Students have continued to be involved in creative and active learning. In Science, the younger students were thrilled to start watching season 2 of Camp Cretaceous. They've also built outdoor shelter models and played predator and prey between episodes. Junior high science students are learning about Ecology and factors that affect seed germination. High School scientists are studying Cell Biology and exploring genetics and mutations, while others are studying Earth Science, digging into rock and mineral identification.
In Constitutional Law the focus is on governmental powers and individual rights. The Study of American History focuses on the major social movements that have defined our society. In concert with Black History Month they are examining the Civil Rights Movement and its impact on racial equality and social justice in our time. Film Composition uses film as a catalyst for essay writing. World History students have been investigating the three major eras of history: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern.
Plant Science students have been busy learning how to prune fruit and shade trees, shaping and styling Bonsai trees and learning cloning and propagation techniques. In Computer Science students are creating 3D models and printing them on the 3D printer, creating video games using program logic and coding, computer animation, and developing touch typing skills. In Project Design students are working on creating a quarter mile hiking loop through the desert and planning a wildlife corridor and land rehabilitation effort. One student is also helping to install an underground pipe for an outdoor sink and making repairs to the wood deck outside.
In English Class and Writing Lab students have written poems about winter. They are also working on an advertising project in which they create a new product, design it, describe how it works, create a commercial for the product, then create a Google slides presentation.
Math Groups have been working on the basics of Geometry, reviewing basic operations, using fractions with word problems, solving basic 1 and 2 variable equations, and understanding exponents.
Primary Language Arts students are focusing on our Western and Arizona heritage before Rodeo vacation! Middle level students are reading The Borrowers, and will then be working in art to create miniature bedrooms in cigar boxes, like the bedrooms in the Borrowers. They also recorded themselves reading short books that they wrote.
In Science Fiction Literature the students are jumping into the Red Scare and McCarthyism to prepare for Ray Bradbury's classic Fahrenheit 451.
In Spanish primary students are learning about Pachamama - the goddess of the earth in Incan religion, practicing vocabulary, and waiting for a response to our video-letter to students learning English in Ecuador. Middle level students are creating their own collection of useful food vocabulary, while learning about foods that originated in South America. Junior High, High School and Heritage Spanish classes are learning the geography of Spanish speaking countries. When the geography flash cards come out, the competition heats up as students try to name the country before their classmates.
Current Events has been focusing on environmental news and the changing weather patterns around the world.
Animal Training students are planning and practicing for their end-of-the year performance. Will the chicken play the keyboard? We'll see.
The Art Center is always busy with students making seasonal crafts and projects. One student will be submitting a painting in the University of Arizona's 2021 Art Invitational. Her work will be available on line for viewing.
Kino students and teachers continue to enjoy learning, making friendships, and being part of a caring community.
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