Week of April 24

English and Social Studies

Students have finished their AFC Global Overview.  Next week they will work on the Causes and Home Country outlook (they can choose their own country where they have more connection).


Students took the test on the current unit. Next week they will start the Interconnectedness Unit.


Students looked at describing correlation and line of best fit.

Next week they will be drawing scatter plots and in particular placing a line of best fit accurately and use this to approximate answers to questions using the variables. Then they will move on to relative frequency tables and discuss the association between variables.

Week of April 10, 2017

English and Social Studies

This week the students worked on coming up with their research question for the AFC. Research will begin next week and will continue for the next six weeks.


Gr. 8 worked on Kinetic and Potential Energy and the Law of Conservation of Energy. There will be an assessment on Gravity, Work, and Energy next week.


Students worked on statistics calculating the mean, median, mode, and range using heights. They have also started to analyze statistics that they might encounter in their AFC research. They will continue working on this next week.

Week of April 3, 2017


The students finished working on their propaganda posters. After the break time will be spent on AFC. Students should visit the AFC site for information.

Social Studies

Gr. 8 delivered their speech for the political party project. After the break classwork will be spent on AFC. It is really important for the students to think about their research question. RefSeek is an academic search engine that they can use for research. InstaGrok is a site that can help them in exploring their topics.


This week, students wrapped up their investigation on gravity and shared their CER (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) presentation with peers. Then they explored the concept of work through another investigation about the relationship between work and energy. After spring break, they will go into Law of Conservation of Energy – Pendulum.


Students worked on real life problems (ex: choosing the right taxi to take from the airport depending the rate and the distance) using y=mx+b using the Desmos graphing calculator. They also took the end of unit test on functions.

After the break, they will study statistics (calculating the mean, median, mode, and range using heights.)  Then they will learn how to interpret data from a graph/table that will help them in their AFC unit.