First, I like to say “Thank You” for all the parents and 7th graders who were able to pick up the materials that were left over since Spring Break. If you were unable to make it, then you have the rest of the week to go to school and pick up the materials. Steve Freese, our school’s maintenance leader, will help direct you to the correct spot. I was there this afternoon and it is fairly easy to navigate.
Thursday morning, I will begin to send the 4th quarter Evaluation Reports for Distance Learning to each and everyone of you. Please click on the attach file on Thursday to view the report. If you have any questions or concerns, then please respond. I will be available to answer any questions.
It was really unfortunate how the school year ended. I understand it was for safety, but it was still sad to not see this group for an extended period of time. I was just thinking about how Tuesday of the last week of school is typically the 7th Grade Bowling Field Trip. That is always a blast. It was a chance for the 7th graders to beat Mr. Carreon in a game of bowling, which isn’t too difficult. I also felt terrible how this group missed out on racing me on Race for the Education day. That isn’t too difficult now as I have gotten a little older. It still was a memorable moment for past groups that I’ve had.
I hope all of you have a safe and restful summer. I really hope things are back to normal for this summer and for the fall. I think we all miss normalcy and want our lives to be back to the way it was. I will make plenty of trips to the zoo this summer as soon as it is safe to go back. If any of you are frequent visitors to the zoo, then I hope we see one another.
Have a great summer
As the month of May has rolled around, we are coming to the end of the 2019-20 school year. It has been a memorable school year, especially the last couple of months of the school year.
For Geography, the students have been focusing on the important country of India. India will soon have the world’s largest population and the culture of India is impacting the world. The students worked on various detailed assignments for the geography and the culture of India.
In Literature, the 7th graders have been reading the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Besides comprehension questions, the students have also focused on point of view, figurative language (allusion), and important plot events. We will not have enough time to finish the novel during this school year. Please have your 7th grader finish the novel during the summer.
Thank you all very much.
7th Grade is moving steadily through February and looking forward to the month of March. I wanted to post a couple reminders.
First, Race for Education labels are due March 5th. Please read through the instructions and send your labels with your child.
Second, Spring Break will be from March 9th through 13th. I hope everyone enjoys their time off.
In Literature, the 7th graders have been reading Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. The novel is a historical fiction portrayal of an African-American family in Mississippi during the Great Depression and Jim Crow Law days. The students were presented with background knowledge on the historical context of this time period. They acquired knowledge on the difficulties for African-American people during this era. For each chapter, there are comprehension questions that are to be completed on Google Classroom. Also, there are vocabulary words for each chapter. For every three chapters read, there are test on important plot events, vocabulary, and an essay on character traits. Please study the vocabulary every night and also review the chapters every night. This book will be a lead-in to To Kill a Mockingbird in the springtime.
In Geography, the students are currently focusing on Africa. We have begun to focus on in-depth information on important geographic features in Northern Africa. The students will continue to learn about geographic features, but also learn more about location, culture, economics, and current events that are happening in Africa. By the end of this unit. The students will complete an endangered species project. More information on that specific project in the near future.
Thank you all very much
Please enjoy your weekend.
Hello. My name is Jerry Carreon and this is my 5th year at SPSL. I'm a 7th grade teacher and I teach Literature and Social Studies. I really enjoy teaching at SPSL. I've been very blessed to be around great families, students, administrators, teachers, and assistants.