Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12
Black History Month in Music Class
Black History Month in Music Class

After wrapping up an awesome performance at the Lower School Concert, Kindergarteners and 1st graders are back in action in the music room learning new chords on the ukuleles, singing along to silly songs, and letting their creative juices flow during daily jam sessions. Our classes have also been celebrating Black History Month in our music appreciation sessions, learning about the legendary Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Michael Jackson. The kids loved singing along to their classic tunes, "Superstition", "Hit the Road Jack", and "ABC", and even received a mini-tutorial on how to perform the moonwalk:)

~ Mr. Cardwell, Music Teacher

First Grade Explores Gymnastics in P.E.
First Grade Explores Gymnastics in P.E.

During the month of January, first grade students are participating in a gymnastics unit in PE class. Through these activities they are increasing their strength, balance, flexibility, and body control. Students are encouraged to learn or improve their front and back rolls, handstands, cartwheels, bridges, and other skills.

Gymnastics is beneficial in helping children build a range of motor and coordination skills, as well as facilitating good sense of body awareness and control. While doing gymnastics, children learn to use different parts of their body in different ways. With continued practice, they become stronger and more coordinated and improve their balance, flexibility, and posture. When children participate in gymnastics, all of the benefits of this sport support and enhance the child's ability to participate more fully in other physical activities and sports.

-Ms. Andrea, Lower School P.E. Teacher

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