On April 26th, our Junior High School students held a Celebration of Learning for the first time this semester! It was exciting to see and hear about the progress they are making across all current subjects. Let’s take a look at what they were presenting:
In math the students showed their parents their work in all of their current units: circle geometry, volume, and scale & similarity.
• The grade 7 students explained to their parents the parts of a circle and how to use radius and diameter to solve the area and circumference of a circle.
• The grade 8 students showed their parents how to calculate the volume of 3-D objects in the Learning Commons.
• The grade 9 students displayed their knowledge of how they can draw and interpret unique scale diagrams.
For social studies, the students showed off projects they have been working on over the school year.
• The Grade 7s explained how events from 1755-1774 led to the establishment of Canada as a nation.
• The Grade 8s described various gods of the Aztec Civilization.
• The Grade 9s showed how the three branches of the Canadian federal government work together to create laws.
English Language Arts
The Grade 7’s displayed their poetry projects which encompassed a notebook filled with a collection of their own poetry.
The Grade 8 students studied poetry through the movie ‘La La Land’ by brainstorming and coming up with their own interpretation of songs in the movie. Some students presented their essays in front of their peers in the Learning Commons as well.
Grade 9’s showed how they read and responded to novels with an independent Novel Study. After reading their chosen novel, they shared it with the class in presentations, journals and projects.
The CIS Celebration of Learning provide parents, staff and students of all ages a good chance to share their diverse learning experience and knowledge. We look forward to Celebration of Learning in May!