1ST and 2ND GRADE CLASSES
Introduction to Science
Instructor: Mrs. Green
Students will learn/review the scientific method as well as different areas of science. Each week students will complete 1-2 science experiments and discuss the process and outcome.
Week 1 – Discuss the scientific method, areas of science, and a science experiment.
Week 2 – Walking on water, hydrofoil boats
Week 3 – Magnet science
Week 4 – Fruit balloons, lava lamp
Week 5 – Non-Newtonian fluids (oobleck)
Week 6 – Science and art
Week 7 – Electricity (static and lemon light)
Week 8 – Food science
Spanish Songs and Stories
Instructor: Mrs. Rastello
Students will learn basic Spanish words and phrases through classic childhood songs of Latin America as well as children’s literature. We will look at some of the countries where the songs originate. Students will have the opportunity to make
crafts related to the vocabulary themes they are learning.
Class will include occasional homework
Class will include some parental involvement
Week 1 – Theme: shapes and numbers; reading Las tortillas son redondas by Roseanne G.
Thong and singing Un elefante se columpiaba; with a country emphasis on Mexico
Week 2 – Theme: family; reading Abuela by Arthur Dorros and singing Los pollitos; with a
country emphasis on Chile
Week 3 – Review numbers and shapes by singing A la una, compro tuna and building a shape
house. Review family by decorating a wooden peg family
Week 4 – Theme: animals; reading La vaca que decia oink by Bernard Most and singing La
vaca lechera; with a country emphasis on Spain
Week 5 – Theme: my body; reading ¿Quién necesita pantalones? By Michal Black and singing
Cabeza, hombros, piernas, y pies with a country emphasis on Puerto Rico
Week 6 – Review animals by making a favorite animal or pet in clay and singing Cu-cu cantaba
la rana. Review body parts by playing Simon says
Week 7 – Theme: phrases and feelings; reading Los Sentimientos by Stephanie Reid and
playing feelings charades. Students will begin to build their stories to share next
week and rehearse Los Pollitos
Week 8 – Put it all together: students will present a story to the class using the craft projects
they created and Spanish words they have learned.
Let there be light: The Science of Color
Instructor: Mrs. Hawes
Students will learn about light and color, and how they are connected. Starting in Genesis where light began, we will learn about the history of discovering new things about light, and how the prism plays an important role in understanding how every color is within light. The students will explore color theory, and how colors all work together. We will also talk about how color can affect our emotions.
Week 1 – History of Color
Week 2 – The Prism
Week 3 – Color Theory
Week 4 – Primary and Secondary Colors
Week 5 – The Rainbow
Week 6 – Feelings
Week 7 – Cool vs. Warm
Week 8 – Monochrome and Value
Story Investigators & Creators
Instructor: Mrs. Cupidon
Story elements are what we will be investigating in this class. This will help us create our own story. Each class as we learn about story elements, we will be creating our own story.
Week 1 – Difference between fiction and non fiction.
Week 2 – Story sequencing.
Week 3 – Paint the picture: what's the setting?
Week 4 – Characters and characteristics. Who are the main characters and what are they like?
Week 5 – If there is a problem, what is the solution?
Week 6 -- Putting our book together.
Week 7 – Putting our book together.
Week 8 – Everyone shares over "snack full" celebration.
Architecture: Famous Landmarks
Instructor: Mrs. Salebe
This 8-week course will focus on an exploration of famous landmarks around the world, but it will be so much more than your standard history and geography class. Incorporating engaging, hands-on activities like legos and origami, and touching on other important content areas like STEM and Bible, your kids will take a memorable trip around the world, right from the comfort of their LEAP desks!
Subject Areas: history, geography, social studies, Bible
Class will include occasional homework
From Here to There
Instructor: Mrs. Strickland
The objective of this class is to have fun while we exercise our way around the globe and ultimately the universe, learning more about one another and what makes us so unique. We will travel From Here to There - tying our adventure into the greatness of God, as we learn more about geography (in particular, using where our families are from, in relation to where we are currently) and math (as we measure out distances and time it will take for us to “visit” our ancestral homes).
Heads Up - we will ideally be outside for class.
Athletic shoes, flexible clothing, and water bottles are needed, as we will be exercising each class.
Parents will need to provide info on where their family is from, in advance of class through questionnaires and/or email.
Week 1: Time will be spent getting to know one another - learning where each student’s family is from and mapping it out. We will also grow an understanding of the foundations of fitness & proper form.
Week 2: Measuring distances using the locations of our family origins - how could we get there - we will act it out, using exercise to build a relationship to the distances.
Week 3: We will learn more about where our families grew up - adding in new elements to our exercise, perhaps based on what is most popular in those locations (from sports to games).
Week 4: We will learn more about where our families grew up - adding in new elements to our exercise, perhaps based on what is most popular in those locations (from sports to games).
Week 5: We will learn more about where our families grew up - adding in new elements to our exercise, perhaps based on what is most popular in those locations (from sports to games).
Week 6: We will learn more about where our families grew up- adding in new elements to our exercise, perhaps based on what is most popular in those locations (from sports to games).
Week 7: We will incorporate the concept of how far we are to space - and how long it will take us to get there, as we motor around and learn new exercise moves.
Week 8: We will revisit all we learned and re-play our favorite games.