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Spanish Class and Health Care

Last week, our 7th grade Spanish class had five student nurses visit us from Florida Hospital University. They presented a skit and discussion on the benefits of knowing/understanding a second language in the medical field.  The skit presented the scenario of a non-English speaking parent depending on their young child to translate for them in the Emergency Room. Some of the Florida Hospital students were bilingual and some were not. Each spoke from their perspective emphasizing the point that accurate and timely information is important in providing proper patient care. Students are now working on their own bilingual skits in…

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November Art Intensive

Our Art Intensive for K-5 started November 7.   We packed in a lot of learning and capped off the week with our annual Art in the Garden event on Tuesday, November 15. This Art Intensive has  been all about the garden! Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, sent us into our garden.  Students selected flowers and greens for the 5th grade class to use in floral arrangements.   As our study in floral design taught us, we focused on three distinct types of arrangement: upright, slanting and cascading.  Luca shared an article with us about Constance Spry, a…

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Art in the Garden

Tuesday, November 15, Orlando Junior Academy held it’s annual Art in the Garden. Our hopes and goals for Art in the Garden are simple: Our desire is for students to witness artists, writers, musicians and performers as they thoughtfully "take in" the garden.  As artists find their inspiration, choose focus, perspective and purpose, we’re watching them take an idea & bring it to completion. We hope that by letting students observe and learn from our guests in this fun environment, that the students will gain tools for creative problem solving. We hope students will realize that, like the artists they…

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Hurricane Matthew

OJA will be closed Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7, due to hurricane Matthew. Any changes will be posted here and sent via email.

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4G Art Field Trip

Our annual 4th grade Art Field Trip featured a visit to The Mennello Museum of American Art.  This wonderful museum, at 900 East Princeton Street - just minutes from Orlando Junior Academy, is home to the Folk Art of Earl Cunningham (1893-1977).  This outstanding collection of paintings, by the self taught artist, capture scenes from life along the eastern seaboard of America from Maine to Florida.  The brilliantly colored landscapes tell stories of Cunningham’s interest in boats and wildlife and many paintings also show scenes of Florida’s Native Americans of long ago. The students and several parents who joined us…

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