7th Grade Course Registration

COPPER MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Seventh Grade Course Descriptions

2017-18

 

REQUIRED CLASSES

 

Teacher Advisory: A homeroom class where students are provided with an adult advocate, opportunities to explore interests and to learn life skills, conflict resolution skills, and study skills. It provides students a place and time to conduct and engage in social activities, contests, and listen to daily announcements. It will aslo facilitate the tracking of student progress and help build a relationship with parents and enhance communication with homes. Credit is recieved for the year on a pass/fail basis.

 

Intergrated Science 7: Seventh Grade Intergrated Science focuses on the theme of “structure”. Life, physical, and earth science content are intergrated in a core curriculum. The standards to be taught relate to matter, structure of earth’s crust and interior, structure of cells and organisms, reproduction and heredity of organisms and classifications schemes.

 

Language Arts 7: This course is designed to emphasize reading comprehension, writing, and methods of inuiry as found in the core. The course will focus on the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication in all its forms.

 

Language Arts 7 Core: Required if below grade level in reading- based on district assessment.  This class is a combination of English and Reading taken with Language Arts 7.

 

Mathematics: Math placement for seventh grade will be based on a district assessment conducted at feeder schools.

 

7th Mathematics: In 7th Grade Mathematics students will focus on developing understanding of any applying proportional relationships; developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; solving problems involving scale drawings and informational geometric constructions, and working with two- and tree-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

 

7th Grade Math Honors: In 7th Grade Mathematics Honors students will focus on developing understanding of any applying proportional relationships; developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; solving problems involving scale drawings and informational geometric constructions, and working with two- and tree-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and drawing inferences about populations based on samples. The Honors course includes extra depth and additional topics.

 

8th Grade Math Honors: In 8th Grade Mathematics honors students will focus on formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantatative relationships; and analyzing two-and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem. The Honors course includes extra depth and additional topics.

 

Utah Studies 7:  This course covers Utah History from geological formation through exploration, colonization, and statehood to the present.  A study of Utah government, natural resources, and economics is also included.

 

Reading 7: This course is designed to emphasize reading comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills.  This course will focus on reading strategies that will assist readers with literary, informational, and functional texts.

 

College and Career Awareness:  CTE is Utah’s exploratory Career and Technical Education Core Curriculum requirement for middle school.  The purpose of this program is to allow students to be involved in activity-centered lessons, which utilize technology, develop beginning skills, and explore careers.

 

Fitness 7:  A physical education course with emphasis on skills, knowledge and participation in a variety of team sports, conditioning and recreational activities

 

FULL YEAR ELECTIVE CREDITS

 

Orchestra 1:  A class for students who would like to learn to play a violin, viola, cello, or bass.  No experience necessary; one-half hour daily practice required.  Instrument required.

 

Orchestra 2Teacher approval required.  An intermediate-level, orchestra class that will study and perform intermediate-level literature for orchestra.  Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and will constitute a portion of the grade.  Additional fees for materials may be required. Instrument required.   Contact teacher for placement in this course.

 

Band 1 Woodwinds:  This is a course in beginning band class for students who wish to learn the saxophone, flute, or clarinet. Practice outside of class time and performances are part of this course. Instrument required.

 

Band 1 Brass: This is a course in beginning band offered for students who wish to learn the cornet, trumpet, baritone, horn, trombone, or tuba. Practice outside of class time and performances are part of this course.  Instrument is required.

 

Band 1 Percussion: This is a course in beginning band offered for students who to learn the drums, mallet keyboard instruments, and other percussion-related instruments. Practice outside of class time and performances are part of this course.  Instrument is required.

 

Concert Band:   Teacher approval required.  An intermediate-level band course that encourages increased technical and expressive musical proficiency through performance and study of music.  Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and will constitute a portion of the grade.  Practice outside of class time with instrument is required.  Contact Teacher for placement in this course

 

Reading 7: This course is designed to emphasize reading comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills.  This course will focus on reading strategies that will assist readers with literary, informational, and functional texts.

 

Spanish 1:  (only available for students above grade level in reading). This course is designed to teach elementary skills in listening, speaking, reading, and spelling. The course content includes vocabulary for classroom and school subjects, foods, clothing, telling time, reading the calendar, weather, seasons, modes of transportation, and common locations. Students will develop an appreciation for the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.

 

Chinese DLI 3 H: This course is specifically designed for students who have completed an elementary school Dual Language Immersion program. It is designed to challenge students to encounter authentic texts published for native speakers. Students will be asked to grapple with real-world complex issues centered on six interdisciplinary themes: global challenges; science and technology; contemporary life; personal and public identities; families and communities; and beauty and aesthetics.

 

Chinese Culture and Media DLI: This course is specifically designed for students who have completed an elementary school Dual Language Immersion program. It is designed to build skills in cultural-linguistic competencies necessary for successful communication with native speakers. Students utilize media and authentic texts to learn about the diverse cultural products, practices and perspectives of countries.  This class can be taken for a full year or a half year.

 

SEMESTER ELECTIVE CLASSES

 

Art Foundations 1:  It is designed to provide an overview of visual arts while studying a broad variety of art tools and materials.  With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop higher-level thinking, art related technology skills, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics. This class may have a fee.

 

Art Foundations 2: Prerequisite: Art Foundations 1, must sign up for Art Foundations 1 also.

Art Foundation 2 provides an overview and introduction to visual arts through studying a variety of art tools and materials. This course builds on Foundations 1 with a more in-depth experience with fewer art forms. This course is designed to develop higher-level thinking, art-related technology skills, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics, with an emphasis on studio production.

 

Beginning Theatre:  This is an introductory course in theatre with an emphasis on performance. No previous experience is necessary. The course will include pantomime, improvisation, mono acts, characterization, and scenes from plays, play reading, and work with voice projection and diction.

 

Choir 1 Mixed: This class is open to all students.  Emphasis will be placed on quality vocal production, part-singing, and music reading skills.  Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and will constitute a portion of the grade.

 

Computer Skills / Keyboarding:  In this beginning semester keyboarding course, the student will master touch operation on a computer keyboard. Correct fingering by touch operation and good techniques will receive primary emphasis; speed and accuracy will be given secondary emphasis. The student will learn to format simple reports, personal and business letters, and tables. The acquisition of business communication skills will be integrated throughout the course.

 

Dance 1a/b: This course offers basic dance techniques, fitness fundamentals, movement qualities, and rhythm with an emphasis on creativity, sequencing, and problem solving.  Dance 1a is for very beginner dancers.  Dance 1b is for students with at least 3 years dancing experience.

 

Music Connections:  Music Connections is an extension of the K-6 Music Core and includes concepts and skills to intergrade music into everyday life.  Study will include: exploration in creating, experiments with singing/playing/reading music, development of analytical and evaluative skills in music listening, investigations of various purposes of music, and inquiry into music’s impact on culture, history, quality of life, and other subject areas.

 

Reading Honors: This course, based on the 7th Grade Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed for students who qualify for more advanced instruction in reading comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills for reading above grade-level literary, informational, and functional texts.

7th Grade Registration Information

CMMS Orientation/Registration Time

February 1st - 6:00pm & 7:00pm, 2018

 

CARD DUE 2/1/18

 
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