PictureCake Decorating students sample their art supplies!
The first quarter of Specials is off to a great start!
Read on to learn about what students are up to in many specials classes, and check out the slideshow below to see Specials in action!

Art 5 students are creating mind-bending optical illusions using simple lines and contrasting colors.   Beautiful and Mystifying! 

Borchestra already sounds great!  Strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments come together twice a week to practice for our first All School Showcase.   It's music to our ears!


Cake Decorating students are practicing their icing piping skills, which will soon be applied to sugar cookies!  This week, students got inspired by the show "Cake Boss" as they started to sketch cookie designs.  Yum!

Fencing  Foiled again!  Actually, they're sabers.  After playing several games to practice the skills they'll need for fencing, students suit up and try out fancy footwork and swift swordplay!

Flag Football students get a workout running, stretching, throwing, catching, and creating secret plays to use in their big game against the teachers!  Teamwork makes the dream work!

Gymnastics travels to Centre Elite to tumble and try out the awesome equipment.  Each student is improving his or her personal fitness level and gymnastic skills as they learn from the best!

Illustration students are a hard-working bunch of artists who diligently draw in styles they love and challenge themselves to try new techniques.   Every picture tells a fantastic story!

Pumabots are anxiously awaiting the arrival of "Fredbot 2.0" as they brainstorm ideas for the First Lego League Robotics "Trash Trek" Challenge.  Students will need to program a robot, present an innovative solution for a real-world problem, and demonstrate teamwork and professionalism-all around the theme of...garbage!  One man's trash is a Pumabot's treasure!

Music 5 students get up and move, get online to learn music theory and composition at Hooktheory.com, and get to dig into the history of their favorite music.   They are also practicing for Outdoor School Sing Alongs by learning "Inch by Inch (The Garden Song)."  Lovely!

Rock Band is starting to rock out!  In addition to learning and practicing many genres of music on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals, students will be creating a timeline of rock music history and influences.  For those about to rock, we salute you.

Stained Glass students are so talented!  Students have already created many beautiful works of art in just a few hours of class time.  It is amazing what a creative middle schooler can do with an idea, some colored glass, a few tools, and the instruction of a professional!  Now is the time to commission your children to make holiday gifts for family members!

Survival Skills students spend half their time learning practical safety measures such as identifying household hazards, and the rest of class engaged in the ultimate role-playing game!  The class works in teams to make choices in reality-based survival scenarios set in different geographical regions, with each new decision affecting the adventure.  Forget the Zombiepocalypse, this is serious!

 


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