Clifford School Enrichment Opportunities
Kindergarten - Comet Time Cycles is a pilot program for kindergarten which will be implemented from February through June. The cycles will provide opportunities for students to participate in thematic lessons and activities for topics such as Reader's Theater, Oceanic Life, Space Exploration, and Technology Tools.
Kindergarten Music Enrichment
is presented to all kindergarten students. Classroom lessons are held with a certified music teacher about once every 3 weeks. Students
that include singing, dancing, and playing instruments with a theme of Citizenship and Patriot Music.
Stratton Enrichment Opportunities for Students:
- Individual Classroom Differentiation
- Weekly Comet Time
- Enrichment Music, Art, Technology
- Adaptive PE, Music, Art
- Drama Club - 2nd Grade
- Circle of Friends
- After School Comet Clubs
Stratton Comet Time 2016-17
Each spring and summer, the Stratton Staff explores creative new ways to tweak the schedule in order to maximize and improve instructional time for our students, as well as make it as efficient as possible. This is especially important for our at-risk learners, and students that would benefit from additional enrichment in a particular skill or interest area. This year, we have an opportunity to provide that for our students through a new pilot program initiative called Comet Time. Our Comet Time block has been embedded into the daily schedule during 9th period (2:18-2:58) each day. Through some creative planning, our teachers will devote this time to both support and enrich all of our students. Some of the innovative programs that our teachers will introduce and explore with the students this school year are:
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)
Science Labs and Data Collection
Social Studies Research Projects
Yoga for the Body and Mind
Social Skills, Self Help and Citizenship
Physical Movement, Fitness and Dance
Healthy Habits and Personal Wellness
Music and Art Enrichment
Technology Skills using ipads and Google
Process Writing Activities and Publishing
Puzzles, Games and Riddles
Speaking and Listening Skills
Team and Collaboration Building Skills
- World Cultures and Language
Harker School Enrichment Opportunities
Comet Time is an acronym for Curriculum Opportunities in Math, ELA, and Technology that supports the Response to Intervention process and encompasses Tiers 1-3. The forty minute period provides flexibility to support and enrich students based on their individual needs as evidenced through teacher progress monitoring.
Comet Time Rotations is a pilot program involving three classes in grades 3-5 that will provide opportunities for advanced math, creative writing, and supplemental enrichment for forty minutes two times per week.
Enrichment World Language: Students in Enrichment World Language will use interactive notebooks to apply vocabulary at the conversational level.
Enrichment Art: Students in Enrichment Art will focus on a specific cultures and will study art forms from the culture aligned to the multiculturalism and world culture theme in art.
Enrichment Art students will
focus on art from Mexico and will create both 2D and 3D art forms based on cultural traditions. Some examples of the art forms that will be created are: Oaxacan animal carvings, clay Talaveras and Huichol weavings.
Enrichment Art students will focus on the arts of Africa and will create both 2D and 3D art forms based upon cultural traditions. Some examples of the art forms that will be created are: Djembe drums, Kente cloth, and masks.
grade Enrichment Art students will focus on Native American, American craft/folk arts, and Alaskan cultural traditions and will create 2D and 3D art forms. Some examples of the art forms that will be created are: Pacific Northwest totems, Inuit carvings, American Folk Art applique and quilts.
Third grade Enrichment Music students will
more advanced musical activities
singing, playing instruments and playing musical games.