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7th Grade Update: March 27, 2017

7th Grade Update: March 27, 2017
Posted on 03/27/2017
Science

In science, we have been continuing our study of cells and living things by investigating the role that the digestive and circulatory system play in keeping the human body running. Additionally, every student has started a research project where they chose a question of interest related to cells or the body and must gather resources to help answer the question. Some of the questions students have selected include “How does diabetes affect the human body?” “Are mitochondria living things?” or “How do broken bones heal?” Check in with your 7th grader and ask them about their topic! These projects will be presented to our Netpals at our breakfast on May 5th. Pictured is a group of students meeting with Netpals during our March field trip.

Math

In the OGL math class, we are beginning a unit on proportional relationships. Students are extending their understanding of unit rate and analyzing tables and graphs to determine whether or not two quantities are proportional. Students will take their final district common assessment at the end of this unit.

In AMP math, we are in our studying the properties of angles and how it applies in the real world.

English Language Arts

In ELA, we are continuing with our identity unit and are planning for our next multiple text CER essay response. In addition, we will be practicing and reviewing for the upcoming ELA MCAS assessment.

Social Studies

In social studies, we have started our exploration of Ancient China and the three major philosophies; Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism. From this we will move to our DBQ on 
the Great Wall of China.

Model UN

Students from Putnam Ave participated in the greater Boston middle school model UN Competition. We have 6 seventh graders compete and two of our delegate groups won awards. Laila C. and Jade B. won Best Negotiator and Suraiya S. and Maryam F. won Best Speaker.