Author Archives: Andrea Smith

7A Math

Dear 7th grade parents/guardians, The first trimester was a success and I want to thank you for all your help! The second trimester, we will be picking up the pace. We started Unit 3 Module 6 this week. I plan on completing a lesson a day if possible. The topics we covered this week include: algebraic […]

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7R Math

Dear 7th grade parents/guardians, 7R has started Unit 3 in their Go Math books. This unit is about expressions and equations. This week, we focused on algebraic expressions. We went over key vocabulary including: equation, operation, solution, variable, algebraic expression, factor, and distributive property. Monday, we introduced the idea of simplifying expressions. Students completed a […]

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7th Grade Religion

Hello everyone! In 7th grade, we continue to work with the Gospel According to Matthew. We will be finishing Matthew before we leave for winter break. After winter break, students will be reading the novel “Heaven is for Real”! It’s a remarkable book about a boy who survived an emergency appendectomy and his story about […]

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6th Grade Religion

Hello everyone! In 6th grade, we have been diving into Exodus. We started Exodus on November 13th and we are currently on chapter 17. Exodus is the second book of the Pentateuch and comes from the Greek word for “departure”. Its central event was understood to be the departure of the Israelites. We have been […]

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Pen Pals

Hello 118 families! We are SO excited. Thanks to Ms. Ortiz and our 6th grade students’ hard work, we have finally sent out our letters! Thank you for all the hard work. We understand writing in a different language is no easy task. We are so proud of our students and I know my students […]

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7th Grade Religion

Hello everyone! This week, students read Chapter 7 in their Sadlier books. This chapter was about the promise of salvation. We discussed about who and what helps us during difficult times. We talked about original sin with Adam and Eve and how God promised a Messiah to come. We believe this Messiah is Jesus Christ. […]

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6th Grade Religion

Hello everyone! This week, we finished the Book of Genesis! Monday we played Quizlet Live which is an online game where students are grouped into teams and they race to answer all of the questions correctly. Students have to collaborate and figure out which student has the correct answer. On the smart board, they can […]

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7th Grade Math

Good morning! Last week, we finished Unit 1 (The Number System) and this week we started Unit 2: Ratios and Proportional Relationships. I plan on finishing this unit next week. In Unit 2 Module 4 we are covering the following topics: unit rates, constant rates of change, and proportional relationships and graphs. Our vocabulary in these […]

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7th Grade Religion

Happy Friday! We started our week with Second Step: Lesson 3. This lesson taught students about empathy and communication: negotiating and compromising. We watched videos of real students disagreeing about something and how they were able to come to a conclusion. The 7th graders practiced the Action Steps which are: Analyze, Brainstorm, Consider each option, […]

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7th Grade Commitment Ceremony

Dear 7th grade parents/guardians, The 7th Grade Commitment Ceremony is coming soon! It will be Thursday, October 26th at 7pm in the Church. Today, I will be giving each student a Commitment Agreements sheet. These need to be completed by each student and signed by their parents. They will need to bring their completed sheets […]

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6th Grade Religion

Happy Friday everyone! We are finishing up Sadlier Unit 1 Chapter 4: God Promises to Help People. Students have learned that the Gospel is the Good News about God at work in Jesus Christ. We talked about how the way we live shows that we share in God’s life and friendship. We reviewed stories from the […]

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7th Grade Service Experiences

Happy Friday everyone! Students will receive their Journey to Confirmation books at the commitment ceremony October 26th at 7pm. In the meantime, I ask students to just fill out the service hour form so they can remember what they have done until they receive the Journey to Confirmation books. They don’t need to do both once […]

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7th Grade – Math

Hello everyone! We are finishing up Module 1 in Unit 1. Module 1 we learned how to add and subtract integers. We have been practicing a lot with word problems with two and three steps. Students will be tested Thursday, September 21st. I have posted a study guide and additional practice problems on Google Classroom. […]

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7th Grade Religion

Hello everyone! Students are finishing up Unit 1 Chapter 3: The Blessed Trinity. The big question this week we kept referring to was: why do relationships matter to me? We thought about all the different types of relationships we have, what works and what they can improve on. We discussed ways to help their relationships […]

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6th Grade Religion

Hello everyone! We are finishing up Unit 1 Chapter 3 in our Sadlier We Believe books. This chapter dove into the Book of Genesis and talked about symbols and their meanings. We studied in depth about the story of Adam and Eve and the symbolism showed by the creation of the man from clay, creation […]

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