Winter Schedule - Classes for students in 2nd-5th grade

Dates: January 16- February 22

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Tuesday
3-4pm


Wednesday
1:45-2:45pm


Thursday
3-4pm


Make and Create: Drawing

Drawing is a fun and important skill that can help students to translate their ideas into reality. Students in this class will learn shading, perspective, proportions, and other techniques that will help develop their ability to create realistic and imaginative drawings.

Grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th

Instructor: Rene Allen

 

Imagine and Express: Theatrical Dance

This class will focus on dance movements that nimate a character. After warming up with fun games and yoga-inspired stretching, students will useimprov acting exercises to explore movements that "dance characters to life". Students should come in loose, comfortable clothing that allows for big movement.

Grades 2nd and 3rd

Instructor: Jessica Blaszak

Make and Create: Build a Pollinator Garden

Students will design and plant a pollinator garden in raised beds at their school. While learning about pollinator plants and the needs of local pollinators, students will: make pollinator crafts, play learning games, and "dig into" hands-on gardening. This is a great chance to be creative and have fun while making a positive lasting impact.

Grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th

Instructor: Monica Smith

Think and Reflect: Strategies and Tactics of Chess

The game of chess can teach critical thinking, enhance respect for peers, and convey important principles that apply outside the game. This class will introduce students to the basic rules, principles, and etiquette of chess, after which they will play one-on-one games while receiving some coaching and direction. Some familiarity with chess is helpful, but not required.

Grades 3rd, 4th and 5th

Instructor: Ed Hirsch

 

Make and Create: Experimenting with Paint

This painting class is an exploration of affects you can create with paint. Students will have the opportunity to work with tempra, acrylics, gouache, and watercolor paints on a variety of papers and surfaces. This class emphasizes experimentation rather than creating “finished” paintings, so that students can feel successful trying new things. 

Grades 3rd, 4th and 5th

Instructor: Megan Headley



Move and Do: Indoor Games

Students will participate in engaging indoor games such as: ball and balloon sports, D.I.Y. obstacle courses, live action “angry birds”, relay races, mini-golf, and more. This action-packed class will provide students with the opportunity to flex both their brains and their muscles with creative problem-solving. This is a great class for team players who love to participate in group activities and cheer on their fellow players!

Grades 3rd, 4th and 5th 

Instructor: Sara Evans


Tech and Tinker: Lego Robotics

This class will be an introduction to Lego Mindstorms NXT components and basic programming. Designed for beginners, students in this class will work in pairs to create a simple programmable lego creation that uses a variety of sensors to respond to commands. This class will culminate in a last day “challenge” that will encourage invention and ingenuity. This is a great class for students who enjoy team work and collaboration.

Grades 4th, and 5th

Instructor: Chris Duval 



How do I know which class is right for my child?

Before we selected our course offerings, we thought about bigger umbrella categories that cover a variety of activities. You can use the descriptions below to think about your child’s personality and preferences and then find the classes that best fit your student. 

Think & Reflect -  These classes are for more introspective students who like to intellectually explore solo or partnered activities that teach creative and critical thinking skills.

Imagine & Express - These courses are for more extroverted students who like to explore fantasy, imaginative play, and creative thinking and engage in performance.  

Move & Do - Classes for active students who enjoy engaging in play and learning in an activity-based environment. 

Explore & Experience - These classes are for curious students who like to experience the world around them using the five senses and learn about other people and cultures.

Make & Create - Courses for creative students who like to design and experiment with materials to produce functional and/or decorative items.


 



 

 

 


Immersion is a language exposure technique that provides students with the opportunity to learn a new language through experiences and activities that require increasing levels of engagement and understanding over time, so that students are rewarded with a feeling of accomplishment. In this highly engaging and dynamic class, students will participate in games, creative movement, and song that will expose them to the German language through activities, challenges and play. Instructor: Suzanne Mielke