Extracurricular Activities

Student Activities FEA offers a variety of extra-curricular activities including games and sports. In partnership with Amazing Athletes, we teach our students teamwork, diversity, responsibility, healthy competition and a sense of community. FEA’s outside play areas provide children essential physical activity — a vital part of a well-rounded education. 

 

Sly Park environmental education center: Our 5th-grade class visits Sly Park for a week-long Science School, where they are immersed in learning experiences that include: astronomy, wall climbing, hikes, and California local history and geography.

STEM: Our science curriculum is enhanced with technology, engineering and mathematics integrated through project-based learning.  It’s a blended approach that encourages hands-on experiences and gives students the chance to gain and apply relevant knowledge in the classroom.

 

Accelerated Reader: FEA offers A/C program which is a computerized program that tests reading comprehension. Students select books on their reading level, read independently, and take an independent comprehension test on the computer. Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level. It helps our teachers guide kids to books that are on kids’ individual reading levels. Our students take short quizzes after reading a book to check their comprehension level.

 

MAP: FEA offers the Measure of Academic Progress, which is a computerized adaptive test that helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child’s academic growth. 

 

IXL:  FEA offers IXL a personalized computer program with engaging, adaptive questions in over 7,000 standards-aligned skills. With a comprehensive K–12 curriculum, individualized guidance, and real-time analytics, IXL meets the unique needs of each learner.

 

School Clubs

Speech and Debate:

FEA Debate team took part in The Sacramento Elementary Circuit Competition that was held on 15th of December, 2019. Two teams represented FEA school in that competition and the debate topics were :

1. Homework does more harm than good
2. The world needs nuclear power
3. The voting age should be lowered to 16 YO.
One team won 4th place over 43 teams (by winning the three rounds) and the other won 16th place (by winning 2 out of the 3 rounds).
One of the team members got 1st place over 126 students in total and all the rest of the FEA debaters were in the top 30%.

 

Destination Imagination winnersDestination Imagination:

Our sixth grade class won 4th place at Destination Imagination, a global student competition that stimulates creative problem solving and thinking in children.

Our five member team beat several teams from the Sacramento region, and are headed to the California state championship in Riverside for a chance to win a spot to compete in the global competition!

The project is student-led, and they chose to compete in “Improv,” where they are given a problem and a superpower and must act out a skit to create a solution with very little time on the clock and no props.

We are so proud of our team! Good luck at the state championship in April!