Week of March 5, 2018

English

Students took the MAP test, discussed good beginnings, and have started writing their expositions in class. The deadline for dystopian stories has been extended to the second session of next week.  Rising action, climax, and resolution will be discussed next week and they will be given time to continue writing their stories in class.

Social Studies

Gr. 8 took the MAP test and started working on the Political Party Project. The note cards have been posted in Google Classroom and the students complete them in groups.  Students should take note of the following dates:

Here are suggested websites for the note cards. Next week will be spent on completing the five notecards proving the problem and two notecards supporting the solution.

Science

Students finished their videos and watched them in class. Next week, they will work on Energy – potential and kinetic – and transformation of energy. They will relate this to the Earth Column and there will be an assessment on this in the form of CER. They have to answer the question of how they can apply their understanding of the origins of the earth to their E-column.

Mathematics

Gr. 8 worked on combining like terms.  Next week will be on the distributive property and solving equations. Assessment will be after the spring break.


Week of Feb. 26, 2018

English

Gr. 8 worked on dystopian short story brainstorming.  Next week, they will take the MAP test and work on creative writing techniques to get them started on writing their stories. The stories are due the following week March 15/16. Here is a website of dystopian short stories for inspiration. Characterization and Exposition plans are due on March 5/6.

Social Studies

Students worked on their Fakebook and reviewed for the test, which will be on March 8/9. Instead of the Metro Manila map being graded, students will work on this for their performance task. They will still have a test on the map in which they will be given a blank map and match the 17 cities and municipalities as well as the following landmarks: University of the Philippines, Malacanang, Camp Crame, NAIA, Plaza Miranda, and Fort Bonifacio. Next week will be about political parties.

Science

Gr. 8 worked on their video presentations. Next week, they will present their videos and talk about the E-column and matter and energy.

Mathematics

Students took the MAP test, reviewed their test, and wrote their reflections.  Combining like terms was introduced and will be continued next week.  Students will also review integers.

 

 

Week of Feb. 19, 2018

English

Gr.8 wrote their essays this week.  They will write their own Dystopian stories next week and these stories are due March 15/16.

Social Studies

Students finished watching the Ninoy video and Fakebook performance task was introduced which is due last class next week March 1/2. This is an example of a _FakeBook . There will be a quiz on the Marcos years and the map of Metro Manila on March 8/9. Here is a quizlet to review the Marcos years and a game to practice identifying the cities on the map. Next week, they will work on their Fakebook and play the CEFL.

Science

This week, students completed their summary flowchart/model of the origins of the earth and started work on the Group Video Project of a specific event in the Geologic time scale. The goal was to complete the research on their chosen topic and begin working on the script. Next week, they will work on their videos, which are on March 1/2.

Mathematics

This week, students learned more about Pythagorean Theorem, took the practice and unit test.  Next week, they will take the MAP test, discuss the test and write reflections, and functions will be introduced.

 

Week of Feb. 12, 2018

English

The Dystopian Expository Writing Assessment was discussed.  It is due on Thursday/Friday next week and it can only be done in class. The prompt is: Describe how the author of your dystopian book club novel uses dystopian characteristics to reveal a theme within the novel. Here is the scaffold again. Next week, they will work on their essays.

Social Studies

Students finished the Lakas Sambayanan videos, watched the Imelda and Ninoy videos, and updated their maps. there will be a test on the maps and this site is a good one for reviewing. Below is the rubric for the completed map:

Next week, the performance task called Fakebook will be introduced.

Science

Students wrote their observations of their E-column after being away for a week due to CWW. They then summarized the video on the history of the Earth.

Students brainstormed ideas for their group video project. Next week, they will work on their videos performance task in groups. Below is the rubric:

Mathematics

Pythagorean Theorem was the main topic this week and Similar Triangles was reviewed. Next week will be review and test on angles, triangles, and Pythagorean Theorem. Here’s another practice test from Ms. Deveza.

Week of Jan. 29, 2018

English

Students read Harrison Bergeron and have continued writing their practice essay. When they come back from CWW, they will discuss the paragraphs that they wrote about Harrison Bergeron and they will start writing their essay about their own book club book. It is important that they determine the topic, theme and the dystopian characteristics that the author used to reveal the theme. The essay is due on Feb 22/23.

Social Studies

Students continued watching the Lakas Sambayanan videos. When they come back from CWW, they will watch the Ninoy and Imelda videos.

Science

Students have continued with their e-column routine: observe, write in their journal, maintenance tasks, and add to their poster.  They have started making a poster, which will serve as their model to explain what is happening to their e-column. When they come back from CWW, they will start working on their performance task, in which they will create a two-minute group video project based on a 40-minute video about the Origin of Life, which is posted in the Week 4 slide in Google Classroom.

Mathematics

Gr. 8 learned about Angle Theories and Similar Triangles. When they come back from CWW, they will learn about Pythagorean theorem.  After that, they will take a practice test and will take the test the following week. Here is a practice test from Ms. Kath.

Week of Jan. 22, 2018

English

Students have started practicing how to write an expository essay on the dystopian stories.  Next week, they will read Harrison Bergeron. After CWW, they will write their expository essay on their book club choice.  The thesis statement should include four things: author, the title of the book, theme, and the dystopian characteristics that the author used to reveal the theme. Here is a scaffold for the essay and here is a sample paragraph.

Social Studies

Students have started learning about the People Power Revolution and have started watching the Lakas Sambayanan videos. Next week, they will watch  Part 3 and Part 4 on Day 1 and add to their maps. Part 5 and 6 on Day 2.  Part 7 on Day 3 and then CEFL.

Science

Gr. 8 closed their e-columns and started writing their quantitative and qualitative observations. The big question to answer in e (earth)-column is: how is the earth as a system able to support life?

Mathematics

Performance tasks were submitted.  Students learned about angles. The plan for next week is to continue with the different kinds of angles (vertical, corresponding, alternate interior,etc.) and then move on to Similar Figures. Tentative Unit 2 Test will be on Feb. 22/23.

Week of Jan. 15, 2018

English

Gr. 8 read the story, The Lottery. Next week, they will read “Harrison Bergeron“. The expository essay about their book club book will be like their Sniper essay except that they will write about how the author reveals the theme through the use of dystopian characteristics. Students are expected to continue reading their books and complete chunk 2 next week. The following dystopian characteristics should be committed to memory to help them in writing their essay and story.

Social Studies

Students started the power unit and watched videos about the Philippines.  Metro Manila map was given out and students have to complete this as they learn about the Philippine revolution. Next week, People Power of the Philippines will be introduced and students will watch parts 1 and 2 of the Lakas Sambayanan videos. Here is the video guide.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F9c9_RFC8s

Science

This week, students built their E-columns. Next week, they will answer how E-column can sustain life. Gr. 8 are expected to observe, write their daily observations in their journals and take photos and videos. At the end of the unit, they are going to turn in their journals and a 5-7 minute video of their e-column observations.

Mathematics

Performance task was done during class time this week. Next week will be about angles.


Week of Jan. 8, 2018

English

Essay on the Sniper short story was reviewed and points for improvement were discussed.  Students were given pointers for re-assessment. The dystopian story was introduced and book club books (to be divided into three chunks) were chosen. Book club chunk 1 is due next week in Google Classroom.

In this unit, Gr. 8 will read the book club book and write an expository essay about it.  They will also write their own dystopian stories and create a propaganda poster about it. Below is the timeline for this quarter:

Next week, students will read “The Lottery“.

Social Studies

Revolution has been discussed and the assignment with the rubric has been given. This task is done in class and is due first block next week. Below is an example of an analogy:

Next week is about the history of the Philippines to give a background of the Philippine EDSA revolution.

Science

Students reviewed chemical changes to commit to long-term memory before moving on to the next unit on Global Warming. Gr. 8 have started to make their own E-columns.

Mathematics

Gr. 8 learned about Dilation. The performance task was given which is due first block of the week of Jan. 22.  The task is strictly done in the classroom and is handwritten. Next week will be spent working on the performance task the whole period.

 

Week of Dec. 11, 2017

English

Students finished their essays and book club presentations. When they come back after the break, they will reflect on their essays and go into dystopian stories and propaganda. As well, they will choose their book club books.

Social Studies

Gr. 8 finished the MUN. The next lesson after the break is on Philippine EDSA revolution. R and R will be coming from the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Science

Students finished the lab assessment.  After the break, students will go into Global Warming for 2-3 weeks.

Mathematics

Assessment is over!  After the break, they will go into Dilation and the performance task for the unit. There will be no separate test for dilation.  Instead, it will be included in the unit test.

Week of Dec. 4, 2017

English

Students wrote their essays. Next week is the book club presentations. After the break, students will go into Dystopian stories.

Social Studies

Gr. 8 started their MUN debates and they will continue their debates next week. After the break, they will go into the Power unit – Philippine EDSA Revolution.

Science

Lab demos continued. The last lab on acetic acid and baking soda was a practice test and if they want to do well on Monday, they need to complete it.  Next week is the lab assessment, where students will work with a partner during the experiment and work individually for the CER. The question to be answered is what is the evidence of a chemical change? They will be given an experiment to do and they will be observed and assessed on following directions, measurement, lab techniques, graphing, communication of chemical changes, and using safety practices. Students are reminded to use the third person point of view when writing lab reports.  Some of them are still using “I” in their sentences.

Chemical Change Video

Mathematics

Gr. 8 learned about rotation and took a test on the three transformations. Next week, they will go over the test results and do a reflection. After the break, they will go into dilation and talk about the performance task for this unit.

Dilation video