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Oct. 2nd Homework

HOMEWORK HELP – Mr. Kertes offers optional homework help every day from 8:10 AM to 8:40 AM. (Time is also provided during class for students to complete homework.)

The following homework is due next Wednesday.

  • Short Reading: “Riding the Board”
  • Reading Reflection: “The Scholarship Jacket” by Martha Salinas
  • Math Practice: “Bar Graph” & “Distributive Property of Multiplication”
  • Learning Journal (done in class)

If work is late, students are required to attend Study Hall to complete homework (during the first twenty minutes of lunch period). Homework is marked “complete” or “incomplete”. At least 50% of homework must be complete to be able to achieve a passing mark for the term (C-). At least 90% of homework must be complete to be able to be achieve a C or C+ grade for the term. To be able to achieve a term grade of B or A requires completing 100% of homework for that term.

Oct. 15th Due Date for Assignments

The following assignments are due on Oct. 15th:

  • Book Study: Book Study Packet
  • Outdoor Education: Field Notes
  • English Skill Unit: Features of Text Notes and In-Class Exercises
  • Language Arts Unit: Notes from 1493
  • Math Mastery: Notes on How to Organize Math Notes and In-Class Exercises
  • Social Studies – Early North Coast Trade Routes: Trade Routes 3D Map (now due on Nov. 1st)
  • Homework (Weeks 1-5): Homework is marked “complete” or “incomplete” and is required to demonstrate mastery of Grade 7 skills and concepts related to each subject.
    • At least 50% of homework for a subject must be completed to be able to achieve a C- or higher for that subject.
    • At least 90% of homework for a subject must be completed to be able to achieve a C or C+ for that subject.
    • At least 100% of homework for a subject must be completed to be able to achieve a B or A for that subject.

Students will use their completed assignments as examples and evidence for the upcoming mid-term or end-of-term test. Marks are based on a combination of: (1) self-reflection on the test, (2) application of skills on the test, (3) demonstration of understanding of concepts on the tests and in work completed, and (4) work done throughout the course. Students demonstrate mastery of skills and concepts on the test, citing examples of their own work completed throughout the course. Students demonstrate and document growth and learning as part of each mid-term and end-of-term test.

Students who have not yet demonstrated mastery of the skills and concepts, that have been covered in class so far, will be marked Incomplete. Students with an Incomplete mark will be provided extra support and time to complete any missing work and to demonstrate mastery of the skills and concepts. Incomplete marks may by adjusted later, to reflect Grade 7 level quality and mastery of the skills and concepts.

Oct. 1st and 2nd Overnight Field Trip

As part of our outdoor education program and study of traditional Indigenous North Coast trading we will go on an overnight filed trip on Oct. 1st and Oct. 2nd. A supply list (including food supplies for shared meals) was sent home earlier.

Students will leave the school at 9:00 AM on Oct. 1st and return before the end of the school day on Oct. 2nd. We still need parent volunteers to drive us there and back. Please let Mr. Kertes know if you can help.

Sept. 18th Homework

HOMEWORK HELP – Mr. Kertes offers optional homework help every day from 8:10 AM to 8:40 AM. (Time is also provided during class for students to complete homework.)

The following homework is due next Wednesday.

  • Short Reading: “Creep Spiders”
  • Reading Reflection: “Thank You Ma’am” by Langston Hughes
  • Math Practice: “Bar Graph of Flowers” & “Associative Property of Addition”
  • Learning Journal (done in class)

If work is late, students are required to attend Study Hall to complete homework (during the first twenty minutes of lunch period). Homework is marked “complete” or “incomplete”. At least 50% of homework must be complete to be able to achieve a passing mark for the term (C-). At least 90% of homework must be complete to be able to be achieve a C or C+ grade for the term. To be able to achieve a term grade of B or A requires completing 100% of homework for that term.

Sept. 11th Homework

HOMEWORK HELP – Mr. Kertes offers optional homework help every day from 8:10 AM to 8:40 AM. (Time is also provided during class for students to complete homework.)

The following homework is due next Wednesday.

  • Short Reading: “Troll’s New Look”
  • Reading Reflection: “Popular Mechanics” by Raymond Carver
  • Math Practice: “Egg Laying Bar Graph” & “Addition Properties”
  • Learning Journal (done in class)

If work is late, students are required to attend Study Hall to complete homework (during the first twenty minutes of lunch period). Homework is marked “complete” or “incomplete”. At least 50% of homework must be complete to be able to achieve a passing mark for the term (C-). At least 90% of homework must be complete to be able to be achieve a C or C+ grade for the term. To be able to achieve a term grade of B or A requires completing 100% of homework for that term.

Sept. 4th Homework

HOMEWORK HELP – Mr. Kertes offers optional homework help every day from 8:10 AM to 8:40 AM. (Time is also provided during class for students to complete homework.)

The following homework is due new Wednesday.

  • Short Reading: “The Right Pet”
  • Reading Reflection: “Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto
  • Math Practice: “Bar Graphs of Pets” & “Odd or Even?”
  • Learning Journal (done in class)

If work is late, students are required to attend Study Hall to complete homework (during the first twenty minutes of lunch period). Homework is marked “complete” or “incomplete”. At least 50% of homework must be complete to be able to achieve a passing mark for the term (C-). At least 90% of homework must be complete to be able to be achieve a C or C+ grade for the term. To be able to achieve a term grade of B or A requires completing 100% of homework for that term.

Sept. 10th Meet-and-Greet

Families are invited to meet Mr. Kertes for an informal meet-and-greet on Wednesday Sept. 10th in room 106 at 7PM. Dessert (prepared by the students) is provided. The teacher will be available to answer questions and to provide information about homework and upcoming field trips. Hope to see you there!

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