WINTER 2018 After School Enrichment Course Selections

MONDAYS

         Mondays: February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19,  – Make-Up Day (if needed) March 26

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAYS 

         Tuesdays:  February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, – Make-Up Day (if needed) March 20

 

  

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

 

 

Tennis Grades 1-5

The after school tennis program offers a fun way to learn the game of tennis as a sport for life. Participants will learn to perfect their strokes in a non-competitive atmosphere as we build confidence by having them hit, run and blast. Lots of games and prizes too.

 

This course is taught by Jonathan Chase of Chase Tennis and the Ridgefield Recreation

 

Min/Max. 8/14 Cost: $125

 

 

 

WEDNESDAYS

Wednesdays: February 7, 14, 21, 28,  March 7, 14, – Make-Up Day (if needed) March 21

Make A Movie Will Also Meet On March 21 & 28 with a Make-up Day (if needed) April 4

 
 

  

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

 

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

  

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

WINTER 2018 Before School Enrichment Course Selections

WEDNESDAYS 7:45am-8:30am

Dates: Jan. 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21

 

French       Grades 1 – 5

The goal is to teach a new language, a new culture and have fun at the same time!!! Through fun songs, games, art and craft, reading stories and much more your child will learn basic vocabulary and how to speak with a flawless accent. Your child will be completely immersed in the chosen language. LinguaKids teachers are friendly, energetic native speakers.  The children hear the language from a native speaker and repeat words and phrases as they should be spoken. 

Last session more than 500 children were enrolled in LinguaKids before and after school programs throughout more than 20 schools in Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County,NY.

Min/Max: 4/12 Cost: $160

 

Spanish       Grades 1 – 5

The goal is to teach a new language, a new culture and have fun at the same time!!! Through fun songs, games, art and craft, reading stories and much more your child will learn basic vocabulary and how to speak with a flawless accent. Your child will be completely immersed in the chosen language. LinguaKids teachers are friendly, energetic native speakers.  The children hear the language from a native speaker and repeat words and phrases as they should be spoken. 

Last session more than 500 children were enrolled in LinguaKids before and after school programs throughout more than 20 schools in Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County,NY.

Min/Max: 4/12 Cost: $160