Beginning 4th Quarter!

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Review week has wrapped up and progress reports have been sent!

It's time to start the 4th quarter! The subjects of classes will still change every two weeks but benchmarks will continue to flow through these classes. The first two week themes are Comic Creation and Cultural Cuisine! Below is a list of course description.

Mon/Thur - Comic Creation

Theme: Comic Creation
Course: Cell Wars
Discipline: STEM
Main Manipulative: Ipad
Teacher: Mr. Munoz
Description: Students will dive into the world of cellular wars within the human body. Students will learn about the immune system and its offensive and defensive strategies to keep the body healthy from foreign invaders. Students will also learn the structure and function of the human cell as a basis for understanding how immune and pathogenic cells function. This course will develop students visual/spatial and mathematical/logical intelligence.

Theme: Comic Creation
Course: Comic Design
Discipline: Creative Arts
Main Manipulative: Pen and Paper
Teacher: Mr. Olson
Description: In Comic Design, we will take a look at comic strips as a creative art form. We will analyze how they are made and develop a set of rules that explain how they work. We will then use our newly established rules to design our own set of frames. In the second week, we will focus on the design elements and principles. We will apply the elements of line, shape, texture, and text to achieve balance in our comic frames.

Theme: Comic Creation
Course: Comman
Discipline: Language Arts
Main Manipulative: Ipad
Teacher: Mrs. Hartnell
Description: This is a language Arts course in which students will be writing the script for the comics they are creating in their comic creation classes. Students will develop linguistic, intrapersonal and visual/spatial skills. Students will be reviewing how to develop exposition, climax, and resolution. They will also learn how to properly format dialogue in their writing and use commas to communicate an emotion or inference.

Theme: Comic Creation
Course: Character Design
Discipline: Creative Arts
Main Manipulative: Paper and Pencil
Teacher: Mr. Nava
Description: This is a Creative Arts Course in which students learn how to use the elements of design to draw comic characters that communicate character development within the design of the character. Students will learn to consider function, shape, form, and proportion to communicate personality and emotion. This course will develop students visual/spatial and intrapersonal intelligence.

Tues/Fri - Cultural Cuisine 

Theme: Cultural Cuisine
Course: International Cuisine
Discipline: STEM
Main Manipulative: Cooking Measurement tools, Pen and Paper
Teacher: Mr. Davis
Description: This course will build on students’ understanding of multiplication, division, and fractions by working with recipes. They will double, triple, quadruple or cut recipes in half, and calculate amounts for individual ingredients accordingly using western measurements(tsp, tbsp, cups, pints, quarts, and gallons). Students will learn to translate teaspoons into tablespoons and vice verse. Students will develop Mathematical/logistical Intelligence.

Theme: Cultural Cuisine
Course: Recipe for Adventure
Discipline: Language Arts
Main Manipulative: Ipad
Teacher: Mrs. Hartnell
Description: This is a language Arts course in which students will be learning about another culture and then writing their own recipe ideas based on the foods that are traditional for that culture. Students will develop linguistic and interpersonal skills in this course. They will learn how to format a recipe and what considerations are made when formatting and why formatting is important to effective communicate. They will also be learning about verb tense, how to keep verb tense consistent, and why it's important.

Theme: Cultural Cuisine
Course: Cuisine Presentation
Discipline: Creative Arts
Main Manipulative: Food
Teacher: Mr. Nava
Description: This is a Creative Arts Course in which students will learn elements of design through the art of food presentation. Students will learn how to use lines, framework, simplicity, balance, and proportion to create a visually appealing plate of food. This class will develop students visual/spatial, kinesthetic, and interpersonal intelligence as they work together to develop a tasty work of art!

First Week Snapshot

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Comics!

Students learned in Mr. Olson's class how to use various shapes to add to the storyline of a comic and fill the frame.  Gracie's was highlighted as one of the best examples!

In Cuisine Presentation class, students were given 5 ingredients to use the design elements to make a visually pleasing presentation of a PB&J sandwich! 

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Book Worms!

Numa and Finn asked to organize the library. They have been alphabetizing and displaying reading suggestions ever since! 

Students loved Mr. Davis's cuisine class! They learned foreign recipes and how to increase and decrease measurements proportionally! 

In Langauge Arts, Students wrote their own recipes and presented them on a cooking show. Esther, Aunika, and Emmeline won best recipe descriptions! Finn, Gracie, Thatcher, and Blessing won most creative because they came up with the hilarious idea to have a Russian host and Chinese cook that couldn't speak each others langague. Both groups did very well!