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October 22: Weeks 7 and 8!

Humanities The past two weeks in Humanities classes have been filled with Julius Caesar, historical research writing, and lots of vocabulary! We practiced a variety of class structures while reading Julius Caesar: listening to an audiotape, reading out loud as a whole class, and reading in small groups. I loved watching students have exposure to the play in these ways. I am impressed with the progress of their social studies essays so far – the first outline, the first draft, the first big essay can be a little confusing and a little daunting. All of my students were challenged to...
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October 12: First Full Week!

Math  With a new month comes a new unit and the 7th grade is moving on to Unit 2 of their math books; Real Numbers. If you’re curious, and/or don’t remember your high school math classes, imaginary numbers do exist but are not introduced until Algebra II. Until then, we’ll stick to real numbers and its subsets. These numbers make the whole world go round, whether we’re aware of them or not. No worries, it’s only natural to forget how much math is involved in our daily lives. When we cook or bake, make or spend money, travel distances, find out the temperature, or...
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September 28: Getting into the School Groove!

Math  The 7th Grade has been working hard learning different techniques for finding the greatest common factor (GCF) and least common multiple (LCM) for groups of numbers. They also learned about what makes a number a perfect square or perfect cube and how to find square roots and cube roots of numbers by utilizing factorization. They will be studying hard and spending class time reviewing for their upcoming test on Friday, October 5th. Good luck, 7th grade! Humanities  In English/Language Arts, students are onto week 3 of the vocabulary journey! Please continue to look for Greek and Latin roots in...
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September 14: A Great Start to the School Year!

Math  The 7th grade has been working hard since the start of the school year making discoveries about prime and composite numbers using their knowledge of factors and multiples. This week, we’re working on prime factorization and exponential notation. To celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the 7th grade has been given the following bonus question this week:   Is 5779 prime or composite? If it’s composite, find the prime factorization of 5779. For the next two weeks, we’ll learn about how to find the greatest common factor (GCF) and least common multiple (LCM) of a set of numbers and we’ll also take...
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August 30: Getting Ready for 2018-2019!

Humanities  Hello! My name is Allison Corvo. I’m so excited for the upcoming school year. I have loved being back in my classroom and getting it ready for new 7th graders! In advisory, students will receive accordion folders, pencils, and other materials on the first day. I’m looking forward to discussing the summer reading book, The Outsiders, and seeing students’ reactions to the text. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at acorvo@hannahsenesh.org Judaic Studies  !ברוכים הבאים Welcome! I am looking forward to a wonderful year of learning with the 7th grade. We will be exploring...
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