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


Move and Do: Circus Arts

Students will learn some basic skills of circus performers and "clown around" with twist-balloons and juggling practice. After warm ups and review of safety skills, students will be introduced to balancing exercises and spinning tricks, and have the opportunity to create their own physical comedy routines. Students should come in loose, comfortable clothing that allows for big movement.

Grades 2nd and 3rd

Instructor: Craig Lamm

Tech and Tinker: Engineering Fun

Tackle hands-on engineering challenges. Each week in this STEM-based class, students will be designing and building objects that test the forces of: gravity, buoyancy, and trajectory. A class for true "tinkerers", students will use everyday materials (like marshmallows and tin foil) to create projects that will stimulate their science minds.

Grades 2nd and 3rd

Instructor: Mira Peterson Adams

Imagine and Express: Theatrical Dance

This class will focus on dance movements that animate a character. After warming up with fun games and yoga-inspired stretching, students will use improv 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 Blazak


Explore and Experience: Spanish Language and Culture

Through story, song, film, movement, and crafts, students will have the opportunity to use all their senses to explore aspects of Latin culture and the Spanish language. Based on the immersion technique, students will learn pieces of the Spanish language primarily through listening and deduction while participating in cultural activities.

 Grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th 

Instructor: Angie Gornik

Think and Reflect: Playing with Poetry

Fun and surprising outcomes can result from assembling “found” words. Using words from cut-up texts, students in this class will create original poems inspired by the theme of the day while learning the basics of poetry composition.

 Grades: 3rd, 4th and 5th

 Instructor: Sallie Ehrman



Explore and Experience: Garden-Fresh Winter Cooking

Students will explore the winter garden for harvesting possibilities, use winter garden ingredients to create tasty snacks, and learn to start seeds for Spring planting. This class will meet both in the cooking classroom and venture outside to the garden space, so students should come dressed for cooler weather and fresh air.

Grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th

 Instructor: Elizabeth Tobey


Explore and Experience: The World of Cloth

Students will get an overview of cultural cloth-making around the world. Focusing on pattern, dyeing, weaving, and simple stitching this class is a tour of the origins and methods of global fiber arts through simple craft projects.

Grades 4th and 5th

Instructor: Diana Rasmussen




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 4th and 5th

Instructor: Ed Hirsch
Imagine and Express: Page to Stage

Students will write, edit, perform, and direct scenes from original stories written by themselves and their classmates. Students will work individually, in small groups, and as a class, to develop their performance and writing skills while creating entertaining short stories and acting out scenes.

Grades 4th and 5th

Instructor: Craig Lamm

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.