Welcome to Grade 8

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.

Being creative and sharing culture

Grade 8 have been sharing ideas about national identities in French. This week they worked together to generate ideas for marketing traditional food to an international audience and were very creative in their role plays and presentations. We all learned lots from...

Grade 8 Science

This week grade 8 Scientists continued to investigate ecosystems. To fuel their inquiries further they went on a field trip to Wadi Hibi. Here they could see first hand how the physical environment (abiotic) influences the living (biotic) life that grow there. Before...

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...

Wetlands & Ecosystems

This week grade 8 Scientists were developing their research skills. They were collaboratively investigating wetland ecosystems & creating presentations to communicate their findings. 

G8 Arts Showcase: Systems!

Grade 8 art students have explored the Industrial Revolution and Futurist art movement, and are now well underway in making a robot-themed dance with original music and visuals. This project-based learning has allowed them to try digital drawing, stop-motion...

Individual research

The Grade 8s are half way through way their government system research. They are focussing on the fairness, distribution of power and development fo the nation under that government system. They are using class time to develop their research focus and listen to...

Grade 8 Mathematics

This week Grade 8 mathematicians have been developing their approaches to revision. They began this process by making mind-maps of what they had learnt. They were encouraged to include pictures, calculations & anything they associate with each topic. After this...

Grade 8 French

Grade 8 are a truly international bunch, bringing a wealth of languages and cultures together in one group. They have been rising to the challenge of presenting to each other in French to share some of this interesting heritage. They have been researching and...

Grade 8 Science

This week Grade 8 Scientists were completing an assessment for there first unit on communities. The task was assessed by criteria A: knowing and understanding and had them apply their understanding to the unfamiliar topic of scallop fisheries. Later this week they...

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...

The government of Oman

The Grade 8s have been learning about various aspects of the government in Oman. We had a guest speaker in, conducted our own research, created graphic organizers to help teach others about various parts of the government and had a super fun quiz to test knowledge and...

Grade 8 Science

This week Grade 8 Scientists were investigating Photosynthesis. They then used their creativity to communicate their understanding in the form of a display. The activity came from their inquiries into communities as part of their unit looking into the SOI:to achieve...

Grade 8 Mathematics

Recently grade 8 mathematicians have been collaboratively investigating the laws of indices. They then made posters to communicate their findings. These posters will be assessed by the group in terms of their Criteria C: communication. This will help them to further...

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...

Monarchies then and now

Grade 8s researched in groups on three related topics. Maria, Natalie, Tania, JG and Hector presented a timeline of Oman's governments over the centuries Andrew, Fajr, Camilla and Emy taught us more about types of monarchies and the reasons for their rise and decline...

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...