Mrs. Angie Waldo, 7th homeroom, 6th ELA, , 8th Literature, 5th-8th Religion
Angie has been a teacher at Our Lady Queen of Peace school since 2010. She grew up in Bethalto, where she has been a lifelong member of the OLQP parish family. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Middle School, English, and Social Studies. She was also involved in the Catholic Scholars Program, where she had the opportunity to learn so much about our Catholic Faith and complete her Catechist Certification.
She lives in Bethalto with her husband, Sam and their daughters, Elizabeth and Kathryn. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and crafting. She became a teacher because she enjoys challenging the way students view the world and students continue to challenge how she views the world. She is passionate about her faith and loves teaching at her parish Catholic school.
Seventh graders are supported and encouraged as they grow academically and spiritually. They have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge using textbooks, Google Chromebooks, and engaging in-class discussion.
Seventh grade math is a continuation of a study of the systems and process of numbers. We cover all real numbers, including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers, and learn the basic operations of each. We study the order of operations in math and learn to solve equations in Algebra. We also learn about Geometry, including shapes, areas, volumes, and angles. Each area of study has word problems included.
English Language Arts (ELA)
We use the Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt Journeys series to challenge students in their vocabulry, grammar usage, writing style, and comprehension strategies. Daily work challenges students to make their new skills habitual.
We use the Pearson Prentice Hall textbook to guide us through many science topics. We cover earth science topics such as minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, weather, climate, earth, solar system, stars and galaxies and many more.
This is based on a combination of the basal reader and the use of Classical Literature. We use such authors as, Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Michael Crighton, Washington Irving, and Charles Dickens. Different books are used as we study genres and study the masters.
Students focus on United States History. The primary focus is on the time of early settlements until Pre Civil War. The main topics we cover include early Native Americans, European Explorers, the American Revolution, the Louisiana Purchase, and Westward Expansion. Students are also tested on the United States Constitution.
Through religious instruction, students are be encouraged to "grow in the depth of their relationship with Jesus Christ and in their commitment to observe all that he has commanded us to do" (Second Pastoral Letter of Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, Ars Crescendi in Dei Gratia, September 14, 2015 n.1) Students have the opportunity to attend mass every Friday and every third Tuesday and are given many opportunities throughout the school year to receive the Sacrament of Penance and to participate in the sacramental life of the parish.