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Grade 7 Team
Page Updated: September 17, 2019
Grade 7 Team Faculty:
Teacher Subject Room E-Mail
Mrs. Shelby Bailey English Language Arts 23 sbailey@nlsd.org
Mrs. Amanda Bariana Mathematics 26 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 32 efleming@nlsd.org
Mr. Jason Graver Social Studies 27 jgraver@nlsd.org
Ms. Elizabeth Hannon Social Studies 32 ehannon@nlsd.org
Mr. Derrick Reinert Mathematics 24 dreinert@nlsd.org

Important Reminders:
  • Please text @NLMSTeam7 to 81010 if you’d like to receive our team texts through Remind.
  • Parents and students are encouraged to check grades on PowerSchool!

Classroom Assignments:
All dates are approximate and subject to change.
Mrs. Bailey's English Class
In Mrs. Bailey’s ELA class, we are beginning our first grammar topic this week by focusing on identifying and correctly using types of nouns and pronouns. There are three noun IXL practices that will be due on Tuesday, Sept. 17th as well as two pronoun IXL practices due on Wednesday, Sept. 18th. Links to these practices as well as notes for these topics can be found on Google Classroom.

We will be having a test on the story, "Two Kinds," on Thursday, Sept. 19th which will consist of questions associated with the story itself, vocabulary, as well as nouns and pronouns. A review for the test will take place on Wednesday, and a study guide will be provided that day. Finally, on Friday, students will begin working on a creative writing assignment in which they will write an alternative scene for the story, "Two Kinds." This assignment will be due the following Tuesday, Sept. 24th.

Scholastic Book Orders are due Friday, September 27th. 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 Mrs. Bariana’s Math class, we finished Topic 1 with a test today. On Monday we will doing grade conferencing in class so be sure to check in with your student about their grade. Tuesday we will be starting Topic 2 on Proportional Relationships.

All students have been set up with a Sumdog account. Sumdog is a game based program that allows student to practice and reinforce their math skills. Student can play during extra time at school and at home. Playing at home earns double coins and the house is always open!
Mr. Battista's Life Science Class
In Mr. Battista’s Life Science class, we will be starting our leaf project. Students will be working through some notes on leaves and identifying them. We will then be going outside to do the collection and continue to ID them. Students will be receiving the project syllabus as well.
Mrs. Dunham's English Class
In Mrs. Dunham’s ELA class, we have lots of due dates this week! Over the weekend, students may continue their IXL Diagnostic Test, if they wish. Students may work on this gradually over the week--no need to get it all done in one session! IXL will save the progress automatically. Students can work on the Diagnostic at home and/or during Flex. Please note: the entire IXL Diagnostic Test is due Thursday, September 19th by the end of the day.

This week, we are practicing identifying nouns and pronouns. The IXL practices associated with nouns will be due Tuesday, September 17th. The IXL practices associated with pronouns will be due Wednesday, September 18th. We will also be learning about associated vocabulary in the short story we read, "Two Kinds." On Wednesday, we will review for the test on "Two Kinds" that has questions associated with the short story, vocabulary, as well as nouns and pronouns. A study guide will be provided the night before. On Thursday, September 19th, students will take their test. Lastly, on Friday, students will be given a creative writing assignment to create an "Alternative Scene" for "Two Kinds."

Lastly, if you are interested in ordering Scholastic for September, it is due September 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
Mrs. Farole’s Period 3 Math Class:
The week of 9/16:
We will begin our unit on ratio and proportions by comparing fractions. A 10 point homework assignment will be given on Monday 9/16/19 and due on Wednesday 9/18/19.

Mrs. Farole’s Period 7 Math Class:
The week of 9/16:
We will have a short quiz on rounding on Tuesday. We will begin our units on Charts and Graphs. We will be making and interpreting bar graphs. A 10 point homework assignment will be given on Monday 9/16/19 and due on Wednesday 9/18/19.
Ms. Fleming's Science Classes
In Miss Fleming’s Life Science class, we have been discussing important skills which scientists have. Students have been making many observations. This week we will practice being descriptive and solving problems. We will also study the vocabulary terms associated with Thinking Like a Scientist. Our first quiz will be on Friday, September 20th. In order to prepare for this, I will give students a study guide and I suggest they review their vocabulary set online at Quizlet.com.
Mr. Graver's Social Studies Classes
In Mr. Graver’s Old World Cultures class, your Map of the World is due on Monday! Remember, you’ll be quizzed on this map a week after it is graded and returned to you!

On Monday, you’ll complete the Chapter 1 Introductory Word Search in class. If you don’t finish in class, you’ll need to borrow a textbook to take home! This 20 point assignment is due on Wednesday!

For the rest of this week, we’ll find out how 'Otzi the Iceman' lived and died nearly 5,000 years ago!
For descriptions and documents for Mr. Graver's Old World Cultures class, please click here.
Ms. Hannon's Social Studies Classes
In Ms. Hannon’s Old World Cultures class, the 5 Themes of Geography will be Monday, September 16. Please review guided notes and study guides!
Mr. Reinert's Mathematics Classes
In Mr. Reinert’s Math class, students took a test on Topic 1 on Friday 9/13. We will begin working on Topic 2 this week.