Weekly Outline

Grade 8: Ms. Hennessy

September 24-28

 

 

Language

(Ms. Hennessy)

 

In language, the class will focus on completing the City of Ember novel with a cumulative assignment. In spelling, the students continue to build their vocabulary with an emphasis on applying the new vocabulary to their creative writing.

 

Math

(Mr. Kudera)

 

Lesson 13 – Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Lesson 14 – Solving Equations by Inspection

Lesson 15 – Powers and Roots

Lesson 16 – Irrational Numbers

Cumulative Test #2 is scheduled for Friday, September 28

History

(Ms. Hennessy)

In History the students are working on completing the unit Canada Prior to 1850. Students will work in small groups.

 

Science

(Mrs. Becke)

 

This week in science, students will learn about the recent advances in microscopy. They will also be given ample time to study for our first quizlet, which will take place on Thursday September 27th.

 

Physical Education

(Coach Fretz)

 

Students will continue participating in cross country and ultimate Frisbee this week. Students will also take part in various cooperative/team building activities and begin activities to build soccer skills. Each Friday students will take part in active and cooperative games to earn points for their House (Torrin, Malliag, Kyleakin).

 

Visual Art

(Mrs. Adamson)

We will be brainstorming ideas for our independent Pop Art Projects this week.

French (Mme. Israil)

The students will be introduced to  “le futur simple” and review “ le futur proche “ Students will continue learning  vocabulary on ‘’ Education ‘’ . students will be assigned to write a paragraph at least one page .

 

Music (Mr. Kudera)

 

Development of Western Music:   The students will continue to learn about the music during the Renaissance.  There will be a short quiz based on the first set of questions on the Music of the Middle Ages.  Students are to pick their instruments for the upcoming year.  Those that wish to play keyboard/piano must have access to a keyboard/piano at home for practice purposes.  We have a limited number of glockenspiels available on a first come, first serve basis. Students wishing to play orchestral instruments are encouraged to rent a quality instrument from places such as Long & McQuade or St. John’s Music.

 

Health

(Mr. Fretz)

 

Students will be identifying benefits of foods within different food groups.  Students will focus on different types of nutrients and what those nutrients do for the body.  They will also begin to plan their project learning activity that will work to promote healthy and active living to other students in the school.

 

Drama

(Ms. Khilnani)

 

Students will continue reading a short story and examining character and voice in the story. Character descriptions will be created. We will be looking at modified characters.

Computers (Mr. Kudera)

The students will create and format tables using a spreadsheet.