Weekly Outline

Grade 8: Ms. Hennessy

September 17-21



(Ms. Hennessy)


The students will begin using the library, with an aim on reading selected novels in class. In spelling, they will focus on long vowels and in grammar, synonyms, antonyms and quotations. In reading, ‘City of Ember’, the students will continue to develop prediction and main idea using evidence from the text.



(Mr. Kudera)


Lessons 9 to 12

There will be an assessment on Wednesday, September 19th.

Students are encouraged to refer to Mr. Kudera’s website for homework hints and challenge questions.


(Ms. Hennessy)

The students will continue to explore the status, rights and privileges of different groups and individuals in Canada, such as the Aboriginals. The students will begin to research a section on Slavery in Canada.



(Mrs. Becke)


This week, Grade 8s will continue their Biology unit on cells. We will be using microscopes to look at a variety of plant and some animal cells, and will be focusing on the organelles and differences between plant and animal cells.


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. 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 spend this week finishing up our Pop art inspired labels as well as discussing different types of lines. We will conclude the class by brainstorming ideas for your independent Pop Art Project.

French (Mme. Israil)

 The students will be introduced to future simple and review  near future.

 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 learn about the music during the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance.  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.



(Mr. Fretz)


Students will be discussing media influences on healthy and active choices.  Students will begin to plan a project based learning activity that will work to promote healthy and active living to other students in the school.  Students will also continue identifying food guide serving amounts for their age.




(Ms. Khilnani)


Students will be reading a short story and examining character and voice in the story. Character descriptions will be created.

Computers (Mr. Kudera)

The students will be introduced to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.