Welcome 7th Grade Parents,
The school year has gotten off to a fantastic start. It is a joy to see all the smiling faces. Also, it is even better to see all the eager learners in the 7th grade. I can’t express enough gratitude on how much I appreciate the 7th grade students happiness and effort.
Below I will give an update on Geography and Literature for the last couple of weeks. Plus a preview on what will happen in the next week(s).
Our school year has begun with one of the most important concepts which is the five themes of geography. The five themes are the basis of the study of geography. The themes are location, place, movement, region, and human-environment interaction. Each theme has plenty of geographic characteristics that go into each theme. For the last week, the students have practiced learning these themes by filling out a five themes diagram on the Ireland, Antarctica, and Japan.
This coming week for Geography, we will begin our current event assignment. Current events are a great way for students to learn more about what is happening in the world, but also to realize how much geography plays a role in current events. The range of subtopics that are covered are government, climate, regions, environment, etc. All of these subtopics are play a role in the five themes of geography.
The students will each do a practice current event with Mr. Carreon. The students will then be required to complete one current event per quarter. The students will have information on the requirements. I will post this information sheet onto Google Classroom.
Our students have already had a test on genres of literature. The students are now in the process of learning more about the elements of fiction. This concept will have a test in the coming weeks. Also, the element of fiction will be a concept that is assessed throughout the year. Please make sure to review the elements of fiction throughout the year.
Besides the elements of fiction, the students have read a realistic fiction short story called “Three-Century Woman”. There was a reading check comprehension assignment that went along with the required reading. The students also have read a non-fiction short story called “The Fall of the Hindenburg”. This is a great opportunity for the students to compare and contrast fiction to non-fiction. There will be a test next Wednesday, September 11th on the these two stories.
On Monday, September 9th, the students will be in the computer lab, completing their Star Reading assessment. Star Reader is a tool that teachers use to evaluate the 7th graders progression, but also it is a tool to help teachers gather strategies to help the students in literature.
Thank you all very much.
Dear 7th Grade Parents and Students
Thank very much for the wonderful school year. I appreciate the all the hard work and kindness of the 7th graders this school year. Have a great summer and see you all in the fall. Good luck in 8th grade.
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.