Miss Amber Beyer

Grade 7

Contact: abreyer@stjohnskenmore.com

MAY NEWS

Welcome students and families! I am looking forward to learning this school year with my 7th and 8th graders. We are going to have a great year filled with memories, a rigorous learning environment, and exceptional human beings that we call "students." Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to teach your children, but also to learn from them.  

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Textbooks

ELA 8: Voyages in English textbook (8th grade)

ELA 7: Voyages in English textbook (7th grade)

LIT 7: (for families to purchase) The Giver, by Lois Lowry, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

REL: Books stay in the classroom

Daily Specials: 

Students in homeroom 219 will follow the following schedule for daily specials:

Monday: Physical Education (don't forget to pack your gym clothes!)

Tuesday: M.A.C.: Music (1st semester); Art (2nd semester); Computer (3rd semester)

Wednesday: Physical Education 

Thursday: M.A.C.

Friday: M.A.C.

Curriculum Information:

ELA 8: Students have begun preparing for our final research papers! We have had the new Chromebooks in class in order to work on the papers, and I have been amazed with the amazing work each student has been doing! They work so diligently in class and have produced some fantastic Outlines for their papers. Some students still have to hand in their outlines, so those should be done by May 7th at the latest. The next assignment due for the Research Papers is the First Rough Draft, due May 15th. This paper should be as close to the final paper as it can be: Typed, 4-5 pages, double spaced, with a cover and a works cited list. This will be handed in with the final paper. The due date for the FINAL Research Paper will be Tuesday, May 22nd. See 8th Grade Research Paper Flip Book for all the details of formatting, MLA citations, due dates, etc. 

VOCAB REMINDER: Vocab- Unit 9 HW pages: due May 4th  

                                                 Unit 9 QUIZ: May 11th 

ELA 7:  Students have begun preparing for our final research papers! We have had the new Chromebooks in class in order to work on the papers, and I have been amazed with the amazing work each student has been doing! They work so diligently in class and have produced some fantastic Outlines for their papers. Some students still have to hand in their outlines, so those should be done by May 7th at the latest. The next assignment due for the Research Papers is the First Rough Draft, due May 15th. This paper should be as close to the final paper as it can be: Typed, 2-3 pages, double spaced, with a cover and a works cited list. This will be handed in with the final paper. The due date for the FINAL Research Paper will be Tuesday, May 22nd. See 8th Grade Research Paper Flip Book for all the details of formatting, MLA citations, due dates, etc. 

VOCAB REMINDER: Vocab- Unit 9 HW pages: due May 4th

                                                 Unit 9 QUIZ: May 11th

REL: Students have completed our unit on the Sacraments and have already taken a small review assessment on May 4th. We will be moving into a unit on the Gospels in Mass and parts of the Mass. 

LIT 7: Students have been reading The Giver by Lois Lowry. Almost all students have been baffled by the Utopian society and how the characters achieve "Sameness" through climate control, receiving memory. etc. We have been completing Flip Grids, which are short videos on a secure website that only I can view. This is a way to ask questions about theme, characters, point of view, and author's purpose. The students will be completing multiple assignments in a Giver Flip Book throughout the unit, and will have a unit test near the end of May.    

EXTRA INFO:

- If interested in after school help, I am available by appointment only until 2:45 p.m. Please email me if you would like to explore this option. Also, please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding grades or with updates on student work.