[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Science and Engineering
Teacher: Dr. Taban and Mr. Tangil
If you are in Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade and like science and want to know how things work, you can join this year’s Science and Engineering class. In this class, we will do fun and hands on science experiments and engineering projects. You will learn how to think like a scientist and solve problems like an engineer. Some of the examples of what we will be doing are: designing bridges and towers, making slime, and using chromatography to discover all the hidden colors of M&Ms. When you finish your project, you can even take it home after. Better yet, we will almost always make a big mess in the name of science!
Teacher: Mr. Ferhat
Fun Math is a curriculum enrichment program that shows elementary school students that math can be useful and entertaining. Fun Math activities aim to promote mastery in fundamental math skills. During our math games, students are shown how to use logic and deductive reasoning to create strategies and solve problems. The main goal of this elective is to get students realize that math learning is a fun activity. In our class, after a few minutes of introductory background, students will spend most of the time doing “hands-on” activities solving problems, playing games, and working on assigned tasks.
Grades 3 – 5
Teacher: Mrs. Petti
Students in Math Crafts will learn to make 2D and 3D crafts combining math, art, and creativity. Examples of what we will be working on include string art, spiral designs, symmetrical patterns, math flowers, stars, tessellations, trihexaflexagons, polyhedra, and more!
Teacher: Mr. YILAR
Engineering Everywhere aims to enhance knowledge of technology and inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors, and innovators.
Grade Level: 6-8 (combined with 3-5)
Teacher: Mrs. Hamby
Students will audition, rehearse, and then perform our fall play titled “The Wizard of A’s.” The play is a parody of the classic. In this version, Dorothy goes on a journey into Smart Kids’ Land and must follow the road to success to get good grades. Play performance will happen in December before winter break.
Teacher: Ms. Cakmak
This year the yearbook committee will create the best yearbook ever for Pinnacle Academy!
During the hour that we have together we will brainstorm to come up with new ideas for the yearbook, go through the pictures we took throughout the week to pick the best ones, walk around the school and visit other electives to take pictures and, in general, have a great time. The students who join the yearbook committee need to try their best to attend all school events in order to take pictures to bring into the meeting. The students will also be in charge of reminding their teachers to take pictures during important events in their classroom, projects that they do together etc. so we can include more pictures in the yearbook.
Teacher: Mr. Sapar
Fun Math course offers math enrichment activities for students in grades 6-8. These activities will provide math education through non-traditional topics that supplement core curriculum. The activities are chosen to stimulate and motivate the students to achieve the highest levels of math knowledge and skills of which they are capable. The main purpose of this course is to have fun while working on these activities. The focus will be on skills such as problem solving, logic, geometry, analytical thinking and arithmetic. We will solve Sudoku puzzles, play Math24, work on logic problems and etc.
Teacher: Mrs. Campbell
Students will engage in reading through group and/or partner reading. They will learn the differences between fiction and non-fiction. They will also discuss what the setting, characters, problem and solution are at the end of each book. They will get the opportunity to create their own story lines as well as act out their own stories using puppets.
Teacher: Ms. Mackenzie
Yoga is a form of exercise that works the body and the mind. In this course we will learn different poses that teach us balance, strength, body control, and relaxation. Students will have to focus on different parts of their bodies to get into the poses that I am teaching them and be able to get into a state of meditation and deep concentration. With all this being said, we will still have fun. Most of the poses are animal related and go along with different stories. By the end of this course students should be able to perform a number of yoga sequences and be able to incorporate them and meditation into their daily life. Namaste!
Grades: 3-5 (combined with 6-8)
Teacher: Mrs. Hopkins
In this club students will familiarize themselves with the complete process of a theater production. They will audition for parts, memorize lines, block scenes, and work on creating costumes and scenery to put on a play for friends and family. Students in grades 3-5 will work with partners in grades 6-8 to practice lines and scenes in support of each other’s performances.
Teacher: Dr. Chandler
The elective program for chess will include the basics as well as advanced strategies for our more accomplished players. Beginners and accomplished players are invited to join us!!! But you must be seriously interested in improving your game. Among the concepts covered will be: basic moves and methods of capturing, the etiquette of chess, piece movement, castling, check mates, combinations, sacrifices, piece value, and how to record one’s moves using algebraic notation. This will be combined with as much head-to-head competition as possible.
Grades 3 – 5
Teacher: Mrs. Abaza
Show choir entails a mix of movement/dance and singing in an expressive way. Students are encouraged to listen thoroughly to lyrics and come up with interpreted movements that further add expression to the lyrics. Students must maintain the ability to sing melody clearly and in tune while executing movements.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_gallery images=”2048,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row]