Team 7 Red January 8 – 12

EAR BUDS

Please remind your students to have their ear buds at school every day!

WEEKLY CLASS UPDATES

Please remind your students to bring ear buds to school. Everyday they are working on computers and may need to watch a video or listen to a book.

World Geography

– Began our new unit (Unit 5 – Culture) – PowerPoint and notes will be uploaded to Schoology

– There are two quizzes this unit

– Students need to be charging their computers at home so that they are ready to be used for schoolwork.

– Students need to make sure to bring everything to class (binder, pencil, paper, computers with charger etc.)

If you have any questions or concerns, email or message Mr. Sterling via Schoology.

 

Language Arts:

Students checked out copies of The Giver today from the library. We began exploring our essential question: How can the freedom of choice affect the quality of one’s life? Students should have writing on a piece of notebook paper to share with you from our activity in class. Upcoming:

· Monday-Reading The Road Not Taken

· Tuesday-Writing and making emotional connections to The Road Not Taken

· Wednesday-Begin Chapters 1 & 2 aloud in class. Complete signpost notes.

· Thursday-Finish Chapters 1 & 2 aloud in class. Complete signpost notes.

· Friday-Guided writing focusing on elaboration.

Foundational Language Arts:

Working on phonics vowel teams and imitating author’s sentences. Begin on poetry unit and understanding character.

Math – Stretching and Shrinking:

To begin the second semester in math, we will be studying ratios, rates, percents and proportions in the book Comparing and Scaling. Please see the attached Family Letter with information about this unit.

Jan. 4

Unit Readiness

Book check-out, etc.

Jan. 5

1.1

HW: p.19 (#1-3,8)

Jan. 8

1.2

HW: p 22 (#10,13)

Jan. 9

1.3 Day 1

No HW

Jan. 10

1.3 Day 2

HW: p 23 (#16,17)

Jan. 11

1.4

HW: p 24 (#18-19)

Jan. 12

Review

HW: Review WS

Jan. 16

Check Up 1

HW: Look up what you didn’t know how to do; Come in for help if needed

Jan. 17

Check-Up 1 Corrections

In-class corrections using book, notes & HW

HW: none J

*Reminders:

-Morning Math Sessions are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Students have an orange pass that will allow them to come up at 7:25.

-It is important for students to practice their newly learned math skills by completing the homework assignments. When they spend time thinking about these concepts, it boosts their learning! The answer keys are posted in Schoology, so students may check their work.

5th Hour Math:

Monday: Start Comparing & Scaling

Tuesday: Comparing & Scaling

Wednesday: Comparing & Scaling

Thursday: Comparing & Scaling

Friday: Comparing & Scaling

Science:

This week students have been presenting their endangered species projects. Next week we will begin Unit 2: Forces and Energy.

Monday and Tuesday: Brief Metric System Lesson

Wed-Fri: Describing Motion

Reminder: all assignments can be found in Schoology.

Parents,

Thank you for all the support you give to your students to help them flourish in middle school!

Thanks,

Team 7 Red

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TEAM & SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION

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STARTING AND ENDING THE DAY AT FRMS

School Day Hours: 7: 50 am – 2:50 pmParent drop-off and pick-up will be located on the NORTH entrance to the building. Students who walk to school will use this entrance as well. Students will be allowed into the building at 7:25 am.

Bus drop-off and pick-up is located on the SOUTH side of the building.

If you have questions regarding busing availability or requests, please stop in at the FRMS main office or call (785) – 717-4500 with questions.

ELECTIVE COURSES

7th grade students will enroll in elective courses to learn about a variety of subject areas they may want to pursue as they continue their education through middle and high school. During the 7th grade school year, these courses are either semester or year long courses. Students will have two elective class periods per day. More “course info.” for these classes will be shared with individual teachers. Elective course options listed below.Elective Courses:

  • Art
  • AVID
  • JAG
  • Everyday Teen Skills
  • Computers
  • Spanish
  • Academic Readiness
  • Math Strategies
  • STEM
  • Robotics
  • Orchestra
  • Band
  • Choir/Guitars
  • Physical Education (P.E.)
  • Strength & Conditioning
FRMS GRADING POLICY OVERVIEW

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ADDITIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Trooper Time: Trooper Time is a 30 minute class all students will have on Friday mornings. It is basically a student’s “homeroom”. Classes are typically smaller, between 12-15 students, which allows teachers to connect with students on a more personal level. In Trooper Time, students will participate in our anti-bullying program. This is also where they will plan for conferences. When you come for Student-Led Conferences in October and March, it is your student’s Trooper Time teacher who will meet with you first. If you have any questions about anything going on a school, or are not sure which teacher to contact, your student’s Trooper Time teacher is a great person with whom to communicate.Academic Strategies: Academic Strategies is a regular 54 minute class students will have everyday. On Fridays, students will have time to check their grades online and email you, their parents, with an update on grades and any missing work. On Fridays, students will also learn skills such as organization and spend time learning about and practicing our Trooper PRIDE values.

Beginning a few weeks into the school year, students will be placed into a Monday – Thursday Academic Strategies class based on their academic needs. Students will receive extra practice in math, reading or writing, or be challenged through extension classes. These placements are based on testing done at the beginning of the year, as well as studnet performance from the previous year. You will receive more information about these placements during October conferences.

COMMON WEBSITES AND LOG-INS

Math: DashUsername: firstlast@frms (ex. johndoe@frms)

Password: FrmsID# (ex. Frms12345)

Science: Pearson

Username: firstlast@frms (ex. johndoe@frms)

Password: FrmsID# (ex. Frms12345)

Social Studies: Discovery Education

Username: firstlast@frms (ex. johndoe@frms)

Password: FrmsID# (ex. Frms12345)

Gradebook: Skyward

Username: firstlast

Password: birthday: mmddyyyy (ex. 12262004)

Online Classwork: Schoology

Username and Password are the same as computer log-in

EmailOffice365

Username: email address (ex. johndoe@usd475.org)

Password: same as computer password

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