In-person education

Operations of the Las Cruces Academy for the 2020-21 academic year Classes will begin on September 8th for in-person instruction 5 days per week We, teachers and administration, have reached this decision to open to classroom instruction on the basis that it is the best choice for the good of both students and their families. […]

Vinnie’s teaching blog

Hi.  Here’s the latest assignment. 1. Define the Universe and give three examples. 2. Watch this episode of Planet Earth (show everyone how to make a link) 3. Write a 1-page essay on the Defenestration of Prague and email it to me.

Deep Appreciation of Our Donors

  We’re revamping the site, so were going back year-by-year 2019-20 Donation of Funds LCA Families ● Ananya & Sanjoy Banik ● Andre Pattantyus ● Anonymous ● Anthony & Lisa Siino ● Audrey & Ugonna Ezeh ● Bleu Knight ● Carolyn Bowman ● Charlotte & Duke Gard ● Christopher & Yumiko Isoyama Cockroft ● Jessica […]

Yes, our students learn cursive

Learning cursive writing is important – for taking notes, for signing documents, for reading such historic documents as the Declaration of Independence.  Dr. Lou Ellen Kay, our Head of School, has been teaching cursive to all our students.  Here are a couple of exercises, one completed, one new.

Distance education in Chinese

Our incredibly effective Chinese program continues in distance-education mode.  Teacher Yulin Zhang meets with students on Zoom.  She also gives them assignments in ClassDojo, including quizzes to take on Quizlet.  Students are in 5 groups by level of advancement in instruction. Here are instructions for 2 of the 5 groups: Red Group: Last week: Students […]

Distance education – computer programming

Zoom meetings in computer programming have advantages: all the students get carried along in the lesson very well, seeing every step in programming.  All the students and teacher Vince Gutschick share a screen.  One of us is set as host.  He or she runs the program for all to see, while the others suggest coding […]