Fall 2017 After School Enrichment Course Selections

 

MONDAYS

Dates: October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, – Make-Up Session (if needed) Nov. 20

 

Cooking       Grades 1 – 5

Little Chefs will learn techniques such as chopping, sifting, whipping and kneading. They will also get a chance to appreciate fresh seasonal and nutritious ingredients and how they play such an important role in both their everyday lives and in cooking. Each child will receive a recipe to try at home and share with family. This course is taught by Maria Pelizzari, a former Kindergarten teacher with a passion for cooking and good nutrition. Visit her website at www.forkknifespooncooking.com

Min/Max: 6/12 Cost: $170

 

Sports Mix       Grades 1 – 5

Stay after school and participate in a variety of athletic activities such as soccer, basketball, kickball and hockey just to name a few. This program will also focus on developing skills to improve  end enjoy physical activity. New games will be taught every week. Students will be exposed to many different team and individual sports throughout the program. Come join the fun.

This class is taught by Mr. Truchsess, physical education teacher at Scotland School.

Min/Max: 6/25 Cost: $125

 

Art Play Grades 1 – 2

Young Artists are encouraged to unleash their creativity in this hands-on exploration of mixed media, acrylic, and collage. Led by award-winning, local visual artist, Antonio Muñoz, and Patty Labozzo, a creative writer, and educational professional. Art Play provides the tools, techniques, and the freedom to create.

Max: 20 students Cost: $210 (artist-grade materials are included in the fee)

 

Magic – Magical Mysteries, Part 1              Grades 2 - 5

A fun-filled class for young wizards by Jerry The Magician! Fool your friends and family with amazing magic. You will do impossible things and even read someone's mind! You'll learn tricks with cards, coins, ropes, and more. At every class, you'll take home six new tricks, puzzles, and magic games that only you can win. Join the fun and get your own magic wand at our first class!

This course is taught by professional magician Jerry Hornak

Min/Max: 8/20                      Cost: $125

 

Music Video Workshop Grade 5

Students will create a short music video using Flip Cameras and iMovie. The class requires actors, as well as creative thinkers and technical people. Students will choose a song, then plan and create a story to tell using the chosen song. Some students will be the “actors”, while other students will be the screen writers, videographers and editors. All students will use storytelling and sequencing skills to plan their video using a storyboard. Teamwork is the key! The final video project will be made available for viewing and each student will receive a DVD copy.

This course is taught by Jim Tornatore, Music teacher and Theater director at Scotland Elementary School. As a hobby, Mr. Tornatore has had experience in film and video editing and is the Artistic Director of the Newbury Theatre Company in Southbury, CT.

Min/Max: 6/12 Cost: $125

 

 

TUESDAYS 

American Girl Club 
10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/21, 11/28, snow date 12/5 (no class 11/7, election day or 11/14, conferences)
 
 

 

Brick Bio Kids         Grades 1 – 5

This year, our LEGOtm brick projects have teeth!  Join BRICK KIDS and build entire ecosystems out of LEGOtm bricks!   Grow giant redwood forests of the Northwest and tropical rainforests of South America, explore African savannahs and freshwater lakes of the Hudson Valley,  and build the Great Barrier Reef, just to name a few!  You will be putting together all the animals and plants that inhabit the ecosystems, and also build mountains, dessert dunes, volcanos,  and arctic tundra!  We will go BIG with group projects like a shark and a sea turtle.  We will also go small with individual projects like fish and coral.  As we build,  we’ll learn some facts about plants, animals and ecosystems.  Of course, we always bring free play LEGOtm bricks so you have a chance to build your own creations! BRING YOUR CAMERA!  Our projects are always AMAZING!

Min/Max: 12/20 Cost: $125

 

American Girl Club Grades 1-5

Are you an American Girl? We will look at historic events that have shaped the "American Girl" and discuss events that make you an American Girl. Each week, we will focus on an inspiring story of a different American Girl in our history featuring a different culture and period in time. We will talk about the unique stories, different lifestyles, and cultures presented by the American Girl series. We will make crafts and accessories, play games, and try different foods enjoyed by others the same age as you in the era studied – including an English tea party, playing Native American games, beading 70’s-style jewelry – and some surprises! The last week, we will have an American Girl party, and we will talk about what an American Girl would look like if you could create one based on your life and experiences!

Please note: you do NOT need to have an American Girl doll to participate in this program!

Instructor: Carolyn Parker

Min/Max. 4/12 Cost: $125

 

Yoga    Grade 3 – 5

Yoga builds a foundation to nurture and develop a resilient and resourceful body, mind and spirit.  The breathing techniques, behavioral guidelines and physical postures of a yoga practice provide children with lifelong tools to support themselves as they encounter emotional, social and physical challenges and conflicts. By cultivating self-awareness, children learn to act or react to situations leading to constant self-discovery and inquisitiveness.This class is taught by Jessica Outlaw.   Benefits:

  • Increases flexibility & strength
  • Refines balance & coordination
  • Develops focus & concentration
  • Boosts self-esteem & confidence
  • Enhances body awareness
  • Strengthens the mind-body connection

Min/Max: 5/12 Cost: $125

 

Karate         Grades 1 - 5

Kempo Karate is an excellent activity to start at an early age, to help develop self-confidence, focus, discipline and respect for others. In a fun and controlled environment students will build motor skills by learning a series of punches, kicks and blocks. Throughout the course important character building lessons are also incorporated and each class day will end with a "Karate Game" based on the lesson from that day. All students will be provided with a White Belt at the beginning of the program. At the conclusion of the program all eligible students will be invited to earn their yellow belt at an optional belt rank advancement test, hosted at our Ridgefield studio location.

Min/Max: 5-20 Cost: $125

 

 

WEDNESDAYS

 
Basketball
10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/29, 12/6, snow date 12/13 (no class 10/18 book fair or 11/15 conferences)
 
Make a Movie,
10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, snow date 12/20 (no class 11/15 conferences)
 
Ukulele and Cooking
10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/29, snow date 12/6 (no class 11/15 conferences)

 

Basketball with Mr. Truchsess                        Grades 1 – 5

Students will learn and practice the fundamental skills of dribbling, shooting and passing. Lower hoops will be used for beginner players and hoops set at regulation height will be used for more advanced players. Students will also participate in competitions and modified games throughout the program. Come improve your basketball skills and have fun doing it.

This course is taught by Mr. Truchsess, physical education teacher at Scotland School

Min/Max: 6/25 Cost: $125

 

Cooking         Grades 1 - 5

Little Chefs will learn techniques such as chopping, sifting, shipping and kneading. They will Also get a chance to appreciate fresh seasonal and nutritious ingredients and how they play such an important role in both their everyday lives and in cooking. Each child will receive a recipe to try at home and share with family. This course is taught by Maria Pelizzari, a former Kindergarten teacher with a passion for cooking and good nutrition. Visit her website at www.forkknifespooncooking.com

Min/Max: 6/12 Cost: $170

 

Introduction to the Ukelele   Grades 3, 4 & 5

There seems to be a rising interest in playing the small Hawaiian guitar-like instrument known as the Ukelele (pronounced “oo-ku-lay-lay”). Many musicians have performed and recorded with this unique instrument frm Bing Crosby, Elvis, Tiny-Tim, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. Recently finding popularity again after the familiar recording by Israel (Iz) Kamakawiwo'ole of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.  Popular for its size, the uke is an easy instrument for kids to enjoy.Students will learn to strum chords to accompany singing songs with the ukulele.

Requirement: Students must bring their own instrument of reasonable quality. Soprano Ukeleles of reasonable quality can be purchased for about $35. Click here to buy one on Amazon.com

Min/Max:  6/20   Cost: $125

 

Make A Movie    Grades 3 – 5

Katherine Perry, local videographer of children’s parties for the past 25 years, directs students in the making of their own movie. Each child will write an improvised script for their own mini-movie as well as assist and perform in the movies of their classmates. Students will learn to edit their own movie and add special effects. There will be an award ceremony and screening of all the students’ movies at the end of the session. Parents and friends are invited to attend and students will receive a DVD of their movie.

Please note that this class runs for 8 sessions instead of the typical 6 sessions of all the other classes.

Min/Max: 3/6    Cost: $255

 

Art Play    Grades 3 – 5

Young Artists are encouraged to unleash their creativity in this hands-on exploration of mixed media, acrylic, and collage. Led by award-winning, local visual artist, Antonio Muñoz, and Patty Labozzo, a creative writer, and educational professional. Art Play provides the tools, techniques, and the freedom to create.

Max: 20 students Cost: $210 (artist-grade materials are included in the fee)