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Syllabus 7th
Syllabus 8th
St. Mary School

 

 
 

Course Description

Middle school students in grades 6-8 participate in CSA (rotations in computers, Spanish, and art). The rotations are generally 3 weeks long and they complete the rotation three times during the school year.

6th Grade September 6 - September 23
Week Dates Description
1
Sept 6-9
  • Overview of class expectations, employability, rules/procedures
  • Ultra-key typing review & timings
  • Summer Vacation Class Graph
  • Music on Friday
2
Sept 12-16
3
Sept 19-23
  • Ultra-key warm up & AQZ drill
  • Profile Interests graph
  • Ultra-key practice
  • How I Spent my Summer Storybook
  • Keyboard Assessments
8th Grade September 26 - October 14
1
Sept 26-30
  • Overview of class expectations, employability, rules/procedures
  • Ultra-key typing review & timings
  • Office 2010 Differences
  • Overview of Excel Basics
  • Folder organization for unit 2 Excel
  • Stepping Through XP-Excel Lesson One Ex 3-4 (cell format, find/replace both text & formatting options)
  • Guided Activity 1.2 (Expenses) page 182
  • Do it Yourself 1.2 (Sales Data) page 184-185
  • Do it Yourself 1.3 (My Schedule) page 185
2
Oct 3-7
  • Ultra-key typing
  • Vocab & test review
  • Test - Excel Lesson one
  • Stepping Through XP-Lesson Two
3
Oct 10-14
  • Ultra-key typing
  • Do Yourself 2.3 (page 221) - CD Inventory assignment (Monday)
  • Keyboard Test (Tuesday)
  • Do Yourself 2.4 (page 222) - Balance Sheet (Tuesday)
  • Wednesday - Review Game Powerpoint
  • Thursdsay - Partner Demo Quiz Review
  • Friday - Excel Test-Lesson 2
     
7th Grade October 17 - November 4
1
Oct 17-21
  • Overview of class expectations, employability, rules/procedures
  • Ultra-key typing review & timings
  • Stepping through XP - Word Lesson 1
2
Oct 24-28
  • End of chapter 1 exercises:
    • GA 1 - Resume (page 33-34)
    • GA 2 - Mayor Letter (page 34)
    • DY 1 - Promotion Letter (page 35-36)
3
Oct 31 - Nov 4
  • Monday & Tuesday wrap up problems from chapter 1 & Vocab Jeopardy Game Review & Relay Review
  • Wednesday - Test
  • Thursday - No Class - Hot Air Balloon
  • Friday - lesson 2 assignments
    • GA 1 - Itinerary (page 73)
    • DY 1 - Truck Complaint (page 76)
6th Grade November 8-Dec 2
Week Dates Description
1
Nov 8-11
2
Nov 14-18
3
Nov 21-Dec 2
8th Grade December 5 - 21
1
Dec 5-9
2
Dec 12-16
3
Dec 19-21
  • Monday - finish end of chapter activities
    • Guided Activity 2 - Page 261
    • Do It Yourself 2 - Page 265
  • Tuesday - Review for test - Lesson 3
  • Wednesday - Test Lesson 3
     
7th Grade January 3 - 20
1
Jan 3-6
2
Jan 9-13
  • Guided Activities & Do it Yourself - Lesson 2
3
Jan 16-20
  • Monday - Finish Lesson 2 Step XP Assignments
  • Tuesday - Review for Lesson 2 Quiz & exam
  • Thursday Exam - Word Lesson 1 & 2 and keyboard eval
8th Grade January 25 - Feb 10
Week Dates Description
1
Jan 25 - 27
2
Jan 30 - Feb 3
3
Feb 6 - 10
  • Monday - finish research & submit Explore Careers Chart
  • Tuesday - Thursday - Work on research paper
  • Friday - complete works cited document (use online sources)
  • Tutorial Video - Works Cited
4
Feb 13 & 15
7th Grade Feb 13 - Mar 2
1
Feb 16 - 17
2
Feb 20 - 24
  • Continue working on Road Trip Table
  • Itinerary Table
3
Feb 27 - Mar 2
  • Create Letter for project
  • Photostory - See sample (Thing 19 - PhotoStory Nov 19)
6th Grade March 5 - 23
1
Mar 5 - 9
  • Iditarod Project
    • Musher Record Sheet (update race log stats)
    • Musher Profile
2
Mar 12 - 16
  • Notebook organization Tool (Excel document)
  • Iditarod Scavenger Hunt (open document & save to your p:drive under your iditarod folder - type answers to questions with URL link where you found the answer
  • Musher Record Sheet (race log stats)
  • Wednesday - Begin Table of Contents (notebook organization)
  • Thursday (field trip - no class)
  • Friday (music - no class)
3
Mar 19 - 23
7th Grade April 2 - 20
Week Dates Description
1
April 2-5
2
April 10-13
  • Ultra-key
  • Excel - Lesson 1 & 2
    • Number, text, cell & alignment formatting
    • Page setup
    • Find & replace (text & formatting)
    • Filters
    • Autoformat
    • Page Setup
  • Keyboard Graphs
3
April 16-20
  • Map Testing (M, T, Th & F)
  • Wednesday -
    • Excel GA 2.2 (Expense Summary) & DY 2.3 CD Inventory
  • Ultra-key Timing Checks
6th Grade April 23 - May 11
1
April 23-27
  • Map Testing (Monday - Thursday)
  • Friday - No class Music
2
April 30-May 4
3
May 7- May 11
8th Grade May 14 - June 7
1
May 14-18
2
May 21-25
  • Keyboarding Warmup (daily 10 minutes) - Daily Results
  • Dream Home Project
3
May 29-June 1
4
June 4-7
  • Tech Standards & Individual Keyboard Assessments