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Grades Class will be offered toClass Name TeacherLocationVolunteer/sClass Description (two or three sentences directed towards the students)Class MaximumSpecial Room or Equipment needed (in any)Notes to Melinda Stewart
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1 and 23 - 5SwimmingMr. D and Carly WallOff Site 20th Street Recreation CenterSwim like a fish. Float like a butterfly. Sting like a manta ray. Come swim with Mr. D and Ms. Carly. We will walk to the Glenarm Recreation Center for a splash in the pool. To be in this class, you must have a signed permission slip from your parents before going to the pool. NOTE: This is DOUBLE elective.20
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2k-5Bread Making Treasure Tannery and AssistantsCafeteriaTodd Thorn, Jacob LichtBreadmaking: Put on your chef's hat and come make bread dough that you can take home to bake and eat! Yum! 20Deja and Vanessa will assist
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13-5Introduction to Lego RoboticsChristopher DunnComputer LabWant to build a robot?? We'll use LEGO Mindstorms to build and program a robot to do fun and amazing things. If you've never had experience programming LEGO Ev3 robots, this is the class for you!12
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24-5Advanced Lego RoboticsChristopher DunnComputer LabYou've built the robots, you've done programming, and now you're ready to take your skills TO THE NEXT LEVEL! Build advanced LEGO Ev3 robots, compete against other teams and learn amazing tricks and tips of programming.12
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23 - 5Pokemon Battle FrontierJanet HajekRoom 201Put your Pokemon Cards to the test! You'll learn how to put decks together and battle your friends in the Pokemon Battle Frontier. Bring your own cards or borrow ours. NO TRADING! 12
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1k-2Viral Dance PartyDance ExplorationRoom 207Learn the dances from the popular Youtube Crazes- Gagnam Style, Whip and Nae Nae, Thriller, What Does the Fox Say, and more! Create your own new and hip viral dance. 15
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2k-2B-Boy/B-Girl Hip HopDance ExplorationRoom 207Learn how to breakdance like the dancers on SYTYCD and America's Best Dance Crew modern urban street styles of hip hop!15Room to Dance
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11-5 Chess AMr. NicholsLibrary - backHave you ever wanted to learn to play chess or do you just want time to challenge your friends to improve your play? This class will give you the chance to play one of your favorite games and have fun! This class is for beginners as well as experienced players.12library
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12-5Honor ChoirMrs. KielmeyerAuditoriumEnd every week on a great note! Come sing, play music games and make beautiful music with Mrs. Kielmeyer. This is a two quarter elective so we can practice for the St. Patrick's Day assembly and Spring Celebration concerts.60auditorium
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1k-5Boom! Whackers!Nick GolderRoom 115Rock-n-Rhythm - Learn the basics of music and then rock out as a group! We'll be teaching Boomwhackers music tubes and general music application.16
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2k-5Drama/ImprovNick GolderRoom 115Learn to think on your feet with Improv and improve your public speaking. In this class we will play improv games and read theater scenes. Students will be able to break out of their shell and learn how to think on their feet while performing in front of fellow class mates. 16Assign a mix of K-5 for variety
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1 and 22-5History of Video GamesCoach Brown Room 113Do you love video games old and new? Come join us for history, discussion, stories from inside the industry, and of course plenty of hands on game time as we explore systems such as the Atari, the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Sega Genesis, early PC games and more! NOTE: This is a DOUBLE elective.20TV cart both blocks, and a room with a Promethean Will take 2nd graders who need homes, will go to 22.
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21-3Tech GamesMrs. YamadaRoom 119Come play interactive games on the computer and Promethean Board! You may choose from math, social studies and reading games.15will go to 20
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13-5School NewspaperMs. Annie and Kirsten BarnardRoom 203Kirsten BarnardNew this year, let's create a school newspaper. We'll report on all the exciting events occuring at school. Students will write, layout and publish the newspaper. Please note this elective is for 2 quarters. You will be helping create the newspaper until the end of the year.15 Assistant Kirsten Barnhard
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1k-5Student CouncilLisa Strassburger and Haley FigueroaRoom 119Be a leader, join Student Council! This quarter, we will be selecting and leading a school-wide community service project. Students will be able to help others in our community by raising money for a great cause and raising awareness about the organization's mission. 25
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1k-5Abstract ArtSarah TunebergTables Outside KG ClassroomWe'll look at the work of abstract artists including Mondrian, Rothko, Pollock and use what we learn as inspiration for our own work. 10
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2k-5Share the LoveSarah TunebergTables Outside KG ClassroomWe'll use fabric, washi tape, paper, shrinky dinks, and all sorts of fun supplies to make gifts for the people we love. 10
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1K-1For the Love of ScienceMs. CheaArt Room Do you often ask your self the what if question? Do you like to get a little messy? Then this class is for you. We will explore science and use the what if question to explore the mystery of science.8Art Room
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21-5 Chess BMs. RuthLibrary - backHave you ever wanted to learn to play chess or do you just want time to challenge your friends to improve your play? This class will give you the chance to play one of your favorite games and have fun! This class is for beginners as well as experienced players.14library
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12-5Pokemon Battle FrontierCaitlin PorterCafeteriaPut your Pokemon Cards to the test! You'll learn how to put decks together and battle your friends in the Pokemon Battle Frontier. Bring your own cards or borrow ours. NO TRADING!10
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22-5Free ReadCaitlin PorterLibrary - frontCome hang out and read!!! Have a little bit of quiet time at the end of your week. Bring your own book. 15
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24-5Kids RockMrs. KielmeyerAuditoriumAre you ready to rock? Come join Mrs. Kielmeyer to play modern band instruments including guitar, electric bass, keyboard, drum set and vocals. We will play rock, pop, funk, reggae, and blues style songs that you know or have heard on the radio. Beginners and experienced rockers welcome. 18will go to 20, no less than 6
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13-5Intro to 3d PrintingDevon CoxRoom 209Raul GalangWant to make, design something and then print it out in 3d? Students will design and print a small 3d object (any kind of object, subject to limitations of the 3d printing process and printer). Topics will include: creating a 3d model from scratch, modifying an existing 3d model, introduction to 3d modeling on tinkercad, and how 3d printers work. 15Chromebookswill need to buy 2 or 3 spools of filament - I'll donate half as before, balance should be ~$40 (that's for both intro and intermediate)
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Both3-5Intermediate 3d PrintingDevon CoxRoom 209Rul GalangThis is for those who have already taken the intro class. We will be scanning objects in to a 3d model, modifying them, and printing them. You can also focus on a single 3d model and work on it over the course of multiple classes and have it printed large and in high quality. If there is interest, we will also work on scanning students' faces and creating a 3d model based on the scans (and then printing them of course)!
********Important Note******* If you sign up for this class you are committing to helping the students in the intro class during the 1st hour as their mentor. I expect it will involve tutoring them for about 10 -20 minutes each 1st session, with the remainder of the 1st session and the rest of the 2nd session available to work on your own projects. NOTE: This is a DOUBLE elective.
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2k-5Upcycled ArtMichelle MacRoneArt RoomJamie PalmerUse your creativity to make art and other cool stuff out of everyday junk and found materials.12Art Room
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1k-1Imagination PlaygroundMichelle MacRoneRoom 103Jamie PalmerUse the giant, loose Playground blocks (cubes, bricks, cogs, curves, cylinders, etc) to set your imagination free!! Create and design your own inventions, environments and activities with the others in the group. Complete challenges; make things (animals, rocket ships, robots...) or places (houses, cities, factories...); or come up with new games to play. Most of all, have fun!10Gym or large roomWill go to 12 if needed
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1k-2Animal AdventuresKyle Warner (DFL)Room 117 Animal Adventures includes games an interactive lessons thatwil l help you learn about all aspects of pets from dog safety through the difference between pets and wild animals.10Some games require powerpoint
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23-5Animal AdventuresKyle Warner (DFL)Room 117 Animal Adventures includes games an interactive lessons thatwil l help you learn about all aspects of pets from dog safety through the difference between pets and wild animals.12Some games require powerpoint
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13-5WeavingMrs. AxtLibrary - frontJoin us as we learn to weave and create fabulous bookmarks to give as gifts to family and friends!12
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1k-2Puppet TheaterMrs. Rogers and DireRoom 116Choose a play based on children's literature and make it come alive in a puppet show. You'll create a puppet and work with your group to design your puppet theater. 25
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12-5 Fencing for FunCalob PerryGymFun with swords. Learn to fence. Learn how to score on your opponent with footwork and bladework. A lot more fun than X-box, do it for real.10Gym
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22-5Fencing for FunCalob PerryGymFun with swords. Learn to fence. Learn how to score on your opponent with footwork and bladework. A lot more fun than X-box, do it for real.10Gym
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2k-1Math and Science GamesMs. MalanRoom 118Come explore the world of math and science with hands on games and experiments!10will go to 12
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11-2Art MagicJo DuranceauTeacher's LoungeExplore the magic of creating illusions in art. Devise art tricks of disappearing shapes and dancing colors. Discover Op Art (optical art) paintings that magically appear to move. Design secret hidden pictures and clues. Create super realism to "fool the eye", known in French as trompe l’oeil and an imaginary landscape puzzle. Learn about optics or how the human eye sees and why certain shapes and colors appear magically.10
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23-5Art MagicJo DuranceauTeacher's LoungeExplore the magic of creating illusions in art. Devise art tricks of disappearing shapes and dancing colors. Discover Op Art (optical art) paintings that magically appear to move. Design secret hidden pictures and clues. Create super realism to "fool the eye", known in French as trompe l’oeil and an imaginary landscape puzzle. Learn about optics or how the human eye sees and why certain shapes and colors appear magically.10
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2K-5Kindness NinjasBrooke Jones and Allison PetterssonRoom 116Secretly (or not so secretly) surprise your friends, classmates, teachers and community with random acts of kindness!
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23-5CryptologyMrs. WagnerRoom 114Do you love to spy? Do you like trying to break codes, or perhaps you even have created your own secret code? If so, then this is the elective for you! Cryptology is the art of writing and solving codes. We'll learn how to solve popular types of codes, design our own codes, and practice writing secret messages using invisible ink.  12Mrs. Wagner's room
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Both1-5Digistars Make-A-Movie Workshop!Jason NatzkeAnimation StudioCome make Claymation movies during Friday afternoon electives at school with professional filmmakers! Stop motion animation allows us to turn almost any story into the movie of your dreams with crazy characters and elaborate sets that you design, build and decorate! This class includes advanced filmmaking techniques and insider secrets to mastering digital storytelling. Do it all: write, direct, film, and edit your movie into a spectacular masterpiece that you’ll be able to keep and share.12Same room as last time. Thanks!
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14-5Intro to CodingTony ReynoldsRoom 114Learn how to write "real" computer software! We'll learn about how websites and computer games work and how to use computers to solve problems for us. You'll have a real working computer program by the end that you can share with anybody.12Chromebooks or computer lab, Promethean Board
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21Destination ImaginationChristina JalalyRoom 103This Class is specifically for these 6 students to complete their project Paxton Jalaly, Siena Oomkes, Evan Cypers, Ava Palmer, Abbot Bacon, Conrad Livingston6
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14-5Stage ActingBrenda HoskinsRoom 118Now that our playwrights have written their play, we need some actors to perform it! We need students who LOVE TO ACT in front of an audience. We will be rehearsing for first hour elective for the THIRD AND FOURTH ELECTIVE QUARTERS. Yes, this means if you choose ACTING, you need to commit your first hour for the next two elective quarters. We will have a performance at the end of the fourth quarter. We will not have auditions, but our requirements are: ATTEND REHEARSALS - A car does not run on three wheels. Likewise, we cannot rehearse without a full cast. Be prepared to memorize lines. Be serious about our rehearsal process. And be prepared to have fun and enjoy the rehearsal process!12The stage or a big room.
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23-5Trivia ExtravaganzaChris Ottele and Jason BatchelorRoom 203Do you like trivia? Join us for a weekly team competition on kid friendly topics.15
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Both3-5Say it with DanceRe Gupta (Girls Inc. Metro Denver)Music RoomDance as communication, leadership, and community connection. We will examine hip hop, vernacular jazz, and other cultural &social dances as a way of interaction and folkloric history, instead of focusing on performance. Then, those concepts will be utilized to build better collaboration skills, socioemotional literacy, and just plain have fun expressing what words cannot!17space to move easily, ability to project or screen visuals (promethean, projector, tv) remind students to dress comfortably and with sneakers, for this class. the easier they can move, the more they will get out of the experience :)
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1K-2Magic School BusMs. HeilbronRoom 201Do you like science? Each week we will watch a different Magic School Bus video and express what we have learned through creating art.15
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1K-2Mixed Media LandscapesThe Art GarageRoom 205Artists throughout time have drawn wonder and inspiration from the landscapes around them! In this class, students will examine differing terrains and create beautiful mixed media artworks inspired by them! Young artists will use pastels, watercolor, acrylic paints and collage materials and will learn about different elements of art including color, texture, line and shape.15Sink
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2K-2Mixed Media LandscapesThe Art GarageRoom 205Artists throughout time have drawn wonder and inspiration from the landscapes around them! In this class, students will examine differing terrains and create beautiful mixed media artworks inspired by them! Young artists will use pastels, watercolor, acrylic paints and collage materials and will learn about different elements of art including color, texture, line and shape.15Sink
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22-5Sign Language AdventureJessica MartinRoom 103Learn a new language - with your hands! In this class, we will learn a wide variety of signs and symbols that will allow you to communicate with friends who may have speech or hearing difficulties - or maybe just send silent messages across the classroom to your pals! Each week will have a different theme. Songs, pictures and art projects will be offered along with group instruction to teach and reinforce the signs learned. Fun and easy to learn! 10classroom
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25Magnificent YouMolly Kirschling and Mary BrownRoom 205Learn how to care for your hair, face, nails, skin and feet so that your outer appearance reflects your inner splendor!15
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