Ms. Van Kessel's Class - Grade 7

2021 - 2022

100 East Church St

N0E 1Y0
Phone: 519 443-8942

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An area of focus in grade 7 at Waterford Public School is developing a positive climate to maximize student success. This includes the character education emphasis and the use of the Tribes ideals.

The Tribes program is based on the idea that children must learn to work together in long-term groups, or tribes, in order to learn how to respect and care for their fellow classmates.

Four agreements are honoured:
Mutual respect

Attentive listening

Appreciation of others and no-put downs

The right to pass and participate

 

Character Attributes:


Respect-- Treat yourself, others and the environment with care and dignity


Integrity-- Be honest, sincere, trustworthy and reliable; actions and words align


Responsibility-- Be accountable to yourself, family and friends; share, give, volunteer in community; be dependable


Cooperation-- Recognize contributions, applaud effort and work; Recognize and appreciate how you and others

                            contribute to the overall effort and success of your organization or group.

Perseverance-- Act with courage, tenacity, determination and with a commitment to hard work.; Never give up. Believe in

                              yourself and try your best.

Compassion-- Demonstrate kindness, caring and thoughtfulness; empathize with others


Humility-- Be humble and recognize your limitations; strive for mutual benefit


Inclusiveness-- Create an environment where we honour differences and diversity; be fair and equitable

 

 

 

GRADE 7 WILDCATS' SCHEDULE 2021-2022

 

GRADE 7 SCHEDULE

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

DAY 4

DAY 5

Period #1
8:50 - 9:50 (60)

ENGLISH

Language Arts

(Computers)

ENGLISH

Language Arts

ENGLISH

Language Arts

ENGLISH

Language Arts

ENGLISH

Language Arts

Period #2
9:50 - 10:30 (40)

HISTORY

(Computers)

HISTORY

 

ENGLISH

Language Arts

ENGLISH

Language Arts

ENGLISH

Language Arts

Nutrition/Recess          
Period #3
11:10 - 11:50 (40)

MATH

MATH

MATH

MATH

ARTS (Mrs. Gates)

(Music/Dance)

Period #4
11:50 - 12:30 (40)

FRENCH

(Mme. Armstrong)

FRENCH

FRENCH

FRENCH

FRENCH

Period #5
12:30 - 1:10 (40)

MATH

MATH

Grade 1 Tech Buddies

MATH

MATH

Math

Library

Nutrition / Recess          
Period #6
1:50 - 2:30 (40)

HEALTH

GEOGRAPHY

GEOGRAPHY

SCIENCE

ARTS

(Visual/Drama)

GEOGRAPHY
Period #7
2:30 – 3:10 (40)

PHYSICAL

EDUCATION

SCIENCE

PHYSICAL

EDUCATION

ARTS

(Visual/Drama)

SCIENCE

 

* DPA - 12:50 - 1:10 or 2:50-3:10 Days 2, 4, 5

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Monthly Calendar

 

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
 

1                      Day 3

 

 

2                   Day 4

 

  Subway

3                     Day 5

 

 

4                       Day 1

 

  Soup/Wraps

5                       Day 2

 

  Progress Reports

  Go Home

6

 

 

7

 

 

8                      Day 3

 

 

 

9                   Day 4

 

 

 Popcorn Chicken

10                    Day 5

 

Picture Retakes

Beach Day

11                      Day 1

 

Remembrance Day

Sliders

12                      

PA DAY

Interviews

 

13

 

 

14

 

 

 

15                     Day 2

 

Dairy Presentation

 

16                  Day 3

 

 

Pita Pit

17                      Day 4

 

 

 

18                      Day 5

 

 

Pizza

19                      Day 1

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

22                    Day 2

 

 

 

23                  Day 3

 

 

Panzerottis

24                    Day 4

 

Skills Ontario VL

Moustache Day

25                      Day 5

 

 

Wraps/Chili

26                       Day 1

 

 

 

27

 

 

 

28

 

 

 

29                   Day 2

 

Can't Stop the Pop

 

30                  Day 3

 

 

Chicken Nuggets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

Classroom News

Week of Nov. 7th to Nov. 20th, 2021

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Subject

Topic/Assignment/Homework

Due Date

English

Language Arts

Weekly Currents4Kids Online Article and Find Out More Researching

Independent Reading Novel of Choice

Bullying Awareness Week - "Dear Bully of Mine"/ THINK Posters

Writer’s workshop –  Battle of the Grade 7 Books – Debate Template Fill-In

Jumanji - cross curricular Ecosystems Investigation

Jumanji Gameboard - testing and assessment

 

 
Mathematics

Data – complete Skittles Packaging/Marketing Analysis 

Number – exponential, standard to expanded forms, LCM, GCF strategies

Algebra - Attribute coding/problem solving

Problems of the week - U of Waterloo website

http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/resources/potw.php

GEDSB Grade 7 Calendar Questions

GEDSB Grade 6 Calendar Questions

Prodigy Game

 

Science

Ecosystems - vocabulary Biotic/Abiotic/Food chains

Steve Spengler Science Experiments

http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/

 

History/Geography

Treasure Hunt/Key to Canada - Origins of Canada series

New France - settlement/organization/Acadians Task Cards

 Reading Maps/Map of Canada

https://www.explorelearning.com/

 

Physical &

Health Education

Volleyball Skills / Low Organized Games

Running Shoes - every day

Healthy Eating - Food Guide components/Food Classes/Blooket Design/

Bullying Awareness Week - "Dear Bully of Mine"/ THINK Posters

 

ARTS

Visual:  scratch paper, Remembrance Day Posters, Portfolio Name Design

Food Truck 3-D construction/design

Drama: "Dear Bully of Mine" Reader's Theatre/Jumanji Reader's Theatre

 

 

 

Dates, Reminders and Special Events

See Monthly Calendar Above

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Week of Oct. 25th to Nov. 5th

Subject

Topic/Assignment/Homework

Due Date

English

Language Arts

Weekly Currents4Kids Online Article 

Battle of the Grade 7 Books – reading choice of 4 novels 

Jumanji by Chris VanAlsberg analysis characters/theme/author's style/connections - supporting with examples from text

Writer’s workshop – Story Starters "Adventures of a Rubber Duck"

Jumanji Game board design - alternate ecosystem

 

Mathematics

Data – Skittles Investigation culminating project

Number – expanded/standard forms /order of operations

http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/resources/potw.php
GEDSB Grade 7 Calendar Questions
GEDSB Grade 6 Calendar Questions
Prodigy Game

 

 

Science

 

Interactions in the Environment Unit Introduction - Ecosystems 

Jumanji cross-curricular - ecosystem research animal/plant/climate/landforms

Biotic and Abiotic elements

Gizmos - explorelearning.com

Steve Spengler Science Experiments

http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/

 

 

History/Geography

 

 

Canadian Innovations Collaborative timelines

 

Mapping Grid System/Patterns in Physical Geography North America 

 

Physical &

Health Education

volleyball skills, modified games

Running Shoes - everyday

Healthy Eating Choices - food guide and food classes

 

Arts

Visual: Circle Art designs- collaborative mural and personal canvas 

SCRATCH PAPER DESIGNS, Portfolio custom name designs

Drama: Reader's Theatre introduction Jumanji Read Aloud

 

 

Reminders

 

Dates, Reminders and Special Events

November 15th Dairy Presentation

November 24th Skills Ontario Virtual Presentation

 

See Monthly Calendar Above

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ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORMS

Class 7a utilizes the following sites regularly for integrating technology into our curriculum through online learning platforms. Class Rosters allow the teacher to follow student progress and individualize their program. Students have personal logins which are available upon request from lisa.vankessel@granderie.ca should they have forgotten or misplaced their card.

 

 

Currents4Kids (current events articles, quiz and written response prompts)

Weekly article plus an archives section of topics.

Language reading/writing/media

https://www.currents4kids.com/

 

 

https://ca.ixl.com/signin/granderie

Levelled Math and Language skills/expectations