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.

Week of Feb.18, 2019

English

Students continued to brainstorm ideas for their dystopian stories. They then finished their Socratic seminar. After the break, they will write their dystopian stories which will be due last week of March or first week of April.

Socratic Seminar

Social Studies

Gr. 8 read articles and watched videos on the Marcos presidency and People Power. After the break, they will have a 40-minute assessment: multiple choice and short essay format on Day 2.

Science

Students finished watching their videos and created their generalisations.

They also revisited their e-columns. After the break, they will look at the Earth as a system by modifying their e-columns and discussing open/closed system and biotic/abiotic components.

Mathematics

Mr. Cargile’s class worked on linear equations with fractions and decimals and after the break, they will start the unit on functions.

Ms. DeLuigi’s class worked on similar triangles and after the break, they will work on Pythagorean theorem and will have a test.

Week of Feb. 6, 2019

English

Students read news headlines to give them ideas for their dystopian stories. When they come back from CWW, they will read two new articles for the socratic seminar and will have the graded seminar on day 3. They will also continue to brainstorm for story ideas and will have mini lessons on plot development to help them with their own stories.

Social Studies

Grade 8 continued learning about the Filipino experience of people power. After CWW, they will review the past generalizations and will have an assessment regarding the concept of power and revolution after the holidays.

Science

Students finished their videos and watched all the other videos. After CWW, they will revisit their e-columns and talk about interdependence, e-column journal, and the design thinking process as they decide whether to rebuild or modify their e-columns.

Mathematics

Mr. Cargile’s class took the test on expressions and equations. After CWW, they will work on fractions and ratio and proportion before going into functions and equations. Ms. DeLuigi’s class worked on similar triangles and will go into similar figures and Pythagorean theorem after CWW.

Week of Jan. 28, 2019

English

Students read the two articles on dystopia and had a practice socratic seminar. Next week, they will read two new articles on dystopia for the graded socratic seminar which they will have after CWW.

To prepare, students are expected to do the following:

Social Studies

Grade 8 continued to watch videos and discuss the issue of corruption. Next week will be about the Filipino experience of People Power and Martial Law.

Science

Students finished working on their videos. Next week will be a film fest where students can see everyone’s work and learn from it.

Mathematics

Mr. Cargile’s class took the test this week and next week will be about functions and equations. Ms. DeLuigi’s class worked on angle theory this week and will discuss similar triangles next week.

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.

Week of Dec. 10, 2018

English

Gr. 8 finished their memoirs and worked on their e-Portfolios.  They will go into the Dystopian short stories as they discuss the concept of power after the break.

Social Studies

Students finished MUN.  When they come back from the break, they will go into the Philippine’s People Power Revolution as they discuss the generalization, “Governments maintain a responsibility to govern for the people and not in their own self-interest.”

Science

Gr. 8 enjoyed applying chemistry to the kitchen this week.  They will go into the origins of the earth after the break.

Mathematics

Unit tests were finished this week.  In January, Cargile’s class will work on expressions and equations, then on to functions. Ms. DeLuigi’s class will finish the Geometry unit and take a unit 2 test.