Welcome to Grade 8

Grade 8 (Class of 2025)

May 2022

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Sunday May 1
  • All Day Ramadan (tentative)
  • Week 33
  • Eid al Fitr - No School
Monday May 2
  • All Day Ramadan (tentative)
  • Eid al Fitr - No School
Tuesday May 3
  • All Day Eid al Fitr - No School
Wednesday May 4
  • All Day Eid al Fitr - No School
Thursday May 5
  • All Day Eid al Fitr - No School
Friday May 6
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Sunday May 8
  • All Day Week 34
Monday May 9
  • 8:00 am – 8:59 am Athletics WorkBook
Tuesday May 10
  • All Day MYP Exams
Wednesday May 11
  • All Day MYP Exams
Thursday May 12
  • All Day MYP Exams
Friday May 13
  • All Day MYP Exams
Saturday May 14
  • All Day MYP Exams
  • 5:20 pm – 6:19 pm The periodic table
Sunday May 15
  • All Day MYP Exams
  • Week 35
  • 4:00 pm – 4:59 pm An investigation in to the role of the individual in revolutions
Monday May 16
  • All Day MYP Exams
Tuesday May 17
  • All Day MYP Exams
  • 1:20 pm – 2:19 pm Criterion C_ Creating
Wednesday May 18
  • All Day MYP Exams
Thursday May 19
  • All Day MYP Exams
Friday May 20
  • All Day MYP Exams
Saturday May 21
Sunday May 22
  • All Day Week 36
Monday May 23
  • 3:00 pm – 3:59 pm Formative: Plan and Create
Tuesday May 24
  • 12:15 pm – 1:14 pm Film script for Red Scarf Girl
  • 8:50 pm – 9:49 pm Artist Studies
Wednesday May 25
Thursday May 26
  • All Day Grade 12 - Graduation - by invitation
Friday May 27
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  • All Day Week 37
Monday May 30
Tuesday May 31
  • 1:00 pm – 1:59 pm SUM - French - Project

June 2022

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  • All Day Community Dinner (Share-a-dish)
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  • All Day Week 38
Monday June 6
  • 1:40 pm – 2:39 pm SUM - French - Receptive skills
Tuesday June 7
  • 1:00 pm – 1:59 pm SUM - French - Receptive skills
Wednesday June 8
Thursday June 9
  • 11:55 pm Aesthetics Workbook
Friday June 10
  • Aesthetics Workbook Ends 12:54 am
Saturday June 11
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  • All Day Week 39
Monday June 13
  • All Day G5-11 Music Concert
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  • All Day Week 40
Monday June 20
  • All Day EOY Reports released
Tuesday June 21
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  • All Day Last Day of School for Students & Staff
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September 2022

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October 2022

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November 2022

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Middle School Music Experiment

Middle School Music Experiment

So often, students are handed written music and asked to learn to play it. But what do you do when there isn't any written music? The 6th, 7th, and 8th graders have been experimenting with this very question. In Music class, we have been listening to the 1980's...

Investigations in Science

Investigations in Science

Grade 7 have been working on this unit for a few weeks now. They were challenged to design a safety limit (to prevent crashing into walls or barriers while playing sports indoors. Using their knowledge of motion, they designed experiments to study reaction times of...

Planning and Reflecting in Physical Education

Planning and Reflecting in Physical Education

Students in MYP are learning how to reflect on their performance and highlight areas that they want to develop. They are then setting goals and planning activities to achieve their goals. In small groups, they will now teach their plans to each other and reflect on...

Is it true that you are what you read?

Is it true that you are what you read?

In English class Grade 8 have been investigating about newspapers.  They have looked at the history of newspapers and whether there is a future for them in a digital age.  They have analyzed the difference between a news report and feature report.   Recently students...

Noodletools in Secondary

Noodletools in Secondary

  This week Mr. Bradshaw and his grade 9 students came to the library for a refresher workshop on using Noodletools for their research projects. Noodletools is a research management platform that ABIS has a subscription to. It is a flexible system that students...

Self-discipline

Self-discipline

Self-discipline is the key to success. It is the force that drives you to do things. And in doing, we learn and progress. For young children, habit is the key to practicing self-discipline. Encourage your child to review the day's work for a few minutes each evening,...

Unit transition

Unit transition

In English Grade 8 students finished their unit on fitting in by creating a poster.  They analysed a character from ‘The Outsiders’ and compared it to their own personality.  This term we have started studying newspapers; inquiring about why they exist and the impact...

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...