The first step has been to work on how to take notes -- how to paraphrase correctly and when to directly quote.  Students will need INDEX CARDS this coming week in order to take notes on the topic they chose.  Assignments will be on Google Classroom.

Vocabulary:

Unit 11 building understanding activities this week; definition and spelling test on Thursday, March 25th

Religion:

We continue our study of the Lord's Prayer. Our focus is the 1st and 2nd petition this week

NO Memory Quiz this week

 

Journal Entry #13 - DUE April 8th (YURK) or 9th (KELL) 

God has commanded us to pray and promises to hear us when we pray. The word AMEN means YES! It shall be so. What does knowing this mean for us when we pray? When can praying be something difficult for you to do? What happens when we don't seem to get an answer to our prayers? What is God telling us? How can we find comfort in this?

Sermon Note #8 - DUE April 8th (YURK) or 9th (KELL)

 

Sermon Note #8 - DUE April 8th (YURK) or 9th (KELL)

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Blessings,

Mrs. Butz

 

 

Updated Sermon Note form

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KeznS-yixcUPwO3l2n0DhypIxO3Z_AcX/view

 

Social Studies:

We will continue to learn about South America.  There will be no major tests or quizzes, maybe just the start of a project.

Math Minute from Mrs. Schumann

Our topics this week will include: order of operations with negative numbers and number families.  Math Test on Tuesday, March 23.

Science

This week in 7th grade, we are learning about Earth's Resources.  No major tests or assignments this week!

Spanish

Dialogue skills, telling time basics, and more practice with numbers.

Music

Fischer Music:  Watched Fantasia 2000 and started researching the composers featured in the movie.

Professional Communication

We're finishing our Professional Communications quarter next week with forensics projects.  Assignments are found on Google Classroom.

PE

Matball

As always, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch.  I'd love to meet with you.

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Yurk

Week of March 14th

Family Scripture    "For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."  (Luke 18:14)

Updates

The Cereal Drive for our area food pantries runs through Wednesday, March 24th. 

Calendar

  • March 25: A 2021-Friendly Family Day -- 11:00 dismissal
  • March 26 - April 6:  Spring Break
  • April 4: Easter

 

Updates from the Classes 

Christian Character Formation Project:  The Bible study and lessons throughout the week will cause us to think about this question:  How does a right view of God help you to live humbly before him and other people?

Virtue --  INTEGRITY: God's power for you to be true to Him and yourself. 

Family Verse: "For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."  (Luke 18:14)

Literature:

Poetry -- reading it, writing it, and learning to love it (or at the very least, feel pretty good about understanding it! :)

English/Writing:   

We are selecting topics for a Problem and Solution essay, focusing on an issue facing our environment, society, or personal health.  As research will be required, we'll be gaining strategies to guide research as well as organize ourselves in the process.   Assignments will be on Google Classroom.

Vocabulary:

Unit 11 Set A due Tuesday, March 16th; flashcards due Wednesday, March 17th; Set B due Thursday, March 19th.  Unit 11 building understanding activities next week; definition and spelling test on Thursday, March 20th

Religion:

We are only two weeks away from Spring Break and only three weeks from Easter. During these last weeks of March we continue to walk through the season of Lent and closer and closer to Jesus' sacrifice for the sins of the world. I would continue to encourage you and your family to take this time to reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus on Good Friday and the HOPE that we find in His resurrection on Easter morning.

 

We will continue our study of the Apostles' Creed. Our focus is now on the third article of the creed - I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Memory Quiz #23 - DUE March 18th (YURK) or 19th (KELL) 

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen 

 

Journal Entry #12 - DUE March 18th (YURK) or 19th (KELL) 

The whole of what we believe as Christians centers on the death and resurrection of Jesus. Why does it matter that Jesus was raised from the dead? What would happen to us and our faith if this wasn't true?

Sermon Note #8 - DUE April 8th (YURK) or 9th (KELL)

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Blessings,

Mrs. Butz

 

 

Updated Sermon Note form

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KeznS-yixcUPwO3l2n0DhypIxO3Z_AcX/view

 

Social Studies:

We will continue to learn about South America.  There will be no quizzes or tests this week. -Ms. Amling

Math Minute from Mrs. Schumann

This week in 7th grade math we will cover these topics: Area of circles, multiplying numbers in scientific notation, adding like terms (please pray for us) and a little more on the order of operations

Science

This week in 7th grade, we are learning about how ecosystems change and the human impact on them.  There will be a test on this unit Friday, March 19th.

Spanish

Dialogue skills, telling time basics, and more practice with numbers.

Music

Fischer Music:  Watched Fantasia 2000 and started researching the composers featured in the movie.

Professional Communication

We're working on our "I Wonder" inquiry.  Assignments are found on Google Classroom.

PE

Badminton and 9 Square

As always, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch.  I'd love to meet with you.

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Yurk

Week of March 7th

Family Scripture  "Instead, they were longing for a better country-a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them" (Hebrews 11:16)

Updates

Calendar

  • March 5: End of Trimester 2 (Report Cards will be sent home early this coming week!)

  • March 25: A 2021-Friendly Family Day -- 11:00 dismissal
  • March 26 - April 6:  Spring Break
  • April 4: Easter

 

Updates from the Classes 

Christian Character Formation Project:  The Bible study and lessons throughout the week will cause us to think about this question:  How can our desire to know Jesus help us conquer fear?

Virtue --   COURAGE: God's power for you to overcome fear. 

Family Verse: "Instead, they were longing for a better country-a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them" (Hebrews 11:16).

Literature:

The Crossover: We're finishing the novel this coming week and showing our understanding of its message through writing poetry in response.

English/Writing:   

We'll begin our writing project, a formal essay, focusing on an issue facing our environment, society, or personal health.  Research will be required.   Assignments will be on Google Classroom.

Vocabulary:

Unit 10 building understanding activities this week; definition test on Thursday, March 11th; spelling test on Friday, March 12th

Religion:

What a great week we had with sunshine and warmer temperatures! Hopefully both of these things will help to raise everyone's spirits over the next few weeks. As we continue to walk through the season of Lent I would like to continue to encourage you and your family to take this time to reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus on Good Friday and the HOPE that we find in His resurrection on Easter morning.

We are finishing up our study of the Apostles' Creed. Our focus is the third article of the creed - I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. Once finished (either late this week or early next) we will have our test on the Apostles' Creed.

Memory Quiz #22 - DUE March 11th (YURK) or 12th (KELL) 

3rd Article of the Apostles Creed & Meaning (Part 3) ~ I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. What does this mean? On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true. 

 

Journal Entry #12 - DUE March 18th (YURK) or 19th (KELL) 

The whole of what we believe as Christians centers on the death and resurrection of Jesus. Why does it matter the Jesus was raised from the dead? What would happen to us and our faith if this wasn't true?

Sermon Note #7 - DUE March 11th (YURK) or 12th (KELL)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Blessings,

Mrs. Butz

 

 

Updated Sermon Note form

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KeznS-yixcUPwO3l2n0DhypIxO3Z_AcX/view

 

Social Studies:

Ms. Amling will now be teaching 7th grade for a while.  Her current unit is about South America and there will probably be a map quiz later in the week.

Math Minute from Mrs. Schumann

This week in 7th Grade math we will cover these topics:  Transformations, and using proportions to solve percent problems.  Math Test on Tuesday, March 9.  We will have an investigation towards the end of the week on probability and odds and then celebrate Pi Day on Friday.  We will do special Pi Day activities in class on this day.  Students are allowed to bring a drink from home.  Acceptable drinks besides water are as follows: sports drinks, lemonade, fruit juice, and soda.  Please no high energy drinks and limit the drinks to 16 oz.

Science

This week in 7th grade, we are learning about energy movement in ecosystems and how ecosystems change over time.  No major tests or assignments this week!

Spanish

Dialogue skills, telling time basics, and more practice with numbers.

Music

Fischer Music: tournament of songs from incredibox

Professional Communication

We'll finish presenting our "Living Beyond Limits" project and begin our next inquiry.  Assignments are found on Google Classroom.

PE

5-8 P.E.  H.I.I.T workout

As always, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch.  I'd love to meet with you.

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Yurk