CARING: We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us. Go Sage! Way to be IB!
Health/PE with Michelotti-Stelzner
MYP encourages students to make practical connections between the real world and their studies. This week in health, we focused on making connections with the 10 IB Attributes and the Health Triangle. The Health Triangle encompasses a person's physical, social, and mental/emotional parts of self. Ideally, our personal health triangle should be balanced; equal on all sides. Students reflected on their own lives to draw their personal health triangle, paying attention to which sides may need a little extra time and which sides may need to be scaled back to lead to a balanced triangle.
Finally the air is in a healthy range for PE and we were able to be outdoors. We continued our minimum 2 mile walks and in addition, added in two strategy games: Ninja Tag and Highlander.
Math with Miss Lail
In the last two weeks we have looked at rational numbers. Students continue to understand and apply positive and negative numbers when comparing and ordering on a number line. Students identified integers, rational numbers, and real numbers, and evaluated questions using the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division). They were able to develop rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing by looking at patterns and using their prior knowledge. A formative assessment was given on Thursday to check for student understanding of these skills.
Adding and Subtracting Integers
Multiplying and Dividing Integers
Rational and Irrational Numbers
Art with Ms. Newstadt
This week in Art Class, Seventh Grade Sage Artists have been putting the polish on their hand-lettering and graphics design projects. We first explored various fonts, accents (ask your student what a "bunting" is!), and layout options before finding a special personal quote and laying it out in a balanced composition. Students are becoming masters at hand-lettering and visual note-taking, which will add beauty and impact to their Visual Arts Process Journals as well as their other subject area notes, reports, and projects. We are also reviewing the Elements of Art, which are the basic building blocks of art and design. Please watch these videos on How to Look at the Elements of Art and also What is Art? The information presented here could be great conversation starters for the dinner table!
Science with Mrs. Gnojewski
Standards: Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.
Develop and use a model of the earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon and seasons.
Seventh graders have been exploring the properties of electromagnetic energy in order to understand how models of the Solar System were developed and transformed over time. By manipulating a variety of materials, students developed a deeper understanding of how energy can be reflected, transmitted and refracted by a variety of materials. Learners have also been tracking the phases of the moon. This data collection has generated a variety of questions that learners will attempt to answer in the coming weeks. On Wednesday, learners took a “formal formative’ assessment over their learning so far. These assessments will be returned and discussed in class on Tuesday. Next week students will continue to explore early views of the Solar System by analyzing Galileo’s observations of Venus.
Links to explore more:
Historical Models of the Solar System
Video: Models of the Solar System
Electromagnetic spectrum and astronomy
Words Worth Knowing: retrograde motion, epicycle, absorb, reflect, transmit, heliocentric, geocentric, refract, emit, frequency, electromagnetic spectrum, amplitude, wavelength, crest, trough, stellar parallax