We are excited to start "Grade 8.5!" In Grade 8.5 we will have "lockers" in the classroom and we will have more independent opportunities to help with the transition to Secondary School in the Fall. Can you believe we are only 8 months away from the first day of Secondary School!
This month we will be working on our Individual Pathways Plan (IPP) & Career Cruising Activities to help prepare us with selecting the best Pathway for Grade 9.
Our Goal for the next two weeks will be improving our independent work learning skills and habits.
Please keep track of your progress using your "How is it "Goal"ing?" Graph. I will collect your completed Goal Graphs Thursday January 14th.
Math Homework: complete 3 handouts we worked on in class (Place Value Chart, Value of the Place and Representing Numbers and Finding a Pattern- Multiplying and Dividing Using Powers of 10)
Science: we are starting our Cells unit. We will Investigate functions, processes & structures of plant & animal cells.
Drama: we will be collaborating with our groups using elements of drama (role, relationship, time, place, tension, focus and Emphasis) to produce skits from Children's Books. Drama Presentations will be Wed Jan 20
Physical Education: Day 1 & 3 we will finish our Basketball Unit; practicing our dribbling, passing and pivoting skills. We will begin our Movement Competence and Active Living Target Games with Tactical Solutions.
Geography: we will begin a Development and Quality of Life Inquiry. We will investigate issues related to global development & quality of life from a geographic perspective.
Literacy: we will be using the Persuasive Writing process to generate and gather ideas to write for an intended purpose and audience.
Literacy Homework: Presenting Persuasively Handout Due Wed Jan 6