Welcome to 7th and 8th Grade
Mr. Paulsen's Classroom
News and Notes
Week of Jan. 27-31
Religion: Pastor Hirsch and Pastor Reichert are stepping in to all religion classes to give me some administrative release time and the students could not be in more capable hands!
Reading: Edmond Dantes has been arrested and now will be awaiting his fate as a Bonapartist. We also will see how this affects his relationship with Mercedes.
Math Course 2: We will be touching on some geometric concepts, as we look to symmetry and dilation of shapes in the coming lessons.
Math Course 3: Multi-step equations are continuing to appear and make us repeat our phrase of the week: do the opposite to both sides of the equation.
Algebra 1: Writing multi-step algebraic equations from word problems are our focus. Pulling key information out and understanding what they want us to figure out are equally important to getting it right!
English: Identifying main and helping verbs in a verb phrase is our focus in our lessons this week.
Spelling: Unit 19 this week.
5-6 Science: The students did a great job on their ecosystem test and now are getting excited for our mini-STEM lab on balloon rockets before we get our official start on the science and arts fair.
7-8 Science: Earthquakes continue to be our focus in our lessons and we are completing a short STEM lab on balloon-powered cars.
Hymn of the Week: 446
Meet Our Head Teacher, Mr. Michael Paulsen
My name is Michael (or Mike) Paulsen, and I have the privilege to be your 7th-8th grade teacher as well as serve as the schools Head Teacher.
I grew up in Oconomowoc, WI. I attended Luther Preparatory School in Watertown, WI and met my future wife there before graduating in 2012. I then attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, where I played basketball (the best sport in my opinion) all four years and graduated in May 2016.
I was lucky enough to marry Kinzie Paulsen, our Kindergarten teacher, in July 2015. We are excited about being part of the ministry here at St. Paul’s Lutheran!
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Our Christmas class video! Enjoy!