At the Round Rock location on Mondays, we offer:
Spanish – Mrs. Lomas (K/1 Homeroom)
Vamos a aprender Español, Lets learn Spanish Students will learn to count, identify colors and shapes, read, write and speak in Spanish in a fun and dynamic way through songs, games, lessons and activities.
We will have posters, exhibits and assignments which we will work together in every class. We will review the alphabet, numbers, vocabulary words, months, days, greetings and lots of practice in pronunciation. We will incorporate circle time, story time and art time to each lesson. We will take a journey to other Spanish speaking countries learn their culture and traditions. We will make Spanish speaking fun for students.
We will be using flash cards, power point presentations, examples and exercises depending on each grade level.
Art – Mrs. Lagmanson (1/2 Homeroom)
This year in Art we will take a journey spanning nations and time. We will try many time tested and modern mediums. Let’s trod the globe exploring symbol and line in the world of art. Get your passports ready!!
Science – Mrs. Cecil (3/4 Homeroom)
Physical Sciences-We will explore the many sciences that focus on non-living matter, energy, and physical properties of our universe. Our studies will include concepts found in the sciences of physics, chemistry, geology and astronomy that analyze the nature and properties of energy and non-living matter.
Reader’s Theatre – Ms. Raynor (5/6 Homeroom)
This reader’s theater will combine oral reading with multi-cultural influences. Children will be developing fluency skills and confidence through practice reading and minimal performances. These plays and folktales will be from various countries of study. Children will learn about these locations/regions through script, dance, song and cultural norms (food, instruments, etc.).
Martial Arts – Shihan Yocham
At this location we will be educating the physical, mental, and spirit via a very well rounded and complete martial art curriculum. It is called Okinawan GoJuRyu. Although Okinawa is credited with its origination it has had various influences. We are able to trace our pedigree back to the 1800’s with some parts of the curriculum dating back to the B.C. era.
We will reference modern day science with this classical curriculum to better our understanding of ourselves. By looking into how to express our energy with a stronger spirit we will find we can obtain more physical power. We will explore how performing a technique differently trains our slow twitch muscles as well as our fast twitch muscles. We will look at models and diagrams of the human anatomy to see which techniques require which parts of us to be most exercised and conditioned.
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Spanish – Scope & Sequence
Art – Scope & Sequence
Let’s trod the globe exploring symbol and line in the world of art. Get your passports ready!
Mexico- Piñatas- the art of Paper Mache
France-Georges Seurat -pointillism
England- David Hockney -Perspective and Landscape
Native American-Medium and iconography of Native American Tribes
Israel/ Jerusalem- Marc Chagall- Jerusalem Windows
Egypt-Classic Iconography of Ancient Egypt
Africa-Nigerian Adire fabric designs
Sweden/Finland/Norway-Carl Larsson- water color
Jamaica-Drawing the Jamaican Doctor Bird
Costa Rica/ Guatemala-rendering Volcanos and lava
Puerto Rico- rendering the Puerto Rican Parrot
China-Special guest speaker, Angela Wang and the dancing girls sculptures
Science – Scope & Sequence
Reader’s Theatre – Scope & Sequence
1 (Sept.) Mexico – Independence Day (16th)
Play (TBD), song, reading
2 (Oct.) Spain/France
Play – The Rich Man and the Shoemaker, The Half Chick Song – Trinidad
3 (Nov.) England/America
Discuss Native Americans/Pilgrims/Immigrants
Play – A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving A Thanksgiving Meal – Manners
4 (Dec.) Israel/Egypt/Jerusalem
Play – A Charlie Brown Christmas
5 (Jan.) Japan
Play – The Old Man and the Statuesj
6 (Feb.) Africa
Play – The Animal Meeting, Tiger Eats a Monkey
7 (Mar.) Jamaica/Costa Rica/Puerto Rico/Cuba/Guatemala
Play – The Three Wishes Song – Pititi y Titi and Jig Jog Gee
8 (Apr.) Ireland/Sweden/Finland/Norway/Germany
Play – The Frog Prince, Three Billy Goats Gruff Song – Switzerland
9 (May) India/China
Play – The Tiger, The Brahman and the Jackal, The Monkey and the Crockodile
5-10 minutes – warm up, opening song, movement, sign
5 min – review, explain origin
30 min – practice reading play together and/or in group setting (depending on age level – K-2 read aloud
together, 3-5 group setting)
Martial Arts – Scope & Sequence
Our country has become more multi-cultural than ever before. The universal language of karate is Japanese so we will get to learn and use some Japanese vocabulary. Some examples are basic counting, etiquette, and maybe even how to write some simple characters.
Each student will have an opportunity to earn rank which will increase the acknowledgement by allowing them to move faster into the leadership part of the program. We will be lead to be mindful and extremely mentally present throughout our techniques which will create more observations on how to use our energy (the spirit part) to develop more speed and power to the physical realm.
September and October:
- First pin stripe material
- Awareness of which muscles should be engaged to be most efficient in our body movements.
- Awareness of how to align our limbs to aim accurately.
- How to breath diaphragmatically, which nerve it directly stimulates and how it affects our brain.
- Testing strength and conditioning so we track improvement through the year.
- Second pin stripe techniques.
- Teaching points on “awareness” as we have in September but different techniques require different muscle engagement. We will continuously talk about which muscles we are using, where they are, and how we should be using them.
- For breath control we will expand the lesson to breathing as a tool for self-discipline, self-control, and how that serves us from quite prayer to intense physical exercise.
- Review and improvement of the previous techniques taught for first and second pin stripe.If students have been practicing at home they are likely to be ready to move on to the third pin stripe techniques. If they are ready we will move into them but if not we will implement placing prepared students into leadership roles and build them into stronger leaders. Direction will be assessed based on what the majority of the class is capable of demonstrating.
- Review our strength and conditioning numbers by testing our numbers.
- We will move into the third pin stripe techniques. This will be when the class splits into more leadership development through leading our peers through the techniques. Expectations are that the intensity of exercise will rise by raising the intensity and speed of technique performance.
- Diaphragmatic breathing rhythm will be a regular part of class by now.
- Application of techniques in how the more obvious application of our techniques have many more applications that are not as obvious but can still be potent.
- Review in a fast moving format the techniques by putting the hand and foot techniques we have worked on creating unique combinations.
- We will break into the fourth pin stripe techniques.
- Increase emphasis on stretching and lengthening our muscles to increase their performance.
- Build deeper into how to provide potent leadership.
- Implement fifth pin stripe techniques.
- Test our strength and conditioning to compare our test results throughout the year.