Week of May 22

English

Gr. 8 worked on their choice board and This I Believe Speech.  Next week, they will deliver the speech in class. See last week’s post for the rubric and sample of speech. Sample speeches for every AFC topic can be found in the English Google Classroom.

Below is the schedule for the AFC Summit:

Social Studies

Gr. 8 continued working on their AFC choice board projects which are due on Turnitin this Friday. Students have to write Operative Clauses for the AFC Summit due on May 29 at 8 PM. Below are the rubric and sample clauses. Next week they will have the mock AFC to prepare for the actual AFC on June 1.

Science

Gr 8 have finished their performance tasks on the E column.  Next week, they will present their videos and disassemble their E columns.

Mathematics

Gr. 8 worked out the formula for getting the volume of a cone from actual measurement using water.  More information here. They continued to work on the formula for getting the volume of the following similar 3D shapes: cylinder, cone, and sphere. There will be no assessment on this unit.  The students are just being prepared for Gr. 9.

 

Week of May 15

English

Students made a relationship brain frame to work on their proposed solutions.

This I Believe speech assignment has been given which will be performed in English class on May 29/30. This will also be delivered at the start of the AFC Summit on June 1. Here is a sample speech. Below was the rubric last year.

Social Studies

Students worked on the TREE organizer for their proposed solution. They need to submit this personally to their advisers this Friday at 3:00 PM. Final note cards are due Friday at 8:00 PM.  Next week, they will work on their AFC choice board projects, which are due May 26 at 8:00 PM.

Science

Students continued to work on their E-column. They have been writing their daily observations.  Assessment will be based on the journal and the video on the E-column. The journal is due Block 2 of next week and the video is due Block 3 next week. All the guidelines and samples are in Science Google Classroom.

Mathematics

Gr. 8 finished their end of the unit test. They will work on the volume of cylinders next week. Class note on this is posted in the Google Classroom.


Week of May 8

English and Social Studies

Students were reminded that causes need to be linked to the solutions. Solutions should link to the cause, but the cause need not all be solved because some are complicated. Choice Board was introduced and the rationale for their choice is due this Friday.  Please see last week’s post on the choice board and the rubrics. The final project is due on May 26 at 8:00 PM. Next week, the students will work on their last note cards – advocating for the solution that they support, which should consist of several different parts, for example, prevention-addressing current situation-rehabilitation and so on. Students should not forget the thesis statement.

Next week, the students will work on their last note cards – advocating for the solution that they support, which should consist of several different parts, for example, prevention-addressing current situation-rehabilitation and so on. They will fill out the TREE chart, which will be due to the advisors on May 19, Friday at 3:00 PM.

AFC dress code will also be discussed as well as the This I Believe speech, which is their personal statement about their issue.

Science

Grade 8 started their daily observations of the E-column. They should refer to the written log document shared in Google Classroom for the journal entries. Ecology notes are also posted on Mr. P’s website.

Mathematics

Students practiced analyzing data and working out the average and relative frequency.  End of Unit test will be on Monday, May 15.  Here is a practice test and the answer key.


Week of May 2, 2017

English and Social Studies

Gr. 8 have continued working on their AFC note cards.  Next week, they will research on Tried Solutions to their research question. Students are reminded to paraphrase properly.

Some students are still not using in-text citation properly.  They are encouraged to visit this site.  Choiceboard for this project will be introduced next week and they have to make their choice by May 12 at 8:00 PM. This was the rubrics that was used last year.

Science

Students have started the Interconnectedness unit and are in the process of building their Eco-column.  They will write their observations in a journal which will be the basis of their grade in this unit. Always check Mr. Pasamba’s site for more info.

Mathematics

Students have continued learning about correlation. They have also started working on the relative frequency. End of unit test will be on the week of May 15.