Summer

During the school year, you will find that I post the daily agenda which includes the bellringer, notes, and assignment for the class. If you are wanting to practice on concepts over the summer, please refer to the textbook website that you find on the tool bar to the right labeled Holt Math 7 Textbook or Holt Pre-Algbra Textbook. These websites are interactive and can be very useful as it will provide immediate feedback. Best wishes and have a wondeful summer!
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HAVE A FANTASTIC SUMMER!!!

Wishing everyone a fun, exciting summer break. I hope that you be safe and enjoy time outside of school. Looking forward to seeing everyone in the fall!

~Ms. Ferguson

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Girls in Science and Engineering Day

GSED (Girls in Science and Engineering Day) is an annual event held at UAB that aims to inspire girls’ interests in science and engineering through small group hands-on activities. All girls in grades 6-8 are invited to register for this FREE event, which will take place at the UAB campus on Saturday, May 2nd. Workshop options for this year’s event include:

  • heart dissection and pathology
  • forensic science
  • veterinary medicine
  • chemistry
  • neuroscience
  • electrical engineering
  • materials science
  • medical simulations

All workshops are introductory level, fun, and interactive. Parent/guardian permission and internet access are required for registration, which can be completed at http://www.uab.edu/girlsinscience/registration by April 18th. You can visit the GSED homepage (http://www.uab.edu/girlsinscience/) for more information, or email girlsinscienceday@gmail.com with any questions.​

Flyer: UAB Girls in Engineering 2015 flyer

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Dates for Calendar

As usual, the last couple months of weeks of school are generally a bit hectic. Listed below you will find a majority of the important events that are in the near future.

  • Monday, April 27th @ 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria: D.C. Informational Meeting (student and parent must attend)
    • Bring any prescription medicine with appropriate form
  • Friday, May 1: End of the Year Gala (for OMMS students only)

STANDARDIZED TESTING:

  • April 13-16: Reading
    • 7th grade students on Tuesday, April 14th
    • Mrs. Colley’s 7th grade students on Wednesday, April 15th
  • April 20-23: Math
    • 7th grade students on Tuesday, April 21st
    • Mrs. Colley’s 7th grade students on Monday, April 27th
  • April 28-29: Science (7th Grade only)
    • 7th grade students on Tuesday, April 28th
    • Mrs. Colley’s 7th grade students on Wednesday, April 29th

BENCHMARK TESTING:

  • Friday, May 8th: Math Notebook Test
  • Wednesday – Thursday, May 13: Math Benchmark (End 2nd Semester Test)
  • Friday, May 15: ELA Benchmark (End 2nd Semester Test)
  • Monday, May 18:
    • Social Studies Benchmark (7th/8th Grade)
    • Science Benchmark (6th /7th Grade)
  • Tuesday, May 19:
    • Science Benchmark (6th /7th Grade)
  • Wednesday, May 20:
    • Social Studies Benchmark (6th Grade)
    • Science Benchmark (8th Grade)
    • Make-up testing

LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL:

  • Friday, May 15 – Tuesday, May 19: D.C. Trip
    • Benchmarks for those attending:
      • Wednesday, May 13 – Science
      • Wednesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 14 – Math
      • Thursday, May 14 – ELA
      • Thursday, May 14 – Social Studies
  • Monday, May 18: 6th Grade Awards/Field Day
  • Tuesday, May 19: 8th Grade Awards/Field Day (Breakfast)
  • Wednesday, May 20: 7th Grade Awards/Field Day
  • Thursday, May 21: Last Day Assemblies
  • Friday, May 22: Report cards are mailed home!
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HAPPY SPRING BREAK! :-)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break. Enjoy your week away from school, but please be safe. Be prepared with your materials and ready to learn when you come back to school. Check your individual class page to make sure that you have completed your homework from before the break.

HAVE FUN, but please BE SAFE! See you in about a week.

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STANDARDIZED TESTING – APRIL

***FOR ANY DAYS THAT WE WILL BE TESTING, MAKE SURE YOU CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Get plenty of rest (around 8 or more hours of good sleep).
  2. Eat a healthy dinner with carbohydrates and proteins the night before testing.
  3. Eat a well balanced breakfast the morning of testing with carbohydrates, proteins, and fruit (or fruit juice).
  4. Bring ONLY yourself your testing classroom. You may not bring any electronic devices (against the law to have in the testing room during testing), pillows/blankets, books, or other study materials unless otherwise directed by your test supervisor.
  5. Most students will be testing with their ELA classes. Check with your teacher to make sure of your testing location and date.
  6. Be aware of the rules of the ASPIRE Tests (Reading, Math, and Science) especially including test taking strategies for those tests.
  7. Practice exemplars for the reading, math, and science using the following information: ACT Aspire Exemplars
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Budget Project – Google Apps for Education (GAfE)

The Budget Project is a cross-curricular assignment that will be completed and graded in both math and social studies classes.  We will be completing the following:

 

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Inclement Weather: NO SCHOOL Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A message from SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Shelby County Schools and offices will be closed Wednesday, February 25, 2015 because of predicted snow and potential dangerous road conditions.

Coordination with the Birmingham National Weather Service and collaboration with our local Shelby County EMA as well as other local and regional weather sources all indicate that Shelby County is included in a Central Alabama weather band that will produce two to four inches of snow during the day Wednesday. The Shelby County School system believes the probability of snow, coupled with low temperatures and icy roads could make for hazardous conditions. Therefore, all schools will be closed as well as after-school events Wednesday evening.

 An evaluation of conditions will be made during the day Wednesday as we consider the status of school attendance on Thursday. All personnel and parents should listen to their local media sources and monitor the Shelby County Schools website for an announcement on the status of school and school events for Thursday.”

Below is a list of items that can be worked on should we have further delays or cancellations. See due dates! :-) Travel safely!!!

Math 7: (periods 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 7th)

  1. Be prepared to take the Chapter 10 Surface Area Test either on Thursday or the next day we have class.
  2. Copy 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmark Review Notes 2-25-15. (Have copied by Thursday: 2-26-15)
  3. Work on Math 7 – Chapter 5, 12 Review Worksheet #3 (Due by the end of class on Thursday: 2-26-15)
  4. Begin working on the following:
    1. Math 7 – 3rd Nine Weeks Review Worksheet #1 (Due Monday: 3-2-15)
    2. Math 7 – 3rd Nine Weeks Review Worksheet #2 (Due Tuesday: 3-3-15)

Pre-Algebra:

  1. Copy 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmark Review Notes – Pre-Algebra 7 (Have copied by end of class on Thursday: 2-26-15)
  2. Begin working on the following:
    1. Chapter 8 Review Worksheet #3 – Pre-Algebra 7 (Due Thursday: 2-26-15)
    2. Systems of Equations Review Worksheet #3 (Due Thursday: 2-26-15)
    3. GPA page 607 (36-51) (Due Friday: 2-27-15)
    4. Pre-Algebra 7 – 3rd Nine Weeks Review Worksheet #1 (Due Monday: 3-2-15)
    5. Pre-Algebra 7 – 3rd Nine Weeks Review Worksheet #2(Due Tuesday: 3-3-15)

 

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Delayed Start: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Delayed Start Information:

  • School will begin at 9:50, instead of 7:50.
  • If a bus usually leaves the school at 6:10 a.m. and arrives with students at 7:15, the departure time will be 8:10, and the arrival time will be 9:15.
  • The front doors will be unlocked for car riders at 9:00 a.m.
  • Students will be dismissed from the cafeteria at 9:15 a.m.

Below is a list of items that can be worked on should we have further delays or cancellations. See due dates! :-) Travel safely!!!

Math 7: (periods 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 7th)

  1. Be prepared to grade Ch. 10 Surface Area Review Worksheet #2 – Math 7 when you come to class.
    1. Once graded, you will rework the problems you miss from Review #2, and then choose Review #1 or Review #2 to rework (all problems not just missed questions) to prepare for the test.
    2. We will take the Chapter 10 Surface Area Test either on Wednesday or the next day we have class.
  2. Copy 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmark Review Notes 2-25-15. (Have copied by Thursday: 2-26-15)
  3. Begin working on the following:
    1. Math 7 – Chapter 5, 12 Review Worksheet #3 (Due by the end of class on Thursday: 2-26-15)
    2. Math 7 – 3rd Nine Weeks Review Worksheet #1 (Due Monday: 3-2-15)
    3. Math 7 – 3rd Nine Weeks Review Worksheet #2 (Due Tuesday: 3-3-15)

Pre-Algebra:

  1. Copy 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmark Review Notes – Pre-Algebra 7 (Have copied by end of class on Thursday: 2-26-15)
  2. Begin working on the following:
    1. Chapter 8 Review Worksheet #3 – Pre-Algebra 7 (Due Wednesday: 2-25-15)
    2. Systems of Equations Review Worksheet #3 (Due Thursday: 2-26-15)
    3. GPA page 607 (36-51) (Due Friday: 2-27-15)
    4. Pre-Algebra 7 – 3rd Nine Weeks Review Worksheet #1 (Due Monday: 3-2-15)
    5. Pre-Algebra 7 – 3rd Nine Weeks Review Worksheet #2(Due Tuesday: 3-3-15)
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3rd Nine Weeks Benchmark Schedule

  • Monday, March 2
    • English/Language Arts
  • Tuesday, March 3
    • Science
  • Wednesday, March 4
    • Social Studies
    • Math (Day 1)
  • Thursday, March 5 
    • Math (Day 2)
    • Electives
  • Friday, March 6 – Grading Period Ends (all grades due)    
    • Make up testing for all grades
  • Monday, March 9 – No School (Teacher Workday)
  • Friday, March 13 – Report Cards Sent Home  

Spring Break is coming up soon…March 30th-April 4th! Let’s have a strong finish to the 3rd Nine Weeks and an excellent start to the 4th Nine Weeks!

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