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August 19, 2010

Welcome, FIELD TRIPS


· Camp Sweet
Parents & Guardians - September 13 - 15 (8.3 & 8.4)
- September 15 - 17 (8.1 & 8.2)
of Grade 8s Parent Information Meeting - Thursday,
August 26

· Circle Tour
- Tuesday, May 24 - Friday, May 27
Parent Information Meeting - TBA

Volunteering Agenda Usage


Please decide with your child what
If you are interested in volunteering at
method of organization would benefit
any time this year, please make sure that them the most.
you have filled out the forms in the office E.g.
and had your Criminal Record Check - digital or book-type
completed. - iCal or Google Calendar subscription

StudentHomework
Absences &
Extra Help
Study Time
· if experiencing difficulty we
· new lessons - study encourage students to
· overlapping homework approach us
· morning or lunch recess
availability

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Learning Strategies Laptops


This block will provide structured time for
students to develop strategies to ensure · Return all appropriate forms as soon as
success for all students at CSS. possible
· Students are to have their laptops
This includes: accurate speed typing, charged in the morning
note-taking, decoding text, study skills, · Appropriate use
organizational strategies, etc. · Parent Information Night - Wednesday,
September 1

Student Absences
- email us (we can forward the

Curriculum
note to the office)
- or email the office directly

Humanities

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Enduring Understandings
Welcome, Content
Worldviews:
·
·
Parents & Guardians
factors that shape worldviews
changes in worldviews
· Worldview inquiry unit: What can artifacts and
·
stories tell us about our and another culture's worldview?

ofour world today to


Case studies comparing
· Independent and graphic novel study
·
· Renaissance: A Renaissance in our own times?
8.1 & 8.2
changes and origins of worldviews during:
·
· Japan: Create a textbook aligned to the learning
· The Italian Renaissance needs of the 21st century
· Isolation to adaptation in Japan ·
· Conflict between the Spanish and Aztecs · Spanish/Aztec (Worldviews in Conflict)

Skills & Processes


Humanities
Welcome, Welcome,
Writing
• Creative Writing; poetry, scripts, short stories
• Expository; paragraph, essay, research, persuasive

Parents & Guardians


Reading
• Vocabulary building
ParentsQuestion:
Throughline & Guardians
“How
should our/my current worldview
• Reading comprehension

of
• Strategies for understanding theme, character, plot etc.
• Using novels to help explore essential questions

Speaking
8.1 & 8.2
change to adapt ofto the
st century?”
• Debating

challenges8.1 & 218.2


of the
• Presenting

Listening
• Note –taking (listening comprehension)

Viewing
• Deconstructing media

Visually Representing
• Creating iMovies (documentaries, PSA)
• Fireworks ( collage, symbolic representations of ideas)

Unit 1:
Edquest Link

Mix & Flow of Matter

Science
Focusing Questions:
· What are fluids: what are they made of
and how do we use them?
· What properties of fluids, and what
interaction between fluids and other
materials, are important to their use?

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Unit 2: Unit 3:
Cells & Systems Light & Optical Systems
Welcome,
Welcome,
Focusing Questions: Focusing Questions:
Parents
· What do we know &about
Guardians
the nature of
Parents & Guardians
· How can we make sense of the vast
diversity of living things? light?
· What technologies ofhave been
of
· What do living things have in common-
developed that use light, and what
principles of8.1 &they8.2
from the smallest to the largest-and
what variations do we find in their light do show?
8.1 & 8.2
structure and function?

Unit 4: Unit 5:
Unit 5:
Fresh & Saltwater Systems

Mechanical Systems Fresh & Salt Water Systems


Welcome,
Focusing Questions:
Parents & Guardians
Focusing Questions:
· How is energy transferred in mechanical
· What are the characteristics and
dynamics of fresh and saltwater
devices?
of
· How do they provide for controlled
systems?
· How do these systems interact with the
8.1 and
& responsible?
8.2
application of energy in ways that are
efficient, effective
atmosphere and Earth, and with the
actions of humans?

Statistics & Probability

Math
· critique ways in which data is presented
graphs
· solve problems involving the probability of
independent events

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Numbers Patterns & Relations


· graph and analyze two-variable linear
· perfect squares, square roots relations
· percents · model and solve problems using linear
· ratio & ratio equations
· multiplying & dividing positive fractions
and mixed numbers
· multiplying & dividing integers

Shapes & Space 8.1 & 8.2


WEBSITE ORIENTATION
· develop and apply Pythagorean & COMMUNICATION
theorem to solve problems
· draw and construct nets of 3 -D objects
· surface area of: right rectangular prisms, Grade 8 Website
right triangular prisms, right cylinders
· volume of: right rectangular prisms, right
triangular prisms and right cylinders
· congruence of polygons

Questions?
Questions?

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