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  McCloskey Middle School


 Afterschool Help Days:

Monday: Mrs. Beane/Ms. Daugherty
Tuesday: Mr. Hanlon/Mr. Priore
Wednesday: Mrs. Ekstrom/Mrs. Clark
Thursday: Ms. Robertson/Mrs. Marshall


Required Supplies
Four 3-Ring 1” View Binders:
1 Black, 1 Red, 1 Green, 1 Blue

Pencils, pens, colored pencils, pencil-
  top erasers, glue stick, calculator,
3 Highlighters: 1 Green, 1 Pink,
  1 Yellow
4 packages of filler paper
4 packages of dividers
- Two composition notebook
   (Science and Math)

Recommended Donations
Paper towels
Environmentally friendly wipes


Grade 7 McCloskey Middle School

Welcome to Grade 7. This is important, you can do it, and we won’t give up on you!

Student Responsibilities

 Be prepared for class every day by being on time and having appropriate materials.

 Homework will be assigned on a regular basis. Please check agenda and/or teacher web page for daily updates.

 Students are responsible for making up any assignments that were missed due to absence.  Students should check the teacher’s webpage and/or check with a responsible classmate to find out what was missed. Students will be given two days to complete work for each day absent.

Please check iParent for current information about your child’s grades. You can access the link through our school website at www.uxbridgeschools.com

English Language Arts

Teachers: Ms. Sarah Rafferty & Christine Marshall

English Language Arts in grade seven will be challenging but rewarding. Teachers will work to create a classroom which enhances academic learning, self-esteem, respect, and the essential skills students will need in the future. Students will be responsible for writing assignments, oral presentations, cooperative learning activities, various research assignments, and homework. Vocabulary tests are given on a weekly basis. Literature tests are usually given at the end of a unit or at selected intervals in longer works. Extra help is available, and we encourage all students to ask for assistance.


Teachers: Mrs. Jennifer Clark & Ms. Kara Ekstrom

In Grade 7, instructional time will focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships, (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations, (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume, and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.
Each student is expected to perform to the best of his/her ability. Students should come to class every day prepared with their binder, agenda, pencils and completed homework assignments. As educators we are encouraging students to become independent learners who can reason through their answers. Thus, homework is a very large part of math and is assigned on a regular basis. Assignments should be done neatly and have all work shown. We will also be gauging our teaching on the development of skills, thus both formative and summative assessments will be used. Larger summative assessments will be given after every unit, and shorter quizzes will be given on a more frequent basis. The math team members encourage anyone having difficulty to see them for extra help or visit the Math Lab which is open on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school.


Teachers: Mrs. Barbara Beane and Ms. Diana Daugherty

In Grade 7 Science students will pursue in-depth study of the following three topics throughout the school year: (1) Populations and Ecosystems, (2) Earth's History, and (3) Chemical Interactions. While learning valuable content, students will also work on vital science process skills, such as observing, inferring, predicting, and writing testable hypotheses.
Collaborative learning experiences are an important part of science class. Students frequently work in small groups to reinforce concepts using critical thinking skills. The students could share their results in a lab report, orally, written with conclusions or questions, depending on the lesson. Collaborative inquiry skills help to lessen anxiety, and more importantly give each child the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the science content.


Social Studies

Teachers: Mr. Jonathan Hanlon and Mr. Doug Priore

The social studies curriculum for 7th grade will involve the areas of study detailed in the Massachusetts Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks. They are Ancient Man, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Greece, Israel, and Rome. These topics will include the development of culture, civilization, and the relationship between our own civilization and those long passed into history. Beyond the mere transfer of facts and stories, our goal in 7th Grade Social Studies is to teach our students how to be discerning researchers. We will use hands-on and engaging techniques. We will examine a myriad of Primary and Secondary sources both in print and online, in and out of the textbook. Our hope is that 7th graders come away from this year with a hunger to dig deeper and think like historians and archeologists not just memorize a bunch of dates and place names. 


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