• 7th Grade Students & Families,
    I realize that middle school can be a difficult time in your life. You have new responsibilities as well as restrictions. I want to pass on some advice to help you on this new journey. 
    1. Read every day. By reading, you will continue to grow and nurture your ELA skills and will make the transition from elementary school to middle school, and eventually to high school. If you can't make it to a local library, there are plenty of websites that offer free books to download (https://www.gutenberg.org/ and https://openlibrary.org/ and https://hs-allegany.wnysls.org/bin/home). 
    2. Take time for yourself. Go for a walk or a bike ride and enjoy the beauty that is all around us. A little fresh air can do wonders for the soul! Join a club or join a team- these are great ways to meet new people and broaden your horizons.
    3. Make good habits. Try to get to bed at a usual time each night and set your alarm daily to create good routines. Set aside a time each day where you can work on your classwork. Don't fall behind or procrastinate. 
    4. Work and notes for our ELA class will be updated and found on the 'assignments' Tab in Microsoft Teams. Assignments will also appear on PowerSchool for parents to track upcoming work.
    5. Reach out to myself, family members, friends, or other adults if you are feeling stressed. We are always here to help and listen. 
    6. I am available via email or the Microsoft Teams Chat. 

    7th Grade ELA Syllabus: Syllabus 

    Exploring Literature Syllabus: Syllabus

    7th grade ELA Standards: http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/68elastandardsglance.pdf 

    Be safe and be kind to one another! 


    -Mr. Weiss 


    716-375-6600 X2164