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Trinity Catholic Academy, a Pre-K to Grade 8 school, promotes academic excellence, athletics, and the arts with respect,compassion, and service among our diverse family, inspired by the communion of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.

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Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

Grade 7

Seventh graders are beginning to take on a leadership role in the school. Seventh graders pair with first graders as part of our buddy program. The buddies do many things together, teaching the older students lessons in responsibility and giving the younger students a sense of belonging. During the course of the year, the buddies have a Halloween Party and go to the local nursing home together at Christmastime to sing carols for the elderly residents. The highlight of the buddy experience is when they collaborate to write and illustrate a book. The creative process culminates with an Authors’ Picnic in June where they share their stories with their families and each other.

This leadership role extends to the seventh graders assisting the eighth graders in the leading of our school Tribes. Tribes are made up of students from all grades who gather four times a year to work together on a common project. Seventh and eighth graders are responsible for organizing the tribe to which they are assigned and completing a task.

Students in grade 7 are expected to take more ownership of their academic progress. They are held to a higher standard in preparedness for class and in the development of work habits. To this end, they will direct their own parent/ teacher/ student conference for the first time. Seventh grade becomes a real pivotal point in their middle school development.

Seventh graders are eligible for membership in the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and the Faith in Action Team (FIAT) if they meet the criteria for membership. These are in addition to the many other student organizations available such as Student Council, Paw Press, Choir, Sports Teams, Running Club, etc. Students are encouraged to bring their interests to the school by requesting permission to form new clubs and groups which may reflect the needs of the current student body.

Seventh Grade Team

Mrs. Colello (Homeroom)

The course of study for Grade 7 is Pre-Algebra Part I.  Students will use their knowledge of decimals, fractions, and integers to solve for the variable in one-step and two-step equations and inequalities. They will study ratio, direct and inverse proportion, and percents and their applications.  Periodic cumulative review assignments are given to ensure that students don’t lose the skills they have acquired while focusing on new skills.  Problem-solving and test-taking strategies are built into the curriculum, enhancing students’ critical thinking skills and their performance on standardized tests.

As with all the other grades at Trinity, students participate in weekly mass which is the basis of our faith and our mission statement.

The 7th and 8th graders work together on Morality. It is a two year course that focuses on all the facets of morality. Many tools are used including class discussion, lecture, movies and student led questions.

As a group, they participate in The Stations of the Cross during Lent. They work together on the Stations Project which has the students recreating the Stations for the whole student body on Holy Thursday.

Prayer and a relationship with God are the goals for the students at the end of the course.

Mr. Adams

The Grade 7 Social Studies curriculum explores early world history using the text A History of the World, Early Ages by McGraw-Hill.  Students begin their study of the development of civilization during the Paleolithic Age and continue through to early China.  They also study the themes of how people react to their environment as well as the rise and fall of empires.

Ms. Todd

Grade 7 English focuses on grammar.  Extensive work is done with the eight parts of speech, compound and complex sentences, subject and verb agreement, and punctuation.  Students are expected to apply these lessons in their writing.  Compositions are assigned every other week.

In addition to grammar lessons, students are assigned a two week long vocabulary unit. The test at the end of each unit is comprised of spelling, definitions, synonyms and antonyms, and words in context.

A research project is required in seventh grade. Students are taught how to research a subject, form a bibliography, and cite sources. Topics are alternated yearly between Science and Social Studies.

While studying autobiographies in Literature class, seventh grade students write their autobiographies.  Parents are asked to help provide early memories and with the selection of photographs. While students first balk at this assignment, they soon discover that writing about themselves can be fun!

Students begin with summer reading selections.  In seventh grade two books are required. The Acorn People by Ron Jones, is a true story of a young man’s summer experience at a camp for physically handicapped children. The other required selection is My Brother Sam is Dead by Christopher Collier. This novel is referred to when studying the Revolutionary War in Social Studies class. Students are also required to choose one other book from a choice of three and write a book report.  The choices change yearly.
Grade 7 Literature exposes students to the various genres available to them.  Short stories, non-fiction selections, poetry, drama, and novels are read and discussed during this year.  Videos are used to show differences between a short story/novel once it is put on the screen.

Writing and oral presentations take place in the form of book projects.  Grade 7 students are assigned nine book reports for the year. These reports take the form of written, oral, designing or creating different projects, and a power point presentation.

A novel, The Giver by Lois Lowry, is read and dissected in class. This novel is examined thoroughly with emphasis put on characterization, setting, plot, and theme.

Look What We Are Doing

Ms. Casey

Science in the 7th grade is all about what is going on in our bodies.  We start off with cells and move onto genetics and heredity.  The majority of the year is spent on human biology and how the body works.  We also talk about how wonderfully God made our bodies and the best way to take care of His precious gift.

Class time focuses on notes and discussion while the reading of the material is generally left to the students.  This is the first time where students have pop quizzes and many announced quizzes to aid in the understanding of the material.  Class participation is not only encouraged, it is vital to the students’ grasp of the subject matter.

Science is an area where we play and discover, an area where being wrong can lead to new discoveries, and an area where questions begin the scientific process.  The Diocese of Worcester has implemented a science curriculum of three major subject areas per year.  In Seventh Grade we delve into The Cell Theory, Genetics/Human Biology/Systems, and Life Kingdoms.

Every other year, we have a science fair in which students work by themselves or in a team for several months on a project of their choosing.  It is a project based on a scientific method.  Students have the opportunity to work in an area of interest, work on a long term project and share their results with judges in order to gain public speaking skills and self confidence in sharing their work.

As with all the other grades at Trinity, students participate in weekly mass which is the basis of our faith and our mission statement.

The 7th and 8th graders work together on Morality. It is a two year course that focuses on all the facets of morality. Many tools are used including class discussion, lecture, movies and student led questions.

As a group, they participate in The Stations of the Cross during Lent. They work together on the Stations Project which has the students recreating the Stations for the whole student body on Holy Thursday.

Prayer and a relationship with God are the goals for the students at the end of the course.

Mrs. Lind

Grade seven students will learn basic questions, adjectives, numbers from 1 -100, clothing, places, vocabulary and complete sentences using their newly learned lexicon.

Students in all grades will also be introduced to traditional Spanish celebrations like Dia de los Muertos at the beginning of November, Posadas at Christmas and Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5th.

Student will have the basic knowledge to be able to succeed in Spanish I in high school.