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Through a partnership with the Dobbs Ferry PTSA, Curiositas offers an array of interesting after-school STEAM enrichment programs for Dobbs Ferry students in grades 1 – 5.  The program, known as KICS (Kids Imagine Create Solve) is held at Springhurst Elementary School, immediately following dismissal.

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Learn more about KICS at this LINK

WINTER 2018 REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY JANUARY 8th @ 12 NOON!!

CLASSES START JANUARY 22, 2018

 

 

 

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CLASSES FOR GRADES K-5

WORLD MYTHOLOGY: GLORIOUS STORIES

MONDAY | 8 weeks | 2:45-3:45 PM
Grades K-1 | Cost: $190 |  Begins January 22nd

Through stories and art, early elementary students are introduced to the gods, goddesses and magical beings of Greek and Roman literature and lore. Each week will be an exploration of myths from around the globe through readings and then students will create a project based on the themes that are the basis for so much world literature. Encourages both creativity and craftsmanship as well and language skills.

Class Notes:  Requires sitting, listening and reading time. Involves working with hands and a variety of materials; collaborative and critical thinking skills.

Classes will meet 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19. Make-up Date: 3/26). No class: 2/19


DAVINCI WORKSHOP: OUTRAGEOUS MACHINES

MONDAY | 8 weeks | 2:45-3:45 PM
Grades 1-2 | Cost: $190 |  Begins January 22nd

Original ideas are the ones no one has thought of yet. You have original ideas and we want to use them! Let’s draw out some of these crazy ideas as Leonardo did – let loose our imaginations, do away with limitations. We’ll use Leonardo’s notebooks as inspiration and each week we’ll take a theme and draw out an invention in our notebook and then make a model of it using new and recycled materials. In this class every idea is given life as we examine Leonardo’s inventions and the ones that are still used today.

Class Notes:  Requires sitting, listening and following directions. Involves working with hands and a variety of materials to model projects after an example.  Collaborative and individual work using critical thinking skills.

Classes will meet 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19. Make-up Date: 3/26). No class: 2/19


PROGRAMMING w/ TYNKER Gr. 3-5

MONDAY | 8 weeks | 3:05-4:05 PM
Grades 3-5 | Cost: $190 |  Begins January 22nd

We are excited to add the TYNKER programming platform to our popular coding classes at Springhurst! TYNKER introduces concepts of programming to students at all levels in interactive sessions that challenge students to achieve new programming tasks.  The instructor introduces programming concepts and then assists students in achieving their individual goals. NOTE: TYNKER is a subscription based program. Students will be provided access to the program for use for the duration of the class. At conclusion, access to the program can be obtained through https://www.tynker.com/.

Class Notes:  Must be able to work individually, share with the group, and be willing to follow instructions.

Classes will meet 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19. Make-up Date: 3/26). No class: 2/19


STEAM LAB K101

TUESDAY | 8 weeks | 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Grades K| Cost: $190 |  Begins January 23rd   

This is our introduction to science class, specially designed for our Kindergarten students, where kids get a taste of a variety of themes including life sciences, engineering, mathematics and technology. The class introduces the concept of exploration through experimentation, hands-on labs and observation.  Some classes provide a hands-on project some of which will be taken home at the end of class.  Students keep their science journals with a record of their projects and observations.

Class Notes: Involves sitting, paying attention, following directions and working with hands and a variety of materials

Classes will meet 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20. Make-up Date: 3/27). No class: 2/20

 


INTRO to TYNKER Gr. 1-2

TUESDAY | 8 weeks | 2:45-3:45 PM
Grades 1-2 | Cost: $190 |  Begins January 22nd

We are excited to add the TYNKER programming platform to our popular coding classes at Springhurst! TYNKER introduces concepts of programming to students at all levels in interactive sessions that challenge students to achieve new programming tasks.  The instructor introduces programming concepts and then assists students in achieving their individual goals. NOTE: TYNKER is a subscription based program. Students will be provided access to the program for use for the duration of the class. At conclusion, access to the program can be obtained through https://www.tynker.com/.

Class Notes:  Must be able to work individually, share with the group, and be willing to follow instructions.

Classes will meet 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20. Make-up Date: 3/27). No class: 2/20


TEXTILE ARTS

TUESDAY | 8 weeks | 3:05-4:05 PM
Grades 3-5 | Cost: $190 |  Begins January 23rd  

In this class students are introduced to a variety of textile arts, including hand sewing, weaving, embroidery, stamping and painted fabrics. Students will create their own projects to take home. Students may be required to bring in certain materials at the start of class, which will be converted to take-home personalized projects.

Class Notes: Involves working with materials.  Requires listening skills, following directions, working individually, and attention to detail.

Classes will meet 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20. Make-up Date: 3/27). No class: 2/20

 


ACTING UP!

THURSDAY| 8 weeks | 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Grades K-2 | Cost: $190 |  Begins January 25th

Participants are introduced to theater games and exercises designed to free their imaginations, build self confidence in front of an audience, and encourage collaboration with peers. Students will create characters and develop scenes through theatre games, acting exercises and improvisation. This interactive, theatrical experience promises to be a journey of all the senses filled with fun, creativity, great story telling and lots of imagination!

Class Notes: Involves listening to direction and working collaboratively with others. 100% participation is expected.

Classes will meet 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22 (Make-up Date: 3/29), No class: 2/22


CURIOUS ENGINEERS: GO WITH THE FLOW

THURSDAY | 8 weeks | 3:05 – 4:05 PM
Grades 3-5 | Cost: $190 |  Begins January 25th

In the Curious Engineer’s Lab, we’ll study what makes airplanes fly, boats float, and even how traffic moves with fun and interactive projects, challenges and experiments that illustrate the fundamental principles of fluid dynamics and how they affect common things around us like air and water. The class will conduct experiments that illustrate why certain objects and materials behave the way they do and how mankind has used these principles to build cities, launch rockets and explore the ocean.

Class Notes: This class involves handling substances and tools to conduct labs and experiments. Basic writing and drawing skills are used to maintain a lab journal.

Classes will meet 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22 (Make-up Date: 3/29), No class: 2/22

 


 

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145 Palisade Street, Suite 2S, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

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