Spanish – Mrs. Lomas (K/1 Homeroom)
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 unique activities. We will have posters, exhibits and assignments to work on together in every class. Students will review the alphabet, numbers, vocabulary words, months, days, greetings and receive a lot of practice with pronunciation. We will also use flash cards, power point presentations, and learn through conversation at every level.
September: Alphabet -students will learn a Spanish word for every letter.
Vocabulary: All about me, my family
October: Numbers -students will learn numbers from 1-10, 20-100 depending upon grade level. Students will also learn how to say and ask age and phone numbers.
Vocabulary: colors, shapes, numbers
November: Greetings and Farewells
Vocabulary: emotions, classroom
December: Months and days of the week, holiday traditions for each month of the year; songs
Vocabulary: holidays, Spanish Christmas songs, music instruments
January: Telling the time and date.
Vocabulary: time, year stations, toys
February: Adjectives and descriptions
Vocabulary: my room, the kitchen, the Livingroom.
March: Likes and dislikes; recipes
Vocabulary: food, supermarket, animals
April: Students will learn verb tenses, infinite verbs, conjugating Spanish in present tense.
Vocabulary: my backyard, my birthday, my toys
May: Customs and traditions from Mexico; review.
Vocabulary: vehicles, my town
Art – Mrs. Lagmanson (1/2 Homeroom)
This year we will concentrate on several projects that will be worked on continuously throughout the year. This will give our students time to learn and grow with their pieces as professional artists do.
- Positive/Negative space/mural work Acrylics
- Perspective/water color skills
- Color Through the eyes of an animal
- Positive/Negative Space in printmaking
- Drawing from life/water color skills
- Rendering the elements
- Human study
Science – Mrs. Cecil (3/4 Homeroom)
Sequence to Introduce Learning Objectives:
- A Plant is a Living Thing
- Plants Have Many Parts
- Each Part of a Plant has a Special Function
- Seeds Contain New Plants
- Seeds Travel in Many Ways
- Plants Change as They Grow
- Plants Need Food, Water, and Light to Grow
- People Need Plants for Food and Oxygen
- Not All Plants Reproduce From Seeds Made by Flowers
Concepts Learned Through Hands-On Learning:
- Identify and Label Parts of Plants
- Identify and Label Parts of Flowers
- Identify and Label Parts of Fruits
- Identify and Label Parts of Seeds
- List the Purpose of Seeds
- List the Purpose of Fruit
- List the Purpose of Flowers
- Discuss How Seeds Travel
- Discuss How Seeds are Alike and Different
- Observe the Growth Direction and Purpose of Plant Roots and Stems
Reader’s Theatre – Ms. Newell (5/6 Homeroom)
- Use of body and voice
- Reading with fluency and confidence
- Facial and body language
- Folktales and Fables: Traditional Stories from Around the World
- Thanksgiving and Christmas
- Short stories and poems
- Individual reading
- Begin the writing process
- Favorite stories from home
- Presenting finished projects
- End of year presentation
Martial Arts – Shihan Yocham
At this location we will be educating the physical, mental, and spirit via a very well rounded program called Martial Fit. Each student will have the opportunity to grow in areas of martial art education as well as in fitness and conditioning. We will take a journey into a familiar array of martial art techniques. The class will have an emphasis on fitness as much as it does martial art education. How do we get more fit? Rapid and repetitive exercise movements that strain the muscles, get the heart and lungs pumping, and the sweat glands pouring.
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, 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 move accurately based on our goal.
- How to breathe diaphragmatically, which nerve it directly stimulates and how it affects our brain.
- Testing strength and conditioning so we track improvement through the year.
- The strength and conditioning component this period will focus on “STABILITY.”
- 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.
- The fitness component this period will be “STRENGTH.”
- 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.
- Review our strength and conditioning numbers by testing our numbers with an emphasis on “ENDURANCE.”
- We will continue to work on the martial art techniques we have been exposed to. 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.
- The strength and conditioning focus this period will be focused on “STABILITY.”
February & March:
- For our martial art education this month we will begin partnering up with our class mates more and gaining wisdom by experiencing resistance to our techniques to bring more awareness in how to use our positioning and muscles in our most efficient ways.
- The fitness component will place increased emphasis on stretching and lengthening our muscles to increase their performance as well as strength training.
- We are planning on beautiful weather so it will be a great opportunity to build our endurance further before we test ourselves again in May.
- Test our strength and conditioning to compare our test results throughout the year.