Mr. Shea – 7th Grade
Social Studies Office Hours: Gr. 7, Friday 7:45am-8:10am
September Learning 2021
Hello 7th Grade Families!
I am Mr. Shea and will be your child’s Social Studies teacher this 2021-2022 school year.
I have been teaching Social Studies for 19 years in both public and private
school settings. It is truly my passion and honor to be able to share my love and
knowledge of the subject matter with your child this academic year.
Your child will be receiving a detailed syllabus on the rituals and routines that will
be followed in Social Studies class. This syllabus should answer most questions
relevant to our studies this year.
Social Studies-This September we will be focusing on the study of Ancient
Greece. We will explore the geography of Greece and how it impacted its
development. We will also examine some of the city-states that comprised
Literature- In connection with our study of Ancient Greece we will be reading
and analyzing several prominent Greek myths during the month of September.
Vocabulary-The work will be centered around units one and two. Students will
utilize correct spelling, definition and usage of assigned vocabulary words.
Religion- We will begin the year in religion class with the focus on three persons
in one God.
Mr. English – 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Science
Gr. 7 Math – Tuesday 7:45AM-8:10AM Gr. 7 Science – Monday 7:45AM- 8:10AM
Gr. 8 Science – Wednesday 7:45AM-8:10AM
Welcome back Class of 2023!
We are so blessed to be fully open and ready to begin school for the 2021-2022 school year. By the grace of God we are here and through God, all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)
In light of the present status of the Delta variant of COVID-19, we ask for your patience and willingness to work with us to best protect your children and in helping to provide a safe and healthy environment for their learning this school year.
The seventh grade year is a big step up from sixth grade, and as such, we expect more academically of our rising students, as well as their behavior and roles as leaders of the school in setting the example for younger students.
Both math and science will demand more from students, as we prepare students for high school and beyond.
7th Grade is the year for the school’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Fair!
This is a major project and will represent a significant portion of your child’s grade for all grading period(s) in science throughout the school year. Participation in the fair is required of all seventh grade students. The primary objective of this project is to have students approach a problem scientifically. This includes:
- Identify an engineering problem or need
- Create prototype
- Test and redesign your prototype
- Share and communicate your findings
The project MUST be an engineering design project where the student builds a model or prototype. The student’s idea should solve a problem, improve the way we do things, or meet a need or a want. We plan to spend some class time brainstorming and coming up with ideas, but it would be helpful for your child to have your ideas and input as well.
Please note: This is not to be a “science project” from the internet or a DIY project. We will begin STEM Fair work right away in September. Final projects will be due in March of 2022.
I look forward to seeing you all, as we prepare for the best year yet!
7th Grade Teacher
Science & Math