Week of Jan. 21, 2019

English

Students took an assessment on dystopian characteristics after practicing with a partner. Next week they will go into Socratic Seminar in which they will read a text and discuss it in a formal manner. Students have to listen closely to the comments of others, think critically, and respond to the comments.

Social Studies

Students continued watching videos and reading articles on power and corruption. Next week is about EDSA People Power as students discuss to what extent citizens have the right to overthrow corrupt governments. Students are expected to watch Lakas Sambayanan Videos 8-9 for homework.

Science

Students continued working in groups to research on their Geological Timescale Video Project which is due on Feb. 1, Friday. Sample videos were shown to give the students some ideas. Next week, they will start and finish their recording. Below is the rubric:

Mathematics

Mr. Cargile’s class continued to work on multi-step equations. Next week, they will have a practice test and actual test once they have mastered the multi-step equations. Ms. DeLuigi’s class worked on triangles this week and will work on angle theory next week.

Week of Jan. 14, 2019

English

Students continued to discuss “The Lottery” and then they read “Harrison Bergeron”. Next week students will write with a partner about how the theme was developed in the story. On Day 2, there will be an assessment. Students are to read a story, annotate for examples of dystopian characteristics, choose the theme, and write how the theme was developed using literary devices and dystopian characteristics. Below is an example of a paragraph for the story, “The Lottery”:

Social Studies

Students continued to watch videos and discuss leadership, democracy, and threats to democracy. Next week, they will go into how corruption brings power and breeds loyalty.

Science

Gr. 8 finished watching the video on the history of the earth and have started to work in groups to come up with a video on a selected history of the earth. Next week, they will continue working on their videos.

Mathematics

Mr. Cargile’s class worked on combining like terms and solving equations. Next week will be more of solving for x equations. Ms. DeLuigi’s class worked on their performance task. Next week, they will be working on missing angles of triangles and missing angles on a straight line. If there is time, they will go into equilateral and isosceles triangles.

Week of Jan. 7, 2019

English

Gr. 8 talked about the characteristics of a dystopian society:

Next week, short stories will be read in class and analyzed as to why they are examples of dystopian stories in preparation for an assessment the following week.

54321 for the book club for this quarter:

An example follows:

Social Studies

Students discussed what constitutes good leadership. This quarter, students are expected to watch videos for homework instead of watching CNN10.  Lakas Sambayanan videos are in Google Classroom and here is a video guide sheet.

Next week, students will continue to explore the themes of Martial Law, human rights and freedom of the press in more detail.

Science

Day 1 was a wrap up of food and chemical reactions. 

Day 2 and 3 was a discussion of the origins of the earth. Students are expected to create a video in groups about a stage in the history of the earth.

Next week, they will finish watching the video and will work on their own videos.

Mathematics

DeLuigi’s class finished dilations this week.  Performance task was introduced and next week, they will work and finish it.  It is due on Jan. 18, Friday. Cargile’s class started working on expressions and equations. Next week they will continue with combining like terms and solving equations.