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Announcing New Enrichment Classes

February 21, 2019

New enrichments classes have been added for the Session 3, the final session of the school year that runs from Monday, March 12 to Friday, June 6. We are still offering our fan favorites. Please see the registration form for full class listings.

MONDAY

Wizarding & Quitdditch {Grades 3-5 | Ms. Buck}
Calling all wizards and witches, we are now accepting students in the Belmont Day School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Children will  get sorted into houses, create wands, learn spells, await owls, and hop on a broom to learn the magical sport of Quidditch.

Fractured Fairy Tales {Grades pre-k and kindergarten | Ms. Gruzynski}
Students will read various fairy and folk tales from around the world and then develop and build a project reflecting the story. Projects will vary from creating components for a fairy garden with clay, to designing and decorating a castle, to creating puppets.

TUESDAY

Monet to Me {Grades pre-k and kindergarten | Ms. Gruzynski}
The class will introduce students to a variety of artists and art techniques from around the world and to works as diverse as early cave drawings, Monet’s impressionist art, and Jackson Pollock’s expressionist paintings. The class will end with a gallery show, where students can share their work with families.

Flag Football I {Grades 1 and 2 | Mr. Santos}
This non-contact version of football features similar rules except the players must remove the ball carrier’s flag from a Velcro belt to end the down. Through an exciting mix of instruction, drills, and games students will develop the fundamental skills of passing, catching, running, and defending. Activities will promote teamwork, winning with humility, and losing gracefully. Safety is the number one priority and Mr. Santos will lead age-appropriate activities and enforce a no-contact rule.

WEDNESDAY

WEDO Robotics {Grades 1 and 2 | Ms. Grunzyski}
Students will be challenged to design, implement, and share solutions to robotic challenges. The session will start with learning the basics of the LEGO® WEDO robotics kit and app, later moving on to solving various open-ended problems. Students will develop building and programming skills while working collaboratively.

Flag Football II {Grades 3-5 | Mr. Santos}
This non-contact version of football features similar rules except the players must remove the ball carrier’s flag from a Velcro belt to end the down. Through an exciting mix of dynamic warm-ups, instruction, drills, and skill challenges students will develop the fundamental skills of passing, catching, running, and defending. Safety is the number one priority and Mr. Santos will lead age-appropriate activities and enforce a no-contact rule. The class also includes lessons about sportsmanship, perseverance, and leadership.

THURSDAY

Super Santos Stars {Grades pre-k and kindergarten | Mr. Santos}
This class is designed for students to have fun trying a variety of games and sports while maximizing their flexibility, balance, coordination, and self esteem. Activities will develop hand-eye coordination, promote team-building, and develop skills such a throwing, catching, running, and perhaps even a little tumbling.

Will It Float {Grades 3-5 | Ms. Gruzynski}
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 test our boats and paddle them across the BDS pool in a cardboard boat regatta.

Clown Class {Grades 1 and 2 | Mr. Parsons}
Theatrical clowning teaches many things about performing: how to create an energized presence, how to sustain the pleasure of playing in the moment, and above all else, it helps us accept our own unique ridiculousness, which in turn paves the way for true theatrical expression. We will cover many fun performance-based activities including masked performance, hat tricks, juggling, makeup, balloon creatures, and building an act.

FRIDAY

Dungeons & Dragons {Grades 4-8 | Mr. Brewer}
Heroes wanted for service by Her Majesty The Queen. The Kingdom requires brave heroes to combat a growing evil threatening the land. All witches, wizards, rangers, rogues, clerics, and fighters should make haste to the castle center and announce themselves. Danger and adventure is upon our very threshold! Who dares to answer the call? Students who join us will learn how to run their own campaign in Pathfinder’s Dungeons & Dragons.

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