Dear Parents & Families of Art Students from LAST Trimester,
Your child's artwork (specifically a black and white digital photograph depicting an aspect of their identity) will be on display this Friday night, April 8, from 6:00-8:00 pm (the night of the art show opening) and through April 22 at the Gallery at the BSU Visual Arts Center (https://art.boisestate.edu/visualartscenter/). Sammi Laflam, who has been working with my 7th grade art class, is a photography student graduating with her BFA, and she has incorporated all of their work into her final art project. Please try to attend the opening if possible, as I know that Sammi is looking forward to showing off her young photography proteges. Thank you so much for your support of the arts at Sage! :) Mimi Newstadt
Here is the link to Sammi's compilation photo book featuring the artwork of Sage students! These use standard paper (not the fancy stuff that Sammi used), but they are still of pretty high quality. Enjoy!
Visual Art with Ms. Newstadt
This week students have continued developing organizational and artistic skills by working in their Visual Arts Process Journals. We have been focusing on hand-letting/font design and graphics. We are developing the four MYP Visual Arts Criteria (Knowing & Understanding, Developing Skills, Thinking Critically, and Responding) intentionally and on a daily basis.
This week students explored the properties of angles formed by parallel lines and transversals. They also explored the angle properties of triangles and solving problems involving the sum of interior angles of an n-sided polygon. Students were given an opportunity to begin reviewing Thursday and we will continue to review on Monday. Tuesday, April 12th is the summative assessment on Unit 4: Geometry.
Angle Properties: Parallel Lines and Transversals
Angle Properties: Practice
Angles of Triangles: Interior and Exterior
Angles of Triangles: Practice
Sum of Interior Angles: n-sided Polygon
Sum of Interior Angles n-sided Polygon Practice
Essential Question: To what extent is the health of an ecosystem defined by the quality of relationships?
This week,students explored how organisms in ecosystems can be divided into different trophic levels based on feeding relationships. Students constructed food chains and food webs in order to identify organisms as producers and various levels of consumers. In addition, students explored the ten percent rule for energy transfer in ecosystems. Students also wrote research questions that will be explored over the next several weeks. Students, if you were not able to decide on a topic yet, be sure to have one by Monday. In addition, be prepared to turn in your first checkpoint (half sheet) on Monday. The links below may be useful in gathering information.
Encyclopedia of Life
World Wildlife Fund Species
US Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species
Wolves in Yellowstone