Period 1: This week students solved multi-step ratio problems including fractional markdowns, markups, commissions, fees, etc. Students also used equations and graphs to represent proportional relationships arising from ratios and rates involving fractions. They then interpreted what points on the graph of the relationship mean in terms of the situation or context of the problem. Students understand that a scale drawing is either the reduction or the enlargement of a two-dimensional picture. They compared the scale drawing picture with the original and determined if the scale drawing is a reduction of an enlargement. Lastly, students identified the scale factor and computed the area in the actual picture.
If you want to look at percent and fractions here is a website: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-scale-drawings/e/interpreting-scale-drawings_
Interpreting scale drawings: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-scale-drawings/e/interpreting-scale-drawings
Constructing scale drawings: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-scale-drawings/e/constructing-scale-drawings
Period 2: This week students interpreted graphs of proportional relationships. They were able to interrupt what points on a graph of a proportional relationship means in terms of the situation or context of the problem. Students also used ration tables and ratio reasoning to compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions in the context of measured quantities such as recipes, lengths, areas, and speed.
If you have questions or need support with rates and ratios this is clip to watch.
If you have questions or need support with proportions this is a clip to watch.
Period 3: This week students are able to examine situations carefully to decide whether two quantities are proportional to each other by graphing on a coordinate plane and observing whether all the points would fall on a line that passes through the origin. Then students studied examples of relationships that are not proportional as well as those that are. As a class we identified the same value relating the measures of x and the measures of y in a proportional relationship as the constant of proportionality and recognize it as the unit rate in the context of a given situation.
If there are any questions please use this website for support: http://www.cliffsnotes.com/math/algebra/algebra-i/equations-ratios-and-proportions/ratios-and-proportions
Here is a video about comparing rates, which we have talked about rates in class. https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/linear-equations-and-inequalitie/rates-proportional/v/comparing-proportional-relationships-exercise-2
Science with Mrs. Gnojewski
Once again I was so proud of our students as they wrapped up sharing their knowledge about scale properties of objects in the Solar System with their peers. The topics covered ranged from comets to exoplanets. Students also continued to explore the properties that impact the gravitational attraction between objects. We read and discussed a recent story about a star narrowly escaping the super-massive black hole at the center of our galaxy. This was contrary to earlier predictions that the object would be devoured by the black hole. This is a great example of how our scientific predictions don’t always come to fruition. In order to begin working toward our learning target, “develop a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system, student might want to explore the links about the motion of our galaxy provided below.
Take part in citizen science here
Atlas of the Universe
About the Milky Way
Milky Way is stealing gas from another galaxy
Fitness/Health with Mrs. Stelzner
Fitness this week was tough! The first workout of the week consisted of a squat and push-up progression done on the minute. We started with 15 squats and 5 push-ups. The next minute was 14 squats and 6 push-ups. The pattern continued until they ended at 5 squats and 15 push-ups. At 10 and 10, time was increased from 60 seconds to 90 seconds. The second workout included a walk to the orange bridge on the greenbelt where we have some large rocks we have set aside for weight workouts. We introduced bicep curls, overhead triceps extension, and a press.
In health this week, we were wrapping up our mind map summative. Wednesday/Thursday brought an opportunity for a gallery walk. Half of the class walked around and asked questions and recorded answers regarding the other half of the class' mind maps then they switched. The reflection included what grade would they give themselves and why. The mind map was our culminating activity for the unit on Personal Safety and Injury Prevention. We are moving to a new unit on Monday/Tuesday.
Urban PE with Mrs. Stelzner
This week, PE concentrated on inventing/designing a game to teach the class. The games that were taught to the class were great! There are some very inventive kiddos in my class. I appreciated the way they were open-minded when working in a group, as that is sometimes difficult. They were being a risk-taker standing up in front of their class to teach them their game. I heard many students say, "teaching is harder than I thought!" I really liked that they were being very reflective with their game, changing rules and materials if something wasn't working out.
***Next week is their last week of Urban PE. On Wednesday and Thursday, they will have the opportunity to bring little wheels (rip sticks, skateboards, roller blades, etc.- no bikes) AND a helmet to ride the greenbelt. We do have some students who have volunteered to bring an extra small wheels equipment in case your student does not have something to bring. A helmet is mandatory. If your child does not want to participate, they will be able to walk the green belt.
Foundations of Art & Art Exploratory with Ms. Newstadt
Day of the Dead is a holiday observed throughout Mexico and Central and South America. It focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember the departed. Sage Middle School Artists studied this international celebration, its art, and its symbolism.
Marigolds, referred to as “flowers of the dead” are often sprinkled on Day of the Dead altars and also on graves. Some 7th grader Art students recreated marigolds (known as cempazuchitl, cempasuchil or zempasuchitl) in colorful tissue paper, which embellish the various three dimensional individual and group artworks in this exhibition.
Seventh grade students created their own “sugar skulls” out of air-dry clay. These are decorated with bright colors and glittery beadwork to show the happy mood of the holiday. Some student work is seen in collaborative wall displays here at Café Capri. Traditions connected with the Day of the Dead holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, which honor the deceased and incorporate symbols such as sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed. Some Seventh Grade students made their own individual ofrendas using recycled and new materials in honor of this important folk art tradition.
We would like to thank Café Capri for the invitation to showcase Sage International Student artwork during this Day of the Dead exhibition, and throughout the year. We also appreciate your coming by to see what we are creating in Art classes and your continued patronage at Café Capri.
Humanities with Mrs. Axtman
This week we wrapped up our final presentations on Ancient Greece and played a review BINGO game over many of the things we had learned about Ancient Greece. We also began learning about Ancient Rome. Students learned the difference between Patricians and Plebians.