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2 ENGLISH English 7 offers a comprehensive study of the English language through reading, writing, speaking and listening. Each of the four components is stressed on a daily basis. The reading list is constantly evolving, but the following novels may be included: The Little Prince, The Outsiders, The Pigman. The reading list will also include selected short stories and poetry, as well as student-selected pieces.

3 MATH – PRE ALGEBRA 1. Numbers in everyday life 2. Introduction to Algebra (integers, variable, equations, graphs and formulas) 3. Percent 4. Graphing in Coordinate plane 5. Geometry and Measurement 6. Statistical data

4 MATH HOMEWORK Homework: 10%
All homework assigned over a quarter will be part of that grade. The grade will be proportional to the number of assignments the student did. Each HW assignment is worth 10 points. Incomplete homework will be counted as ½. Late work: will be counted as 6/10. However, after one week it will no longer be accepted. The grade of ZERO will not be changed.


Unit 1: Europe during Medieval Times Unit 2: Middle East and Islam in the Middle Ages Unit 3: Via Sapientia 7 to Minas Gerais: The Gold Rush in Colonial Brazil Unit 4: The Crusades and Intolerance Unit 5: Asia in Medieval Times: China and Japan Unit 6: Integrated Health Unit on Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Unit 7: Trade and Wealth in Medieval Africa Unit 8: Mayas, Aztecs and Incas: The Americas in the Middle Ages Assignment make up policy: Students who receive a 70% or below in any assignment (except tests and quizzes) are allowed to redo the work based on the feedback of the teacher. The maximum grade for this make up is 90%. You have one week to redo it, after that it will not be accepted by the teacher.


8 SCIENCE Unit 1: The Scientific Method Unit 2: The Dynamic Earth / Plate Tectonics Unit 3: Rocks and Minerals Unit 4: Human Biology & Health Unit 5: Alcohol & Drug Education Unit 6: Color and Light

9 LÍNGUA PÁTRIA Objetivos gerais: Aprender a expressar-se e argumentar,
claramente, com ideias organizadas e bem estruturadas, através de linguagem oral e escrita. Temas abordados: *Humor *Adolescência e mudanças *Consumo *Drogas *Ser diferente

10 PORTUGUESE for foreigners
Goals according to level of proficiency: Develop skills in the language process: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Identify vocabulary and structures of the language in order to be able to communicate in oral and written language. Apply vocabulary and acquired grammatical structures to produce different texts.

11 French and Spanish Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced
Students will learn  grammar structures and vocabulary to be able to write, speak, listen and read in Spanish / French. Conversation is a very important part of learning a new language so we will do a lot of role playing and oral activities. Also, we will study the geography and culture of Spanish/French speaking countries.

12 Physical Education 1. Basketball 2. Adventure Learning
3. Track & Field 4. Soccer 5. Dance 6. Volleyball 7. Softball 8. Team Handball 9. Flag Football

13 Digital Arts 7 Course focus
Students will understand how to use familiar digital tools to draw To learn basic principles of photo manipulation Introduction to principles of photography using simple digital cameras Understand the importance of layout and photo quality in publications for print Introduction to digital story telling by the creation of simple animation and short videos To develop computational thinking skills for computer programming though the use of SCRATCH To increase students flexibility and resourcefulness in the utilization of digital tools

14 VISUAL ARTS 7 Students will be working with some big ideas as objects and patterns. Projects include elements of art like color, texture and space, watercolor illustration, enlargement, and 3-dimensional techniques using a variety of materials. Activities are balanced with individual and group free projects, where students may choose topics of their personal interest. Fine Arts Rotation for 7th grade Students who are not in Band get to choose two arts between Digital Arts, Drama, and Visual Arts. Those classes alternate days throughout the year For example: they can have Art on Block 8 on Tuesday and Friday 1 and have Drama on Thursday and Friday 2.

15 DRAMA Students are engaged in:
theater games that help them develop expressive use of the body and voice, improvisational techniques, dramatic interpretation, and Playwriting Success in drama is measured mainly through on-going participation, engagement, cooperation, and discipline.

16 DRAMA - MATERIALS Students should come to drama classes wearing comfortable clothes that allow for a large range of movement that are appropriate for warm-ups and improvisations and do not limit the student’s body-expression. Note that they are on stage, so there are safety issues as well as issues of modesty.

17 DRAMA CLUB – after school
1st Semester - Musical The Addams Family MS and US Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:35pm- 5pm Presentations: October 18th, 19th and 27th (Halloween) 2nd Semester - Play

18 MUSIC All courses are open to 6th through 12th Grade students Choir
Beginner Band - for true and false beginner instrumentalists Intermediate Band – for instrumentalists who have about a year of experience Concert Band – students that can deal with a variety of demands both technically and theoretically (principal performance group)

Drug and Alcohol Awareness ENGLISH: Students will investigate the concept of addiction and experience one week without TV and internet. SOCIAL STUDIES: Students will analyze and discuss news articles about the social impacts of drug use. MATH: Students will use a Computer Model to study drinking patterns and blood alcohol content. SCIENCE: Students will take an in depth look at the brain’s response to various drugs of abuse - marijuana, stimulants, hallucinogens, inhalants, opiates, and steroids. We will also discuss the long term and short term effects that these drugs have on our bodies.

20 www.
COMMUNICATION POWERSCHOOL (grades, assignments) EDMODO (general communication, calendar) ZIMBRA You can access all of them by going to the school’s website: www.

21 Common Policies LATE WORK:

22 Common Policies TARDINESS TO CLASS:
After August 10th, if students are late they will serve a detention after school with the principal. The procedure is: Inform the student that they will be referred to the office for a detention the following day. Send an to the principal the same day the student is late. Principal will communicate with parent and student and will take care of the detention.

23 Common Policies PLAGIARISM:
First occurrence: The teacher will meet with the student and the incident will be recorded. The student will be informed that he/she may receive a “0” for the work in question. A parent meeting may be called. Second occurrence: The teacher will hold a meeting with the student, counselor and parents to discuss the issue. The first cheating incident will be discussed as well. A summary of the meeting will be shared with the principal. Third occurrence: The parent will be called in for a conference with the student and principal. The student may be suspended from school. In addition, the student may be referred to Conselho de Classe and asked to leave the school

24 Common Policies CELL PHONES:
Cell phones used in class without permission of the teacher will be collected and given to the principal. Student will get it back the next day.


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