Who am I? What is a worthwhile life?
These are our essential questions for 7th grade. We will explore, discuss, and grapple with our personal responses to these questions throughout the year. As a culmination of our thoughts and studies, we will end the year with a "Worthwhile Life Interview". Each student will sit down with a community member to share his/her ideas on these important questions.
Not sure if you wrote it all down in your Binder Reminder? Missed a day of school and want to catch up? Often there are helpful links on these webpages that show student samples, video clips, study tools, and more. I recommend that you check your teachers' homework sites on a daily basis.
ENGLISH HW (click here) HISTORY HW (click here)
Check your grades
This is where we read and respond to current events. If you used Newsela last year, use your same log in. If you create a new account, please use your smmk12 email email as your username, and your student ID as your password. Once you log in, click on your name in the upper right corner. Then, click on “account”. Type your class code and click “add class.”
Save files/Submit essays
Study for tests & quizzes
This is how we learn new vocabulary words. It is a great study tool for tests and quizzes. If you haven't made an account yet, please click "sign up" with your Google and use your smmk12 account. Or, try clicking on these links to add my class.
Study for map tests
Learning the countries of the world can help us become informed, thoughtful, global citizens. When you are aware of the larger world, you are opening doors for future opportunities. These websites can help you sharpen your geography skills. Just want to ace the next map test? Try playing these games at home and watch your scores soar!
Stay curious with Brainpop!
Now students can access Brainpop at home. Curious about something we learned in class? Want to know more about something that intrigues you? Look it up on Brainpop for a kid friendly summary. Curious minds never stop, and asking questions opens doors and empowers us! Use this link for information on how to set up your own account.
Access online textbooks
Log on to re-read the stories that we read in class or catch up on stories that you missed. There are a number of helpful "Level Up Tutorials" that can help you brush up on a variety of reading and writing skills. Click on logo to access website. Log in with your smmk12 email and student ID.
Microloans: Make a difference!
What is a microloan? How can something small make such a big difference? Throughout the year our class will make several loans to entrepreneurs across the globe. When our funds are paid back, we will loan again...now that is some humanitarian magic! In 2008 we started with just $25.00. Since then, we have made 71 loans. We have loaned the equivalent of $2,675.00 by re-lending the money that was returned back to us. We have helped small business owners in 35 countries!
Questions? Contact your teacher!