Track K-2 Descriptions

Numbers with Direction

Numbers were originally used to count things, like sheep, and it took centuries before a symbol was invented to represent zero. Are there any numbers less than zero, though? Today, most people have heard of negative numbers, and know that they are not at all imaginary and are really quite useful. Think of where you may have heard of numbers like -5 and -10. Did you think of a thermometer? Negative numbers represent temperatures below 0 degrees (those are the cold days, whether you use a Fahrenheit or Celsius thermometer). We’ll learn in this class that for every “positive” number, there is its twin “negative,” and vice versa.

Mon: Adding and Subtracting Signed Numbers.

Tue: Number Lines. 

Wed: Magic Squares.

Thur: Game of 15 and Cross Sums

Fri: Solving a Cross-Number Puzzle

Design and the art of Frank Lloyd Wright

Have you ever wanted to combine Art and buildings into one amazing piece? In this art class you will get the chance to become your OWN designer! During this class we will do a deep dive into the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, his design style, Prairie, and everything else in-between.  Along with being introduced to Architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright students will get a chance to discuss their ideas and observations, form hypothesis, see examples and demonstrations, as well as get hands-on experience trying out the various medias we will work with. This will all lead to the students creating a multitude of art projects, gaining an understanding of the topic and giving them the skill to create art all on their own! So set up your drafting table for the ART experience of a lifetime!

Monday: The tools of Frank Lloyd Wright – Oven back clay

Tuesday: Paintings and musings – Watercolor Resist

Wed: Geometry and Frank - Drawing

Thursday: Repeating Patterns - Printmaking

Fri: Architecture – Collaging and construction paper

Life: Classification and Cells

Would you consider a virus to be a life form? Well, it does reproduce, but it’s not what scientists call self-sustaining. This is but one of the big questions we’ll be asking in this class. What is life? What do we consider alive? Well, that depends on the definition of the person, but this is one of the big questions will be asking in this class. We’ll also cover big topics in biology like organisms and biological classification; cell theory and cell structure; cellular transport and metabolism; and cell reproduction and protein synthesis.

Monday: Organisms and Biological Classification 
Tuesday: Cell Theory and Cell Structure
Wednesday: Cellular Transport and Metabolism 
Thursday: Cell Reproduction
Friday: Protein Synthesis