Spring Semester Kick Off!

Teal @.JPG

Hello Teal Parents! 

With the many changes going on, we have decided to bring back the teacher blogs so we can give you more detailed updates that you can easily reference! Below is an explanation of the 3rd Quarter Schedule and Class Descriptions for the semester. Please feel free to ask any questions via dojo or email! 

Spring Class Schedule 

As Mr. Garner explained in his recent video, we did our best to put every topic the students requested in their schedule this semester. When you look at this schedule you may be thinking, "Wait, wheres reading, writing, math, and science?!" If you look to the left of the calendar, you can see that students are still having Language Arts and STEM classes. They will have typical benchmarks related to learning to multiply fractions, measuring volume, and properly structuring an essay. These benchmarks are integrated with the student's topics of choice. It took a lot of consideration but we did it! Now students are more excited than ever for school!  

First Two Week Unit 

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Second Two Week Unit

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Third Two Week Unit 

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Final Quarter Review 

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Now, your likely thinking, "What possibly could my child be learning in a class Called Deaf Jams or You Got Mail?" Below I have listed all of the classes as well as a description of what they will be learning in the class.

First Aid Fundaments: Students will be shown necessary skills for attending to common injuries and illnesses. Students will also workshop these skills in a small group setting.

Emergency Room Media: Students will be challenged to use creative thinking, innovation, intrapersonal, and interpersonal skills to develop short video segments within the content of First Aid. They’ll be introduced to skills associated with the media arts.  

Intro to Medical Terminology(First Aid): This is a language arts course exploring various historical pen pals who have collaborated by the pen to change their society. This class will give students the opportunity to begin writing to their own pen pals as well. Students will be utilizing Pages as a word processor and they will be hand writing letters. This class will develop linguistic, interpersonal, and spatial intelligence as students will be learning to properly format and handwrite letters to a pen pal. This course will teach students to analyze multiple perspectives of particular historical accounts, write and send letters both via email and mail, and teach them to communicate and collaborate meaningfully through writing.

Where There are No Bandages: Students will learn how to be resourceful in creating splints, bandages, and other First Aid related material.

You've Got Mail: Students will be challenged to thinking analytically, logistically, and mathematically as they are immersed in the world of packaging, transportation, shipping, and communications.

Bible: This class will take more of a Creative Arts approach towards surveying Deuteronomy 16-34. Students will utilize their iPads to develop their ability to take notes, as well as collaborate on assignments such as video production and document collaboration. The students will develop their interpersonal, intrapersonal, musical, linguistic, and existential intelligences. 

Global Pen Pals: This is a language arts course exploring various historical pen pals who have collaborated by the pen to change their society. This class will give students the opportunity to begin writing to their own pen pals as well. Students will be utilizing Pages as a word processor and they will be hand writing letters. This class will develop linguistic, interpersonal, and spatial intelligence as students will be learning to properly format and handwrite letters to a pen pal. This course will teach students to analyze multiple perspectives of particular historical accounts, write and send letters both via email and mail, and teach them to communicate and collaborate meaningfully through writing.

Creating Utensils and Paper: Students will learn the art related to creating writing utensils and paper and get to participate in this construction.

Audiology: Students will explore the science of ear function in health and impairment with a focus on gaining understanding and compassion for the def community.

Deaf Jams: Students will be challenged to discover the unique media considerations as they create media for the def community.  

Deaf Culture: This is a Language Arts course where students will have the opportunity to explore a foreign culture. Deaf culture is a set of social beliefs, behaviors, art, literary traditions, history, values, and shared institutions of communities that are influenced by deafness. Students will be challenged to utilize the research skills they have learned to self-teach on various topics related to deaf culture. They will be challenged to enhance awareness of this culture for our school. This class will develop students linguistic and intrapersonal intelligence. Students will utilize research articles, websites, and library visits to integrate information from several resources to knowledgeably develop a well-crafted topic and concluding statement.

Sign Language: Students will learn how to communicate simple phrases in sign langauge. 

CPR: This is a STEM course teaching students how to administer CPR. They will also have the opportunity to experiment with various attributes of compression rates and blood and oxygen volume. Students will be utilizing CPR manikins to learn and practice CPR. This course will enhance students kinesthetic, interpersonal, and mathematical/logical intelligence. Students will learn essential first aid skills, gain an understanding of rates, and measure gas and liquid volumes under various pressures.

Intro to Medical Terminology(CPR): memory retention skills as well as develop their linguistic, kinesthetic, and interpersonal intelligence. Students will also be using the app Chegg in class to play vocab games with teams and to practice vocabulary at home. Students will learn essential medical and anatomical vocabulary needed when performing CPR. This class will teach students tactics in learning vocabulary, terminology necessary for administering CPR, and how to utilize this vocabulary in realistic emergency situations they may encounter.

CPR Shots:  Students will utilize photography in developing their own CPR certification course among their peers to ensure everyone has the information they need and is trained appropriately.

Impact Anatomy: Students will analyze the physical forces at work in accidental injuries and the healing process at work in the human body.

Impact Replay: Students will continue to develop and advance their knowledge and skill of media production as they explore the creation of video concerned with bodily impact within sports and recreational activities.

Impactful Stories: This is a Language Arts course where students will read various accounts of sports trauma stories and survival accounts. They will primarily use their Pages app to compare and contrast the overall structure of events from various stories. They will also utilize their first aid knowledge to draw conclusions about how the characters in the stories could have either avoided such trauma or responded differently. This class will enhance students linguistic, intrapersonal, and mathematical/logical intelligence. This class will develop students problem-solving skills as they self-guide through the analysis of a story and then evaluate the character’s choices.

Padded Ways: Helping kids to explore the equipment necessary for safely participating in sports, and they will make some of this equipment.

Game Science: This class will emphasize the engineering and mathematics portion of STEM. Students will focus on probabilities and statistics involved in the playing and creation of strategy games. They will use actual strategy games and work with adding and subtracting fractions to determine the appropriate possibilities and outcomes. Students will develop their logical-mathematical intelligence in this block.

Games Rule: This is a Language Arts course challenging students to work together to develop clear and concise steps and rules to guide others in a game of their design. They will engage in discussions to develop ethical reasoning for the rules created for their games as well. This course will enhance Linguistic, Interpersonal, and Spiritual intelligence. Students will use google docs to collaborate and concede with others when decision-making, learn what to consider when making rules to guide others, and write clear and concise instructions to actuate their decisions.

Game Construction: This class will focus on the actualization of the games that are being idealized in "Game Science" and "Games Rule." Students will be guided through building their games.