Previous Weeks – Grade 8

Throughout the semester, we have been updating the website with week by week information on what the students have been learning. Please choose from the weeks below.

Grade 8 Archive 2015/2016

Grade 8 Archive 2016/2017

Grade 8 Archive 2017/2018


Week 2

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Grade 8 English
Teacher Alexandra Kern

This week we will start Unit 1, Reading 1 in the textbook and workbook. The reading focuses on imagery, sensory details, and the life cycles of living creatures. The spelling and grammar lesson will focus on prefixes and order of adjectives.

The vocabulary words for this lesson include:
 • Cycle
 • Dramatic
 • Percent
 • Project
 

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Grade 8 Science
Teacher Ian Innocenti

The students should be familiar with and understand the bones in the skeletal system, the structure of bones, different types of joints, and 3 different types of muscles.
 

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Grade 8 Algebra I
Teacher Neill Dixon

This week we finish the first unit on real numbers and complete our first quiz, followed by beginning Unit 2 on exponents and scientific notation.
 

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Week 1

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Grade 8 English
Teacher Alexandra Kern

    • Focus on familiarizing students with the classroom, curriculum, staff and fellow students.
    • Introduction to classroom rules and expectations.
    • Ice breakers and team-building exercise to engage students.
    • Writing and reading comprehension worksheets to help identify ability and level of English.
     

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    Grade 8 Science
    Teacher Ian Innocenti

     

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    Grade 8 Algebra I
    Teacher Neill Dixon

    This week will serve as an introduction to Algebra. Algebra can be viewed as a puzzle that requires manipulation to solve for an unknown or a variable. Up until now, students have carried out mathematical operations to the left of the equal sign (or above) with the answer to be filled in to the right of the equal sign. In algebra, manipulation will be required to isolate the variable and then solve for it.

    This week we will be studying rational and irrational numbers, sets of real numbers and ordering real numbers. Critical vocabulary and concepts will include: integers, whole numbers, real numbers, cube root, square root, perfect cube, perfect square, principal square root, rational numbers, irrational numbers, repeating decimal, terminating decimal.
     

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