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  • Challenge Island STEM Adventures

    Each week students will be transported to a unique thematic island to tackle high-level thinking challenges using only their imagination and creativity.Every challenge experience is unique, fun-infused STEM/STEAM learning fun!Challenges vary from semester to semester. Semester at a Glance: Week Theme Lesson/Activity 1 Jukebox Spin Explore mechanical engineering by learning about the jukebox design, identify parts of a spinner, design spinners using different materials 2 Pet Emergency Learn about veterinarians and other careers, understanding wheels and axles, experiment with different types of wheels 3 Sinking of the Titanic Learn about the Titanic and design innovation, use a model to visualize a design and test the performance 4 Jellyfish Junction Investigate the results of mixing substances together, understand properties of slime as a polymer and non-Newtonian fluid 5 Magic School Bus Stop Enjoy a fictional exploration of the organs and their functions, design and build a table-top magic school bus pinball game 6 Wicked Witch Twist Students will learn about tornadoes, the Enhanced Fujita Scale, and about architectural designs to minimize wind damage 7 Blow-cart Beach Students will use creative and critical thinking skills to build blow-carts 8 Mythical Monster Swamp Students will create Greek mythological creatures out of recycled materials 9 Temple of Trouble Students will learn about gravity, velocity, acceleration and ancient cultures. Students will then design their own temple of trouble and create traps and courses. 10 Wizardry Academy/Parent Showcase Parents will be invited to the last class and engage in observing, investigating and facilitating chemical reactions with potions and making magical candies.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Piano 101

    The world of music is a beautiful place. In Piano 101 students will learn how to play the keyboard while having fun. All equipment will be provided during class. Week Skills Lesson/Activity 1 Keys on the Piano Students will be introduced to the Middle C and piano finger numbers 2 Music Alphabet, Finger Placement Students will learn the value of the Middle C and finger placement 3 Hearing Various Keystrokes Students will learn a basic warm up and learn how to listen for different keystrokes. 4 Song Introduction Students will be introduced to a song and learn the different keystrokes. 5 Learning Notes Students will continue with their warmups and learn notes. 6 Song Introduction Students will be introduced to another song, learn the different keystrokes, and continue practicing the other songs. 7 Song Introduction Students will be introduced to another song, learn the different keystrokes, and continue practicing the other songs. 8 Song Introduction Students will be introduced to another song, learn the different keystrokes, and continue practicing the other songs. 9 Preparation for Recital Students will select which song they will perform. 10 Recital Day Parents will be invited to the last class to see their students perform.
  • 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.
  • Minecraft: Adventures in Modding

    Young coders will get a taste of coding using mods (modifications) that can be a real game-changer. Minecraft is one of the world's most popular video games because it allows the player to express their creativity in designing new worlds. Using drag and drop commands, students will see that programming takes Minecraft’s creative freedom to the next level! Learning to mod in Minecraft is the gateway to a rewarding adventure of creativity and computer skills that can be taken from video games and put in the real world. Semester at a Glance: Week Project Lesson/Activity 1 Introduction to Minecraft Students learn the basics of Minecraft and controls on the keyboard. 2 Pixel Art Students learn what pixel art is and practice art skills. 3 Introduction to Mods Part 1 Students are introduced to Minecraft modding via worldedit, which allows the user to create block brushes, students practice keyboard skills. 4 Mods Part 2 Students continue using worldedit and using the selection wand. 5 Introduction to MCreator Students get to make their very first mod with MCreator! Students get to create their own custom “ingot” item. 6 Blocks in MCreator Students learn how to make their own custom block and how to change its properties. 7 Ores and Recipes in MCreator Students learn how to make custom recipes for their items and how to make blocks act and spawn as Ores. 8 Tools and Armor in MCreator Students learn how to make their own custom weapons, tools, and armor in Minecraft with their own special attributes and powers. 9 Final Project: Biome Students begin work on their final project, which is creating their own biome. 10 Final Project: Biome & Presentation Students will finish up their biomes, then present their biome and other mod elements to their parents!
  • 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.
  • Soccer Shots

    Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development.Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives both on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. Week Skill/Word of the Day Lesson 1 Word of the day: Respect Skill: Control, Dribbling, Changing speeds, Touches 3 rules, warm up, new skill, skill review, fun game, score a goal, scrimmage 2 Word of the day: Confidence Skill: Pull back, L-move 3 rules, warm up, new skill, skill review, fun game, score a goal, scrimmage 3 Word of the day: Determination Skill: Inside/Outside Chop 3 rules, warm up, new skill, skill review, fun game, score a goal, scrimmage progression 4 Word of the day: Honesty Skill: Shooting/ Striking 3 rules, warm up, new skill, skill review, fun game, score a goal, scrimmage 5 Word of the day: Sportsmanship Skill: Shielding and Possession 3 rules, warm up, new skill, skill review, fun game, score a goal, scrimmage 6 Word of the day: Sharing Skill: Passing and Trapping 3 rules, warm up, new skill, skill review, fun game, score a goal, scrimmage progression 7 Word of the day: Encouragement Skill: Defense 3 rules, warm up, new skill, skill review, fun game, score a goal, scrimmage 8 Word of the day: Leadership Skill: Goalie 3 rules, warm up, new skill, skill review, fun game, score a goal, scrimmage 9 Word of the day: Patience Skill: Fake shot/kick 3 rules, warm up, new skill, skill review, fun game, score a goal, scrimmage progression 10 Word of the day: Commitment Skill: Zig Zag Awards Ceremony 3 rules, warm up, new skill, skill review, fun game, score a goal, scrimmage. Parents will be invited to the last class to see the awards ceremony.