Today we took part in an “Hour of Code” activity where we plotted a narrative and added realistic dialogue using Scratch.
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”
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.
We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow for the first day of school. You do not need to bring school supplies in until Tuesday. We will meet on the field across from school for opening ceremonies. Parents are welcome to come as well. Parents are also welcome to sign up for our Parent Engagement Meetings. Look for a sign up email soon.
The 7th Grade Team
We did a three week geography unit between Thanksgiving and Winter Break. We used our new mapping skills to create large maps of real and imaginary places. The Star Wars Galaxy and Hogwarts, our favorite video games and our own houses are all on display. We used light tables, projectors, and old fashioned math to expand maps to a larger scale and we used our own creativity to add interesting details.
The 7th/4th grade map painting project was huge success! The mentor/mentee activity provided an opportunity for students to practice the Essential Habits of Perseverance, Initiative, Leadership and Problem-Solving.