In Math 8.1 the students have just finished their unit on “Integers” and are beginning to look at Fractions, Decimals and Percents. While in Math 8.2, the students are finishing up square roots and the Pythagorean Theorem. 8.2 students will be starting integers in the next unit. In ELA 8.2 The class just finished The Outsiders novel study and will begin looking at the theme of, “Is it Fair? Justice for All?” This theme is the predecessor for our exploration of Jean Val Jean. Meanwhile, ELA 8.1 is doing short stories.
In Art we’re doing perspective drawings. The Science Boys just wrote an exam on light and reflection, while they have been working on light mazes.
Science Girls will be starting a project on the journey of water molecules around the world and through all three states of matter. In Health 8.2 we are working on “Sharpening the Saw’ which is one of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. The Health 8.1class is studying gender stereotypes. In PE we have started a mini-unit of basketball skills and games leading up to Christmas. The Girls Social class just finished writing their unit exam on “Interactions and Interdependence of Nations”, and will begin to explore the theme of “Dynamic Relationships”. The boys Social class is studying about “Power and Authority”. In Home Ec. students are learning to sew on the sewing machines. They will be making pillows and pajama pants. Lastly, in IA they have started designing wood projects, such as mirrors.