Welcome Cunae International School

June 17, 2012

Edgalb exam

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:All Students

Students, your exams will strictly be taken from the study guide and activities done in class. An updated version the study guide is attached.

June 13, 2012

Humanities 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr9/10

We will keep reading and going through the pdf on the Future of HUman sustainability.

As there will be no internet at school,please copy-paste the article so that we can keep reading it as we did yesterday.Bring your computers to school again,please.

Just in case,I am resending the link.It is the same one we have been reading

http://cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/iucn_future_of_sustanability.pdf

Thanks.

                               Miss Gracie
 

 

 

June 13, 2012

Humanities 7/8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Ed GALB 7/8

Here is a link that will help you with map skills for exams.You will find  South America,capital cities and geographical regions which we are going through as a revision of the Amazon rainforest.study.

It is a quizz online and it is fun.

You will do well.

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/South_America_Geography.htm

Thanks

                              MIss Gracie

June 11, 2012

Upcoming week

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr 7/8

Last week before exams .

Let's keep working well all the way . This coming week we will review for your exam i.e more poetry (I know how much you love it !!!!!!!!);this week  contrasting different poems  And of course we will know more about yourself, thanks to your grand quote project !!

Ms Brigitte

I am proud of you , it was not easy transition and you coped well despite difficulties
 

June 10, 2012

English 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr9/10

                      Last week before exams .

Let's keep working well all the way . This coming week we will review for your exam i.e analysing brochures , short stories , essay writing .

And of course we will know more about yourself, thanks to your grand quote project !!

Ms Brigitte

I am proud of you , it was not easy transition and you coped well despite difficulties .

June 06, 2012

Humanities 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr9/10

Here are some sources you may find useful to understand some of the  topics we have been talking about and gain more insight.

One of them is about Simon Bolívar and the difficulties found during Independence Revolutions as well as after gaining independence in terms of coming to an agreement on the most suitable form of government.We know already this particular issue prevented many countries from staying together as they had been while fighting against Spain.

The second one refers to Human Sustainability.It is a report that correlates  the social,economical and environmental factors,or pillars.

http://cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/iucn_future_of_sustanability.pdf

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1819bolivar.asp

 

While at home,spend some time going through the map of Europe, capital cities and the features learnt..If you can´t do without your computer,here is a quizz online... !http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/euroquiz.html

Thanks

                                  MIss Gracie

 

 

June 06, 2012

Quote project

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr9/10

 Reminding you NOT to tackle your quote project at the last minute . This is a thought project , put some depth in it , reflect upon your attributes first , then search for quotes .  Creativity is an essential criteria , as well, in your project. Practice your oral presentation in front of a mirror ,  to a family member , friends .

I will randomly select who will be first , so you ALL must be ready for Monday 11th June .

Ms Brigitte

June 06, 2012

Poetry

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr 7/8

Well , we are becoming wizards at poetry !!!!! Students have been practicing various poetry forms (Limericks, Haiku, Cinquains ,Acrostics). Poetry will be part of this  3rd term exam and we will still swim in the vaste  poetry ocean , doing our very best not to drown !!!! Hang on there , the  shore of success is upon you, not far from sight  !!!!

Ms Brigitte

 

June 06, 2012

Quote project

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr 7/8

 Reminding you NOT to tackle your quote project at the last minute . This is a thought project , put some depth in it , reflect upon your attributes first , then search for quotes .  Creativity is an essential criteria , as well, in your project. Practice your oral presentation in front of a mirror ,  to a family member , friends .

I will randomly select who will be first , so you ALL must be ready for Monday 11th June .

Ms Brigitte
 

May 31, 2012

Humanities 7/8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr 7/8

We are going through the topics seen throughout the term,taking notes and writing summaries.

These notes will help you study for your final exams.

If you are absent,please make sure you ask for what was done in class so as to keep a complete folder.

Thanks

                        Miss Gracie.

May 31, 2012

Humanities 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr9/10

We are going through all topics seen throughout the year.

We are making summaries,taking notes and revisiting all we have learnt.

This revision will help you with your final exams.Take advantage of this opportunity.

Be organized,keep your pages in a binder,and if you are absent,please ask for what has been done.

You did a very good job with your maps.

Thanks

                              Miss Gracie

 

 

May 30, 2012

Humanities 7/8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr 7/8

Big question essays are due Wednesday June 13th.

Just a reminder.

Miss Gracie

 

Big Question Essay Guidelines
Students:
To help you with this task, we have come up with the following guidelines:
Essay must be at least 700 words for year 7 and 8; 1000 words for year 9 and 10.
Information used must be cited properly
All essays should contain a bibliography: if this item is missing, this will be considered grounds for plagiarism
The focus of the essay must be to answer your big questions:
Use information from one or more of your classes to answer the question
You may answer the question doing additional research that was not covered in your classes
We do not want to know what you learn from each subject, but rather we want you to APPLY the information learned to answer the question. If you don’t understand this – ASK!

The essay is due on the _Wednesday June 13th____, but if you want a first draft checked you may give it in a week prior to the due date. Remember that this grade, along with the previous essay’s grade will be going into your Term report cards and that it has weight on the GPA.
You will find the grading criteria that will be used to mark your essay attached to these guidelines. Please use these as a reference so that you comply with what is expected from you for this assignment.

Remember:
The more you organize and plan your essay, the better it will read!
Remember that you need evidence for your arguments. Cite your sources.
 

May 30, 2012

Humanities 7/8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr 7/8

Final Exams will take place on the week starting on June 18th to Friday June 22nd.

Study Guide:

Term 3.

History:

Renaissance

Reformation

Scientific Revolution

Enlightment

    Geography:

Natural Resources:renewable,nonrenewable

Energy Sources

Earth´s Water

Water pollution,land degradation,deforestation

Amazon rainforest

Landscape ecology.

Map skills:

Central Northern Europe:

The Netherlands,Belgium,Germany,France.:

Geographical features,Capital cities.

South America:countries and capital cities.Amazon Rainforest location.River Amazon

World map: oceans,environmental hot spots:water scarcity and deforestation main areas.

 

I will go into more detail in class with you this week. Please make sure your folder is complete.If you are missing any notes,ask for them this week.

Thanks

                   Miss Gracie

 

May 30, 2012

Humanities 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr9/10

Big question essays are due Wednesday June 13th.

Just a reminder.

Miss Gracie

Big Question Essay Guidelines
Students:
To help you with this task, we have come up with the following guidelines:
Essay must be at least 700 words for year 7 and 8; 1000 words for year 9 and 10.
Information used must be cited properly
All essays should contain a bibliography: if this item is missing, this will be considered grounds for plagiarism
The focus of the essay must be to answer your big questions:
Use information from one or more of your classes to answer the question
You may answer the question doing additional research that was not covered in your classes
We do not want to know what you learn from each subject, but rather we want you to APPLY the information learned to answer the question. If you don’t understand this – ASK!

The essay is due on the _____, but if you want a first draft checked you may give it in a week prior to the due date. Remember that this grade, along with the previous essay’s grade will be going into your Term report cards and that it has weight on the GPA.
You will find the grading criteria that will be used to mark your essay attached to these guidelines. Please use these as a reference so that you comply with what is expected from you for this assignment.

Remember:
The more you organize and plan your essay, the better it will read!
Remember that you need evidence for your arguments. Cite your sources.
 

 

May 30, 2012

Humanities 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr9/10

Final exams will take place on the week starting on Monday June 18th to Friday June 22nd.

Make sure your folders are complete,and look for missing notes you will need for your final exams.

Thanks

                              Miss Gracie

May 24, 2012

English 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr9/10

Be prepared (this reminds me of a song !!!) for your next upcoming project....................It will be the last major one of the year . It will help you (and us) to know who you are at the end of the school year through the words of someone else . First you must decide what makes you tick . Consider your family , hobbies and/or other topics you feel make you who you are . One you have selected the ideas about how to explain yourself , you begin to research famous quotes , either from novels , poetry , plays ...They can be from  American or foreign authors , fiction or non .

I am interested for you to find a creative and clever way to present your findings through a carefully planned presentation .

Make your project outstanding  ; I will give you by the end of this week the project guidelines .Everyone will present his/her reflection in a 4 minutes (+/-1) time frame.

You will have NO class time to work on this project. Everything will be done outside of class; So.... start thinking now , research quotes , ponder on how you will present yourself .

DUE DATE :Monday June 11th.

Keep working hard and well , participate when we do have class discussion. Remember , always do your best even if you do not like what you have to do or the situation you are in . It is an essential skill for life .

Ms Brigitte

 

May 24, 2012

English

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr 7/8

Well , we do see some great buildings emerging , well done , keep up the work and the attitude.

Poetry ..... poetry !!!!!!!!!!! Bring the lyrics of a chosen song . Remember it MUST be school appropriate / No foul, bad language , no  curse . A song is a poem .

Ms Brigitte

May 24, 2012

English 7/8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr 7/8

Be prepared (this reminds me of a song !!!) for your next upcoming project....................It will be the last major one of the year . It will help you (and us) to know who you are at the end of the school year through the words of someone else . First you must decide what makes you tick . Consider your family , hobbies and/or other topics you feel make you who you are . One you have selected the ideas about how to explain yourself , you begin to research famous quotes , either from novels , poetry , plays ...They can be from  American or foreign authors , fiction or non .

I am interested for you to find a creative and clever way to present your findings through a carefully planned presentation .

Make your project outstanding  ; I will give you by the end of this week the project guidelines .Everyone will present his/her reflection in a 4 minutes (+/-1) time frame.

You will have NO class time to work on this project. Everything will be done outside of class; So.... start thinking now , research quotes , ponder on how you will present yourself .

DUE DATE :Monday June 11th.

Keep working hard and well , participate when we do have class discussion. Remember , always do your best even if you do not like what you have to do or the situation you are in . It is an essential skill for life .

Ms Brigitte
 

May 21, 2012

Humanities 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr9/10

This is a friendly reminder that your project on Human sustainability has to be printed and handed in on or before Tuesday May 29th."With objectives in mind: A planet to be shared with future generations".

Since  you have all  done the cards,I would recommend you hand it in this Wednesday so you have a free Memorial weekend.

We shall be working on the essay Monday and Tuesday which has to be typed and handed in together with the rest of the cards.

9th and 10th grade students have worked on differenciated and discriminated cards and tasks so work will be assessed accordingly.

You have worked very well in class doing your group work(and I mean all of you with no exception) so go for the best of grades.

                                             Miss Gracie

May 21, 2012

Humanities 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr9/10

Please keep two printed political world maps at school.

We need them for Geography Atlas study.

Map skills without maps is like playing tennis without a racket......please do not forget your maps.

Due this Wednesday.

Thanks

                                    Miss Gracie

May 20, 2012

English9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr9/10

This past week in class we read a different type of short story (2 from Ernest Hemingway) , analyzing the differences and similarities with Ray Bradbury’s short stories .
 

Quote of the week : At bottom, robotics is about us. It is the discipline of emulating our lives, of wondering how we work.

ROD GRUPEN, Discover Magazine, June 2008

 

Think hard , burn your brain cells ! Ms Brigitte




 

 

May 20, 2012

Castle project

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr 7/8

First  stage of the castle project is on ; Students must remember that coming prepared to school with building material (recycling)and attitude in class when working on the project make 25% of the final grade .

So ......help to save the planet and at the same time you get free building material, right !!!Have a great weekend . Ms Brigitte

May 16, 2012

Humanities 7/8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr 7/8

This is a friendly reminder that your project on Natural Resources is due Tuesday May 22nd.

Teamwork assignment consists of six cards you have been given,plus your Landscape Ecology task.

Individual work: Report on water pollution.

Remember to hand in printed work and tidy printed maps.Go through your work, improve what you believe you did not pay much attention to and present information in a clear and concise manner.

If you want to add pictures or any piece of information  you consider relevant to the matter,you are very welcome,as long as you write a brief comment on what you are adding and the reason why you consider it relevant.If previously analized,it will be assessed as well and will add points to your project.

7th grade and 8th grade have been given differenciated and discriminated tasks,so you will be graded accordingly.

I am expecting the best of outcomes.

                           Miss Gracie

May 16, 2012

castle project

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr 7/8

Bonjour . All students must bring on Thursday 17th May , recycling material in  order to  start our castle project as well as a picture  of the castle they intend to build . This project will only be done at school. 

You must come prepared , put on your builder hat , be creative and enthusiastic.

Good luck to all . I expect to see an awesome display by May31st.

Ms Brigitte

 

May 12, 2012

English 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:All Students

Well , everyone survived the changes this 3rd term . Well done ; Keep up the work until end of school year .

In literature students are studying a science fiction novel " I Robot "and will discuss the impact of robotic in the future or near future .

Regarding writing skills students learned about elements needed to identify a leaflet and in what ways it is different from an article ; Students were asked to write memos .

Discussion have been going on in our classroom with the study of short stories from Ray Bradbury . We compared and contrasted different forms of writing concerning the theme of loneliness . This week our challenge theme will be discrimination .

Students are  expected to fully engage in the discussions and voice their point of view , supporting their arguments (in preparation of IB  expectations ).

All students are encouraged to bring in the classroom daily newspapers .

See you all Monday; happy and ready for the week !

Every week , on Monday we will discuss the quote of the week . I will always post it on the weekend for students to reflect on .

Quote of the week : 4.“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” -Andre Gide

Ms Brigitte

May 12, 2012

Humanities 7/8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr 7/8

We concluded our study on Enlightment last week and you did a really good job with your projects on Revolutionaries.We could compare and contrast the ideas of Renaissance,Reformation,Scientific Revolution and Enlightment and here again you could display your ideas and capacity to find the highlights of these periods and share your perspectives on the big question in relation to this unit. You produced an interesting and conscientious debate.as well a very good written chart.

We are now getting into our new challenge:Natural Resources.Remember to use proper terminology,bring your world maps and organize the work so that it shows all you know,understand and are capable of doing.Final outcome will be a printed presentation. Have a good weekend!

                                        Miss Gracie

May 12, 2012

Humanities 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr9/10

We have completed our studies on WWI.We have gone through its causes and consequences as well as its implications at every level. We  watched "All quiet on the western front" to have a visual aid to what we read and studied and some insight on the effects of war upon the soldiers and population in general.You had many opportunities to show what you know,understand and can do particularly participating actively in class.

We will be starting our unit on The Future of Human Sustainability next week.Please remember to bring two world maps printed for Monday ,and take this opportunity as well to display all your capacity  ..Have a good weekend!

                    Miss Gracie

May 12, 2012

English7/8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr 7/8

Well, everyone did a great job adjusting to new changes . Let's work well until end of term .

Some good writing was done regarding film review .

In  literature we are still reading The Count of Monte Cristo , analysing the characters from the novel with their challenges , feelings and emotions.

Our new unit, regarding   writing and oral skills is on poetry . As I said in class .... put on your wizard hats ; through the study of classical poems as well as some written during Renaissance period , along with  free forms , students will learn to identify elements in a poemand explain the meaning . DO NOT lose your poetry  booklets !

Students will be challenged to   recite a poem ,  practicing , voice , tone , diction .

2 final projects will be assigned by the end of the school year ............ more to be explained .

See you on Monday , bright , happy ... and ready .

Ms Brigitte

May 12, 2012

EdGalb

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:EdGALB t3

During this 3rd  term students will be challenged with our Poverty unit exploring the interconnected causes and effects of poverty . What does it mean to be poor ? What are the best ways to fight poverty ?

Students are expected to participate in debates , discussions and research about poverty in their community .

Ms Brigitte

April 28, 2012

EDGALB

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:EdGALB t3

Ok students, despite the changes last week, you are now on your way to starting your first business with my support. This is the bulk of your grade for the term. We will be working on it together. The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it. By Monday 30th April I want you have read through the handout (attached) and come prepared with a fully fledged idea. This will be the basis for the start of your business plan and business. If you are struggling for ideas, talk to your parents and/or friends, or surf the net and search for kid businesses. There are lots of great ideas out there. Try to make it manageable and realistic. Entrepreneurs are all great dreamers but a good entrepreneur also understands their limitations and/or environmental factors that will allow their efforts to succeed or not. So let's have some fun!

Ms. Anji

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