Leopard Frog Dissection

Students are gearing up for Exhibition #1 and what better way to learn about the body systems than to dissect a frog! Total engagement, excitement, and participation!

Please ask your student about their experience, their body system, and something they learned. They may surprise you!

 

Massachusetts STEM Week

Last week was STEM week for the State of Massachusetts. MCCPS had various activities throughout the week. The 7th grade and their 4th grade mentees investigated bird beak shapes and how they are adapted to the food the bird eats. They will design their own beak and explain how its shape affects what their fictional bird might eat.

Busy Week at Charter!

Yesterday, the 7th grade went on a walking field trip to Redd’s Pond and Old Burial Hill. We met the Marblehead Model Yacht Club and discussed with them the impact algae blooms are having on their races and the health of the pond. Students took water samples and tested for pestcides, nitrates, and bacteria. They also worked on describing a setting and transcribing headstones from Old Burial Hill, which they might use for their spooky stories.

 

 

We ended our busy week with a mentor/mentee activity. The 7th graders assisted in peer editing their 4th grade mentee’s animal stories. The pairings have been succesful and both grades are enjoying the opportunity to work together.

Check Out Our New Weather Station!

Have you noticed anything new on the roof of Charter? We have installed a weather station that is collecting data and making it available to the world! Seventh grade is the home of the data console and we have a live link on the right side of this page. You can also see the data by downloading either the “Weatherlink 2.0” app or the “Weather Underground” app. In either application, search for MCCPS and make it a favorite. More to come on this project. (This program is supported in full by a grant from the Friends of the Marblehead Public Schools, Inc.)

What is Happening in 7th Grade?

We had a great day at Children’s Island last week and we are looking forward to several upcoming field trips. Look for a permission slip coming home soon for our fall trip to Project Adventure on Monday and Tuesday September 24 and 25. We will be working on team building games and the stretching ourselves with the high ropes course. In early October we will go on a walking trip to Redd’s Pond and Old Burial Hill. We hope to see lots of parents on Parent’s Night Thursday September 20th from 6 to 8pm. We will introduce ourselves and discuss curriculum for the year. Bring your questions!

The map of Redd’s Pond is from ” Discovering Marblehead: A Guide to Open Spaces and Historic Places”

Children’s Island Field Trip

We will be going to Children’s Island on Friday, September 7th. Please keep an eye out for the permission slip going home today. School drop off will be at the usual time and we will walk down to the landing to take the Hannah Glover to the island. Dismissal for 7th grade will be at 3pm at the State Street dock. Students must bring a healthy snack and lunch. Please send a bottle of water in a thermos or plastic bottle ( no glass). Students should wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. Hats and sunblock are recommended. Your child’s emergency card must be on file in the nurse’s office. Permission slip is due by Tuesday, Sept 4th.