Uncharted Shores Academy students recently invited their parents and the public to a presentation of final term projects, displays, and dramatic performances.
Baux Ridgway and Teagan McCubbin perform Johnny Appleseed as part of the Uncharted Shores Academy Presentation Fair on March 20.
USA conducts thematic, interactive education, which includes students working towards final presentations to be performed or displayed at a presentation fair at the end of each term. This not only gives students a method to demonstrate what they have learned, it also provides parents with a snapshot of the type of learning students receive at the academy.
Primary students learn to read and write using the highly interactive Superkids curriculum at USA. At the recent presentation fair, kindergarten students demonstrated how they had learned vowel sounds using the “Vowelbat” song while first grade-readers demonstrated their knowledge of spelling as they sang several “Superkids” songs featuring spelling of words from their weekly spelling lists.
Meanwhile, the more proficient readers put on several thematic plays which came straight from their “Superkids” readers.
Middle elementary students demonstrated their reading skills with a Reader’s Theater performance while the upper elementary presented personal narratives in a bohemian coffeehouse atmosphere.
Although the Term 2 presentations focused on language arts skills, presentation fairs during the school year have included science students constructing their own “Rube Goldberg” contraption with the goal of popping a balloon, math board displays, Native American village displays and a demonstration of geography skills.
For the finale at the end of the school year, the students will be presenting an all-school musical.