March 25, 2019

English

Grade 8 continued having mini-lessons and applying the lessons in their dystopian story. Their stories and posters are due end of class on April 1/2. They will do peer editing next week and celebrate their finished work by posting in their ePortfolio in time for the student-led conference on April 4.

Social Studies

Students worked on the concept of advocacy and change as an introduction to the Advocating for Change (AFC) project. Next week, SDG’s of the UN will be explored further and the students will be guided in coming up with their research question for the AFC.

Science

Gr. 8 learned about energy and its transformations, and how it flows in the e column. Then they designed a pendulum lab to answer the question of what happens to energy as it is transformed from one form to another.

Next week, students will finish their pendulum lab and will take the assessment on energy.

Mathematics

Functions and equations continued to be the lesson this week and will continue until the following week. DeLuigi’s class will work on solving equations with variables on both sides and take the practice quiz. The actual quiz will be on April 8.

March 18, 2019

English

Gr. 8 continued writing their stories and learned about propaganda techniques. Dystopian story with the poster is due on April 1/2. Next week, they will have mini lessons on writing which they will apply to their stories. They are allowed to work on the poster at home, but stories need to be written only in class. This is the link to the rubric.

Social Studies

Students presented their research work and submitted their work to turnitin. Next week, they will start working on their AFC project.

Science

Gr. 8 worked on energy transformations. Next week, they will work on matter. They will have an assessment on April 5/8 on how energy is transformed and how matter is cycled in their e-columns.

Mathematics

Students worked on Functions and Equations and will continue doing so next week.

Week of March 11, 2019

English

Grade 8 have started writing their stories. Stories with propaganda posters are due on April 1/2. Next week, there will be mini lessons on paragraph, dialogue, and propaganda.

Social Studies

Students have started working on their research project which is due on March 18/19. Next week, they will present their research projects to their classmates and get feedback. They will then be given a chance to edit their work based on the feedback and turn in the texts to Turnitin by 8 pm of March 24, Sunday.

Science

E-columns were modified and students began writing their observations in their journal. They then discussed what a system is. Next week, they will talk about how energy is transferred in their e-column which leads them to the energy unit. Below is a good video on this topic.

Mathematics

Cargile’s class have started with Functions and will continue next week. DeLuigi’s class had a test and will go over the results next week. Also they will go into combining like terms, distributive property, and solving one-step equations.

Week of March 4, 2019

English

Grade 8 students worked on planning their dystopian stories by working on the plot and characterization. Once they had their plan completed and approved, they began writing their stories. The stories are due on April 1/2.

Social Studies

Students took the assessment for the People Power unit and were introduced to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) website from which they will choose their topic for Advocating for Change (AFC) project for the fourth quarter. On Day 3 another assessment was introduced for this unit which is due on the week of March 18. They will pick any generalization and research about the Philippines and another country in any historical time of their choice. They can present their research using a 3-minute video or podcast, one-page feature article or essay, or wildcard and submit to turnitin. This research project mimics the AFC project so this is good preparation for their final project.

Science

Students revisited their e-columns and looked for signs of life. They then wrote the key concepts in their notebook and decided on how they can improve their e-columns. Next week they will go into Energy.



Mathematics

Both classes took the MAP test. Cargile’s class also took the placement test for next year and will go into Functions and Equations next week. Deluigi’s class discussed Pythagorean Theorem and will take a test and go into Functions and Equations next week.