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Karen Hartz
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A New Block: Human Development

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hearty Greetings & Happy New Year!  The second half of seventh grade will contain as many rich & interesting events as the first half!  Buckle your seatbelts!

When the cold abates enough for our return, we will begin our block on Human Development.  It looks to be a bit shorter than I anticipated, but we...

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7th Grade Reading List

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Al Capone Does My Shirts, Gennifer Choldenko

Alice Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

Anne of Green Gables, L. M. Montgomery

Arm of the Starfish, Madeleine L’Engle

Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne

Banner in the Sky, James Ramsey Ullman

Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses, Robert Louis Stevenson

The Black...

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7th Grade Parent Letter

Friday, September 13, 2013

September 13, 2013

Dear Parents,

I think the school year is off to a good start.  They class continues to be engaged enthusiastically in their lesson work.  They seemed to have returned with a greater measure of maturity, and socially we are experiencing relative harmony.  A class meeting in which students gave suggestions for ways we...

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7th Grade Block Rotation

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Theme:  New Horizons, New Perspectives

Sep 4-27, Age of Discovery          
Sailing the Denis Sullivan, Milwaukee---Sep 19
Grade School Curriculum Evening---Sep 19
Michaelmas---Sep 27
Knighting Ceremony---Sep 28

Oct 1-25, Geometry
Parent Evening---Oct 8
Long Fall Weekend/No School---Oct 14

Oct 28-Nov 22, Physics with Mr....

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Welcome to 7th Grade!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

“Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future.”
Louise J. Kaplan

“With any child entering adolescence, one hunts for signs of health, is desperate for the smallest indication that the child's problems will never...

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7th Grade - Welcome and Introduction

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Seventh graders navigate two worlds: they inhabit an introspective side as well as an active, outer, exploring perspective. At this age they have a growing need for independence and solitude, they feel enhanced emotional sensitivity and experience a strong need for social connection. Their adolescence is marked by many physical, emotional...

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