7th Grade – 7C
Mrs. Jolaine Cornwell – Email
Seventh and Eighth Grades
Welcome to Mrs. Cornwell’s 6th and 7th grade classes. I love teaching at SAS because of the fantastic students and parents but most importantly because of the common thread that binds us together, our Catholic faith. The students at St. Anthony’s will be the future leaders of our community and it is my commitment to impart to them the wisdom necessary to create and maintain a community of compassion and equality for all.
In English we focus on Grammar, Spelling/Vocabulary and Writing. . Our grammar lessons cover parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation, and sentence diagramming. The Spelling/Vocabulary program that we use has proven to be a highly successful tool in helping students expand their vocabularies, improve their vocabulary skills, and prepare them for the vocabulary strands of standardized tests. In Writing the students will follow our school-wide 6+1 Writing Traits with the focus on ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, voice, and presentation.
In 7th grade Religion, Christ Our Life, encourages prayer and guides students to a deeper personal relationship with Christ. It teaches the students how to live out their faith in their daily lives and in communion with the Church. Based on a spiral curriculum, it integrates Scripture, Catholic doctrine and Tradition, and the Church’s social teachings. The laptop program will allow the students to create timelines, power points, and newspapers within this content area. In addition the students will be able to explore Catholic websites and visit the Vatican via the web.
The drama elective is vibrant and strong. This class is designed to give the student actor tools they might need in acting a part. Games and Exercises are used to unlock spontaneity and channel the imagination. Students learn and develop improvisation skills and rehearse and perform monologues. The students also learn various styles of dance from a skilled choreographer.
The 1st trimester students join the K-1 students in our annual Christmas program. The 2nd and 3rd trimester drama elective students perform in-class plays. Field trips in the past have included such shows as Wicked, Shrek the Musical and The Christmas Carol. Our students have also attended The Great Dickens Christmas Fair held at San Francisco’s Cow Palace.