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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
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!
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
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
  • 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
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
  • Phone
    • 805-384-1415 x215
  • Website
    • http://teacherweb.com/CA/CAPE/Prendergast/apt1.aspx
    • Linked directly from the CAPE faculty site
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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

slide24

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: A1 Mrs. Brown: A4

8th Grade – Mr. Prendergast: A5 Mrs. Kavon: A6

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