7th Grade Artists are beginning to explore their identities and observational drawings by drawing their (and other) eyes. On Monday, students used mirrors, classmates, and photos from magazines to carefully observe and draw the lines and shapes seen in eyes. As a seasonal extension, students also created a page in their Visual Arts Process Journals to observe and draw animal antlers (deer, elk, bighorn sheep)! They experimented with contour line and various shading techniques (blending, stippling, hatching, & cross-hatching) to explore the element of art VALUE.
MYP Curriculum & Assessment Connection: The IB Approaches to Learning (ATL) definition of an EXPERT is as follows: students can show others how to use the skill and accurately assess how effectively the skill is used (self-regulation).
So much progress has been made this PE section with Ultimate Frisbee. Not only with their throwing and catching skills, but their defensive skills, and overall savvy of the game. They were definitely being good communicators and being caring, letting everyone on the team have a chance to participate in throwing/catching.
We began to learn a new sport, Speed Ball, that connects Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, basketball, and football together. We will continue this in 8th grade! When we come back from the Holiday Break, we will have a section of Health and Fitness.
Monday, we had Ms. Shannon Femenia come in with Yoga in the Hood to teach a class of yoga. Connecting the mind and body is so important for mindfulness, rejuvenation, and health.
Science with Mr. Mercer or Mrs. Gnojewski
NGSS: Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions.
This week, students worked to complete their weather forecasts. This assessment is due on Monday, January 4th. Students have been analyzing five days of weather data in order to produce a logical weekend forecast. On Wednesday, students were able to visit the National Weather Service, where they observed first hand how weather forecasts are pieced together using a variety of data sets. Students learned that forecasting weather is both an art and a science. Click here to see a map of global winds. Can you indentify high and low pressure zones.