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On the Gr8 Expectations podcast, you'll hear from actual 8th grade students as they discuss their independent reading, philosophical topics, current events, or other fun things that interest them.

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On the Gr8 Expectations podcast, you'll hear from actual 8th grade students as they discuss their independent reading, philosophical topics, current events, or other fun things that interest them.

    What's Up in My World? Reflections on the Quarantine Life

    What's Up in My World? Reflections on the Quarantine Life

    Thank you so much for joining us today. I’m your host, Mr. Cavey, and you’re listening to the Gr8 Expectations podcast, featuring real conversations with real 8th graders.

    TODAY’S TOPIC

    You’re about to hear students read writing pieces from the first week of April 2020. Students were asked to address the question of “What’s Up in Your World?” from their first week of remote learning. At the time they reflected on this question, it had already been over three weeks since the last day of classes, and we were one week removed from our two-week spring break. You’ll hear some students reflecting back on their spring break experiences, while other students talk about the quarantine life at home.

    OUR LEARNING TARGET

    🎯Learning Target: I can ... use different features and forms according to audience, purpose, and message.

    I’m your host, Mr. Cavey, thanking you for joining us on this episode of Gr8 Expectations - real conversations with real 8th graders.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Failures and Lessons

    Failures and Lessons

    Last week in our circle check-in we responded to this statement: "Share about one recent failure you’ve had in school or in your personal life + what you learned from it."

    We got some interesting responses. We hope you'll learn from our failure experiences!

    🎯 Learning Target: I can ... exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking.

    This podcast is produced by Mr. Tim Cavey, 8th grade teacher in Surrey, BC, Canada. You can connect with me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MisterCavey.

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    • 23 min
    Books We're Read and Loved

    Books We're Read and Loved

    This week in our circle check-in we answered the question "What is one book that you have read that you enjoyed? Why did you enjoy it?"

    We got some interesting responses. Perhaps you'll even be inspired to do some new reading!

    🎯 Learning Target: I can ... exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking.

    This podcast is produced by Mr. Tim Cavey, 8th grade teacher in Surrey, BC, Canada. You can connect with me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MisterCavey.

    • 10 min
    What is one thing that someone in this group has done to support your learning?

    What is one thing that someone in this group has done to support your learning?

    This week in our circle check-in we answered the question "What is one thing that someone in this group has done to support your learning?"

    We got some interesting responses. Shout out to all of our classmates who help us learn!

    • 3 min
    What We Are Grateful For This Morning

    What We Are Grateful For This Morning

    We add a few more entries to our Gratitude Journal each week. This morning, I asked students to share a few samples from students.

    • 3 min
    What We Learned or Created Over the Christmas Holiday

    What We Learned or Created Over the Christmas Holiday

    8C students were challenged to think of something that they learned or created over the Christmas holidays. Here were their responses.

    • 6 min

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