2018-19 Allied Presentation

Grade 8

Horace Mann Middle School

The reason you are here

Scheduling for the 2018-19 school year starts this month:

    • 2 periods of ELA and math, 1 period of SS and Science, PE every other day, lunch
    • The rest is up to you (elective)

Registration Form is due Wednesday, January 17th

Art 2D

(every other day for a semester)

  • Create 2-dimensional pieces
  • Learn art techniques and terminology
  • Practice strategies for problem-solving and for effectively communicating visually
  • Photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed materials

Art 3D

(every other day for a semester)

  • Create 3-dimensional pieces
  • Glass, clay, wire, wood, paper, mixed materials
  • Learn art techniques and terminology
  • Practice strategies for problem-solving and for effectively communicating visually
  • View, discuss, and use as inspiration artwork created by people across different times and cultures

Business and Technology

(every other day for a semester)

  • Introduction to Personal Finance--Budgeting, Debit/Credit, Checking and Savings Accounts
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Career Assessment, Exploration and Research
  • Computer Applications--Logo Creator, Google Docs, Publisher
  • Junior Achievement-- “Economics for Success”
  • Preparing students for high school and beyond

Business and Technology-- Google Applications

(every other day for a semester)

  • Real-world applications of Google tools
    • Gmail
    • Google Docs
    • Slides
    • Sheets
    • Draw
    • Form
    • Calendar
    • Picasa
  • Student-centered activities and projects

Family & Consumer Science

(every other day for a semester)

  • Learn basic cooking skills
  • Safety and sanitation in the kitchen
  • Measuring skills
  • Cooking terminology/reading recipes
  • Cooking techniques and basic equipment

Family & Consumer Science

(every other day for the school year)

  • Learn basic cooking skills
  • Safety and sanitation in the kitchen
  • Measuring skills
  • Cooking terminology/reading recipes
  • Cooking techniques and basic equipment
  • Nutrition Exploration
  • Food Decorating
  • Cooking Competitions

Technology and Engineering Education- Hi-Tech Manufacturing (every other day for a semester)

Students learn the 4 Levels of Hi-Technology Manufacturing

  • Innovation - Learn how to think like an Innovator.
  • Design - All products are solutions to problems. Learn how to design your own solution.
  • Research and Development (R&D) -Students conduct design research and product testing.
  • Mass Production - Engineer a real manufacturing line.
  • Learn 3D solid modeling, Robotics and Automation, Power tools and Rapid Prototyping.
  • Exciting, real-world, hands-on experience that teaches students the world of Innovation, Product Design, High-tech Manufacturing.
  • Gold Collar Career exploration.

Technology and Engineering Education- Automation and Robotics (every other day for a semester)

Students take an exciting adventure in the world of automation and robotics.

  • Students trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics as they learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems.
  • Students use the VEX Robotics® platform to design, build, and program real-world objects such as traffic lights, toll booths, and robotic arms.

Resource- Semester 1 and/or 2

(every other day for first semester and/or second semester)

  • Independently complete schoolwork
  • May be allowed to visit IMC
  • Classroom visits will be limited
  • Specific resource time may be pre-scheduled with teachers

Reminder: in 8th grade you will not have a Resource scheduled unless you rank this high

Global Languages

(every day for the school year)

  • French 1
  • German 1
  • Spanish 1

The successful completion of a French, German, or Spanish course in 8th grade will enable students to progress to level 2 of the language in high school and fulfill one year of high school level foreign language.

Explore the world by learning a Global Language

Culture: Learn about celebrations, traditions, music and food!

Language: Learn to communicate with others from around the world!

Skills: Learn problem solving, teamwork and public speaking!

Fun: Learn how amazing it is to be able to talk to others in another language and understand what they say to you!

French 1

(every day for the school year)

  • Students will begin to develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing French.
  • Topics: friends, school, sports and hobbies, food and cafes, family, and shopping.
  • Perform skits, sample French foods, sing songs and use technology.

German 1

(every day for the school year)

  • Students will begin to develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing German.
  • Topics: friends, school, sports and hobbies, food and restaurants, family, and shopping.
  • Perform skits, sample German foods, sing songs and use technology.

Spanish 1

(every day for the school year)

  • Students will begin to develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish.
  • Topics: friends, school, sports and hobbies, food and restaurants, weather, family, and telephone etiquette.
  • Perform skits, sample Mexican foods, sing songs and use technology.

Grade 8 Music Options

  • Band

  • Choir

  • 8th Grade Piano Exploration

  • 8th Grade Guitar Exploration

  • Orchestra

Band

(every other day for the school year and lessons)

  • Further develop musical skills
  • Advance technical skills & tone production
  • Music History/Music Theory/Marching
  • Several Concerts throughout the year
  • Opportunities for Jazz Band, Solo Ensemble, Honors Bands

Choir

(every other day for the school year)

  • Higher Level Choral Experience
  • SSA, SAB, SATB Part Singing
  • Sight Singing and Music Reading Skills
  • Two Concerts & Variety Show
  • Solo & Ensemble Opportunities

8th Grade Piano Exploration

(every other day for the semester)

  • Individual Experience - work at your own pace
  • Intermediate and Advanced Piano Keyboards
  • Composition on Variety of Instruments
  • Music Technology
  • Independent Learning Experiences

8th Grade Guitar Ensemble

(every other day for the semester)

  • Introduction to intermediate and advanced guitar chords

  • Use of Tablature to read melodies

  • Additional instruction on Ukulele, Bass Guitar, Autoharp, and Electric Guitar

Orchestra

(every other day for the school year and lessons)

  • Continue to learn violin, viola, cello or bass
  • Advance your technical skills and improve tone
  • Perform in several concerts during the year
  • Learn about music history and theory
  • Explore other performance opportunities such as Chamber Orchestra, State Honors Orchestra

Point System (up to 10 points)

4 POINTS (every day for the year)

____ French 1

____ German 1

____ Spanish 1

2 POINTS (every other day for the year)

____ Band

____ Choir

____ Family and Consumer Science (all year)

____ Orchestra

1 POINT (every other day for a semester)

____ Art-2D

____ Art-3D

____ Business and Technology Education

____ Business and Technology Education- Google Applications

____ Family and Consumer Science (semester)

____ 8th Grade Piano Exploration

____8th Grade Guitar Ensemble

____ Resource—Semester I

____ Resource—Semester II

____ Technology Education-- Hi Tech Manufacturing

____ Technology Education-- Automation and Robotics

Reminders/Questions

  • Registration Form is due Wednesday, January 17th

  • Question from students or parents/guardians can go to Dr. Phelps- Principal, Mrs. Cummings- Associate Principal or Mr. Grimm, School Counselor

  • Drop/add class requests are rarely granted = importance of picking classes you really want

  • Selections are not guaranteed, but we try to honor as many prioritized areas as possible
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