In Language Arts the Grade 7 and 8 students follow the Manitoba Curriculum focusing on language and literacy skills though listening, speaking, viewing, and representing, as well as reading and writing. We study grammar, short stories, novels and poetry. We also learn how to write different types of paragraphs.
Grade 7’s we will be looking upon our world for inspiration and creative ideas. Some sources and areas include: Travel Project, Poetry, Debate, Journaling, Letter writing, Canadian Authors, Reader’s Theatre, Representation, Artwork Storytelling, “To Kill A Mockingbird”, “Forgetting How To Breathe”, “The Princess Bride”
Grade 8’s will look inwards while exploring Language Arts styles. Diary Writing, Memoir, Debate, Discussion, Persuasive Writing, Readers Theatre, Biography, Songwriting, Lyrisim, “Dairy of Anne Frank”, “The Giver”, “Looking Back A Book of Memories” will make up a part of the materials looked at this year.
Grade 7 Social Studies focuses on People and Places in the world. We study physical geography and human geography. Grade 8 Social Studies looks at the Study of the Past such as Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome.
Our Religion theme for grades 7 & 8 is an in depth study of the Apostle’s Creed. We use the textbook called “I believe” in grade 8 and “Believe in Me” in grade 7.
In grade 7 and 8, topics in science fall under a wide variety of categories including biology, chemistry, ecology and physics. Students learn to work with microscopes, experiment with light ray boxes, construct bridges, and many other lab-based skills.
In math, students learn about Pythagoras, algebra, fractions, and wide variety of other topics. Problem solving skills are also explored. Students get plenty of opportunities to use the Smart board in both of the grade 7 and 8 classrooms.
Computers and technology are integrated regularly, as part of the LICT continuum implemented by the Province of Manitoba.
The grade 7 and 8 French Course focuses on Communication and Culture. Students will learn authentic communication skills based on their interests and experiences. A balanced literacy approach is used beginning with oral communication skills that will allow students to develop good reading and writing skills. Throughout the term students will be evaluated on oral, reading, and writing. ICT is integrated into the French program.
The Grade 7 and 8 students participate annually in a full day spiritual retreat. The theme in Grade 7 is Leadership. Students take the time to evaluate their own gifts and talents, and look at how they can be better role models and leaders. The theme in Grade 8 is Farewell. Students have the opportunity to pause and reflect on what they have learned and valued at CTK. They are left with the question “What do I take with me?”
Mr. Dominic Gawron: Grade 7/8 ELA, Social Studies, Health, Band, LICT
Mrs. Janice Bernardin: Grade 7/8 Math, Science, and Religion
Madame Kist: French
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