East Lake Academy

A Private PreK Through 8 Catholic Academy

Up To The Challenge

Our Third Grade’s first half of the year was highlighted by their enthusiastic, Egyptian interpretation at the Christmas Pageant. Not only did they know their parts, but their personalities shown through and they were all stars of the show. In Writing Composition, we learned the correct form for writing a letter. Before Christmas Break, each student chose someone whose day could be made better by getting a letter in the mail. Christmas was extra special for grandparents, family members, and in..

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3rd Grade News

The 3rd Grade is filled with brilliant inventors. When tasked to solve a problem they wasted no time coming up with solutions that would be wonderful to see in the near future. Benjamin Franklin has nothing on this class!Connor Carreira invented the Water with Your Doggy, which is a self-refilling water bowl for your dog. Your dog will never be parched again!Everett DeLeon invented Sprinkle and Sprout. It is an App that waters your plants while you’re gone. Your plants can thrive when you’re..

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Preschool-3rd Grade Spanish

On April 21st, East Lake Academy celebrated Spanish Heritage Day with performances from the students in the Preschool 3 year old program through 3rd grade. Their performances were not only memorable, but they brought one grandmother visiting from her native country of Colombia to joyful tears. She expressed her gratitude for a program that not only teaches her grandchild her native Spanish tongue, but also instills a love and appreciation for the many facets of her culture. Love and appreciation..

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Physical Education

At the start of the New Year the students were introduced to volleyball and badminton. The volleyball skills we have covered include:  Underarm pass (bump), underarm serve, overarm serve, setting, and blocking and spiking the ball over the net.  As students develop and refine their skills they will participate in volleyball games to reinforce the skills taught. Students will partake in games such as:  Newcomb, Radiball, King & Queen of the Court, Sideline Volleyball, and Six on Six.  Stu..

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Art: Preschool-8th Grade

 Third grade students are currently working on a collage based off  Pablo Picasso’s artwork Three Musicians . Picasso was one of the artists who coined the term collage in the beginning of the 20th century and it still is a popular art term used today! Each student draws a musical instrument  while incorporating a variety of art materials.  The students in fourth grade are learning about Marc Chagall’s stained glass windows. In their project, students are assigned to color with markers ..

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3rd Grade News

The most exciting thing we have recently been doing in 3rd Grade is observing and experimenting in Science. Through inquiry and trial and error, students learn so much more than reading a book or watching a PowerPoint. The unit we are currently in has to do with plants and how they grow. Each student made a hypothesis about whether or not a seed would be able to grow without water. Our independent variable was sunlight (stays the same) and the dependent variable was water (changes). Could lima ..

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Syncing the ELA Calendar

Why Sync?While it can be common for people to copy, download, print and import calendars, none of these processes offers the real-time benefit of syncing. Once you sync to one or more of East Lake Academy’s calendars, updates and additions to those calendars are automatically reflected within your calendar system.  Click on the PDF below for easy to follow instructions.Google Calendar Syncing Instructions

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Lake Forest Leader Year in Review 2015

Lake Forest Leader Year in Review 2015:“I remember the first time I gave a chapter to test our now current eighth grade students," recalls Sra. Marianela Gonzalez, 4 - 8 grade Spanish teacher at East Lake Academy.  "They were distraught by how challenging it was.  There were tears and stunned faces.  Today, many of those same students are completing the second semester of high school Spanish and face any challenges confidently."  In the 8 years since the introduction of a new curriculum at..

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Physical Education

Middle SchoolIt's basketball time at East Lake Academy, and as we prepare for our upcoming basketball season, middle school students will be participating in a basketball unit for the next three weeks. The primary focus of this program is to help students refine their basic skills including: dribbling, passing and shooting, practicing taking free throws and lay-ups to the hoop, and improving offensive and defensive techniques. In addition students will participate in drills to polish these cruci..

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3rd Grade News

When I asked a third grader what they were excited about in 3rd grade, they told me, “This year we get Math textbooks!” and I couldn’t have been more thrilled with their response.  Everyday, 3rd Graders start out with 100 math facts. This repetition insures a solid Math foundation, which lessens Math anxiety. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are the cornerstones of every Math student’s career. This comes as no surprise to athletes and musicians who can’t advance unl..

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Preschool-3rd Grade Spanish

Spanish is a core subject at East Lake Academy, which in itself sets us apart from most other schools. However, it is our approach to teaching the language that makes us truly unique, and it all begins in our Preschool program where the children are exposed to conversational Spanish through song and play. Now in our ninth week of school, our kindergarteners are successfully reading in Spanish, first graders are conjugating verbs,second graders are writing their own original sentences, and third ..

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