Welcome to Grade 8

Grade 8 (Class of 2025)

The Resiliency of Musicians

Throughout history, Artists have been asked to create and express in less than ideal situations. We do not always have the perfect environment available to us. The musicians at ABIS have been no different, showing resiliency and flexibility as the adapt to COVID-19...

Student Accountability

Student Accountability

Accountability and responsibility are key aspects to learning. This term, the focus has been on helping students in grade 7-8 become more critical in their thinking,  more formal in their assessments and more accountable in managing themselves. There will be a...

Holidays

Holidays

The month of December is special to many people - it is a religious celebration for Christians while most others just appreciate the time to unwind and relax. Grade 7 and 8 have some tasks to do during the break. It should not take too much time - but a plan always...

More success in the swimming pool!

More success in the swimming pool!

ABIS hosted the first swimming meet in Sohar for this academic year on the weekend. Swimmers from Nautilus swimming club travelled from Muscat to compete against swimmers from our ABIS community. The picture shows their success! Well done to all those who competed and...

More success in the swimming pool!

More success in the swimming pool!

ABIS hosted the first swimming meet in Sohar for this academic year on the weekend. Swimmers from Nautilus swimming club travelled from Muscat to compete against swimmers from our ABIS community. The picture shows their success! Well done to all those who competed and...

Changes in the Middle School Choir and Band!

Changes in the Middle School Choir and Band!

With the bittersweet departure of Ms. Ana and her family to a new adventure, there will be changes to the Middle School Choir and Band. Instead of being separate groups, all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will meet together as one large super group. We will be working...

ABIS Arts Showcase in 3…2….1….

ABIS Arts Showcase in 3…2….1….

Its almost here!!! On Sunday, December 12, the ABIS Arts Showcase will go LIVE! This website will only be published for a short period of time so don't miss it! Check out the budding artists in the Primary, the emerging Sound Editors in the Secondary, and the rigorous...

Grade 8 English, Individuals and Societies

Grade 8 English, Individuals and Societies

In English we are coming to the end of our present unit.  We have finished reading the novel ‘The Outsiders,’ and have watched the movie.  Students  compared the movie to the book and we discussed the differences and reasons for those differences.   At the moment...

Good Readers at ABIS Library!!

Good Readers at ABIS Library!!

Here in the ABIS library we have been talking about what good readers do. Students have worked in small groups to collaboratively brainstorm and create lists of things that good readers do to become better and stronger readers. There has also been lots of reading (...

ABIS Library “Tops” for the Month of November

ABIS Library “Tops” for the Month of November

For the month of November, Grade 2 is the top class of borrowers at the ABIS library. Grade 2 students have borrowed an average of over 6 books per student during the month of November! Way to keep reading grade 2! 1,452 books in total were borrowed from the ABIS...

Making cyanotypes in G8!

Making cyanotypes in G8!

Now that students in Grade 8 have finished their clay treasure boxes and put them on display, we are spending the last weeks before winter break exploring a very fun and distinctive printing technique. Before humans had access to digital cameras, we relied on...

Acidification of Oceans

Acidification of Oceans

Grade 8 did some experiments on egg-shells and vinegar. Simple fun in the lab but scientific skills such as planning an experiment, documenting evidence as-you-go, keeping notes and observations as you work are all important skills in being a scientist. Reflecting and...

End of November Library News!

End of November Library News!

Recently the ABIS library has seen an influx of library books that are coming back after having been checked out up to 3 years ago! There are many, many books that are still missing from the library. Please take the time in the next few weeks, or during the upcoming...

Science and Math Grade 7-8

Science and Math Grade 7-8

  Now that we have revised the basic skills in Maths, we are preparing to ask the deeper questions such as why do i need Maths and where do we use this?  Deeper focus into how rules and patterns are created and where it has meaning is also constructed. Please continue...

Grade 8; English and Individuals and Societies

Grade 8; English and Individuals and Societies

In English we have reading ‘ The Outsiders’ by S.E. Hinton.  Students have completed  analyses of the major characters in the novel in order to complete the first summative assessment.  They have also inquired into literary devices, particularly the way in which the...

New Titles in the ABIS Library!!

New Titles in the ABIS Library!!

A big thank you to all families that participated in our first Scholastic Book Club Order! We were able to add 12 new titles to our library and the students are thrilled! The books have already all been checked out! We have also added some exciting new books in Arabic...

Hard Work in the MYP

Hard Work in the MYP

In Grade 8, the students have been learning about the musical forms of Blues and Jazz, and how they connect culturally to the Civil Rights Movement in the US.  The students have been looking at the structural differences between the two styles, and diving into the...

Being present

Being present

  Being present in your children's life is crucial now - more than ever. With the impact that Covid has had, we are yet to truly understand the effects on children. They need all our love and support and guidance. Firm and loving  but not harsh and critical. Point out...

Practice Makes Perfect!

Practice Makes Perfect!

Learning to play an instrument has benefits beyond just making a pleasing sound. There are social/emotional benefits, as well as leadership and listening skills, teamwork, and building confidence and self-discipline. And some studies show that playing in a musical...