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Session 4 2018 Class Table

Classes begin Friday, April 6


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Preschool and Ages 5-6

Preschool!

Where making messes and learning through play is encouraged. Children will have opportunities to engage in an unstructured way with their peers to encourage social skill development. Structured activities will provide opportunities to develop fine and gross motor skills, explore various art media and sensory materials, practice listening skills in a larger group, and make music together.Teacher: Danielle C., Karra, and Susannah

Training Choir

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Spanish 5-6

This class will be a very basic introduction to the Spanish language. Through games, songs, stories, and activities, we will learn basic introductions and greetings, colors, numbers and animals.

Teacher: Robyn 

Art for 5s and 6s

Another six classes, another six projects! This class will be fun & messy - just like art should be. We'll paint, draw, cut, paste & enjoy creating art with projects just challenging enough for your terrific kids.

Teacher: Janie

Physics is Phun!

 

We'll be conducting six kid-friendly experiments that will illustrate the principles of Newtonian physics. Kids will be introduced to force and motion, equal and opposite reactions, points of impact and acceleration and deceleration using toys and everyday objects.

Teacher: Elizabeth

Read Alouds

Every week we will delve into an age appropriate book and create a craft to go along with the book.

Teacher: Paul 

Poetry Party

Jump into the wiggly, jiggly world of poetry! Each week we will explore a different aspect of poetry from silly lines and rhymes to favorite poets and poetry-inspired games. Each week will be a poetry party! (There is the possibility that healthy-ish food may be incorporating into our poetry parties, so please let me know if your child has any food allergies or sensitivities. Thank you.)

Teacher: Angela A

Gym Games

 Have fun and burn off some energy with Coach Ben! We'll cover general fitness principles and each group will include age-appropriate drills/games to build a foundation for speed and agility skills. Children should wear or bring comfortable clothes and shoes for gym.

Teacher: Coach Ben 

Architecture Part II

This is a continuation of the architecture class offered last session, although you need not have attended that one to sign up for this. In Introduction to Architecture, we were able to investigate and experiment with some of the more traditional architectural styles. This time around we will really let our imaginations go wild!

Teacher: Ellen

Five in a Row Go!

Each week, from math to geography, your little one will travel and learn with friends in this quicker version of the popular and beloved curriculum. We will enjoy a classic story together, reinforced with activities to integrate different areas of study.

Teacher: April 

Lego Builders’ Academy

Each week students will be given tasks to complete/things to design and create using Legos. Some building will be done individually and some collaboratively/with a partner. (Each child will be provided with a Lego parts kit to use in the classroom.)

Teacher: Ellen 

Ages 7-9

Strategy Games

We’ll continue to explore various board and card games together, debating our strategy along the way!

Teacher: Lilli 

Junior Choir

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Painting to Classical Music

Each week we will highlight a different classical composer and listen to selections of their work while painting. Painting will be mostly freestyle on canvas. We may incorporate still life options if students are interested.

Teacher: Katie N 

Sewing 7-9

Children will learn more about hand sewing utilizing a few different stitches. They will also use the machines for some of the classes.

Teacher: Bridget

Anthropology through Art-ifacts

Discover various cultures around the world, what they believed, how they lived and how the expressed themselves. Each class, using various materials (clay, metal, textiles, paper and more), children will create culturally based crafts based on what they’ve learned.

Teacher: Sue

Make Your Own Atlas

Create your own country, city, neighborhood and house. Learn some key mapping terms while creating different kinds of maps.

Teacher: Heather B 

The Periodic Table: Fantastic Elements and Where to Find Them!

Did you know that diamonds and pencil lead are both made up of carbon? Or that former French leader Napoleon may have been poisoned by arsenic in his green wallpaper? Elements are everywhere, and in this class, we'll be talking about the amazing elements of the Periodic Table and where they can be found. We'll also be conducting experiments and testing some theories. We will not be blowing things up or causing any explosions (or will we?). As always, bring your curiosity and let's have some chemistry fun!

Teacher: Taylor 

Mythology

We will learn about the differences between a myth and a legend while also taking a whirlwind tour around the ancient world to learn about different myths. We will focus on what they have in common, what were their differences and how did they explain the world around them through their myths.

Teacher: Javi

Puppets

We will construct a variety of puppets. The kids will discover how to bring their creations to life with story telling.

Teacher: Nicole O.

Gym Games

 Have fun and burn off some energy with Coach Ben! We'll cover general fitness principles and each group will include age-appropriate drills/games to build a foundation for speed and agility skills. Children should wear or bring comfortable clothes and shoes for gym.

Teacher: Coach Ben 

Spanish (7-9)

This class will be a very basic introduction to the Spanish language. Through games, songs, stories, and activities, we will learn basic introductions and greetings, colors, numbers, animals, and some body parts. We will also practice reading and writing skills in Spanish.

Teacher: Robyn 

Ages 9-11

Art with a Mathematical Twist (9-11)

In this class, we’ll explore art and math together! We’ll focus on how math can make an amazing impression on art and vice versa. Using a variety of materials we’ll create our own artwork that explores the use of symmetry, patterns, and shapes. Creating stamps for tilings, designing tesselations, creating a class fractal, and using string art to explore circles and lines are just some ideas for this class.

Teacher: Anne 

Senior Choir

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Strategy Games

We’ll continue to explore various board and card games together, debating our strategy along the way!

Teacher: Lilli 

Sewing 9-11

This session we will work on an apron and a keychain as well as other projects as time allows. All skills levels welcome. Each student can go at his/her own pace. Scissors, needles, and an iron will be used in class.

Teacher: Melanie 

Running 9-11

Running is a great way to stay healthy while enjoying the fresh air! Please be prepared with outdoor attire EVERY week including rain gear to run in.  Teacher: Laura

Learning Fair

What do you want to learn more about? In this class, each student will choose a topic to explore and research and design a project. During week six, the class will present a Learning Fair to showcase their projects and learning! (Some work may need to be completed outside of class time, depending on the scope of the project designed by the student.)

Teacher: Angela A  

Calligraphy

Welcome to the wonderful world of decorative handwriting, where even the basics are a little bit fancy. No worries if your regular handwriting is a little bit (or a lot) messy--with the right tools and techniques, you'll be a regal scribe in no time. We'll start with the italic alphabet and try our hands at blackletter and contemporary brush lettering as well.

Teacher: Emily 

History Mysteries

Put on your detective hat to see if you can solve a few of history’s mysteries: Who was the first person to cross the oceans? What are the ancient Nazca lines? Can you decipher Linear A, the language of the ancient Minoans? Was Atlantis real? And what caused the collapse of the Mayan civilisation?

Teacher: Ramona 

Gym Games

 Have fun and burn off some energy with Coach Ben! We'll cover general fitness principles and each group will include age-appropriate drills/games to build a foundation for speed and agility skills. Children should wear or bring comfortable clothes and shoes for gym.

Teacher: Coach Ben 

Spanish 9-11

Using songs, games and activities we will learn basic conversational Spanish. We will focus on listening and speaking Spanish and we will also practice reading and writing skills.

Teacher: Sheri H 

Science 9-11

Can you lift and move a 6 ton elephant across the room? How do window blinds work? How can you increase the speed on a roller coaster? To find the answer to these questions, come join us in science this session as we explore simple machines. From identifying various types of simple machines to designing their own, students will use a hands-on approach to learn about simple machines. Through experiments, demonstrations, and class discussions, we will study how gears, pulleys, levers, inclined planes, etc. are useful in everyday life.

Teacher: Angela D

Ages 12 and up

Math with an Artistic Flair (12+)

We’ll explore how art can make an amazing impression on math and vice versa. We’ll work with a variety of materials to draw, paint, color, design, and create as we explore ideas such as circle patterning, fractals, and geometric constructions. “People have the mistaken impression that mathematics is just equations. In fact, equations are just the boring part of mathematics.”-Stephen Hawking

Teacher: Anne 

Show Choir

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Sewing 12+

This session we will work on a a keychain and a pair of PJ Pants. All skills levels welcome. Each student can go at his/her own pace. Scissors, needles, and an iron will be used in class.

Teacher: Melanie 

Writing Short Stories

Students will work at their own level and pace to create a short story of their making, which incorporates the elements of short stories taught in class. Students who took this class last session have the option of continuing work on the same story or starting a new story. Students new to the course will not be at any disadvantage at learning the craft of short story writing.

Teacher: Ken

Running Class 12+

Join us for an easy paced run while enjoying the spring weather!

Teacher: Anitra 

Backgammon

Learn to play or improve your current backgammon game. Hands-on board play and teacher instruction covering the basic tools of the game—the odds, analyzing moves with math, and the key concepts of play. 

Teacher: Jeffrey

Business and Careers (12+)

Well-known business owners and companies in our area will be visiting the classroom to present their personal stories. They’ll each tell you how they decided on their career, specifics on how they opened and built their business, the economics of business ownership as it pertains to them, what type of education (if any) one needs to work and advance in their industry, and more. Question and answer sessions will make this class highly interactive. Special guest speakers include Mike Romano of the Romano auto dealerships, Wegmans, Deana Bollinger Ingram of The Bollinger Group/Weichert Realtors, Drs. Juan and Dorothy Kassab of Smile Solutions, the Honorable Kate Rosenthal, and more! All co-op parents are welcome to sit in as well.

Teacher: Juliet 

Art

 No plan just yet, but it will be awesome!! Teacher: Caroline
 

Gym Games

Have fun and burn off some energy with Coach Ben! We'll cover general fitness principles and each group will include age-appropriate drills/games to build a foundation for speed and agility skills. Children should wear or bring comfortable clothes and shoes for gym. Teacher: Coach Ben

Board Game Creations

From concept to creation You will use your imagination to create, design, and develop all aspects of your very own board game.

Teacher: Stephanie S 

Junior Close Reads Book Club

Our group will discuss and look for simple literary themes from the selected novel, True Grit by Charles Portis. Using a gentle introduction to commonplace books, we will share selected quotes and excerpts from our readings. Disclaimer: Parents, this novel is a western that deals with many mature issues such as language and violence.

Teacher: April