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ART

Artwork will continue to be uploaded as often as possible to the gallery. Please check there throughout the year to view work done by K-8 students.

K-2 Art

Students in Kindergarten through second grade have art once a week for an hour. We will be reviewing basic concepts such as lines, shapes and colors. Kindergartners will be working on cutting, tracing and gluing skills.

3-5 Art

Students in third through fifth grade have art once a week for an hour and will be exploring a wide variety of materials this year. Students will be creating both 2D and 3D works. All Students in 3-5 will create a clay piece in the second half of the year.

6-8 Art

Middle school students have art once a week for 45 minutes. Projects in middle school tend to be more in depth than in the lower grades so the amount of projects middle school students complete will be less than K-5. Students in middle school have a sketchbook that they keep in the art room. They will have assignments in their sketchbook to complete along with their art projects.


BAND

Jana_rutledge_BandMission Statement

My mission is to provide the Children of the Christ the King Community with the opportunity for musical expression and to develop their God given talents for their enjoyment and God’s praise. My highest goal is to educate and support those students in their endeavor for musical excellence.

Our Band Year Calendar

  • Private Lessons-Once a Week
  • Group Band-Twice a Week
  • Each year students audition and are selected for honor bands in South central Iowa.
  • Sept.-All City Marching Band Festival
  • October/November-All Saints Day Mass
  • November/December-Advent Services
  • December- Christmas Concert
  • February-All City Band Festival
  • March SCIBA Solo & Ensemble Contest
  • March/April- Lenten Services
  • May-Spring Awards Concert

GUIDANCE

Jill_Curry_GuidanceWe are back to school! During the fall I will be concentrating on re-establishing contact with students whom I have seen in the past year and determining how they would like to use the counseling relationship this year. I also hope to begin career awareness education, continue with social skills education with our 3rd graders, and will be involved in the 8th grade classroom with Theology of the Body for Middle School. At CKS this year we are pleased to partner with Child Guidance Center to provide on-site therapy with a licensed therapist on Tuesdays at school. This is a more intense therapy opportunity than might be offered through Guidance Counseling. There is no co-pay for this service, however, Child Guidance will file insurance for the services. Please contact me if you are interested in pursuing this for your child. I will refer to the therapist who will then contact you to set up an initial meeting to discuss services.

Websites of interest:

www.commonsensemedia.org — this is a fantastic site to determine if the content of a movie/videogame/app/book is appropriate for your child. It is very thorough and objective. In addition to the site review of media, reviews from parents and kids are included. I recommend checking this site out…it will help you make an informed choice on when considering what you will allow your child to watch/play/read.


MUSIC

Carliann_Connor_MusicPsalm 33:3 says, “Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.” Music is the expression of praise to our God who truly deserves it! Through study of different styles, eras, and composers of music along with practical application of playing and singing, music class is a time where students can partake in an art that was valuable to many of our ancestors in the faith. Elementary students meet twice a week for 30 minutes, and middle school students once a week for a 45-minute period. Time is focused on meeting the standards of music education and relating them to students’ daily lives at Christ the King.

Kindergarten & 1st Grades

Kindergarten and first grade students are building their experiences with music. The main focus in class right now is learning how to move apporpriatly to different types of music. Students practice keeping a steady beat at the beginning of each class. Right now students are mirroring teacher arm motions to classical music. Students are also exploring ways to move in response to given senerios.

2nd & 3rd Grades

4th & 5th Grades

6th Grade

7th & 8th Grades


PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Pete_Westerkamp_PEBelow, you will find links to the athletic forms required for students to compete in any athletics while at Christ the King. Each form is good for the entire school year. Sports Physicals are good for 13 months.

Dress Code: Grades 6-8 must bring a change of clothes. This includes athletic shorts or sweat pants, as well as a t-shirt or sweat shirt. No tank tops are allowed. Closed-toe shoes with non-marking soles and socks must also be worn. If a student forgets any items, they can borrow a loaner from the lost and found PE box.

Class News

Each class begins with a warm-up activity and stretching routine. In grades K and 1st, Mr. Westerkamp leads stretches. 2nd-5th Grade have Warm-up Leaders each week to lead specific stretches or strength-building exercises. All Middle School classes start with a dynamic warm-up of various activities that are health- or skill-related fitness.

Grades K-2 have just finished up a unit on gymnasium safety and tag games. This week and next, they will be practicing locomotor skills.

Grades 3-5 are beginning the school year with a baseline Fitness Gram assessment. These scores are recorded by the students and kept for the entire year. At the end of each trimester, students will perform the Fitness Gram testing again to see how much they have improved since the last test. The Fitness Gram includes four activities to assess muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. After the baseline testing, they begin a unit on Football skills and Ultimate Football/Frisbee.

Grades 6-8 are also performing their FitnessGram assessments, which will play a crucial role in their trimester grades. Additionally, the middle school students are learning what the two kinds of fitness are, and what those areas of fitness include. Ultimate Football/Frisbee is the current unit for Middle School following their baseline testing. Click Here to see expectations and grading criteria for middle school students. Need to make up points for a PE absence or excuse from participation?

Links

Athletic Forms


READING RESOURCE

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TECHNOLOGY CLASS

Sara_Hazel_TechnologyIn Middle School Technology we are exploring Google Apps.  All middle school students have an e-mail address.  I have given them assignments that have explored their email inbox and Google calendars.  I will be teaching them how to use Google Docs in the next 6 to 8 weeks.

In 4th and 5th grade technology we are exploring many elements of a word document.  We will be working on this for the next 4 to 6 weeks.

iPods Apps

Preschool or Kindergarten

  • iWriteWords (Handwriting Game)
  • Paint Spartkles Draw – my first colors HD!
  • Sid’s Science Fair
  • Super WHY!
  • Super WHY Alpha Boost!
  • Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parent Magazine
  • Clifford’s BE BIG with Words
  • Grover’s Number Special
  • Kid’s First Bible by StoryBoy
  • Monkey Math School Sunshine
  • Read Me Stories – Children’s books

First Grade

  • Paint Spartkles Draw – my first colors HD!
  • Sid’s Science Fair
  • Super WHY!
  • Super WHY Alpha Boost!
  • Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parent Magazine
  • Clifford’s BE BIG with Words
  • Grover’s Number Special
  • Kid’s First Bible by StoryBoy
  • LazyTown Smoothie Maker
  • This Is My Story (And I’m Sticking To It) * Kindergarten could use this also
  • Phonics Tic-Tac-Toe Interactive Game * Kindergarten could use this also
  • Awesome Addition * Kindergarten could use this also
  • Awesome Subtraction * Kindergarten could use this also
  • Happi Spells – Crossword Puzzles for Kids by Happi Papi
  • Read Me Stories – Children’s books

Second Grade

  • WordSearch Kids