Scandia Permission Slips and $15 is due on Monday, May 13, 2013 for the Tuesday, May 21st field trip!
Book Return for the home set of books is Wednesday, May 15th! Please remember to bring your home set of all textboooks to return to the library!
Chapter 8 Social Studies Test-
Thursday, May 9th!
AR Cut-Off Thursday, May 9th!
Finish Well-- Finish Strong!!!
-Unit 11 Review List:
Test on 4/26/13! Study! Study!Study!
1.adequate 2.ajar 3.dialogue 4.emblem 5. gigantic 6.havoc 7.hearth 8.implore 9.infamous 10.innumerable 11.lax 12.mar 13.misdeamnor 14.mull 15.narrative 16.overture 17.pact 18.stalemate 19.vindictive 20.wilt
*** Third Trimester- AR QUIZ 2 DUE MONDAY, April 22, 2013
70% or above score required on the quiz!
*** Social Studies Character Project Due Monday, April 22, 2013!
Students worked on this project all week 4.15-4.19 during their social studies class.
Work not finished needs to be completed at home- no late projects will be accepted at this point in the year!
Progress Reports go home Friday, April 12, 2013
AR Book 2 Quiz 70% or above due by Monday April 22, 2013!
California Science Center Field Trip Thursday 3.28. Be on time to school and remember to bring a sack lunch!! Students will be assigned to groups with a chaperone and need to make good choices all day. Please talk to your student about being respectful to our volunteers and following all directions.
Art Projects due tomorrow! Be prepared to share a 2 minute presentation about your project in class.
Library TOMORROW- bring books or fees due!
AR Cut-off for 70% or above quiz due next Friday, March 15!
7th Grade State Writing Test TOMORROW Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
Get to bed early tonight and be ready to show what you know tomorrow!
Vocabulary Words 2.25-3.1
Unit 9 11-20
Friday, February 22, 2013:
2nd Trimester Report Cards were sent home today with your student!
3rd Trimester Begins Today 2/19/13
Students were given their new schedules today.
Unit 9 Vocabulary
Quiz Friday, 2/22/13
7th Grade Reminders:
Dear Parents and Students,
This trimester is nearing the end. February 15, 2013 is the final day of second trimester. Please use these next few days to finish well. AR Reading has been part of the language arts program since August. Due to some unfortunate events in the fall, the AR policy in my classroom had changed. Students were told and made aware that they had to sign up with me to read a book (three per trimester) and then take and pass the AR comprehension quiz. As we near the final AR Cut-Off date, Friday February 8, 2013 it has come to my attention that some students have not followed the rules. I want to clarify that I have the sign up sheets and that credit will only be given for quizzes passed that are on the list. Taking quizzes for other students or having a friend tell you about their book and then taking the quiz is not acceptable. Students have been aware of this since November. If students have failed quizzes on books they signed up for, then it is their responsibility to let me know the name of the new book they are reading to fulfill the requirement of three chapter books read with passing quiz scores. The original AR cut-off date of February 8, 2013 is quickly approaching. I have met with students this past week, to let them know what they need to do to meet the requirements established by this Friday. Parents can also use the Home Connect information to check the results of these quizzes from home through the password and sign in log.Readingis essential to learning. This is very important.
Finally, starting February 5thstudents now mayonlytake AR quizzes in my room before/after school, during language arts or social studies class, and during lunch if I am in the classroom. Students will also be allowed to take quizzes during our library visits. We are scheduled to visit the library this Thursday, so be sure you are FINISHED with your current book so you may take a comprehension quiz during that time. If you need an extension it is your responsibility to contact me and discuss your request and how your needs can be accommodated. All of these efforts have been made to help you succeed in reading more, increasing vocabulary and ultimately gaining greater comprehension skills. On a lighter note, students can also have access to eBooks and audio books free of charge through the Etiwanda Library System. To access the Ebooks and audio books using the new Overdrive system, students must first contact Mrs. Claflin via email email@example.com. Please include the student’s name and school so your account can be activated and then use your AR user name and password to gain access. This will work on a variety of devices and can help students be even more excited about reading daily! Thank you for your continued support!
Unit Vocabulary (11-20)
Unit 8 Vocabulary (1-10)
Quiz Friday, February 1st
**Language Arts Classes are taking the District Benchmark CC Writing Exams this week**
Study Unit 7 Words 1-20 for Quiz Friday, January 25,2012
(Scroll down for complete list of words)
Unit 7 Vocabulary Words January 14-18
Quiz Friday, January 18, 2013
Chapter 5 Japan Test Corrections are due by Thursday, January 10, 2013
Unit 7 Vocabulary Words: January 7-10th
Vocabulary Quiz Thursday, January 10, 2013 since students do not come to school on Friday for Data Day. Thanks!
Benchmark Testing Tuesday and Wednesday!
Get to bed early and eat a good breakfast in the morning!
UNIT 6 Vocabulary Review Test on Friday 12/14/12:
Scroll down and review the words from the last two weeks!
December 3-7, 2012
Weekly Vocabulary-Unit 6 Words 11-20
November 26-30, 2012
Unit 6 Vocabulary Words #1-10
November 13-19, 2012
Unit 5 Review Week Scroll Below...
Unit 5 Words 1-20 for Review Quiz Friday 11.19.12
November 5 - November 9, 2012 Minimum Day Schedule ALL WEEK for Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences:
Unit 5 Vocabulary 11-12
October 29- November 2, 2012
Unit 5 Vocabulary Words 1-10
Quiz on Friday!
Study all 20 words below
This week students are to write four sentences each day including the vocabulary word underlined, a similar meaning word circled and have at least 10 words in the sentence
Review Quiz on Friday!!
Unit 4 Words 11-20
** Use Vocabulary Map given out on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 to complete for each word**. All maps due on Friday before the quiz!
STUDY UNIT 3 Words 1-20 Review Week
See Lists Below:
Unit 3 Words 11-20
Unit 3 Words 1-10
September 10, 2012:
Unit 2 Review Week:
Students will be tested on all 20 words on Friday, September 14th!
Use the above words in 10-12 word vocabulary sentences with antonymns in each sentence. Underline each word in the sentence and circle the antonymn. (Check that you have spelled the vocabulary word correctly to receive full credit)
** The class welcome letter/parent contact sheet was sent home with students on Wednesday, August 22,2012! Any 7th grade student bringing back the signed parent sheets will receive a "Mahalo"! Help Mrs.Schemenauer and Dr. Courduff get to know you better by returning these sheets A.S.A.P.** Helpful links for sensational 7th graders...
- English Language Arts practice by standard! http://elatestprep.com
Try it out! We gave the students username and password information, if you need it again, feel free to contact us.
- Want to access your child's assignments and grades from home? Sign up for an ESPRI account through the district website! www.etiwanda.org. Click on Parents, then on ESPRI to create an account.
- We will be adding vocabulary lists to the homework section for those of you who want to get a head-start on homework each week.
- We have a Newsflash page to this site. You'll be able to get updates on class assignments and activities by signing up on this page. You can sign up to receive messages by email, text message, or both!
- We uploaded a document to the Documents link that provides information on ordering Scholastic books online. Our class account code is GNQKF. Simply go to www.scholastic.com, create a parent account, and then order books using this code. Every time you order online we get one free book for the class!
We hope many of you take advantage of these great resources.
Mrs. Schemenauer and Dr. Courduff