Elementary art courses are designed with the belief that everyone can learn how to draw and that studying, copying, and learning from the great artists of the past is the best way to develop the great artists of the future.
Students taking dance are often involved in local classes in their community, and some dance professionally. However, students can also opt to identify key skills to develop, align these goals with the course competencies, and have these activities documented for their elementary transcript.
Make a cat dance from New York to the Alps with coding! In this course, students will journey deeper into cyberspace as they learn to spot and stop cyberbullying, use Microsoft Word Online, research artificial intelligence, and more. From coding practice with online games to finding things to do on- and offline, students will develop their growing technology skills while having fun!
Students demonstrate the motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities. They demonstrate knowledge of movement concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activities. Students assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance. Students demonstrate knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles, and strategies to improve health and performance.
Join Juanito and Rosalinda on a trip to explore the sights, sounds, and traditions of Mexico. In this course, students will be introduced to the Spanish language and culture through vocabulary, songs, stories, videos, and more. Along the journey, students will meet the famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and learn the story of Araña Pequeñita. They will also record and listen to themselves speaking new words in Spanish. This is the first level of elementary Spanish.
Students learn proper finger placement and engage in systematic instruction to build both accuracy and speed. Instruction is customized to student skill level and learning preferences, continuously increasing fluency and efficiency in typing skills.
In this course, students will explore the world of reading and writing as they learn skills in spelling, word construction, grammar, cursive writing, and more. They’ll also use graphic organizers, videos, and assignments to practice opinion, narrative, and informative writing. Through engaging stories, games, and activities, students will investigate animals in the rainforest, solve a mystery using context clues, and travel around the world while writing in their Interactive Notebooks.
In Math 4, students will expand understanding of whole numbers and place value. They will develop understanding of multiplication and division strategies of 1- and 2-digit numbers. Students will extend that knowledge to factors, multiples, and patterns. Students will expand understanding of fractions and geometry. Lessons will focus on adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions. Additionally, lessons will relate fractions and decimals to real life situations.
Students taking music are usually involved in a local troupe or classes in their community, or even professionally participate in acting or other aspects of the theater. However, students can also opt to identify key skills to develop, align these goals with the course competencies, and have these activities documented for their elementary transcript.
In Science 4, students will review the scientific method and apply this knowledge to design their own experiment to help prepare them for the science fair at the end of the course. They will learn about forms of energy, how energy moves, sound energy, and heat energy. After studying energy students will learn about different types of waves. They will learn about plant and animal structures and functions as they relate each structure to the role it plays within the plant or animal.
Love games? This is your chance to create your own! Throughout this course, students will travel and collect game cards to uncover people, places, and events in their state. Through videos and games, students will also explore their own backyard while learning how to manage money like setting up a lemonade stand or how to create a savings plan to make those travel dreams a reality.
Get ready for an adventure! In this course, students will travel through Spain with Carmen and Mateo to experience the culture and traditions of this beautiful country. Students will continue to build their Spanish speaking and listening skills with new vocabulary, songs, and stories, and even play a Dominoes game!
The global tour continues! This course takes students on a trip through the scenic country of Peru, where they will learn vowel and letter sounds. Students will join Martín and María as they explore Machu Picchu and learn about the Peruvian culture with an authentic recipe for chocolate caliente.
It’s island time! Daniela and Santiago guide students on a tour through the colorful culture and traditions of the Caribbean. Students will build on their previous Spanish language skills by learning how to ask and answer questions. Along the way, students will visit the El Yunque Rainforest and learn how to dance the merengue!
Pack your bags—you’re going to Argentina! In this course, students will experience the culture and traditions of this unique country alongside Mercedes and Armando. Students will continue to build their Spanish vocabulary, learn about verb conjugations, and use adjectives. Along the way, students will visit interesting places throughout Argentina such as Patagonia and the beautiful waterfalls, Las Cataratas del Iguazú.
Costa Rica, here we come! Join Paula and Carlos on a tour through the beautiful culture and lush rainforests of Central America. With an emphasis on using mostly Spanish, this course will help increase students’ language skills. In addition, students will learn about greetings in different Spanish-speaking countries, practice writing in Spanish with a typing activity, and continue to practice their speaking and listening skills.
Students taking theater are usually involved in a local troupe or classes in their community, or even professionally participate in acting or other aspects of the theater. However, students can also opt to identify key skills to develop, align these goals with the course competencies, and have these activities documented for their elementary transcript.
Students engage in age-appropriate activities. Either planned by parents with guidance from a PEC. Or students may take an art theory and practice online course.