Week of Jan. 22, 2018

English

Students have started practicing how to write an expository essay on the dystopian stories.  Next week, they will read Harrison Bergeron. After CWW, they will write their expository essay on their book club choice.  The thesis statement should include four things: author, the title of the book, theme, and the dystopian characteristics that the author used to reveal the theme. Here is a scaffold for the essay and here is a sample paragraph.

Social Studies

Students have started learning about the People Power Revolution and have started watching the Lakas Sambayanan videos. Next week, they will watch  Part 3 and Part 4 on Day 1 and add to their maps. Part 5 and 6 on Day 2.  Part 7 on Day 3 and then CEFL.

Science

Gr. 8 closed their e-columns and started writing their quantitative and qualitative observations. The big question to answer in e (earth)-column is: how is the earth as a system able to support life?

Mathematics

Performance tasks were submitted.  Students learned about angles. The plan for next week is to continue with the different kinds of angles (vertical, corresponding, alternate interior,etc.) and then move on to Similar Figures. Tentative Unit 2 Test will be on Feb. 22/23.

Week of Jan. 15, 2018

English

Gr. 8 read the story, The Lottery. Next week, they will read “Harrison Bergeron“. The expository essay about their book club book will be like their Sniper essay except that they will write about how the author reveals the theme through the use of dystopian characteristics. Students are expected to continue reading their books and complete chunk 2 next week. The following dystopian characteristics should be committed to memory to help them in writing their essay and story.

Social Studies

Students started the power unit and watched videos about the Philippines.  Metro Manila map was given out and students have to complete this as they learn about the Philippine revolution. Next week, People Power of the Philippines will be introduced and students will watch parts 1 and 2 of the Lakas Sambayanan videos. Here is the video guide.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F9c9_RFC8s

Science

This week, students built their E-columns. Next week, they will answer how E-column can sustain life. Gr. 8 are expected to observe, write their daily observations in their journals and take photos and videos. At the end of the unit, they are going to turn in their journals and a 5-7 minute video of their e-column observations.

Mathematics

Performance task was done during class time this week. Next week will be about angles.


Week of Jan. 8, 2018

English

Essay on the Sniper short story was reviewed and points for improvement were discussed.  Students were given pointers for re-assessment. The dystopian story was introduced and book club books (to be divided into three chunks) were chosen. Book club chunk 1 is due next week in Google Classroom.

In this unit, Gr. 8 will read the book club book and write an expository essay about it.  They will also write their own dystopian stories and create a propaganda poster about it. Below is the timeline for this quarter:

Next week, students will read “The Lottery“.

Social Studies

Revolution has been discussed and the assignment with the rubric has been given. This task is done in class and is due first block next week. Below is an example of an analogy:

Next week is about the history of the Philippines to give a background of the Philippine EDSA revolution.

Science

Students reviewed chemical changes to commit to long-term memory before moving on to the next unit on Global Warming. Gr. 8 have started to make their own E-columns.

Mathematics

Gr. 8 learned about Dilation. The performance task was given which is due first block of the week of Jan. 22.  The task is strictly done in the classroom and is handwritten. Next week will be spent working on the performance task the whole period.