Weekly Outline

Grade 8: Miss Percy

November 12-16

 

Language

(Miss Percy)

 

Writing

Students will work on their short story submission for the Polar Expressions Contest. They will continue working on descriptive writing & dialogue. Students will need their Independent Novel Study book in class for Friday. I will conference with each student.

 

Grammar

Students will be working on dialogue, descriptive words, and sentence building.

 

Reading

Students will be working on reading comprehension based on stories, articles and more, reading independently, in small groups, or as a class. We will also be working on our new Short Stories & begin choosing their Independent Novel Study

 

Spelling

On Week 1, students are to write a sentence for each word.

On Week 2, students are to write a 250-300 word paragraph using 7+ of the words from the list.

The instructions and words will be posted to Google Classroom.

The next spelling test will be on Friday November 23 2018.

 

Math

(Mr. Kudera)

 

Lesson 39 – Circumference of a Circle

Lesson 40 – Area of a Circle

Investigation 4 – Drawing Geometric Solids

Lesson 41 – Functions

The students will watch a video that explores the hidden codes of mathematics throughout nature.

The next cumulative test will be Monday, November 12th.

History

(Miss Percy)

We will move onto the Expansion of Canada: 1869-1884 and focus on the first topic of how Confederation affected the Metis in the Northwest.

 

Science

(Mrs. Becke)

 

We will begin our new unit based in physics and chemistry, Fluids. This week, we will be learning about how fluids are integrated into our everyday lives, the characteristics of fluids, and flow rate and viscosity.

 

Physical Education

(Coach Fretz)

 

 

Students will be taking part in modified cricket this week as well as soccer activities.  Students will also take part in cooperative games to earn points for their House (Torrin, Malliag, Kyleakin).

 

Visual Art

(Mrs. Adamson)

 

We will be introducing our new topic of the term, Cubism Art. We will be discussing the history of the Art movement, the artists that are renowned for creating the movement as well as some famous pieces. Students will be creating a list of words that are associated with Cubism.  

 

French (Mme. Israil)

 

This week students will be introduced to “ le futur proche” .  students will also learn about voyages .

 

Music (Mr. Kudera)

 

Theory: The students will study the Classical period of music.

Instrumental: Rhythm Pattern No. 1, Etude No. 1 & Deck the Halls

Choral: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree & Come Rejoicing

 

Health

(Mr. Fretz)

Students continue their unit on Personal Safety and Injury Prevention. They will be identifying activities in their lives which can lead to injury.



 

 

Drama

(Ms. Khilnani)

 

Class will present their Reader’s theatre skit:  StoryBook Tales for assessment

Computers (Mr. Kudera)

The students will learn how to use conditional formatting in Google Sheets