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Grade 7 Team
Page Updated: March 18, 2019
Grade 7 Team Faculty:
Teacher Subject Room E-Mail
Mrs. Shelby Bailey English Language Arts 23 sbailey@nlsd.org
Mrs. Amanda Bariana Math -- abariana@nlsd.org
Mr. Jeremy Battista Science 22 jbattista@nlsd.org
Mrs. Blasia Dunham English Language Arts 30 bdunham@nlsd.org
Ms. Elizabeth Fleming Science -- efleming@nlsd.org
Mr. Jason Graver Social Studies 27 jgraver@nlsd.org
Mr. Steve Hluschak Mathematics 26 shluschak@nlsd.org

Important Reminders:
  • Progress Reports for the 3rd marking period were sent home with students on Friday, March 15. Slips must be signed and returned to homeroom teachers by Thursday, March 21!
  • If you haven’t yet turned in your Career Caravan essay, you must do so immediately!
  • Students will be introduced to the risks of vaping on Tuesday!
  • We will be going to the high school on Wednesday afternoon to watch a preview of the spring musical!
  • Please check grades on PowerParent often!

Classroom Assignments:
All dates are approximate and subject to change.
Mrs. Bailey's English Class
In Mrs. Bailey’s ELA class, students should continue reading their book independently for the Third Marking Period. SSR Logs are being checked periodically throughout the marking period! By Monday, 7 reflections should already be completed! Remember each reflection needs to be a well-developed paragraph with a minimum of 6 sentences.

At the beginning of the week, students will continue to write their Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) response to the "Lamb to the Slaughter" prompt. A step-by-step outline of the essay requirements is on Google Classroom with examples for students to use for help in structuring the essay. This assignment needs to be turned in on Google Classroom by the night of Wednesday, March 20th! A grading checklist will also be provided for students to use to ensure all of the criteria has been met in order to earn the best grade possible. Later in the week, we will begin discussing how to identify and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun usage.

Scholastic Book Orders are due Thursday, March 28th. Flyers are available in my classroom. Anyone interested in purchasing books can pay with check, cash, or online order at https://orders.scholastic.com/QWZPQ

All purchases benefit our classroom library!
Click here to visit Mrs. Bailey's Google Site!
Mrs. Bariana's Math Class
In Ms. Bariana’s Math class, we are finishing up Topic 10, Angles. We will review all types of angles and have a Topic test next week. There is a bonus opportunity available on Pearson Realize, students can complete "Problem Solving with Angles" for up 10 classwork bonus points.
Mr. Battista's Life Science Class
In Mr. Battista’s Life Science class, students need to complete any work they did not finish in class Friday. Students should also be studying for their Plants Section 1 vocabulary quiz on Tuesday. They have a vocab sheet they need to review.
Mrs. Dunham's English Class
In Mrs. Dunham’s ELA class, students should have Reading Log #7 complete for Monday, March 18th. Make sure there are six sentences in each reflection! Reading Log #8 should be completed at some point this week.

Students will be working on their practice TDA ("Lamb to the Slaughter") on Monday and Tuesday. The final draft of the TDA prompt is due Tuesday, March 19th! Please use the checklist provided on Google Classroom to ensure you have the highest grade possible! This is worth 50 points!

Throughout the week, we will be working on correcting inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person and completing Vocabulary #4. IXL practices will be due this week to complete!

Lastly, if you are interested in ordering Scholastic for March, it is due March 30th. Physical catalogs are available in class. If you wish to place an order online, here is the link: https://orders.scholastic.com/RH69P
Mrs. Farole's Math Classes
In Mrs. Farole's Math Class:
Period 2
1. This week we will continue our unit on solving algebraic equations using the T-Chart method. A test is scheduled for Wednesday 3/20
2. The homework will be given on Monday, 3/18 and due Wednesday, 3/20. It will be a GRADED assignment worth 13 points.

Period 3
1. This week we will finish finding the area and perimeter of a triangle. A test is scheduled for Tuesday, 3/19. We will then begin solving equations using the T-chart method.
2. The 12 point GRADED homework assignment will be given on Monday, 3/18 and due on Wednesday, 3/20.
Ms. Fleming's Science Class
In Miss Fleming’s Life Science class, we will continue with the Genetics Unit that we started last week. We have been studying different human traits, and we will continue with this. Then, we will learn about the discoveries of Gregor Mendel and the basics of Genetics. I will also be giving students time during class to check their science grade. They will then fill out questions that encourage them to reflect on what they are doing well and what they could improve upon in class. After reviewing their grades, if any student is interested in re-taking the Cell Unit Test, this is an option.
Mr. Graver's Old World Cultures Class
In Mr. Graver’s Old World Cultures class, we’ll update our notebooks on Monday and then work on the introductory Word Search for Chapter 6! The word search will be due on Thursday and is worth 20 points!

For the rest of the week, we’ll learn about the geography of ancient Greece!
For descriptions and documents for Mr. Graver's Old World Cultures class, please click here.
Mrs. Haab's English Classes
In Mrs. Haab’s ELA class, we will continue working with prefixes and context clues. There will be a spelling test on Friday. The students received eight spelling words (Taken from last week’s vocabulary test words.). There will be a spelling test on Friday (note change in date). Students will be given a packet of spelling activities that needs to be completed by Thursday. The completion of each activity is worth 5 points (4 activities) or 20 points for the packet. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Mr. Hluschak's Math Classes
In Mr. Hluschak’s Math class, we will be finishing our chapter on Angles. Monday we will review Chapter 10 and our Test # 10 will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday we will be moving into Chapter 11 and we will be exploring circles. Digits Topic 10 Review is due on March 25th. All Digits lessons are on line for review.

* EXTRA CREDIT CAN BE EARNED EVERYDAY IN MATH!
For descriptions of Mr. Hluschak's classes, please click here.