Miss Amber Beyer

Grade 7

Contact: abreyer@stjohnskenmore.com

JUNE 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: I can not believe that we are almost at the end of this year!! Absolutely crazy! Our 8th graders are actually all done with their ELA final research papers and presentations. They did a wonderful job with the presentations; so creative and well prepared for. Now we will be watching Black Panther in class as a treat and examination of characterization and thematic response that we went over this past year. The kids seem to really enjoy it!

ELA 7:  Students have completed their ELA Final Exams and presentations! Each was so unique and interesting; I am very proud of what they have accomplished this year! Now we are working on a S.T.R.E.A.M. activity where they choose a character from a novel we have read this past year and create a wearable item using only the materials I provide for them. This has definitely been such an awesome challenge for them. They will be presenting their designs on Thursday, June 7th.

REL: Students are already about to take their final exam. It will be in class on Thursday, June 7th.  

LIT 7: The literature exam will be on June 13th at 8am. The units on it will be story elements, The Outsiders, Pygmalion and drama, and The Giver. I have made a study guide for students and handed them out June 4th. These are not grades, but should access them as a study tool. We will be going over the whole study guide after school on Thursday, June 7th so that students can know the answers to the questions and be able to ask me questions about the exam. I even gave the students the essay question prompt for the exam so they wouldn't be too stressed out.     

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.