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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Yoga

    Your student will be introduced to child-centered yoga which will improve their focus and help direct their energy. Classes will focus on breathing, stretching and poses. New poses will be introduced each week, building upon previously learned material. Fun games and stories are also incorporated. Semester at a Glance: Week Theme Yoga Poses 1 Calm Down Yoga Hero, tree, chair, downward dog, warrior 2 2 Ocean Yoga Locust, dolphin, crab, jellyfish, turtle 3 Superhero Yoga Warrior 1, warrior 2, warrior 3, donkey kick, half moon 4 Insect and Bug Yoga Lady bug, snail, bee, butterfly, frog 5 Garden Yoga Tree, frog, seed, flower, shrub 6 Spring Yoga Mountain, tree, bird, rain, planting 7 ABC Yoga Letter poses A-E 8 Balance Mountain, tree, half moon, warrior 3, chair 9 Sun Salutation Sky, jellyfish, sandcastle, dolphin, plank 10 Parent Showcase Parents will be invited to join students for a yoga session.
  • 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.
  • 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!