Track H-3 Descriptions

Creative Collage*

A collage is a form of visual arts in which visual elements are combined to create a new image that conveys a message or idea. Collage comes from the French word “collér,” which means “to glue,” often the primary means of combining images in collage art. Collagers can draw these images from newspaper clippings or print advertisements, or cull them from different materials, like photographs, fabric, wood, and even ephemera. Collagers can apply the images to the surface of another work of art, such as a canvas, to create a new single image.

Collage is a beneficial activity for young students as it helps develop their fine motor skills, speech and language skills, improve sensory skills and of course their increases their creativity! Additionally, creating collages has shown that ii can enhance scholarly thinking.

Students will learn about the history, types and famous collages. They will participate in a fun hands-on learning activity and they will produce a one of a kind piece of art that they can be proud to showcase and adorn their walls for a lifetime!

Day 1: History of Collage, types of famous collages, samples, techniques, prompt and theme for creating collages. Create a small collage to take home.

Day 2: Brainstorm and writing/drawing ideas, inventory materials, collect materials to plan for collage, begin developing collage, cutting and prepping for final art piece

Day 3: Each student will create their own collage composition

The Art of Winning Sports Statistics

The success of Moneyball brought sports analysis to the limelight! Can you really determine a team’s advantage based on statistics? Is the home-field advantage a real thing? Does the defense really win championships? In this class you learn about different sports teams'work including fantasy teams. Students will learn about statistics and how to read and understand player and team averages. Analyzing qualitative and quantitative variables to try to determine not only winners, but team or athlete’s performance. The class will mainly focus on football data and how to research past and present data to create predictability. 


The United States has over 41 million people aged five or older who speak Spanish at home, making Spanish the second most spoken language in the United States. Spanish is the most studied language other than English in the United States, with about six million students. With over 40 million native speakers, heritage language speakers, and second-language speakers, the United States has the second largest Spanish-speaking population in the world after Mexico, surpassing Spain itself (Wikipedia)

Are you ready to embark on our Spanish journey? Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, with a projected half a billion people speaking it by 2050. Students will read personal accounts from other Spanish-speaking kids from around the world. Also, through many spoken and written activities, we will engage in vocabulary based themes such as sports & pastimes, ordering food and animals.

Day 1: "Spanish speaking basics." Introduce alphabet and the pronunciation rules. Students will start speaking Spanish the very first day. Introduce grammar with the "subject pronouns."

Day 2: Start with "sports and pastimes" vocabulary. Work with the verb "to like: and play a game of charades while the instructor acts them out and the students will actively participate using this verb and the vocabulary. Start first verb conjugation charts with regular "ar" and "er" verbs. 

Day 3: Cultural tidbit on Mexico. Start with "places in the community" vocabulary and work on the exercises. Then, introduce the animals of the forest and do the exercises. Play "Loteria" (Bingo) for memory. Wrap up!