House 3 - Grade 7 (Team Symonaitis)

Welcome to House 3

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Algebra with Mrs. Simone: Click here for the answers to the test study guide.

Math with Mrs. Simone (Periods 2, 5, 6, 7): Click here for the answers to the quiz review (pages 30-32 in workbook).

Tuesday, Sept. 17

 
Math (p.2)

- page 36 in workbook

Math (p. 5, 6)

- pages 37 - 38 ODDS (all work must be shown on page 38)

Math (p. 7)

- pages 37 - 39 ALL (all work must be shown on page 38-39)

Algebra

- Study - test tomorrow

English

Periods 1, 6,7 - Character connection paragraph (see handout)

Per. 2 - Read pages 148 - 157 in HM and complete Session 12 notebook page (if you did not finish in class.)

Period 5 -"how to listen" long write Long Write (see handout).  

Science -

Periods 1 & 2: If not already done, finish book work sections 1-1 (#s 1 - 7) and sections 1-2 (#s 1 - 7).  Copies of the reading available upon request.

Periods 5, 6, & 7 - NONE

Social Studies

 

Global Goals - Due Wed

Think of two 7th grade goals, one academic and one for fun.  Write these on your "globe" and color the "world" background.  

 

Math with Ms. Kidder-Blake

Place and value HW#8

Thursday, Sept. 19

Math - Period 2

- Unit 1 Homework 5: Adding Integers with Number Lines

- Quiz has been moved to Monday

Math - Period 5, 6, 7

- Page 33 of workbook due Monday (Unit 1 Homework 6 Part B)

- Quiz has been moved to Monday

Algebra

-Page 21 and 22 in workbook

-Test Tuesday

English

Period 1 - read up to page 119 in Harbor Me. Complete Session 8 Noice and Note page in reader's notebook (5 jots).

Period 2 - Read Ch. 20 and do Session 7 Long Write (see handout)

Per. 5 - Session 9 theme long write

Per. 6 and 7 - (due Monday)

Read pages 133- 147 in Harbor Me

and create Session 11 Stop and Jot (at least 4 jots).

Finish Pressure Map

 
Science

NONE

 

Social Studies

 

 

Math with Ms. Kidder-Blake

Compare Numbers HW#10

 

Monday, Sept. 16

 
Math 

- None

Algebra

- Study - Test has been moved to Wednesday due to Safety Week

Science -

Periods 5, 6, & 7: If not already done, finish book work sections 1-1 (#s 1 - 7) and sections 1-2 (#s 1 - 7).  Copies of the reading available upon request.

Periods 1 & 2 - NONE
 

Social Studies -

Classwork - Human Rights, p 66, 67  - Due Wed.

Three worksheets: vocab, notes, Geoactivity

 

Global Goals - Due Wed 

Think of two 7th grade goals, one academic and one for fun.  Write these on your "globe" and color the "world" background.  

English - Periods 1,6,7 - Read pages 148 - 157 in HM and complete Session 12 notebook page (if you did not finish in class.)

Per. 2 - Read pages 133- 147 in Harbor Me and create session 11 Stop and Jot (jot at least 5 times).

-Finish pressure map

Per. 5 - Read pages 283 - 303 and so session 11 notebook page.  Finish HM by tomorrow,

Math with Ms. Kidder-Blake-

Expanded Form HW#7

 

 

Weds, Sept. 18

Math 

- Finish pages 30-32 in Unit 1 workbook (this was also the classwork)

- The quiz has been moved to Monday

Algebra

- Finish pages 19-20 in Unit 1 workbook (this was also the classwork)

English -
Per. 1,5,6,7 - Google Doodle activity due tomorrow.

 

Per. 2 - Character Connection paragraph due tomorrow.

Science -

NONE

Social Studies

Global Goals - Due Wed

Think of two 7th grade goals, one academic and one for fun.  Write these on your "globe" and color the "world" background.  

 

 

Math with Ms. Kidder-Blake

Digit Values HW#9

 

Friday, Sept. 20

Math - Period 2, 5, 6, 7

- Page 33 of workbook due Monday (Unit 1 Homework 6 Part B)

- Quiz is Monday

Algebra

- Finish Test Review

- Test Tuesday

English

 

Per. 2 - Session 8 Notice and Note ( 5 jots)

Per. 5 - Read 257 - 283 .  Finish Found Poem and finish Harbor Me by Tuesday.

Per. 1,6, 7 - (due Monday)

Read pages 133- 147 in Harbor Me

and create Session 11 Stop and Jot (at least 4 jots).

Finish Pressure Map

 

Science

NONE

Social Studies

 

Math with Ms. Kidder-Blake

None

 

 

Our Team
 

English -- Mrs. Coggins 
203-407-7241
Office Hours - Monday

Mathematics -- Mrs. Simone
203-407-7242
Office Hours - Tuesday

Science -- Mrs. Symonaitis
Team Leader
203-407-7243
Office Hours -  Monday

Social Studies -- Mrs. DelCervo
203-407-7240
Office Hours - Tuesday

Resource
Ms. Kidder-Blake
203-407-7239
Office Hours- Monday

Congratulations to the Team Symo Students of the Month!

 

September 2019                   

 

October 2019

 

November 2019

 

December 2019

 

January 2020

 

February 2020

 

March 2020

                

April 2020

 

May 2020

 

June 2020

 

 

Team Symo Policies

LOCKER TIMES
You will be allowed to visit your locker at the following times:
• Before Homeroom 
• After Period 4
• After Period 7

LAVATORY
If you need to use the bathroom, you must obtain permission from a team teacher and sign out on the classroom sign-out sheet. When you are return to class, sign back in on your classroom sign-out sheet.  

Please do not enter the bathrooms during passing times. Please go to your next class and obtain permission from your teacher before going.

The reason for this rule is very simple, teachers must know where students are at all times, in case of emergency.

WATER FOUNTAIN
Students may stop at the water fountain during hallway passing times as needed or may carry a water bottle.  Other beverages are not permitted.  Students will not be sent out of class to visit the water fountain.

OFFICE HOURS
To stay after school with a teacher, students must ask the teacher at least one day in advance so that teachers may plan accordingly.  Students are reminded to notify their parent/guardian in advance as well so that parents/guardians are not worried by an unplanned change in the student's routine. 

LOST AND FOUND
A team lost and found is located in the back of Mrs. Symo's room.  All unclaimed items will be discarded or donated to charity every two weeks.

SIDE HALLWAY/EMERGENCY EXIT HALL

Students are not permitted to use the side hall as a short cut.  It is to be used as an emergency exit only in the case of an evacuation.  Please enter or exit the house using the main hallway.

CELL PHONES

Cell phones should not be seen or heard during the school day.  If a teacher hears/sees or catches a student using it, it will be turned in administration and released back only to a parent/guardian.

BACKPACKS, GUM

These items are not permitted during the school day, as per school policy.

Meet the Teachers of Team Symo!

Mrs. Brenna Symonaitis (Science teacher and Team Leader) - I have been teaching at HMS for 19 years and have served as a Team Leader for 15 of them. I have a Bachelor's degree in Biology, a Master's degree in Educational Leadership, and a Sixth Year degree in School Administration.  At home, I am very busy with my 7 year old son and 2 year old rescued dog.  For fun and relaxation, I am an avid reader and love to practice yoga and barre.  I look forward to getting to know my students and having a productive school year!

Mrs. Melanie Coggins (English teacher) - I have been teaching at HMS for 15 years. I taught English at HMS for four years and then stayed home for a few years to raise my two wonderful children. During that time, I was an adjunct English instructor at SCSU. I have a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in Education.  I am a life long Hamden resident with the exception of the time I spent in Boston at Boston College.  When I am not at HMS, I love spending time with my family, watching my son play baseball and hockey, and watching my daughter play hockey.  I am also a runner and I practice yoga.  I love reading, especially young adult literature.  We also have two awesome rescued black lab mixes that are part of our family.   I love teaching middle school to the kids of Hamden and am looking forward to a great year!

Mrs. Diane Del Cervo (Social Studies teacher) - I have been employed by HPS for twenty-three years, and taught 6th and 7th grade for most of that time. My first career was in the publishing field, but I switched to teaching as my active family grew in size. My four adult children attended Hamden Public Schools, and in addition to that, we are a UConn family (Go Huskies!).   I have both a Masters and a Sixth Year Degree in Education, in addition to participation in many other Social Studies programs.  I also provide a variety of novels throughout the year as part of the Time Travelers Book Club, where I get to pursue two of my interests with students – history and reading!

Mrs. Kim Simone (Math teacher) - I have been teaching math at HMS for 11 years. I received my bachelor’s degree in math education and my master’s degree in Urban Studies, both from Southern Connecticut State University. I am happily married to Mr. John Simone, who is a math teacher in grade 8 at HMS, and the mom of two beautiful little girls. One of my favorite things to do is to travel and experience other cultures. I also love reading, spending time with my family and friends, and of course, teaching math.

Mrs. Melissa Kidder-Blake (Special Education teacher) - I am happily married to a Veteran and a retired science teacher. We have four children; three are currently attending college! I have a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art and Special Education,  a Master’s degree in Holistic Thinking, and a 6th year in Education. I am currently participating in the Educational Leadership program at SCSU. I am also a yoga teacher, a certified trainer and CrossFit enthusiast.  When I am not teaching school or yoga you will find me at the gym, or if the weather is good, outside. I enjoy traveling, swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, paddle boarding or reading a book at the beach. This will be my 16th year of teaching but only my 3rd year at HMS. I am excited to make this my best year yet!