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Music

musicinsturmentsMusic at Eagle Christian Academy is an exciting class. I strive for each child to come away from my classroom feeling like they have learned something new and enjoyed themselves each day. We explore different types of music through song, dance, instruments, and videos. Videos allow us to view other cultures without leaving Waco. I want the children to have a basic understanding of music in my classroom. The Pre-Kindergarten children begin learning about steady beat through movement and song. Once the children are in 6th grade, we are learning how to read music. I believe children learn best by fully experiencing the music through enjoyment. I also want the children in my class to understand why we sing. We sing for the glory of God! Psalm 96 1-3 1 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. 3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples We have special performances each year.  We will have our Annual Harvest Chapel onNovember 21st. The PK-2nd graders will perform in chapel for the school and any special guests that would like to come. December 19th the 3rd-6th graders will perform The First Day of Christmas. In the Spring, our Variety Show is one of the most wonderful nights of the year. Each grade will perform a song/dance and then individual children can choose to perform an act. This year Variety Show will be on February 28th. Music class is a time for each child to feel joy. I want them to feel that they are successful in my classroom.

Art

artcolorsArt students are challenged to stretch, change, explore new possibilities and make discoveries about the world around them while getting their hands dirty in 2-D and 3-D art projects. Inspired by the works of M.C. Escher to Van Gogh and Aboriginal Dot Painting to Graffiti (just to name a few), students experience a wide variety of art styles and mediums. Their imaginations and creativity will be inspired to create their own unique compositions.

Art teaches many skills for life including discipline (completion of an assignment), productivity, perseverance, overcoming mistakes and critical thinking. Visual arts allow students to gain confidence, build stronger friendships and develop good working habits while creating unique projects. All student artwork is uploaded to Artsonia.  Click here to sneak a peek! http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=124243

Middle School Yearbook

Yearbook is an amazing introduction to the world of publishing, including photography, reporting and photojournalism. As students create amazing pages online through Josten’s website, they also learn about marketing, selling and advertising. Students work together to determine the theme and layout of the yearbook. At the end of the year, their hard work culminates with a wonderful yearbook for the rest of the ECA family to enjoy for years to come.

Spanish

The ECA Spanish program encourages the acquisition of a second language for students in 1st through 8th grade. Our youngest students focus on developing communicative language skill through visuals, songs, games, music, and movement. As students progress through the grades, they begin to focus on listening, speaking, and an introduction to the Hispanic culture.  Students then learn conversational language by practicing vocabulary, verbs, parts of speech, and grammar skills through the use of lesson sheets, role playing, hands-on activities, projects, games, and discussion about Hispanic culture.