May 13, 2019

English

Students have continued writing their speeches which are due next week. Below is the rubric:

Social Studies

Gr. 8 started to write their research paper, which is due to turnitin on Sunday at 8 pm. Below is the rubric:

Science

Students continued to work on their AFC project. This is the rubric depending on their choice.

Mathematics

Students have continued working on Statistics and will continue until next week. There will be no more assessment on this.

May 6, 2019

English

Students have finished writing their letters in English. They will work on writing their speeches next week. Below is their homework to prepare for their speech:

For those who want to work ahead, the scaffolds for their speech is posted in Google Classroom.

Social Studies

Students researched Tried Solutions. Next week, students will start working on their own solutions. For those who want to work ahead, the scaffolds for the research paper is posted in Google Classroom.

Science

Gr. 8 have started working on how to use Science in presenting their solutions. Below are the options for presenting their work in Science: model of the problem/solution, design and engineering, or scientific investigation.

For those having a difficult time formulating the Science Research Question, below are some guiding questions.

Below is the AFC Calendar again with the deadlines.

Mathematics

Students learned about statistics, which would help them in their AFC research. Next week, they will continue the lessons on interpreting and presenting data.

April 29, 2019

English

Gr. 8 have started writing their letters. The deadline has been extended. Below is the updated AFC calendar:

Social Studies

Students have started working on the causes. They are reminded again to make sure that the causes have tried solutions.

Science

Students have wrapped up the lesson on the e-column and have started the lesson on AFC starting with the human impact on the environment.

Mathematics

Next week, DeLuigi’s class is taking the Unit 3 test during the first block, going over the answers during the second block, and starting Analyzing and Displaying Data unit for AFC during the third block. Cargile’s class will go into statistics next week.

April 23, 2019

English

Students continued their research. Next week, they will have mini lessons on persuasion and they will start writing their letters.

Social Studies

Gr. 9 continued their AFC research. Next week, they will go into the Causes. Students are reminded that the causes must have tried solutions. Below is the AFC calendar.

Science

Students reviewed and took the assessment on Matter. Next week, they will finish the e-column and start with AFC on Day 3. Below is the rubric for the e column:

Mathematics

Next week, Ms. DeLuigi’s class will do functions and graphs lesson, practice test, and take the test. Mr. Cargile’s class will also take the test.

April 15, 2019

English

Students continued their AFC research. Letter to a leader assessment is due on the first or second week of May depending on their block. Here is the rubric.

Social Studies

Gr. 8 discussed in-text citation and continued their research. There are 12 notecards for Global Overview which are all due next week, April 26. Below is the AFC calendar again.

Science

Students worked on Matter and assessment is next week. Review slides are in Google Classroom.

Mathematics

Gr. 8 continued to work on Functions and Equations. Assessment is next week.

April 8, 2019

English

Students reviewed how to write letters in preparation for Writing to A Leader assessment for AFC. Next week, they have to determine the leader to whom they are writing the letter. The essential questions for this unit are:

Social Studies

Gr. 8 have started using the AFC note cards. They also had a lesson on paraphrasing and determining credible websites. Next week, they will continue their research.

Below is the AFC calendar:

Science

Students took the assessment and discussed the concepts in Energy. Below is a video proving the Law of Conservation of Energy.

Next week, they will go into Matter. Assessment will on the week after the break.

Mathematics

Both classes are into Functions and Equations and will continue the lesson until next week. Assessment will be on the week after the break.

April 1, 2019

English

Students finished their dystopian stories and posters. Then they did a gallery walk to learn from each others’ work. After that, they looked at the library books for their AFC research. Next week, they will be introduced to “Letter to a Leader” AFC project and go into research using the AFC research template. Below are the important dates for English AFC:

Social Studies

Gr. 8 looked at the Sustainable Development Goals and found out that they are all connected. Then, they were guided on how to craft their research question. Next week, they will start researching the global overview of their topic. Here is the research template that they will use for AFC.

Science

Students finished their pendulum investigation and took their assessment on Energy. Next week, they will have an assessment on Matter.

Mathematics

Mr. Cargile’s class worked on Functions and will work on graphs and comparing linear functions next week . Ms. DeLuigi’s class worked on equations with variables on both sides. Next week, Ms. De Luigi’s class will take the equations quiz and will find the slope of a line.

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.