Week of May 15 in Grade 7

Hello!

Where does the time go??? How is it mid-May?

I’m sorry it’s been a couple of weeks since I have updated the blog. We enjoyed our Poetry Café and I am still reading through their Poetry Booklets. They will be sent home as soon as I am done.

There will be no more weekly spelling tests as we will be focusing more on grammar concepts that students find challenging with daily review lessons and practice assignments. We have begun our final novel study, Holes.

Congrats to our 5 seventh grade cross-country runners. They all pushed hard and did very well in both races.

Tuesday – Math Test – see Miss Guetter’s blog for more info (www.kcsgrade8.com)

BMV – DUE May 27

1 Corinthians 10:31 – “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

  • Reminder! We have a 4-day long weekend coming up, with NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 20th (pro-d day) and no school on Monday, May 23rd (Victoria Day). Enjoy! ****

Important Dates to Note

I am postponing our Poetry Café. Instead of having it on Monday, the new date will be: Thursday, May 5th. Students should be practicing memorizing their poem at home. I have extra copies of the poems they chose, if they need another one.

Figurative Language Quiz – Wednesday, May 4th. Students must know definitions and be able to share an example. They should have brought this study guide home – but a copy is shared below.

BMV – Friday, May 6th –

 1 John 4 : 19-21

“We love because He first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And He has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.”

Week of April 25 in Grade 7…

We will be wrapping our poetry unit this week, with students putting together their own poetry booklet. Students should be working on memorizing the poem they chose (written by a published poet) and reciting it with fluency and expression – most were prepared, but I still do not have a plan from some students. Copies of poems were photocopied for students who requested them and copies can be made for other students on Monday. Our Poetry Cafe will be on Monday, May 2. They will also share two poems they have written.

A study guide will be sent home on Tuesday about figurative language. Students must know definitions and be able to share a unique example (a copy is also posted below). There will be a quiz on May 4th.

Students are doing activities as we learn about Ancient Rome.

We will be continuing our Bible study in the book of Acts after pausing to focus on last week’s memory verse and having discussions about “love”…what that looks like in and out of the classroom. Please continue to pray for our class as these 12 and 13 year olds continue to learn how to relate to one another in a kind, respectful and loving way. We are also continuing to learn lessons from “Virtue in Media” about a healthy use of screens.

BMV – 1 John 4 : 19-21 (due May 6)

“We love because He first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And He has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.”

Week of April 18 – Grade 7

I hope you all had a blessed Easter – rejoicing in the hope we have in Jesus and giving thanks for His ultimate sacrifice for us.

Monday – No school…be practicing your BMV – it’s a long one! (https://kcsgrade7.com/2022/04/08/bmv-due-april-22/)

Tuesday – Welcome back! Continuing our poetry unit today. Students will need to pick a poem by Thursday that they want to memorize, with a minimum of 8 lines. We will be having a poetry cafe on Monday, May 2nd where students will share their memorized poem as well as two that they have written.

Wednesday – Band today, no spelling test.

Matthew – share devo

Thursday – Have a poem picked that you want to memorize (8 lines minimum). You must give a copy to Mrs. Chapman today.

Friday –
– BMV due
– TUSC presentations today! (https://kcsgrade7.com/2022/04/08/t-u-s-c-roles-for-april-22/)
– Victoria: share devo

On the go in Grade 7 this week…

Monday:
– Cross-Country running forms due

Wednesday:
– Spelling / Grammar test (see: https://kcsgrade7.com/2022/04/06/spelling-grammar-possessives-for-wed-april-13/)
– BAND
– cross-country practice after school (3:15-4pm)

Thursday:
– School-Wide Easter Assembly – families are welcome to join (yay!) – 2-3pm

Friday:
Good Friday – no school

Heads-up for Week of April 18 – see previous blog posts 🙂
– TUSC
– long BMV – start memorizing!

If anyone is interested in ordering books through the Scholastic Book Club, I have a class code where a percentage of purchases will then be used to buy books for our class library. My code is: RC815302 and you can access the digital catalogues here: https://classroomessentials.scholastic.ca/s/cec-ca/en/digital-catalogues

BMV – due April 22

1 John 4:7-12

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: Not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.”

T.U.S.C. Roles for April 22

Isaiah – News Reporter
Lily – Organizer
Canaan – Song Reviewer
Dante – Architect / World’s Craziest Buildings
Eli – Pastor
Jaycee – Fashion Advisor
Isaac – Movie Critic
Caleb – Free Pass
Matthew – Scientist
Jesse – Weather Wiz
Victoria – Secretary
Alex – Fitness Coach
Ella – Riddler / Mathlete
Ben – Techie
Ava – Guess Who?
Kaylee – Corny Jokester
Owen – Sports Broadcaster
Nasz – Health Tip / Nutritionist
Sydney – Poet
Aspen – Artist
Daxs – Historian / Fun Fact
Eden – Art Curator
Sunnee – Master Chef

Description of roles found here: https://kcsgrade7.com/2021/10/13/t-u-s-c-due-friday-october-22/

Spelling/Grammar- Possessives (for Wed., April 13)

Possessives show possession, or ownership. To spell the possessive of a singular noun, add an apostrophe and an “s”. To spell the possessive of plural nouns ending in s, add an apostrophe after the s. If the plural noun does not end in an s, add both the apostrophe and an “s”.

We have been working on sentences in class and some students are having a hard time with this concept and are wanting to write a sentence such as, “The coaches are fun.” What we are looking at, however, is ownership, so students need to think of something that belongs to this specific person. For example, “The coaches’ jerseys are yellow and red.”

  1. coach’s (1 coach)
  2. coaches’ (belongs to more than one coach)
  3. director’s (1 director)
  4. directors’ (belongs to more than one director)
  5. player’s (1 player)
  6. players’ (belongs to more than one player)
  7. roommate’s (1 roommate)
  8. roommates’ (belongs to more than one roommate)
  9. student’s (1 student)
  10. students’ (belongs to more than one student)

BMV – Friday, April 8

A reminder from an earlier post about this week’s BMV… Students have been practicing in class and many have already recited, which is exciting! 🙂

Proverbs 3:3-6

Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
    bind them around your neck,
    write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
    in the sight of God and man.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to Him,
    and he will make your paths straight.