Subjects studied in the seventh grade homeroom:
Grade 7 focuses on the life, mission, good news, miracles, parables and good works of Jesus, and on developing personal relationships with Him. We study the Mass, the sacraments, the Beatitudes, the Works of Mercy and the examples of the saints who have practiced them.
Grammar, syntax, vocabulary, diagramming of sentences, and five to seven forms of writing are taught. Planning, drafting, writing, editing, revision skills are practiced in our weekly Writer's Workshop. Litarary analysis and listening skills are practiced daily with the introduction of a new "poem a day." During the 2012-2013 year, sixth and seventh graders will combine to study public speaking techniques together once a week and will also practice focused listening skills once a week.
Poetry, drama, short stories and excerpts from novels are read and analyzed. A variety of viewpoints, authors, cultural perspectives are experienced. New literary circles will be formed this fall using multiage groupings, from seventh and eighth grade homerooms, that will be based on reading interests and abilities. Assigned vocabulary lessons from a separate workbook are tested each Friday.
Grade 7 students provide safety supervision of younger students as Safety Cadets; provide Lunch Room services on a rotating basis; act as altar servers; and are available for service to teachers of primary grades, the school and the parish community. During the 2012-2013 year, seventh graders will be "Buddies" with K4 students, assisting them at lunch and sitting with them at our weekly Gatherings, Scatterings and at Friday Liturgies.