Discovery learning is still emphasized with elementary students, as classes become more specialized. Students in this grade level should be able to read and perform basic writing skills. Some classes will require weekly homework assignments. Students may need to purchase books or additional resources.
Art with the Masters, Part II (1st to 4th graders)
Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (Section A)
Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (Section B)
Both new and returning students will be inspired with hands-on art activities that explore the styles and techniques used by famous art Masters. In this early elementary-level art class, childhood creative curiosity will be nurtured, and learning will look like play! Students will be introduced to the elements and principles of design, exposed to a variety of art materials, encouraged to experiment, learn by doing, all while acquiring the skills and techniques needed to create their own original works of art! Instructor: Patricia Storey
Elementary Spanish (1st to 4rd graders)
Tuesdays, 12:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Students will learn the basics of the Spanish language through listening, speaking, games, history, and cultural traditions. Class curriculum will include Difusion’s Lola y Leo, a dynamic and visual workbook that teaches Spanish while keeping class fun! Instructor: Shirley DeCicco
Journey Through Art, Part II (4th to 7th graders)
Wednesdays, 12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
In this combined elementary and middle school art class both new and returning students will set off on an imaginary journey to different countries. There they will visit different artists and learn about their styles, art movements, and art techniques. Students will be taught drawing skills to help them become art journal keepers. They will be guided on their journey and use the skills they learned to create their own original artwork.
Instructor: Patricia Storey
Science Elevations (3rd to 5th graders)
Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Science Elevations is an introductory course for elementary-aged children which builds on skills and concepts learned in Science Sleuths and Science Discoveries but serves as a stand-alone course. Students will learn scientific concepts through being curious and asking questions about the natural world, making observations, and sharing ideas. Skills are learned through hands-on activities, simple experiments, and inquiry-driven explorations. Concepts include the scientific method, motion and forces, electricity, magnetism, fossils, life cycles and inherited traits. We will use the Savvas’ Elevate Science, grade 3 curriculum. Note: this course will involve more reading than previous elementary science courses.
Instructor: Betsy Ferrer
Upper Elementary Writing (3rd to 5th graders)
Thursdays, 12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
In this class, students will develop the steps of the writing process through directed practice and literature study, incorporating mechanics, grammar, vocabulary, and pattern-based spelling. Students will read a variety of genres, including narrative, historical fiction, biography, poetry, informational writing, and incorporate key characteristics of each in their own writing. We will use the Brave Writer curriculum, supplemented by Wordly Wise vocabulary work and a variety of literature. We will also begin to incorporate IEW techniques to identify keywords and main ideas, retell passages and write essays. Instructor: Betsy Ferrer