Top, L-R: Kaya, Robb, Bryan, Rachael, Zaienab, Catie, Seamus, Chloe, Aaron, Zane, Simon, Andras, & Darya
Bottom, L-R: Justine, Kevin, Jaden, Katie (up) Lucy, Evelyn, Anika, Taylor
Math with Miss Lail
This week students created games with content from the year. They presented on Thursday and will play them next week. This is a great opportunity for students to review: rational numbers and exponents, linear relationships, geometry and probability. Students also received their assessment and research paper. They have until Wednesday to re-assess.
Science with Mrs. Gnojewski
Students had the opportunity this week to share their learning with their peers. As I walked around listening to students talking about their learning, I was so impressed by the depth of knowledge and content vocabulary displayed by the students. Next week, students will have one final short in class writing task about some of the common themes running through the presentations. Students, please be sure that if you had a digital presentation that you send it to me by Tuesday.
Art with Ms. Newstadt
Students synthesize their learning by taking time to be reflective and critique their non-representational self portrait projects. Students are writing and orally presenting their artwork. Here is the criteria of the assignment:
It is time to reflect upon and explain your artwork. Please take a moment to think about the following IB Learner Profile Learning Targets for yourself before writing an original artist statement citing three (3) or more of the attributes below to describe, analyze, interpret, and judge your own artwork using correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.
Thinker—I come up with my own ideas. I try to solve problems creatively.
Reflective—Think of a few things you could do better. Celebrate when you have achieved something.
Communicator—I can explain why I chose certain subjects and colors.
Inquirer—I experiment with new ideas and materials.
Risk-Taker—I experiment with new ideas. I am not afraid of taking risks or making mistakes and I like to learn from them.
Balanced—I try to experiment with new materials. I stay positive if I get frustrated.
Knowledgeable—I learn Art techniques and skills. I think about art from different perspectives.
Open-Minded—I am open-minded about trying out a wide range of activities even if it is something I perceive as something I may not like.
Principled—I look after classroom resources. I keep the art room clean.
Caring—I respect my classmate’s space and artwork. I use materials properly and put things away.
Exploratory Art with Ms. Newstadt
Students have been working outside observing nature and creating studied thumbnail drawings and watercolor paintings.