Each trimester Belmont Day offers a range of exciting classes led by enthusiastic teachers.
Enrichment classes are offered Monday through Thursday, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and is often limited to ten students per class. Our classes often fill, and when this occurs, we maintain waiting lists.
To ensure the quality of the program, curriculum, and classroom community, we do not move students to alternate classes once the trimester has begun.
Below are our class offerings for Trimester 3 of the 2022-23 school year.
If an enrichment class must be unexpectedly canceled on a given day, students will join After School for the class period.
Yoga Theater – pre-k to grade 2 | Mrs. Peterman | $337
Students will build focus, strength, flexibility, mindfulness, and self-management through art, theater elements, and performance. They will practice tomorrow yoga poses, breathing techniques, self-calming tools, and more.
LEGO Design – pre-k & kindergarten | Ms. Small | $337
Students will learn foundational coding skills through weekly design challenges—”How tall is the tallest tower you can build? Will the duck be able to travel over the bridge?”—and build robots that can move and dance using LEGO bricks.
Knitting – grades 3-5 | Teacher Craine & Ms. Williamson | $337
Students will learn how to knit and pearl to make squares that will be combined for a blanket or other art piece. They will learn to follow a variety of patterns depending on their interests and developing skills. Students will explore both the history of knitting and the social power behind the craft. All experience levels are welcome.
Cool Crafts, Part 2 – pre-k & kindergarten | Ms. Brown | $400
HipStitch instructor Ms. Brown will introduce students to a variety of arts and crafts, including weaving, designing a dinosaur, printing on fabric, and creating unique pillows and bags. Students will also make pom-poms, friendship bracelets, and more.
Zootopia – grades 1 & 2 | Mr. Parsons | $337
Students will expand their knowledge of endangered species and explore animal rights activism around the world. They will discover extinct ecosystems, make animal foot casts, and more.
Will it Float? – grades 3-5 | Ms. Small | $337
Cardboard + tape + creativity = A BOAT. Students will create and test designs to build a cardboard boat that they can actually climb into. They will experiment with buoyancy, drag, and absorption and learn about classic boat designs in maritime history. We hope to paddle our boats across the BDS pool in a cardboard boat regatta.
Little Inventors – pre-k & kindergarten | Mrs. Martha | $375
In this project-based class, students will identify a problem or challenge to solve and then create inventions that solve it. Students will also learn about inventors and how their innovations have changed our everyday lives.
Jewelry Making – grades 1 & 2 | Ms. Restrepo | $337
Students will learn basic techniques for making earrings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets using metal wire, elastic thread, stones, and other materials including flowers and leaves that they collect during walks on campus.
LEGO Engineering – grades 3-5 | Ms. Small | $337
With LEGO Education Spike Essential kits students might design and build their own amusement park or the fastest racecar in the land. With the power of LEGO bricks, motors, and block coding they will bring robots to life.
Fiber Arts & More – grades 1-2 | Ms. Brown | $400
This class will introduce students to textile art techniques such as knitting, crochet, embroidery, and felting. Students will also dive into creative crafts and additional artistic techniques that expand and explore these skills. Students will end each class with a completed piece of art.
Action Bus – pre-k & kindergarten | Coach K | $375
This mobile gym features tumbling tools plus fun and age-appropriate obstacle courses. Students will learn to use a zip line, trapeze bar, and hanging rings while developing their gross motor and tumbling skills.
LEGO Design 2 – grades 1-2 | Ms. Small | $337
A pile of LEGO bricks can be turned into a million different designs—the possibilities are endless. Combining STEAM skills and team building, students will work together to solve problems using LEGO bricks, motors, and the early stages of coding.
Comic Book Studio—Part 2 of How to Be a Cartoonist – grades 3-5 | Mr. Todd | $450
Students will get personalized coaching in the writing and drawing of their comic book, graphic novel, or collection of comic strips/cartoons with Scholastic/Graphix graphic novelist Jonathan Todd. Participants will develop their fiction or non-fiction project and get feedback from peers. Todd will also cover special topics in graphic storytelling, including creating a sense of place, depicting the passage of time, creating subplots, and integrating fun, bonus elements into your comic book. Todd is the author/illustrator of “Timid.”
Questions? Contact Blair Fross