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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Imagination Lab

    Grab your lab coats and goggles and get ready for our newest program where your young scientist will explore science, engineering & technology principles with hands-on experiments. Semester at a Glance: Week Theme Lesson/Activity 1 Oobleck vs. Slime This week we will find out the difference between slime and oobleck and record inferences. 2 How to Make Water Walk We’ve all walked in water and have the soggy socks and muddy feet to prove it. But have you ever seen water walk? With this fascinating science experiment, your kids will be able to see water “walk” from one cup to another. 3 Let’s Do Chemistry Creating mixing stations to find scientific practices, stability and change, matter and its interactions 4 Bouncing Polymer Ball What happens if you make a few differently sized balls? Does the size of the ball affect how the balls bounce? 5 How to Test the Strength of Shapes In this exercise, your child will learn how to test the strength of different shapes. By making their own shapes and then balancing books on top of them, they can observe how strong each shape is. 6 Explore Buoyancy Students will explore buoyancy with foil boats. 7 Learning about Chromatography In this simple science experiment using nothing more than water, markers and coffee filters, your child can separate ink into the colors used to create it. 8 Learning about Acid and Bases In this activity, students will gain an understanding of acids and bases in the presence of a chemical called anthocyanin. 9 Magical Crystal Tree Impress your friends by creating a colorful tree out of salt crystals, cardboard and a few other household items. Within a day, you’ll have a colorful snow-covered tree that seemed to magically sprout from nothing! 10 Make Your Own Ice Cream/Parent Showcase Choose your topping and flavor and make your own ice cream. Parents will be invited to the last class to join the students.
  • 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.
  • iCode Robotics

    In this class, students will build robots and learn the skills of programming and engineering used to overcome seemingly impossible obstacles. While students work to complete multi-phased challenges, they will realize that teamwork is needed to solve the problems of tomorrow! Semester at a Glance: Week Project Lesson/Activity 1 Introduction, Fan Robot Students are introduced to the Lego WeDo Kits and have a discussion on what defines a robot. For the lab, students build a fan robot and watch it move. 2 Crash course on Scratch, Wheel Car Students learn how to connect Lego WeDo robots to the computer on their own. For the lab, students build a wheel car robot and learn how to program it to move. 3 Movement, WobbleBot Students learn about different types of movement and how robots can move. For the lab, students build a wobble robot and program it to move. 4 Gears, Turn Robot Students learn about gears and why they are important to robotics. For the lab, students build a turning robot with gears and program it to move. 5 Motion Sensor, MotionBot Students learn about the motion sensor in the Lego WeDo kit and how motion sensors are used in real life. For the lab, students build a robot using a motion sensor and program it to detect motion. 6 Tilt Sensor, TiltBot Students learn about the tilt sensor in the Lego WeDo kit and how tilt sensors are used in real life. For the lab, students build a robot using a tilt sensor and program it to detect direction. 7 Motors, MiloBot Students learn all about motors. For the lab, students build Milo the rover and program him to move. 8 Ethics, Racecar Students learn about the ethics of building robots and what it means to make robots for ethical purposes. For the lab, students build a racecar and have a race. 9 Final Project, Part 1 Students get in groups and plan out an idea for their final project, which is a robot of their own design. The robot needs to serve a specific purpose and be ethical. 10 Final Project, Part 2 Students make finishing touches on their robots and later present them to their parents!
  • 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.