Week of Sept. 19th in Grade 7

Monday – No school – Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

Tuesday – Band (bring instruments on Sept. 27th)
– Current Events (Lucy)

Friday – Prayer for God’s Nations (Violet)

BMV: John 10:10

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Week of September 12th in Grade 7:

Tuesday: Band (bring instruments if you have them!)

Thursday: Ice Cream Social evening (Come and meet the teachers!) – 6-7:30pm

Friday: BMV – Information about our BMV program came out on the first day of school. We begin this Friday with Romans 12:2a – “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

DEVOTION AND PRAYER: Students will be leading the class in 2 devotions this year. Information and dates came home today (Sept. 12). We will start the week of Sept. 19th. Tuesdays we will be looking at CURRENT EVENTS in God’s Church that are happening around the world (see attachment, which was also sent home).

On Fridays we will be looking at how to Pray for God’s Diverse Nations.


The Adventure in Grade 7 Begins!

Yahoo… A new school year! Grade 7…whoop whoop!

I am so excited to see what wonderful things the Lord has in store for our amazing class this year!  September always brings joyful and hopeful anticipation for a fresh start, fun, friendships and new routines. I can’t wait to get to know each unique student and what they will bring to our class.

Grade 7 students will have a few teachers this year, as you can see in the schedule below. Links to their blogs are in the sidebar to the right.

Happy Summer!

What a joy this year was. Thank you for the blessing of teaching your children. I hope you have a lovely summer and I look forward to hopefully seeing you all tomorrow (Wed, June 22) at Report Card pick-up from 10am-noon. God bless you!

Margaret Falls Upper Trail Hike

Week of May 30 – Grade 7

Countdown is on… 10 more school days. I am in shock at how quickly this year has gone. I have thoroughly enjoyed this class so much and am so happy we still have 10 days together!


  • Socials Test (study guide sent home on May 19 and you can also see info on previous blog post)
  • Thrilling Thun event (after school – 3:30-5pm): Your child would have had to have purchased tickets for this after school “fun day” put on by the Senior Peer Mentor class

Wednesday –

  • Band class…only 2 more to go!

Thursday – Field Trip to Camp Green Lake! (ie. my home… 😉 ) Come prepared for the weather as we will go rain or shine…at the moment it’s looking cloudy with rain showers…

Friday –

  • Last BMV

Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

  • Holes Vocabulary Quiz – Study Guide home on Monday – see below for the list and a printable PDF (though each student will come home with a paper copy Monday)

On the go in Grade 7 – Week of May 23

Ancient Rome test – Tuesday, May 31…study guide was sent home last week, but see below for terms and topics to study (articles and paragraphs to read were also sent home within the study guide).

Permission slips will be coming home this week for a field trip to Camp Green Lake (my property near Gardom Lake) to have fun together based on activities from our novel study, Holes.

Holes – Our novel study has been lots of fun and it seems the students are enjoying the book. We are learning lots of new vocabulary words and a list to study will come home once we have finished reading the book for a vocabulary quiz (date TBD).

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.”

Health – check your emails with info about our next health topic… puberty!

Fun Day – will be this Friday, May 27th for the whole school (which is different than the peer mentoring “Thrilling Thun” event that will be held after school on the 31st)


Romulus and Remus: twin brothers who supposedly founded Rome 

Julius Caesar: skilled and powerful general who was murdered by members of the Senate (after fearing that he would gain too much power at their expense) 

Augustus: the first emperor of the Roman Empire who made many improvements to society 

Constantine: reigned over a major transition in the Roman Empire and was the first Emperor to convert to Christianity, making it legal to be a Christian. 

Republic: a state of the classical Roman civilization, run through public representation of the Roman people 

Dictator: a ruler with total power over a country, typically got control by force. 

Pax Romana: 200-year period of peace and stability within the Roman Empire 

Plebeians: common people 

Patricians: powerful and wealthy nobles 

Gladiator: a trained fighter who fought to the death in arenas like the Colosseum 

Forum: public meeting place in Rome 

Legion: organized groups of soldiers 

Province: a territory in Italy or wherever a Roman official had authority in the name of Rome. 

Christianity: a religion and belief based on the person and teachings of Jesus, based on the Bible as sacred scripture  

Aqueduct: channel that carried water into cities from the mountains 

Colosseum: building used for entertainment like gladiator fights 

12 Tables: The body of laws in Rome 

  • Technologies – roads, aqueducts, Colosseum – examples like these that we use today 
  • Government – how is the Canadian system similar to that of Ancient Rome? 
  • Christianity in Ancient Rome – how / why did Christianity spread during the time of the Roman Empire? 
  • Geography and location – benefits of location; what was the core of the Roman economy? 

Week of May 15 in Grade 7


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.”