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Fun Fridays Update!

On Friday, July 15,  students in grades 2nd to 5th were able to make their own version of a minion from the movie Despicable Me.  Using their imagination and artistic skills, students used twinkies, cupcakes, and frosting to make their very own animated dessert.

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On Friday, July 29, 2016, Mrs. Gina, Principal of Excelsius  Academy, took students out to reward them for their outstanding performance in class. Teachers from grade 6th  to 12th were asked to nominate a student who showed either the most improvement, the most effort towards studying or performed the best so far in class.  The afternoon session got to enjoy delicious cold gelato while the morning class enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast with Ms. Gina.

Students grades 6th - 12th, enjoying yummy Gelato!
Students grades 6th – 12th, enjoying yummy Gelato!

The morning class having a hearty breakfast with Ms. Gina

Activity Fridays – Shark Dissection

On Friday August 1, 2014 students from grades 4-6 participated in a fun, exciting, and educational science activity. SHARK DISSECTION! Students were given the opportunity to dissect a dogshark.  Dogsharks are the most abundant sharks in the ocean. Students learned about the anatomy and were able to recognize the different organs in the shark’s body. The activity was hands on and engaging. Perhaps one day, some of these students will be surgeons in the future!

 


 

Shark Dissection - Excelsius Academy
Students getting ready for the dissection.
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Students are getting excited!
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Waiting for the science teachers to instruct them on the next steps.
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Mr. Son explaining the different areas  and then dissecting the shark for students to see.
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Ms. Garcia joining in with her students to dissect a shark too!
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Ms. Nguyen showing her students the different organ areas inside a shark.
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Students pointing at the different organs of the shark.

ACTIVITY FRIDAYS – Germs / Bacteria Science Project

Everyone knows that you should always wash your hands. But why? And how often? Washing your hands is the best way to prevent the spread of germs. Through this science experiment, students explores which parts of the hand are the most difficult to wash germs off of. Student learned different hand washing techniques and concluded which one is the most effective. Using a special lotion, students can see their germs under an UV flashlight. Students could see the areas that were cleaned thoroughly, and areas that need to be cleaned. Our students had a lot of fun learning about bacteria/germs and learned the importance of washing their hands thoroughly to eliminate bacteria!

Activity: Friday, August 1, 2014

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Before washing their hands, students applied special lotion and see their current bacteria.
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The bacteria is glowing!
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Students experimented with different hand washing techniques and discover that using warm water and soap is the best method!

Activity Fridays – Importance of Creativity

At Excelsius Academy, we believe that every person is creative or has a creative potential. It has nothing to do with how well one can draw. In this fast-paced world, creative abilities are more crucial than ever. Creativity allows you to adapt to your environment. It allows you to create new ideas when the old ones are not working.  By having a creative mind, it will help students become leaders and set examples for their fellow peers. It will open their minds to different possibilities and give them a new approach in life.

On Friday, July 18, 2014, students at Excelsius Academy participated in the “Pop Up Cards” Activity. Students utilized their creative thinking skills and created really awesome designs. Check out below!

 

Students excited to start working on their pop up cards.
Students excited to start working on their pop up cards.

 

Students almost done with their pop up cards.
Students having a great time creating their pop up cards.

 

1st Grade students proudly showcasing their design.
1st Grade students proudly showcasing their designs.

 

Who says boys are not creative? These designs are awesome!
Who says boys are not creative? These designs are awesome!

 

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Anyone recognize some of these designs? I see the nan nan cat…

 

These students were extra creative cutting each letter individually. very challenging!
Students going above and beyond cutting each letter individually.

 

This student created a clever design drawing the Pokemon "Charmander" who shoots fire from it's mouth and adds the words "run"
This student created a clever design, drawing the dragon Pokemon “Charmander” who shoots fire from it’s mouth .

 

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Our students did such a great job! We are so proud of them!