7th Grade

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Finding God;  Following Jesus, Loyola Press

  • One True Faith
  • The Early Life of Jesus
  • The Public Life of Jesus
  • Jesus the Christ
  • Jesus Lives On
  • The Year in our Church

ELA/Literacy program aligned to the Common Core ELA Standards

  • California Collections – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Reading and writing program designed to create 21st century learners
  • Membean: a differentiated online vocabulary program that progresses students at their own rate
  • Independent Reading: Accelerated Reader program is used for students to set personal goals according to their own reading level and find literature to read independently and take assessments to demonstrate reading progress.   
  • Writing- Narrative, Arguments, Informational, Response to Literature, Poetry, Citing textual evidence, and writing as a process

Course 2 Mathematics.  Common Core, Prentice Hall

  • All standards aligned to Common Core Math Standards
  • Integers and Rational Numbers
  • Equations
  • Inequalities
  • Ratios, Rates, and Proportions
  • Percent
  • Geometry and Area
  • Surface Area and Volume
  • Analyzing Data
  • Probability


Math Accelerated A Pre-Algebra Program, Glencoe

  • The Language of Algebra
  • Operations with Integers
  • Operations with Rational Numbers
  • Powers and Roots
  • Ratio, Proportion, and Similar Figures
  • Percent
  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Equations and Inequalities
  • Linear Functions
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Congruence, Similarity, and Transformations
  • Volume and Surface Area

Medieval and Early Modern Times, Prentice Hall

  • Rome and Byzantium
  • Islamic Civilization
  • Civilizations in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs
  • Civilizations in East Asia
  • Europe in the Middle Ages
  • Early Modern Europe



Students in middle school develop an understanding of key concepts through hands-on lab experiences to help them make sense of life science. The NGSS performance expectations in life science blend the core ideas with scientific and engineering practices as well as crosscutting concepts to support students in developing usable knowledge to explain real-world phenomena in scientific terms. In the life sciences, NGSS performance expectations at the middle school level focus on students developing an understanding of several scientific practices. These include developing and using models, planning and conducting investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, using mathematical and computational thinking, constructing explanations, integrating technology and research-based projects to demonstrate an understanding of the core ideas. Students are also expected to demonstrate an understanding of several engineering practices including design and evaluation.

There are four life science disciplinary core ideas in middle school:

  • From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
  • Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
  • Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
  • Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity


A science fair project is a unique way for students to pose questions for which they must seek out answers and to satisfy their own curiosity about the world around them. A science fair project is an experiment, a demonstration, a research effort, a collection of scientific items, or display of scientific apparatus presented for viewing. It represents the efforts of a student’s investigation into some area of interest and provides a way for the student to share the results of those investigations. Through the development of a science fair project, students gain a first-hand appreciation of the work of scientists and the value of their discoveries. Science fair projects consist of three essential components: the display unit, the exhibit materials, and the written report. Together, these elements present a complete and thorough examination of an area of interest, a collection of new knowledge, or the results of a self-initiated experiment.


  • Laguna Beach Library
  • Battle of the Rockets at JSerra
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration with the parish
  • Medieval Times lunch (Social Studies)
  • Grade level retreat (Religion)
  • Crystal Cove – Inside the Outdoors (Science)
  • Fermentation Farm 
  • Pacific Symphony
  • Movement skills and knowledge
  • Self- Responsibility
  • Physical  Fitness
  • Social development
  • Sports
  • Dance
  • Team – building
  • Assessment
  • Health Concepts


  • Boys Flag Football
  • Boys Basketball
  • Boys Volleyball
  • Identify and describe the ways in which artists convey the illusion of space (e.g., placement, overlapping, relative size, atmospheric perspective, and linear perspective).
  • Interpret reality and fantasy in original two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art.
  • Create a series of works of art that express a personal statement demonstrating skill in applying the elements of art and the principles of design.
  • Research and describe how art reflects cultural values in various traditions throughout the world.

Some Art projects include

  • Self Portraits using Ipads and photographic research
  • Clay – Slab Boxes with lids
  • Portrait Drawing of Indians showing proportions and texture
  • Radial Design Mandala with shapes
  • Masks from around the world in clay
  • Painted Pony Personal Icon
  • Students apply vocal and instrumental musical skills in performing a varied repertoire of music
  • Students read, notate, listen to, analyze, and describe music
  • Students learn to play the bucket drums
  • Listen to, describe, and perform music of various styles from a variety of cultures
  • Understanding the historical contributions and cultural dimensions of music
  • School-wide participation in the Pacific Symphony Class Act program

Paso A Paso: Prentice Hall

  • Interrogative Words
  • Conjugation of AR, ER and IR verbs
  • Correct use of the verb SER & ESTAR
  • Definite and Indefinite articles
  • Prepositions
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Irregular verbs Dar, Ir and Tener
  • Correct use of the verbs Saber and Conocer
  • Stem changing verbs Empezar, Jugar, Pensar, Preferir and Querer
  • Direct Object Pronouns
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Expressions with Gustar
  • Weather expressions
  • Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship — Online Safety, Cyberbullying, Copyright, Social Networking
  • One-to-One iPads

Week of 10/21/19-10/25/19


Note- AR goal for trimester 1 is due on 11/15/19

Monday 10/21 RED RIBBON WEEK

-45 minutes of Membean due Friday. You need to do this over a minimum of 3 sessions.

– Pledge to be Drug Free

– Finish the characterization sheet for Goodbye, Vietnam

Read for AR goal

Tuesday 10/22 – COMFY CLOTHES DAY- if you brought in $3.00

Tie a red ribbon on a fence

Read for AR

Membean test Fri.

Membean minutes due Fri.

Read for AR and make sure you are taking quizzes

Wednesday 10/23

Wear RED socks

Thursday 10/24

Write in RED

45 minutes of membean should be completed tonight and test on membean tomorrow.

Read each night for AR and for fun/to learn/to get smarter

Friday 10/25


Membean is due and membean test