Period 1: This week students understood similar figures and scale factoring. They looked at reducing and enlarging figures from a point called the center of dilation. Tuesday we had a review day and Wednesday students were assessed on the concepts in Geometry. Our next unit will be on Sample and Inference.
Period 2 and 3: This week students understood figures that are congruent and similar. They can draw the image of a plane figure in the coordinate plane under a reflection, a translation, or a rotation. Wednesday we had a review day and Thursday students were assessed on the concepts in Geometry. Our next unit will be on Sample and Inference.
Have a wonderful spring break!!
Science with Mrs. Gnojewski
This week students learned how to effectively communicate the results of their labs by creating data tables and graphs. In addition, students learned about different types of experimental error. On Thursday, students turned in a rough draft of the first three sections (introduction, procedure and results) their lab reports. They will receive the labs with feedback after spring break. The final, complete draft (summative) will be due on Tuesday, April 7th. Students also learned a bit more about the role albedo plays in climate regulation. Check out this link to help make the connection between the in-class experiments and broader world.
Astronomy with Mrs. Gnojewski
After learning how to provide effective peer feedback, students had the opportunity to see and hear what their peers learned from researching a constellation. I was impressed by the creativity many students employed to try to fit all of their learning on a standard piece of computer paper. Our mission of the week was the Kepler mission which has discovered over one thousand exoplanets . In addition, students developed an astronomy based research question which they will explore after spring break. Students will present their learning in a whole class setting using a format of their choosing.
Fitness with Mrs. Stelzner
The first workout of the week was a tough one! The students had 10 rounds every :90. A round consisted of 10 squats, 50 yard sprint, 30 count plank, and a 50 yard sprint. The faster they ran, the more rest time they had.
The second workout of the week focused on alleviating their soreness from the squats on Tuesday. We played a game of Ultimate Frisbee. This game is great! It focuses on teamwork, sportsmanship (since there are no referees) and encourages play for the love of the game. As spring time continues, we will continue to play and will become more familiar with rules, strategies, and the magic that makes the game. In addition to the social benefits of Ultimate Frisbee, it's quite a workout! From the quick bursts of sprints, lateral movements, jumping, and diving, it is a total body workout.
Humanities with Mrs. Axtman
This week students explored three main parts of Medieval Times-Feudalism, main characteristics of the feudal world, and the Crusades. Students read about and created skits to demonstrate their knowledge of Feudalism. Students compared and contrasted the feudal world with the Roman world. Students read about the historical significance and agenda of nursery rhymes and then, in small groups, created nursery rhymes to explain their section of the crusades. So fun. Have a great break!
Health with Mrs. Stelzner
I'm confused! For the last 40 years, research has stated that saturated fat is bad for me and now it's saying it's not?! This week, the students are starting an investigative project in which they choose a controversial food or diet to research the history, pros, cons, etc. They are also able to chose how they would like to deliver the information, whether it be a debate with another group of students, a research paper, a taste test, etc.
Art with Ms. Newstadt
Seventh grade art students are continuing to explore the theme “A Sense of Self & Identity” via sculpture projects in wire and clay (Alexander Calder wire portraits, sculptural clay “busts” using a can as an armature, and three dimensional clay animal totems).