Marine Biology is the study of life in the oceans, estuaries and wetlands. The study of Marine Life has fascinated humans for thousands of years. It helps us to understand our world and find ways to keep it healthy. Since oceans cover 71% of this world, we have only scratched the surface when it comes to exploring and understanding the marine environments that support life on this planet. At Acorns 2 Oaks, our Marine Biology club will explore many different marine animals and environments. We will have exciting family adventures to local beaches, museums and waterways. Club members will also have several on campus visitors throughout the year. Our young marine biologists truly enjoy searching, digging, sifting and exploring the wonderful world of marine biology.
Can your son sew on a button or cook himself a simple meal without using pre-prepared foods? Is your daughter showing an interest in wood-working or fascinated with taking things apart and figuring out how they work? It’s time we begin to recognize that all children are different and have their own unique interests. Acorns 2 Oaks is offering, for the first time in 2014-2015, a club for boys and girls called Real World Adventures. Our Real World Adventures club will introduce your 8 to 12 year old student to many exciting hands-on activities. Homeschooling traditionally exposes children to many different topics, experiences, cultures, languages and so on. It is in this spirit that we will introduce them to sewing projects, simple cooking, organization techniques, social etiquette, hygiene, and many other life skills. With today’s strong social media influences, something as simple as introducing yourself and making eye contact becomes a very important skill to have. We will do fun role playing techniques to teach children the proper way to make and accept a phone call, respond to an invitation and how to handle themselves when speaking to an adult.
Our Elementary Underwater Robotics Club is the perfect way to encourage explorers and young engineers to put their brains, curiosities and imaginations to the test by creating and designing a “Remote Operated Vehicle” (ROV). The students will be tasked with the wiring, design, construction and comprehension that is required to engineer a robot. The club is mentored by Eric Rhodes who is assisted by Mike Morgan. They will guide the students in fundraising and encourage them to achieve their goals. The clubs ultimate goal is to take their ROV to the Annual Regional Underwater ROV competition in Houston, Texas.
Physical Education is an extremely important part of every student’s education. Physical activity is vital to keeping in shape and staying healthy. P.E. is a class for all students to be active! This course is taught by personal trainer, Ms. Lena Wichterich, who gives the students important information about their health and well-being. Throughout the course, they will be learning physical skills and having a great time doing it. All students taking Ms. Lena’s Health & P.E class are required to wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Acorns 2 Oaks T-Shirt, if purchased, may also be worn on P.E. day.
Jr. High and Sr. High engineer minded students who join the Underwater Robotics Club will get an opportunity to explorer and put their brains, curiosities and imaginations to the test by creating and designing a “Remote Operated Vehicle” (ROV). The students will be tasked with the wiring, design, construction and comprehension that is required to engineer a robot. The club is mentored by Eric Rhodes whose assistant is Mike Morgan. They will guide the students in fundraising and encourage them to achieve their goals. The clubs ultimate goal is to take their ROV to the Annual Regional Underwater ROV competition in Houston, Texas. In 2014, our A2O Underwater Robotics Team one 3rd place!
Our Science Club gives students a chance to question how and why things work. Young scientists will learn scientific principles, see demonstrations, lab experiments and explore, discover and work toward scientific solutions. They will be challenged to put their problem solving skills to the test with hands on projects and learn just how COOL science is.