LeAp Schedule for the 2016-2017 School Year
Last Updated 9/13
LeAp Activity Descriptions (2016-2017 School Year)
Beginner Students will use use Ipad apps and Block Codes to make their own games. They may also use programs such as Hopscotch and Tinkercad to create 3D designs.
Students will develop their writing skills submit entries to class blog and publish their own book of works.Want to be an author? Are your fingers itching to write poetry or prose? Creative Writing is a class where you can put your writing to test, have fun, and make great friends!
Advanced Creative Writing
Students who have taken a previous LeAp creative writing class are invited to join the advanced class where more time will be given for students to work on self-directed creative writing projects, with one-on-one feedback sessions with Ms. Buckley, the instructor. There will also be entire classes dedicated to learning the art of workshopping and giving constructive feedback to other students. Near the end of the year, students will have an opportunity to develop their stories and poems into short videos. Note: This course is recommended for returning students who have already taken a LeAp Creative Writing class.
Drum and Dance Team
Funmilayo teaches her unique cardio dance workout based on fusion of Congolese, Latin, and Caribbean dance styles. Students of all levels of fitness receive an optimal work-out through intuitive, easy to learn movements and gradual increase in cardio training to dynamic music with live drumming. Participants will also learn drumming.
In fitness students will learn strength and cardio exercises that can be practiced anywhere. They will learn what muscles are being used when exercising and how to strengthen and stretch those muscle for optimum performance.
They will learn circuit and interval training, how to excel in running, kick boxing, nutrition, and how to avoid or work with an injury.
Students will also participate in group sports like basketball, kickball, soccer and dodgeball.
This class is open to students of all fitness levels.
Girl talk is a leadership class for middle school girls to discuss topics focused on important issues that effect girls. The girls will work on presentations and a girl leadership conference.
Minecraft students will make their own Minecraft movies. Students who have a basic knowledge of Minecraft will be able to create fascinating and exciting projects in their own Minecraft worlds.
-Sustainable Worlds: Eco Villages with farms, animals and Renewable energy sources.
-Stunning Modern Architectural and Green Design.
-Farms and Greenhouse
-Passive solar usage
-Building circular home
-Hilarious Minecraft Rides
Speech and Debate
This course provides instruction and practice in the art of public speaking, with an emphasis on debate. Students train to compete in tournaments in the events of Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate (a type of team debate), Extemporaneous Speaking (impromptu speeches analyzing current events), and Model Congress. Most of the course focuses on the in-class debating of major political and ethical issues. Students are taught case-writing, rebuttals, cross-examination skills, analytical thinking, and political and moral philosophy.
Yoga & Meditation
In yoga we will practice flow (vinyasa) yoga where practitioners move fluidly from one pose to another combined with holding and exploring individual poses. We will focus on using yoga for coping with stress and using the practice to enhance concentration and energy. Students will learn proper alignment of the poses, breathing techniques, inversions, balancing poses, arm balances, standing and seated poses. All classes end with a reclined relaxation and seated meditation.