After School Activities for Primary Years (K-2nd)

 September 10-november 30

 
 

Nature explorers

Grade: 1st-4th grade
Number of students: 4 minimum, 12 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Fall 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/26
Day & Time: Monday 3:45-4:45 PM
Room: Forest
Teacher: Elizabeth Sokol

Description: Nature Explorers is a fun and dynamic after-school program that your kids will love!  Students will have the chance to learn about the natural world through games, art & hands-on activities that engage their senses and pique their curiosity. Each week we will delve into a new topic in ways that increase students' nature knowledge and promote a deeper connection to the natural world.  Examples of activities include: going on scavenger hunts, playing games that explore predator/prey relationship, and becoming different animals to understand more about their biology. The program has its own curriculum but is also heavily influenced by the interests of the students who participate.

Story-based yoga

Grade: Early Childhood-1st grade
Number of students: 6 minimum, 15 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Fall 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27
Day & Time: Tuesday 3:45-4:15 PM
Room: Primary
Teacher: Claudia

Description: Story-based yoga gives early childhood, kindergarten, and first grade students the opportunity to explore yoga through fun and relatable stories. During each 30-minute class, they will focus on a new theme as they learn to make and hold a variety of poses. Yoga helps develop coordination, flexibility, and strength while helping students release their energy in a fun and safe environment. They can laugh and marvel as they increase their skill and sense of achievement.

yoga

Grade: 2nd-8th grade
Number of students: 6 minimum, 30 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Fall 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27
Day & Time: Tuesday 4:15-5:15 PM
Room: Primary
Teacher: Claudia

Description: Yoga is the perfect physical activity for those looking to develop coordination, flexibility, and strength. Students build confidence and a sense of achievement as they master increasingly challenging poses. Each lesson will give them an opportunity to slow down, chill out, and work their muscles in a safe, comfortable environment. Whether you’re brand new or an experienced yogi, you can benefit from our weekly yoga classes for a fun, challenging workout.

Mural making

Grade: Early Childhood-1st grade
Number of students: 5 minimum, 10 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Fall, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28
Day & Time: Wednesday 3:45-4:30 PM
Room: Art Room and EC Playground
Teacher: Ms. Stella

Description: As part of our ongoing effort to reimagine and perfect the early childhood playground, we are going to paint a mural on the blacktop! Mural Making is dedicated to the process of imagining, designing. and painting a mural to beautify the early childhood outdoor space with their own artwork. With Ms. Stella’s artistic guidance, students will collaborate to brainstorm ideas for an eye-catching design to enhance their space. Then, they’ll work each week to make their vision come to life! Students should dress for mess.

Beginning strings

Grade: 1st-8th grade
Number of students: 4 minimum, 12 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Fall 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28
Day & Time: Wednesday 3:45-4:30 PM
Room: PAC
Teacher: Mrs. Higgins

Description: The Beginning Strings class provides the opportunity to learn the basic skills for playing the violin or the cello. Our lessons will focus on the individual needs of each student for learning good sound production, note reading facility, and equipment care. Beginning Strings students have fun making music while learning from an encouraging and patient instructor. Once a strong foundation of basic skills is developed (as determined by the instructor), students may advance to the Soundview Community Youth Orchestra where a move to viola or bass is an option. Students need to purchase their own copy of Essential Elements 2000 in the edition for their instrument (violin or cello) and provide their own instrument. All other music materials are provided.

Cross country

Grade: K-8th grade
Number of students: 8 minimum, 30 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Fall 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29
Day & Time: Thursday 3:45-4:45 PM
Room: Forest
Teacher: Ms. Molly & Mr. Chuck

Description: Enjoy the great outdoors while building the strength and endurance to become a great runner! Run through our campus woods, play exciting games that will give you a good cardio workout, and compete in Sunday league meets at Woodland Park with other runners your age on September 23rd, September 30th, October 7th (K-3rd), and October 14th (4th-8th). Wear your best running shoes because you are going to get a workout!

Introduction to role playing

Grade: K-5th grade
Number of students: 4 minimum, 12 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Fall 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29
Day & Time: Thursday 3:45-4:45 PM
Room: Intermediate
Teacher: Francine Profitt

Description: For our Intro to Role Playing class, we’ll be playing No Thank You, Evil! No Thank You, Evil! is a game of creative make-believe, adventure, and storytelling. Make your character based on fun descriptive traits, then set off on an adventure. Use character abilities and imagination to overcome obstacles and tell your story. Whereas conventional games constrain players’ actions, No Thank You, Evil! sets kids’ imaginations free with options limited only by their creativity. The players and guide create a story as they work together to make their way through the adventure! Game rules are easy to grasp for novice or young players, but nuanced and flexible enough for older kids and grown-ups. Kids as young as five can play simpler characters, while older kids get more sophisticated options—but they all play together! Intro to Role Playing games will introduce and reinforce such concepts as Cooperation, Linear Storytelling, Collective Decision-Making, and more! Come and join us on your first role playing adventure! Parent volunteers needed.

Chess

Grade: K-8th grade
Number of students: 8 minimum, 16 maximum
Trimester/Dates: Fall 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/16, 11/30
Day & Time: Friday 3:45-4:45 PM
Room: Intermediate
Teacher: Chess Wizards

Description: Ready to make some new friends and amaze your parents with your brain power? Join Chess Wizards this school year for challenging chess lessons, exciting tournaments, fun team activities, and more! If you’re brand new to the game, we’ll teach you the basics and get you playing with the big kids in no time. If you’re a seasoned checkmate artist, we’ll show you new ways to let your creativity loose on and off the chessboard.