Electives Monthly MashUp
As we end quarter 3, students have learned so many new things! 6th graders have learned words that are useful for greeting others in Spanish, as well as some useful phrases to use at school. 7th graders have learned words for family members and the rooms of a house in Spanish. They have also learned more about writing complete sentences in Spanish by using basic verbs such as “to be” and “to have.” 8th graders have learned words for shopping in Spanish and have begun studying complex grammatical structures including indirect object pronouns and demonstrative adjectives.
En la clase de español para hablantes nativos los alumnos de 7.o han aprendido las partes del discurso (sustantivo, verbo, adjetivo) en español. También han estudiado el pasado pretérito y un poco de la historia de España. Los alumnos de 8.o terminaron de leer la novela Diario de Pedro en español y aprendieron la diferencia entre el pretérito y el imperfecto en español.
CTE and Project Lead the Way
April will be a busy month for Energy and the Environment. We can begin planting in our raised bed garden in April. We will also be starting issues related to energy such as biomass, fossil fuels, oil production and dependence.
In Design and Modelling, we are studying the career of Tinker Hatfield, the Nike shoe designer who worked with Michael Jordan to design the Air Jordan shoes.
As we return to in-person learning, our projects will help us enter the project based learning phases of both classes.
To learn more about Project Lead the Way, the organization that supplies our curriculum, please visit pltw.org.
In March, we focused on Vocal Health, ending with our Vocal Health PSA Poster Project. In April, we will focus on doing lots of music listening while learning about the musical elements. To help your child succeed this month, consider sharing some of your favorite musical selections with your student and listening to their chosen and assigned musical selections together.
Releve, balancé, battemént, and plié: just a few words dancers should have heard recently. All grade level dancers have been truly building their strength with a daily conditioning stretch and warm up, working on Ballet Technique at the barre (or a chair they stole from your Kitchen🙃), and finishing off with center work or short phrases.
Understanding why dancers must build strength, flexibility, and technique is important for dancers before we can get to the “fun stuff”. Ask your little dancer to show you all 5 ballet positions, and even try a few!