TEP Course Descriptions

  • 24 Game Math Club (Mrs. Hartnett)

    Grade levels 3-5/ROOM 21A

    Monday Mornings (7:35 – 8:20)

    October 17 – June 9

    Students will be introduced to the 24 Math Game and then divided into three levels (basic, intermediate, and advanced). Students will be taught how to use different strategies to come up with different ways to come to the answer of 24.  The game also allows for more complex versions of the game which includes double digits, variables, factions/decimals, integers and algebra/exponents. Students will be working together to solve problems.

    At the end of 2nd and 4th marking periods there will be a tournament held.


    Movie Maker: An Introduction to Documentary film making using the iPad (Mrs. Loffredo)

    Grades 3/ROOM 18

    Thursday Afternoons (3:00 – 3:45)

    October  17 – February 10

    Students will be given an opportunity to research topics of interest in order to create short films using the iPad. They will learn how to copy images from the internet, take and add pictures, text, video, and audio to their films. Students will learn how to use iMovie APP to create educational documentaries.


    Advanced Movie Maker: An Introduction to Documentary film making using the iPad (Mrs. Loffredo)

    Grade 4/ROOM 18

    Thursday Afternoon (3:00 – 3:45)

    February 13 – June 9

    Students will use the iMovie application to create their own documentary films based on in-class research.  They will develop topics, conduct research, used editing tools (such as inserting slides, text, audio, and images).  They will create a final piece and present it to the class.  They will use skills learned from last year’s class such as how to copy images from the internet, take and add pictures, text, video, add audio and advanced skills to create educational and entertaining films. 


    Tinker (Mrs. Bladzinski)

    Grade levels 4-6/Computer Lab

    Thursday Afternoons (3:00 – 3:45)

    October 17 – June 9

    The students will learn to code with Tynker's easy visual-programming course.  Solve puzzles to learn basic concepts.  Go at your own pace.  Add design, animation and other interactive elements as you advance through the levels.  


    Morning Brain (Ms. Starling)

    Grade levels 3-6/Room 11

    Wednesday mornings (7:35 – 8:20)

    October 17 – June 9

    Session I & II

    Students will be challenged by participating in a variety of critical thinking, visual perception, problem solving, & deductive reasoning skills games and puzzles. These brain challenging games and puzzles with a variety of levels will help enhance strategic thinking skills while having a lively and enjoyable time.  Come & join the fast and furious fun.

    Creative Writing (Ms. Onore)

    Grade levels 6-8/Room 31

    Thursday mornings (7:35 – 8:20)

    October  17—June 9

    Students will complete a series of long and short term pieces, including creative fiction such as short stories and poetry.  The course will focus on developing writers’ craft and technical skills.  Students will also read mentor creative writing pieces to use as inspiration for their own works.


    Recipe Challange (Mrs. Bentey)

    Grade levels 4-6/Life Skills Room

    Wednesday mornings (7:35 – 8:20)

    October  17—June 9

    Students will be challenged to create and prepare recipes providing a percentage of their daily requirement (RDA). This will require the students to identify and research various nutrients. They will also have to become familiar with that nutrients food source. This information will then be applied to a recipe that they must create, prepare and be critiqued.



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