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Electives

Art  
Art II  
Band/Cadet  
Band/Orchestra  
Band/String Ensemble  
Band/Symphonic  
Computer Applications

In Computer Applications students are introduced to the language of computer code.  Students complete coding challenges that teach individual concepts and then use those concepts to create their own computer generated drawings, animations and games.  This process helps students develop the technical skills and logical thinking required to code while at the same time allowing them to be creative and to express themselves artistically. 

Drama  
Leadership  
Reading 6  
Rotation: Art  
Rotation: Computers In the Computers rotation elective class, 6th Grade students get practice in typing skills using the "Typing Club" online program. They utilize the the computer lab to practice iReady skills in both math and Language Arts and practice using Google Classroom so the students get comfortable with its format. In this class, students will learn about new technology, new software programs, and have an opportunity to connect their Computers rotation work with their work from other classes. Projects in this class are always fun and personal to the students so that students have a memorable and enjoyable experience with their peers.
Rotation: Autolearner/Leadership The Autolearner/Leadership rotation elective class for 6th graders focuses on establishing a firm foundation to be a successful student in middle school and beyond. We will study leadership and life skills both in ourselves and in others. We will have some projects that help us explore these skills that include research projects, self reflection, and many others. The quarter-long rotation class is meant to be reflective, but also fun and exciting. Mr. Navarro will be teaching the students and emphasizes a strict but kind approach to operating the class.
Spanish IA

In the first year of Spanish, students will begin to enhance their knowledge in the four basic areas of communication: listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Students will have opportunities to learn about the daily lives of people in various Spanish-speaking countries. In addition, language skills will be reinforced through video segments, reading selections, in-person conversations, music, art, projects, and cultural crafts. Learning will revolve around the themes of greetings, school, class, weather, friends, food, and pastimes.

Spanish 1B In the second year of Spanish, students will continue to enhance their knowledge in the four basic areas of communication: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will have opportunities to learn about the daily lives of people in various Spanish-speaking countries. In addition, language skills will be reinforced through video segments, reading selections, in-person conversations, music, art, projects, and cultural crafts. Learning will revolve around the themes of family parties, the home, shopping, and modes of communication.
World Languages and Cultures This class is an introduction to world cultures and languages, and is one part of the 6th grade exploratory wheel at Pine Hollow Middle School.The purpose of this class is to create a positive attitude toward other cultures and to introduce the students to different cultures, languages, lifestyles, and traditions. Students will not only be introduced to the phonetic system of several foreign languages (Spanish, French, Arabic, etc.) but will also discover other worlds through movies, folktales, and songs. They will also have the opportunity to do research on their own cultural background and present their culture to their classmates!