Coming Soon: Spanish Heritage Night

Spanish Heritage Night is a time honored tradition at East Lake Academy.  Every year during Catholic Schools Week, the 4th -8th grade Spanish classes take time to demonstrate their language skills.  This year will be just as entertaining as years past.  The 8th grade has a fun and entertaining skit planned and their finale will send them off to high school with many memories.  The 7th grade has some tricks up their sleeves which will make everyone laugh.  Sixth grade decided to put a fresh ..

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Daily Works of Mercy

Inspired by the Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy, the fourth grade class at East Lake Academy has been completing daily works of mercy.  Every month, the students focus on a different work of mercy.  For example, in September, our focus was on forgiving offenses.  Other months have included baring wrongs patiently, praying for the living and the dead, clothing the naked, and sheltering the homeless.  The fourth graders keep track of their works of mercy by sharing what they have done with th..

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News from the 4th and 5th Grade Field Trip to the Challenger Center

Enjoy the newsletter from Mrs. Beattie and Mrs. Biasco.mrs-beattie-4th-5th-grade-field-trip

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4th Grade News

Fourth grade is the year when our students learn about the United States of America. As an extension of this, each student was assigned a national park to research. They began by writing a formal letter to their assigned national park, requesting information for their report. After receiving maps, books, etc. from the park, the research began. Along with the packet received from the park, students used library books and the internet to gather all they needed to create a report. Each report inclu..

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Spanish 4th – 8th Grade | 2016 National Spanish Exam

Señora González has done it yet again!  Congratulations to our middle school students, who attained national recognition for their excellent performance on the 2016 National Spanish Exam. Of the 36 East Lake Middle School students who took part in this year’s National Spanish Exam, 35 placed in the Honorable Mention level or above, which equates to  97.2%!  This year, ELA students earned a total of 8 gold, 14 silver, and 9 bronze medals, along with 4 honorable mentions.  “Attaining a ..

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Spanish 4th – 8th Grade | 7th Annual Spanish Heritage Night

“Hay que aprender” or “We have to learn” was the final song of the 7th Annual Spanish Heritage Night at East Lake Academy. Sung by the Class of 2016, this new twist to Queen’s familiar tune “Another One Bites the Dust” described the trials of being a busy student. Before the Finale, the 8th grade presented their version of “La voz en español”. Performances included entertaining versions of many popular songs and of course, special appearances by “guest judges” from the “..

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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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4th Grade

In the fourth grade, we use literature circles during our novel studies to encourage thoughtful discussion and a love of reading in our students.  We do this by assigning each student in a small group a role; Artful Artist, Discussion Director, Passage Picker, or Word Finder.  The students then read the required chapter on their own, and complete their role sheet.  For example, the Passage Picker will choose several paragraphs from the chapter that they feel are worth sharing and discussing w..

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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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Spanish 4th-8th Grade

Hola! ¡Buenos días! ịBuenas tardes! are just some of the ways that the 4th -8th grade students greet each other and me, as they walk into Spanish class. Excitement and curiosity are always in the air.Fourth and fifth grades continue to travel to various Latin-American countries using the Descubre textbook series by Santillana USA. They learn new vocabulary and verb conjugations all while exploring different cultures. So far we have visited Nicaragua, Bolivia, Spain and Paraguay.Besides trans..

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4th – 5th Grade

This October, the 4th and 5th grade classes had an exciting field trip to Challenger Learning Center in Wadsworth. After exploring the Solar System in their Star Lab, students participated in a simulated space mission. Students were required to perform hands-on science experiments and team building activities in order to conclude their mission successfully. Everyone had the opportunity to participate on one of eight teams including Communication, Data, Navigation, Medical, Remote, Life Support, ..

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