DISCOVERY ROTATION (courses change every 6 weeks)
|The discovery rotation gives sixth grade students a chance to sample many types of electives in a rotating format . There are rotations to classes in art, music, guidance/ Eagle service, theater, study skills, and computers.
The following is a list of the Discovery Classes:
|Art with Ms Witham.
Scheduled projects are designed to build and develop skills and techniques in a variety of media, while allowing for individual creative expression. Drawing, painting, and sculpting skills, design elements and art history will be addressed in class. The curriculum is designed to meet the goals outlined in the Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools.
Guidance/Eagle Service with Mrs. Duncan.
This class covers a variety of topics particular to sixth graders. Areas such as friendships, studying for tests, organizational skills, working together in group projects, how to say "No" to drugs and alcohol and still keep your friends, as well as learning about good basic character traits will all be covered in this class. A wide variety of hands on learning activities will be used in this class as we cover these topics.
Drama with Mrs. Wildman.
In this class, students learn about concentration, focus, articulation, projection, stage business, and costume design. All students take part in improvisation activities, pantomime, monologues, and scenes. The rotation culminates in a show, always a highlight, for an audience of students' peers.
Computers with Mr. Pont.
During this rotation, student will get a sample of what they can expect in the 7th/8th grade Computer graphic class. Students will become familiar with graphics in printed as well as digital form. This class will cover a variety of topics particular to the ability level of sixth graders. Typical topics covered are: Computer Terminology, Computer Keyboarding, Print and Internet Graphics, and Animation. Some of the programs used in the graphicsskills aspect of this class include Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Flash and Microsoft Powerpoint. Students will complete a variety of projects during the rotation.
Survival Skills with Ms. Mettler.
Students learn the necessary study skills to survive middle school. This class focuses on using the school organizer, organization, completing daily assignments, reading textbooks, taking notes, and research skills. After completing this course, students will have practiced strategies for homework, class work, projects, and tests that will help them achieve their full potential.
SSR, or Sustained Silent Reading, is the 15 minutes after lunch and before the beginning of period 5. Students report to their period 5 class and read a book or magazine. Please make sure that students have appropriate reading material with them every day.
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