Saturday, August 27, 2016

Week 2 Aug 22 - 26

Hello parents,

We had a great week. The kids are getting in the groove and the routine is better established.

We started a new program in religion class called First Steps. It is similar to the "Character Counts" program from long ago.

It emphasizes social skills, group work, peer pressure, how to be a good friend etc. We will tie the program in to our religion class and discuss how all the attributes of a good friend, good teammate, a contributing group member all reflect what God wants for us in our lives.

I will share with you what we come up with for our final 7th grade pledge from our first discussion. It would be great to continue the conversations at home - so we will keep you up to date!

Pics are from our leaf activity in science. I only remembered to take pics of 7C - sorry Murray parents!

Dates to Remember:
August 31 -- Noon dismissal -- Teacher In-service
September 5 -- No School -- Labor Day
September 16 -- Spirit Day & Mid-quarter
September 22 -- Jr. High Walk-a-thon (during the school day)
September 23 -- No School -- LESA Teacher In-Service
September 30 -- 7th Grade Field Trip

I hope you have a great weekend!

Mrs. Murray

Sunday, August 7, 2016

First Day Aug 17

Hello parents,

Welcome back to school! It is as much back to school for the entire family as it is for your 7th grader.

I hope you all had a successful morning and a relaxing evening.

We had a great day going through our schedule and getting to know the new routines. Things will smooth out this week, and next week will be all business. I pray all of you have a blessed year.

So the our class picture and Mrs. Cluck's class picture had this crazy glare. We couldn't tell when we took the picture. At first I wanted to be disappointed that it wasn't as clear as I expected....then I decided it was pretty cool. I always love seeing the physical symbol of God in beautiful rays of light. I'll take it.

Mrs. Murray