Math with Miss Lail

http://www.mathplanet.com/education/geometry/circles/basic-information-about-circles

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-area-circumference/e/radius_diameter_and_circumference

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-area-circumference/e/area_of_a_circle

http://www.mathplanet.com/education/geometry/circles/basic-information-about-circles

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-area-circumference/e/radius_diameter_and_circumference

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-area-circumference/e/area_of_a_circle

http://www.mathplanet.com/education/geometry/circles/basic-information-about-circles

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-area-circumference/e/radius_diameter_and_circumference

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-area-circumference/e/area_of_a_circle

Did you notice the fog this week? Students discussed the reasons why fog appears in the morning and then “burns off” by midday. In addition, students learned about the relationship between air pressure difference and wind. Balloons provided an example of high pressure system to demonstrate how air travels from high to low pressure seeking equilibrium. On Thursday, students explored how air masses and fronts impact the weather. Next week we will wrap up our study of weather by focusing on temperature inversions and taking a summative assessment (Thursday). Students have the option to complete an extension portion of the assessment on their own time. The resources below expand on our in class studies.

Wind:

Video on wind

What causes wind

Global Winds

Global wind animation

US wind animation map

Maps

National Forecast Maps

Air Masses and Fronts

Air Masses and Fronts

Air Masses

Detailed descriptions of air masses.

Fronts Animation

Warm and cold front animations

Land and Sea Breezes

Air Masses and Fronts video

Astronomy with Mrs. Gnojewski

Research Poster Template

Black holes! What are they and how do they form? These are two of the questions we focused on in astronomy this week. Students had the opportunity to explore Hubblesite’s simulations of black holes in order to expand their knowledge of these mysterious objects. In addition, students learned about the structure of the Milky Way galaxy. Galaxies are classified by shape. Students used the Hubble tuning fork to classify images of galaxies in the same way astronomers would. Next week we will wrap up exploratory by investigating an independent research question. Check out these sites to learn more about black holes and galaxies.

Black Holes

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/08/science/in-a-far-off-galaxy-2-black-holes-dance-toward-an-explosive-union.html?ref=science&_r=0

http://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/black-holes/

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/universe/black-holes-article/

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/blackholes/lesson/

Galaxies

Galaxy Zoo www.galaxyzoo.org

Milky Way http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-spectacular-spiral-may-encircle-the-milky-way/

Milky Way Structure http://www.space.com/25584-milky-way-structure-spiral-arms.html

Galaxy Classification http://www.astro.cornell.edu/academics/courses/astro201/galaxies/types.htm

Types of Galaxies

http://www.astronomynotes.com/galaxy/s3.htm

This week in French we reviewed for our upcoming summative on Monday, January 12th. This will be our last exam of the semester and will be evaluating listening, reading, and writing. Students should review all the vocabulary for numbers months, days, colors, and shapes, as well as the expressions for the date, birthdays, names, and ages. All of the notes are posted on previous entries. Bon courage!

Workout #1: 10 rounds of 10 squats/sprint

Workout #2: 4 rounds of 8 reverse push-ups, 8 dips; 2x25 yards front and back lunges; stretch

Student artists worked on self-assessments and organizing their art portfolios this week! We have also been reviewing the elements (line, shape, form, color, texture, value, and space) and principles (unity, variety, balance, rhythm/movement, repetition/pattern, proportion, and emphasis) this week, as there will be a quiz game to culminate the semester next Monday and Tuesday!

We will also welcome a new BSU Intern who is studying Art Education on Monday, January 12! She will be cooperating with Ms. Newstadt and Sage Art students every Monday and Wednesday afternoon during the Spring semester!! Aren’t we lucky ducks!?

**Period 1:**This week students completed their scale map of the school. The rest of the week we will be discussing circles. Students will give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle. Students will know the formula for the area of a circle and use it to solve problems.http://www.mathplanet.com/education/geometry/circles/basic-information-about-circles

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-area-circumference/e/radius_diameter_and_circumference

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-area-circumference/e/area_of_a_circle

**Period 2:**This week students were introduced to circles and other polygonal shapes. Students will give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle. Students will know the formula for the area of a circle and use it to solve problems.http://www.mathplanet.com/education/geometry/circles/basic-information-about-circles

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-area-circumference/e/radius_diameter_and_circumference

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-area-circumference/e/area_of_a_circle

**Period 3:**This week students were introduced to circles and other polygonal shapes. Students will give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle. Students will know the formula for the area of a circle and use it to solve problems.http://www.mathplanet.com/education/geometry/circles/basic-information-about-circles

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-area-circumference/e/radius_diameter_and_circumference

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-area-circumference/e/area_of_a_circle

**Science with Mrs. Gnojewski****Assessment Review****Map and Questions****Animation on Fronts**

Did you notice the fog this week? Students discussed the reasons why fog appears in the morning and then “burns off” by midday. In addition, students learned about the relationship between air pressure difference and wind. Balloons provided an example of high pressure system to demonstrate how air travels from high to low pressure seeking equilibrium. On Thursday, students explored how air masses and fronts impact the weather. Next week we will wrap up our study of weather by focusing on temperature inversions and taking a summative assessment (Thursday). Students have the option to complete an extension portion of the assessment on their own time. The resources below expand on our in class studies.

Wind:

Video on wind

What causes wind

Global Winds

Global wind animation

US wind animation map

Maps

National Forecast Maps

Air Masses and Fronts

Air Masses and Fronts

Air Masses

Detailed descriptions of air masses.

Fronts Animation

Warm and cold front animations

Land and Sea Breezes

Air Masses and Fronts video

Astronomy with Mrs. Gnojewski

Research Poster Template

Black holes! What are they and how do they form? These are two of the questions we focused on in astronomy this week. Students had the opportunity to explore Hubblesite’s simulations of black holes in order to expand their knowledge of these mysterious objects. In addition, students learned about the structure of the Milky Way galaxy. Galaxies are classified by shape. Students used the Hubble tuning fork to classify images of galaxies in the same way astronomers would. Next week we will wrap up exploratory by investigating an independent research question. Check out these sites to learn more about black holes and galaxies.

Black Holes

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/08/science/in-a-far-off-galaxy-2-black-holes-dance-toward-an-explosive-union.html?ref=science&_r=0

http://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/black-holes/

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/universe/black-holes-article/

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/blackholes/lesson/

Galaxies

Galaxy Zoo www.galaxyzoo.org

Milky Way http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-spectacular-spiral-may-encircle-the-milky-way/

Milky Way Structure http://www.space.com/25584-milky-way-structure-spiral-arms.html

Galaxy Classification http://www.astro.cornell.edu/academics/courses/astro201/galaxies/types.htm

Types of Galaxies

http://www.astronomynotes.com/galaxy/s3.htm

**French with Madame Zahn**This week in French we reviewed for our upcoming summative on Monday, January 12th. This will be our last exam of the semester and will be evaluating listening, reading, and writing. Students should review all the vocabulary for numbers months, days, colors, and shapes, as well as the expressions for the date, birthdays, names, and ages. All of the notes are posted on previous entries. Bon courage!

**Health and Fitness with Mrs. Stelzner**Workout #1: 10 rounds of 10 squats/sprint

Workout #2: 4 rounds of 8 reverse push-ups, 8 dips; 2x25 yards front and back lunges; stretch

**Health:**We introduced the concept of abstinence and its in importance in healthy relationships. We looked at what a balanced marriage looked like and talked about how students are developing characteristics and qualities now that will be a part of future relationships.**Foundations of Art with Ms. Newstadt**Student artists worked on self-assessments and organizing their art portfolios this week! We have also been reviewing the elements (line, shape, form, color, texture, value, and space) and principles (unity, variety, balance, rhythm/movement, repetition/pattern, proportion, and emphasis) this week, as there will be a quiz game to culminate the semester next Monday and Tuesday!

We will also welcome a new BSU Intern who is studying Art Education on Monday, January 12! She will be cooperating with Ms. Newstadt and Sage Art students every Monday and Wednesday afternoon during the Spring semester!! Aren’t we lucky ducks!?