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Old 06-24-2017, 02:32 AM
 
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Congratulations! It will be an exciting, exhausting, frustrating, and rewarding year next year.

Seventh graders are a lot of fun. Girls are growing up and will look and act soooooooo mature.....compared to the boys, who are still children.

Story: I once taught seventh grade science. We had a unit about gases. Part of the unit was how various gases are formed and cycle through the environment. During our study of methane, we discussed anaerobic bacterial action and places where that occurs. The girls were carefully and seriously taking notes, raising their hands to ask how to spell "anaerobic". The boys were making farting noises.

I have no suggestions about social studies except to keep it active and engaging. Nothing worse than a bunch of dry facts they have to memorize. Have them role-play, debate, create projects, and otherwise be engaged actively in learning.

Best of luck to you!
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