Week of Dec. 11, 2017

English

Students finished their essays and book club presentations. When they come back after the break, they will reflect on their essays and go into dystopian stories and propaganda. As well, they will choose their book club books.

Social Studies

Gr. 8 finished the MUN. The next lesson after the break is on Philippine EDSA revolution. R and R will be coming from the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Science

Students finished the lab assessment.  After the break, students will go into Global Warming for 2-3 weeks.

Mathematics

Assessment is over!  After the break, they will go into Dilation and the performance task for the unit. There will be no separate test for dilation.  Instead, it will be included in the unit test.

Week of Dec. 4, 2017

English

Students wrote their essays. Next week is the book club presentations. After the break, students will go into Dystopian stories.

Social Studies

Gr. 8 started their MUN debates and they will continue their debates next week. After the break, they will go into the Power unit – Philippine EDSA Revolution.

Science

Lab demos continued. The last lab on acetic acid and baking soda was a practice test and if they want to do well on Monday, they need to complete it.  Next week is the lab assessment, where students will work with a partner during the experiment and work individually for the CER. The question to be answered is what is the evidence of a chemical change? They will be given an experiment to do and they will be observed and assessed on following directions, measurement, lab techniques, graphing, communication of chemical changes, and using safety practices. Students are reminded to use the third person point of view when writing lab reports.  Some of them are still using “I” in their sentences.

Chemical Change Video

Mathematics

Gr. 8 learned about rotation and took a test on the three transformations. Next week, they will go over the test results and do a reflection. After the break, they will go into dilation and talk about the performance task for this unit.

Dilation video