Art/Drawing Through learning to sketch and draw, we practice the 8th Habit. The eighth habit is "Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs." Voice is Covey's code for "unique personal significance." Those who inspire others to find theirs are the leaders needed now and for the future, according to Covey. In 4th grade enrichment group, Art: Sketching and Drawing we use our talent to strengthen our spirit and center our soul. Our creative mind is exercised and allowed to problem solve preparing us to excel in win-win situations. We learn to share our talents and lead others to learn and develop their talents. Through sketching and drawing we learn to add beauty to our world, creating a calm and peaceful environment to live and grow. We also learn to develop our unique personal significance in society by finding where we can contribute our talents.
Engineering These young engineers have a natural curiosity that lends itself to science, technology, math, and engineering. Students build on their innate desire for answers by exploring engineering concepts in a fun, hands-on way. Each time we meet they are challenged by engineering activities from which they can learn and grow as both engineers and leaders. They are learning how engineers lead the way to solve some of the worlds most challenging problems.
Math/Board Games/Puzzles This group builds leadership skills because it allows a student to lead others in playing a game and working together as team. If students do not know how to play or do not understand, one student can stand up and share their knowledge with others and give all of them the chance to have fun, build listening skills and cooperative with one another to achieve their goal.
Science In science enrichment, students will synergize to conduct scientific experiments and participate in design challenges. Students begin with the end in mind by making predictions and put first things first when using many different kinds of materials and tools, change variables, and collect data in order to explore the world around us.
Technology In the fourth grade technology group, we will learn new skills with technology. It is our mission to take these new skills back to our classroom and to teach our teachers and peers. We will be leaders in Google Apps and Digital Citizenship to make our school a friendly technology place.