Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12
Learning a New Sport
Learning a New Sport

This past week in PE, the Lower School students had the wonderful opportunity to learn a brand new sport, Disc Golf. Disc Golf is a game similar to golf but players use a flying disc instead of a ball and clubs. The object of the game is to complete each hole in the fewest throws as possible. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target. As the game progresses, the player must throw from the spot where their previous throw landed. The 'putt' finalizes that round when the disc goes in the basket. The benefits of Disc Golf are that the sport can be played at any age, is inexpensive, and provides a healthy outdoor activity.

~ Andrea Thomas, Lower School PE Teacher

2nd and 3rd Grades Celebrate Women's History Month in Music Class

2nd and 3rd graders celebrated Women's History Month in March listening to and learning about some of the most distinctive and powerful voices in music history. Nina Simone, Janis Joplin, and Aretha Franklin (three of Mr.Cardwell's favorites and all members of the rock and roll hall of fame) were the focus of our studies as we learned how to sing along with their classic songs "Respect", "Mercedes Benz", and "Feelin' Good." The students also had an excellent opportunity to explore their own personal tastes in music and decide which of the three artists they preferred. It was neat to see all of the different opinions and a fun exercise for all.

~ John Cardwell, Music/Math Teacher

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