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Seventh Grade 2017 – 2018 Blog

June 11 – June 15

Science  This final week in science we applied our learned engineering skills from this course to an egg drop activity. Students had to select 12 of 20 possible materials in order to drop an egg from a height without breaking. This interactive final activity allowed the class to enjoy the building process one last time. We laughed when some eggs did not survive the fall and were surprised at others that did survive after a huge thump sound. This year has been filled with successes and growth of science abilities. We cannot wait to continue hands on science next year...
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June 4 – June 8

Math 7X is close to finishing Unit 14: Proportions. Unit 14 assignments/corrections are due Wednesday, June 13th. 7Y is close to finishing Unit 17: Probability of Combined Events. Units 16 and 17 assignments/corrections are due Wednesday, June 13th. Judaic Studies I was blown away by the amazing presentations at the Renaissance Fair! Kol haKavod! 7th graders looked at the reaction of Bnai Yisrael to the spies’ report. Why do they say “If only we’d died in the land of Egypt or in this wilderness – if only we’d died!” Why would they rather die than go into the land? What...
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May 29 – June 1

Science This week in science we are finishing the building of our custom solar cars. Students have been comparing their design with other groups. They have naturally tested the function of their cars in direct sunlight and went back to improve on their design so the car can move in a straight line. Next week we will be testing these cars for maximum velocity and how straight they can travel using the power of the sun. Exciting times with our final weeks in science. Judaic Studies 7th graders are reading and translating chapter 13 of Bmidbar/the book of Numbers. Moshe...
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May 22- May 25

Hebrew This week students started taking a series of assessments in all 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. A similar assessment was taken at the beginning of the year, the results we receive will allow us to track students progress in all 4 skills. These tests do not impact the students grade on their progress reports but are very important so we can track each students progress from the beginning of the year and from previous years and the MS as a whole. Math 7X worked on their unit project of making a mobile of solids this week, calculating...
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May 14 – May 18

Math 7X finished learning the materials on Unit 13: Volumes and Surface Areas of Solids, and are working on their unit project, making a mobile of solids. This project is due at the beginning of class on Friday, May 25th. The following unit (unit 14) is on Proportions. Reminder: All current incomplete corrections or missing assignments for the second semester should be turned in no later than Wednesday, May 23rd. 7Y started a new unit on Probability of Simple Events (unit 16). On this unit, they will learn to use set language and set notation to describe a set of...
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May 7 – May 11

Math Seventh graders spent the week reviewing for the upcoming ERB. Please remind your child to bring a calculator on Wednesday, May 16th for Math Part II. After the ERB, the classes will resume and learn unit materials: 7X on Volumes and Surface Areas of Solids (unit 13) and 7Y on Probability of Simple Events (unit 16). 4th progress report of the second semester was sent with your child today and it should be signed and returned by no later than Thursday, May 17th. All current incomplete corrections or missing assignments for the second semester should be turned in no later...
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April 30 – May 4

Advisory The 7th graders had a wonderful spring poetry reading! Students read their poems and listened supportively to each other to welcome the spring! Math 7X finished learning the materials on Unit 13: Volumes and Surface Areas of Solids, and will begin working on their unit project after the standardized tests on Tuesday, May 15th – Wednesday, May 16th. Until then, the classes will be spent reviewing for the test. Please remind students to bring calculators to class. 7Y finished learning the materials on Unit 14: Proportions. The Standardized Tests are coming up (Tuesday, May 15th – Wednesday, May 16th)...
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April 23 – April 27

Judaic Studies 7th graders are studying chapter 12 in the book of Bmidbar using a traditional text: Mikraot Gdolot. Students were given a challenge: find a way to portray a page of Mikraot Gdolot using their bodies!     The 7th graders went on to make their own pages of Mikraot Gdolot: Math 7X started learning “Volumes and Surface Areas of Solids” this week and in this unit (unit 13), they will learn to sketch prisms, use nets to visualize their surface areas, find the volumes and surface areas of prisms, convert between cm2 and m3, and between cm3 and...
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April 16 – April 20

Math 7X this week found areas of parallelograms and trapezoids, and solved problems involving perimeters and areas of composite plane figures. The unit test (also a due date for extra credit) is currently scheduled for Tuesday, April 24th. 7Y finished learning the materials on Unit 13: Volumes and Surface Areas of Solids, and are working on their unit project, making a mobile of solids. This project is due at the beginning of class on Wednesday, April 25th. The following unit (unit 14) is on Proportions. Progress report #3 was sent out today. Hebrew This week in Hebrew we dedicated our...
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March 26 – March 29

Math 7X started learning “Perimeters and Areas of Plane Figures.” In this unit, they will learn to solve problems involving perimeters and areas of squares, rectangles, and triangles, find the circumference and area of a circle, find the areas of parallelograms and trapezoids, and solve problems involving perimeters and areas of composite plane figures. 7Y received their Unit 12: Perimeters and Areas of Plane Figures test back and it should be signed and returned no later than Monday, April 9th. They started learning “Volumes and Surface Areas of Solids” this week and in this unit, they will learn to sketch...
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