This week students continued writing their papers. This week paragraphs four and five were due. They should now have a week to revise and write their final. The research paper is due May 21st. Students also continued developing probability models and use it to find probabilities of events. They were able to compare data and explain possible sources of discrepancies. They also took data from random samples to draw inferences about a population. Lastly, students continued to find probabilities of compound events using organized lists, tables, tree diagrams, or simulations.
Sampling and Inference Assessment is May 20th
Compound Independent and Dependent Events
Humanities with Mrs. Axtman
This week, groups of students analyzed a fairy tale of their choice to pull out medieval characteristics, and the presented their findings to the rest of the group. They looked a model of medieval castle and read about interesting facts about medieval castles, and ended the week learning about the Feudal System. Students jigsawed the different roles of the feudal system and are creating plays to demonstrate their learning.
Health and Fitness with Mrs. Stelzner
This week students were introduced to muscular anatomy. They also focused on the three types of muscle tissue concentrating on comparing and contrasting similarities and differences amongst the types. The muscular system summative is Tuesday May 26 and Wednesday, May 27.
The students are bringing in workouts for the class to complete. The first one was a lower body workout. It consisted of 2-3 minute rounds of the following: 5 jumps for distance, 5 burpees, and 5 squats. There was a 60 second rest in between each round. The second workout of the week was a push-up workout. This workout focused on varying speeds on the eccentric part of a push up (going down).
Urban PE with Mrs. Stelzner
This week we learned a new sport called Speedball. It proved to be an interesting learning curve. Speedball is a mixture of football, basketball, and soccer combined into one. There are quite a few rules and hidden strategies. Once the students had the rules down, I saw great teamwork and strategy work. This game definitely works on muscular and cardiorespiratory endurance, a basic skill set, strategy, communication, teamwork, and being a risk taker.
Exploratory Art with Ms. Newstadt
Students first created a self-portrait drawing of their faces using contour line and pencil before adding magazine collage elements to the composition. Students will self-assess using the following criteria and questions related to the Approaches to Learning Skills (Communication, Affective, Organization, Reflection, & Critical-Thinking):
*You demonstrated careful technical skills (measuring, cutting, arranging, layout, gluing, etc.) of collage.
*What does your collage say about you?
*Where would you rate yourself in terms of being mindful (did you...practice focus & concentration, practice strategies to overcome distraction, practice being aware of mind/body connections)?
*You created a well-considered, balanced, thematic composition by the due date.
*All areas of your collage are completely filled in, and/or there is very little white space without details.
*What do I already do (now)?
*How can I share my skills to help peers who need more practice?
*What could I/will I work on next?
*Did you consider multiple alternatives for artistic problems, including those that might be unlikely or impossible?
*Did you make unexpected or unusual connections between objects and/or ideas?
*Did you create an original artwork using materials and ideas in new ways?
7th Grade artists continue to explore their semester-long theme "Identity and Sense of Self" via three-dimensional non-representational self portraits in the form of a shrine, altar, shadow box, nicho.... We looked at examples before creating our own, beginning the project with a box. Students are exploring what makes them unique as individuals, inside and out. Mixed-media is used to create interesting symbolism and sculptural effects.