Our Classes

Session 4 Spring Classes

Classes begin Friday, April 5

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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.

Teachers: Danielle C., Karra B., and Susannah P.

Training Choir

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Signing Time!

 We'll learn American Sign Language vocabulary, basic communication phrases, and have some fun with signing to music! Teacher: Laurie D.

Art for 5s and 6s

In this class we'll have six more artists to look at and six new projects to complete. The goal of this class is for your little artists to create art and have fun in the process. Teacher: Janie S. 

Coral Reefs

Dive into the ocean and explore the coral reefs, also known as the underwater rainforest. We will learn what coral reefs are, who lives there, what life is like in an underwater rainforest, and some of the challenges facing our reefs. 

Teacher: Ramona P.

Felt Sewing

 Put those little fingers to work with simple hand sewing. This cute and fun creative activity stimulates both fine motor skills and imagination. Each week, we will work on unique fairytale themed playscapes that will be taken home at the end of the session for permanent fun! 

Teacher: April B.

 

Nature Study

  Stir up a love for nature and observe carefully! In this class, we will utilize journals, walks, read selections from the Burgess Bird Book and have fun with activities to engage the kids in the wonders of nature. 

Teacher: April B.

Return to Ancient Egypt

 Come back in time to learn more about pyramids, pharaohs, Egyptian mythology and of course, mummies! This session we will be doing more challenging projects. You don't need to have attended the previous class to journey back in time with us! 

Teacher: Samantha K.

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 with a partner or team. We will play some Lego-based games and there will be lots of time for independent creating. (Each child will be provided with a Lego parts kit to use while in class.)  

Teacher: Ellen J.

Fun with Food

 Each week we will read a story and prepare a fun snack that goes along with the theme of our story. We will be creating backyard bug snacks, edible construction trucks, skateboarding bunnies, carrot patch cookies, fruit filled “flower pots,” and breakfast banana splits! All recipes will be no-bake. 

Teacher: Jennifer F.

Ages 7-8

Growth Mindset Meets Art

  Each week we will read (aloud) and discuss a short book that highlights building resilience and a growth mindset, do a growth mindset exercise, and then we will do an art project that follows along with the theme of the book. 

Teacher: Ellen J.

Junior Choir

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Mindfulness Yoga

  In this class we will be working towards developing our super power, mindfulness. We will begin our time together with a short mindfulness activity by doing breathing exercises, making a calm down jar, sensory activities, coloring, painting, and reading. We will then take to our yoga mats to learn how to focus and center ourselves by learning fun and challenging poses, breathing, and basic anatomy. (Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one. If you do not, we may have some to borrow.) 

Teacher: Kimberly L.

Cooking

 Chefs Needed! In this session’s cooking class we will continue to work on our cooking skills such as measuring, mixing, leveling, and the importance of reading the recipe details to ensure a successful outcome. We will be using normal baking ingredients such as raw egg, unbleached flour, and sugar. The recipes are not gluten free but can be made nut free to accommodate any chefs with nut allergies. Teacher: Jennifer F. 

Play n Learn Math

  Geared towards 2nd grade level math, kids will learn about money, measurements, multiplication, addition, subtraction, place values, number lines and more.
Kids will have fun through body movement, playing with dice and games, partnering and group activities. Learn how math can be fun!
If your child has anything they are stuck on, we can add that into our fun! Just let me know before class starts! 

Teacher: Sue L.


Coral Reefs

 Dive into the ocean and explore the coral reefs, also known as the underwater rainforest. We will learn what coral reefs are, who lives there, what life is like in an underwater rainforest, and some of the challenges facing our reefs. 

Teacher: Ramona P.

Learning with Model Magic

  Come and learn science, ELA, math and more all while we play with Model Magic! Teacher: Julie S.

Window Gardens

  Throughout the session, we will learn about plants and what they need to live. Each child will create a small window garden to take home at the end of the session. 

Teacher: Danielle C.

Signing Time!

    We'll learn American Sign Language vocabulary, basic communication phrases, and have some fun with signing to music! Teacher: Laurie D.

Ages 9-10

Language

  Get ready to explore languages past and present, discover some forgotten English terms, and play with your words! We'll learn about types of languages, how language began, how languages are related, and much more! 

Teacher: Moriah H.

Senior Choir

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Art

  We will use a variety of mediums, including yarn, sharpies, watercolors, glue, markers, tissue paper, fabrics, and foam, to create a woven bowl, giant hanging stars, tie dye tea towel, Japanese cherry tree, name garland, and more! 

Teacher: Jessica R.

Mindfulness Yoga

   In this class we will be working towards developing our super power, mindfulness. We will begin our time together with a short mindfulness activity by doing breathing exercises, making a calm down jar, sensory activities, coloring, painting, and reading. We will then take to our yoga mats to learn how to focus and center ourselves by learning fun and challenging poses, breathing, and basic anatomy. (Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one. If you do not, we may have some to borrow.) 

Teacher: Kimberly L.

Chemistry

 This session students will be exploring various concepts and principles of chemistry. From states of matter to the periodic table, this class will use experiments, demonstrations, and class discussions to gain a better understanding of topics introduced. So grab a lab coat, some safety goggles and join us for an exciting class this session! 

Teacher: Angela D. 

  

Mini Maker Faire

  

Students will be introduced to various arts & craft ideas to help get their "maker minds" warmed up. Each student will choose a product they'd like to make, market and sell. Students will learn to write basic business plans, marketing through brand and logo development, basic money management and selling tools. We will discuss Etsy stores, craft shows, farmer's markets and consigning. The students will work each week on their product while learning the business side of crafting. The students will have an opportunity to sell their products on the last day of co-op at their very own "mini maker faire booth" giving them an opportunity to use real life math skills of making change and a chance to show off their creative wares. 

Teacher: Shauna M.

Spanish

   Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will be practiced as we explore Spanish through stories, activities and games. This class is appropriate for students who are new to Spanish as well as those who have studied Spanish. 

Teacher: Sheri H.

Sewing

 We will sew some more fun things that can be used or gifted. New skills will be introduced like adding zippers to small projects. We should compete 3-5 projects. 

Teacher: Bridget W. 

Detective Science

  Learn secret sleuthing, code cracking, crime solving, crook catching ways to search for clues, analyze the evidence and solve detective cases. 

Teacher: Kimberly C.

Cooking

  

Join us in the kitchen as we whip up some yummy food while learning important kitchen skills. We’ll have a delicious time!

Teacher: Katie P.



Ages 11 and up

Word-Play Part Deux

 In this class we will continue to play games, ask hard questions, have discussions, and dive into our favorite stories to strengthen our language, vocabulary, and writing skills while using our creativity, imagination, and wit to get to know our language, our friends, and ourselves a bit better. We may break out the smash-journals, dabble in photography, play outside, listen to music... the students help guide the class and the sky is the limit.  

Teacher: Ellen J.

Show Choir

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History of Architecture

   Columns, arches, stones, and bricks! This class will survey the history of architectural design from ancient to modern times. We'll study some of the most famous and influential buildings ever created, talking about why they were made that way, what purpose they served, and how their legacy lives on in the built environment today. Teacher: Gloria H.

Torte Reform

    We will be baking various desserts and eating them too. Bring your sweet tooth! 

Teacher: Corinne C.

Hiking/Running at Clark Reservation

  Join us to hike/run at Clark Reservation. A fun way to enjoy the outdoors this spring while spending time with friends! 

Teacher: Laura A.

Detective Science

   Learn secret sleuthing, code cracking, crime solving, crook catching ways to search for clues, analyze the evidence and solve detective cases.

Teacher: Kimberly C.

STEM

  We'll perform a number of different STEM related experiments with opportunities for students to explore, analyze and create. We'll begin by creating a variety of towers to explore structural integrity, leading to a design of a model of an earthquake proof structure. Then we'll move on to analyzing cereal boxes to determine if there is a more efficient shape for them using less cardboard yet still holding the same amount of cereal. 

Teacher: Anne D.

Intermediate Sewing

 We will sew at least one piece of clothing this quarter. In order to offer as much "custom tailoring" as possible, students may be asked to select and purchase their own fabric for a second project. Topics to include: reading a pattern, fabric selection, laying out and cutting a pattern, assembling a pattern using a sewing machine by sewing seams, hems, casings, or bindings, using elastic and/or drawstrings. Straight pins and hand needles may also be used. Projects will be appropriate for boys and girls. 

Teacher: Holly S. 

Spanish

  Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will be practiced as we explore Spanish through stories, activities and games. This class is appropriate for students who are new to Spanish as well as those who have studied Spanish.

Teacher: Sheri H.

Art

 In Art this session we will be working on two hands on projects. We will be creating panoramic sugar eggs. First we’ll mold the sugar shell. Then create a scene inside and finish with decorating the exterior of the egg. The second project will be string art. First creating a symbol of your choosing, then with foam core and pins you will fashion your design. Looping string around the pins you’ll see you symbol come to life.  

Teacher: Stephanie S.