TAS OPEN HOUSE 2020 – 2021

The first TAS Open House at our new campus took place this afternoon, August 28, 2020. TAS teachers, administrators and staff gladly welcomed parents to this event as an opportunity for parents to get to know teachers, administrators, and the environment where the students are learning better. There is nothing we value more than the relationship between the parents and the school, and together, we can coordinate to help our students achieve the best things in this academic year.

BACK TO SCHOOL – TAS NEW ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021

TAS 2020-2021 academic year officially started this morning, August 19, 2020, when we welcomed both our current students and new ones to TAS campus. While everyone was so excited to start the new academic year, we also didn’t forget to apply necessary precautions amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. TAS always promises to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for our students, teachers, and staff.

For better navigation on the first day of school, TAS ECC and Elementary School students were guided by both their teachers and teaching assistants, while our Middle School and High School students were given a short orientation presentation by the MSHS Principal in the Auditorium. All went well for our Mustangs, and we cannot wait to see them experience this new academic year with joy and good results!

 

BOOK SCAVENGER HUNT WITH MS. IAVANA – ES & ECC SUMMER PROGRAM 2020

It’s time to explore what we’ve learned through a fun and immersive Book Scavenger Hunt!

Making sure to keep the library as neat as possible, we looked for books that had our key words. When we tried to look for the word “sun,” we learned that the Sun is also a star! So by looking at books about stars, we could also see a “sun” — our key word! Using our exemplary word association skills helped us recall what we’ve learned in an exciting and engaging way!

Why don’t you try it at home? What kind of words can you find in your collection?

FUN FRIDAY DODGEBALL – MSHS SUMMER PROGRAM 2020

This morning, MSHS students enjoyed their last day in the Summer Program 2020, which was also a Fun Friday. Students and teachers gathered at TAS Sports Center to play a big dodgeball game together, and they had a lot of fun. Goodbye, Summer Program!

EGG DROP CONTEST – MSHS SUMMER PROGRAM 2020

Students of grades 6-8 participated in an egg drop contest today during their last week of Summer Program 2020. This contest tested their ability to improvise and use science to their advantage. After a short research phase, each group created a vessel that would carry the egg, while it was being dropped from the third floor. The containers were being judged on three criteria: Whether it protected the egg, Style and Design. The winner was a 6th-grade group, whose captain was Anh. Congratulations!

SENSORY PLAY WITH MS. LOVELY – ES & ECC SUMMER PROGRAM 2020

Sensory Play is highly encouraged and helpful for the Early Years age groups. A student’s senses are how they observe and learn about the world! This morning, we cleaned our fruits and vegetable toys with shaving cream and water. This kind of exercises help students build nerve connections in their brains and encourages the development of their fine and gross motor skills. It also teaches them to regularly clean the toys and how important it is to always make sure their toys are clean. Hygiene is important, now more than ever!

PASTA ARTS AND CRAFTS WITH MS. MIA – ES & ECC SUMMER PROGRAM 2020

Who would not want to make and wear macaroni necklaces? Not these ECC little ones! Today, our youngest Summer Program students created different jewelry using colored pasta. They also learned fun trivia about the pasta. For instance, did you know there are over 350 types of pasta around the world? This activity improves students’ fine motor skills, concentration, and creativity. It also allows them to share, communicate and help each other.

Our ES Summer Program students were also given a challenge with pasta: building the tallest tower using kitchen supplies like spaghetti and marshmallows! Aside from being tall, the towers must withstand strong “earthquakes”. Students were each given the same amount of spaghetti noodles and marshmallows. They used their creativity, concentration and showed great effort and teamwork when building their towers. Fantastic job everybody! And what a great way to end our Thursday “Arts and Crafts Day”!

NON-NEWTONIAN LIQUID EXPERIMENT – MSHS SUMMER PROGRAM 2020

Students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade prepared their own Non-Newtonian liquid today, in order to see the sound waves moving. After each group had decided on their favorite song to try out, they poured some of the liquid onto the speaker protected with cellophane and observed how the sounds manifested themselves. What an exciting and awe-inspiring lesson!

OJO DE DIOS ART PROJECT WITH MS. MIA – ES & ECC SUMMER PROGRAM 2020

Our Summer Arts and Crafts would not be complete without doing a fun and colorful weaving craft. Today our students were tasked with creating Ojo De Dios or “God’s Eye”. According to Wikipedia, it is “a spiritual and votive object made by weaving a design out of yarn upon a wooden cross. Often several colors are used. They are commonly found in Mexican and Mexican-American communities, among both Indigenous and Catholic people.” The symbol means the power to see and understand things. These weaving crafts are great for decorations, DIY ornaments, and handmade gifts for friends. This activity improves students’ fine motor skills and concentration. Great work, crafty summer students!

“EVERYONE CAN PLAY THE UKULELE” WITH MS. MIA – ES & ECC SUMMER PROGRAM 2020

Did you know that the ukulele is one of the world’s friendliest instruments to children and complete beginners? Playing the ukulele increases your coordination and assists with stress relief. Aside from its physical benefits, playing the ukulele improves brain function and mental performance while also increasing concentration. What a great instrument to learn for today’s Summer Musical Friday! During the beginning of the class, the students were asked whether they believed they could play the ukulele after just one lesson. Most of them were skeptical before we began the lesson. However, by the end of the lesson they were all able to play the A minor chord! They were also able to learn different strumming patterns and performed as a group. Kudos to these talented Mustangs!

 

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