(april 9 - june 4)

Cooking by the Book

Mondays / 2:45 - 5:00 pm

Each week we will read a children's picture book that has some connection to food. The references may be obvious, such as in The Gingerbread Man or not so obvious, like Yoko, the story of a girl who brings sushi for lunch.  We will then make the food written about in the story and explore if we like it … or not. No matter what, the process of creating and cooking will be great fun. We will also keep a diary of recipes and reviews of our culinary masterpieces.

  • Teacher: Kate Weeden
  • Class Dates: April 9, 2018-June 4, 2018 (no enrichment on May 28, 2018)
  • Cost: $450

Roots & Shoots

Tuesdays / 2:45 - 5:00 pm

In this enrichment class, we will be starting our very own Roots & Shoots chapter. Roots & Shoots is a youth service program created by Dr. Jane Goodall in 1991. Their mission is to foster respect and compassion for all living things, promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment. This program will include nature walks, mapping our community, animal studies, and more!

  • Teacher: Annie Butler
  • Class Dates: April 10, 2018-May 29, 2018
  • Cost: $450

de Puerta a Puerta - Spanish Language and Culture

Wednesdays / 2:45 - 5:00 pm

Research shows that the many benefits, both cognitive and social, of early exposure to a second language will last throughout a child’s lifetime. Our Spanish enrichment program, taught by a native Spanish speaking teacher from Columbia, offers children the opportunity to fall in love with a different culture: its language, music, and food. By discovering new vocabulary words, games, arts & craft activities, music and movement, children will have the opportunity to experience and learn about the wonderful Hispanic culture.

  • Instructor: Natalia Renteria Mosquera
  • Class Dates: April 11, 2018-May 30, 2018 
  • Cost: $450

Cave Painting to Current Making: Hands-on Art History

thursdays / 2:45 - 5:00 pm

Each week we will be looking at a different artist and examining their art and art making process.  Techniques will range from traditional painting and sculpture, to more experimental and contemporary methods of creating such as street art and light installation.  Artists will include old masters such as Giuseppe Arcimboldo and Pieter Bruegel, all the way to contemporary names like Dan Flavin and Yayoi Kusame.  Each week will be a new and exciting look at art throughout history.     

  • Teacher: Alison Simmons
  • Class Dates: April 12, 2018-May 31, 2018 
  • Cost: $450

Hands-on Science

fridays / 12:30 - 2:45 pm

Children are natural scientists. In this hands-on science enrichment class, we will introduce the scientific method of inquiry:  1) making a hypothesis; 2) watching what happens; and 3) talking about the results.  We will plant, perform experiments, and take care of animals.  We will also explore chemistry through art and cooking projects.

  • Teacher: Carol Gerstmann
  • Class Dates: April 13, 2018-June 1, 2018 
  • Cost: $450