Posts Tagged: 8th grade

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Pen Pals With A Purpose
February 3, 2016
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  By Steve Barrett, Director of Outreach   Wildwood’s 5th and 8th grade social studies students have become (digital) pen pals— connecting with each other about what it’s like to be in middle school, as well also sharing their deeper knowledge of a more serious topic they study in common: slavery.   The teachers hatched […]
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A Time To Reflect… And To Look Ahead
May 30, 2012
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At Wildwood, we value reflection; we ask our students and ourselves to take stock in what we do well, what we’d like to do better, and how we’ve grown over time. In her 8th grade Gateway presentation today, Kaiya K. charts her growth over the past two years in Division Two; highlighting her educational strengths […]
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The Division Two Blues
May 17, 2012
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The drums and bass guitar set the rhythm together.  Layer in a subtle electric guitar riff and now the depth is real, followed by a bluesy accent of electric piano.  The spoken-word lyrics tell the rest of this sad song’s story: “The Homework Blues” (click HERE to listen).  This Wildwood version is a totally original […]
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What’s on Deck? Wooly Pockets!
April 25, 2012
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When middle school science teacher, Deborah Orlik, told me that her 8th grade environmental science class would be planting a vegetable garden on Wildwood’s deck, I didn’t know what to expect. The middle/upper school deck could definitely use a verdant makeover, now mostly a scattering of lunch tables and faculty parking spaces. As I walked […]
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Which side are you on?
February 23, 2012
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Eighth grader Lulu V. steps up to the lectern and coolly scans her note cards. If she’s anxious, she doesn’t show it.  Standing just behind the microphone, Lulu passionately presents her position:  “Resolved: Lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment.” Her carefully crafted rhetorical argument cites Supreme Court opinions and historical evidence. With her partners […]
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Trigonometry as a team sport
January 12, 2012
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How do you measure something taller than you—especially if you don’t have a ladder? As Lori Reardon’s 8th graders will explain, you simply pull out your trusty clinometer, a tape measure, and a calculator, and get to work. Today’s math class started with a review of a trigonometry formula that required students to practice with […]