MONART DRAWING CLASSES
Want to improve your child’s fine motor skills, attention span and handwriting? Then join us for Monart drawing classes with your friends from WMS and TIS right after school on campus! Students learn the basics of drawing while experimenting with new media including design quality markers, colored pencils, chalk pastel, watercolor and much more. Tuition includes all high quality materials. We hope to see you there!
Meets Wednesdays 3:00-4:15pm, Ages: 1st-5th grade, in Lower Elementary Classroom
LEARNING WITH LEGOS
Lego Corp. has designed several advanced language arts, math and applied science sets and curriculums for classroom use. Learning With Legos program uses several of these sets including Story Starters, Simple Machines, Early Structures, More To Math, Learn To Learn and Build To Express. All of these different sets will be used in each semester of Learning With Legos classes. Students with different interests will all enjoy the variety of curriculum in each semester (please see detailed descriptions for each curriculum below).
Meets Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm, ages: K-2nd grade, in Lower Elementary Classroom
Meets: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct. 5, 12, 26
Meets: Jan. 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15
Lego Story Starters curriculum is specifically designed to support language arts. The goals are to enhance students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Lego Early Simple Machines, Simple Machines and Early Structures are pre-robotics sets which are perfect for any child that has an interest in science, technology, engineering, math, building and inventing or working with their hands. The problem solving, hands-on activities will help develop students’ understanding of basic physical and applied science and mechanical principals such as gears, pulleys, levers, wheels and axles.
More To Math introduces a new math challenge with each lesson and students are urged to solve the problem using Lego bricks. This curriculum is designed to encourage students to have a positive attitude towards solving math problems.
Learn To Learn Children learn best when they experience things first-hand and within a meaningful context. This new Lego curriculum awakens student’s natural curiosity and challenges them to build something functional or meaningful.
Build To Express enables students to build their way to better communication skills. It creates a highly motivational, non-judgmental environment for students to express their thoughts and feelings.