2017- 2018 After School Enrichment Classes
Adventure. Creativity. Discovery. Friendship.
Registration for After School Fall Enrichments will open in August. Please check back for specific the specific registration dates.
Course Offering for Fall 2018
Lessons taught by Zivorad Djuric, ranked FIDE Master by the World Chess Federation (which goes by the French acronym FIDE), and one of only ten FIDE Instructors registered at US Chess Federation. Zivorad has experience teaching children, including his own daughters. Learning to play chess has many benefits including: developing memory and logical thinking, promoting imagination and creativity, improving concentration. Class times are subject to change based on enrollment.
All karate classes are tailored to student’s individual needs and helps them grow to their fullest potential possible. Karate classes not only focus on instruction, but also learning valuable lessons related to discipline, motivation, self-control, and the student’s continual improvement. When students are not in class they will have opportunities for games, sports, and homework time. Class times are subject to change based on enrollment.
Kodu Play – Coding through 3D Video Game Design (1st-2nd graders)
One of the best ways to get a child excited is to allow them to create something of their own. In this class, we enable young kids to make their own 3D adventures by using fundamental coding concepts. Children will take Kodu apple picking, program Kodu to play hide and seek, and even help Kodu find his way out of a maze! Students are encouraged to make the adventures their own by adding in their own ideas. Learning to code at a young age allows children to exercise critical thinking, creative expression, and apply logical reasoning.
Kodu Plus – Coding through 3D Video Game Design (3rd-5th Graders)
Kids have a blast creating their own 3D video games and adventures while learning fundamental coding concepts such as loops, variables, and constructors. In this Game Design class, we combine a child’s love of playing games with the ability to create those games through coding. Students create and personalize games such as Pac-Man, Space Alien invaders, and even get to create their very own game from scratch! Coding allows kids to use critical reasoning, creative expression, and logical thinking skills. This class does not require any prior computer/coding experience. Lessons are more in-depth and appropriately paced for 3rd-5th grade students.
PreK – 3rd grade
Mad Science “Funky Forces”
Through the course of Funky Forces and more, children will play engineer, chemist—and stunt pilot! Children will investigate physics fundamentals and bring their scientific minds to basic magic tricks. Your Mad Scientists will be shocked by what they learn about electricity, blown away by their experiments with air pressure,and swept away by the excitement of working with waves!
We are excited to partner with RDUTennis. Theirr 10 and under clinic dynamic provides children the opportunity to be exposed to tennis with more confidence and an easier way to be integrated into the sport. We will be using 10 ft nets and low compression balls for quality control, safety, and an easy transition into tennis. To help students, RDUTennis will use:
- Child size racquets so kids can feel in control
- Foam or low pressurized balls that provide kids more time to get to the ball so they can start playing tennis right away
- Courts and nets that are scaled to the size to match the ability level of young children in the indoor gymnasium.
Explore creative play with Teaching Artist Katie McCreary by using your body, voice, and imagination to learn beginning acting skills all in the context of fun games and big choices! Students will use their natural energy to tell stories in a new and exciting way.
Use your actor tools to explore the world! Students will learn creative play, improvisation, how to focus their energy, and storytelling all in the context of basic acting skills and lots of fun.
Come join Mr Eickmeyer for a class of adventurous board games. Students learn strategy types, teamwork and more as they play board games with each other. Sometimes the game is against your classmates, sometimes the game is against the board itself. Students will play Young Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Clue and more.