I hope everyone had a relaxing three day weekend. It’s hard to believe there are only three weeks left in the school year!
This Week in Class
Students will embark on a Medieval Japan unit this week, exploring how geography affected settlement patterns and the influence of neighboring cultures on Japan. Students should turn in pp. 136-142 of their Interactive Student Notebooks by Thursday, May 28th. Additionally, students will explore the subjects, symbols, and syllabic meters of Japanese tanka and haiku poetry.
Students will start each class by completing a journal warm-up. This week, students will complete 122-147. Journal entries are due Friday. Daily Journal Topics
End of Quarter: Thursday, June 11th
I’ve updated grades as of all assignments completed through Friday, May 22nd. Be sure to check your child’s progress on Synergy. The last day of the quarter is Thursday, June 11th, the same day as the seventh-grade OAKS Park Field Trip: https://parent.cascadetech.org/pps1j/.
Current Event: Due Thursday
Students will analyze and summarize informational text found in newspapers or magazine articles through completion of a current event. The current event sheet can be found here Current Events Sheet and links and passwords for Junior Scholastic and Scholastic Scope magazines can be found below.
- Junior Scholastic: http://junior.scholastic.com/ (Student Password: fantiger175)
- Scholastic Scope: http://scope.scholastic.com/ (Student Password: phonestorm259)
Independent Novel Project: Due Wednesday, June 3rd
Students will be responsible for reading a novel of choice and completing a few of the project options described here Indie Novel Project Options. Projects are due Wednesday, June 3rd.
OAKS Park Field Trip: Thursday, June 11th
Seventh-grade students will take an all-day field trip to OAKS Park on Thursday, June 11th. The cost is $20. Permission slips and money are due Wednesday, June 3rd.
Morning Library and Computer Access
If students need computer access, Beaumont’s library opens each morning at 8:15 a.m.. Students can enter with a pass from a teacher, or with a parent as a “walking hall pass.”
Spring Break 2016: Paris and the French Riviera
If you’re looking for global travel opportunities for your child, look no further! I’ll be taking a group of students to explore Paris and the French Riviera during Spring Break 2016. Check here for more information: http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1681167KE.
Video of the Week: SBS TV’s Destination Flavour: Japan
Check out the first episode of SBS TV’s Destination Flavour: Japan. Focused on Hokkaido, the culinary heart of Japan, Adam Liaw shows us the Japanese reverence for food. Additional episodes focus on Tokohu, Hokuriku, Nagoya, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kyushu, Shikoku, and Okinawa. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xzTbDGKpAA&list=PLp0_dTJkiKi6WyrJgZKLDpZvkg_IkLf2E&index=1