My name is Julissa Cadenillas and I am very excited to be teaching 6th at the Tiegerman School for the 2017-2018 school year! I began teaching 6th grade in 2003 upon obtaining my Masters in General and Special Education. I've loved teaching middle school ever since. :)
For this school year, I will be co-teaching various 6th grade classes. These classes include: Life Skills, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Art, and Physical Education. I have extensive experience in incorporating the performing arts to teaching the core subjects. Upon receiving training in dance education from the renowned Dance Education Laboratory I learned how to use dance and music as a vehicle to understanding key concepts in many academic subjects.
Life Skills will encompass various topics geared toward to preparing the middle school to become more independent in every day life situations. The topics include: 1.) Focusing On You and Your Relationships 2) Charting Your Future, and 3) Investigating Food and Nutrition
English Language Arts
Students will study and improve the art of the English language. The topics to be covered are: reading, spelling, literature, and composition. Writing genres include, but are not limited to: narrative writing, descriptive writing, persuasive writing, expository writing, and poetry. The aim of the class is to develop the student's comprehension and capacity for use of written and oral language.
Students will engage in entertaining reading and writing games. Music and creative movement will also be incorporated!
Students will explore many topics in Social Studies. Topics include: Geography, Early Human History, Early Civilizations in Southwest Asia, Africa, and Early European History.
In Art Class, students will explore various types of visual art. Topics include: drawing, painting, print making, design, crafts, photography, and video.
In PE, students learn how to move their bodies fluently and develop the knowledge, fitness levels, physical skills and personal and social skills necessary for a lifetime of health and physical activity.
Musical Theater Club
I also coordinate the Musical Theater Club at SLCD. I have experience teaching and performing several dance genres such as ballet, flamenco, latin dance, tap dance, jazz, and modern dance. I am an alumnus of Dance Education Laboratory, a program which trains teachers to teach dance in the classroom. I was also a finalist in the 2016 New York Flamenco Certamen, a flamenco dance competition for emerging flamenco artists. I love musical theater and hope to transmit this joy to my students.