The seventh grade year is a lot of fun. We share our stories, focus ourselves on academic quality, build friendships and do it all remembering that we are in the loving presence of the Holy Spirit.
In seventh grade, we learn more about the New Testament. From the stories of Jesus to the memories of the travels of St. Paul, to the images of the early church, we expand our understanding of our place in this wonderful journey. As a part of our service opportunities, the seventh graders travel once a month to Providence Hospital to the Center for Medically Fragile Children. Here our students visit and make friends in the Archdiocese's Friend to Friend program.
Science takes us to a study of our own planet. Our September beginnings examine atoms and the atomic structure of our world. From there we progress to the larger world and the processes that control its behavior, and by June we will look at our universe, from one end to the other.
The class, as the year before, begins the year with an assessment and is split into two groups. The advanced group, with Mrs. Tegethoff as thier teacher, begins a study of algebra I. The second group works through the regular seventh grade math material studying pre-algebra.
English is a combination of the study of grammar and its application in writing.
Social studies is an examination of the Eastern Hemisphere. Students study the physical geography, history, and cultures of Europe, Asia, and Africa.
The reading text for seventh grade is The Language of Literature. Units covered include fiction, nonfiction, mythology, and fantasy. Students are expected to complete 125 minutes of independent reading per week. To link with social studies, they read novels set in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
NIGHT OF THE NOTABLES
One of the highlights of seventh grade is the Night of the Notables. Students research a notable person, complete an outline and paper, design a learning center, and deliver a speech as their Notable.