In art we have been getting our festive groove on! We have worked with different textures and materials to complete candy corn, pumpkin silhouettes, and fall decorations for the fall festival. Middle school has been busy working in our rotational models and completing time on-task each week. We have had fun at horse therapy and with festive activities. Our teacher made us a jello brain to preform brain surgery on!
The High School 3 class is full of personality, spirit and curiosity. The students have been hard at work, tackling subject matter such as Biology, US History, Algebra, English, and our elective Art Appreciation. After handling business all week long, the students came together and played board games. This allows them to let loose in a positive matter. Teachers and staff are very proud of the excellent work these students have produced!
Students from our high school program had an opportunity to tour ASU’s West Campus. Students were guided throughout the campus by current ASU students and were able to learn about all of the opportunities afforded to ASU students. Aurora Day School’s potential future ASU scholars toured the library with its many resources, the fitness center with its wide variety of activities, and heard all about the many on-campus activities available to students and the community at large. Students were excited to hear that enrollment afforded them access to all campuses through ASU’s free shuttle service. Students had the opportunity [...]
November started off with a bang, with High School classes going to the Construction Career Day at the Papago National Guard Training Base. Our students were able to explore various careers in construction and heavy machinery. Students were able to operate diggers, welding equipment, and many other construction tools. Students also built wooden bird houses and completed circuit boards along-side trained professionals.
After reading a story, junior high students worked as a team answering comprehension questions, finding main idea and writing a summary of the story. Mr. Vela is having fun with the students playing a game of hang-man as an engaging activity to practice the vocabulary for the spelling test that the students have each Friday. Great job Jr. High!
Middle school has been practicing the rotational model in language arts and math. We are using fun alternatives like matching games and sentence building. In science we have started to construct a solar system using foil, paint, and wire hangers! We also took a trip to horse therapy and have had fun participating in group therapy with our school counselor! In art we have used our creativity to combine our individual art pieces as a unit. We designed a school puzzle that demonstrates each one of our unique art capabilities. We did a fun activity where we decorated Marvel [...]
The students in Elementary continued to work hard during the month of September. We are growing academically through our classroom rotations and growing closer as friends through social skills time. The students are currently learning about the sun and moon. Elementary students also were able to go to horse therapy for the 1st time this year. Anxiety was a bit high but our students were able to overcome and stepped up and rode a horse for the first time! We are so excited to keep learning and growing together.
Jada Jada has demonstrated exemplary behavior both in and out of the classroom. She has served as a volunteer for several projects; attendance clerk, mentoring a non-verbal peer, St. Mary's Food Bank, horse therapy and multiple other activities. She is an excellent participant in classroom rotations and shows initiative by starting new assignments on her own. Jada continues to improve every day and strives to become better with both her behavior and academics. Way to go Jada! Amber Amber was nominated for student of the month in August for her hard work in the classroom. [...]