Thomas W. Pyle 7 Grade

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Thomas W. Pyle


7
th

Grade

Parent Articulation Meeting

Welcome and Introductions



Jennifer Webster & Kristin Rudolph


Format for evening


Transition from 6
th

to 7
th

grade


Counselors
-

Clayton Ver Planck &
Denine Gudnitz


Curriculum Overviews


Team Leaders and Department Chairs


Sandra Gallagher, George Martin, Pam
Lever, Bill Falatko, Stacy Levy, and
Kristen Tessier

7
th

Grade Articulation Process




Kristin Rudolph


Communication handout



6
th

grade teacher
recommendations


Placement questions


Counselors support


Administrative support

7th Grade Similarities
-


Sandra Gallagher, Pam Lever, & George Martin


Similarities between 6
th

and 7
th

grade


Differences from 6
th

to 7
th

grade


Strategies learned in 6
th

grade that
help in 7
th

grade


7
th

grade team meetings




Students Daily Schedule



Clayton Ver Planck & Denine Gudnitz



7 periods on the schedule



5 core subjects
(English, Math, World
Studies, Science, PE/Health)



2 elective periods
(Foreign Language, Arts
Classes, and by teacher recommendation
ESOL
,
Reading, or Resource)


See the registration booklet for
course descriptions

Selecting Classes for 2 elective periods

Clayton Ver Planck & Denine Gudnitz


2 full year electives


Example: 5 core classes, foreign language, band



1 full year & 2 semester electives


Example: 5 core classes, foreign language,
FACS
, specialty art



4 semester electives


Example: 5 core classes, studio art, desktop publishing,
exploratory theatre, gateway to technology A



Reading & 1 full year or 2 semester electives


Example: 5 core classes, resource, reading,
ESOL
, and TV
studio, specialty art



Registration Form

Clayton Ver Planck & Denine Gudnitz



Physical Education
-

William Falatko



Required class, 3 marking periods


Learn about physical activity


Gain motor skills & personal development


Improve health related fitness


Variety of individual and team sports,
games, and activities


Promote a lifelong physically fit lifestyle

Health Education 7


William Falatko



Implemented through Physical Education


9 week course, separate grade


MCPS

curriculum in a classroom setting


Focus on alcohol & other drugs, Project Alert, first
aid


http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/
health/


Information meeting in the fall

Arts Electives



William Falatko


Semester Arts Classes


FACS


Theatre


Gateway to Technology A


Journalism/Desktop
Publishing


Specialty Art


Studio Art


TV Studio

Full Year Arts Classes


Music


Band


Orchestra


Chorus


Drama Performance


Gateway to
Technology A/B


Publications


Pre
-
Engineering Pathways


Accelerated Pre
-
Engineering Pathway


Pre
-
Engineering pathway

2011
-

2012

Introduction to Design
& 3
-
D Modeling:
Grade 6: 9 weeks

Gateway to
Technology


A
Grade 7: semester

Gateway to
Technology


B
Grade 8: semester

Introduction to
Engineering Design:
Grade 9: full year

Introduction to Design
& 3
-
D Modeling:
Grade 6: 9 weeks

Gateway to
Technology


A & B
Grade 7: full year

Other HS or AP
credit courses

Principles of
Engineering:
Grade 9: full year

Introduction to
Engineering Design:
Grade 8: full year

Math Courses and Placement
-


Stacy Levy


Students are placed in math classes
based on the following criteria:


Teacher recommendation


Success in previous math class
-
grades,
assessments, work study habits, etc.


County and state assessments


Student and Parent Input


7
th

Grade Math Courses


Math 7


IM


Algebra


Honors Geometry

Math Courses and Placement
-


Stacy Levy


Math & Foreign Language Night

Thursday,
February
17, 2011
at 7:00 pm

7
th

Grade English/Reading Classes



Sandra Gallagher


English Course Placement



Advanced 7


English 7


Reading 7 (
by teacher recommendation
)


ESOL


6
th

grade teachers recommend on basis of


MSA

& MAP
-
R Scores


Grades


Other available data


Overview of 7
th

Grade English



Sandra Gallagher


Forging New Connections


Identity


Sense of Place


Voices from the Past


Imagination


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Science



George Martin


7
th

Grade Science


I
nvestigations in
Science


Project
-
based


Unit 1: Hydroponics
-

Structure/Characteristics of Living Things


Unit 2: Chemistry of Life
-

Biochemistry/Body systems


Unit
3
: Diseases
-

Genetic
disorders/Biotechnology


Unit 4: Forensics
-

Biotechnology

World Studies



Pam Lever


7
th

Grade World Studies


Advanced World Studies


Unit 1: Foundations of Modern Political
Systems


Unit 2: The Influence of Culture in Africa


Unit 3: Geography Shapes Latin America


Unit 4: The Impact of Economics: One
World Past & Present


Foreign Language
Options

Presented by:

Kristen Tessier



Kristen_L_Tessier@mcpsmd.org



If student took FL in 6
th

grade:


Student will normally continue
on to the next level

7
th

Grade students who did not take
FL in 6
th

grade may choose to:



Take French or Spanish 1AB


Take French or Spanish 1A


Take Chinese 1AB (
depends on
enrollment and staffing
)

1AB

vs


1A


Both are high school courses for high
school credit and will appear on the
student’s high school transcript


Both start from the very beginning and
no prior knowledge of the language is
required


Neither class is designed for native /
semi
-
native speakers


1AB

vs
1A


Same as HS = 1 full
credit


Fast paced


Requires excellent
study habits /
organizational
skills


Student should
have interest in FL
and be motivated




Same as HS =
½
credit


Slower paced


one semester
of material
spread out
over entire
year

Foreign Language Pathways

6
th

Grade

7
th

Grade

8
th


Grade

9
th

Grade

10
th

Grade

11
th

Grade

12
th

Grade

Option

#1

Reading

Elective

Elective

1AB

2

3

4

Option

#2

Reading

Elective

1AB

2

3

4

5

Option
#3

Reading

1A

1B

2

3

4

5

Option
#4

Reading

1AB


2

3

4

5

AP

Option
#5

1A

1B

2

3

4

5

AP

Option
#6

1AB


2

3

4

5

AP

Lang

AP

Lit.

Extra Curricular Activities



Kristin Rudolph



Variety of activities


Opportunity to explore interests


Find the balance of academics
and extra curricular


Registration is on
-
line


Fall Showcase Night

Important Registration Dates



Clayton Ver Planck & Denine Gudnitz


February 18
th



deadline for registration
forms to English teacher


April 7
th



pre
-
registration course
selections will be distributed with third
quarter report cards.


May 6
th



deadline for parents to send an
email or letter to Mrs. Webster requesting a
reexamination of placement
recommendations

Closure



Kristin Rudolph



Upcoming Dates


Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 7:00pm


Arts Showcase Night


Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm


Math & Foreign
Language Night


Copy of the PowerPoint will be on the
Pyle webpage


Copy of the Arts PowerPoint highlighting
the different offerings will be available on
the website as well