Gr. 8 watched a video on the memoir, added more ideas for their memoir ideas in their Happiness Grid, and started planning for their own memoir. Next week will be mini-lessons on verb tenses, how to show character change through direct or indirect characterization (STEAL), and how to start a narrative as they continue to write their memoirs. Memoirs are written in class and the first draft is due on Nov. 20/21. The final draft is due on December 10/11.
Students had lab demos on chemical changes. They were expected to take notes on the signs of a chemical reaction:
Color change – new substances might reflect different colors of light. Change in color because when a new substance is formed the new substance reflects light in a different way
Energy change – the container may get hotter or colder or release energy in the form of light.
Gas produced – bubbles or vapor may be observed.
Precipitate formed – an insoluble solid might form in a liquid.
Next week, Mr. Cargile’s class will have a quiz on rational and irrational numbers. Here is a practice test from Ms. Deveza. Ms. Deluigi’s class finished the performance task. Next week will be on Geometry: Transformations.