Mrs. Raben

Welcome, and blessings to you! I am very happy to be a part of this wonderful school.  I have a great love for mathematics and look forward to imparting as much of that love as possible to my students! Join me in this QUEST!

7th Grade Homeroom

Oct 8 – End of 1st Quarter

Oct. 8 – No School – Diocesan Teacher Convention

Oct 2oth – Parent Teacher conferences – use sign-up genius to make an appointment.  I will not be here on Oct. 21st. I will open up Tuesday, Oct. 19th for conferences, but you will have to contact me via email, and those slots will be first come, first served.

Oct. 20 – RETAKE day for school pictures

Nov. 11 – No School – Veteran’s Day

Nov. 15-24  – Scholastic Book Fair

Nov. 18 – Progress Reports available on Option C

Nov. 24-28 – Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 2-3 – Santa’s Cottage

Dec. 17 – Early dismissal at 10:50 (bus riders leave at 10:30)

Dec 18 – Jan 2 – Christmas Break

Jan 3 – classes resume

8th Grade Religion Class –

The Saint Ephrem song project is due Monday 10/4. They have hopefully been working on it this week of testing during some of the down time.  We will start Chapter 3 of the Religion textbook on 10/4 and have a test on it Wednesday 10/13.

*The Bible verse at the beginning of each chapter in the We Live Our Faith textbook will be worth 5 points of extra credit on the chapter test:)

Confirmation Timeline

(Tentative Due dates 2021-2022)

October 28th

Sponsor name is due AND the information sheet from the Confirmation packet

November 30th

Saint Name must be turned in (religion grade)

To be determined  Retreat at Holy Childhood –

February  25th

Letter to Bishop McGovern (religion grade)

March 24th

Saint Report due (religion grade)

April 27th  *Shield is due (religion grade)

*Service hours must be complete and record sheets turned in (they may be turned in early)

 

 

 

 

 

Math

We have moved back into the textbook after our review of multiplication and long division. I will assign a review on Monday, 10/4 for a test over Chapter 1 lessons 1-4. We will review together for 2 days and have a test on Thursday, October 7th.

Chapter 2 involves understanding and using various statistical graphs such as scatter plots, line plots, stem and leaf plots, box and whisker plots, as well as bar graphs and histograms.  We will also work with mean, median, mode and range.  I hope to have a test near Oct. 20th

We are working in chapter 2 on fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, repeating decimals, exponents, and using all of those while solving algebraic equations. We finish the chapter with scientific notation. I hope to have a test near Oct. 20th.

We are in Chapter 3 working on the distributive property and simplifying algebraic expressions and equations. We will finish up the chapter with area and perimeter of quadrilaterals. There will not be another test until after 1st quarter. The next test will likely be the week of 10/25.

We are forging ahead in Unit 2 learning about and comparing linear functions and exponential functions with a taste of exponential growth and decay problems. There is a quiz today, another next Wednesday and a Unit 2 Test on 10/12, as long as we stay on track.