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SPANISH

 

The teaching of Español expands students’ limit by exposing them to the richness of another language and culture. Spanish is introduced in  Pre-K and continues through the elementary levels getting more intensive in 5th and 6th grade. The program utilized thematic lessons to incorporate music, role-playing, reading and writing to accommodate to the different learning styles. Over the years the focus is on developing conversation skills, building vocabulary and learning the grammar. K to 4th focus on basic vocabulary and simple dialogs. 5th and 6th focus on more complex dialogs and grammar rules and verbs.

MUSIC

 

The music program at SJS allows students an opportunity to showcase their talents, creativity, and communication skills.  The goal of the program is to give every child a chance to succeed in music.  This is accomplished by providing a wide variety of activities that will expand their musical knowledge.  

In music class, students will be exposed to array of activities which include: 
-Singing
-Music & Movement activities and games
-Playing classroom instruments
-Learning about steady beat, rhythms, note values & rests
-Topics in music theory like note reading, time signature, & key signature
-Learning about instruments of the band & orchestra
-Learning about famous musicians & composers
 

Also, students in grades 3-6 have the opportunity to sing with the SJS Choir.  Students in grades 4-6 have the chance to join the SJS Band (info about these ensembles has gone out, please contact Mr. Pope with any questions).

STEM

 

STEM K
Science Tools, Five Senses
MA STEM Challenge: Math Games inspired by the New England Aquarium
Physical Science, Weather and Habitats
Community Helpers
Coding and Electronics

STEM 1
Energy
MA STEM Challenge: Math Games inspired by the New England Aquarium
Earth Changes
Materials and Their Uses
Coding and Electronics

STEM 2
Parachute Drop
Engineering Design Process
MA STEM Challenge: Math Games inspired by the New England Aquarium
Plant and Animal Parts
Earth's Surface
Coding and Electronics

STEM 3
The Water Cycle
Weather and Climate
MA STEM Challenge: Math Games inspired by the New England Aquarium
Force and Motion
Air-Powered Car
Coding and Electronics

STEM 4
Laws of Motion
Marble Mazes, Marble Runs
MA STEM Challenge: Math Games inspired by the New England Aquarium
Energy, Matter and Natural Resources
Environmental Engineering Challenge: Water Filters
Sound and Light Waves
Scratch Coding
Circuits and Electronics

STEM 5
The Earth, Moon and Stars
Paper Rockets
MA STEM Challenge: Helping Persons with Paralysis using Human-Centered Design
Ecosystems
Breakout EDU
Earth Systems and System Models
Toy Invention with the Engineering Design Process
Scratch Coding and Simulation
Electronics and Robotics

STEM 6
Our Solar System
Paper Rockets
MA STEM Challenge: Helping Persons with Paralysis using Human-Centered Design
Matter and Energy
Breakout EDU
Plants and Animals
Engineering and Entrepreneurship
Introduction to programming with Python
Electronics and Robotics