• Soundings XX Daily Log Questions
     
     
    Monday, September 2nd:  NO SCHOOL
    Tuesday, September 3rd:  What were your impressions from your first day in 8th grade? 
    Wednesday, September 4th:  What are you looking forward to most this year, and why? 
    Thursday, September 5th:  How are "rights", "prerogatives" and "privileges" similar and different? Explain.   
    Friday, September 6th:  What is the most important information from the article, In Bahamas, Officials Assess 'Generational Devastation' from Hurricane Dorian?
     
    Monday, September 9th:  When you "Dream Big", what do you envision for your year in Soundings? 
    Tuesday, September 10th:  What are the steps in the Writing Process, and why is each important?   
    Wednesday, September 11th: SANDY HILL
    Thursday, September 12th: SANDY HILL
    Friday, September 13th:  SANDY HILL
     
    Monday, September 16th:  What are the steps of The Scientific Method, and why are each important? 
    Tuesday, September 17th:  After reading the letters from Soundings XIX, what advice do you believe is most important? Why? 
    Wednesday, September 18th:  What is plagiarism? 
    Thursday, September 19th:  What strategies are you using, in order to ensure you produce quality work?  Explain. 
    Friday, September 20th:  What does it mean for data to be consistent/inconsistent?  What does it mean for data to be accurate/inaccurate?  What problems did you encounter during Lab #1? 
     
    Monday, September 23rd:  What is surface tension, and how does it relate to Lab #1?
    Tuesday, September 24th:  Who was Archimedes, and how does he connect to Lab #1?
    Wednesday, September 25th:  Revisit/Review your response to the Log Questions regarding Lab #1.  (You should begin organzing your info and writing an outline). 
    Thursday, September 26th:  Compare and contrast and Assessment with an Evaluation.   
    Friday, September 27th:  What questions do you have about yourself and the world around you?   
     
    Monday, September 30th:  NO SCHOOL
    Tuesday, October 1st:  What topics/questions are you interested in studying for IRP #1?   
    Wednesday, October 2nd:  Same as yesterday. (Take another day to brainstorm topics for your IRP #1)  
    Thursday, October 3rd:  How does the wording of a question affect the answer given? 
    Friday, October 4th:  Compare and contrast a report with a research project.   
     
    Monday, October 7th:  How are coffee and the Constitution related?  How are art and the atomic bomb related?  Analyze and explain each relationship. 
    Tuesday, October 8th:  What is consensus, and why will it be important as we develop our Units of Study for the year? 
    Wednesday, October 9th:  NO SCHOOL
    Thursday, October 10th:  What do you think the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania expects you to be able to do, by the end of 8th Grade? 
    Friday, October 11th:  Same as yesterday.  Find the "Common Core" if you did not! 
     
    Monday, October 14th  What are Affirmations, and how are they used?  
    Tuesday, October 15th:  Same as yesterday. 
    Wednesday, October 16th:  What topics are you interested in studying for Nature?  What topics are you interested in studying for Society? 
    Thursday, October 17th:  Taking into consideration the various Unit Study topics, what Guiding Question(s) will best drive our research, and why? 
    Friday, October 18th:  Same as yesterday. 
     
    Monday, October 21st:  Who is the most important/influential person within your topic for our first Unit of Study, and why? Explain.  
    Tuesday, October 22nd:  Same as yesterday.  Please, make sure your response is thorough
    Wednesday, October 23th:  Now that you understand what Affirmations are, what words would you use to describe Soundings XX, and why? (No more than 5)
    Thursday, October 24th:  What role does technology play in your focus for our study of Nature?  Provide and thoroughly explain at least two examples. 
    Friday, October 25th:  Same as yesterday.  Please, make sure your response is thorough.    
     
    Monday, October 28th: What are the various aspects of Argumentative/Persuasive Writing?  Explain in detail. 
    Tuesday, October 29th:  What is a utopia?  What is a dystopia?  Compare and Contrast the two societies. 
    Wednesday, October 30th:  Same as yesterday. 
    Thursday, October 31st:  What feedback can you provide today's Coffeehouse Group?   
    Friday, November 1st:  What are the positives of living in Seahaven/The Community?  What are the drawbacks?  Which society would you choose to live in, and why? 
     
    Monday, November 4th:  What are learning modalities?  Explain/describe each.  Why will they be important, as you plan your, respective, Unit Study, Coffeehouse and IRP presentations? 
    Tuesday, November 5th:  NO SCHOOL.   
    Wednesday, November 6th:  Same as yesterday. 
    Thursday, November 7th:  What information, as it pertains to your focus for IRP #1, have you found most interesting thus far? Explain. 
    Friday, November 8th:  Explain how money, finances and/or wealth impact your topic for our Unit Study on Nature? 
     
    Monday, November 11th:  How are you and your group organizing Unit research?  How are you organizing your IRP research? Explain. 
    Tuesday, November 12th:  What role does geography play, and how does it impact your focus for our Unit Study on Nature?  
    Wednesday, November 13th:  Same as yesterday. 
    Thursday, November 14th:  What important information should you share with your parent(s)/guardian(s) at your Student-Led Conference?   
    Friday, November 15th:  What role does gender play, and how does it impact your focus for our Unit Study on Nature? 
     
    Monday, November 18th:  Compare and contrast physical properties/physical change with chemical properties/chemical change. 
    Tuesday, November 19th:  Same as yesterday! (Be thorough with your response)  
    Wednesday, November 20th:  What is the relationship between mass, volume and density.  Apply to Lab #2.  
    Thursday, November 21st:  Same as yesterday.  Consider the following:  What is the density of water?  Why does ice float?  Why do other objects float in water?  What happens during phase change? 
    Friday, November 22nd:  What Soundings assignments do you need to make progress on, over Thanksgiving Break? (Yes, you should set goals for the break :)
     
    Monday, December 2nd:  What jargon must you explain to your peers, in order for them to fully understand you research for our Unit on Nature?  Why?  
    Tuesday, December 3rd:  Same as yesteday. (Be thorough)
    Wednesday, December 4th:  For your focus on our first Unit of Study, which aspect of your research has changed the most over time?  Discussion on Friday. 
    Thursday, December 5th:  What feedback can you provide today's Coffeehouse Group?  
    Friday, December 6th:  For your focus on our first Unit of Study, which aspect of your research has changed the least over time?
     
    Monday, December 9th:  Same as Friday.
    Tuesday, December 10th:  Taking into consideration previous Log Questions and the research you have completed, regardless of your focus, what major topics/themes must be shared/addressed in each Unit Presentation.  (To be discussed FRIDAY)
    Wednesday, December 11th:  Same as yesterday.  
    Thursday, December 12th:  What Soundings related assignments do you need to make progress on over Winter Break, so you will feel prepared, when we return, in January?   
    Friday, December 13th:  Same as yesterday. 
     
    Monday, December 16th:  For you focus on Nature, how has the relationship between Humans and Nature changed, over time? 
    Tuesday, December 17th:  Same as yesterday. 
    Wednesday, December 18th:  What feedback can you provide today's Coffeehouse Group?  
    Thursday, December 19th:  What feedback can you provide today's Coffeehouse Group?   
    Friday, December 20th:  What Soundings related assignments did you make progress on over Winter Break.  
     
    Monday, December 30th: NO SCHOOL
    Tuesday, December 31st:  NO SCHOOL
    Wednesday, January 1st:  NO SCHOOL
    Thursday, January 2nd:  What is a resolution?  What are your New Year Resolutions for Soundings, and why?   
    Friday, January 3rd:  Same as yesterday. 
     
    Monday, January 6th:  What information did you find most interesting from today's presentation on Oceanography? Why?  
    Tuesday, January 7th:  What information did you find most interesting from today's presentation on Paranormal Activity? Why?  
    Wednesday, January 8th:  What information did you find most interesting from today's presentation on Death? Why?   
    Thursday, January 9th:  What information did you find most interesting from today's presentation on Natural Disasters? Why?  
    Friday, January 10th:  What information did you find most interesting from today's presentation on Genetics? Why?  
     
     
    Monday, January 13th:  What information did you find most interesting from today's presentation on The Brain? Why?  
    Tuesday, January 14th:  What information did you find most interesting from today's presentation on Natural Resources? Why?  
    Wednesday, January 15th:  What information did you find most interesting from today's presentation on Space? Why?  
    Thursday, January 16th:
    Friday, January 17th: