Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Welcome to the seventh grade!

All of the following supplies are due on the first day of school next year:

Social Studies:

  • one marble notebook
  • one folder
  • one package of loose-leaf
  • one package of computer paper
  • pens and pencils (for personal use)
Science

  • one marble notebook
  • one folder
  • a box of tissues
  • one roll of paper towels
  • pens and pencils (for personal use)
Math
  • two marble notebooks
  • two folders
  • two packs of colored pencils
  • two packs of markers
  • two packs of index cards
  • two packs of post-its
  • one package of loose-leaf
  • one package of computer paper
  • pens and pencils (for personal use)
ELA
  • one marble notebook
  • one folder
  • one package of loose-leaf
  • one package of computer paper
  • pens and pencils (for personal use)
  • one box of tissues

If you are reading anything good, please email Mr. Parise (mparise@sisclnyc.com) and tell him about it!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Math

Please remember to bring in snacks for the end-of-year party on Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

You have no new homework tonight.

Remember, you have a fill-in-the-blank test in Social Studies on Friday.  (Study from your notebook.  The topics are:

  1. The Americas before the Europeans
  2. Exploration and colonization
  3. Rebellion and the new government (Declaration and Constitution)
  4. The young republic (growth and expansion)
  5. Sectionalism and Civil War

The dance is tomorrow.  If you want to dress up a bit, look up styles from the 1950s and 1960s online and give it a shot.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Homework Number 4-64

PLEASE RETURN ALL OF YOUR TEXTBOOKS.

Please bring in a bag of marshmallows for Math class.

Science
Use the boxes that you filled in in your spiral notebook and use them to make a web that connects living things.  Draw lines to connect the boxes to each other.

Please follow the example that we created together in class. Complete your work on white paper.



Friday, June 16, 2017

Homework Number 4-63 (06/16/2017)
Remember to return all of your school books.

Math

Science
Finish the project we started in your spiral notebook.  In the middle of the page you should have boxes with living things.  Each line connects a box with another living thing.  Off to the side, write at least one detail for each page.  

You should have at least 40 boxes.

ELA
Rewrite the scene you wrote for homework on a sheet of loose-leaf paper.  Due on Monday.

Social Studies
Quiz on Macbeth
Please complete the following on loose-leaf.
  1. Summarize the plot (action in the story) so far.  Write one paragraph.
  2. Explain how one of the characters has changed as the play progresses.  Give an example.
  3. Identify one important theme from this play.
  4. Identify one important event from the play that illustrates this  theme.
  5. Give one quotation from the play (Identify the scence and character.)  Explain what this quotation means.

Please click on this link and take the survey when you are done with your quiz.
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Homework

You will have a fill-in-the-blank final on Friday.  Identify three key facts (people, places, events, or things) for each of our five major units (15 facts in total).
  1. The Americas before the Europeans
  2. Exploration and colonization
  3. Rebellion and the new government (Declaration and Constitution)
  4. The young republic (growth and expansion)
  5. Sectionalism and Civil War

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Homework Number 4-62 (06/15/2017)

PLEASE RETURN ALL TEXTBOOKS. 

Science
Continue the work that we started in your notebook.  Remember, your job is to start with bacteria and to connect it with as many other topics as possible.  You should have at least twenty connections by tomorrow.  Pick one of these connections and explain it in a paragraph.

ELA
Choose a scene from "The Most Dangerous Game" and rewrite it as a scene for a screenplay.  (Complete this assignment in your notebook.)

Social Studies
Write a letter to Macbeth.  Warn him that his actions (use specific events from the play) will only lead to further tragedy.  Use an example from American history as supporting evidence that he is heading for increased trouble.

Quiz Friday: Macbeth

Return all textbooks

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Homework Number 4-62 (06/15/2017)

Please return all of your school books.  This includes your SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES, AND MATH HANDBOOK, any books your borrowed in Social Studies and ELA, and all library books.

YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR REPORT CARD OR NEXT YEAR'S CLASS ASSIGNMENT WITHOUT A CLEAR BOOK RECORD.

Social Studies
You will have a quiz on Macbeth this Friday (tomorrow).

  1. Describe the plot so far.
  2. Compare Macbeth to any figure in history.  Explain the comparison.
  3. Compare an event from the play to an event from American history.  Explain the comparison.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Homework Number 4-61 (06/13/2017)
Please return all of your school books.  This includes your SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES, AND MATH HANDBOOK, any books your borrowed in Social Studies and ELA, and all library books.

YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR REPORT CARD OR NEXT YEAR'S CLASS ASSIGNMENT WITHOUT A CLEAR BOOK RECORD.

Math
1. Complete the worksheet on on 3-D shapes (volume).
2. Bring in a box of toothpicks and a bag of mini-marshmallows.
3. Return your Blue Handbook.

Science
Complete the fill-in-the-blank take-home quiz.  It is due tomorrow.

Please return your Science textbook.

ELA
1. Describe the conflict in "The Most Dangerous Game."
2. How is the conflict connected to Rainsford's view of the world?

Social Studies
Please identify the following in your notebook.  Use details from the text when possible.  (Use the link below to access the text.)


Please keep track of the following:
  1. Plot developments
  2. Changes in the main characters (character arc)
  3. One important theme from the play
  4. Events from the play that illustrate an important theme



Please return your Social Studies textbook.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Homework Number 4-60  (06/09/2017)

Please return your Social Studies textbook.

Math

Science
Read pages 585-589.  Read and complete “Applying Math” on page 587.

Quiz next week on plant processes
.

Please return your Social Studies textbook.


ELA
Reread the pages we read in class today.  Underline ten unfamiliar words and define them in your notebook.

Social Studies
Identify one part of the play where Macbeth reaches “the point of no return.” ( After this point, he cannot go back to being the man that he was at the beginning.)  Explain what makes this “the point of no return” and compare it to something that we learned about in Social Studies or Science this year.

Macbeth (full text)


Please return your Social Studies textbook.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Homework Number 4-58 (06/07/2017)

Math
Complete the worksheets on three-dimensional shapes.

Science
Use pages 576-583 in your textbook and your class notes to write a description of how a plant makes food and breaks it down so it can be used for energy.  Write a complete paragraph and underline the content vocabulary words.  


You will have a quiz on plants next week.


ELA
If you were going to make a movie, what would it be about?

Describe:
A. Main Character
B. Conflict
C. Character arc

Social Studies
  1. Describe the plot of Macbeth so far.
  2. List the major characters.
  3. Predict what will happen next.  What story elements make you think that this will happen?  (What did you read or hear in the story that makes you think that this will happen next?)
  4. Identify one of the themes (a “big idea” or “life lesson”).

You will have a quiz on Macbeth next week.

Your History Page is due on Friday.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Homework Number 4-57 (06/05/2017)

Math
Blue Handbook
Read pages 324-325.
Solve numbers 1-2 on page 325, number 4 on page 326, and numbers 5, 6, and 10 on page 327.

Science
Describe what would happen if half of the plants on Earth were gone tomorrow.  How would the disappearance of these plants have an impact on humanity?  Create a 3-5 box flowchart to show what would happen and use this chart to write a paragraph that answers the question above.

You have a quiz on the plant graphic organizer this Wednesday.  Include at least nine boxes and an example or detail for each box.


ELA
Describe the character arcs in "Spirited Away."  Focus on how two main characters changed through the course of the story.

Social Studies
Describe the plot so far of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare.  List all of the characters that we have met.  Click on the link below to see the text of the play.

Macbeth (full text)

Friday, June 2, 2017

Homework Number 4-56 (06/02/2017)

Math
Blue Handbook
Please read pages 302-303.
Answer questions 11 and 12 on page 303 and questions 22-27 on page 305.

Please remember to bring in a box of toothpicks and a bag of mini-marshmallows.

Science
(same HW as yesterday)
Use pages 550-564 of your textbook to help you complete a graphic organizer that shows the organization of plants.  Include nine or ten boxes.  Each box should include a label and a fact or example.

You will have a quiz on this material on Wednesday.


ELA
In a paragraph in your notebook, summarize the conflict in "Spirited Away" and explain how it connects to Chihiro's character traits.

Social Studies
Your BIG History essay is due on Monday.
  • Cover
  • Published piece
  • Draft
  • Outline
  • Timeline

The History Page is due on Friday, June 9th.



Grading Rubric for the Visual on Construction Paper (100 points)

  • The date or range of dates must appear at the top left (10 points)
  • The title, which identifies the topic, should appear across the top (10 points)
  • One key fact or idea about your topic must be represented on the page (20 points)
  • You must have an attractive, interesting visual about your topic (picture, cartoon, sketch, map, graph etc.) (20 points)
  • You must find a way to show a connection between this topic and another topic that you find interesting (20 points)
  • Your work must be neat; observe correct spelling (20 points)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Homework Number 4-55 (06/01/2017)

Math
Blue Handbook
Please read pages 302-303.
Answer questions 11 and 12 on page 303 and questions 22-27 on page 305.

Please remember to bring in a box of toothpicks and a bag of mini-marshmallows.

Science
Use pages 550-564 of your textbook to help you complete a graphic organizer that shows the organization of plants.  Include nine or ten boxes.  Each box should include a label and a fact or example.

ELA
Books must be complete tomorrow.

Please rewrite the comparison paragraph about the movie.  It is due tomorrow.

Social Studies
Write a list of ten challenging vocabulary words from “The Veldt,” by Ray Bradbury.  Use context clues to define each word.  You will have an open-book vocabulary quiz on these words tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Homework Number 4-54  (05/31/2017)

Math
Complete the worksheet on the area of compound shapes.

Science
Use pages 550-564 of your textbook to help you complete a graphic organizer that shows the organization of plants.  Include ten boxes.  Each box should include a label and a fact or example.

ELA
1. Read your Reading Group book.  You must be done by Friday.
2. Rewrite the comparison paragraph you wrote for "Rebel without a Cause" on loose-leaf.  Due Friday.

Social Studies
Your BIG History essay is due on Monday (Friday for +5).
  • Cover
  • Published piece
  • Draft
  • Outline
  • Timeline


The History Page is due on Friday, June 9th.

Tonight:
Identify one theme from “The Veldt,” by Ray Bradbury.  How does this theme connect to something that you studied in history class?  Write one paragraph and use one new vocabulary word.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Homework Number 4-53 (05/30/2017)

Math
Complete your worksheet on angels.
Please bring in a box of toothpicks and a bag of mini-marshmallows.

Science
Complete all work in your little science notebook.
Due tomorrow:
Identify one of the animals that you sketched during our trip to the zoo.  In a paragraph, describe one of its adaptations and how it uses that adaptation to thrive in its environment.

Due Thursday:
Examine a picture model of this animal’s spine.  How do you think the shape or structure of its spine influences the way that it moves?  Write one paragraph and include a specific piece of evidence about the spine (its length compared to the rest of the animal’s body, the number of vertebrae, how much it curves, etc.).


ELA
Read for at least 20 minutes.  Your book must be done by Friday, June 2.

Social Studies
Your BIG History essay is due on Monday (Friday for extra credit). Write the final copy of the introduction tonight (type or write on loose-leaf).

Your history page is due next Friday.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Homework Number 4-52  (05/26/2017)

Math
Finish any work that you did not complete during class (Dream House Project).

Science
Read pages 550-555.  Answer questions 1-6 on page 555.  Checked as HW on Tuesday (50 pt. HW quiz).

ELA
1. Ready your book for at least 20 minutes.
2. Write a paragraph in your notebook comparing the movie and your book.

Social Studies
The first draft of your BIG History essay is due on Tuesday.  Tomorrow, you should have an introduction with a clear topic, background, and strong claim/thesis.

Introduction
Body1
Body 2
Body 3
Conclusion


Grading Rubric for the Writing Piece (100 points)

  • Clearly Identify the topic and give a specific date or range of dates (20 points)
  • Give background about your topic (including a date) and explain why it is an important part of our history that people should know about (20 points)
  • Make a clear connection between your topic and material you learned about in another class (20 points)
  • Identify three other facts or topics that you were inspired to learn about as a result of studying your BIG History topic (20 points)
  • Type or write neatly and observe the writing conventions that we have practiced all year (20 points)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Homework Number 4-51

Math 
Complete the worksheet on angles.

Science
In your notebook, describe your zoo experience.  Answer the following questions:

  1. What animals did you observe?
  2. What was your favorite animal?
  3. Identify an adaptation of this animal.
  4. How do you think the weather influenced the animals?  Be specific.
  5. What was your favorite part of the trip?
  6. What was your least favorite part of the trip?


ELA

Social Studies
The first draft of your BIG History essay is due on Monday.  Tomorrow, you should have an introduction with a clear topic, background, and strong claim/thesis. By tomorrow, you should also have your body paragraphs done.


Introduction
Body1
Body 2
Body 3
Conclusion


Grading Rubric for the Writing Piece (100 points)

  • Clearly Identify the topic and give a specific date or range of dates (20 points)
  • Give background about your topic (including a date) and explain why it is an important part of our history that people should know about (20 points)
  • Make a clear connection between your topic and material you learned about in another class (20 points)
  • Identify three other facts or topics that you were inspired to learn about as a result of studying your BIG History topic (20 points)
  • Type or write neatly and observe the writing conventions that we have practiced all year (20 points)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Homework Number 4-50 (05/24/2017)

PLEASE BRING IN YOUR TRIP SLIP AND MONEY FOR LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER (DUE FRIDAY).

Math
Buckle Down
page 144, numbers 16-18
page 145, numbers 19-20

Science
Our trip to the zoo is tomorrow.  Be sure to bring a pencil for sketching and notetaking.  Dress for the weather and bring an umbrella if necessary.  You will receive a grade (100 points) for completing a sketch and taking notes.  You should focus your sketch and notes on an adaptation  (teeth, claws, fur, feathers, etc.).


 Things to bring on the trip tomorrow:

  1. A pencil for sketching
  2. An umbrella or raincoat (if necessary)
  3. Lunch (if you would like to)

ELA
Read for 20 minutes in your book club book.  All books must be finished by Friday, June 2.

Social Studies
The first draft of your BIG History essay is due on Monday.  Tomorrow, you should have an introduction with a clear topic, background, and strong claim/thesis.


Introduction
Body1
Body 2
Body 3
Conclusion


Grading Rubric for the Writing Piece (100 points)

  • Clearly Identify the topic and give a specific date or range of dates (20 points)
  • Give background about your topic (including a date) and explain why it is an important part of our history that people should know about (20 points)
  • Make a clear connection between your topic and material you learned about in another class (20 points)
  • Identify three other facts or topics that you were inspired to learn about as a result of studying your BIG History topic (20 points)
  • Type or write neatly and observe the writing conventions that we have practiced all year (20 points)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Homework Number 4-49

Math
PLEASE BRING IN YOUR TRIP SLIP AND MONEY FOR LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER (DUE FRIDAY)

Buckle Down Book
Read pages 139-141 and answer questions 1-15.

Please complete the worksheet on corresponding angles.

Science
In your notebook, sketch something from your house.  First, focus on getting the basic shape.  Then, focus on adding detail to at least one part by using shading.  Remember, we are practicing for our trip to the zoo on Thursday.

ELA

Social Studies
The first draft of your BIG History essay is due on Monday.  Tomorrow, you should have an introduction with a clear topic, background, and strong claim/thesis.

Introduction
Body1
Body 2
Body 3
Conclusion

Grading Rubric for the Writing Piece (100 points)

  • Clearly Identify the topic and give a specific date or range of dates (20 points)
  • Give background about your topic (including a date) and explain why it is an important part of our history that people should know about (20 points)
  • Make a clear connection between your topic and material you learned about in another class (20 points)
  • Identify three other facts or topics that you were inspired to learn about as a result of studying your BIG History topic (20 points)
  • Type or write neatly and observe the writing conventions that we have practiced all year (20 points)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Homework Number 4-48 (05/22/2017)

Math
PLEASE BRING IN YOUR LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER PERMISSION SLIPS.  THEY ARE DUE ON FRIDAY.

Science
Reread pages 544-549 in your science book.  Write a paragraph that explains how plants are similar to and different from animals. Use one specific animal as an example to support your writing.

ELA
1. Read for at least 20 minutes.  Books must be done by 6/2.
2. Copy the words and definitions for this week's Word Generation into the vocabulary notebook.

Social Studies
An outline for your BIG History essay is due tomorrow.  I will grade this assignment as a 50 point quiz.  Plan for five paragraphs:


1. Introduction
2. Body1
3. Body 2
4. Body 3
5. Conclusion


Grading Rubric for the Writing Piece (100 points)

  • Clearly Identify the topic and give a specific date or range of dates (20 points)
  • Give background about your topic (including a date) and explain why it is an important part of our history that people should know about (20 points)
  • Make a clear connection between your topic and material you learned about in another class (20 points)
  • Identify three other facts or topics that you were inspired to learn about as a result of studying your BIG History topic (20 points)
  • Type or write neatly and observe the writing conventions that we have practiced all year (20 points)