Check out the fun our students had in Build It on Wednesday. Today’s goal was to build the tallest tower only using clothes pins and popsicle sticks. In this class, students have the chance to work on multiple projects. They are given guidelines to plan and build structures using a variety of supplies and our creative minds. This is a great STEM class for your little engineers!
Check out the fun our students had in Hip Hop 2 on Tuesday at Elevate! In this Beginner’s Advanced class students use some elements of Jazz to build a more technical foundation while continuing to work on musicality, coordination, and agility within the movements.
What is your favorite part about teaching Hip Hop?
“Seeing all of the students happy and getting to do their own thing and find their own style in hip hop.” -Emma (Elevate Hip Hop Teacher)
What’s the best part about class?
“When we get to improv and having Emma as a teacher.” -Karci (Elevate Student)
Check out what our 3rd-6th Engineering/Critical Thinking Science class did Tuesday.
In this class, students work on the design process, brainstorming, teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving through weekly hands-on activities and engineering challenges.
Tuesday was Tower Building!
During the class, the students did a power-up brain activity before moving onto the actual tower building. All of this involved only popsicle sticks and little cups.
World History takes our Elevate students into an in-depth study of people and events that have changed and shaped our world, and how these changes affect our modern world. The class explores early civilizations such as Ancient Greece and Rome; the rise of Christianity and civilizations of the Americas; the Middle Ages; the Renaissance and Reformation; the Age of Exploration and Globalization; the Industrial Revolution and the Revolutions of Europe; European Nationalism; the growth of Western Democracies, and New Imperialism. The course will close with WWI and the Russian Revolution; the rise of totalitarianism; WWII and its aftermath; the world since 1945 including the Cold War, the emergence of new nations; and current modern world developments and conflicts.
One of the students, Kamon, shared a little about the class from his personal experience.
“My favorite thing about history is that the homework assigned is actually enjoyable.” Cheryl Mimken, the brains and teacher of this class, tries to teach in different forms. This includes their textbook, and creative internet resources, such as videos and interactive websites.
Their class times consist of taking notes, homework review, group discussions, group activities, review games, and taking quizzes and tests.