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Back-To-School-Night. Welcome 7 th and 8 th Grade Parents!. Faculty. Kimberly Brown – Science/Science Lab Bethany Moore – English/Spanish Kevin Prendergast – Math/Life Skills Camille Kavon – History/Humanities Elizabeth Greminger – 7 th Grade PE

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Back to school night

Back-To-School-Night

Welcome 7th and 8th Grade Parents!


Faculty

Faculty

  • Kimberly Brown – Science/Science Lab

  • Bethany Moore – English/Spanish

  • Kevin Prendergast – Math/Life Skills

  • Camille Kavon – History/Humanities

  • Elizabeth Greminger– 7th Grade PE

  • Michelle Hellenbrand – 8th Grade PE


Schedule

Schedule


Science mrs brown

Science Mrs. Brown

"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.“-Edwin Hubble

  • The world has changed dramatically since I started teaching in 1994…We are now an information society in exponential times!

  • Goal is to foster critical THINKERS

  • Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend

  • Emphasis on the Scientific Method

  • Ignite inquiry, Encourage questions, Emphasis on interdependence locally and globally

  • Hands-on, Minds-on!


New and improved science lab

New and Improved Science Lab!


Science overview

Science Overview

7th Grade – Life Science

8th Grade –Physical Science

  • Cell Structure and Function

  • Heredity / DNA

  • Theory of Evolution

  • Taxonomy / Classification

  • Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi

  • Plant Processes

  • Invertebrates / Vertebrates

  • Ecosystems / Environment

  • Human Body Systems

  • Properties / States of Matter

  • Force and Motion

  • Energy / Work / Machines

  • Atomic Theory

  • The Periodic Table

  • Chemistry: Bonds, Reactions

  • Electricity and Magnetism

  • Electronic Technology

  • Waves, Sound, Light


Science

Science

Projects

Field Trips

  • 3D Cell Models

  • Plant/Animal Dissections

  • Human Anatomy Research

  • Atomic/Molecular Models

  • Rube-Goldberg Machines

  • Roller Coaster Physics

  • Electrical Circuits

  • Spring Science Fair

  • CA Science Center

  • Museum of Tolerance

  • Medieval Times

  • Knott’s Berry Farm


Communication

Communication

  • How to stay informed…

  • Check class website every weekend for announcements and upcoming assignments

  • Check online for grades and missing work

  • Check out The Brown Bulletin in the Wednesday folder monthly

  • Email Mrs. Brown- [email protected]


English miss moore

EnglishMiss Moore

  • Fifth year teaching at CAPE

  • Earned M.A. in Educational Leadership, May 2013

  • Loves reading YA books

  • Avid learner

  • Enjoys spending time with family and friends

  • Getting married to Coach Connick in June 2015


English technology integration

English/Technology Integration

  • 1:1 iPads

  • 1:1 wireless keyboards

  • Plagiarism Awareness

  • Jupiter– type and submit writing assignments online

  • Newsela– online reading comprehension of nonfiction text

  • IXL – online grammar practice


Juno docs

Juno Docs


English overview

English Overview

7th Grade

8th Grade

  • Reading Record

    • 400 pages monthly

    • Book Reports/Projects

    • Classroom discussions

  • Writing Genres

    • Fictional/Autobiographical Narrative

    • Argumentative

    • Informational/Explanatory

  • Literature Circles

    • Dialectical Journals

    • Small group discussions

  • Develop writing and critical analysis skills

  • Write responses and reflections

  • Develop vocabulary

  • Review writing conventions

  • Writing Portfolio


English extras

English Extras

8th Grade Only

Miscellaneous

  • Summer assignment due Tuesday, August 26th

  • Assignment was sent home with final report card at the end of last year with students

  • Questions/Concerns? Students should contact me by email.

  • Donations

    • Used young adult novels

  • Jr. Optimist Club

    • Thursdays 2:30-3:15

    • Applications available next week

    • Year-long commitment


Communication1

Communication

  • Email

    • [email protected]

  • Phone

    • 805-384-1415

  • New Blog!!!

    • http://cape7thgrade.wordpress.com

    • http://cape8thgrade.wordpress.com


Math mr prendergast

MathMr. Prendergast

  • This will be my second year at CAPE.

  • Worked in software development for 10 years+.

  • Lives in Camarillo and enjoy many different outdoor activities including soccer, hockey, gardening, and hiking.

  • Have two daughters enrolled in CAPE and a son who graduated ACHS.

  • I have taught junior high and high school PreAlgebra, Algebra 1, and Geometry.

  • Multiple Subject, and Single Subject Teaching Credentials in Mathematics and finished my Master’s degree in Education this past year.


Advanced math overview 7 th grade

Advanced Math Overview (7th Grade)

  • Topics being covered include:

    • Equations

    • Geometry

    • Linear Equations

    • Functions

    • Pythagorean Theorem

    • Data Analysis

    • and more


New web based resources 7 th grade https ca bigideasmath com students

New Web-Based Resources- 7th Gradehttps://ca.bigideasmath.com/students/


Integrated math overview 8 th grade

Integrated Math Overview (8th Grade)

  • Topics being covered include:

    • Relationships Between Quantities

    • Expressions

    • Equations and Inequalities

    • Linear Functions

    • Systems of Equations

    • Exponential Functions

    • and more


New web based resources 8 th grade http my hrw com

New Web-Based Resources- 8th Gradehttp://my.hrw.com/


Student supplies

Student Supplies

  • Agenda – Daily homework will be assigned

  • 200 page composition book – for daily notes

  • Pencil (mechanical suggested, with lead refill)

  • Paper (lined and graph)

  • Calculator

  • Protractor and Compass


Contact information

Contact Information

  • Email

    • [email protected]

  • Phone

    • 805-384-1415 x215

  • Website

    • http://teacherweb.com/CA/CAPE/Prendergast/apt1.aspx

    • Linked directly from the CAPE faculty site


Back to school night

Mrs. Kavon

8th Grade Homeroom Advisory

8th Grade American History

7th Grade World History

6-8 Humanities Elective


History overview

History Overview

  • 7thGrade World History

  • The history and geography of civilizations that were developing concurrently throughout the world during medieval and early modern times. (A.D./C.E. 500-1700s)

  • 8th Grade American History

  • Survey the ideas, issues, and events that occurred in America from1754 – 1900.

  • Study the geographic, political and economic developments that affect current events.

  • Develop writing and historical analysis skills critical to understanding and interpreting the past.

Online resource 

Documents, maps, interactive assignments, discussions


Back to school night

Field Trips

Special Opportunities


Student supplies1

Student Supplies

All students will need the following:

Ÿ Three ring binder with dividers

Ÿ Loose-leaf notebook paper, college ruled

Ÿ Pens, pencils, erasers

Ÿ USB Flash Drive

Ÿ An email address and home access to a computer, tablet or “smart” device.

Please consider donating to our classroom: tissues, sanitizing wipes and markers. Thanks!


Contact information1

Contact Information

  • Email: [email protected]

  • Teacher Web: http://teacherweb.com/CA/CAPE/Kavon/

  • Online Grade book: Jupiter


Sports try outs

SPORTS TRY-OUTS

  • Flag Football (co-ed)

    • Wednesday, August 27th 2:30-4:00

    • Thursday, August 28th 2:30-4:00

  • Girls’ Volleyball

    • Thursday, August 28th2:30-4:00

    • Friday, August 29th2:30-4:00


Thank you parents

Thank you parents!

  • Please proceed to yourchild’s homeroom to pick up the following:

    • First Day Packets

    • Locker Agreement

    • Technology Use Agreement

    • Pre-order school agenda for $5 (checks only please)

    • Volunteer sign-ups

      7th Grade - Miss Moore: A1Mrs. Brown: A4

      8th Grade – Mr. Prendergast: A5Mrs. Kavon: A6


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