Please read the Fall 2018 Enrichment Class Descriptions below. Online registration is now open. You need to be registered with Konstella in order to enroll online. Paper enrollment forms will be backpacked on the first day of school.    https://www.konstella.com/cd/pWZlDx

Please read the Fall 2018 Enrichment Class Descriptions below. Online registration is now open. You need to be registered with Konstella in order to enroll online. Paper enrollment forms will be backpacked on the first day of school.

https://www.konstella.com/cd/pWZlDx

FALL 2018 ENRICHMENT CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Monday

Music FUNdamentals with Brooklyn Music School (PreK-1) - Geared towards beginners, this group jam builds basic music skills through music games, reading and rhythm exercises, singing, and music appreciation.

Visual Art with BRIC Arts Media (PreK-1) - Students will gain hands on experience with techniques in drawing, painting and sculpture with a focus on enchanted creatures, folklore and fairy tales.

Acting Through Movement with Dancewave (PreK-1) - This introductory class enables young dancers to explore their bodies through imaginative movement. Students develop social skills, raise kinesthetic awareness, and improve gross motor skills. Creative games and activities are played such as skipping, jumping, singing, rhythmic clapping and improvised movement. We will build foundations of modern vocabulary.

Wood Shop with WoodShop Brooklyn (PreK-2) - At a WoodShop class our artists make and decorate their own toys/crafts. Each week they'll get to create their own collections - barnyard animals and the barn or climb onboard our safari bus and create the animals of the jungle. But it’s not all animals, we’ll be keeping things festive for Halloween, Thanksgiving and the holidays too! There are no hammers, nails or weapons of mass destruction. Our tools are fingers, brushes, paint, markers, crayons and most importantly Imagination! We're building a sense of wonder and a feeling of accomplishment.

Bit Bots with Koko NYC (K-2) - Our teachers will help guide and encourage your child as they choose recyclables such as plastic bottles, cardboard and paper to create sculptures that, when combined with simple technologies such as littleBits or other small electronics, come to life and light up, twist, turn, buzz, blink, and shake! Through the process of designing and building, your child will experience the practical and cultural possibilities of new inventions!

Soccer with Soccer Shots (PreK-5) - Register online at Soccershots.org

Martial Arts with Brooklyn Martial Arts (2-5) - These fun, enriching classes help kids in many profound ways: they learn to respect themselves & others... how to defend themselves... the importance of peace & diplomacy... and so much more.

Art of Science with Created by Kids (2-5) - Through weekly hands-on experiments, students will be introduced to the wonder of simple machines, chemical reactions and geological investigations. Students will participate in team activities like building a Rube Goldberg machine, growing cool crystals and studying da Vinci's flying machines. They will follow the scientific method and will make and take home unique projects like hand- built beakers and hand-made paper.

Animation with BRIC Arts (2-5) - Students will explore various types of animation. Students will create a storyboard and use claymation, stop-motion, pixelation and cut-out animation to bring their narrative to life.

Blues & Rock Harmonica with Brooklyn Music School (2-5) - You can take your harmonica anywhere you go; and, at the drop of a hat you can jam in a rock band or play the blues! Students have an opportunity to build musical skills, read musical notation, build rhythm skills, develop a repertoire and play in an ensemble. A special emphasis is placed on embellishing melodies to be very expressive and lyrical. Take home harmonica included.

Tuesday

Ceramics with Created by Kids (PreK-1) - This class will explore the various ways artists use clay to create both sculptural forms and functional items. Students will learn classic hand-building techniques like pinching, coiling and slab construction that form the foundations of all hand-built pottery. The students will create a new project each week using and building on those techniques. They will take these projects home after they are fired in our kiln, giving them long-lasting mementos of their artistic pursuits.

Rhythmic Gymnastics with LIDO Sports **GIRLS ONLY** (PreK-K) - Rhythmic gymnastics is a competitive sport in which a female gymnast manipulates one of five pieces of apparatus in a dance routine set to music. It is a beautiful sport that combines elements of ballet, jazz, yoga, acrobatics, and performance—no dangerous tumbling or back flips here! This Class meets 2:30-4:00.

Visual Art with BRIC Arts Media (PreK-1) - Students will gain hands on experience with techniques in drawing, painting and sculpture with a focus on enchanted creatures, folklore and fairy tales.

Martial Arts: Balance & Strength Building with Brooklyn Martial Arts (PreK-1) - These fun, enriching classes help kids in many profound ways: they learn to respect themselves & others... how to defend themselves... the importance of peace & diplomacy... and so much more.

Singers Showcase with Brooklyn Music School (2-5) - Ready to sing your favorite modern and classic pop songs, and even compose one too! This vocal workshop takes you to the stage or to the studio, building repertoire and ensemble cooperation.

Wood Shop with WoodShop Brooklyn (2-5) At a WoodShop class our artists make and decorate their own advanced 3D projects. There are no hammers, nails or weapons of mass destruction. Our tools are fingers, brushes, paint, markers, crayons and most importantly Imagination! We're building a sense of wonder and a feeling of accomplishment.

Hip Hop with Dancewave (3-5) - This open level class introduces students to the foundation of Hip Hop techniques and choreography, and engages students in the social and cultural elements unique to Hip Hop. Students gain confidence, refine kinesthetic awareness, and increase musicality, phrasing, and expression within a social setting.

Rhythmic Gymnastics with LIDO Sports **GIRLS ONLY** (1-5) - Rhythmic gymnastics is a competitive sport in which a female gymnast manipulates one of five pieces of apparatus in a dance routine set to music. It is a beautiful sport that combines elements of ballet, jazz, yoga, acrobatics, and performance—no dangerous tumbling or back flips here!

Destroy and Construct with Koko NYC (3-5) - Using screwdrivers, pliers and other tools, kids destroy discarded printers, blenders and other common electronics to get inside and see how they work. Then, using the components along with recyclables and other found materials, kids will construct new inventions or environments in the classroom. Kids learn about the inner workings of electronics (and that free art supplies are everywhere) while developing skills of innovation and invention.

Wednesday

Cooking with Ms. Millie (PreK-K) - Students will learn cooking and baking techniques. They will use science and math to explore how liquids turn into solids, how heat creates chemical changes, measurement and nutrition.

Play Gym with Ms. Boyd (PreK-K) - Unwinding after school can make a difference in homework skills and a calmer routine. Play Gym will allow kids to unwind after school and release some of that extra energy through active and cooperative play.

Fun with Paint with Ms. Daniela (PreK-K) - Students will be developing their fine motor skills while they learn to blend colors, paint with different materials (i.e. Q-Tips, cotton balls, spools, etc.) and in different ways. The students will create a final canvas using one of more of the techniques they learned.

Center City with Ms. Cordova (PreK-2) - Students will be able to engage in fun hands-on experiences through play. Students will build on social, fine-motor, and academic skills through various forms of games. Centers will include Legos, blocks, board games, clay, iPads, etc.

Gardening with Ms. Caravello (K-5) - Students will participate in both indoor and outdoor gardening projects utilizing our garden beds and greenhouse. Gardening materials included.

Spanish Games with Ms. Miriam (1-4) - Students will play and create Spanish games.

Beginner/Intermediate Tap with Ms. Chzaszcz & Ms. Hillery (1-5) - Students will learn the fundamentals of tap and participate in the Winter and Spring shows. Tap shoes are required. **If your 3rd grader has completed 3 or more sessions of tap, you may email the instructors about advanced placement - it is upon their discretion only.**

Smorgas"Board": Board Game Cafe with Ms. Adams (1-3) - “Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning” – Diane Ackerman - Pack your favorite snacks and come enjoy an afternoon of cooperative play through BOARD GAMES!!!! Learn all about classic blast from the past board games and a few new ones as you sharpen your attention span, strategize, problem solve and partake in some good old FRIENDLY FUN!!!

Cheerios with Ms. V & Ms. Lindsey (1-5) - Students will learn cheerleading and tumbling routines. They will have the opportunity to perform at various school functions.

Soccer with Mr. Nugent (2-4) - Learn the rules and fundamental skills of soccer through drills and scrimmages.

Ceramics with Created by Kids (2-5) - This class will explore the various ways artists use clay to create both sculptural forms and functional items. Students will learn classic hand-building techniques like pinching, coiling and slab construction that form the foundations of all hand-built pottery. The students will create a new project each week using and building on those techniques. They will take these projects home after they are fired in our kiln, giving them long-lasting mementos of their artistic pursuits.

Senior Activities Club with Ms. Alamo (4-5) - Students will collaborate on planning special trips, survey peers about senior events, take photos of fifth-graders, and brainstorm fundraisers or celebrations for the Class of 2019.

Thursday

Cooking with Ms. Millie (PreK-K) - Students will learn cooking and baking techniques. They will use science and math to explore how liquids turn into solids, how heat creates chemical changes, measurement and nutrition.

Fun with STEM with Ms. Boyd (PreK-1) - Students will engage in STEM challenges, science projects and building activities using common household items. Let’s put our creative minds to work and have fun!

Legomaniacs and Block Room with Mr. Jonathan (PreK-2) - Students explore the Lego & Block Room, working collaboratively and independently to build various structures, utilizing STEM concepts and engaging in imaginative play.

Dance Club with Ms. Jennifer (PreK-2) - We're going to get active, dancing to our favorite music and choreographing our own dance routines!

Mini Scientists with Ms. Caravello (K-2) - Students will learn and use the scientific method while working cooperatively to complete various science experiments. Students will engage in hands on activities as they make predictions, observations and conclusions. Some experiments will be conducted outdoors.

Art Mania with Ms. Cordova (K-3) - Students will explore art in various mediums, styles, and techniques. Students will get a chance to explore their creativity while having fun. Students will work on collages, watercolor pieces, paint pieces, clay sculptures, pastel projects, etc.

Fit Kids & Yoga with Ms. Karg & Mr. C (K-5) - Kids will explore different stretching, breathing and exercise techniques to help educate them about a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Chess with Ms. Ramadani (K-5) - Students will engage in strategy, tactics and theory to help them learn the game of chess and increase analytical thinking skills.

Insectos! with Ms. Miriam (1-4) - Students will research insects of their choice using leveled Spanish books to create a Spanish non-fiction project and a writing piece.

Painting with Ms. Pao (2-5) - Students will use acrylic paints to paint on canvas and create a new piece of art each week.

Art Explorers with Mr. Nugent (2-5) - This class provides students with an introduction to major figures and movements in the history of art. The class will then create their own artwork using techniques developed or exemplified by these great artists.

Jewelry Business - Design! Create! Market! with Suzanne Dunn (3-5) - Have a child with a passion for jewelry making? Our Jewelry Business class will allow him/her to work his/her imagination to create a unique and memorable masterpiece each week. The classes will introduce the students to the basic techniques used for jewelry design and assembly. Our young designers will choose from a wide selection of beads and other materials to create bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings and pendants. They will learn how to create unique pieces using stretchy string, bead stringing wire, chain, memory wire, leather, crimp beads, jump rings, clasps and other findings. They will be challenged to use the tools of the trade: chain nose and round nose pliers, wire cutters, needle nose pliers, cutters, scissors, and crimpers (age appropriate). Materials will be supplied. In addition to design and assembly techniques, designers will be taught basic budgeting, pricing and marketing skills that they will not only be able to apply towards building a business for themselves, but that they will be able to apply to their personal lives as well.

Advanced Tap with Ms. Chzaszcz & Ms. Hillery (3-5) - Students will learn the fundamentals of tap and participate in the Winter and Spring shows. Tap shoes are required. **If your 3rd grader has completed 3 or more sessions of tap, you may email the instructors about advanced placement - it is upon their discretion only.**

Friday

Center City with Ms. Colleen (PreK-1) - Students will be able to engage in fun hands-on experiences through play. Students will build on social, fine-motor, and academic skills through various forms of games. Centers will include Legos, blocks, board games, clay, iPads, etc.

Fun Friday with Ms. Betsy (PreK-2) - Students will engage in a variety of dramatic play activities within the learning centers to represent fantasy and/or real life experiences while working on social emotional skills.

Music & Movement with Ms. Millie (PreK-2) - Students will learn about different genres of music and incorporate creative movement. This will help students with gross and fine motor skills, social emotional practices and team collaboration.

Magical Music Friday with Ms. Chzaszcz (K-4) - Students will explore musical concepts singing, dancing and playing song games from the Kodaly Method. Students will be giving many opportunities for solo singing and playing rhythm instruments. Each class will end with keyboard practice and exploration.

Animal Club with Ms. Ramadani (K-5) - Students will learn animal species and habitats and discuss ways to enhance the quality of captive animal care.

Minute to Win It! with Ms. Boyd (1-4) - Students will play excitingly challenging games, which encourage concentration, self-control and sportsmanship. There will be LOTS of excitement and laughter with friends!

Basketball with Mr. Jonathan (2-5) - Students will learn rules and techniques of basketball through drills and open play with a focus on teamwork.

Buckets & Beats with Brooklyn Music School (2-5) - Drumming on buckets is a fun and a great way to get started with playing in a group. For upper grades, this course is geared towards the drum set; students take turns working on buckets, drums, and practice pads.

Let's Make SLIME! with Ms. Victoria (2-5) - Are your kids obsessed with making slime?! Each week students will explore different types of slime and different slime recipes - and the mess won't be in your home! This class will include outdoor play, weather permitting.

Stepping Panthers (3-5) - By audition only - more information to come.

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