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Rotation Classes Explore Fun

posted Sep 4, 2016, 12:02 PM by Scott Frizzell   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 12:09 PM ]
The first week of school, students signed up for a rotation class, ranking their first through last choices. On September 1st, students officially began their rotation classes, which are short, fun classes that meet in five homerooms throughout the quarter. These classes are taught by middle school faculty or member are the Harding family, who want to share one of their passions with students. In Baking, Mrs. Jenna King taught a group of 10 students how to make thumb-print cookies. The students made a whole pan with a partner, and then were able to share their creations at lunch. In Frisbee Golf, Ms. Amy Murphy's group of 15 learned proper throwing technique as well as the rules of frisbee golf. Then, they went out on the football field to see who can launch the furthest. Monterius W. won with a toss of over 70 yards. Mrs. Ashley Frizzell's Photography class began learning the basics of shooting in manual with DSLR cameras, before heading outside for some practice. Dr. Tim Stafford's Wood Shop and Mrs. Lori Arnett's gardening rotations will be working together to begin a transformation of our middle school outdoors space. Those rotations met with Mrs. Jenny Farrell from Shades of Color landscaping to learn some important basics. Students in Dr. Stafford's and Mrs. Arnett's rotations will be drawing up proposals for the new middle school space, with the entire combined rotations beginning the installation of the winning proposal. Many students are also excited about what's to come, from planting a garden, to writing a complete story in Mr. Cunningham's Creative Writing class, to a fishing morning trip with Coach Allen's Fishing class. Other rotations are Basketball, Silent Sustained Reading, and Nutrition. Finally, in addition to their choice classes, students will also rotation through classes designed to help develop strong study skills, build Godly character, and learn test-taking strategies. We excitedly await our next rotation class day to see what our students work up.