Beyond the Classroom
We’re the small school with the big heart.
The Roig Academy believes in educating the whole child. For this reason, we create moments for our students and families that allow them to not only look at things from a global perspective, but also, reflect inwards.
We like to call these #OnlyAtRoig moments.
To help reinforce the importance of supporting your community, throughout the school year The Roig Academy champions different initiatives that highlight giving back. Recently the students helped raised money to support The Safe Children Coalition, and then presented the proceeds of their efforts at our benefit breakfast!
“Ourselves” Art Installation
As we explore one of the IB Transdisciplinary Themes “How We Express Ourselves,” students are inquiring into ways to express their feelings, ideas, values, and beliefs in ways that demonstrate their appreciation for the world around them.
Students were encouraged to reflect and represent a pose which best represents their uniqueness and individuality. Poses depict a wide range of self-expression and nonverbal communication. The vibrant colors communicate a variety of moods, emotions, and feelings, all of which help our students understand themselves, and appreciate others.
The World Cardboard Regatta
The World Cardboard Regatta project is the culmination of our students’ work. We have been able to bring life and meaning to many aspects of History, Geography, Science.
While in their groups, students have engaged in the inquiry process in order to explore, research and report on their individualized summative projects. We have facilitated opportunities for students to come together in mixed grade levels to, share their ideas, conclusions, and problem solve for The Roig Academy World Cardboard Regatta.
Our Sky of Gratitude
The Roig Academy students have replicated the Luxembourg Swings Art Installation to bring that sense of happiness to our school on this Thanksgiving Celebration. This art installation also includes a message of gratitude through a painting or poem.
The importance of showing gratitude comes from the actual definition of gratitude. It is an affirmation of goodness. We affirm that there are good things in the world, gift, and benefits we’ve received. When we look at life as a whole, gratitude encourages us to identify some goodness in our life.
In an effort to bring meaning to the student’s artwork, along with a combined appreciation for the outdoors and the beautiful surroundings of nature that we are thankful to have at our school, students at The Roig Academy have been exploring creative writing through metaphors and similes related to families. We started with the idea that families are like umbrellas; they shelter and protect us. We expanded our ideas from there. In addition to exploring creative writing, elementary students also reflected upon what they are thankful for and the importance of acknowledging people in their lives that provide them with strength and support. Our Preschool students were given the task of depicting what family means to them through the creation of a visual representation, which were their drawings.