Week of March 7th in Grade 7~~~

Happy March…time is flying! This class continues to bless me in many ways. Each one brings me so much joy and I am thankful for them.

Students earned their “Fantastic February” challenge…barely…and so, as requested by vote, I have booked us a visit to the Gym of Rock climbing gym for some classroom community building and fun before Spring Break. Forms (a waiver from Gym of Rock and permission / payment form from me) were put in backpacks last Thursday…but if they have mysteriously gone missing – here they are:

We are also planning an Ancient Greek Day for the week of March 14th…complete with costumes and team “Olympic” games. Please start thinking about an Ancient Greek costume (there are many “simple Greek costume DIY” ideas on the internet!).

Band is of course on Wednesday… and there will again be no spelling test this week as we’ve been finishing up other tasks. Students will get new words this week for one spelling test before Spring Break.

Report cards will be out on Friday, March 11th so keep an eye on your email.

BMV – Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Week of February 21 in Grade 7…

Monday – FAMILY DAY – no school! Enjoy!!!

Tuesday TWIN DAY – get a buddy or two and come dressed as twins. Today is 2s Day… the 2nd day of the week, 22nd day of the 2nd month of the year 2022. Pretty neat!

ANCIENT GREECE TEST RETAKE: Some students have opted to retake the test on Ancient Greece. Study Guide can be found here: https://kcsgrade7.com/2022/01/31/ancient-greece-study-guide/

Wednesday

  1. PINK SHIRT DAY – anti-bullying awareness
  2. BAND
  3. NO SPELLING TEST

Friday:

BMV: Ephesians 6: 1-3 – Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honour your father and mother” – which is the first commandment with a promise – “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

TUSC – one of our favourite days of the month!
ROLES: (For descriptions: https://kcsgrade7.com/2021/10/13/t-u-s-c-due-friday-october-22/)

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

Scripture Memory Verses for Semester 2

Verses to Memorize for Semester 2 were sent home last Friday. 🙂 Let me know if you need another paper copy. Why do we memorize passages from the Bible? So that we can remember them just long enough to recite them when the teacher asks us to? Surely this cannot be the reason. And it isn’t. We memorize passages in order that God may write His Word on our hearts and minds…so we can learn and grow!

Some of these verses are quite a bit longer and will take effort and practice to learn. I have posted them here below.

T.U.S.C. Roles – for Feb. 25th

Our next TUSC will be coming up on Friday, Feb. 25th. The roles that students have chosen are found below. Details on the roles can be found here (this is a link to old roles, but has explanation about what the roles are): https://kcsgrade7.com/2021/10/13/t-u-s-c-due-friday-october-22/

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

Week of Feb. 14th in Grade 7

Monday: Happy Valentine’s Day! School Spirit Day – wear RED and/or PINK!

Wednesday: Band, Spelling Test (see: https://kcsgrade7.com/2022/02/09/spelling-list-test-on-february-16th/) and BMV (Philippians 4:8)

Thursday: SILVERSTAR – be at the school for 6:55am for a more prompt departure than last time, hopefully! I don’t anticipate any curveballs this week. 😉 I will email parent drivers tomorrow to confirm and to give a list of students they will be driving.

Friday: PRO-D (no school)… Enjoy! :)

We are continuing with partner / individual projects about Ancient Greece. These will be due on February 24th and students will present during the week of February 28th.

LOOKING AHEAD: TUSC Presentations will be February 25th – will post roles tomorrow in case students have forgotten!

BMV – Philippians 4:8

Since we ski on Thursday and there is a Pro-D on Friday, our BMV will be due on WEDNESDAY! 🙂

Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.

I love learning scripture to music and here is one that I shared with the students on Friday:

Spelling List – Test on February 16th

Exceptional – unusual, not typical

Camel – an animal with 1 or 2 humps on its back

Castle – a large building fortified against attack

Identical – exactly alike

Easel – a self-supporting frame for holding an artist’s work

Dazzle – to amaze

Mineral – a substance made naturally

Label – tag to identify

Example – to show

Original – the first or unique

Level – to be horizontal, to balance or another floor

People – human beings

Sandal – footwear with straps

Tunnel – a passage through a hill or under a building …

Visible – able to be seen

On the go in Grade 7 – Week of Feb. 7

We had a fantastic ski day last week and look forward to our next day of skiing fun on the 17th.

This week we will be continuing our study on Ancient Greece, with a test on Thursday. Study guides were sent home last week (and see previous blog post) and students will bring home reading guides and lapbooks they made on Monday. Students have also chosen a topic on Ancient Greece to research more in depth and will be starting to work on this project this week as well. We will continue to explore Greek mythology, both with our novel study, written assignments and art projects.

Finally, the Olympics have started! Perfect timing as we study Ancient Greece. I enjoy celebrating the effort and hard work of Canadian Olympians and so students will also do a brief research on one sport / Olympian to do a short presentation about different athletes. We will watch the Olympics each lunch.

In Bible, we will continue learning about different people in the book of Acts and also learning from references to Greek culture and religion. We are watching a video series that are narrative accounts by Bible personalities of portions of Acts, such as Peter discussing the start of the church as described in Acts 2-5. Together, the videos and study guides provide an in-depth view of the book of Acts. 

Week at a Glance:

Monday and Tuesday – PE days … please be sure to have appropriate footwear!
Wednesday – NO spelling test this week, but this is a BAND day – bring your instrument!
Thursday – Test on Ancient Greece
Friday – Devo – Daxs
BMV – Colossians 3:1-2 — “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

Spelling List for February 2

Department – a division of a large organization

Determine – to make happen / to do

Stir – to move an object around in order to mix it thoroughly

Director – a person in charge

Bureau – a writing desk

Larger – a bigger size

Pattern – a repetitive design or order

First – number 1

Historical – in the past

Disturb – to interfere

Wardrobe – a tall, large closet

Serve – doing something for someone

Inspiration – being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially something creative

Humorous – being funny, causing laughter

Urban – town or city