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    24 Game Math Club (Mrs. Hartnett)
    Grade levels 3-5, Room 21A
    Monday Mornings (7:35 – 8:20)
    October 23 – June 4

    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, fractions/decimals, integers, and algebra/exponents. Students will be working together to solve problems.

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

     

    Movie Maker: An Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking using the iPad (Mrs. Loffredo)
    Grade 3, Room 18
    Thursday Afternoons (3:00 – 3:45)
    October  26 – February 1

    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 the iMovie application to create educational documentaries.

     

    Advanced Movie Maker: Documentary filmmaking using the iPad (Mrs. Loffredo)
    Grade 4, Room 18
    Thursday Afternoon (3:00 – 3:45)
    February 8 – May 31

    Students will use the iMovie application to create their own documentary films based on in-class research. They will develop topics, conduct research, use 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, and video, add audio, and other advanced skills to create educational and entertaining films.

     

    Advanced Recipe Challenge: 12 Plates from Around the World
    (Mrs. Bentey)
    Grade 5, Life Skills Room
    Wednesday mornings (7:35 – 8:20)
    February 15 – June 6

    Students will be challenged to create and prepare recipes from around the world providing a percentage of their daily nutritional requirements (RDA). This will require the students to identify and research various nutrients and food groups. Students will then prepare and critique recipes from around the world using these nutritional sources.

     

    Public Speaking
    (Mrs. Felt)
    Grade level 6-8, Room 34
    Monday  mornings (7:35 – 8:20)
    October 23 – June 4

    Students will be learn new skills for public speaking. They will write their own original speeches and present them in a group meeting. Students will write the following types of speeches: informative, demonstrative, persuasive, and entertaining. They will become familiar with public speaking techniques including ethos, logos, and pathos. They will engage in group discussions around speech topics and will write and present the four basic speech types.

     

    Morning Brain (Ms. Starling)
    Grade levels 3-6, Room 11
    Wednesday mornings (7:35– 8:20)
    October 25 – June 6

    Students will be challenged by participating in a variety of critical thinking, visual perception, problem solving, and 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 and join the fast and furious fun!

     

    Literary Magazine (Ms. Onore)
    Grade levels 6-8, Room 31
    Thursday mornings (7:35 – 8:20)
    October  26 – June 7

    Students who are interested in writing, editing, and publishing will enjoy this course. Students will work collaboratively to edit and prepare student (Grades 6, 7, and 8) contributions for publishing in the new literary magazine. Students will work online to create the structure and format of the magazine, and will curate both literary and artistic selections to be featured. Students in this program may also compose and include their own creative writing pieces.

     

    Recipe Challenge (Mrs. Bentey)
    Grade levels 3-4, Life Skills Room\
    Wednesday mornings (7:35 – 8:20)
    October  25 – February 7

    Students will be challenged to create and prepare recipes providing a percentage of their daily nutritional requirements (RDA). This will require the students to identify and research various nutrients. Students will become familiar with the nutrients in food sources. The information will then be applied to a recipe which they must create, prepare, and critique.

     

    Advanced Recipe Challenge: 12 Plates from Around the World
    (Mrs. Bentey)
    Grade 5, Life Skills Room
    Wednesday mornings (7:35 – 8:20)
    February 15 – June 6

    Students will be challenged to create and prepare recipes from around the world providing a percentage of their daily nutritional requirements (RDA). This will require the students to identify and research various nutrients and food groups. Students will then prepare and critique recipes from around the world using these nutritional sources.

     

    Public Speaking
    (Mrs. Felt)
    Grade level 6-8, Room 34
    Monday  mornings (7:35 – 8:20)
    October 23 – June 4

    Students will be learn new skills for public speaking. They will write their own original speeches and present them in a group meeting. Students will write the following types of speeches: informative, demonstrative, persuasive, and entertaining. They will become familiar with public speaking techniques including ethos, logos, and pathos. They will engage in group discussions around speech topics and will write and present the four basic speech types.

     

    Mock Trial
    (Mrs. Jenks)
    Grades 3-5,  Room3
    Periods 4 & 5  (Lunchtime)

    Students will learn about court proceedings, and may participate in a Mock Trial Competition.
    Students will role play the participants in a civil case. They bring the law to life by engaging in real world situations.

     

    Computer Coding
    (Ms. Barkin & Mr. Kessler)
    Grade 6,  Room 10
    Period 1 or 3

    Students will learn the programming language needed to create their own interactive stories games and animations. Scratch.

     

    Computer Coding:
    (Mr. Chan & Ms. Isaacs)
    Grade 7,  Room 33
    Period 2

    Students will learn to use the 4 fundamental computer science concepts: loops, variables, conditionals, and functions. These form the basis of programming. The curriculum is designed for students with a wide range of computer experience. Coding.com and SketchUp.

     

    Mock Trial OR Student Choice of Projects
    (Ms. Onore & Mr. Young)
    Grade 8,  Room 32
    Period 1 or 4

    Students will learn about court proceedings and may participate in a Mock Trial Competition.
    Projects will be designed with the teacher.

     

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