Session 3 Class Descriptions

5-6 CLASSES

 

Training choir

We focus on getting used to the group setting, and using our whole bodies for singing. There is movement like sign language and loose choreography (sometimes the kids come up with the ideas!) to accompany each song. Music is learned with pictures also, and memorized immediately. No reading skills required.

The theme for spring is languages and cultures. This choir will learn songs in Spanish, German, Swahili and in English, of course!

The spring concert will be May 14th at 3pm!

*If your child will not be at the concert, please let us know as soon as you know. Your child will still be welcome in the chorus, but we arrange the songs and the parts based on how many will be performing them at the concert, so this will help us plan accordingly. Thank you! Teachers: Sabine and Laura

Art 5&6

Art for 5's & 6's is an introduction to art history & techniques. We'll take a brief look at famous artists and the students will create their own art to take home & enjoy. We'll use watercolors, tempera paint, colored pencils, and buckets of glue sticks. The goal of this class is for the students to walk away from class knowing that art can be great fun. Not every child will become an artist, but every student can enjoy art. Be warned, however - art class can be messy! Please know that I try very hard to have your child leave my class looking the same as when they arrived, but the days we break out the paint can result in very creative messes! This class is designed for ages 5 & 6. Teacher: Janie

Fun with Math

In this class, we will have fun with numbers, shapes, and all things math. We will discover math in stories, art, and the world around us. Teacher: Andrea

Five in a Row

In this class we will be reading and exploring Social Studies, Geography, Language Arts, Applied Math, Science and Art through some classic picture books. Your kiddos will create a lapbook full of fun information and projects to bring home and enjoy. We will begin with one of my favorites; Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton. Teacher: Amy

Science 5-6

The human body
Children will explore what makes their body function with sensory activities and crafts that they can manipulate to imitate like the body part. 
Teacher: Amenda

Seasonal Crafts

Crafts and projects inspired by the season. Stories will be used when possible to tie into the craft. Teacher: Heather

What's that for?

What's that for? is designed to activate, inspire and reinforce children's natural curiosity in the world around them by exposing them to a variety of tools, utensils and other interesting devices. Each week an object will be introduced and then explored through a STEAM-based approach (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics). Playful, hands-on activities will help to develop a variety of skills with a focus on critical thinking and problem-solving. Teachers: Greg and David

Top Out

Top Out is designed for the child that loves to climb. Inspired by the form of rock climbing known as bouldering, each week children will be presented with a problem (the path the climber takes in order to complete the climb) that starts in a seated position and leads to the top out or finish. These problems are climbing challenges that follow specific routes utilizing foot holds and hand holds. Teachers: Greg and David

 

 

7-9 CLASSES

Junior choir

This choir learns to sing canons (2-parts), and the students will have the opportunity to lead their own choir in warm-ups. (Never any pressure!) The kids in this choir are expected to understand how they fit into the choir as a group, and work to hear the parts and the harmonies. We don't use music, but pictures, repetition, and motions to learn the songs.

The theme for the spring is languages and cultures. Junior choir will learn songs in Hebrew, Swahili, Norwegian and also some American folksongs.

The spring concert is May 14th at 3pm!

*If your child will not be at the concert, please let us know as soon as you know. Your child will still be welcome in the chorus, but we arrange the songs and the parts based on how many will be performing them at the concert, so this will help us plan accordingly. Thank you! Teachers: Sabine  and Rachel

Science Experiments 7-9

This session, let's explore static electricity and magnetism! We'll complete a number of experiments to show what you can do with static electricity. We'll make an electroscope to detect it , and learn how it works. We'll also learn about magnets, including how they work and what they can be used for, and then we'll explore the relationship between the two by making an electromagnet.  Teacher: Anne

Drawing and painting 7-9

Draw and paint from life. Still life inspirations include include fruit, flowers, decorative forms, and more. We will work with tempera paint, water colors, chalk and oil pastels, and more!  Please bring an art smock. Teacher: Michaeline

Family Fun with Sign Language

Adults and/ or kids welcome. (Ages 7-11)

Learn the finger spelling alphabet, numbers, colors, some animal, and food signs. Use sign language to help make your study at home drills more fun! Teacher: Trisha 

Art and Literature

Literature based art projects created with many different mediums. Teacher: Nicole O.

Sewing

Simple machine sewing with an introduction to patterns. The class will start with an overview of the sewing machine and move on to how to make a pattern. Each student will be making their own pattern for lounge pants and then make the pants based on the pattern they created. Each student will need to bring (a) pants that fit well in order to make the pattern and (b) fabric for their project. 2 yards per student of flannel or fleece*, washed and dried. If the fabric is not a solid color, the print should be a non-directional/random pattern. If you keep an eye out for sales and/or use coupons available (at Joann.com for example) you can find flannel and fleece for as low as $3-4 a yard.

* Flannel is 100% cotton and does not have flame retardant sprayed on. Fleece is 100% polyester and may have a flame retardant chemical added to the fabric. Teacher: Kris

Cooking 7-9

FUN, EASY, and Yummy cooking.... Even your Dad can do it! Learn to make quick, tasty meals that everyone will enjoy! Teacher: Andy


10-11 CLASSES

Senior choir

When the kids get to this age, we start focusing more on how to produce good tone, and learning how to use our voices correctly. We learn to read rhythms, and use them in different warm-up exercises.We sing canons and partner songs up to four parts. We also use folders and learn to read music from a score. Most of the music is in two parts.

The theme for the spring is languages and cultures. This choir will learn songs in Spanish, Swahili, Latin and some African-American spirituals.

The spring concert is May 14th at 3pm!

*If your child will not be at the concert, please let us know as soon as you know. Your child will still be welcome in the chorus, but we arrange the songs and the parts based on how many will be performing them at the concert, so this will help us plan accordingly. Thank you! Teacher: Sabine and Rachel

LEGO Machines

This class is based on LEGO® Education’s “Introducing Simple & Powered Machines” curriculum. Students will develop an understanding of forces and motion, energy (potential and kinetic), and mechanical advantage (gears and ratios) as we explore the mechanical and structural principles normally hidden away inside everyday machines Teacher: Lorri

Book Detectives

 Each week we will read a short story together and learn about different literary elements, such as plot, conflict, setting, character, and theme. Teacher: Angela

Miniature Broken Pot Gardens

We will incorporate recycling, working with different media (bark, sticks, stones, string, clay and paint) and use live plantings to create unique tabletop gardens.  Teacher: Melissa F.

Family Fun with Sign Language

Adults and/ or kids welcome. (Ages 7-11)

Learn the finger spelling alphabet, numbers, colors, some animal, and food signs. Use sign language to help make your study at home drills more fun! Teacher: Trisha

Sewing

 Simple machine sewing with an introduction to patterns. The class will start with an overview of the sewing machine and move on to how to make a pattern. Each student will be making their own pattern for lounge pants and then make the pants based on the pattern they created. Each student will need to bring (a) pants that fit well in order to make the pattern and (b) fabric for their project. 2 yards per student of flannel or fleece*, washed and dried. If the fabric is not a solid color, the print should be a non-directional/random pattern. If you keep an eye out for sales and/or use coupons available (at Joann.com for example) you can find flannel and fleece for as low as $3-4 a yard.

 

* Flannel is 100% cotton and does not have flame retardant sprayed on. Fleece is 100% polyester and may have a flame retardant chemical added to the fabric. Teacher: Kris


12+ CLASSES

Show choir

This choir continues learning notes and rhythms, and uses folders with music to learn most of the songs. They learn warm-up exercises that benefit the voice, and learn about breathing and vowels as a choral singer. They sing canons and other fun songs still, but focus on singing in 3 parts (including changed voice part for boys), and learn to listen and blend with each other as a choir.

The theme for the spring is languages and cultures. Show choir will learn songs in Swedish, Swahili, French, and an American folksong.

The spring concert is May 14th at 3pm!

*If your child will not be at the concert, please let us know as soon as you know. Your child will still be welcome in the chorus, but we arrange the songs and the parts based on how many will be performing them at the concert, so this will help us plan accordingly. Thank you! Teacher: Sabine and Rachel

Talk Like TED: Introduction to Public Speaking

This class will introduce the qualities of famous public speakers that inspire, motivate, and persuade.  Students will watch inspiring TED presentations and create a 2-5 min speech about a subject they know really well. Teacher: Trisha

Home Ec - Culinary Arts & Nutrition

(Don’t forget your devices on odd lesson numbered days i.e. 1, 3, 5)

Let’s learn about the difference of “from scratch or from box” baking - the cost, the ingredients and taste differences with a bake off; eggs - their health benefits, uses in baking, cooking with eggs - a cooking challenge between teams; and gluten, what is it, why can it be bad, and cooking gluten free. Teacher: Kate




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