7th Grade

Course ID
7th Grade
Teacher
Mr. David Woltz

Seventh grade is a time of growing and learning.  This early adolescent period is full of life lessons academically, physically and morally. This is an exciting year for growth as the students meet challenges, experience successes and failures and develop a new sense of self-awareness.

As in all grades at St. Martin of Tours Academy we follow the diocesan and state curriculum guidelines.

Math: Through the pre-algebra program, the students are prepared for the analytical thinking of Algebra 1.

Science: In science learning about cell processes, the marvelous mechanisms of the human body and our impact on the environment allows the students to broaden their concepts of the world around them.

Language Arts: There is a wide diversity of stimulating, thought provoking literary selections. Though a variety of literary genres new worlds and experiences open up for the students to discuss and digest. Writing is an avenue for self-expression and creativity as well as an instrument to develop correct grammar and usage.

Religion: As we explore the life of Jesus, as seen through the words of the gospel writers, our Religion classes become arenas for building and strengthening a personal relationship with Christ and solidifying membership in the Church.

Seventh grade is a year filled with involvement, observation, encountering, and enlightenment – a year of growth.   Departmentalizing the curriculum provides more teacher expertise in each curricular area with better preparation for the compartmentalized nature of high school.

Mr. David Woltz

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As part of the Life Science curriculum at SMA the 7th grade went on a community learning trip to Birch Aquarium. Community learning trips are ways to extend the classroom beyond SMA. During this trip the students observed marine environments and the plants and animals that inhabit them. They conducted learning activities in each of the various sections of the aquarium to enhance their understanding on the marine biosphere. The highlight of the trip was the dissection of a California Market Squid. This was conducted in the aquarium laboratory under the direction of aquarium staff. This hands on experience allows students to learn more detailed information about this unique creature but to also see and feel what working in a research laboratory is like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th Annual STEAM MAKER FEST

Junior High students participated in the San Diego Steam Maker Festival on December 1, 2018 with tremendous success. Four teams competed with Hydrobots, four teams for the fashion challenge, and entered twelve clocks and ten guitars for judging. The students received a total of 9 trophies, tying for third place in Hydrobots and placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the other competitions.

 

3rd Annual STEAM Challenge May 2017

Two seventh grade teams represented SMA at the STEAM Challenge on Wed. afternoon.  Student were given the task to design and build an engineering solution with Rokenbok in just one hour!  The challenge was held at Good Shepherd.  There were 8 teams in the event.

3rd Annual STEAM Competition – 7th gr. boys team

3rd Annual STEAM Competition – 7th gr. girls team May 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7th grade girls Rokenbok Competition Video

Every two years, the 7th and 8th grade classes travel to Los Angeles to visit the Museum of Tolerance. The museum is focused on developing a sense of shared humanity in its visitors. The displays are designed to make you think about how you perceive other people and about how these thoughts might affect your treatment of others. The tour takes a long look at how the Nazis came to power in Germany and how their ideas slowly came to affect the entire society. It is a very thought provoking example of how something so horrific started with just a few people spreading their hateful ideas and how modern media can have the same effect today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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