Welcome to Grade 8

Grade 8 (Class of 2025)

Design = Finish Summative Assessment

Design = Finish Summative Assessment

It’s has been a challenging term for students and teachers working remotely but the students have really adapted well and produced some outstanding work which they should be proud of. For the last week of the term, the G7 to G10 have been working on their summative...

Dice Game!

Dice Game!

Who says learning grammar isn't fun? Grade 8 French students played the "dice game" to review the different forms of the verb être (to be) and francophone countries. In their current unit of study, students are learning more about the French-speaking world and how to...

Design MYP

Design MYP

A busy week after the impromptu long weekend. All grades are coming to the end of the criteria A. In between completing tasks in their process journals, students have been playing Kahoot games focused on Sustainability Goals, COVID 19 and Quizlet featuring the MYP...

Visual Definitions in Grade 8 I&S

Visual Definitions in Grade 8 I&S

Grade eight students have been working on visual definitions for terms associated with monarchies to demonstrate their understanding. Many students enjoyed using a new program called Storyboard That to create visuals for their definitions.

G8 Myp Arabic:

G8 Myp Arabic:

During this week, students began reading and analyzing a story from global literature stories (around the world in eighty days), as students began reading the first chapter, analyzing the existing literary elements, getting acquainted with the writer’s personality and...

Design : Inquiring and Analysing

Design : Inquiring and Analysing

A snap shot of students activities across the program... G10 have been finishing their research plans for their websites that will be hosted by the school. The intention is to raise awareness of the UN sustainability goals by creating a webpage. Each student has been...

Blues and ATLs

Blues and ATLs

The musical journey that Grade 8s have been on so far this year has taken us from Africa to North America. We’ve inquired into the fusion of musics that took place with this migration and have finally arrived at the amazing genre of Blues! Student are beginning to...

Arabic G8 :

Arabic G8 :

Through the study of the Health and Environment unit and the many ideas contained in the unit, and literary texts, the students studied the steps of analyzing the literary text, with all that it includes from the idea of the writer, and the vocabulary and expressions...

Exploring Surrealism in Grade 8.

Exploring Surrealism in Grade 8.

We began the year with an introduction to the Surrealist art movement and how it was influenced by World War I, French polite society, and psychology. So far, we have discovered that the Surrealist artists and writers used specific techniques to generate their...

Design Week 3

Design Week 3

All grades across design are into their first unit of the year. We are exploring UN Nations Sustainability Goals and The Covid pandemic. Grade 7 = Explored the design cycle through a mini exercise of creating their own logo. They then were introduced to their unit...

First House Activity – photo scavenger hunt!

First House Activity – photo scavenger hunt!

We started our house activities today and had fun watching one another find and post interesting photos. Here is a collage of a few of the pictures the students took. We hope the kids enjoyed it as much as the teachers did. Red house climbed in the house ranking last...

First unit in Arabic

First unit in Arabic

During the first week of distance learning, students showed interest and a sense of responsibility towards what they study, and enthusiastically participated in the educational process, especially when teaching the first unit that talks about health and the environment,

Getting to know each other in French class

Getting to know each other in French class

We were busy getting to know each other in French class this week and assessing our language levels. Students played a fun Kahoot! game to find out all about "prof" (they were shocked to know I have seven siblings!) and there was a winner in each class. We had our...

What is science?

What is science?

Time seems to be flying so quickly already! This week we explored the concept of what science is and it is messy! Students are wrapping the minds around how creative, diverse and involved science is in every day life. We will be exploring communities and the building...

Individuals and Societies: Getting Started !

Individuals and Societies: Getting Started !

In grade 7 and 8 Individuals and Societies classes we have begun to delve into our first units, all the while still getting to know each other and ourselves and learning how to navigate the  world of online learning and teaching. In both classes we talked about...

Design : Week 1

Design : Week 1

What a different start to the new year. The students were awesome. As a collective we had to work out some small kinks using classroom links and new applications. Students worked through google classroom, collaborated in Jamboards and used break out rooms to chat in...

Advisory Groups. We are a crew!

Advisory Groups. We are a crew!

Hello families, We did it! We got together schedules and all those links and our students found their way to their correct classes in time at well over a 90% success rate. Congratulations to all who practiced their perseverance in overcoming obstacles. It has been...

Orientation Days!

Orientation Days!

Hello Abis Secondary ! This week it has been wonderful getting to know the students and see their faces! During the two days of orientation I was able to meet and work with all of the students in secondary. There is a definate learning curve for distance learning, but...