Welcome to Grade 7

Nothing from October 16, 2019 to November 16, 2019.

Grade 7/8 language acquisition

In the past couple of weeks, our grades 7 and 8 language acquisition students have learned to use similes and adjectives to 'show' rather than 'tell' something. This culminated in a descriptive writing assessment to finish off our unit on food.

Crafty creations!

A wonderful, new student-led activity is the craft group lead by Grade 7 student, Hannah. In this activity, students have been learning a new skill each week, including bracelet-making and origami, and have enjoyed taking home their creations to share with family and...

Story Analysis

G7 students studied how to analyze a story in terms of content, form, and literary style. The students were creative in summarizing the finished story with each critique of the story.

Ratio and Linear scale

For the past week Grade 7s have been researching for an interdisciplinary Unit, combining Math and Individuals and Societies. Groups prepared posters to communicate real-life examples of ratio and linear scale, as well as explaining the procedure for how to calculate...

Blue Dolphins Advisory

This week Blue Dolphins captains & deputy captains led activities during advisory time. This will become more regular and varied throughout the rest of the academic year as student involvement, creativity & leadership is encouraged. "We wanted to do something...

MYP Arts showcase Thursday Oct 31st

The MYP Arts performance has been moved to Thursday during the primary assembly time. We look forward to showing our creative products to the entire primary school and the ABIS community. The students have been working hard to create three art pieces simultaneously...

Can we trust maps?

After two session working collaboratively, discussing and taking notes on three different sources, students were asked to individually turn their note-taking into well-organized and supported paragraphs. Students were encouraged to make connections to their prior...

What are the chances?

Grade 7s have started a new Math unit involving probability. They have been working on activities in various groups to learn some of the concepts. Students are building vocabulary words like events, outcomes, sample space, tree diagrams and lists. Students are also...

Grade 7 science

Grade 7 continued on the unit FOOD this week. Students had to research, present and use empirical data to decide whether a smoothie is better than a fruit salad. Later in the week, students did some activities to showcase their understanding of what a balanced diet...

Fictional Maps

The Grade 7s have been learning about map types and elements and are now putting their skills to the test by creating their own maps! Their maps are based on an imaginary location, filled with fictional towns, waterways and mountains. Here are the cartographers at...

Grade 7 Design: the plot thickens!

Having planned out the content for a stop motion film on the theme of recycling, Grade 7 have moved on to the practicalities of filming. Some are using 'flip-book' style animations, whilst others are hard at work sculpting playdoh or assembling LEGO sets. The class...

Nutcracker Auditions

Students In grades 4-12 who wish to audition for the winter dance performance of the Nutcracker are invited to attend a two day audition during lunch recess on October 1 & 2 at 1:00. The first day of auditions will be learning a short dance sequence and the second...

Where shall we go today, Grade 7?

Gathering the French skills that many students bring to Grade 7 and adding the talents of our new students, our current Grade 7 have been focussing on French sounds and building on short conversations. We are now embarking on our first new unit together in which we...

Grade 6 & 7 Choir

This musical ensemble are already making very positive progress on their first song, Ho Hey by the Lumineers. They are currently working at projecting their voices from the stage so that the audience can fully appreciate and enjoy their hard work when it comes to the...

National Pride

Secondary students have been discussing their countries of origin over the last couple of weeks during morning advisory time. They are now interviewing each other about topics such as culture, food, sport and so on. This has been an interesting experience for those...

G7: Cowboys versus Cyborgs.

Grade 7 students are exploring the theme of conflict for the upcoming Arts Showcase, where they will combine a choreographed dance, a musical backing track, and a video projection narrating a conflict between the past and future. This ambitious project requires a lot...

Maps

The Grade 7s have been learning a lot about maps. They have worked in different groups taking notes, presenting their findings and teaching their peers about the types of maps as well as the elements in most maps. We are developing our cooperative skills in which we...

Grade 7/8 Language Acquisition class are continuing with their first unit of study where we are exploring the statement of inquiry, " choices we make about what we eat are influenced by our culture and the context in which we live." Last week, we learned about the...