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  • Art with Abrakadoodle

    Abrakadoodle delivers the very best in visual arts classes! We offer multi-media, multicultural and STEAM-based programs. In our art classes students will experiment with a variety of art materials while they develop their imaginations and have fun learning about artists, techniques, and art styles from around the world. Semester at a Glance: Week Artist Lesson/Activity 1 Dutch Rembrandt van Rijn Rembrandt Doodle Paint a self-portrait using acrylic paint 2 Dutch Artist Piet Mondrian Label Mix Up Doodle Draw a Mondrian-like tree and rearrange using labels 3 French Artist Paul Gauguin Paul Gauguin Orange Doodle Create a still life using mixed media 4 African American Artist Kara Walker Kara Walker Doodle Create a movable figure using paper silhouettes 5 American Artist Darryl Norem Darryl Norem Doodle Create dimensional landscapes using watercolor 6 American Artist Roberta Daar Roberta Daar Wall Sculpture Doodle Create a wall sculpture using shapes 7 African American Patrick Davis Patrick Davis Tree of Life Doodle Create a tree sculpture using clay 8 Nature inspiration Ladybugs and Friends Doodle Create ladybugs in their habitat using mixed media 9 Haiti Houses Project Inspiration Haiti Houses Doodle Design miniature houses 10 Creative Inspiration: What artist or nature element inspired you most? Showcase/Artist Challenge Children will select the materials for their creative inspiration and parents will be invited to join in on the fun.
  • Basketball

    Little Ballerz Basketball is an educational services after-school program aimed at teaching young people important life skills and key fundamentals for basketball. Semester at a Glance: Week Skills Lesson/Activity 1 Dribbling, chest passes and defensive stances Discuss class expectations, focus techniques, calisthenics, practice daily skills 2 Dribbling, layups, defensive stances Focus techniques, calisthenics, practice daily skills 3 Dribbling, passes, jump shots, defensive shuffle Discuss why focus is important in life, calisthenics, practice daily skills 4 Figure 8 Discuss what effort takes, calisthenics, practice daily skills 5 Figure 8 competition Establish a great attitude, calisthenics, practice daily skills 6 Passing, jump shooting, man defense principles Brining a great attitude to school and practice, calisthenics, practice daily skills 7 Jump stop and shot, man defense principles Discuss mindfulness, calisthenics, practice daily skills 8 Layup with contact, 2-3 defense principles Discuss good sportsmanship, calisthenics, practice daily skills 9 Layup with contact, 2-3 defense principles Discuss a mindset of gratitude, calisthenics, practice daily skills 10 Skills Challenge Parent Showcase Develop appreciation for team and opponent. Parents will be invited to attend the last class to see all the skills that the students learned.
  • Chess with the Knight School

    The Knight School has perfected the after-school chess class and is sweeping the nation with this hilarious, kid-focused, amazingly cool approach to chess.Our coaches have a vast amount of experience teaching their students to become excellent chess players, emphasizing a highly aggressive strategy and our tactics-based curriculum. Week Lesson and Band Color Lesson 1 Welcome to TKS and Identifying (rainbow/white) Chess Basics: moves, values and names 2 Checkmating (yellow) Check vs. Checkmate and The Law of the Splatter 3 Scholar’s Mate (tan) The Four-Move Checkmate 4 Forking (magenta) Attacking 2+ pieces with one move 5 Developing (orange) Follow the Golden Rule of Chess – Develop your Piece 6 Pin and Exploit (tangerine) First pin a piece, then exploit the fun 7 X-Raying (red) Line up their pieces and attack their king 8 Skewering (lime) Line up their king and queen 9 Ladder-Mating (green) Compress ‘em against the wall 10 Showcase Parents will be welcome to join the last class to watch or jump in and join on the bead-tourney
  • Spanish

    Give your child the gift of another language with our Spanish class. Our music and play based methodology are fun, interactive and innovative, helping children acquire the language through games and fun activities. Themes vary from semester to semester. Semester at a Glance: Week Can-Do Statement 1 The students can greet someone politely; can introduce themselves when they meet people and tell someone their name; can ask someone how they are doing; can tell someone how they are doing; can tell someone whether or not they understand them; can pronounce the vowels in Spanish; can say goodbye politely. 2 The students can count up to ten; can respond to personal questions such as their age; can ask someone their age; can count how many colors are in the rainbow; can name some days of the week; can answer when asked what day is today; can explain that in Spanish the names of the days of the week are not capitalized; can say some activities they do in different days of the week. 3 The students can greet someone based on the time of the day; can name some fruits the like; can name some fruits they dislike; can name some Spanish-speaking countries and find them on the map; can say where they live and where their family is from; can say some words that start with the letter "M". 4 The students can answer when asked how they are feeling; can name some members of their family; can say if they think their family is big or small; can find the country of Mexico on the map; can say which continent Mexico is located in; can say some words that start with the letter "S". 5 The students can use some words to describe the weather; can say when they are hungry; can say the name of some foods they like to eat; can name some months of the year; can answer when asked which month are we in; can find the country of Argentina in the map; can describe some elements of the Argentinian flag; can say the names of some traditional Argentinian foods; can say some words that start with the letter "P". 6 The students can say which month their birthday is in; can say when they are thirsty; can say the name of some beverages they like to drink; can say the names of some fruits; can say what color some fruits are; can say if a food is a fruit or not; can say some words that start with the letter "D". 7 The students can say what types of food a healthy plate includes; can name some healthy foods; can say if a food is a vegetable, fruit, grain, or protein or not; can find the country of Spain on the map; can describe some elements of the Spanish flag; can describe some elements of the Spanish flag; can say the names of some traditional Spanish foods; can say some words that start with the letter "N". 8 The students can name some clothing items; can say what clothing items they should wear in different types of weather; can say when something is long or short; can find the country of Peru on the map; can describe some elements of the Peruvian flag; can say the names of some traditional Peruvian foods; can say some words that start with the letter "F". 9 The students can say when something is near or far; can name the four seasons of the year; can say what the weather is like in the four seasons of the year; can say some things they like to do in each of the four seasons of the year; can say some words that start with the letter "R". 10 Review; final parent showcase.
  • Cooking & Baking 101

    Each week students learn basic cooking skills using a variety of recipes from sweet to savory, dinner to dessert.Classes reinforce literacy, math, science, nutrition and social skills, while exploring diverse foods.This is an eight-week class and accommodates nut allergies only. Semester at a Glance: Week Recipe Lesson/Skills 1 Vegetable Tortilla Roll Ups Knife skills, mixing, assembling 2 Matcha Green Tea White Chocolate Cookies Scoop and level, measuring, mixing, creaming butter and sugar 3 Lasagna Rolls Knife skills, mixing, spreading, assembling, using herbs 4 Banana Stuffed French Toast Knife skills, egg cracking, whisking, spreading, assembling, skillet skills 5 Individual Seven Layer Dip Mixing, knife skills, seasoning, layering, presentation 6 Pumpkin Pastries Working with pastry, mixing, smell and tell spices, assembling 7 Raw Fall Salad Knife skills, making a vinaigrette, juicing lemons, measuring, mixing 8 Student’s Choice/ Showcase Parents will be invited to the last class to sample two of the recipes made by their child.
  • STEAM Tank Entrepreneur

    Calling all innovative and inventive kids to an adventure in STEAM and entrepreneurship! You and your team will design, create, and open a new business this semester. Semester at a Glance: Weeks Theme Lesson/Activity 1 & 2 Pizzeria Entrepreneur Build your own pizza business by designing your logo, menu, and pizza oven. Calculate your profit and learn more about being an entrepreneur. 3 & 4 Sweet Entrepreneur Do you love candy and want to open a candy store? Learn about the business model, how to advertise and then design and build your own candy dispenser! 5 & 6 Pet Entrepreneur This is a must for all future Veterinarians. Students will design a spa and grooming business for your furry friends and develop a business plan on how to open your own pet grooming business. 7 & 8 Slime Entrepreneur We all love slime! Brainstorm different recipes for your slime business and special containers and then develop a plan to sell your brand specific slime in the stores. 9 & 10 Haunted Entrepreneur/Parent Showcase Design, build and test your very own haunted house. Add attractions, rides and more to get more traffic at your location. Parents will be invited to the last class to join the students.
  • Drumline

    Drumline is an exciting course within the world of marching percussion where marching snares, tenors, and basses are the focus!This is a performance class where students learn the value of teamwork, rhythm and count.All equipment will be provided during class. Semester at a Glance: Week Skills Lesson/Activity 1 Counting and Constructing a Beat Students will learn the principals of counting and construct a beat that incorporates the hi-hats, snare drum, and bass drum. 2 Holding Drum Sticks Students will learn how to hold drum sticks properly and start playing on drum pads. 3 Playing Snare Drums and Drum Set Posture Students will learn the proper posture when playing the drums. 4 Counting Students will learn about counting and playing at the same time. 5 Singles and Doubles Students will learn singles and doubles and practice with a metronome. 6 Song Selection, Singles and Doubles (continuation) Students will select a song and practice the beats. 7 Practice for Recital, Singles and Doubles (continuation) Students will continue to practice for their recital performance. 8 Practice for Recital, Singles and Doubles (continuation) Students will continue to practice for their recital performance. 9 Practice for Recital Students will continue to practice for their recital performance. 10 Recital Day Parents will be invited to the last class to see their child’s performance.
  • Launch Dance Works

    Your children will be introduced to all major styles of dance, including ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, and hip-hop in an upbeat and encouraging atmosphere.Classes are tailored to each school and the interest of the students in the class. Semester at a Glance: Week Dance Style Lesson/Skills 1 Jazz Chassés, levels of movements (low and high), stretches, parachute activity 2 Lyrical Grand jeté, tours and continuing with previous skills, stretches, rainbow streamers activity 3 Ballet Demi plié, tendu, grand battement, changement, sauté, pirouettes, stretches, dancing with scarves 4 Modern Crab walks, horse prances, stretches, students will make up animal dances, stretches 5 Hip Hop Chassés with poses, penché, stretches, dancing with scarves 6 Musical Theatre Difference in a jazz pirouette and ballet pirouette, dance history, stretches, parachute activity 7 Modern and Student choice Repeat and review steps that students have learned, stretches, hula hoop activity 8 Preparation for Parent Showcase Students will learn choreography of a new dance and decide what they want to present 9 Preparation for Parent Showcase Students will continue practicing the choreography for the parent showcase 10 Parent Showcase Parents will be invited to see the students’ performance.