The regular school year has drawn to a close, and now we are on to Summer Extension in ASLA. Unfortunately, due to low enrollment and available staff, we were not able to offer an ASLA Summer Camp this year, but we have an awesome month of June ready for our summer ASLA students. Our first and second graders will be exploring the world of American Tall Tales as they learn about the genre, American geography and history, and some of the most iconic characters in American folklore like Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, and Pecos Bill. The older students will be exploring the world of Norse, or Viking, Mythology. All the kids know Thor and Loki from the new Marvel Avengers movies, but did you know that Marvel comics creator Stan Lee got much of his original inspiration form Ancient mythology, especially Greek (Wonder Woman) and Norse (Thor and Loki) myths. Students will delve into the historical and mythological realms of the Vikings and learn about the fascinating characters and stories that populate it.
Congratulations once again to our 6th grade ASLA graduates this year: Eugene, Ellen, Kent, Sean, Jefferson, Naomi, and Joyce. We wish them the best as they take the next step of their academic careers.
Don't forget to read this month's ASLA Principal's Note
to learn about great what's going one and some great tips for keeping cool and well-read this summer as well as where to find great educational apps to kill the time during summer heat and travel.