Track J Descriptions

Comic Book Creators

Do you love Comic Books? Can’t wait for the next Comic Con? Do you want to create your own real comic book characters? In this class, students will learn the key phases of how to create a compelling comic book for fans. As students work on designing and producing their personal Comic Book Project for the week, they will also learn about digital arts and computer science.

Becoming Bilingual: Building your Spanish Language Skills

Ever dreamed of traveling to Mexico, South or Central America, or Spain? It is time to start developing the language skills now so communicating in these exciting places will be a breeze!  In this class, students will learn and practice their new language skills through drills and conversation stations. Then begin learning how to develop phrases through the structure and sound of the Spanish language.  The class will learn about various cuisines such as Mexican and Spanish inspired foods and have a taste here and there to describe the flavors using the Spanish vocabulary. Language classes are open to GUPPY’s with any level of language proficiency or previous exposure.

Supplies needed: pencils, scissors, colored pencils, markers, and/or crayons

Euclid's Elements: Creating geometric construction using a compass and a straight edge

According to Wikipedia, Euclid's Elements has been referred to as the most successful and influential textbook ever written. It was one of the very earliest mathematical works to be printed after the invention of the printing press and has been estimated to be second only to the Bible in the number of editions published since the first printing in 1482, the number reaching well over one thousand. For centuries, knowledge of at least part of Euclid's Elements was required of all students. Not until the 20th century, by which time its content was universally taught through other school textbooks, did it cease to be considered something all educated people had read. In Euclid’s Elements the students will explore geometry as the ancient Greeks did; by compass and straight edge. This class will start with an introduction to Euclid’s postulates. From these postulates the class will practice using compass and straight edge to solve various problems involving line segments, polygon constructions, inscriptions, and circumscriptions of shapes.. The students can present their polygon constructions as artwork.