7B & 7M Newsletter for December 2019

Social Studies
It’s getting colder and darker but we continue to move forward eager for the Christmas holidays.  In Social Studies we will be working on our Origin Mythology Projects.  I would like to thank all the parents for helping their children purchase some amazing presentation boards.  The students have been diligent in their research up until now, and we will continue to work on our presentations for over 26 different mythologies!  Once completed, students will be asked to present their origin myths and write a reflective essay comparing and contrasting the different myths they have learned about.  It is my hope that they notice some striking similarities that span cultures and civilizations.  This assignment will be due on December 16th.
English Language Arts
The Grade Sevens are currently working on the creation of Biographical Essays.  Each student has chosen a book on an important person of their choosing.  It may have been a political figure, general, saint, activist, entertainer, artist, etc…. The selection was limited to the last three centuries to ensure that detailed accounts were written by that person’s biographer.  The students also had the option of choosing an autobiography.  The Grade Sevens have now been given two handouts; the first is a package that they should complete at home.  It asks the students to select and review important events pertaining to that person’s life.  The second handout will be completed mostly in class.  It goes through the important steps in writing a biographical essay.  This assignment will be due on December 16th. 
Art
A big thanks to all those parents who donated $2 for the upcoming art project.  We will be making sock snowmen.  If you would like to see what we will be making please check out the link below.  Cheers!
Sock Snowman Link:
Christian Education
 One of the most important times on the Church Liturgical Calendar; Advent is a time of renewal and reflection as we wait for the coming of Jesus Christ.  In religion, we will be guiding the children through some of the most important aspects of advent and learning how to bring the love of Christ into our lives and the lives of others this Christmas Season.

Math

As the month of December starts, so will

the Grade Sevens’ exploration of Probability.

Before beginning this chapter, both

classes will be completing math work in

preparation for any upcoming placement

tests. The unit on probability will cover

theoretical and experimental probability for

independent and compound events.

If you would like extra math practice for

your child, please let me know. Exposure

to a variety of questions and styles as well as

practice will help ensure students reach

their potential.

 Science

As November came to an end, the Grade Sevens

continued working on crystalline structure

and conducted an inquiry on factors that affect

crystal growth. Students will transition to

learning about changes in matter and chemical

changes. Once we have completed this, we

will move onto the topic of Electromagnetism.

Students will be given ample class-time to

work on any group projects but will be expected

to complete some research at home.